Daddy do-over is the male equivalent of the mommy makeover procedure and is designed to restore a younger body shape for aging men. The suite of procedures can address loose skin, stubborn fat, gynecomastia, and facial wrinkles, but the details of your daddy do-over depend on your unique cosmetic concerns. While men don’t go through the childbearing process, many fathers struggle with weight gain and body changes caused by the lack of sleep, increased stress, and lack of time for self-care.
You can combat “dad bod” with daddy do-over in Chicago with our Ivy-league-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon, John Kim, MD, FACS.
Daddy Do-Over Procedures
Middle-aged men with or without kids often struggle with lower belly fat and love handles (flanks). It can be challenging to lose weight in this area, and you may still have excess fat when you’re at or close to your goal weight. Male body contouring with liposuction is one of the most popular requests for daddy do-overs, but it’s not the only cosmetic improvement men are seeking.
Gynecomastia causes an overgrowth of the breast (glandular) tissue. “Man boobs” often develop in teen boys during puberty but also affect older men. The condition can be linked to hormones, certain medications, obesity, and drug use. If gynecomastia does not resolve itself, male breast reduction can remove the excess glandular tissue and fat for a flatter, more masculine chest contour. Male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery is often part of daddy do-over surgeries.
Men who have lost substantial weight may have loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles from the weight gain. The skin loses elasticity with age, and weight gain damages elastin and collagen fibers in the tissues, making it difficult for the tissues to retract after weight loss. Men may have a pouch of skin that hangs over their underwear or swimsuit and want to eliminate the loose tissue, just like women with loose skin from pregnancy. Tummy tuck can get rid of the excess skin and tighten muscles for a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Some men may include face procedures in their daddy do-over, such as facelift, eyelid surgery, or neck lift. “Brotox,” or Botox for men, is a non-surgical way to reduce worry lines on the forehead, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet on the outer corners of the eyes.
Benefits of Daddy Do-Over
Just like mothers, fathers have difficulty setting aside time to prioritize their health and appearance. Male plastic surgery procedures allow dads and any adult man to take some time for themselves so they can enjoy the lasting benefits of daddy do-overs. This combination surgery provides a more masculine chest, sculpted body, and fewer lines and wrinkles.
Being a new parent leaves little time to focus on nutrition and exercise, and that may not change as kids get older. The increased stress of caring for a little one may cause premature aging, weight gain, and other changes. However, even men without children experience cosmetic problems as they get older. Daddy do-over addresses these issues in one fell swoop. Achieve your aesthetic goals quickly with a single surgery and recovery for more dramatic results.
Daddy do-over patients can appear to age more gracefully or like a fine wine after their procedure with a tighter midsection, improved chest definition, and smoother skin.
Candidates for Daddy Do-Over
Daddy do-over addresses multiple cosmetic concerns at once, and you don’t have to be a father to qualify. The primary goal is to improve your physique after natural aging, skin changes, and weight loss have affected your body confidence. You should be close to your ideal body weight and in good overall health with no health concerns that may impact healing, such as uncontrolled diabetes or a history of smoking. A consultation with Dr. Kim can determine if daddy do-over is right for you.
More men are realizing there are ways to enhance their appearance and increase their self-confidence as they age. The stigma linked to plastic surgery has gradually gone away. Daddy do-over can address your cosmetic concerns and help you feel comfortable with your body again.