Most women (85%) and a small number of men have cellulite, usually on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. It’s a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes. The dimpling of cellulite, or gynoid lipodystrophy as it’s medically known, is caused by alterations to the layer of fat beneath the skin, known as subcutaneous fat. Cellulite can be hard, soǔ or oedematous (swollen). Hard cellulite is seen in young women who exercise regularly. Soǔ cellulite is more common in inactive women who have recently lost weight. Oedematous cellulite is seen in women who are overweight.
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