Spring and summer are almost upon us, you know what that means—it’s nearly time for swimsuit and shorts season.
When it comes to looking good, there’s two main categories most people have issues with. First, there’s the most dramatic one which is your shape. Many procedures are aimed at changing the shape of your body to be more in line with what your ideal self-image is. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and Brazilian butt lifts are all concerned with changing the shape of your body so that you can look and feel your best.
However, even when people achieve their ideal shape, they may find that things such as cellulite hamper their self-image. A procedure such as Cellulaze can help them achieve their perfect summer look.
What is Cellulite?
This is the first question. You’d be surprised, many people who have cellulite are not always aware of what it is or that it is a problem that can be fixed. They think that if they just lose weight or eat better it might go away. However, no matter how many slices of pizza you deprive yourself of, you’ll find that your cellulite is here to stay!
Cellulite is a harmless “condition” of the skin that results in lumpy and uneven skin in certain areas of the body that are typically fat dominant.
Areas such as:
Notice a pattern? These are all areas save for the abdomen that are highly common spots for women to store fat due to the female anatomy. Women on average are healthier at higher body fat percentages for child-bearing reasons.
A side effect of this extra fat in these areas is the ease in which cellulite develops. Cellulite is a much more commonly cited concern for women than it is for men—which is not to say that mean do not experience it. Many men who have suffered from gynecomastia have found themselves satisfied with their male breast reduction (especially if it was performed by Dr. Greenberg!) but often come back to Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery because they want to have their skin improved of stretch marks or cellulite.
Cellulite is a point of self-consciousness for many people. There are many women and men who are afraid of wearing more revealing clothes because of their cellulite. In hotter temperatures, you can imagine this might make life uncomfortable. When everyone is out at the beach, getting a tan and relaxing in the sun, the person who is ashamed of their cellulite is keeping their shirt on or wearing extremely conservative clothing that makes them sweat unnecessarily.
What Causes Cellulite?
When fat builds up underneath the skin, it is sometimes pulled deeper into the tissues by the connective tissue bands. This results in that lumpy appearance that simply will not go away regardless of diet or exercise.
As for what actually causes it in the first place, the exact reason isn’t known. What is known, however, is that there is a genetic component to it. For example, if you have thicker skin then it simply won’t be as noticeable as those who do not.
How Can Cellulaze Help You?
Cellulaze can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer Cellulaze through our Long Island practice so that you can have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted!
The procedure is done by first administering a local anesthetic so the patient is comfortable. Then, two tiny incisions are made and the Cellulaze laser fibers are threaded through a small tube which is inserted where the incisions were made. The laser will help release the bands of connective tissue that are responsible for the fat deposits being trapped deeper. In addition to releasing the bands of connective tissue, the laser will also help stimulate collagen production in the area which will leave you with better skin elasticity down the road.
This procedure on average only take about 1 to 1.5 hours. It requires very little downtime. Some bruising or general discomfort in the treated areas are common. When you visit us at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we will brief you on the best recovery protocols for the procedure as we want all of our patients to be happy and satisfied with their results and recovery.
It is estimated that 93% of patients who have been treated with Cellulaze have reported satisfaction with their results.
Cellulite Reduction Long Island
Are you sick and tired of worrying about the cellulite that causes that cottage cheese appearance in certain parts of your skin? If so, contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and inquire about the Cellulaze procedure!