You might have heard the term “dad bod” used to describe middle-aged men that are slightly overweight with a soft, pudgy stomach. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to hold up dad bods as an attractive look—men who rock the dad body have more fat around their waist than their friends with chiseled six-packs, but they feel confident sporting an attainable frame. You don’t actually have to be a father to use the term—if you’re between the ages of 20 and 54, your usual meals consist of beer, burgers, and fries, and you don’t get much exercise, you most likely fall into the dad bod category.
While some celebrate dad bods in support of positive body images, medical experts disagree on the grounds that being overweight and failing to prioritize a healthy diet and exercise is a detrimental lifestyle. While it’s important to embrace different body types, men with a dad bod walk a thin line between being overweight and obese—a dad bod is often classified as a body max index (BMI) between the range of 25 and 29.9, and men with a BMI over 30 are considered obese. There are a variety of health problems that come with sporting a dad bod: Being overweight can lead to a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature death.
While fathers know first-hand that work, kids, and other life events can get in the way of a healthy diet and exercise routine, the best dads also know that being around for their kids is of the utmost importance. Daddy Makeovers allow men to trade in their dad bod for a beach body to improve their health, longevity, and body image.
What Is a Daddy Makeover?
A Daddy Makeover is for men who are fed up with their beer belly blotting their ideal body image and who want to minimize health risks associated with being overweight to maximize their longevity and well-being. An increasingly popular treatment for men looking to fight aging or weight gain, a Daddy Makeover combines a variety of body contouring and anti-aging treatments to give dads a do-over at achieving a healthy, athletic physique. That said, Daddy Makeovers should complement an active lifestyle instead of being viewed as an easy solution for losing weight—the best candidates for a Daddy Makeover are men who can’t obtain their ideal look with diet and exercise alone, are in good health, and have time to recover after treatment.
From Dad Bod to Beach Body
More men are embracing nonsurgical fat reduction for its ability to enhance their appearance and confidence, help improve their endurance and flexibility, reduce strain on their bones and joints, and achieve an optimal weight for lifelong health benefits. Popular Daddy Makeover treatments include:
- HD Body Sculpting: HD Body Sculpting is a minimally invasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology to remove fat from high-volume areas permanently. Popular treatment areas for a Daddy Makeover include the stomach, love handles, and back.
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction): Male breasts can become enlarged with age due to excess fat or changes in hormones. A gynecomastia treatment permanently removes fat from the breast region to form a tighter and more defined chest.
- Abdominal Etching: Perfect for men who are close to their goal weight and have less than 20% BMI, abdominal etching consists of removing stubborn fat from the stomach to sculpt a rigid six-pack appearance for long-term results.
Belle Medical Daddy Makeover
Belle Medical has experience helping men of all ages and sizes improve their health and body image with Daddy Makeover treatments. Our knowledgeable physicians work with you during your free consultation to form an individualized treatment plan to target your specific needs and problem areas. Contact us today to learn more about how you can finally say goodbye to your dad bod for good!