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Family 411: Nip, tuck, I do
CINCINNATI (Sheila Gray) -- Every girl dreams of her wedding day.
These days, spending that big day in the spotlight means more than hairstyles and makeup. For some brides, it means plastic surgery. Jessica Warren got married at the end of the May and instead of having her photos touched up after the wedding, she got a touch-up to her face.
Dr. Alex Donath injected fillers under Jessica's eyes and plumped up her lips and cheeks. Bridal and plastic surgery websites say as many as one in three brides consider some type of cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery before the wedding. And about 10 percent say, "I do" to a procedure.
Dr. Donath said, "It's the outfit you wear every day, and in this case it's a big day."
Dr. Donath says it's not all bridal plasty. He says younger brides are more likely to choose fillers, Botox and chemical peels.
Jessica's mom, Linda, had a face-lift and an eye lift. Mothers of the bride and the groom are more likely to go under the knife.
Charlotte, whose son got married last fall, said, "The pictures are going to stand the test of time. You're going to see family and friends you haven't seen in a while and you want to look the best you can."
Charlotte had a facelift, and Dr. Donath transferred her own fat into her cheeks.
"I'm going to be 60 on my next birthday so you have an idea of what that looks like. And I don't think you want to look old," Charlotte said.
If a person is thinking about a procedure, whether surgical or cosmetic, be sure to do research and look for a board certified plastic surgeon. Look at before and after pictures and make sure enough time is given to heal.
Jessica said, "Do what makes you feel good. If something bothers you, change it. You might as well for that big day."
Men are getting in on this trend too. Eye lifts are very common for the guys along with procedures for the neck.