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How to Reduce the Lumps and Bumps of Cellulite

How to Reduce the Lumps and Bumps of Cellulite

For most women and some men, there’s no avoiding cellulite. In fact, between 80% and 90% of post-pubescent women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies, usually in their thighs, buttocks, or bellies. 

Many people mistakenly think that having cellulite means they’re overweight or out of shape, but this simply isn’t the case. In fact, your weight and health have little bearing on whether you get cellulite. So what causes it?

You see lumpy dimples on your skin because of the configuration of your connective tissue. Subdermal fat presses up against a lattice of connective tissue just under your skin, creating the appearance of lumps and bumps. 

Board-certified OBGYN Anita Petruzzelli, MD, who was formerly a competitive bodybuilder, knows a thing or two about your body and how to make it look its best. While cellulite is common, you probably don’t like how it looks. At BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Dr. Petruzzelli can help you explore ways of reducing the appearance of cellulite with weight management, hormones, and advanced aesthetic services

How weight management can help

Although your weight has little to do with whether you get cellulite, managing your weight can minimize the appearance of bumpy and dimpled skin. While weight loss is far from a cure for cellulite, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes consistent exercise and a balanced diet can smooth its appearance. 

Exercise helps you build more muscle. Stronger and larger muscle fibers can flatten cellulite and introduce more blood to those areas, which helps burn fat. Try adding cycling, running, or resistance training to your workout routine to grow your muscles and burn fat. You should also develop a low-calorie diet with minimal preservatives, carbohydrates, and salt. 

A personalized weight loss program with Dr. Petruzzelli can help you achieve these goals. She can also address hormone imbalances contributing to your weight concerns with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Treatments to consider

Healthy lifestyle choices are typically the best approach for cellulite reduction. But many professional aesthetic treatments can also target cellulite. While most offer temporary results, you can reduce the lumps and bumps with options like:

You might turn to surgeries, like liposuction, to remove the fat in the hopes it will reduce your cellulite. While that may sometimes be the case, fat removal can also make your cellulite more pronounced than before. 

Review your options today

Dr. Petruzzelli welcomes you to come in for a treatment consultation so she can evaluate your cellulite and strategize your treatment plan. Schedule a visit over the phone or online at BodyLogicMD of Hartford to find out how to minimize cellulite today.

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