Do transexual women get cellulite?

There is no cellulite without estrogen

Cellulite is an aesthetic condition that depends primarily on estrogen for it's development

Estrogen stimulates your fat cells inside the skin on the thigh/hip/butt areas to proliferate and accumulate more fat, especially if you follow a sedentary lifestyle and/or if you consume excess calories (particularly from sugar). Cellulite can also appear on the stomach, upper arms and lower legs.

Excessive estrogen contained in hormone replacement therapy / HRT, which forms part of sex reassignment therapy), increases the chances of developing cellulite and make it appear worse.

Men normally do not develop cellulite mainly due to their low levels of estrogen and high levels of testosterone. However, some men do develop cellulite, if their estrogen levels rise, due to various health or lifestyle reasons.


Transexual women and cellulite

Of course, transgender women who receive sex hormones as part of their sex change therapy, run the same risk of developing cellulite as normal women do - and possibly more, due to the high levels of oestrogen they receive.

Photographs of famous transexual women can be seen in the press with clear signs of cellulite - sometimes even with excessive cellulite on their thighs and buttock areas

It is clear that by becoming a woman you face the same problems women face, unfortunately one of them being cellulite.


How can transexual women beat cellulite

The best ways transsexuals can prevent/reduce cellulite are the same as in normal women:

  • exercise and eat healthily, especially focusing on interval training, vibration plate training and vegetable juicing
  • avoid smoking, alcohol and anything with sugar in it
  • apply daily a highly concentrated cellulite cream with multiple anti-cellulite actives
  • receive regularly a good, strong cellulite treatment (e.g. strong monopolar radiofrequency, high power cavitation, strong cellulite massage etc.)