Pre-wedding cosmetic surgery

From The Times of India:

What's in hot demand?
There are a wide variety of cosmetic procedures that people want. While Dr Abhijit Desai says main pre-wedding cosmetic procedures are liposuction, breast augmentation, most popular being liposuction. Dr Rashmi Shetty declares, "Brides go for treatments ranging from simple things like a medically monitored facial which is more pampering, to procedures like lip enhancement, cheek enhancement and a total makeover of the facial contour. The most popular, however, is improving skin health and glow, which becomes more important due to all the stress and running around that they do. Therefore, vitamin infusion via high-pressured, pure oxygen is very popular, along with some skin polishing, peels and brightening masks. Also, a trend that has been on the rise, is brides' mothers, who want to look their best at their daughters' wedding - it's their second chance at being a star." She also says face contouring is on the rise.

Adds Dr Charu Sharma, "Brides want a lip pout with fillers, botox, peel for cleaning up their face, tightening a loose vagina, laser hair removal and laser for acne and open pores, hymen repair and breast augmentation. Liposuction is a procedure, which can be performed in the areas like abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, arms and even from the chin and cheeks, through surgical and non-surgical methods. By removing unwanted deposits of excess fat, it improves body appearance and smoothens irregular or distorted body shapes. The results are noticeable and permanent," she says.

And, it's not just brides alone, the situation can be fun with the bride-to-be treating her nearest and dearest - including her mother-in-law-to-be - to some spa TLC. During this, aestheticians assess what needs to be done and prescribe quick fixes, including chemical peels or wrinkle-fillers.

Cost, time, no bar...
Dr Shetty says most of the above are day care procedures and one can go back home the same evening depending upon what one undergoes. "That's why brides prefer these regimens. While vagina tightening takes 45 minutes, laser for hair removal is painless and safe due to the inbuilt deep cooling of the skin. These sittings can be repeated as per the need, from two to six weeks," she adds. Agrees Dr Desai. "Liposuction and breast augmentation can be day surgeries," he informs.

If going svelte and sexy can take just a few hours, are you game for a pre-wedding makeover?