What is a Daddy Do Over?

Over the last few years the term/procedure “Mommy Makeover” has gained more and more popularity. Mommy Makeovers are a bundled package of treatments that are designed to help restore a mom’s figure after experiencing the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. A typical Mommy Makeovers would include  a breast lift/augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck.

Using a tool called Google Trends we can actually see the overall trend growing in popularity over time in the United States since 2004:

Daddy Do Over vs Mommy Makeover

A new term has surfaced recently for men called the Daddy Do Over. The term is so new in fact that when searching for “Daddy Do Over” in Google Trends for the United States Google does not have enough data to even produce a similar graphic to the one above.

So What Exactly is a Daddy Do Over?

A Daddy Do Over can encompass a lot of different procedures and is actually more of a concept than a standard package. This is important to note because some providers may try to promote a “one-size-fits-all” package which is the exact opposite approach of what should be taken—a true Daddy Do Over should be a consultative experience and one that is tailored to the unique needs and goals of each patient.

With life spans being longer than ever before and a trend of starting families at later and later ages, it isn’t uncommon to see fathers in their 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s with younger children. Because of this they are interacting with other dads who may be up to 3o years younger than them but mentally they still feel as great as ever.

This is where the Daddy Do Over comes in—it is a way for men to look as good as they feel and not have ageist concerns.

While the old moniker and perception of dads may have centered around beer bellies and bodies going by the wayside—the reality is more and more men are paying attention to the way they look and the social stigma around this is quickly disappearing.

And this is not just conjecture—we and other practices have seen significant upticks in procedures for men over the last few years. Sometimes as high as a 200% increase for some procedures compared to previous years!

What Are the Common Components of the Daddy Do Over?

While Daddy Do Over is more of a branding term and there is no standard package—there are still some common procedures that are frequently involved. These include:


The facelift has become increasingly popular for men for a variety of reasons. One major reason is unfortunately because of ageism in the workplace. Aging men were finding that while they were still very much engaged with and vital for their work they were being discounted and valued less because of their older appearance. Typically facelifts have a 10-14 day recovery time.


Many men grew up as athletes and were very active in college, but dramatic lifestyle changes, time limitations, and old eating habits can quickly combine to drastically affect their once-fit bodies.

Weight fluctuations can cause loose skin, male breast development, and a “pooch” on the stomach just to name a few common consequences. Liposuction can be a great way to “reset the clock” and get back to your appearance goals. Liposuction recovery time will vary but usually falls in the 5-7 day range.

Daddy Do OverRhinoplasty (nose reshaping)

Another favorite of male patients is rhinoplasty. While not necessarily tied to aging and the overall Daddy Do Over concept—it is still common to include in the overall package. Average recovery time for a rhinoplasty is a week.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasties, commonly known as a tummy tuck, are a very popular procedure to tackle the tough area of lower belly fat/skin that can be problematic for so many men. A “mini-abdominoplasty” usually takes a week to recover from and a full tummy tuck may take up to two weeks.

Various Cosmetic Treatments

There are also a variety of smaller, non-invasive and aesthetic treatments that can also provide a big boost without the down time that can come with some of the larger procedures above. These can include:

Final Thoughts on the Daddy Do Over

Lifestyle changes, family, work, etc. all can take their toll and affect on your body. And, everyone can react to those differently, so it is important to take an approach that is customized for you. Seek out a trusted plastic/cosmetic surgeon for a consultation on what might be the best plan for your unique circumstances. Be sure to properly vet them and look at their past-patient reviews to make sure they are a practice that will have your best interests in mind.

Recovery time is a common concern, especially for men. Fortunately with modern techniques and some proper planning most procedures/treatments are actually quite feasible.

Feeling good and confident in your own skin should be something that everyone prioritizes—including dads! Take the first step towards your unique Daddy Do Over today!

Have Daddy-Do-Over questions? Contact us!

Schedule a Daddy-Do-Over consultation. 

The Effect of Body Image on Mental Health

Are you happy with how you look? 100% happy? Huffington Post research indicates men and women alike care a lot about their physical appearance. In fact, a total of 15% of men reported being “very to extremely dissatisfied” with their weight, along with 20% of women. Not only is self image tied to attractiveness and our physical health, but ultimately body image and mental health can have an even deeper correlation that can often go overlooked.

