Can Weight Loss Make Cellulite Worse?

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A study published in the August 2006 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that while 58% of women saw improvement in cellulite after losing weight, 31% found it became more pronounced.

Researchers believe skin elasticity is a factor. Those who saw the most improvement started with a higher body mass index (BMI) and lost the most weight, thus reducing the most thigh fat. Those who saw cellulite worsen had skin that was significantly less elastic after weight loss.

Nearly 90% of women over 30 have cellulite, and the fact is that cellulite does not discriminate-even the most slender women can have it, and men aren’t immune either. The experts tell us that cellulite is a skin condition and not caused by fat, since bands of connective tissue within the skin are responsible for the lumpy, bumpy appearance.

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