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'Daddy-Do-Over' Trend Rises in Popularity

More men choosing to undergo plastic surgery

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
June 12, 2019

Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures known as the "Mommy Makeover," more men are embracing their own set of treatments — the "Daddy-Do-Over" — to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018 alone, representing a 29% increase since 2000.

The Daddy-Do-Over consists of surgical and nonsurgical body contouring and facial procedures that are typically performed in a single surgery. Due to this rising trend, plastic surgery is becoming a common Father's Day request as more men consider a surgical assist to enhance their physique and fend off the "dad bod" for a while longer.

"Men notice their body changes due to aging and parenting, and it starts to look completely different in their 30s and 40s," said Alan Matarasso, MD, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. "That is the point of a Daddy-Do-Over."

After struggling to lose stubborn fat around his mid-section through dieting, 57-year-old Scott, a restaurateur in New York City, pursued plastic surgery when diet and exercise couldn't help him reach his goals.

"I realized I was never going to lose the weight on my own," he said. "Plastic surgery is a personal decision, but I know guys my age who have done different cosmetic procedures. I think an open dialogue about plastic surgery is becoming more acceptable, especially for men."

Rhinoplasty was the most popular surgical procedure for men in 2018, with more than 52,000 procedures. Second was eyelid surgery followed by liposuction, male breast reduction and hair transplants. In all, 2018 saw over 200,000 surgical procedures performed on men.

Nearly half a million Botox procedures were performed on men last year, and more than 100,000 men had filler injections to reduce the signs of aging.

Dr. Matarasso says choosing a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is important for men who have plastic surgery.

"Men are embracing the idea of surgery more than before," he said. "Regardless of the reason though, I always stress the importance of consulting with a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our unique training and qualifications allow us to perform cosmetic procedures of all types. We are committed to providing plastic surgery patients with the safest outcomes, and we want them to have peace of mind as we help them achieve their aesthetic goals."

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