Bust enlargements becoming more popular as more brides seek extra boost for their big day
Cosmetic surgeons are reporting a huge rise in the number of women having breast enlargements for their wedding day.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons says breast augmentation procedures rose by 30 per cent from 6,487 in 2007 to 8,439 last year, while one leading cosmetic clinic reports an increase in breast augmentations by 75 per cent since January with 60 per cent of all those going under the knife doing so specifically to look their best in their wedding dress.
Wedding planners have put the new demand down to unforgiving wedding dresses that accentuate flat chests or large stomachs.
Maria Yiannikaris, owner of the Mirror Mirror bridal shops in north London, told the Daily Mail: ‘Girls say, “I need to wait for my fitting”, then turn up later with very high and firm breasts. What we have seen in the past two years is what we call catwalk glamour gowns. We have a lot of slimmer, slinkier dresses in stock at the moment.
‘Ten years ago you could not use the word ‘sexy’ in the same sentence as ‘bride‘ – it was not considered appropriate – but now most brides want to show off their figure.’
But SurgiCare, which has six UK clinics, has revealed that it has refused to treat some women who have asked for procedures because they had not left enough time to fully recover from the operation before their big day. Patients need six weeks to fully recover, but it takes three months to see the best results.