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How to remove cellulite in thighs

How to remove cellulite in thighs

Written on 16th October 2017
by Dr. Cellulite Institute editorial staff

How to remove cellulite on thighs. In order to carry out the treatment, some basic guidelines should be kept in mind that help to achieve and maintain the desired results.

These guidelines are:

  • A balanced diet
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Avoid wearing high heels
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing
  • Learn to manage stress

Why should you follow these guidelines? 

These rules will help to:

  • Improve the appearance of cellulite on the thighs
  • Reduce the “orange peel” effect
  • Achieve the results you want from the specific treatments

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: know the type of cellulite.

The types of cellulite can be:

  • Soft or flaccid
  • Edematous
  • Hard or compact
  • Fibrous

Soft or flaccid cellulite:

  • Affects the tissues lacking in tone
  • Individuals with frequent fluctuations in weight
  • Is found on the inside of the thighs and arms.

Edematous cellulite:

  • Caused by fluid retention
  • Located on the buttocks and hips
  • Has a puffy and spongy appearance
  • Painful
  • Is progressive and worsens with time
  • Present when muscle tissue is non-existent

Hard or compact cellulite is the most common:

  • It affects people in good physical shape with toned muscles
  • It is localised on the knees, thighs and buttocks
  • It is associated with disorders of the venous or lymphatic microcirculation

Fibrous cellulite is edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy:

  • It forms in the hypodermis and dermis
  • It is caused by fluid retention which gives the tissues a fibrous structure.

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: the 4 stages of cellulite

cellulite can also be classified into 4 stages:

  • Congestive
  • Exudative
  • Fibrous
  • Scarring

The congestive stage appears with:

  • Venous and lymphatic stasis
  • Poor tissue oxygenation
  • Reduced drainage of interstitial fluids
  • Increased volume of fat
  • Visible appearance of “orange peel” skin
  • Heavy thighs
  • Telangiectasia.

Exudative stage:

  • The skin becomes fragile and dehydrated
  • Increased inflammatory processes
  • Pain
  • Formation of micronodules
  • Increased vascular dilation
  • Skin has an “orange peel” appearance.

Fibrous stage:

  • Blockage of the lymphatic circulation
  • Formation of nodules
  • Collagen degenerates in the fibres of the dermis and hypodermis
  • Altered cell metabolism
  • Cold flaccid skin, with varicose veins and stretch marks.

Scarring fibrosis:

  • Sclerotised tissues
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • The skin resembles a mattress
  • Hard, deep and painless nodules.

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: critical points

Cellulite can be localised in areas that vary from person to person, but in general:

  • “Soft” cellulite is concentrated on the belly, hips and thighs
  • “Edematous” cellulite is localised on the legs.

Cellulite on thighs could increase the risk of:

  • Venous and lymphatic stasis
  • Interstitial exudation of the dermal and subcutaneous tissue
  • Collagen and elastin modifications
  • Slowing down of metabolism
  • Accumulation of adipose cells
  • Accumulation of waste
  • Oedema

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: what makes cellulite worse? 

The factors that make cellulite worse, are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Weight gain
  • Oestrogen-based contraceptive pill
  • Some medications
  • Hormonal factors
  • Slowed down blood circulation
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress states that cause metabolic alterations

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: what improves cellulite?

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Losing weight
  • Sport
  • A good diet

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: treatments

Creams cannot eliminate cellulite. What they can do is:

  • Improve the texture of the skin
  • Moisturise

Food supplements: more clinical studies are required to be able to say whether they have any real effect against cellulite. Some supplements can interact with prescription medications. You should always inform your doctor.

Diets for cellulite on the thighs: a healthy diet can reduce fluid retention and improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, but there are no specific diets for cellulite.

Cosmetic medicine. The most common non-invasive treatments for eliminating thigh cellulite include:

The results can meet your expectations but are temporary and the cellulite on the thighs can return.

Cosmetic surgery.  Surgical interventions demand 3 basic requirements:

  • Good state of general health
  • Skin elasticity
  • Absence of varicose veins.

Always be very cautious before resorting to surgical procedures as surgery brings with it its own set of risks.

 

How to remove cellulite on thighs: easy and feasible 

To begin with:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Choose treatments with the help of experienced doctors who can recommend personalised treatments to you in particular.

How do you eliminate thigh cellulite? A good diet, physical exercise, targeted treatments and realistic expectations, always followed by professionals who can ensure that the desired results are achieved.