“Daddy Makeover” for Middle-Aged Men
The popular “Mommy Makeover”, is a set of cosmetic surgery and body contouring procedures that can help a woman restore her body after a pregnancy. But this body improvement trend is not limited to women. Today, more middle-aged men are undergoing “Daddy Makeovers” to regain their shape.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, a board certified plastic surgeon based in San Francisco, CA specializes in the transformative Daddy Makeover, performing gynecomastia surgery (breast reduction), liposuction and tummy tucks to enhance and rejuvenate the male body.
Why Daddy Makeovers Are Becoming Popular
Family life can create demands on time and energy that make it difficult to maintain the body. Balancing work with an active home life can be a challenge. Infrequent trips to the gym, too many hours at the office and too many exhausted evenings in front of the television can take its toll. Top that off with unhealthy eating and the extra pounds will start to add up.
As the male body ages, certain areas can become more susceptible to fat accumulation. Areas such as the abdomen, flanks (love handles), and chest may begin to harbor fat. Once those pockets of stubborn fat have nestled in, it can be difficult to reduce them. Moreover, weight gain and fluctuations can cause the skin to become stretched. Particularly in the middle years when the skin starts to lose its elasticity. Unfortunately, even if the weight is shed, the skin will not return to a taut state. Much like the skin of a post-pregnancy body, a man’s skin can hang loosely after weight loss, creating an unshapely effect. A Daddy Makeover can help re-establish a more pleasing contour.
A Breakdown of the Procedures
Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction) This surgery addresses excess fat in the chest. The initial recovery period is about 1 week, but strenuous activity should be avoided for about 14 days. Swelling and bruising subsiding within 2-3 weeks. The results can be long lasting, provided that your weight is kept in check.
Liposuction This is fat removal procedure can be performed on different areas of the body. Often used to sculpt the abdomen and reduce love handles, it can also be used to address excess chin fat. Recovery time depends greatly on the area being treated and the extent of fat removal. A large area may require about 10 days recovery time at home. Results can be long-lasting.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgery that tightens and repositions the underlying tissues in the abdominal region, reduces fat and trims excess skin. This option is excellent for those who have lost muscle definition and have loose skin. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may need to plan a month off to recover. Strenuous activity should be limited for 6 weeks. It can take a few months to see the full results, but they are enduring.
Ideal Candidates for a Daddy Makeover
Ideal candidates are men in overall good health and have one or more of the following:
- Excess fat in the abdomen, flanks and chest or other areas of the body
- Sagging loose skin in the abdomen or other areas
Because a Daddy Makeover involves surgery, candidates should be non-smokers. To reduce the risk of complications, smoking should be stopped 2-4 weeks prior to surgery. A Daddy Makeover is not a weight loss solution and Dr. Delgado recommends that his patients follow a healthy lifestyle to optimize results.
Your Daddy Makeover Consultation with Dr. Delgado, San Francisco, California
Dr. Delgado has helped patients in the Bay Area achieve a more sculpted and defined body. He performs a range of surgical techniques, customizing his Daddy Makeover approach to the individual. Combining skill and artistic measure, Dr. Delgado can deliver a dramatic transformation. Contact his Bay Area office to schedule a comprehensive consultation.