• Luiz S. Toledo


A practical definition of cellulite is “a special type of fat, with fibrous adherences that pull the skin down, giving it an orange peel appearance.” When we talk about cellulite we must distinguish between an “inflammation of the connective tissue cells” and the common term used by women to designate an aesthetic deformity that is not an inflammation (the suffix “ite” is wrong). The term cellulite, an alteration of the subcutaneous tissue with edema and interstitial fluid retention, has been used for too long to try to change it now, however.


Orange Peel Skin Tone Body Contour High Heel Fibrous Adherence 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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