Instead of just toning up or dieting for their weddings, many brides today are opting for plastic surgery – sometimes in place of a big wedding or honeymoon.
Good Morning America reports that breast lifts and liposuction have become such a regular parts of pre-wedding day routines that it even has a name — Bridalplasty. (You may remember a reality TV show by the same name where woman competed for plastic surgery before their weddings.)
From the Good Morning America web site:
“Dr. Tenley Lawton says she treats as many as five brides-to-be each month. For some, it’s as simple as a Botox injection. For others, it’s far more involved. Some brides have come in and paid up to $15,000 to have work done.”
“It’s a whole lot of money … We want to make sure the patient is doing this for the right reasons. They’re doing this for themselves, not just their fiancés or any other motive,” Dr. Lawton told “Good Morning America.”
One bride GMA featured lost a bunch of weight and wanted all of the sagging skin removed before the wedding. Her budget was $20,000 – nearly the cost of the wedding.
So what do you think of bridalplasty as a trend? Does it make sense that a bride would want to feel her best before she gets married? Or should the fiancé accept her for who she is? Do you think it’s for the bride or for the fiancé or for both? Is the wedding just a deadline for self improvement or is there something else wacky going on there? What do you think of trading out a honeymoon or big wedding for the surgery?