For many years, the overwhelming public perception of cosmetic surgery was that primarily vain and rich people underwent procedures to improve or preserve their looks. While that notion can be true, many cosmetic surgery procedures are performed today to not only treat the affects of aging but also to address disfigurement from accidents, scarring from acne and similar problems that have a continued negative impact on a patient’s well-being and confidence.

The betterment from positive body image can often cause patients to become more productive as a whole as they spend less time worrying about outward appearance. At Dorner Plastic Surgery, we see this all the time. Plastic surgery doesn’t just improve bodies; it improves minds and lives.
A number of plastic surgery procedures have physical health benefits that will have positive, residual effects on mental health as well. For example, breast reduction is a procedure that can truly change a person’s life. By alleviating neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain from bra straps, and even headaches caused by extra weight, breast reduction can make day-to-day living much more bearable.
Rhinoplasties have long been associated with vanity. While the procedure can alter the shape of one’s nose, it can also improve breathing functions. For those with obstructive breathing problems, nasal septoplasty and turbinate reduction can improve breathing dramatically, especially during sleep, and can also increase exercise tolerance in some patients.
Major life changes, such as dramatic weight reduction, can have unforeseen effects. For instance dramatic weight loss can result in excess skin in the torso, arms and legs. This definitely isn’t the effect desired by people who put much time and energy into weight loss efforts. In addition, deep folds in the abdomen and other areas can result in skin infections. Removing excess skin can eliminate potential infections, enhance a patient’s ability to exercise and make monumental weight loss more noticeable.
Even if you don’t have major health problems, the effects of aging or a less-than-perfect appearance can affect your mental health and your social life. By addressing these areas, you can enhance your quality of living, instead of just pushing it aside. Everyone deserves to have strong self-esteem and the far-reaching, positive effects it can have on all aspects of life. Let Dr. Brian Dorner and the staff at Dorner Plastic Surgery show you just how easy it is to improve your life.


The 5 Myths of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Dorner recently unveiled the five myths of Cosmetic Surgery on Fox 28 Good Day Columbus.

Check out the video or take the quiz below to find out how much you know about cosmetic surgery!

How much do you know about Cosmetic Surgery?

1. True or False: Breast augmentation was the most requested reconstructive surgery in 2016.

Answer: True! According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, board-certified plastic surgeons reported a total of 290,467 procedures in 2016. A close second was liposuction, and third was nose reshaping.

2. True or False: Breast implants increase your risk of getting breast cancer.

Answer: False. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence that breast implants do not cause breast cancer or the recurrence of breast cancer. However, it’s still essential to undergo routine screening for breast cancer — breast self-exams, mammograms and clinical breast exams — just as you would if you didn’t have breast implants.

3. True or False: In 2016, Americans spent 30 billion dollars on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures.

Answer: False! It’s “only” $16 billion!

5. True or False: The most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure last year was wrinkle treatment injections.

Answer: True! There were 7 million procedures in 2016. The second most requested was hyaluronic acid fillers at a distant 2 million procedures. Other popular procedures were chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments.

5. True or False: Reconstructive surgery for men is on the rise.

Answer: True! Just like many women, a growing number of men want to feel comfortable in their own skin, confident in all life’s situations and are finding plastic surgery to be a good option.
· Male breast reductions (26,175 procedures in 2014 – increased 29 percent since 2000)
· Pectoral implants (1,054 procedures – increased 208 percent from 2013 to 2014)

6. True or False: Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments can achieve the same results as surgical procedure.

Answer: False – Non surgical treatments can help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

Announcing Our New Brand: Dorner Plastic Surgery!

We are proud to announce an exciting new name change from Capital City Cosmetic Surgery to Dorner Plastic Surgery. This change emphasizes the trust placed in Dr. Dorner and the highly skilled team he backs. Dorner Plastic Surgery offers over80 years of combined experience. Our entire staff shares Dr. Dorner’s dedication to excellence and results-oriented cosmetic enhancements.

Dr. Dorner is the only board certified plastic surgeon specializing in advanced cosmetic surgery in Dublin, Ohio. His modern techniques help reduce recovery time while providing optimum results for you. During an exclusive fellowship in San Francisco, Dr. Dorner honed his skills in all aspects of advanced cosmetic surgery including facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, body contouring, and rhinoplasty. He continues to build on his 21 years of experience, working passionately to deliver excellent results and continuously raise the bar for advanced cosmetic surgery success. So, while the name may have changed to Dorner Plastic Surgery, our results-driven staff and dedication to excellence remain the same.

