Parenthood can be tough on a woman’s body, but moms aren’t the only ones whose figures can succumb to the effects of having children. Men may find that after years of doing their duty as a father and provider, they no longer have the firm pecs and solid abs that they had when they were younger. Enter the “daddy do-over,” a version of the “mommy makeover” that addresses two of the most common cosmetic concerns among men: a slack abdomen and enlarged breasts.
The typical daddy do-over includes a tummy tuck to surgically firm up abdominal muscles and minimize redundant tissue around the midsection, and a male breast reduction to trim the excess fat or glandular tissue that can collect on a guy’s pecs as he grows older. While many guys are self-conscious about admitting that their breasts have grown with age, gynecomastia is actually quite common, especially in men over 40. Weight gain, lower testosterone levels and medication may contribute to gynecomastia, making dads reluctant to bare their bodies in public.
A flaccid abdomen can literally be the soft underbelly of a dad’s self-image. Years of manning the carpool, sitting behind a desk and eating fast-food between board meetings can leave a father’s abdomen in less than stellar shape. After a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, men may enjoy a firmer midsection and a leaner profile. A daddy do-over may help men feel more confident about displaying their bodies in swim trunks or form-fitting shirts.
Physically healthy men who are close to their ideal weight may be good candidates for cosmetic surgery. From a financial standpoint, combining plastic surgeries in a daddy do-over can make contouring a man’s body more affordable by cutting the cost of surgical staff, anesthesia and facility fees. Mature dads won’t regain the physique they had when they were 20 or 30 years old, but plastic surgery may give a man’s self-confidence a boost as well as trimming his form.