What Is Fibrous Cellulite and How to Deal With It?


Fibrous cellulite: characteristics and location

Causes of fibrous cellulite

Solutions against fibrous cellulite

There is no anti-cellulite treatment per se, but rather solutions that reduce the orange peel effect, get rid of excess weight and combat water retention. Healthtalks gives you advice on how to effectively eliminate cellulite

There are 3 types of cellulite:

– Adipose cellulite;

– aqueous cellulite;

– fibrous cellulite.

Fibrous cellulite is also called fibrolipodystrophy cellulite. In this post, we will look at what is fibrous cellulite, what are its causes and what are the solutions to deal with fibrous cellulite.

Fibrous cellulite: characteristics and location

Fibrous cellulite is embedded cellulite. This type of cellulite has been present for a long time and is related to a distension of the skin. It is the most difficult and painful form of cellulite to dislodge.

Definition of fibrous cellulite

Fibrosis occurs when the collagen fibres surrounding the adipocytes have multiplied, thickened and, above all, stiffened and imprison the fat cells.

Location of fibrous cellulite

Fibrous cellulite is most often located:

On the thighs;

in the buttocks.

Aspect of fibrous cellulite

Unlike aqueous cellulite or adipose cellulite, fibrous cellulite is painful when you touch it. The skin is hard and padded. Sometimes it can turn purplish.

Causes of fibrous cellulite

Fibrous cellulite is mainly found in people who have had a sedentary professional activity for a long time and do not compensate for this lack of exercise by doing sports.

In addition to the lack of physical exercise, an unbalanced and deficient diet can cause fibrous cellulite.

It is found more often in women and more often during the menopause.

Solutions against fibrous cellulite

Have your cellulite diagnosed by a specialist.

Mixed cellulites may be found in some patients. Since fibrous cellulite is more ingrained than other forms of cellulite, it is more difficult to dislodge, but this does not mean that it is impossible.

Note: If you don’t know how to do this, ask your doctor for advice first.

Adapting your diet

It is important to review your diet. Some recommendations to keep in mind include:

– Give priority to fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes.

– Focus on vitamins and trace elements.

– Avoid industrial dishes and fast sugars.

– Avoid as much as possible fats: overly rich dishes and whole milk.

Consume antioxidants: seafood, oily fish, white meat, etc.

Drink sufficient water (1.5 litres per day).

Promote drainage with certain food supplements.

For more information and to find the right diet for you, ask a dietician or naturopathic doctor for advice.

Getting Exercise

To fight cellulite, whatever it is, sport is essential. In the case of fibrous cellulite, two types of exercise are necessary:

Endurance sports: “cardio” and bodybuilding

Endurance sports are the most useful for melting stored fat and dislodging old cellulite because they draw on the reserves to provide the energy needed for the effort.

Among the cardio exercises, we can turn to:



walking (45 minutes minimum);




Please note: if you have not done any sport for a long time, you will need to have a medical check-up before starting any activity.

However, cardio, except in the case of very intense practice, tackles “easily accessible” fats. However, in the case of fibrous cellulite, it is necessary to attack deep fats.

Weight training sends the adrenaline needed to remove fat cells.

Try massages and devices

As with other cellulite, complementing the action of sport with massages can only give better results.

A certain number of treatments, to be done at home, at a physiotherapist or beautician, exist:

– anti-cellulite massages:

– with anti-cellulite cream;

– with anti-cellulite brush.

– anti-cellulite appliances;

– lipomassage.

If these methods do not work, you may consider other more “invasive” solutions like liposuction or laser treatment. But you should seek the advice of a doctor. Wish you good luck with whichever therapy you choose.

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  1. 29/11/2020

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