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Body Fat, Cellulite

Cellulite, often described as “orange peel skin” or “dimpling,” is an alteration of the skin that creates a dimpled appearance, often located around the thigh, buttock and lower abdomen regions.

Cellulite forms when small projections of fat cells protrude into the dermis (the layer of skin below the outermost layer, the epidermis). The unevenness that occurs from the fat cells is what is known as cellulite.

Women are much more prone to cellulite than men because men have thicker epidermis and dermis tissue layers in the thighs and buttocks.