If you are reading this blog, the chances are good that you are one of the millions of women who are facing aesthetic, psychological or other issues connected with cellulite. If it makes it easier for you, you are the part of majority because nowadays cellulite affects 80% to 95% of all females in post-pubertal age. In rare cases it occurs in male population(about 5-6 %) where is usually connected with hormone disfunctions.
In one moment you probably asked yourself a logical question: what is wrong with us women that makes us so prone to cellulite or Why do we have it and men don't?
Answer to this question definitely won't solve your problem, but it will help you to have better understanding or at least should satisfy your curiosity.
I will try to give you the simplified answer using colloquial language and avoiding medical terminology as much as it is possible, so everyone should be able to follow.
What you've learned so far is that cellulite manifests as uneveness and irregularity on the skin surface caused by fat cells. How did fat cells come up there?
You have three important layers of tissue that are important for our story.
Fat cells deep under your skin, collagen connective tissue in the middle and skin(dermis) itself on the surface.
First of all, women have different hormons than men do. While men have testosteron, which actually burns fat, woman have estrogen(and other women-specific hormons). Because of low level of estrogen, girls in pre-pubertal age rarely have cellulite. Presence of estrogen has opposite effect that results in higher production of fat in woman's body. Scientist came to conclusion that production of fat cells is up to 10x higher in women's body than in men's. Nature made it that way with clear purpose, so that women can store enough energy and be ready for period of pregnancy and lactation. With time, their number and size becomes bigger, so fat cells are being pushed out by the muscles (stronger structure) that are placed under them.
Connective tissue in males has greater density, different geometry and is also thicker than women's. You can visualize it like this: in males it usually forms XX shape, while women have ( ) shape of that tissue. That means that fat cells find their path to the surface of the skin much easier, because pressure is higher(remeber that women have more fat cells) and resistance is lower.
After all this,when fat cels finally comes near the surface of the skin, third fact comes in the play.That final layer of the skin (known as epidermis) is also thinner and less elastic in women.
Imagine your skin as a bag full of groceries. When you add more and more groceries they eventually break out a little bit through the bag and becomes visible from the outside. That is cellulite.
I hope this is the answer you were looking for.