The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale is a way of determining the severity of cellulite. The scale has three stages, with Stage 1 being the mildest and Stage 3 being the most severe.
- In Stage 1, there is no dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the “orange peel” appearance.
- In Stage 2, “orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but NOT when lying down.
- In Stage 3, “orange peel” dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up AND lying down.
The severity of cellulite can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, so it is important to be aware of the different stages.