As with women, the stresses of parenthood can take a toll on men’s physical appearance. After all, kids take up a lot of time, and many men do not have the energy to keep up with their pre-dad workout routines and healthy diet regimens. This often results in a rounded and not-so-sculpted physique known in pop culture as the “dad bod.”
San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon regularly meets with men who are unhappy with their “dad bods.” He offers an array of cosmetic solutions and tailors the treatment to the needs of the individual male patient.
Read on to learn the best treatment options for getting rid of the “dad bod.”
Stubborn fat pockets are a common feature of the doughy dad bod physique. Liposuction is a great choice for men who struggle to lose the fat through diet and exercise. During the procedure, small incisions are made in the areas with the most fat. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through the incisions to break up the fat. Gentle suction is used to remove the fat. Liposuction can be used to remove fatty tissue on the abdomen, back, chest, arms, thighs, buttocks and face.
Men bothered by a “beer belly” or “muffin top” can benefit from tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck removes loose, hanging skin and repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter and more toned abdomen and midsection.
Male breast reduction is often combined with other body contouring procedures to combat the dad bod. It is designed to correct gynecomastia, a medical condition characterized by enlarged breast tissue. During surgery, an incision is made on the chest, through which excess glandular tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is reshaped for a flatter and firmer appearance. Excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is re-draped over the more masculine chest contours.
Facial plastic surgery is popular among fathers who want to look and feel younger. Facelift is the gold standard in facial rejuvenation as it addresses aging signs on the middle and lower facial regions. During the procedure, displaced fat is repositioned and re-sculpted for a smoother and younger look, while excess fat is trimmed. The underlying tissues and remaining skin are lifted to reveal more youthful facial contours. Excess skin along the jawline is removed while wrinkles and creases around the mouth are softened.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Men who desire to turn back the clock — but are not ready for surgery — can benefit from non-surgical treatments. Botox and dermal fillers can soften the wrinkles and fine lines without the time and financial commitment of facelift and other surgical procedures. In addition to wrinkles, dermal fillers add volume to hollow or flat areas for more youthful facial contours.
Discuss Your Cosmetic Concerns with Dr. Chacon
Although many men have the same concerns and requests, Dr. Chacon tailors treatment to the unique needs of each patient. Some men choose to have one procedure while others combine two or more procedures into a single operation for more comprehensive results. To discuss your dad bod concerns with our San Diego plastic surgeon, please schedule a personal consultation. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling or emailing us today.