Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite is most common in adolescent and adult women.
Cellulite isn't a serious medical condition, but it can be unsightly. Cellulite might make you self-conscious about wearing shorts or a swimming suit.
Many cellulite treatments, including massages or cellulite creams, advertise remarkable results. Most of these treatments don't live up to their claims.
Researchers are studying possible medical treatments. In the meantime, you can take steps to slightly improve the appearance of cellulite.