Cottage cheese. This is something we may like to eat every so often. It is not something we want to hear used to describe the appearance of our body. All too often, however, this is exactly what is done.

Cottage cheese, of course, is a term commonly applied to cellulite, a condition that affects the physical appearance of women, mainly, but also some men.

Our SmartLipo New York City & Long Island surgeons enable women to regain confidence in their bodies by safely and effectively eliminating excess fat in areas where cellulite is prone to form, but we also find it important to help you find ways to decrease the risk of recurrence after laser liposuction.

After Laser Liposuction in NYC, Help Get Rid of Cellulite! Tips from our SmartLipo New York City DoctorsWhat is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the name given to the appearance of excess fatty deposits under the skin. A very natural condition that up to 90% of women will experience at some point in their life, cellulite is not always the result of extra weight. In fact, there are millions of women at or near their ideal weight who struggle with this dimpling of the skin.

Cellulite occurs when fatty deposits under the skin press up against the fibrous connective tissue, situated much like netting that ties skin to underlying muscle. Cellulite is more prevalent in women because the female fibrous tissue is patterned differently than it is in a man’s body.

We see this condition develop on areas of the body where fat cells tend to accumulate, such as the buttocks or thighs, but cellulite can also develop around the breasts or on the arms or lower abdomen.

Regaining Confidence After Laser Liposuction in NYC

There are countless creams and serums sold commercially today, promising to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Even med-spas are catching on to the demand for smoother skin by offering non-invasive cosmetic remedies for dimpled skin such as VelaShape cellulite reduction therapy.

Thus far, there has been little promise for the total elimination of cellulite with any commercial product. Certain cosmetic treatments that melt fat cells and tighten skin have shown to temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, if only for a period of about three to six months.

Because such treatments may use radiofrequency, infrared light or heat, care must be taken so as to avoid injury to the skin during any of the multiple VelaShape treatment sessions.

Fortunately, studies have shown that results from laser fat removal treatment far exceeds what can be achieved with any other method currently available.

How to Reduce Cellulite Naturally after Laser Liposuction

For those who choose to undergo laser liposuction in NYC or Long Island, confidence can be regained and a jump start to long lasting results attained. Research has shown that, above all else, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program is the best way to keep cellulite at bay.

We recommend that our patients develop healthy and active habits that will prolong their results, such as adding strength training and at least 45 minutes of cardio to their workout routine.

While a healthy weight is the ideal scenario, it is also through the toning of muscles and tightening of skin that the appearance of cellulite really improves dramatically. And don’t forget to eat whole, natural foods and drink at least 64 ounces of clear water per day to smooth cellulite.

To rid your arms, buttocks, abdomen or thighs of stubborn, unsightly fat, contact us in Manhattan or Long Island for your free SmartLipo consultation.

*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program. Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.