"Bridalplasty": What is it? | Guest Post by Jefferey Morgan

Here's a topic for you ladies that came across my desk the other day, it's called "Bridalplasty". What is it? What does it mean? How much does it cost?  Well, Jefferey Morgan, a frequent guest poster for the blog, has given us the low down on this unique "trend". We hope you find this article informative and thought provoking!

“Bridalplasty” is a term that made its entrance in the cosmetic industry a few years ago. It became famous due to an American TV show with the same name. 12 brides-to-be participated in a competition and the big prize was a dream wedding that also included plastic surgery interventions. “Bridalplasty” was similar to other reality shows such as “Bridezilla” and “Say Yes to the Dress”, although it somehow managed to set itself apart.

The term is now an independent one, and women associate “bridalplasty” with interventions required to look their best on their big day. Very few link it to the reality show, mostly because it was short-lived. Why should young women consider this bridal makeover?

The rise of the wedding industry

Even though many American people still struggle with fighting off the economic turmoil that hit the country in 2008, the wedding industry keeps thriving. A wedding ceremony can cost as much as $30,000. We’re talking about a huge marketplace, with nearly 2.3 million people getting married annually. Statistically speaking, there are about 6,000 weddings per day across the United States.

Bridaplasty is the type of cosmetic package that can easily be taken to the extreme. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a lot of brides-to-be seize the opportunity to make at least one cosmetic change before their big day. Let’s face it; nobody has the courage to say anything to the future bride when she says she has to lose 10 pounds until the wedding.

Idealized conceptions of physical beauty

Idealized principles concerning physical beauty are everywhere. This explains clearly the main reason women would go for a bridalplasty makeover. The interventions can become an addiction; however, if you’re being careful enough this won’t happen. Women are advised to stop chasing the perfect body as perfection is a subjective term. Where one individual sees beauty another can see crudeness.

A wedding is the perfect occasion for women to have plastic surgery. It’s natural for them to seize the opportunity especially since they will have the budget for such an investment; furthermore, many clinics offer special packages to future brides, which means they have a great chance to have a nose job, liposuction and a tummy tuck at a more accessible price.

Most common bridaplasty procedures

Believe it or not, the most common cosmetic intervention included in the bridaplasty package is Botox. The procedure is non-invasive and almost pain-free. Since 2000, when women first heard of Botox, there have been nearly 5.4 million injections performed around the world. Currently, the percentage has increased by a staggering 621%. Even younger women in the 20s worry about discreet “crow’s feet” and “laugh lines”. These are not necessarily aging signs, but signs of sleep deprivation, lack of rest, or stress. Pre-wedding Botox injections are a fast, effective way of rejuvenating the complexion. The procedure guarantees a smooth, fresh, and lineless skin.

In terms of cost, Botox treatments only rarely go beyond $500. A wedding dress will cost between $1,000 and $2,000; with a bit of luck brides get to wear it once. Botox injections cost a fraction and they last up to 8 months. For the exact same amount, a nose job lasts forever. Rhinoplasty is the second most common type of procedure women would go for before their wedding. Even though the intervention is invasive, the end result will certainly exceed all your expectations.

Many brides-to-be are not interested in having extreme cosmetic surgery before their big day. Their most common demand is to look rested. A refreshed complexion exudes happiness, which is all they want. Sometimes this can only be achieved through Botox, which is not an extreme form of cosmetic intervention. A lot of people associate the term “bridaplasty” with invasive surgery; that’s certainly not the case. Brides-to-be want minor procedures with little to no recovery time, so that they can look their best on their big day.

By Jefferey Morgan and CosmeticSurgeryClinic.co.uk!

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