Cellulite

Diet and Weight Loss Tutorial

There's not much you can do about cellulite.

The dimpling effect of cellulite is caused by fatty tissue pushing through an irregular pattern in the connective tissue beneath your skin. You either have these irregular patterns of connective tissue or you don't. Women are more likely to have them than men, and they usually appear on the thighs and buttocks.

Fibrous strands of tissue connect your skin to deeper tissue layers, creating compartments of ordinary fat cells. When the fat cells increase in size, the compartments bulge and produce the dimpling appearance on your skin.

You can have cellulite whether you are overweight or not. Weight loss and exercise, and creams which cause the skin to swell, can have some effect on appearance but do not affect the underlying cause.

Liposuction can help sculpt your body by removing fat from stubborn areas that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods. It is not an effective treatment for cellulite, however, because it does not change the appearance of your skin.

Cellulite does not pose a health risk. At least we have that little bit of good news to offer.


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