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Treatments for fibrous cellulite

Treatments for fibrous cellulite

Written on 5th October 2017
by Cellulite Institute editorial staff

What are the treatments for fibrous cellulite?

Cellulite affects 90% of women but not all types of cellulite are the same.

According to recent theories based on studies, fibrous cellulite seems to form due to a phenomenon called “glycation of collagen”.

This phenomenon, which results from the association of collagen fibers with glucose molecules, causes hardening of collagen fibers (fibrosis), trapping fat cells, which makes it difficult to treat.

On which body parts is it found?

Fibrous cellulite is usually located on the thighs and buttocks.


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: types of cellulite 

How many types of cellulite are there? The recognised types of cellulite are:

  • Adipose
  • Aqueous
  • Fibrous
  • Mixed


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: what is fibrous cellulite and what are its causes?

Fibrous cellulite is a form of cellulite that is:

  • stubborn
  • “old”
  • hard to get rid of
  • painful


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: how is fibrous cellulite defined? 

The definition of fibrous cellulite reflects precisely the manner in which it manifests.

It is termed fibrous cellulite when:

  • Collagen fibers increase
  • Tissues become thicker and more rigid
  • Adipose cells are “trapped” inside


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: thighs and buttocks 

Fibrous cellulite is most often located on the:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Unlike aqueous or adipose cellulite, fibrous cellulite is painful to the touch.

The skin is hard and swollen. Sometimes the skin takes on a purplish color.


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: causes 

Fibrous cellulite occurs mainly in sedentary people. In addition to the lack of physical exercise, a poor diet may also aggravate the situation.

Other causes include:

  • Poor blood circulation
  • Water retention
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal dysfunctions
  • Menopause

Fibrous cellulite requires a precise diagnosis that only a specialist can make. There may also be multiple types of cellulite at the same time.  Fibrous cellulite is the oldest and most difficult to treat.


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: diet 

Diet is important, so you should follow some general guidelines that may help:

  • Give priority to fruits, vegetables, legumes
  • Target vitamins and trace elements
  • Avoid sugars
  • No to fast food
  • REDUCE meals overly rich in fats
  • Eliminate full-cream milk
  • Encourage the intake of antioxidants
  • Drink 1.5 liters of water a day
  • Consult a dietitian or nutritionist

Boost your intake of:

  • Protein
  • Fruit and vegetables in season
  • Vitamins and mineral salts
  • Water

Avoid “do-it-yourself” or trendy diets; it is better to seek the help of a nutritionist. You need to avoid the yo-yo effect, which is deleterious for cellulite and, above all, you must eat healthily and properly.


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: physical exercise

To combat cellulite, whatever type it is, sport (or any kind of physical activity) is essential.

Resistance sports are more useful for burning stored fat than getting rid of cellulite.

Recommended sports include:

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking (at least 45 minutes)
  • Stretching
  • Fitness
  • Yoga

If you have not done any physical exercise for some time, it would be a good idea to talk to a doctor before starting any physical activity.


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: massages

As with other types of cellulite, massage improves the situation.

Massage can be done in various ways:

  • Anti-cellulite cream
  • NON-professional anti-cellulite machines
  • Professional anti-cellulite machines
  • Lipomassage
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Pressotherapy


Treatments for fibrous cellulite: treatments

If these methods do not work, other solutions can be considered.

These solutions include:

  • Liposuction, which should always be assessed with a plastic surgeon and an expert doctor because not everyone agrees on the use of this surgical technique in the treatment of cellulite.
  • Lipolaser, always after discussing it with a plastic surgeon and an expert doctor.
  • Treatments for fibrous cellulite, minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment with long-term results, always after discussing it with an expert doctor and plastic surgeon.

The most suitable choice of treatment for fibrous cellulite should be made consciously and you should have realistic expectations. The choice of doctor is crucial because you should always seek the help of expert doctors and plastic surgeons who have been trained in the individual treatments.

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