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Cellulite: What Is Cellulite?

What Is Cellulite?

The dimpled appearance of the skin that develops on women’s thighs, buttocks and tummy is called cellulite. Cellulite develops because of uneven distribution of fat below the skin. Cellulite has no relation with weight. Even underweight women can develop cellulite.

Cellulite is mainly a problem of aging, and hormones. As we age, face develops wrinkles. Similarly skin at other places develops cellulite. The fibrous bands that are attached to the skin and that keep the skin smooth no longer function properly. That causes cellulite. Reduction of collagen and elastin with ageing also contributes to cellulite. Hormones play a major role in cellulite formation because men don't show cellulite.

The fat inside the cellulite is same as the fat in other parts of the body. There is no difference in the fat. So it is not a problem of any difference in fat. It is more a problem of how the fat is placed inside the body, below the skin in thighs and buttocks.

Article created on: July 28, 2006

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