Buttocks Cellulite
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Buttocks Cellulite

Cellulite is a common and harmless skin condition, however, it isn’t appealing to one’s eye. As the fat cells increase, it can pull down connective tissues and cause a dimpling appearance. This will look like orange peel or cottage cheese. No one would want to have aging skin appear on their body and make them look older than their actual age. Cellulite can occur in the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks and other regions. Around 80 percent of women experience the formation of cellulite. The extent of it depends on factors such as their genetic composition, fat buildup in the body and aging of the muscles. 

Moisturisers, lotions and serums are often used to reduce cellulites. This does not guarantee significant results. What can make the difference is exercise and dieting. If the cellulite does not seem to decline, there are effective cosmetic treatments that can help. Topical creams does not always make a difference to the fat cells in the region and hence the cellulite might remain. Lumpy skin such as cellulite can impact the confidence and happiness levels of the individual. 


  • Lumpy and dimpled skin on the thighs, hips and abdomen 
  • Grade 1 cellulite is characterized by smooth skin but dimples appear when sitting down 
  • Grade 2 cellulite shows dimples when standing up 
  • Grade 3 cellulite shows severe dimples when sitting and standing 
  • When pitching the skin, one can notice dimples in the region


  • Weight gain or obesity 

Excessive weight will increase the fat deposition in the layers of the skin which would lead to cellulite formation. One must  switch to healthy eating habits such as a diet rich in fiber and proteins and low of fat and carbonated drinks. 

  • Women’s physiology 

Women’s body tend to develop fat more easily because the structure of the connective tissues. While in men it is more criss-cross, in women, the cells are parallel. This makes fat accumulation more easy underneath the skin. Fat in women is often accumulated in the pelvic region and legs. Thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen have the most fat. 

  • Genetics

Cellulite can also appear in lean people. One major reason for this is genetics. Skin structure and shape is often a result of the genes one inherits and hence if cellulite is common in the family, it is likely for the person to develop it. 

  • Inactive lifestyle 

Lack of exercise and poor diet can cause cellulite to form. 

  • Pregnancy

Hormonal changes and pregnancy can also cause cellulite formation. 

  • Aging 

With age the skin loses its elasticity and cause more chance of developing cellulite. The weight and muscle tone drastically changes with aging. 


Exercise and healthy diet choices would help one reduce the chances of developing a cellulite. If non-medical means does not help one achieve the desired results, cosmetic procedures can help. The below are the most commonly done procedures to reduce the prominence of cellulite in the buttocks. 

  • Injection (QWO)

In recent years, there has been an injection used to reduce cellulite in women. It is FDA approved and known as QWO or collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes. This is characterized as the least invasive treatment for celluite and one that offers good results. It gives a smooth skin and removes simpling of the buttocks. Just like BOTOX and other injectables, it works on the skin by targeting the collagen fibers. This then works on the dimpling and results in a smooth and even butt cheeks. The enzyme in QWO works on the cellulite and helps one achieve the desired firmness of the buttocks. It has very less recovery period because it is non-invasive. One must understand that QWO might not make the cellulite disappear but can give significant results. There are risks such as numbenss, swelling and discolouration. One must consult a certified cosmetic surgeon to understand the pros and cons depending on the individual’s health and history of allergic reactions.

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