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Many of our clients are business people. They often take business trips throughout the year. As much as they try to eat healthfully and exercise, some continue to deal with unwanted fat in certain areas of their body.

Turning to our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons is a wise choice because they know we can help them achieve the body shape they have unsuccessfully tried to get through diet and exercise alone.

How Jet Lag Plays a Role

When clients come into our office, we often hear how they’ve tried everything to get themselves into shape.

They talk about how difficult it is for them because of the business trips they need to take. How tired they become from the odd hours, and how no matter what they eat, they feel as though it’s not working.

What’s interesting is that a study recently revealed that jet lag could be keeping people from losing the weight they want to.

Circadian rhythms change as people fly through different time zones. Researchers have found that these changes affect the metabolism and the levels of certain bacteria in the intestines, both of which can result in weight gain.

In severe cases, people can suffer from metabolic disease. This can lead to a higher risk of diabetes.

Another problem with jet lag is that disruptions in sleep can also increase people’s appetites. With an increased appetite and a slower metabolism, weight gain is nearly unavoidable.

What People Can Do

Most people can’t simply stop taking business trips, so they will need to find other ways to combat the effects of jet lag. The following are some suggestions to help:

  • Do your best to sleep on the plane when traveling at night. Cover your eyes with a blindfold or take melatonin to feel sleepy at your normal bedtime.
  • Do not give in to your increased appetite. Be sure to get enough protein and fiber when you do eat and watch your portions.
  • Dehydration is common during flights, which can make you feel hungry. Make sure to drink plenty of water while traveling.
  • Sleep only at night, even if you are tired during the day. When you sleep during the day, you won’t feel tired at night, and that will make it harder on your body to adjust. Wait until it’s nighttime at your destination to go to sleep.
  • Continue to exercise and eat well.

Thinking About Laser Liposuction in Long Island or New York City?

Even doing all of these, you may still see unwanted fat on certain areas of your body. Luckily, there’s a way for you to get it off with SmartLipoTM.

With this procedure, we use minimally invasive laser to melt the fat away from the area. At the same time, we remove the melted fat from the area.

While most of the fat is removed during the procedure, the body naturally disposes of the remaining melted fat in short order. The result is a slimmer, tighter, and trimmer body.

Call us today at one of our offices in Commack, Long Island or Manhattan to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss this procedure and our special pricing.

We also offer excellent financing options such as zero down, no interest, and payments starting at $99/month for patients with good credit who qualify.

SmartLipoTM is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.


Wishing you beauty and success,

The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team




*This information is not to be used as medical advice or in place of seeking the advice and treatment from a medical doctor. Always see your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your health or before starting a diet or exercise routine.