The American Medical Association news writer, Victoria Elliott, has recently posted an article about brides and their quest to look their best on their big day.   According to Brian Lawrence, owner of Local Traffic Builder, a wedding industry Web site company based in River Edge, N.Y., “There’s definitely a lot of self-improvement when brides are planning their weddings. And there is tremendous motivation for a bride to look her best and feel her best.”

According to Elliott’s article, wedding preparations in 2008 included nearly $300 million spent to lose weight, and not just for brides, but for their moms and grooms as well. With nearly $60 billion spent on wedding preparations in 2008, this $300 million was a small amount. Though most of the money is spent on a lavish reception, invitations and music, it’s not surprising that brides, and their families, wish to look great for those all-important and long-lasting wedding photos.

Although our New Jersey cosmetic surgery practice doesn’t do anything specific to cater to brides-to-be’s and their family members, we offer a huge variety of treatments that can help the bride (and her entourage ) to look fabulous on their special day. Knowing that many brides and grooms need acne scarring treatments, we offer special laser treatments such as fractional resurfacing for acne scars, our Smoothbeam laser and the CO2 laser for the deepest scars.  For older brides and moms, our Portrait PSR unit utilizes a unique technology to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin, all while creating a beautiful glow in tone and a smoother texture.

For Moms wanting a fresher face for the event and afterwards, the offerings run the gamut from >fat transfers, filler injections, microdermabrasion, laser treatments and other means to a more beautiful visage for the Big Day as well as the weeks before and after.

Many brides want to refresh their body contours as well—not only to fit into the Most Important Dress Of Their Lives but to look great in a swimsuit during the honeymoon. I have a vast array of options here including laser liposuction and cellulite treatments. The downtime on these treatments is minimal but the results can be spectacular, particularly if several treatments are performed.

For those with upcoming weddings, my best advice is not to wait until the last minute. You don’t want to be recovering from a treatment when your friends and relatives arrive or when the photographer is snapping your wedding photos!

To your health & beauty,

Dr. Mitchell Chasin

Medical Director at

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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