Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about cellulite.
- What causes cellulite? Its main cause is not really determined but there are several factors that affect its appearance such as hormonal factors, genetics, diet and lifestyle.
- Why do women get cellulite more frequently than men? Estrogen plays a role, plus women typically have more body fat than men. But the main reason is that the bands connecting skin and muscle are different on men than they are on women.
- Why is it usually found on the legs and butt? Because these are the body parts where most women store fat.
- If you lose weight, will you automatically lose cellulite? Losing weight will make the fat cells shrink but not make the cellulite disappear.