What is the Daddy Do-Over?
Walk into any surgeon's office requesting a Mommy Makeover and they'll know exactly what sort of procedure you would like. But if you were to request a Daddy Do-Over, would your surgeon know what to expect, or would they be caught off guard by your question?
A rising trend known as the Daddy Do-Over has been featured in a number of news articles recently. Unlike Mommy Makeovers, the Daddy Do-Over trend does not feature a staple procedure or set of operations. The term has been used more as an all-inclusive term for the set of surgeries sought by middle-aged men.
Daddy Do-Overs gain in popularity among middle-aged men
Parents frequently undergo changes after having children, whether they appear to be more tired after caring for infants at all hours of the night or they've experienced premature gray hair due to stress caused by teenagers. Either way, children can cause wear on a person's appearance. While women undergo physical changes as the result of childbirth, men may experience weight gain, hair loss and sagging due to increased emotional stress. One surgeon told Business Insider that of the men who come to his practice seeking surgery, he classified one group as the "athletic dads."
"As a play on the 'mommy makeovers' we now have 'daddy do-overs," he explained. "This is what the banker wants. He's married with kids, probably put on 15 pounds. He's in his 40s and he's thinking, 'Man, I used to look so good in college.'"
He detailed that some of the most common procedures for this group include liposuction, eyelifts and jawline recontouring. Recently, the operation that has been increasingly popular within the middle aged male population is breast reduction for men, or gynescomastia.
Rising number of men receiving plastic surgery
Since 1997, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men has increased by 106 percent. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that men had nearly 1 million operations in 2012, with liposuction as the No. 1 most requested surgery. A number of factors may affect this rising trend, from the growing acceptance of plastic surgery among the general population, to the greater number of individuals reaching much older ages. One plastic surgeon told the Los Angeles Times that men were getting more surgeries because of the state of the economy.
"It's requiring that people look younger and more youthful," he said to the source. "In the past, CEOs had to have a lot of gray hair. Now you see Mark Zuckerberg, these big entrepreneurs who are young. The reason eyelid and abdominal liposuction surgeries are so popular is because the eyelids and midsection are among the first parts of the body to show signs of age and among the most difficult to remedy without surgery."