What Plastic Surgery Procedures Can Help Me Be More Active?
Posted January 06, 2022 in Body Contouring
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Eating right and being active keeps us healthy, and being healthy tends to make us happier than sitting around on the couch and binge-watching eight episodes of a TV series in one day.
However, if you have stubborn fat or lax and sagging skin on your body, then staying active can be a challenge.
The extra fat and skin can get in the way and chafe your skin, making exercise irritating and even painful. However, there are several plastic surgery procedures that can help you attain a healthier and more trimmed aesthetic while also allowing you a chance to go outside and enjoy what the world has to offer.
Living in and around Austin, Texas, there are many different opportunities to be active. So, if you’ve always wanted to go for a run, bike to Mount Bonnell, or get out on Lady Bird Lake to ski, wakeboard, or wakesurf but haven’t because of stubborn fat or flabby skin, then you might want to consider any of these plastic surgery procedures…
1. Breast Reduction
Many women with overly large breasts find exercising a pain, both figuratively and literally. Their breasts get in the way and can cause chest and backaches.
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes fat and glandular tissue from your breasts to give you a slimmer physique. And you’ll be able to go for a jog without the discomfort of heavy breasts getting in the way. You’ll also have more confidence in yourself and the way you look.
Many women who undergo a breast reduction choose to have breast lift surgery, as well.
2. Thigh Lift
If you have undergone drastic weight loss, then you may be carrying around extra skin on your thighs, which can get in your way and chafe when you’re active.
With thigh lift surgery, extra fat and excess skin in your inner and outer thighs are removed, allowing you a more comfortable and physically fit aesthetic. You’ll be able to wear shorts or that skimpy bathing suit to show off your legs and run around the park or on the sand.
3. Arm Lift
Whether from age or life changes, like weight loss, many men and women have extra skin on the underside of their upper arms. This extra skin, sometimes called “bat wings,” can make you feel self-conscious and not want to wear short sleeves or tank tops. It can also get in the way of exercising. But arm lift surgery, like thigh lift surgery, can help you look and feel great by surgically removing extra fat and skin on your arms.
After an arm lift, you’ll be ready to get outside and go kayaking on the water.
4. Tummy Tuck
Pregnancy, age, or weight loss can make our bodies undergo significant changes over the course of our lives. An area of the body that is hit hardest is our midsection. Many of us carry around extra skin and fat on our tummies, and this can keep us inside and away from pools and the beach during summer.
Tummy tuck surgery can give you a more trimmed physique by removing excess skin and fat around the waist and tightening abdominal muscles that have separated over time. With a trimmer midsection, you’ll have the confidence to get outside and show off your body’s contours as you work up a good, healthy sweat.
If you have extra pockets of fat that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try, then liposuction may be the solution for you. Liposuction is a procedure that breaks up fat and then vacuums that fat out through a cannula (a small tube) inserted in your body. Though it is not a weight-loss procedure, liposuction will leave you with a healthier and more toned appearance that you won’t be able to wait to show off.
Interested in Learning More?
If you have any questions about these procedures or any of the other services we offer at Pearce Plastic Surgery, then please give us a call at 512-764-9076 or fill out our online form. We can’t wait to help you get the look and feel you want for your body so that you can get outside and live an active and healthy life.