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Dad Bod Got You Down?

Posted April 07, 2022 in Daddy Makeover, Male Plastic Surgery

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Fit man, wearing a tank-top and shorts and leaning up against a wall

While moms have a Mommy Makeover to help them return to their pre-baby body, many of the dads out there are wondering, “What about me?” 

And rightfully so! 

Moms aren’t the only ones with unwanted fat and sagging skin that they wouldn’t mind being rid of. Moms aren’t the only ones who want a more toned and defined appearance. And moms aren’t the only ones whose workout habits likely changed once their little ones arrived.

So, dads, what about you?! 

Well, there’s good news! Men can have individual cosmetic procedures and treatments to help them address and correct specific issues that may be frustrating them, or they can have a Daddy Makeover, which is a combination of different procedures that help achieve a nicely contoured figure.

Why Are More Men Considering Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures?

Contrary to some people’s beliefs, plastic surgery is not only for women. In 2020, over two million men had cosmetic surgical procedures performed and over 13 million minimally invasive procedures performed. 

  • Excess fat (including love handles, beer belly, etc.)
  • Excess skin (from weight loss or age)
  • Lack of definition 

While surgical options offer stunning results, some men are not looking to go under the knife, or they are looking for a specific aesthetic result that only non-surgical options allow. 

In addition to non-surgical treatments being relatively painless, they offer little to no downtime and give visible and dramatic results.

Infographic demonstrating the differences between the Mommy Makeover and the Daddy Makeover.

Your Top 5 Body Sculpting Procedures to Say Goodbye to Your Dad Bod

At Careaga Plastic Surgery, our experts offer many different male-based surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help men have the toned, trimmed, and masculine aesthetic that they want.

1. Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is one of the most trusted and commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures available. One of the reasons for this is the dramatic results offered

As we age, we develop extra fat and sagging skin in our midsection. Whether we call it a “beer belly” or not, this excess skin and fat can be unsightly and cause us to feel self-conscious. But a tummy tuck can help you achieve a slim and fit midsection and maybe give you the confidence to take your shirt off on those hot summer days at the beach. 

Male tummy tuck surgery can:

  • Remove excess skin from below and slightly above the navel
  • Reposition or recontour the navel (if necessary)
  • Trim excess fat for a sleeker, more defined look
  • Tighten abdominal muscles for a firmer and more toned look
  • Correct umbilical hernias

2. Liposuction

Just like women, men develop pockets of unwanted, diet and exercise-resistant fat. And even the smallest fat pocket can interfere with the sculpted physique you’ve been working so hard to achieve (and the one you want to flaunt on the beach this summer).

Liposuction surgery is the best way to “spot treat” these pockets and achieve a slimmer, more contoured abdomen. This surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures (such as a tummy tuck).

Top male liposuction treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Chest
  • Lower back
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Neck
  • Arms

One of the best parts about liposuction is that once the fat is removed, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing results that you will be proud to show off.

3. Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue and is a condition that many men struggle with. We commonly refer to it as “man boobs,” and it can cause many men to feel self-conscious about their body’s appearance. 

Luckily, gynecomastia surgery — or male breast reduction — is a procedure that reduces the size of male breasts so that men can feel confident and comfortable with their defined chest. 

Gynecomastia surgery is performed in one of two ways, depending on the type of gynecomastia you have:

  • Liposuction: For when your gynecomastia is due to the presence of excess fat (pseudogynecomastia)
  • Excision method: For when your gynecomastia is due to excess glandular tissue (traditional — or true — gynecomastia)

Often, treatments will include a combination of both techniques listed above.

Whichever technique you need, you will be left with a defined chest that you’ll be excited for others to see.

4. SculpSure®

Not ready to go under the knife? You may not need to.

SculpSure® is the first light-based non-surgical body contouring system that reduces fat in various parts of the body. As with liposuction, the results are stunning, but with SculpSure®, you don’t have to worry about incisions or recovery time. In fact, there is no downtime with SculpSure®. 

SculpSure® uses laser light to essentially melt subcutaneous fat away. This fat is then absorbed by the body.

SculpSure® can be used to reduce the presence of fat in the:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Under the chin

SculpSure® cannot remove the same amount of fat as liposuction and is not appropriate for everyone.

5. Emsculpt Neo®

For many men, the “ideal” midsection goes far beyond having a flat tummy. You need definition — you need visible muscles.

While you could spend your days doing thousands of crunches and planks (to varying degrees of success), you could also opt for another option: Emsculpt®.

Emsculpt Neo® is a revolutionary treatment that helps patients gain muscle definition without needing to go to the gym. This FDA-approved treatment also allows patients to burn fat while they gain muscle. 

In fact, a single Emsculpt® treatment causes the same number of muscle contractions as 20,000 crunches. So, which would you rather do?

Emsculpt Neo® requires four treatment sessions, with each session lasting about 30 minutes. 

During your treatment session, high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®) is applied to the treatment area. This electromagnetic energy causes the targeted muscles to contract at super high rates, which builds muscle strength and definition. 

Basically, you can sit back and relax while your muscles go through the most rigorous exercise they’ve ever had.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Procedures and Treatments?

While each of these procedures or treatments are fantastic on their own, many men choose to undergo a combination of surgical and/or non-surgical procedures in a Daddy Makeover. 

This customizable combination of procedures offers even more dynamic results (as seen in our Daddy Makeover before and after gallery) as well as less overall cost and downtime, since you are having the procedures done and you are recovering from the procedures at the same time.

Before and after image showing the results of a Daddy Makeover performed in Miami, FL. 

After your Daddy Makeover, you can feel more comfortable and confident showing off your new and improved dad bod.

Contact Us Today to Start Your Body Sculpting Treatment

If you are interested in learning more about Daddy Makeover surgery or the individual procedures and treatments available for men in Miami, Florida, please give us a call at (305) 960-7511 or fill out our online contact form.

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