Subcutaneous Tissue & Cellulite.
Subcutaneous adipose tissue represents about 85% of all body fat. Its major metabolic role is the regulated storage and mobilization of lipid energy.
Cellulite is a metabolic disorder of the subcutaneous tissue in which adipose tissue protrudes through the dermis. It presents topographically as orange peel like skin dimpling primarily found in the pelvic area, lower limbs and abdominal region, although it can appear in any area in which there is subcutaneous adipose. It is mainly a female phenomenon, seen in 85 – 98% of women, and because of this, it has been categorized as a female secondary sexual characteristic. Cellulite results from many complex events that involve the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.