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After 40 years of age, people’s bodies tend to change quite a bit. Hormonal changes occur in both men and women, which can cause the accumulation of fat in areas of their body that didn’t have it before.

There may be extra fat around the midsection, on the hips, or under the chin. Hormonal change isn’t the only culprit to fat accumulation; genetics also play a role in the accumulation of fat in certain areas of the body.

If you’ve ever taken a minute to look at your relatives, you may notice the plump tummies and double chins. These attributes may be, genetically speaking, in your future too. However, there are things you can do about it.

Eating Healthy for a Better Looking Body

Many years of poor lifestyle habits can speed up the hormonal and genetic effects people deal with after 40. A lack of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants existed in the diet and were not kept at sufficient levels. Therefore, these anti-aging substances were unable to preserve the skin and body, leaving the body less able to ward off the effects of aging.

Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are crucial to helping you stay healthy and looking good. A diet high in these foods will give you the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to combat abnormal hormonal levels and to defy some genetic predispositions.

Fruits and vegetables are good for your skin, but they are also good at keeping fat accumulation at bay. They are low in calories, so you can fill up on them. They decrease food cravings too, which can keep you away from unhealthy foods.

Vitamins C & E

Vitamin C can keep your skin hydrated, flexible, and glowing. Antioxidants in fruits fight off free radicals that can damage skin cells. Vitamin E in some vegetables like olives, asparagus, and spinach is good for your skin as well.

Exercise Keeps You Young

Exercise should be combined with a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Exercise makes you sweat toxins out of your body that can make you feel and look older. It can increase your energy, and of course, burn calories to help you lose or maintain your weight.

When Healthy Eating and Exercise Don’t Work

A diet high in fruits and vegetables and exercise may not always be enough to keep away the dreaded “after 40” effects. Some people still see an accumulation of fat in certain areas of their body, no matter what they do. The only choice they have left is to have the fat removed, and many choose SmartlipoTM.

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure that removes fat from areas of your body such as under the chin, abdominal area, arms, and more.

To learn more about how you can have fat removed from any problem area of your body, contact our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons today. We offer free consultations to help people just like you understand what they can do to get their body back to where they want it to be.

Call our Manhattan or Commack, Long Island offices now to schedule a complimentary consultation at (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831.


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*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.