As more and more fathers are taking on an active role in parenting, they also are starting to realize they have less time to focus on themselves. Some dads realize their personal appearance isn’t where they would like it to be but they aren’t sure how to change it. And while some dads might head to the gym to get in shape, others are looking into something a little more drastic: plastic surgery.


A Rise in Daddy Makeovers

That’s right, “daddy makeovers” are on the rise, with more and more fathers opting to go under the knife to improve their appearance. According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has increased by almost 30 percent in the last decade. And while some men are still getting traditional procedures like liposuction and nose jobs, an increasing number are opting for procedures that were once considered to be exclusively for women, like breast reduction and eyelid surgery.

Surprising Plastic Surgery Statistics

Men and women alike are getting surgical enhancements. Here are some statistics on the percentage of procedures that were male in the latest report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery in 2020. Many of these you generally think of as procedures for women only.

Percentages of Procedures That Were Male

  • 56% of calf augmentations
  • 42% of ear surgeries
  • 26% of cheek implants
  • 22% of chin augmentations
  • 18% of rhinoplasties
  • 14% of neck lifts
  • 14% of eyelid surgeries
  • 14% of butt implants
  • 12% of butt lifts
  • 11% of liposuction
  • 8% of facelifts
  • 6% of thigh lifts
  • 4% of tummy tucks
  • 4% of lip augmentations

What’s in a Daddy Makeover?

Dr. Robert Kratschmer, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the area, has noticed many men coming in for liposuction, Botox® and even laser hair removal after becoming fathers.

“You can work out a lot, but you just reach those points where it won’t go away. Maybe when you were younger it was easier to take off, but as you get older and older, you try different things and those same areas won’t go away,” Dr. Kratschmer told the source.

Nearly every plastic surgery documented can be performed to male as well as female specifications, so if you have noticed recently that your beer belly has grown or you’ve seen unsightly hairs popping up on your chest or back, the experts at The Lett Center can help.

Why Are Daddy Do-overs Rising?

The popularity of “mommy makeovers” has been well-documented, but recently a new trend has begun to emerge, in line with the growth of the male plastic surgery industry: daddy makeovers.  So why the sudden interest in plastic surgery among dads? Well, there are a few factors at play.

Active Parenting

For one, fathers are now more likely to take an active role in their children’s lives than they were in the past, and they want to look their best for their kids. Less sleep, less time to make healthy meals, and less time to spend exercising are often unfortunate tradeoffs parents make to raise their kids the best they can. These tradeoffs have a direct and negative impact on a youthful appearance.

Just as mothers experience what seems like rapid aging during their first few years as parents, fathers are also noticing wrinkles and weight gain – and doing something about it.

Social Circles

Additionally, many dads feel like they need to keep up with the appearance of other fathers in their social circle, whether that’s at the playground or a PTA meeting. It can be easy to feel like you’re the only one not keeping up with the trends, but in reality, more and more dads are turning to plastic surgery to help them look their best.

Career Growth

In addition to social pressure, many fathers also feel like they need to compete with younger men in the workplace. As baby boomers age, they are finding themselves up against younger and hungrier men and women who are willing to work longer hours for less pay. In order to stay competitive, many dads feel like they need to look their best and project a youthful image.


Whatever the reason, it’s clear that daddy makeovers are here to stay. So if you’re a father who is thinking about getting a little work done, you’re definitely not alone. Just be sure to do your research and find a reputable plastic surgeon who can help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

What Procedures Are Popular Among Dads?

The most popular procedures among dads are those that target the areas that are most affected by aging and fatherhood: the face, the midsection, and the hair.

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

This is by far the most popular male plastic surgery choice. Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty can help to improve the overall appearance of the nose, and is often done to correct a deviated septum.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The next popular is eyelid plastic surgery. With age, the skin around the eyes can become loose and saggy, causing a tired or angry appearance. Eyelid surgery can help to correct this by removing excess skin and fat from around the eyes.

Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentations)

Another popular procedure among dads is cheek augmentation, which helps to improve the overall contour of the face. This is often done with implants, but can also be accomplished with fat grafting.


It may seem surprising but liposuction is also a popular choice for dads. It can help to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. This can be especially helpful for dads who are trying to get rid of their “love handles” or “dad bod.”

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear surgery can help to improve the overall shape and appearance of the ears and is often done to correct a birth defect or an injury. A fact few know is that your ears never stop growing. Over time, they may reach a size that isn’t aesthetically pleasing and they can make dads appear older than they are.

Neck lift

A neck lift can help to improve the appearance of the neck by removing excess skin and fat, and can also help to correct issues such as a “turkey wattle” or “double chin.” A neck lift can help men have a more chiseled jawline that is desirable for many.

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

A facelift can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls. It can also help to give the face a more “defined” look. Getting a facelift may be great for career advancement for dads who have aged a little more than they like for their role.

Hair Transplantation

Hair loss is a common issue among men as they age, and many fathers are self-conscious about their thinning hair. A hair transplant can help to restore a full head of hair and can give dads the confidence they need to succeed.

Other Aesthetic Treatments for Men

If you don’t want to go under the knife, there’s nothing wrong with being a man and getting a facial or indulging in fillers.


The HydraFacial treatment is particularly effective at rejuvenating the skin and cleansing the pores. This treatment can be done every four to six weeks and is a great way to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.


Dermal fillers can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. They can also be used to improve the appearance of the lips. Fillers are a great option for dads who want to improve their appearance without surgery.

Hair Treatments

We also offer hair restoration treatments for men. If you’re seeing the signs of male-pattern baldness, have a receding hairline, or just want to revitalize your look, ask us about our hair restoration treatments.


Botox® is a popular choice for fathers who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This non-surgical procedure can help to temporarily smooth out crow’s feet, forehead creases, and furrows between

Schedule a Daddy Do-Over

Our Nashville cosmetic surgery clinic performs only the most cutting-edge procedures, and all of our staff are attentive, knowledgeable, and sensitive to each individual’s needs. Contact us at 615-443-0901 to find out more!