More Men Seeking ‘Daddy Makeover’ From Miami Plastic Surgeon Procedures Boost Men’s Appearance, Self-Esteem MIAMI, Fla. – Trends and news reports about cosmetic surgery highlight women’s pursuit of breast enhancements, buttock augmentations, Botox or liposuction. Yet, more men are electing to “redo” their appearance, achieve a more youthful look, and boost their self-esteem. This trend has made the plastic surgeon’s office is the destination of choice for the “Daddy Makeover.”
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men account for one in 10 of all cosmetic procedures. These include facial enhancements – like facelifts, rhinoplasty (or nose jobs), eyelids, Botox, Dysport, fillers and even “smart lipo” for those growing “love handles” or belly fat. Some men seek breast reductions, and lasers commonly being used on men for facial blemishes and body or back hair.
“This goes way beyond ‘manscaping,’ or the practice of removing unwanted hair,” said Dr. Sean Simon, M.D., a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Miami, Florida. “Male patients are seeking these touch ups to help combat some normal signs of aging that diet and exercise alone may not be able to compete against.”
The truth is, not all body fat responds equally to exercise. Such “trouble spots” – especially the belly or waist – can be improved by the correct liposuction procedure, like liposculpture and laser liposuction, such as Slim Lipo.
Some men seek a reduction of fatty breast tissue which may be a result of weight changes or a condition called gynecomastia (development of male breast tissue). Often this procedure can be performed with liposuction alone and enhanced results are possible with laser liposuction. Dr. Simon recently treated a young man with excessive breast tissue growth secondary to anabolic steroid use. The breast tissue and chest fat was addressed with laser liposuction (Slim Lipo) to unveil a chiseled chest with no scarring.
Another male patient in his 50s was very fit and exercised regularly. However, the patient wanted to eliminate excess fat of the lower abdomen and waist. Dr. Simon treated the man successfully with liposculpture, leaving the patient – and his wife – very pleased with the results.
To combat the signs of aging, plastic and cosmetic surgeons are using Botox, Dysport and fillers to address men’s facial wrinkles. They also are performing blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) to remove excess or droopy skin of the upper eyelids and reduce the puffy or tired appearance of the lower eyelids.
Even simple cosmetic procedures can boost one’s self-esteem. Psychological studies have proven that a better physical appearance – for men and women – can enhance one’s confidence, job opportunities and career enhancement.
And this isn’t just for older Baby Boomers or seniors. Generation X men – including 30-somethings – are feeling welcome in the plastic surgeon’s office.
“Men are becoming more conscious about their appearance – and women have no monopoly on wanting to feel good about their looks,” Dr. Simon said. “To be sure, this physical ‘reset’ cannot work on its own. Exercise is important to maintaining a healthy body and fit physique. But for those men for whom diet and exercise alone won’t cut it, the male makeover might be a solution.”
ABOUT DR. SEAN SIMON M.D.
Dr. Sean Simon M.D. is a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has run a successful private practice in Miami, Florida, since 2006. A graduate of the prestigious University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Simon specializes in the most advanced techniques for procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, body sculpting and buttocks augmentation as well as reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. Additionally he offers Laser Liposculpture, Laser Hair Removal and skin treatments utilizing the most technologically advanced Palomar laser systems. Dr. Simon’s office is located at 6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 501, in Miami, Florid