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The “Daddy Makeover!”

Dr. Miguel DelgadoBy Miguel Delgado, M.D.

By now, most people have heard of the popular “mommy makeover,” for those who haven’t, it is the combination of cosmetic surgical procedures that help women get back their pre-pregnancy figure. The combination of procedures usually includes a full tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction).

Men also struggle with trying to restore a youthful body. Childbirth is not an issue, but gaining and losing weight can take a toll, as well as just aging. The beer belly is a common complaint, as well as man boobs. For those who find hours in the gym and strict diets won’t get them the results they hope for, statistics shows that many turn to plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery for men
This 55-year-old man suffers from adolescent gynecomastia. He underwent glandular excision and suction-assisted lipectomy of his chest, flanks and abdomen. From the right flank, 1325cc of total fat was removed, 1175cc from the left flank, 2650cc from the abdomen, 475cc from the right side of the chest and 450cc from the left side, bringing the total amount of fat removed to 6075cc.

Many mature men struggle with gynecomastia that may be left over from adolescence or newly developed from weight gain or perhaps some types of medication. It has become more common for men who are seeking male breast reduction surgery to add elective procedures thus the new term of “Daddy Makeover” has been coined.

The combination of surgical procedures most men opt for are; male breast reduction, liposuction of the abdomen and love handles. However, it is possible to add other procedures, such as rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery or whatever may be an issue for the patient, depending on the patient’s health.

There are several advantages for men to combine surgical procedures. By combining procedures, the man will only need one recovery period, thereby saving time off work and social activities. Overall costs would be lowered by saving on the surgeon’s time, operating room costs and anesthesia.

However, Miguel Delgado, M.D. warns that patients must seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine the practicality and safety for their cosmetic plastic surgery goals.