Daddy Do-Over: Will This New Trend Do in the Dad Bod?

People are enjoying longer, healthier lives than ever before, and holding off on starting families until they are older. These days, it’s common to see dads in their 40s, 50s, and 60s with younger kids. When taking their kids to sports practice, school, or play dates, meeting other dads who might be half their age makes them want to look as vital on the outside as they feel on the inside.

These days, more and more men are discovering the secret of a cosmetic option nicknamed the “daddy do-over” — it’s a way for men’s appearance to match their attitude, without ageism holding them back. 

What Is a Daddy Do-Over?

So what exactly is this procedure that has so many men hopping on the bandwagon? You might think of it as a backlash to the “dad bod” stereotype popularized in the media, which depicts a middle-aged guy sporting a beer belly without a care in the world. It’s true that many men are often genetically predisposed to accumulate abdominal fat. However, there’s an important reality the “dad bod” idea ignores, which is that men can be just as self-conscious about the way they look as women are — even more so, in some cases.

Although men don’t undergo the same physical changes a woman’s body experiences during pregnancy, that doesn’t mean a 50-year-old can expect to have the same physique as a 25-year-old. Hormonal and lifestyle changes can make it more difficult for you to gain muscle and lose fat, even if you are consistent about exercising and watching what you eat. Similar to the concept of a mommy makeover, a daddy do-over is a catch-all term to describe a combination of procedures that can help turn back the clock and help you look years younger.

What Can a Daddy Do-Over Do for You?

What can you expect from a daddy do-over? The procedure is highly customizable, and if it’s something you are considering, your first step will be to meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and the available treatment options. Some procedures many of our male patients choose to get as part of their daddy do-over include the following.

  • Liposuction: Age often catches up to us in the form of stubborn fat that is difficult to lose. Even if you have an active lifestyle, you may struggle with a paunchy belly or even the dreaded “man boobs.” Liposuction is an effective way to remove fat from targeted areas and help restore a fitter, healthier appearance.
  • Abdominoplasty: Another popular procedure to get as part of a daddy do-over is a tummy tuck. This surgery can give you a firmer, tighter abdomen by removing excess skin and flab and helping reposition loose abdominal muscles. 
  • Facelift: If you thought facelift surgeries were exclusively for women, think again. Facelift surgery can remove years from your appearance, without giving you the “windswept” look you may be worried about.
  • Eyelid lift: Do people often ask you if you are tired, even when you’ve got plenty of rest? Age can cause the eyelid skin to droop and sag, leading to pronounced undereye bags that make you look older.

Why More Men Are Getting Daddy Do-Overs

According to a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men opting to get cosmetic procedures has jumped 29 percent since 2000. The growing daddy do-over trend is a sign of the times and shows how steadily the stigma around “having work done” has been eroding among people of all gender identities. 

Men are embracing the idea of cosmetic treatments because they feel their appearance is holding them back from opportunities to advance in their professional and personal lives. Unfortunately, society often views older people as having less energy and ability to contribute fresh ideas to the world. Getting a daddy do-over, therefore, is one of the best ways to restore your self-confidence, both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Explore Your Daddy Do-Over Options at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery

If you are considering getting a daddy do-over in Maryland, we would love to talk with you about developing a customized treatment plan that meets your needs. Learn how a daddy do-over can help you become the best version of yourself by scheduling a confidential consultation today. Our four board-certified cosmetic surgeons are leading experts in the field of plastic surgery and can advise you on the best options for aging more gracefully.