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The Daddy Do-Over: What You Need to Know

September 23, 2020

Men seeking plastic surgery are commonly interested in addressing signs of aging or changes they see in their bodies over time. Often, they have concerns or insecurities about multiple areas of the body or face. For these patients, Dr. Cruise offers a customizable treatment known as a daddy do-over, which may include chest gynecomastia surgery and a tummy tuck.

What is a Daddy Do-Over?

A daddy do-over is a procedure of a combination of procedures designed to address signs of aging in the face or body for men. The phrase “daddy do-over” is a reference to a popular plastic surgery option for women, the mommy makeover, which addresses changes to the body after pregnancy and the natural aging process. Men also begin to see changes in their 30s and 40s, such as weight gain and stubborn fat in the abdominal area, excessive breast tissue, or wrinkles, and fine lines. A daddy do-over is a customizable procedure that can address these insecurities.

What Procedures Can I Include in a Daddy Do-Over?

Each patient can choose the procedures that best address their own concerns with a daddy do-over. The most common procedures to include are gynecomastia surgery, liposuction, and a tummy tuck.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is designed to reduce excess breast tissue in men. This can occur due to hormonal changes or other factors as the patient ages. There are several types of gynecomastia, and the appearance of large breasts in men can be due to excessive glandular tissue, stubborn fat, large nipples, sagging skin, or a combination of these. Dr. Cruise uses several techniques to reshape the area for a more masculine chest contour. In some cases, liposuction alone can be used to reduce the appearance of male breasts.


Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat deposits throughout the body. As a man ages, it can become more and more difficult to lose weight, especially fat that is stored in the midsection. Liposuction is commonly used in the abdominal area, flanks, and back. Liposuction is performed by making a small incision in the treatment area, through which a cannula is inserted. The cannula is then used to break apart fat, which is then permanently removed.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are one of the best ways to remove lax skin and repair stretched muscles that usually result from weight fluctuations. Since it’s common for men to carry weight around the stomach, it can be frustrating to lose weight only to find the stomach still doesn’t look the way they want it to. A tummy tuck can achieve a flatter, more toned appearance to the torso, especially when paired with liposuction or gynecomastia surgery.

Daddy Do-Over Candidates

Men who see unwanted signs of aging in multiple areas of the body are usually good candidates for a daddy do-over so long as they are generally healthy overall. While daddy do-over options like gynecomastia surgery and liposuction reduce stubborn fat, they are not replacements for a healthy diet and exercise routine, and you should be at a stable and healthy weight before choosing these procedures. Dr. Cruise will evaluate your health and concerns to determine a proper treatment plan for your daddy do-over.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your daddy do-over options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruise. Call our Newport Beach, CA office at (323) 488-4419 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.


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Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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