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Daddy Do-Over: What’s involved in the hot new trend?

Are you among the millions of men in America looking in the mirror and wondering how did my body end up like this? The countless stresses facing men over 35, from the sleepless nights of parenthood to rigorous hours in the office come at a cost. Maybe you used to have time to play basketball with your buddies or hit the gym weekly, but as the years passed and pressures of life rise you just can’t seem to fit in those hours to devote to fitness. 

Even if you are still regularly lifting or running, your body is changing — pockets of stubborn, nearly impossible to get rid of fat build up as your metabolism slows down. Skin gets looser from the loss of muscle tone, the dreaded dad bod gut peaks out, bags under your eyes creep in, and your chin keeps sinking lower. Your self-esteem may be disappearing along with the body you once knew, making it harder to wear what you want and have confidence in the impression you leave on a room. 

But, we here at the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery are here to help. Last year, 1.3 million American men decided it was time to get back the body of their dreams. Inspired by the hugely popular Mommy Makeover, a series of procedures designed to help women look and feel amazing after the effects of childbirth, plastic surgeons across the nation developed the Daddy Do-Over, a unique blend of aesthetic interventions for men over 30. 

More and more men are embracing these innovative techniques to regain the confidence they have lost and look better than ever before. The procedures included in a Daddy Do-Over vary depending on the individual needs and goals of each patient, but all are focused on tackling the effects of aging and lifestyle of working men over 30. 

The Dreaded Dad Bod

At around age 35, no matter if your weight has stayed the same from when you were 20 or fluctuated drastically, fat distribution in the body changes. Alongside these unavoidable physiological changes, many men in America find it incredibly difficult to maintain a healthy diet and exercise patterns along with busy social and professional lives. Add on the stress of raising a kid or two, and you may be seeing a very different man in the mirror than you used to be. 

These changes only become more drastic as you hit your 40s and 50s. That is where the Daddy Do-Over comes in. Weekends once spent staying active may very well be devoted to going to the park or zoo with your kids, or just finally relaxing after a hectic week in the office. It is so easy to push fitness to the back of your priorities, and without regular exercise alongside an aging metabolism, many men see weight gains as severe as a pound a month. And with each pound gained and each year lived, it becomes more and more difficult to get rid of those pesky fat pockets. Many patients say they are too embarrassed to put on a t-shirt, and may even feel they have developed what many call “man boobs,” or unproportional distributions of fat in the chest and pecs. 

If you’ve reached this point, you know how hard it is to turn back time and return to a fit lifestyle on your own. But you are not alone. Our experienced, highly reviewed, and a board-certified team of plastic surgeons are here to help you get back on track and looking your absolute best. 

We can help you eliminate that heavy gut, replenish a full head of hair, tighten and tone your arms and neck and reverse the signs of aging in your face. Patients across the board say these small or dramatic changes can hugely boost their confidence, both in their personal lives and as they compete in the workplace to advance their careers.

Read on to see what procedures we offer as apart of the Daddy Do-Over. 

Rhinoplasty

The most popular treatment associated with the Daddy Do-Over is a rhinoplasty–or as its commonly known a “nose job”–this highly personalized procedure can be used to correct a wide variety of issues or imperfections in the appearance of your nose. In older patients, this procedure is often completed alongside a face-lift for more dramatic results. 

After your in-depth consultation to determine the exact results you desire, your surgeon will inform you in-depth about the recovery process and answer any lasting questions you may have. This procedure can be performed to correct humps, reduce overall size, narrow the nose, shorten or lengthen, straighten any crooked angles, correct nasal obstructions and or refine the shape to your desired profile appearance. 

During the one-time surgical procedure, patients are usually put under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will then do a majority of the work within your nose (a closed rhinoplasty) and remove or reshape any excess cartilage or bone. After the surgery most patients experience bruising for a week, though most of the swelling and bruising dissipates after the first few days. You will be able to enjoy your new profile and see the results immediately. 

Liposuction

Liposuction is another wonderful option to restore and tone your body or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. This incredibly popular procedure can be performed in a number of areas on the body to combat signs of aging. While many Daddy Do-Over patients focus on fat removal from the chest, abs, and flanks (sides and back), liposuction can also be used to get rid of love handles, tone your neck or in conjunction with an arm lift to add tone. 

