Aesthetic Medicine Magazine reports on a survey conducted in Brazil that reveals that it is women, rather than men, who judge each other about having cellulite.
Cellulite is a common condition, most prevalent in women, that involves lumpy dimpled flesh, normally on the thighs, hips and buttocks.
According to the study, cellulite is considered a key aesthetic concern by clients in Brazil, with 45% of the survey respondents believing that women are the main drivers for the desire to tackle cellulite. Only 8% of those consulted considered men to be the most responsible.
“The imposition that came from society has become a pattern imposed by us,” reported one of the interviewees. “Men don't even notice cellulite so much, but women are always looking at each other. It becomes a competition for those who have the most perfect body, without cellulite.”
Furthermore, the research also found that cellulite had the biggest impact on women's self-confidence and the feeling of being unable to wear all types of clothing, both tied with 34%. In fact, 58% of those surveyed revealed that they felt embarrassed by the perceived imperfection, especially during the summer months.
Difficulty performing physical and leisure activities was the third highest reported impact of cellulite on women’s lives (17%), while its influence on intimate relationships was given by 15% of respondents.
The above data was collected by the company behind cellulite treatment GoldInclusion, which performs approximately 3,000 cellulite procedures every year. (Source: Aesthetic Medicine Magazine).