One thing we’ve definitely noticed over the past couple of years: we’re starting to see more and more male clients. And that’s a global trend – a recent study in America concluded that three times as many men were undergoing aesthetic procedures these days than they did in the late Nineties.
There are many reasons for this: like their female counterparts, men are losing their aversion to putting in extra effort to look good – also, like women, the stigma of plastic surgery has practically evaporated over the years. Hence the rise of a term that might not be the most popular in the world, but has stuck nonetheless: the Daddy Makeover.
What is the Daddy Makeover?
In short, it’s pretty much the same collection of procedures as the Mummy Makeover – male breast surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction – but for very different reasons. No-one would dare to suggest that men go through the body changes (and subsequent damage) that their partners go through during pregnancy, but the same procedures can correct the ravages brought on through aging and unhealthy living. Substitute ‘sagging breasts and baby bump’ for ‘moobs and beer gut’, and you’ll understand. Sort of
For both sexes, losing weight is simple enough: move more, eat less, lose weight, look better, and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, strokes and all the other obesity-related illnesses. The downside is although the fat has gone, the skin around the stomach area is now sagging around your belt. And no amount of work in the gym is ever going to put it right.
The skin you’re in, and how to lose what you don’t need
There’s a simple reason for this happening: over time, the skin loses its elasticity. Compare the state of your post-weight loss stomach to a balloon. Before it’s inflated, the skin is taut and smooth. When it’s inflated, it retains its tautness, but has expanded to accommodate air. When that air is gradually expelled from the balloon, however, it loses its elasticity and is unable to snap back into shape. Like the skin of the balloon, your skin has borne the stress of extra fat for too long.
Fortunately, there’s a solution that contours the abdomen, removes the excess skin, tightens up the stomach area and even removes the excess fat that still remains: abdominoplasty. The actual surgical procedure will involve two incisions under general anaesthesia, a tightening and repositioning of the abdominal muscles, a removal of unnecessary fat and skin, and an overnight stay.
As for male breast reduction – known in the trade as gynecomastia surgery – it’s a similar procedure to abdominoplasty, bar the tightening of the muscles. The excess deposits of fat are sucked out, and excess skin is trimmed off, and the final result is a flat and more contoured chest. And liposuction takes care of any other part of the body that’s wobbling more than you’d like it to.
Naturally, there’ll be a consultation period, where we review your medical history, take on board your goals, give you the straight facts on any risks and unrealistic goals, and draw up a plan of action. More and more men are discovering the benefits of the Daddy Makeover – why not join them?