Motherhood is known to wreak havoc on a woman’s body, but the good news is that women have access to mommy makeover procedures intended to rejuvenate the body and renew confidence. What about dads, though? It’s not unusual for caring and involved fathers to gain sympathy weight while a woman is pregnant and end up dealing with dad bod issues.
Do you look middle aged before your time, with problems like a spare tire and bags under your eyes because of long nights spent sharing baby-feeding duties? You’re not alone, as evidenced by the dad bod trend. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to combat your sleep deprivation, you’ll be glad to know that you can get a daddy do-over to match your partner’s mommy makeover. You can combat the physical side effects of parenthood, get a refresher, and boost your confidence too. Here are a few options to explore.
What Is a Dad Bod?
As we age, our bodies naturally suffer the ravages of time. We lose muscle tone and start to sag, especially if our hectic lives make it difficult to eat right and keep up with a regular exercise routine. Even with a lot of effort to stay healthy and fit, you’ll start to see sagging in time.
The term “dad bod” refers to a physique common to middle aged men, characterized by a relatively average body shape punctuated by a small beer gut. There are different definitions of dad bod, but it generally pertains to a guy who’s not entirely out of shape, but also isn’t afraid to have another beer or eat an extra slice of pizza.
The issue can be complicated for a father, whether he’s dealing with the sleep deprivation of a newborn, or the hustle and bustle of kids who need rides to after-school sports and help with their homework. The defining factor seems to be a lifestyle that includes a lack of sleep and difficulty sticking to a workout schedule and healthy meal choices..
Cosmetic Procedures to Consider
It’s not uncommon for men to think that cosmetic surgery is only for women, but there’s no reason you can’t also look and feel your best. Sometimes a little nip and tuck is a convenient and effective way to get the ball rolling and target problem areas that you can’t seem to address with diet or exercise.
Which cosmetic procedures should you consider? For the dad bod, mid-section liposuction is the easy solution, but there are other ways to refresh your look as well. Some men are disappointed by sagging around the jaw and in the neck area when they put on a little extra weight, and there are several procedures, such as liposuction and facelifts, that can address this issue.
If sleepless nights have left you with saggy, baggy eyes that make you look tired even when you feel energetic, an eyelid lift surgery is an effective solution. If you’re not quite ready, you can start with Botox.
Dads can get the short end of the stick when it comes to the physical detriments of parenthood. If mom deserves a makeover, why not a daddy do-over for you? It’s easy to get started. Contact Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD and the talented team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today at 410-308-4700 or online to request a consultation and learn more.