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Wow At Weddings, With A Fasching Facelift

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Tue 07/18/2017 - 07:49

Whether it’s getting married, having a first child, or buying a first home, most of us today are making life’s big transitions when we’re older. The demand for cosmetic surgery prior to wedding season has therefore risen astronomically over the last decade, and for good reason: Whether you want to look great at a friend or relative’s wedding or at your own, cosmetic surgery can provide a truly transformative experience. Facelifts in particular can easily remove five or more years from your face, and all with a minimal risk of complications.

What You Need To Know About Wedding Season Facelifts

The most important thing to keep in mind when having a surgical facelift is the fact that you’ll need to factor in recovery time. While facelifts are not usually very painful, you will experience some bruising and swelling after your surgery. This is a normal part of the healing process and nothing to worry about, but it’s obviously the last thing you want immortalized in wedding photos. As such, you should plan to set aside at least a month for recovery before the big day.

If you’re low on time or you just don’t feel ready for a surgical facelift, you should be aware that there are non-surgical facelift options available as well. A combination of Botox to erase wrinkles and dermal fillers to increase skin volume, for example, can do a lot to make you look younger. Likewise, there are other injectables available that can increase the tightness of your facial skin and remove fat from below the chin. While these treatments won’t produce the same dramatic results as a surgical facelift (and they’re not as permanent), they can produce very pleasing changes. And, best of all, you won’t have to factor in much (if any) recovery time.

Look Your Best In Time For Wedding Season—And Wedding Pictures

Another reason why pre-wedding surgery has surged in popularity is the prevalence of amateur photography. Cameras tend to draw attention to our flaws, so having those flaws addressed prior to wedding season will help to ensure that you look great in pictures. In an era when wedding photos are usually uploaded to social media and shared far and wide, having a facelift before wedding season hits can provide invaluable peace of mind. There will be no more worries about unflattering images of you being uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can just relax, smile for the camera, and be yourself at every wedding you attend… And isn’t that the best way to enjoy any celebration?

Schedule your facelift consultation with Dr. Fasching today!