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bride and groom posing with bouquetWhether you’re the bride or groom at your upcoming nuptials, or a member of the wedding party, or a soon-to-be in-law, you will want to look your best for the occasion. Just as planning for the event takes months of preparation, so too caring for your appearance and optimizing your looks may be a time consuming process . Some of the most sought after plastic surgery procedures require a recovery period, and healing that produces the final and best appearance happens in stages over a period of time. Here are a number of our most popular procedures for women – and men – who wish to look their best, and the associated recuperation.

Face procedures:

  • Eyes: blepharoplasty will improve hooded upper lids, remove excess skin and smooth out lower eyelid bags – resulting in a younger, rested appearance of the eyes
    • results are immediate; sutures removed after 5-7 days, bruising and swelling resolve after 2-3 weeks; in some patients, lower eyelid lift does not require sutures and leaves no scar
  • Nose: rhinoplasty reduces a nasal hump, straightens a deviated septum, refines a boxy tip
    • may be performed without a visible scar; bruising resolves after 2-3 weeks, final result can take up to 9-12 months for swelling to disappear
  • Face: facelift restores youthful contour, eliminates jowls, and removes loose skin
    • immediate and long-lasting results (>10 years); sutures removed after 7-10 days; bruising and swelling resolve over 2-3 weeks
  • Jawline: microsuction removes excess fat under the chin, corrects a double chin, tightens skin, and defines the jawline
    • immediate results with additional improvement over 6-12 weeks; permanent effects
  • Neck: neck lift improves jawline, tightens neck muscle bands, removes sagging skin
    • immediate and long-lasting results (>10 years); sutures removed after 7-10 days; bruising and swelling resolve over 2-3 weeks
  • Fat injections: natural soft tissue augmentation with patient’s own fat
    • immediate results, fat is live tissue that is integrated into surrounding area, permanent effects but may need additional session
  • Botox: smooths out wrinkles (forehead, frown lines, crows feet) with no down time
    • effects noticeable after several days, minimal bruising; results are temporary (3-4 months)
  • Fillers: add volume to cheekbones, fill in wrinkles, plump up lips
    • immediate results, minimal swelling several days, bruising resolves after 1-2 weeks; temporary results (6-12 months)
  • Skin: microneedling with PRP reduces wrinkles and pigmentation, improves tone, rejuvenates skin
    • natural anti-aging procedure that resurfaces the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin production; results improve after 2-3 weeks, best effects with repeat treatments 3-4 weeks apart

Breast procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation: with silicone gel or saline types of implants to increase breast volume, restore volume
    • immediate and permanent results; no drains, absorbable sutures; swelling resolves over several weeks
  • Breast Lift or Breast Reduction: reshape and reduce the breasts for a more perky, youthful look or to correct asymmetry
    • immediate and permanent results; no drains, absorbable sutures; swelling resolves over 2-3 weeks
  • Gynecomastia: breast reduction for teenage or adult men with excess breast tissue
    • immediate and permanent results; minimal scars, no drains, absorbable sutures; swelling resolves over 2-3 weeks

Body procedures:

  • Liposuction: reshapes and contours arms, thighs (“saddle bags”), abdomen, flanks (“love handles”)
    • fat removal is immediate and permanent, skin contraction to produce final results may take several months
  • Abdominoplasty: tightens abdominal muscles, removes excess skin, improves body shape
    • immediate results; may require drains for 1-2 days and 4 weeks until full recovery

Depending on what you’re looking to improve, many of these procedures may be combined in order to provide you with an individual makeover plan. Regardless of whether you’re planning for a special wedding, fancy debutante party, school reunion, or just to treat yourself, make sure to consult with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified female plastic surgeon in NYC with advanced specialized training in aesthetic plastic surgery. Her practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body using the shortest scars and fastest recovery. Our office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is equipped with a fully AAAASF certified Operating Room for the safety, privacy, and convenience of her patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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