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Daddy Makeover in Miami

Although a father does not carry and birth children, raising kids and starting a family can take a toll on his body. Men deserve to feel comfortable with their bodies and obtain the appearance they have always wanted, and plastic surgery can help them do just that.

What Is a Daddy Makeover?

A Daddy Makeover combines multiple plastic surgery procedures to help men achieve their ideal physique. This combination procedure is similar to a Mommy Makeover, which is designed to enhance a woman’s appearance after pregnancy and childbirth. However, Daddy Makeover procedures target concerns specific to male patients.

Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?

Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate and serene setting with cutting-edge technology suited for your cosmetic surgery needs. Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery is highly professional with an abundance of experience in the beautification industry. Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand are both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and have acquired years of higher education, which is reflected in their fruitful and extensive careers as plastic surgeons. Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand use their skills and education to provide men with a slim, contoured appearance that can increase their self-confidence.

What Aesthetic Concerns Can a Daddy Makeover Address?


What Is Included in a Daddy Makeover?

A Daddy Makeover is a combination of one or more of the following male body contouring procedures that provides patients with a slimmer, more masculine appearance.

  • Tummy Tuck Surgery

    Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) incisions depend on if you are undergoing a full or mini tummy tuck. For a full tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip bone to hip bone, running beneath the abdomen. A second incision is made around the belly button. Mini tummy tuck surgery requires shorter incisions.

    Your surgeon will remove and trim excess skin from the abdomen. He will then tighten the abdominal muscles below the navel.

    If needed, liposuction techniques can be used to remove larger amounts of fat from the abdominal area.

  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery

    Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) can be performed using an excision method, liposuction, or a combination of both.

    Surgical (Excision) Method

    This method is beneficial for men suffering from excess breast tissue due to steroid use and hormonal changes.


    Ultrasonic liposuction is beneficial for men who have excess fat on their chest. The ultrasound breaks up glandular tissue and allows contouring of the entire chest.


Daddy Makeover Concerns

  • How Long Is Daddy Makeover Recovery?

    During recovery from your Daddy Makeover, you should spend a significant amount of time resting to let your body properly heal. You will be provided compression garments to wear around the surgical areas for the first few days. You should plan to take one to two weeks off work based on how strenuous your job is. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least six weeks.

  • How Long Is Downtime After a Daddy Makeover?

    Since the Daddy Makeover is performed under general anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home and assist in your recovery. You may experience soreness and discomfort for the first week or so. Pain can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescription medication.

  • Will I Have Scars After a Daddy Makeover?

    Your Daddy Makeover scars will depend on the surgical techniques used for each procedure. Scarring is inevitable at the incision locations. However, your surgeon will work to conceal these scars as much as possible, and scars typically fade over time.

    With gynecomastia surgery, there will be scars around the areolas or at the liposuction site. Tummy tuck scars will be placed at the lower abdomen, above the groin.

  • How Much Does a Daddy Makeover Cost in Miami?

    Daddy Makeover cost depends on the surgical techniques used, the amount of correction needed, and the type of procedures you undergo. The cost of a Daddy Makeover also depends on surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, and the location of the plastic surgery practice.

    A consultation with Careaga Plastic Surgery will help you determine a more specific financial estimate. Plastic surgery financing options are also available if needed.

Daddy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a Daddy Makeover right for me?

    Candidates for a Daddy Makeover are men who are unhappy with the appearance of their male breasts and abdomen. Daddy Makeover patients have realistic expectations of their results, are in generally good health, and do not smoke or are willing to quit.

    Schedule a consultation with Careaga Plastic Surgery in Coral Gables (just south of Miami) to determine if a Daddy Makeover is right for you.

  • Do I have to be a dad to undergo a Daddy Makeover?

    You do not have to be a dad to undergo a Daddy Makeover. Daddy Makeover is a term used to describe a combination of male procedures. If you are unhappy with your appearance but are not a father, you can still benefit from a Daddy Makeover.

  • What is the Daddy Makeover consultation like?

    During your consultation with Careaga Plastic Surgery, Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand will perform a physical evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for a Daddy Makeover. Once you are confirmed as a candidate, he will address any questions and concerns you may have about the procedure. At this time, you will receive an estimated surgical and financial plan based on your specific needs.

  • How can I prepare for my Daddy Makeover?

    To prepare for your Daddy Makeover, you should stop smoking and taking anti-inflammatory medications. You should plan to take adequate time off from work and for someone to help take care of your kids during the first few days of your recovery. Additionally, it is important to follow all pre-operative instructions provided at your consultation.

  • How long does the Daddy Makeover plastic surgery procedure take?

    The length of your Daddy Makeover surgery will depend on the surgical techniques used and the amount of correction needed. Generally, combining a tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery takes five to six hours.

  • Can I combine other procedures in my Daddy Makeover?

    Abdominoplasty, gynecomastia surgery, and liposuction are the only procedures that can be combined into one surgery for the Daddy Makeover. However, other male plastic surgery procedures, such as SculpSure® body contouring or facelift surgery, can be performed after your Daddy Makeover surgery and recovery.

  • Does insurance cover a Daddy Makeover?

    Insurance does not usually cover a Daddy Makeover since it is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, you should contact your insurance company to learn more about your specific policy.

  • What type of anesthesia is used for Daddy Makeover surgery?

    Daddy Makeover surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure you are not in any pain throughout your surgery.

  • How long do the results of a Daddy Makeover last?

    Your Daddy Makeover results are intended to last a lifetime. However, extreme weight fluctuations can alter your results. You should work to live a healthy lifestyle to keep your results looking ideal.

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