What Is Cellulite?

Hi folks, i know this is a major issue and the cause of much stress so I am hoping this blog post helps. Cellulite is a condition brought on by the arrangement of connective tissue and  tissues in women. Connective tissue is used to hold things together as well as give strength and support to structures. Think of it as the plastic wrap of the body. This is arranged in parallel rows, but in the hips and thighs of women it has double layers, one on top of the other, and they are arranged perpendicular to each other, or crosswise. This is designed to give additional strength for this part of the body during pregnancy to help hold in the expanded uterus and the accompanying fat that women get during this time.

cellulitefactorbannerOther than during pregnancy as the fat pushes up against these layers, the areas where the cross-hatch pattern created by the double layers going crosswise to each other, which sort of resembles a checkerboard, pulls in tighter and created the appearance of pock marks that people refer to as cellulite. It’s where the corners of the pieces of the checkerboard meet that get pulled down and the spaces on the checkerboard. If you’re thinking of liposuction, think of a vacuum hose going in there an sucking out not only the fat but the connective tissue that is designed to hold everything in. There is no way of removing the fat since since they are both together in what’s called superficial fascia. It may look better for a while, but there is a real risk that after a while, without the structural support, fatty deposits may reform, but without any supportive mesh to hold them in it may end up looking worse because it will be blotching and uneven.

I know that sounds like all is lost, but I will in the future be posting how to get rid of cellulite for good, so check back soon.



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