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:
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.
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.
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!
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