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Pre-Wedding Planning: Surgical And Non-Surgical Treatments

Tying the knot soon? Of course you want to look your very best for your big day and all the photos. With all the pre-wedding planning, surgical and non-surgical treatments must be timed out similar to picking the venue and finding the perfect dress. The timing is based on whether you decide to have a surgical treatment vs a non-surgical one.

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There are many cosmetic treatments for men and women, so consider what you would like to enhance, change, rejuvenate, or soften to help you look and feel your best. Then talk with Dr. Wendy Gottlieb at our Reston, VA office to determine how far in advance you need to have the procedure performed to look fresh and ready for your wedding day.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Many of these fall into the 6 months (or less) before wedding day treatment options. This allows time for swelling to be reduced.

Kybella Injections

Both men and women can be unhappy about the excess skin or fat under their chins. These injections are done a few months apart and results are gradual, so 6 months prior is a good time frame.


These injections for reducing frown lines and mild wrinkles should be done several months before the wedding.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can fill in and plump skin which has lost its elasticity with minimal swelling and side effects.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to rejuvenate your skin, while reducing hyperpigmentation, age spots, and rosacea. Several treatments prior to your wedding day will bring back your youthful glow.

Surgical Treatment Options

These types of procedures need to occur about one full year before your wedding day.

It’s important to allow enough healing time from sculpting, swelling, bruising, redness, and any scarring, especially if you are planning a honeymoon that includes a bikini. It might be wise to wait on a dress if you are having breast augmentation or anything else that will change the shape of your body.

These common surgical procedures include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Facelift

Ready to find out about all the pre-wedding treatments available and the timetable needed? Contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb at (703) 668-9499 to schedule a consultation.