cellulite


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cel·lu·lite

(sel'yū-līt),
1. Colloquial term for the dimpled surface contour that frequently occurs in the soft tissues of those predisposed, thought to represent aging and pressure changes in the superficial fascia and subcutaneous fat.
2. Synonym(s): lipodystrophy

cellulite

(sĕl′yə-līt′, -lēt′)
n.
A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks.

cellulite

[sel′yəlīt]
a nonmedical term for fat and fibrous tissue deposits that result in dimpling of the skin.
A popular term for cosmetically undesirable subcutaneous layered fat that causes peau d’orange-like dimpling of the skin surface of the buttocks, thighs and hip; cellulite is not an accepted medical term, either clinically or pathologically, as histologic examination reveals 'garden variety' fat and adipocytes
Management Cut fibrous tissue that binds the fat and creates the lumpiness, then inject fat removed elsewhere to smooth the contours; cellulite lift

cellulite

Dermatology A popular term for cosmetically undesirable subcutaneous layered fat that cause peau d'orange-like dimpling of the skin surface; cellulite is not an accepted medical term, either clinically or pathologically, as histologic examination reveals 'garden variety' fat and adipocytes. See Obesity.

cel·lu·lite

(sel'yū-līt)
1. Colloquial term for deposits of fat and fibrous tissue causing dimpling of the overlying skin.
2. Synonym(s): lipoedema.

cellulite

A lay term for the fatty deposits, with connective tissue strand dimpling, around the thighs and buttocks.

Cellulite

Cellulite is dimply skin caused by uneven fat deposits beneath the surface.
Mentioned in: Liposuction

cellulite,

n a usually cosmetic defect of the fascia and skin that is indicated by bulging, pitting, and skin deformation. Symptoms include a taut and heavy feeling in the affected regions. When pinched, pressed or strongly massaged, the area becomes quite tender; the areas typically include the thigh and gluteal regions, abdomen, nape of the neck, and upper portions of the arms.

Patient discussion about cellulite

Q. What is Cellulitis? I am a bit overweight and have cellulite, does this mean I have Cellulitis?

A. Cellulite is a dimpled appearance to your skin. It is harmless. Whereas, Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender, and it may spread rapidly. Skin on lower legs is most commonly affected, though cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body or face. Cellulitis canalso affect tissues underlying the skin and can spread to the lymph nodes and bloodstream. If it is left untreated, it can spread and become life-threatening.

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Cellulite forms as a result of complex physiological changes to the subcutaneous fat layer, despite attempts to exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet.
Cellulaze is the world's first surgical treatment for cellulite designed to treat women who have struggled to eliminate cellulite through diet and exercise,"said Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin.
Cellulite affects nearly every woman as she gets older.
But this $5000 technique of extracting fat by vacuuming it from under the skin is not an effective cellulite treatment.
As women, we're genetically programmed to lay down fat around our hips and thighs to boost fertility but sedentary lifestyles and poor diet worsen cellulite in this area.
Nowadays body wrap is a very popular spa treatment method of cellulite, what can you say about that?
Irvine, CA, has released the CelluliteDX Genetic Test for Moderate to Severe Cellulite (gynoid lipodystrophy).
The best candidates are patients concerned about cellulite on the buttock areas with large indentations, not someone with subtle cellulite.
Liposuction removes deep fat, but surgeons warn that it can actually make cellulite look worse, while creams and massage cannot melt it away.
Skincare expert Jill Zander, of the Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, has been treating cellulite for years and knows all the insider tricks for diminishing the orange peel effect.
There are lots of myths about cellulite (yes, skinny people can get it and no it's not possible to get rid of it completely) but that doesn't mean you can't help the situation with a clever diet and some simple in-shower tricks.
Call it what you like- orange peel, cottage cheese or fat spots, cellulite can strike at any age and make any body type its victim.