I use vimtex although I am by no means an expert in Vim, so it may be that I'm missing something obvious. Anyway, I am looking for functionality similar to that of 'cse, csc, csd' (which change the surrounding environment, command, or delimiter respectively) where instead of changing something I would like to add an environment, command, or delimiter around some text highlighted in say visual mode.
The place I find myself most often needing this is when I quickly import a graphic and then have to go back and wrap the command in a center environment. This also sometimes comes up when I have a variable say t which I've forgotten to drop in math mode (so it appears as a non-math t). It's a pain to do `insert mode -> $ -> exit insert mode -> l -> insert mode -> $' and I'm sure there is an easier way, but I haven't been able to find it.
There were a couple of good suggestions on a post I made at the LaTeX stack exchange, but was told to come here for something more official.