Sympathy Weight (n): The weight put on by a husband, while his wife is pregnant.
Everyone knows that moms have a hard time keeping up their post-baby bodies. Fathers get a little overlooked in this process, though; the sympathy weight he gains during his wife’s pregnancy can actually mark the start of a journey to take care of others, but neglect his own needs. The strain of his partner’s pregnancy and childbirth, the busy parenting schedule and a lack of exercise, plus endless eating on the run, all eventually take their toll on a daddy’s figure and appearance.
Daddy Makeover (n ): Any number of cosmetic surgery procedures; used to rejuvenate the face or body, remove fatty tissues, or sagging skin, that have accumulated due to age, weight, and illness.
Since the Mommy Makeover exploded onto the cosmetic surgery scene several years ago, the idea of combining a group of procedures to reverse the physical woes of parenthood has steadily grown in popularity. Grouping together a tummy tuck, love handle reduction, and butt-lift, can be extremely beneficial for a dad’s body. The belt-line incision removes excess fatty tissue and raises skin where a dad needs it most – around the waist.
Manscaping (v): The use of non-invasive cosmetic procedures on a man’s facial features; improving the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and fine lines.
For those daddies not ready to take the surgical plunge, non-invasive treatments can be just as beneficial for taking years off an appearance. Botox Cosmetic can smooth out forehead lines and crow’s feet; facial fillers can lift features and fill out a sunken jaw or cheeks. An Obaji Chemical Peel or microdermabrasion will shrink pores and soften time-weathered skin.
New Lease on Life (n): Term used to describe a positive lifestyle change, opening up a revitalized physical and ideological outlook for an individual.
Men are a growing portion of cosmetic surgery clientele, making up more than 10% of all cosmetic procedures last year. Guys are just as likely as gals to want to look and feel their best, for both their personal and professional life. The benefits of a Daddy Makeover are more than just skin deep; the procedures can give back lost self-confidence, and provide a much deserved new lease on life. And as one father said, “It’s kind of nice being the good looking husband and father!”