Published on November 30, 2019
One of the things I hear a lot in my office is someone telling me how they can’t stand their cellulite, how they want to get it liposuctioned out (yeah, right; but that’s a topic for another blog), and how losing their cellulite is a big catalyst in why they want to lose weight. Now, of course, whatever motivates a person to lose excess body fat is great and leads to better health, but cellulite has nothing to do with body fat percentage.
Cellulite is not a symptom of obesity. It’s a common myth that cellulite only happens to overweight or unhealthy people; that’s not the case. Cellulite can occur in someone who is thin, normal weight and underweight, meaning it has no correlation to body fat percentage but rather the structure of the fat. And while some treatments and lifestyle changes can make it less noticeable, you can’t really get rid of it.
When the subject of cellulite comes up, I hand them this reference sheet.