Bridal Enhancement Guide | Aesthetic Surgical in Metairie LA

Bridal Enhancement Timeline

Facial rejuvenation, lip enhancement, removing unwanted hair, minimizing scars, and treating active acne are all treatments that require individual attention with a personalized approach. To achieve choicest results and have a satisfactory recovery, most of these procedures will take weeks or months to complete.

Aesthetic Surgical Associates is composed of insightful, especially trained medical professionals that will help you look your best. The timeline below is a guide to help you begin your planning. Our goal is to help you attain realistic goals that you can achieve with the time and budget remaining until the wedding.

After you’ve had the chance to look over our cosmetic enhancement timeline, we hope to hear from you. Contact our office to schedule your bridal consultation today. (504-309-7061)


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12-15 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Cosmetic facial surgery can address a variety of aesthetic concerns and bring out your natural beauty. Our Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger, performs the following procedures to enhance the face: Blepharoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Browlift, Rhinoplasty, Lip Augmentation, Cheek Augmentation and Surgical Fat Grafting.

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and "sucks" fat from various possible parts of the body. The most common areas are the Abdomen, Thighs, Buttocks, Neck, Chin, Arms, Calves and Back.


Laser tattoo removal can diminish, if not completely remove, the appearance of an unwanted tattoo. While certain ink colors may take longer to erase, with the appropriate number of sessions, most tattoos can be completely eliminated within one year. Sessions can be scheduled in intervals of twelve weeks.

6-9 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Laser hair removal using GentleYAG® HR technology can provide long-lasting results in areas with unwanted hair. To achieve optimal results, you may require a series of treatments that are scheduled every four to six weeks. Laser hair removal can be performed on a variety of body areas, such as the face, breasts, stomach, arms, bikini area, and legs. Through the use of laser energy, unwanted hair can gradually be reduced with each session, as the hair follicles are treated preventing future hair growth.


6-9 MONTHS CONTINUED:

Skin tightening may be just what you need to turn back the clock on lax and sagging skin. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!

4 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

LATISSE® is a prescription treatment; when applied next to the eyelash line it can stimulate the growth of longer, thicker lashes. While you may start seeing longer lashes after 4 weeks, you must use LATISSE® daily for 16 weeks for full results. LATISSE® is also a product that is part of the Brilliant Distinctions program. Brilliant Distinctions is a program that you earn points for savings on select treatments and products.

Skin care regimens are an excellent way to achieve a healthy, clear complexion. We offer a variety of skin care product lines to help patients of varying needs achieve glowing, youthful skin. This includes Obagi®, Elta MD®, Biopelle and NEOcutis. We also carry Jane Iredale® makeup products for sensitive skin.

3-6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Breast augmentation is a great option for anyone desiring a more feminine look. Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman's breasts. The surgeon places silicone, saline or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue. When you opt for this procedure, you can achieve a more youthful breast position and fuller shape.

Concerns such as uneven skin tone (e.g. age spots, red spots, moles, or rosacea) and spider veins can all be improved with the help of Vbeam® Perfecta laser treatments. Multiple treatment sessions are typically recommended, about four weeks apart.

Common skin imperfections, like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and enlarged pores, can be corrected with a series of SkinPen™ treatments – the latest innovations in aesthetic skincare.

Microdermabrasion gently exfoliates dead flakey skin cells to reveal a healthier glow to skin. This treatment has no down time, can be done once a month, treats fines, treats acne scarring, and treats aging sun damaged skin.

Chemical peels are a viable option that can help smooth uneven skin texture, as well improve pigmentation abnormalities that may have resulted from acne or sun damage.


1-6 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM™, VOLUMA®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® Silk can enhance your facial appearance by adding volume to thin lips or sunken cheeks, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and filling in scar depressions, such as those caused by acne.


1-6 MONTHS CONTINUED:

BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a rejuvenated facial appearance. Popular areas treated with BOTOX® injections include lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, near the mouth, and on the neck. Additionally, the injectables can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, in such areas as the underarms and hands.


3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Facial fillers can be used at this time to provide a touch-up from past results or for the first time to rejuvenate your appearance. We offer a variety of filler options, including Restylane® Silk, Radiesse®, JUVÉDERM™, VOLBELLA® and VOLUMA®.

Get your second treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking complexion. At this point, BOTOX® injections are typically performed as a final treatment in a series of sessions, but you can also schedule a first-time injection treatment at this time.


3-7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING:

Dermaplaning removes 2-3 weeks of dead skin as well as the “peach fuzz” on your face, which does not grow back any darker or thicker, but it will grow back. Dermaplaning gives your skin an immediate healthy glow and helps skincare products to penetrate deeper and makeup to go on smoother.

Purchase skincare products for your honeymoon travel. (Ex. Obagi® foaming cleanser gel, Biopelle® soothing moisturizer, NEOcutis Lumiere eye cream, Jane Iredale Hydration Spray and Elta® MD Sunscreen). This will ensure that your skin stays hydrated and refreshed during climate changes.