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Worried About Dad Bod? Learn About Daddy Makeover Plastic Surgery

Dad bod has been a popular term for a while, used to describe a male with an often slim but not quite toned figure or a man with a bit of a beer belly. While some men are content with this body type, others may want a fitter, leaner, more sculpted appearance that makes them look younger.

One solution? A daddy makeover (or daddy do-over): a collection of male plastic surgery procedures to improve your appearance and reverse some of the effects of aging.

What is a daddy makeover exactly?

You might have heard of a “mommy makeover,” a combination of plastic surgery procedures commonly used to reverse some of the signs of pregnancy and aging.

A daddy makeover takes the same idea but applies it to a masculine body type. Men generally have different appearance goals than women patients, but plastic surgery has been growing in popularity among men. In general, our daddy makeover patients are seeking a flatter, more toned abdomen and chest, help losing stubborn areas of fat or excess skin, and something to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles of aging.

Daddy Makeover for Dad Bod

Daddy makeover procedures and cosmetic surgery for men

While we customize our daddy makeovers for each patient’s individual goals, there are some procedures that are commonly chosen:

Tummy tuck

It can be frustrating to spend your free time at the gym and not see a six-pack or toned abs when you look in the mirror. Unfortunately, while exercise can help you work off the excess weight, you’ve probably experienced weight fluctuations that have stretched out the skin and decreased its elasticity.

As a result, you may have excess skin hiding the results of all those gym hours. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can help you enjoy a slimmer, more toned midsection.

Professionally known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure tightens your core and removes stubborn excess skin that can remain after weight loss. The result is a more contoured middle with improved muscular definition. Finally, all your efforts in the gym and kitchen will be on display, helping to increase your confidence!

To further enhance a classic tummy tuck, some dads add “abdominal etching” to their package to help their six-pack abdominal muscles stand out.


You’ve put in the sweat and counted all the calories, yet you still have areas of stubborn fat that refuse to shrink. It may not be any fault of your own, but instead, because some areas of the body don’t respond well to changes in diet and exercise. These fat deposits may benefit from liposuction.

Liposuction for men is a procedure that removes excess fat from any areas of your body that you would like to be slimmer. This procedure uses suction to get rid of stubborn fat deposits from areas of the body that tend to hold onto them more easily. Popular areas liposuction targets can include your midsection, back, upper arms, thighs, neck, and love handles.

The result is often total body contouring that helps shape and define portions of your body you may feel self-conscious about. While liposuction isn’t intended to help you drop pounds or act as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, it can help you get over that last hurdle between you and a toned physique.

Gynecomastia surgery

A broad, flat chest is commonly associated with masculinity. While some men try to resolve this with pectoral implants, others benefit from some male breast reduction and contouring. Some men experience so-called “man boobs” due to normal weight gain or are left with excess skin after weight loss. Others may have a condition known as gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is a condition in which glandular tissue is found around the nipple area, sometimes resulting in an appearance similar to breasts. Unlike fat deposits, this type of male breast tissue can’t be decreased through weight loss.

Typically, hormonal fluctuations contribute to gynecomastia, although certain medications can also be responsible. Regardless of the cause, a buildup of tissue, unwanted fat, or excess or loose skin may detract from your desired muscular physique.

Male breast reduction targets glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin to create a flatter chest. Our plastic surgeon can also contour the chest wall to create the traditional masculine appearance that most men seek. 


Male facial rejuvenation

While the media focuses more on women’s facial cosmetic procedures, men can also benefit from facial rejuvenation. A male facelift works to help rejuvenate your appearance, helping you feel younger, fresher, and more virile. It is often a go-to for men looking to fight signs of aging.

There are a variety of procedures that you can select from. Facial plastic surgery for men may include:

  • Jawline surgery can create a more masculine appearance and may include a male chin implant for a stronger-looking aesthetic.
  • Male rhinoplasty, better known as a nose job, helps to shape and sculpt the nose.
  • Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can repair droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids caused by aging and lack of collagen.
  • A neck lift usually includes liposuction of the neck area and is excellent for reducing the double chin and softening creases.
  • A brow lift helps to remove excess skin found on the forehead, fix droopy eyelids, and return the brows to their previous position.

All these procedures and a few more generally make up a rhytidectomy (or facelift) that helps to restore your former youthfulness and add the final touches to your dad bod makeover.

Botox and dermal fillers for men

Though not generally considered part of a daddy makeover, Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that can be sought independently or in addition to surgery to smooth out your facial features, creases, or fine lines from natural aging.

Unlike surgical procedures, Botox usually lasts three to six months and requires follow-up injections. Dermal fillers can last up to a year.

Is a daddy makeover right for you?

Daddy makeover plastic surgery is a way to help you feel refreshed, youthful, and more confident in your appearance. By creating a custom package, you can rejuvenate many areas of your body, better aligning them with your desired aesthetic appearance. Thanks to increased accessibility to plastic surgery, enhancing your physical features has never been easier. Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight or just want to feel like yourself again, a dad bod makeover may be able to help you achieve your physique goals!

Why do men choose Dr. Saber for their Plastic Surgery needs in the Los Angeles area?

Dr. Sepideh Saber, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and one of Los Angeles’ leading plastic surgeons for male plastic surgery.

She offers a more sensitive female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations who desire beautiful results and minimal downtime. Patients from all walks of life have praised their outcomes and her caring, thoughtful approach to all types of appearance and health-related matters.

Dr. Saber trained at Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school. She took her plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC). She then completed a fellowship at New York University (NYU) in the extremely challenging and delicate areas of hand surgery and microsurgery. Dr. Saber is a member of ‌the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Please call (877) 205-4100 or schedule your consultation online.