We would like to thank the countless patients, friends, and supporters who have all contributed to our journey thus far and inspire us each and every day. We look forward to serving our current and future clients under our new brand, Dorner Plastic Surgery. As we continue to grow and advance we will never lose sight of what has made us one of Ohio’s top advanced cosmetic surgery teams; committed to you with our focus on personalized service, meticulous attention to detail and a burning desire to be the best.

The Art and Science of Mommy Makeovers

At Dorner Plastic Surgery, we believe in celebrating motherhood every day. Having children is one of the most rewarding experiences in every mother’s life.  When we see patients who are mothers, we understand how pregnancy and breastfeeding has changed their bodies.  And, we see and hear first-hand how that change makes a monumental impact on every woman’s self-confidence and body image.

In a recent article in USA Today, 62% of mothers said they would consider getting a “Mommy Makeover.”  The term – “Mommy Makeover” – is typically associated with breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.

In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2016.  The top two surgeries performed last year were Tummy Tuck and Liposuction.

Typically, Mommy Makeovers include a combination or all of the following procedures:

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Breast augmentation can restore volume lost through breastfeeding. A breast lift will restore a youthful shape.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat, while also tightening any stretched abdominal muscles.


Liposuction can slim a variety of areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, upper arms and more.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, keep these thoughts in mind:

  • Make sure you are no longer nursing and are finished having children.
  • Be as close as possible to your ideal weight.
  • Understand the different financing options available to you.

While some women want to completely take their bodies back through a Mommy Makeover, many of our patients are opting for non-surgical Mommy Touch-Ups.  These procedures include CoolSculpting, Botox and Facial Fillers.

Regardless of what each mom chooses, every woman is beautiful. And, the goal of cosmetic surgery is to help every woman find her own beauty again.

If you are considering a Mommy Makeover or simply a Mommy Touch-up, get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon you trust.  Dr. Brian Dorner at Dorner Plastic Surgery consults with each prospective patient to learn about her or his goals, wants and needs.  Then, he develops a cosmetic treatment plan to help patients reach those goals. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.

Your Breasts, Your Choice. How to Decide Which Size Is Right for You

So, you’ve decided you want to undergo a breast augmentation. The next choice is to decide the size and shape that is most appropriate for you. With today’s advanced breast augmentation, there are many options.

The most important rule, and this may sound obvious, is to choose what is right for yourself. Many patients find that other people have opinions and thoughts on what size or shape their breasts should be.  However, keep in mind that you need to be comfortable with your choice as you will be wearing them! You should pick a size and shape that makes you more confident in the way you feel.

There are multiple options, but the most basic is size. I’ve had some patients ask if there is a limit to how large they can be or if it might take multiple operations to get to the size they want. In almost every case a very large augmentation can be performed in a single stage.  So, if you are an “A” cup it is almost always possibly for you to end up with a “DDD” if that is what you want.  An easy way to try out a size is to simply take rice and put it into a pantyhose.  You can use this to fill out your bra and once you reach a size that you like, simply record the volume. I can translate this volume into implant size. Most of the time people refer to implants in terms of cubic centimeters, but it’s not necessary for you to measure this way.  If you come in and say you would like a two and a half cup augmentation, we can easily calculate that for you.

Another consideration is the type of look you prefer. The question I ask my patients is whether they would rather trend toward more perky or more natural. This helps determines the implant shape, whether it is a higher projecting implant versus a more naturally appearing flatter implant. This also correlates to whether the implant would be placed above or below the muscle as the appearance can be slightly different. One way to determine if you would prefer a more perky augmentation is to stand in the mirror after putting on a good push up bra. If you like the slightly exaggerated cleavage this provides, then you would most likely prefer a higher profile implant and maybe even placing it above the muscle to give you more of that push-up look.

The last consideration is whether to use the newer shaped implants. I particularly liked the look of these implants, as they give a very natural slope to the breast.  If you’re looking for more exaggerated cleavage, then you would be better off choosing round implants. One of the biggest advantages of these newer implants is that they can be placed above the muscle while giving the same natural appearance as if it had been placed below the muscle. The reason I preferred the implant above the muscle is that the recovery is quicker and the implants aren’t affected by muscle contraction.

