Cellulite is much more common in women than in men. In fact, the majority of women have some cellulite. This is because women's fat is typically distributed in the thighs, hips and buttocks — common areas for cellulite. Cellulite is also more common with aging, when the skin loses some of its elasticity.

Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but some lean people have cellulite, as well. It tends to run in families, so genetics may play the biggest role in whether you develop cellulite. An inactive lifestyle also may increase your chances of having cellulite, as may pregnancy.

Feb. 22, 2014