What is an “attractive dad bod,” you ask?
According to the term’s original source:
“The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The attractive dad bod says, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’ It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.”
While this isn’t exactly an all-out criticism, it’s also not a glowing review of the dad bod body type. Furthermore, if you yourself have what someone might describe as an “attractive dad bod,” you’re probably looking for solutions, rather than just accepting the dad bod fate.
The good news is that there is absolutely no reason for men to settle for dad bods if they don’t’ want it. Body positivity is important while there is no reason for men to be unhappy or afraid to strive for their preferred body type. If men want to eliminate the beer guts, love handles, and dad bods, they have that option with several plastic surgery procedures.
So, when you’re ready to say “so long!” to the attractive dad bod life, here are the top procedures that will help achieve the body type you are hoping for.
Top Procedures for Tackling an Attractive Dad Bod
When you look in the mirror, you want to see what your mindset reflects: Confidence and strength. When you don’t see this, however, discouragement is inevitable. Our physical appearance has a large impact on our lives and dad bods have a tendency to make men feel less confident. They aren’t good for the body image most men want to have. And it’s even more discouraging when you’ve been putting in long hours at the gym and you still aren’t seeing results or the body type you are aiming for. All men aren’t going to be muscular men, some are thinner. But even if all men aren’t going to be muscular men, it doesn’t mean they can’t achieve the preferred body type they dream of.
When this is the case, male liposuction is the best procedure that can help. Any man with a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) and with good skin elasticity and muscle tone can be a strong candidate for liposuction.
Remember that liposuction is not a weight loss tool – it is a body contouring procedure. It is designed to help the specific areas that are resistant to your diet and exercise. These are the areas that so often characterize dad bods.
The liposuction procedure removes stubborn fat from common fatty areas that men struggle with: abdomen, arms, chest, thighs, neck/chin, and flanks. This is achieved through the insertion of a hollow stainless steel tube, called a cannula, into the skin through very small incisions.
Once the cannula is inserted, Dr. Schulman will suck out the excess fat cells by a combination of back-and-forth motions and suction. This trusted procedure is highly effective and can be performed as an outpatient. In fact, from start to finish, you’ll generally only have to spend a few hours in our office for liposuction. Liposuction is a key procedure for tackling dad bods. Many women have turned to liposuction when they need a little extra help, now it’s time for dads to do the same.
Male Tummy Tucks
Many men assume that procedures like tummy tucks are only for women. Many women prefer to get a tummy tuck after pregnancies. Men complain of dad bods which are easily identified by excess abdominal skin that occurs with aging or with weight loss.
The truth is, men are just as likely to get a tummy tuck as women are. Likewise, tummy tucks performed on men are just as effective as they are with women. Finally, men are just as satisfied with the results.
Whereas the liposuction procedure only removes fat deposits beneath the skin, the tummy tuck procedure (abdominoplasty) tightens up the ab muscles and also removes excess skin.
This is often a good procedure for those who have recently lost a large amount of weight as it can help remove stretched out skin and stretch marks, especially on the lower abdomen.
In some cases, male liposuction is used in tandem with male tummy tucks — in effect, removing small deposits of excess fat while at the same time tightening the excess abdominal muscles, and removing excess skin. The entire result will give you a flatter, firmer, decidedly less “attractive dad bod” abdomen.
Male Breast Reduction
It’s not uncommon for fullness in the male chest (gynecomastia) to develop over time. This may be caused by normal aging, hormonal factors, recreational drug use, prescription medications, weight fluctuations, or a genetic predisposition. Some men develop enlarged chests during puberty and it never improves.
Regardless of the cause, wanting to get rid of this excess tissue is completely natural, so many men attempt to reduce on their own. However, even with rigorous exercise and dieting, these efforts often prove futile.
This may be because the glandular breast cannot be reduced with diet or exercise, because the fullness is actually caused by stretched skin, or because genetic factors make slimming in this area on your own simply impossible.
Fortunately, the male breast reduction procedure performed by Dr. Schulman is the ideal solution for men who are unhappy with their dad bods.
In a male breast reduction (or gynecomastia surgery) New York City Dr. Schulman removes the excess glandular breast tissue and lifts and firms the area in order to get rid of droopiness and sagginess. Because everyone’s experience with gynecomastia is unique, Dr. Schulman will cater your procedure to you, specifically.
In this way, your procedure may involve liposuction, physical tissue removal, and/or skin removal. The scars and recovery will depend on exactly what needs to be done for you.
Botox for Men
In the non-surgical realm, many men are looking for quick and effective solutions to facial rejuvenation. This means the reduction or elimination of wrinkles and lines — often, most troublesome at the corners of the mouth, between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and at the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
As a man, you may also want to combat unfortunate natural facial expressions that can sometimes make you appear angry, worried, or tired — even when you aren’t.
The best solution for these challenges is — time and again —Botox.
Botox provides fast and highly-effective solutions to wrinkles and the appearance of unwanted expressions. It can also slim bulky or unattractive jawlines, and it can even reduce excessive sweating on the hands and feet or beneath the underarms.
Furthermore, Botox will not only reduce and get rid of wrinkles, but it will actually prevent further wrinkles from forming as you age.
Possibly the best news about Botox is that the process is fast, and simple. Discomfort is extremely minimal, and there is no downtime involved.
Chemical Peels or Laser Treatments
When you’re after improvement for skincare issues such as scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or uneven texture, chemical peels and lasers are simple, noninvasive procedures that can help.
Dr. Schulman uses a variety of chemical peels of varying strengths. These peels may treat the outermost layers or go even deeper into the skin. Recovery from chemical peels is minimal, but will depend on the depth of the treatment. It may involve several days of redness, followed by several days of peeling.
In the end, you’ll enjoy smoother, tighter, more even skin.
Laser treatments are also a great option. Dr. Schulman has a variety of lasers available to you. These lasers may resurface the outer layers with minimal downtime, or he may recommend a deeper laser treatment to reduce lines, wrinkles, and old acne scarring.
For optimal effectiveness, many patients opt to combine their chemical peels and lasers with procedures such as neck lifts and eyelid surgery.
Questions and Answers
Do people find dad bods attractive?
A recent online survey showed that 7 out of 10 women prefer the dad bod, finding it attractive, and associating it with confidence and happiness. Whether it is related to body positivity or simple preference, more women find the dad bod attractive.
What do dad bods look like?
The dad bod refers to the physique of middle-aged men, characterized as relatively slim but not highly toned. Recently, it has gained significant attention, boosting the confidence of men dealing with concerns like aging and hair loss.
Why do guys have dad bods?
Recent research reveals that new fathers undergo significant hormonal and neural changes resulting in dad bods. As they prepare for parenthood, they become more attuned to parental stimuli, showing a decrease in testosterone levels and an increase in plasma oxytocin. Dad bods don’t come about for no reason.
Ready to Start Working on That Attractive Dad Bod?
Dr. Schulman a New York City Plastic Surgeon offers the type of male plastic surgery New York City guys can get on board with: Straight-forward, effective procedures with straight-forward, effective results.
From Botox and chemical peels to male liposuction and breast reduction, Dr. Schulman will help you say goodbye to the attractive dad bod lifestyle and hello to a body type you can be proud to strut at the beach or gym.
To achieve the perfect dad bod, schedule your “attractive dad bod” consultation with Dr. Schulman today, give our office a call at (212) 289-1851, or send us a message and we’ll be in touch with you soon!