It is also helpful to bring in pictures of breasts that you find attractive.  This helps me get a feel for what type of shape you like.  As they say, a picture paints a thousand words. A good website to review thousands of pictures is I like this website because you can search based on breast size and implant type.  Most pictures also include height and weight which makes it easier to match your body type to the augmentation being performed.  Many patients are embarrassed to bring in these photographs, but don’t be.  It is actually very helpful and lets me understand what type of result you desire.

There are a lot of nuances available with today’s modern breast augmentation, so be sure to choose a surgeon who has performed all types of augmentation.  I specialize in advanced cosmetic surgery, and part of that is keeping on top of the latest advances in breast augmentation.  Many people are surprised when I recommend the shaped implants, but these are the newest, most advanced implants available today.  Believe it or not, the internet has yet to catch up to the latest science in breast augmentation!

One of the most important things to remember is to be sure to speak openly with your surgeon about choosing the right size and look for you. I have had to revise other surgeon’s augmentations because they simply did not listen to the patient’s wishes.  We spend extra time with each patient to ensure that you have selected the right size and shape for you.

If you would like to learn more about today’s advanced breast augmentation options, be sure to call Dr. Dorner at 614-336-9000. We would love to see you in our office.

Do You Want Permanent Hair Removal? Laser Hair Removal May Be For You!

After years of waxing, tweezing, and shaving, isn’t it time you step into the 21st century and remove that hair permanently? On average, 130.8 minutes are spent each month shaving forever versus 30 minutes on the new Excel HR laser every other month for only 8 months total.  Over your lifetime, an average of $10,207 is spent on shaving supplies versus $2,000 for a package of Excel HR treatments.

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States.  It can eliminate hair from anywhere.  Some of the most common places for women are the underarms, legs, face, and bikini. Many men choose to sculpt their beards, remove uni-brows, correct beary backs, treat ear and nose hairs. Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that can result in permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.

If you have darker hair and light skin, you are a prime candidate for laser hair removal. That is because the laser targets dark hair best. Those with lighter hair may also undergo laser hair removal, but may require more sessions. The laser works by killing the roots of hairs over several visits. The root absorbs the light, transferring it into heat energy, eventually killing the hair follicle. After several sessions, the root stops growing, resulting in no hair.

The frequency and number of visits required will depend on how well your hair responds to the laser. Most visits will occur four to six weeks apart and you should remain hair free during these times.

We just bought the state of the art Excel HR laser from Cutera.  Combing two lasers in one, it works quickly with 50% less discomfort compared to other similar lasers.  We are excited to offer this treatment to our patients – whole backs can be completed in around 8-10 minutes! And who doesn’t like the fact it hurts much less than other machines! Most patients feel only minor discomfort, such as prickling or stinging on the area being treated. This laser can also treat all skin types.

Are you curious about whether you are a candidate? Contact our office today for a free laser hair removal consultation.


Congratulations to Christine Fernandes on being named a top 5 finalist in the 2017 Skin Games!
1. To affect real correction of various skin conditions requires diligence and commitment for both the aesthetician and their subjects. All finalists enjoyed the benefit of compliant subjects in their studies.
2. Combination therapies, such as Micro-Needling and Chemical Peels, yielded noticeable improvement in subjects’ skin.
3. A routine home care regimen is essential for long term results.
4. Mentorship is at an all time rise in this industry! All players, judges, and facilitators were supportive and forthcoming in their knowledge of Aesthetics!
5. Aestheticians have one common goal: to enhance the health and appearance of their subjects’ skin! As aestheticians proclaim that physicians have healing hands, aestheticians have loving hands!

Contact us today to schedule your FREE skin consultation with Christine!

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

shutterstock_131719925Remove fat with no pain? No downtime?  Sounds too good to be true.  Everyone has problem areas, and if you can’t see them, it’s been Photo Shopped! When turning in the mirror, thinking how nice it would be to remove your muffin top, it probably pops into your head…”Does CoolSculpting really work?” Fortunately, the answer is yes!

The technology known as cryolipolysis isn’t new.  It has been around since 2010, but has gained popularity in recent years.  As the treatment strategy has been advanced, people have been able to transform themselves leading to the “Treatment to Transformation” protocols.  This total body treatment really provides dramatic changes for people.  It also helped to change the name from “Cryolipolysis” to “CoolSculpting”!

