Has becoming a father changed your body in unexpected ways? Even after getting back into a gym routine and healthy diet, are you left with what looks like a flabby or out-of-shape “dad bod?” You are not alone. An increasing number of men are seeking plastic surgery to achieve a more sculpted and masculine physique after entering parenthood.
As long as you are in good health, have reasonable expectations of treatment and can commit to following a healthy lifestyle, you might be a good candidate for a “dad bod makeover.” Dr. Christopher Craft, one of Miami’s finest plastic surgeons, is happy to educate you about your treatment options to look and feel better about yourself.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of unwanted body fat. It helps to enhance the contours and definition in the treated area; for men, it can help them look more muscular. Popular liposuction treatment areas for men include the flanks, otherwise known as the “love handles,” and the abdomen.
If you work out regularly and eat healthfully, yet have isolated pockets of fat around your middle, liposuction may be a great option for you. You will see the best results if you are close to your ideal weight and have good skin elasticity.
If you have unwanted belly fat and poor skin elasticity, liposuction won’t give you the trim, sculpted abdomen you desire. Tummy tuck, which removes excess fat and skin, is likely better suited to your needs.
During tummy tuck, excess abdominal skin is trimmed and unwanted fat deposits are removed. Stretched or damaged abdominal muscles are also repaired and stitched together. Liposuction can be performed on the sides of the waist and lower back to accentuate a slimmer midsection.
Male Breast Reduction
Another hallmark of the dad bod is excess male breast tissue that obscures the muscular definition of the male chest. If your breasts have enlarged considerably with age or after becoming a father, you might want to consider male breast reduction to achieve a flatter and firmer chest.
Depending on the composition of your breasts, treatment may involve liposuction to remove fatty tissue, surgical excision techniques to remove glandular tissue or a combination approach of both techniques.
Schedule a Visit With Dr. Craft
To learn more about procedures to combat a dad bod, Dr. Craft invites you to schedule a consultation at our Miami plastic surgery practice. Call or email our office today.