Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance (also known as “orange peel” or “cottage cheese”). It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty.
Cellulite can be classified in three major categories:
The causes of cellulite are not well understood, but there are several factors that contribute to cellulite formation:
Cellulite is more common among women than men and tends to be less noticeable on darker skin.