If you are plagued with cellulite, you are not alone. Getting rid of cellulite is a top concern for women. Its presence can lead to a negative self-image and reduced self-esteem. Just know that cellulite in women is common — even slender, fit women. Approximately 90 percent of all women will have cellulite at some point during their lives. And thankfully, there are solutions for getting rid of cellulite. Put simply, cellulite happens when connective fibers underneath your skin lose their elasticity and/or become weak.

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Cellulite is a common condition in women but many are confused about it, especially when it comes to getting rid of cellulite. There is an array of misinformation out there about cellulite —what causes it, how to get rid of it and even what it is. This article will detangle the myths about cellulite, offer tips to reduce it, reveal procedures to eliminate it and explain cellulite itself. Liposuction removes excess fat from your body but you may still be faced with getting rid of cellulite after the procedure.

Genes Affect Cellulite

Fact: Cellulite does indeed run in families. Chances are if the women on your maternal family tree had cellulite, so will you. There’s even a gene test to determine if a woman is at a greater risk of developing cellulite. However, since so many women will experience cellulite, it seems most wise to invest in getting rid of cellulite than testing your likelihood to have it. Fear not, however, since genetics is only one small element of the cellulite matrix. Other factors include maintaining a healthy weight, diet and exercise.

Cellulite Only Happens to Out-of-Shape People

Myth: Everyone — regardless of weight and level of fitness — is subject to having cellulite. However, excess weight makes the appearance of cellulite extra visible. The more extra weight on your body, the more likely cellulite is to bulge out of its weak spots around connective tissue. Rest assured, even some supermodels must deal with ways of getting rid of cellulite.

Women Have More Cellulite

Fact: Women usually have more fat around their hips and thighs than men. Women also have less supportive connective tissue in this area for stability. However, men still get cellulite but in less numbers. Only about 10 percent of men will experience cellulite.

Aging Contributes to Cellulite

Fact: As women age, they produce less estrogen. This hormone assists with smoothly flowing blood vessels. Thus, hormones definitely play a role in cellulite. Poor circulation may result with less estrogen, which decreases new collagen production and the speed of breaking down older connective tissue.

Exercise Reduces Appearance of Cellulite

Fact: Though completely getting of rid of cellulite with exercise is simply impossible, exercise can improve the appearance of current cellulite. It can also reduce cellulite in the future. Stretching and strengthening areas of connective fibers underneath the skin helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Exercise also burns calories and improves your mental health. A yoga practice that focuses on the core, thighs and butt area can help, along with strength training to improve circulation and build muscle.

For more on understanding the myths & truths of cellulite, read Getting Rid of Cellulite: Part 2.