6 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid 3 Weeks Before Your Wedding Day

For their wedding day, brides and grooms undergo countless skincare, haircare, and body care treatments to look their absolute best. With a variety of cosmetic surgeries, Longevita can help you be the best version of yourself, but don’t rush into anything just weeks before your wedding. The recovery time for some procedures can last more than a month, so you should completely avoid them or plan in advance. 

Breast Augmentation 

Breast augmentation has a downtime of 6 weeks, which is why it’s definitely not a good idea to have the surgery even a month before your wedding. You’ll have redness, swelling and bruising temporarily, which depending on the cut and fabric of your dress, can show through. 

Additionally, patients have to limit their physical activity after the surgery. Rest is advised so that the body can heal. This will, of course, slow down your wedding prep. And on the day of the wedding, you might not be able to walk around that much or dance since it can put tension on the surgical area; stitches can open up, and you can bleed. You’ll also have to avoid hugging people to not put any pressure on the surgical area. So, for these reasons, plastic surgeons at Longevita do not recommend breast augmentation just weeks before surgery. 

Tummy Tuck 

Although you’ll immediately notice a change in the contour of your abdomen after a tummy tuck, you won’t see the final results for at least 6-8 months after the procedure. 

It will take a few months for you to resume your normal physical activity. And limited activity is really not an option immediately before, during and after a wedding. The post-op swelling will also not give you the body shape that you desire, and the scar tissue will also take more than a month to heal. So, plan this surgery at least a year before the big day. 


To have a sculpted figure, you might be considering getting liposuction before your wedding. This is especially if all the exercising and dieting in the world hasn’t helped you lose some stubborn pockets of fat. But you should know that according to Longevita’s plastic surgeons, recovery from liposuction usually takes three months. Limited physical activity and post-op side effects will end up ruining your wedding day instead of making it. 

Hair Transplant 

It’s impossible to underestimate how important a good hairdo is on your wedding day. If you’ve been struggling with thinning hair and are considering a transplant, know that it can take a full year to see the final results. The initial recovery alone will take three months. You’ll have scabs and swelling for a while. Also, the hair might shed before it starts to grow after 3 months. 

For the next few months, the hair will continue to grow slowly, but you have to be very careful. Especially soon after the surgery, you cannot cover your head with any kind of headwear (which many soon-to-be-married folks wear as a part of their ensemble). There will also be scabbing and swelling for some time. You’ll have to be very careful about not bumping your head either. For these and many other reasons, you should have a hair transplant at least 1-1.5 years before your wedding.  

Brazilian Butt Lift 

To fill your dress with curves in all the right places, you might be considering a Brazilian Butt Lift. Only surgeons at Longevita say that ‘BBL recovery takes approximately 6 weeks.’ You won’t be able to sit or lie down on your back for at least 2 weeks after surgery. 

And since weddings can be tiring enough, not being able to rest properly will only make things worse for you. Its other post-op side effects will also take weeks to even a year to completely go away. That is why it’s better if you have this surgery at least 1 year before the wedding. 


If you’ve been thinking about getting a nose job before getting married, get it at least 6 months before your big day. Your face will be at the front and centre of everything during your wedding. Everyone will be looking at you, and you’ll be meeting everyone up close, so anything unusual will be easily spotted. 

Swelling after rhinoplasty can take half a year to go away. Soon after this surgery, you’ll also have prominent bruising and swelling. You’ll also have to limit certain facial movements, so plan this surgery long before your wedding. 

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