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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.
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

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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Though the Cellulite most usually happens on the thighs and hips and as we mentioned earlier, it can be found elsewhere on the body also, and your treatment spot will be specific to you.
Cellulite can lead to self-perception disorders, lack of acceptation of own body, feeling of shame and even depression.
Why do we get cellulite? "Cellulite is caused by tiny connective tissue filaments (called fibrous septae) that anchor the skin to the underlying tissue and have fat in between," explains Dr Nick Rhodes.
Many women don't eat enough protein, leading to skin looseness, ageing and cellulite. Make shakes with good-quality plant or whey protein powders, and add in high-flavanol cocoa and turmeric, which have amazing anti-cellulite and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Phase 2b trial enrolled 375 women with moderate or severe cellulite aged 18 years or older in the United States.
Some beauty experts also recommend massaging areas with cellulite, in the belief it loosens up fat that has become trapped.
Although referred to as a "condition," cellulite is completely harmless and extremely common.
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.
3 EXERCISE: Although thin people are just as likely to get cellulite as overweight people, weight gain can worsen the appearance of cellulite.
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.
* A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Cellulite.
Vichy's "Cellulite Confessions" video will be located at www.vichyusa.com and on the brand's Facebook page.