What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the result of fat trapped by tough skin fibers just beneath the epidermis. As more fat accumulates, skin fibers pull down, causing the fat to push up into the skin. This results in a dimpled or “orange peel” appearance, often on the thighs, buttocks, and other areas where the body stores fat. Cellulite can be experienced by men and women, although it is much more common in women due to their unique distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. In fact, nine out of ten women have cellulite.