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Ditch That Dad Bod!

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Cosmetic surgery isn’t just for women. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 29% increase in male cosmetic procedures between 2000 and 2018. What’s the reason for the sudden shift? Men are looking to ditch that dad bod!

Look Your Best

With the rise of social media culture, men are more concerned with their outward appearance. Similar to how folks with dental issues hide their smiles, men who are uncomfortable with their appearance will try to hide it with baggy clothing or by simply withdrawing from social functions they might otherwise attend. 

The “ideal” male body consists of broad shoulders, a slim waist, and a toned, muscular physique. While previously this could only be obtained through strenuous exercise, a clean diet, and good genetics, today’s cosmetic procedures open myriad doors for men to look best without toiling in the gym. 

What Do Men Want?

a male dad bod

Cosmetic procedures on men represented roughly 7% of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2018. The most commonly requested procedures?

  1. Liposuction
  2. Male breast reduction
  3. Abdominoplasty
  4. Blepharoplasty
  5. Rhinoplasty

What does this tell us? Men are primarily focused on the abdomen; they want to ditch that dad bod! While liposuction is the top-requested procedure, the areas of focus typically include the neck, chest, abdomen, and flanks.

Botox use among men is also on the rise. Interestingly, male facial muscles are larger than their female counterparts, which can lead to more pronounced expression lines. Men’s skin might age better than women’s, but men don’t invest in skincare the way women do. That leads to an increased demand for “brotox” later in life. 

Why More Men are Going Under the Knife

a male dad bod measuring the waist

Men don’t like downtime. With the advances in cosmetic surgery, more men are opting for minimally invasive procedures and injectables, like botox, on the rise. 

Like women, men want to look natural. That means they want to avoid the telltale signs of plastic surgery scars, incision marks, and unnatural-looking skin. Today’s cosmetic procedures are easier, require significantly less downtime, and offer more in terms of natural-looking results. 

The DeLuca Difference

Not only do men and women have different cosmetic concerns, but they also require different kinds of care. At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we take the time to answer your questions, allay your concerns, and listen to you to determine exactly what you want out of each procedure. 

We offer a wide selection of invasive and non-invasive procedures, completely customizable to fit your specific aesthetic and we’ll stand by you every step of the way to ensure optimal satisfaction-and results. 

Times have changed. It’s time to ditch that dad bod and achieve the appearance you’ve always dreamed of. Get in touch with our office today to learn more, schedule a consultation, and change your life forever!


Transgender Top Surgery: An Option For You?

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Surgeon performing liposuction.

DeLuca Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the most advanced techniques in FTM top surgery. Also called masculinizing chest surgery, FTM top surgery is not a uniform procedure in that it differs for each individual patient. 

Why FTM Top Surgery?

Whether because of gender dysphoria or myriad other reasons, patients may decide top surgery is the best course of action. Importantly, hormone therapy is not required before top surgery. In fact, having top surgery before beginning hormone therapy has resulted in optimal results for some patients previously. 

What is FTM Top Surgery?

The procedure involves removing breast tissue and is done outpatient under general anesthesia. Special surgical techniques contour and reduce the chest wall and position both the nipples and areola. Depending on breast size, we’ll decide upon the best surgical method for your optimal results. During the procedure, we’ll make incisions in the skin and remove the breast tissue, thus reshaping the chest. For patients with smaller breasts, the surgical scar can be limited to just around the nipple.

What to Expect Post-Procedure

Your chest will remain in a compression wrap for about two weeks post-procedure. We’ll typically install plastic tubes to gather any excess fluids, and we recommend sleeping with your torso elevated for at least the first week after the procedure. Avoid strenuous activity like lifting for several weeks after the procedure. 

Get more details on the management of swelling and scars in blog post: Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery.

Is FTM Top Surgery Right For You?

If you’ve been considering FTM top surgery, schedule a consultation with DeLuca Plastic Surgery. We’ll go over the risks, benefits, and whether or not you could be an ideal candidate for FTM top surgery.

Give us a call or go online for more information today!


The Tummy Tuck

Moms, are you happy with your physical body? Do you have countless hours to spend in the gym? Is a personal chef creating a nutrition plan to keep you in tip-top shape as you run around after your little ones, taking them to soccer practice, dance, and Kung Fu?

Chances are, this is not your reality. Let me paint a more realistic picture of you. If you’re like the average mom, you are running the kiddos around and maintaining a house, social schedule, and your own career, perhaps. You vacillate between protein bars, leftover peanut butter sandwiches and Cheez-Its for your noon lunch, as you have no time for anything else, and you have a few pounds to lose. Coffee is your fuel, chocolate is your secret gluttonous snack as you prioritize everyone else first. Does this sound familiar?

Moms, it’s time to get down to the business of taking care of yourselves. Who said that being a mom meant you had to be okay with ten extra pounds and a soft belly? Do you wish you still had the body you had in college?

You can get it back! How about scheduling an abdominoplasty?

What is an abdominoplasty?

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