The practice of Dr. Saber is located in Encino, CA, for patients throughout the Los Angeles area. We are convenient to patients in Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, and Echo Park.

Dr. Saber graduated from Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school and did her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the equally lauded University of Southern California. She then completed a fellowship at New York University in the extremely challenging and delicate disciplines of hand surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Saber offers a more sensitive, female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations. Former patients from all walks of life have praised not only their treatment outcomes but her caring, thoughtful approach to a wide array of appearance and health-related matters.
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    I was fortunate to find Dr. Saber after researching board-certified surgeons who specialize in breast cancer reconstruction revision surgery. I knew I was in good hands from the moment I spoke with the lovely and efficient Marlene, Dr Saber's office manager. Dr Saber patiently listened to my concerns and, after examining me, explained what I could realistically expect the outcome to be from another surgery. She also explained to me that she would need to review my previous surgery notes before we could discuss a possible further surgery, which I found comforting and highly ethical. I also discussed a couple of other procedures that I would like done, including fat removal from my large upper arms that had caused me great embarrassment for several years. Dr. Saber is an excellent surgeon who is incredibly kind and genuine. She truly understands the female body and the emotional aspect of body insecurities yet, she is transparent about what can and cannot be done and takes time to discuss realistic expectations and outcomes. My breast reconstruction revision surgery will take place in the New Year, but in the meantime, I have the most fabulous upper arms that I recently flaunted in a strapless dress (something I have not done in years). Dr Saber is truly one of a kind, and I still cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found her. I highly recommend Dr Saber.

    Linda DeCarlo November 29, 2023

    I don’t have enough wonderful words to describe Dr Saber and Marlene! I had a tummy tuck done this year and from start to finish the entire experience was amazing. Marlene is always so helpful and works so hard to make every detail a breeze for you. When I had my consultation with Dr Saber I was at a point of complete agony with my body. She instantly took that stress and frustration off my shoulders! As a woman not being heard by doctors for years I left that consultation with happy tears knowing I had finally found my Dr. It was a major surgery and I felt completely zen and at peace going in because she really does make you feel that safe. I didn’t think I would ever look the way I do now! She gave me the gift of having the body I kept fighting for. I will never stop recommending her.

    Monica Prusa October 9, 2023

    I saw Dr. Saber when I broke my wrist. I ended up having to have surgery. She did an excellent job and I am healing nicely. She was very professional, but was also very kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend her!!

    Sandy Schaupp September 13, 2022

    I LOVED DR SABER!!! There are a few reasons why I chose her. One was because she’s a female Doctor that was my goal who also did a good job (which I was able to confirm with all her before and after photos) and what sold me was my safety in mind. She made me feel like I was in the best hands ever along with Marlene who coordinated everything THANK YOU LADIES! Dr Saber helped me get back the body I have always desired. I had a lot of stomach fat from weight gain and I lost weight so a lot of my weight was in my front lower and upper abdomen. Now I have a super beautiful curvy body like an hourglass after a tummy tuck and lipo she did. She understood the assignment hahaha . I’m 32 years old no kids just wanted to enjoy my younger body looking and feeling beautiful and she really took good care of me. Even after hours I had an emergency due to my fault but she was there and got back to me very quickly and I’m very grateful. I also think her work says a lot because I stopped taking pain medication on the 3rd day after surgery and was fine with very minimal pain I was able to tolerate the healing process. Highly recommend going with her I just had a wonderful experience and would do it all over again if I had too. Maybe after I have kids. Thanks Dr Saber and team <3

    STEPHANIE d July 15, 2022

    Dr.Saber is by far one of the best plastic surgeons. I love how she takes her time to explain any procedure to the patients understanding. She always makes sure to answers any and all questions.From fillers to body contours she’s the one you want.

    Katherine Melara February 15, 2022

    Dr Saber is amazing! She is caring and very informative. I went in for fillers and she explained procedure step by step. I highly recommend her and look forward to future visits.

    Amanda Vazquez December 18, 2020

    Dr. Saber was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She took time to listen, answer all my questions and was forthright in her recommendations. Her staff was friendly and helpful. I was very happy with the results and plan on going back. If you are looking for a first rate professional experience look no further she is the doctor for you!

    T R December 18, 2020

    Dr. Saber is one of a kind plastic surgeon with a heart of gold. She is a well verse plastic surgeon that puts her patient's needs before anything else. She genuinely cares about every single patient, and her work speaks for itself. I notice every post-operative result on her Instagram (@saberplasticsurgery) the patients have this glow that radiates through. I have been going to Dr. Saber for my Botox for the past 3 years, and love the results every time. I know who I will be going to for any future plastic surgery needs, and will confidently refer family and friends to Dr. Saber for any Botox, fillers, and plastic surgery consultations.

    Rudy Garcia December 16, 2020

    I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Saber! I am so pleased with my results from a breast augmentation she performed on me back in late June! She answered all my questions and concerns before and after my surgery. She’s very easy to get in contact with and she’s so nice. She made feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. 100/10 Lover her work!!

    Amanda Villegas October 15, 2020

    Dr Saber is hands down the best surgeon! She took her time answering my questions and explained procedure in detail. After doing liposuction six months ago, I am extremely happy with my results and I appreciate her so much.

    Marlene Cosentino October 15, 2020

    Dr. Saber is so kind and thorough with her patients! She is an amazing doctor and genuinely cars about everyone she comes in contact with. I would recommend her to anyone for any hand surgery or cosmetic procedure.

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