Do Women Spend More Time Researching Their Wedding or Plastic Surgery?

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Do Women Spend More Time Researching Their Wedding or Plastic Surgery?

Whether a woman’s getting hitched or getting stitched, the research involved isn’t easy. Wedding planning’s infamous for having a million details, while the decisions around major surgery can literally mean life or death.

How much time do women spend planning these major life choices? To answer that question, we partnered with one-stop wedding planning site Lover.ly.

Getting Hitched and Getting Stitched: The Time Women Spend Planning

Lover.ly data shows a woman spends an average of 13 months planning her wedding; compare that to the two-thirds of women who told RealSelf they spent at least a year considering having work done. And that’s just thinking about the procedure, let alone starting research or appointments.

The hard work doesn’t stop there. Of more than 900 surveyed women, 70% told us they researched two to five different doctors. Some went a step further: 11% said they looked at six to ten doctors, while 5% vetted ten or more. Talk about waiting for The One.

Where we got our numbers: All wedding information courtesy of Kellee Khalil, Lover.ly CEO and founder.

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Elisabeth Kramer is former managing editor of RealSelf Trends.

  • Penny Lyons

    Loved this article. It is a direct reflection of what we see in our practice at James R. Lyons MD, #SLIMSTART lipocenter. Belly and waist is seemingly always the first request. Arms second most popular request….but a very close second! One of my most memorable brides was a 35 year old delightfully ebullient woman with a BMI indicative of being “overweight”, even after she had lost 50 pounds with hard work and determination. She had always dreamed of wearing a strapless #weddingdress but was upset over her sagging upper arms. #DrJamesLyons explained that a #brachioplasty would be the only procedure to achieve her particular goal. At the same time, he carefully explained the trade-off of the scars that would remain. She was adamant about moving forward with the procedure. Six months later she made a special effort to return to the office with gifts for the staff and lots of photos of her wedding, as she explained to us how this procedure made her dream come true. She didn’t care about the scars that hid on the underneath sides her arms. She cared about the shape and contour of her arms in her beautiful strapless gown on the most important day of her life! Penny Lyons, RN at Dr.James Lyons, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Westport, Ct.

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