Does cellulite go away on its own?

Tags: woman age 25-34 buttocks cellulite

To my surprise and utter dismay, I recently discovered that I have some cellulite on my 'butt cheeks.' There isn't very much of it and it's certainly not visible to anyone outside of really close friends and family or if I'm wearing a bikini bottom and even then I'd basically have to thrust my butt in someone's face for them to really notice it. I don't want to stress out over it but it is starting to get under my skin (no pun intended) so it's time to confront it. My question is: does cellulite go away on its own with the passage of time? If not, what can I do or what can be done to make it disappear and hopefully not return? (BTW, I'm not overweight nor have I ever been in case that's relevant.) Thank you.


F, 29, New York

About 90% of all women will have cellulite at some point in their lives.  Unfortunately, it does not go away on its own, and there is no effective reliable way to permanently remove it. There are treatments available that are designed to give temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite.  They generally work by causing swelling to the area to mask its appearance.  Liposuction does not improve cellulite, and may actually make it worse.