Statistically, 80% of women are thought to have cellulite . I am among them! Are you too? If you are a man, you certainly don't have it. In this blog post, I’ll explain why women have cellulite and men don’t .
Cellulite is not necessarily caused by being overweight
Cellulite is a skin condition where fat is typically distributed - it has such indentations and bumps on the surface. It most commonly occurs in areas of the body with subcutaneous fat, ie the thighs, buttocks. Most people think that cellulite is caused by obesity, but this is NOT true . However, being overweight can make the appearance of cellulite worse.
Men are just lucky
Men do not have cellulite due to the difference in the natural distribution of adipose tissue and in the distribution of connective fibers. If you look at the picture below, you can see that men have connective tissue arranged diagonally, which prevents the formation of bumps and consequent cellulite . In women, the connective tissue is distributed perpendicular to the surface of the skin, which means that adipose tissue can leak towards the surface and bulges are formed - cellulite.
How to reduce the appearance of cellulite
There are many methods to remove cellulite, but their effectiveness is questionable . Cellulite is something completely normal, after all, 80% of women have it. More than we will normalize in society, fewer girls and women will be burdened by cellulite .
I do share with you some of the methods that are currently available, but I am not responsible for their effectiveness.
Cellulite can be managed with a healthy and balanced diet, physical activity, massage and lymphatic drainage (for better blood flow), a cold / hot shower that also improves microcirculation also helps.
However, there are also physical and some invasive methods to remove cellulite, such as radiofrequency treatments, liposuction, vacuum therapy, manual and machine lymphatic drainage, and so on.
I hope you enjoyed reading and I look forward to some of your comments.
Author: Petja Škufca, B.Sc. cosmetologist