Many of our patients have stubborn fat that simply won’t go away. We are proud to have the newest applicators for CoolSculpting which safely deliver cooling via gel pads and rounded paddle applicators. These new applicators are more comfortable, more effective, and target the fat cells underneath the skin. The targeted cells are frozen, causing them to break apart and are eliminated through natural body processes. Once the fat leaves, it’s gone for good.

When you come into our office, you’ll receive a thorough consultation that will take a holistic approach to reshaping your body and then focus on specific areas where fat needs to be eliminated. Because every patient’s body is different, your treatment plan will be customized to fit your needs. Common treatment areas include inner and outer thighs and the front and sides of the abdomen. Your customized plan can allow treatment of more than one area of the body at one time.

CoolSculpting is a relaxed procedure.  You simply sit in a chair while the machine cools the fat.  You can watch television, read a book, surf the internet, or catch up on work. Most patients feel only a mild discomfort from the cooling and vacuum sensations which lasts only 3-5 minutes. Although one session can lead to around 20% fat reduction, we generally recommend two sessions per area for even greater results.

The beauty of CoolSculpting is that is has no downtime. It’s also permanent, if you continue to watch your diet and weight.  If you gain weight, your results will be affected.

If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, Dr. Brian Dorner and the staff at Capital City Cosmetic Surgery will be happy to outline the procedure for you and answer all of your concerns. Call for your consultation today.

Six Surprising Fixes with Injectable Fillers


Look better and younger during your lunch time! You have heard about fillers, but may not know how much they can do. Considered a lunch time fix, they provide immediate, lasting results and should be considered a mainstay of anyone’s long term beauty plan. At Capital City Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center, we use Juvederm and Restylane fillers to help you look your best.

Fillers are different from Botox. Restylane and Juvederm are both made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Here are six amazing facial filler procedures that can make you look younger.

Luscious Lips

A quick fifteen minutes and you can have voluptuous, youthful lips.  Aging thins the lips and vertical lines (bar codes) can develop.  Fillers plump the limps, restoring their natural youthfulness and can eradicate those fine lines.

Lip enhancement can also help shape and improve the appearance of your lips, no matter your age.  Kylie Jenner’s transformation is an excellent example. Beautiful lips can be sculpted with fillers to improve shape and definition.

Remove Your Parenthesis

Parenthesis, or nasolabial folds, are the deep creases that run from the nose to either side of the mouth. These creases become more noticeable as you age. Dermal filler injected into the folds restores the lost volume and softens the appearance of these creases.

Augment Your Cheeks

Cheek augmentation is extrememly popular right now. A dermal filler can make the cheeks look fuller and younger.  Over the past several years, attention has been turned to this sign of aging which until now had been missed.   Until the advent of dermal fillers, surgical implants were needed to augment the cheeks.  Although implants are fantastic, if you aren’t ready for surgery, fillers are an excellent way to correct this area of deflation.

Erase Eye Hollows

One of the first, subtle signs of aging is the ability to discern the cheek and lower lid junction.  This gradual hollowing tips people off to the fact that you are no longer in your twenties or thirties.  This of volume under the eyes creates shadows, making you look old and tired. The use of fillers to obliterate this transition restores youth to the midface. However, some people will have a better result from surgery, depending on your situation.  Be sure to see one of our expert staff who wil help determine whether a filler or surgery is right for you.  I personally see a lot of patients from other practices who have been overfilled to avoid surgery.  Although this is fixable, it’s simply better to get the right procedure the first time.

Erase Sleep Wrinkles

Facial wrinkles are a result of two instances: expressions such as frowning and putting your face on a pillow every night. You may be surprised that the simple act of sleeping can cause fine lines to develop. Skin distortion occurs over time as your face is pressed against your pillow. This eventually leads to wrinkles that deepen over time through nightly repetition. A facial filler can be injected into the areas where sleep wrinkles appear, leaving your skin looking fuller and smoother.

Improve Acne and Chicken Pox Scars

Injections of facial fillers are a great way to treat, and possibly even get rid of, various types of acne scars. Dermal fillers are most effective on rolling scars and less defined box scars, as well as the depressions caused by chicken pox. In these instances, the dermal filler helps fill in the depression to hide the scar.