With many of us staying at home the past year, the rise in comfortable athleisure wear has skyrocketed. Leggings and other workout clothes are great not only at the gym or on the treadmill but also for running quick errands and feeling our best while we relax. Yet sometimes, these form-fitting items can cling to unwanted rolls or highlight a stubborn “belly pooch.” Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone often aren’t enough to create the smooth, slim silhouette that complements your clothes.
At our plastic surgery practice, we’ve used tummy tuck surgery to help countless Orlando patients look and feel amazing in all their favorite outfits. If unwanted skin and belly fat has kept you from enjoying your leggings, compression T-shirt, or crop top sports bras, here are a few things to consider.
How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
Tummy tuck surgery is a transformative procedure that slims and contours the body. The surgery begins with the doctor making a thin, horizontal incision that stretches from hip to hip. The doctor uses this incision to cut away excess skin and carefully remove unwanted fat and tissue underneath. Liposuction is often used to suction out pockets of fat and ensure even, smooth results.
After the bulk of the surgery is complete, the doctor pulls the remaining skin down to create a toned, flat midsection. While a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss procedure, it is a wonderful option for adding a finishing touch after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Excess Tissue and Exercise
Unwanted rolls around your belly may cause more problems than just embarrassment. The tissue can literally weigh you down and make movement and exercise more difficult. Trying to work out after losing a significant amount of weight can be both physically and mentally draining because of this extra skin and fat. Excess tissue can also trap sweat and rub against other skin, leading to painful chafing or even infection.
For tummy tuck patients, the procedure does more than just tone and tighten the belly. It can also make exercise less physically taxing and help you feel more confident when wearing leggings or form-fitting athletic wear. When you feel confident in your workout clothes, you’re more likely to enjoy your time spent exercising or lifting. You’ll also feel good when wearing athleisure clothing around the house on casual days.
Ready to Look Your Best?
Items like leggings are now a staple in nearly every modern person’s wardrobe. You should feel proud and comfortable not only at the gym but also when relaxing on your own time.
If you struggle with extra folds and fat around your belly, tummy tuck surgery smooths away these problems. If you are in the Orlando area and considering tummy tuck surgery, please request a consultation online or call (407) 871-6610 to request an appointment.