Chest, Waist, and Pectorals

Many men, both young and old, may experience an unproportional build-up of fat in the pectoral area, often leading to dreaded “man boobs.” When this becomes an issue, liposuction is a wonderful option and can be performed to reduce or remove this fat. By contouring the area to a more natural appearance, men regain confidence and a slimmer profile. This procedure can be performed at the same time as abdominal liposuction to get fuller results. 

Neck

Another common area where fat accumulates is in the neck, below the chin. This is almost always accompanied by excess skin. Some patients choose non-surgical injections of Kybella, a man-made substance that absorbs fat. However, this treatment generally requires multiple injections and may be painful or cause bruising. By choosing liposuction, patients can see more drastic and guaranteed results in a single visit and with minimal recovery time and little to no bruising or pain. Liposuction is immediate and predictable, along with being a more affordable option. 

Arm Lift 

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction of the arm. This procedure works to eliminate excess or flabby skin as well as to tone and refine the contour of your arms. Completed in a one-time procedure, brachioplasty requires some downtime during which you will need to wear a contouring sleeve to aid in healing. If you choose liposuction alone, fat can be eliminated, though for many patients Brachioplasty is recommended to remove excess or flabby skin. 

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an “abdominoplasty,” is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat from the stomach area in order to improve contour and appearance. This procedure is hugely popular for women after pregnancy, though the results can be seen clearly in both sexes. More men than ever are choosing tummy tucks to tighten their abdominal wall and gain a firmer, flatter stomach appearance. Ideal candidates are in good health and generally at their ideal body weight. This procedure does not work as well for men with large amounts of intra-abdominal fat, which we recommend considering liposuction instead. 

There are several techniques to perform a tummy tuck, and your surgeon will discuss options, and which version of this procedure best fits your personal case. Generally, the abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin removed. Some patients may ask for etching of the skin to give the appearance of a six-pack or V-lines. 

Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lifts

Many men over thirty also face the loss of muscle and fat in the face, which can cause a gaunt look or loose skin. Depending on your desired results, our surgical center offers both Blepharoplasty or a traditional Brow Lift. Both of these procedures reverse the effects of aging around the eyes and brows and can be completed without noticeable distortion, loss of motion, or scarring.  

These procedures bring your eyes out of hiding, and while they require a recovery time of 2 to 4 weeks, the results are guaranteed to provide a noticeably younger look. If you wish to receive a subtler lift and rejuvenation, many patients choose non-invasive options such as injectable neurotoxins like Botox or fillers. 

BOTOX/Dysport/Xeomin

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all non-surgical injectables. These highly popular non-surgical options combat the appearance of age-lines and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Each product offers a unique “personality” and price point, and during your consultation your doctor will discuss all the options to best fit your anatomy, budget, and goals. 

These products are injected into the skin via an incredibly small cannula, often painlessly. If any sensation is felt, patients liken it to a small insect bite. After a lifetime of usage, your brow muscles cause facial lines to appear. Depending on the individual, the appearance and severity may vary. By temporarily paralyzing the underlying facial muscles, these injectables create younger-looking, smooth, line-free skin. 

Fillers

Dermal fillers are another non-surgical option to reverse the effects of aging. We offer a wide variety of fillers to fit every client’s needs. Both Juvederm and Restylane work to flex and move within the skin and combat the appearance of deep frown lines. 

Hair Transplants

Hair transplants are another of our most popular procedures offered with a Daddy Do-Over. It can be incredibly frustrating and anxiety-ridden to lose the fullness of your hair. Nearly all men will experience some loss of hair as they age. Through hair restoration surgery, healthy follicle roots are moved to targeted areas to regenerate the fullness of your hair. 

Are You Ready for a Daddy Do-Over? Contact Our Expert Team

If you are looking to get back the body you used to have or reverse the signs of the stress and rigors of parenthood, contact the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Our team of board-certified surgeons is ready to answer your questions and find the perfect treatment regimen to meet your needs and goals. Don’t hesitate to schedule a one-time no-obligation consultation today!