The reason why so many women are affected and hardly any men is due to the connective tissue of women. In women, this is designed to be able to stretch much more elastically to enable pregnancy and birth. Unfortunately, this also makes the connective tissue on the buttocks and thighs more elastic – the result: fat cells and fluids can push their way through the connective tissue towards the surface.
Environmental factors and strains on the body such as stress, smoking, alcohol consumption and increased body weight have a favorable effect. But athletic, young women are also often affected.