Summary: Summer is a great time of year. There are cookouts and barbeques, outdoor events, camping and swimming, and so on. But sometimes the notion of showing off in a bathing suit can leave us feeling a little… unconfident. The body is an interesting thing. We can feel great about it and self conscious all at the same time. But when the sun comes out somewhere warm, such as clear lake, TX, plastic surgery may be a good way to make sure you can wear whatever you want, whenever you want, without feeling self-conscious about it.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for Summer Plans
April is here—and it’s after April Fool’s Day, so that means that it’s safe to talk about stuff. But April also means that, once the snow melts and the rain showers stop, things will start heating up. That means soon it’ll be time to hit the beaches—tannin and swimming and general, you know, recreation. This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. Bathing suits have been on the store racks for months now. It’s just that with the weather starting to turn (finally), we can start to accept it as reality. So, let’s get down to it, shall we: it’s hot, it’s time to hit the beach, and that means it’s time to start getting into that bathing suit. The question is: how bikini (or bathing suit)-ready are you?
By asking this question, I certainly don’t mean to imply that only fit, slender people can wear revealing bikinis and bathing suits. We try to be very body-positive on this blog, so we’re fully supportive of anyone that wants to strut their stuff on the beach—and we should all be supportive of that as well. But not everyone is comfortable with their body—or comfortable enough with their body to wear a bathing suit. That’s okay too. Luckily, there are some plastic surgery procedures that are designed to help you become more comfortable with your proportions and more comfortable with your body, so you can strut your stuff (or at least not feel self-conscious and uncomfortable) on the beach (or anywhere else) this summer.
So let’s take a look at what some of these plastic surgery procedures for summer might be.
This is, perhaps, the quintessential bikini-time procedure. And while tummy tucks are generally targeted towards women (I just did it, in fact, by mentioning bikinis instead of bathing suits), it’s also popular with men. Essentially, this is a procedure that is designed to eliminate excess skin and tissue around the belly. See, sometimes that extra pudge is just excess skin. And when you eliminate the excess tissue, the stomach looks much smoother. Surgeons are also able to add some rigidity to the abdominal muscles—meaning your belly area will definitely look leaner and meaner.
The one downside is that the tummy tuck can be pretty painful and can require a pretty lengthy recovery time. Despite that, it’s still an incredibly popular procedure and people love the results. A tummy tuck is a great way to get your belly looking like it’s great to be in a bikini (or a bathing suit).
This procedure is always popular, but it is certainly worth mentioning in any conversation about bikinis and bathing suits. And, probably not for the reason you’d think (most men tend to assume that wanting larger breasts is about wanting more attention—which isn’t necessarily the case). It’s about proportion. Bikinis are typically sold in sets (tops and bottoms) and those sets generally have a kind of built in proportion. That means, for a lot of women, that set is ill fitting in one area or another. Women that have a larger rear end but a flatter chest can find this especially frustrating—and breast augmentation is one way to achieve those proportions.
During this procedure, most women will select a silicone implant (though other implant types, including a fat graft, are available) of a desired size. Recovery can take a couple of weeks, though it may take several months for residual swelling to subside. That said, is usually quite low on the discomfort scale, and has incredibly high satisfaction ratings. Indeed, most women who want a breast augmentation and undergo the procedures report an increase in quality of life.
We all have those spots we can’t get rid of through diet and exercise. That’s mostly what liposuction is for. Modern liposuction techniques can target these discreet pockets of fat and eliminate them in a way that looks incredibly natural. Most people won’t be able to tell you’ve had a procedure done at all—they’ll just know that you look good. So this is a popular option with summer approaching because it offers a way to get rid of some of that fat you’ve been working on all winter but hasn’t budged.
Recovery for liposuction depends greatly on the targeted area. If you had a substantial amount of fat removed, recovery can take much longer. Likewise, if you had fat removed from a sensitive area, things can be a little more painful. Generally, however, people are back on their feet in a matter of days and resuming normal activity in a matter of weeks. Liposuction is among one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures of all time, so it’s not shocking to see it on this list of summer-time fun procedures.
Time to Enjoy Summer
Whatever procedure you decide to undertake (if any), we hope that you enjoy this start to summer. Take pride in your body, be confident in your appearance—and be as body-positive as you can. The beach awaits.