Guide To The Risk Factors And Causes Of Cellulite

Weight Gain Or Loss

Significant weight gain or loss could increase the severity of cellulite. For example, patients who have recently gained twenty to thirty pounds or more could notice any cellulite they may have appeared worse. While weight loss is typically recommended as a treatment for this skin complaint, it does not always make cellulite disappear completely. Patients who have undergone rapid weight loss could lose a significant amount of muscle mass and definition, causing fat cells and cellulite to appear more pronounced.

Rapid weight loss could also weaken the elasticity of the connective tissues, and the sagging skin that results may worsen any existing dimpling of the skin. To reduce these risks, doctors recommend that patients maintain a healthy weight, and gradual weight loss of one to two pounds per week is typically advised. Patients may need to work with a doctor or nutritionist to meet their weight goals.

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