Cosmetic surgery is proving increasingly popular among brides to be, research has suggested.
Conducted by the Harley Medical Group, the study found that the number of breast surgeries performed prior to weddings rose by 14 per cent compared to the same time last year.
Ear pinning procedures were also seen to have risen by 17 per cent.
Liz Dale, director of the cosmetic surgery group, reminded brides to be that planning the timing of cosmetic surgery before a wedding is important.
Ms Dale told the Mirror: "We recommend patients allow a good three to four months of recovery time to ensure they see the best results on their wedding day."
There was a 6.7 per cent increase in the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2009 compared to 2008, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have revealed, suggesting that appearances are still important despite the difficult economic times.
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