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‘Daddy-Do-Overs’ Rise in Popularity

More men choose plastic surgery in 2018, new statistics say

Just as women can turn to the “Mommy Makeover,” more men are embracing the “Daddy-Do-Over,” a set of procedures performed to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018 alone, says a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Since 2000, male cosmetic procedures have increased by 29%.

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.”

2018 National Plastic Surgery Statistics

Rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, injectables popular among 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 dermal filler injections to reduce the signs of aging.

Choosing an ASPS Member surgeon

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