What is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

Cellulite & Orange. Cellulite generally looks like dimpling of the skin. This is caused by normal bands between the skin and deeper tissues that either shorten, or most commonly, the fat between the skin and deep tissues thicken, causing the dimple. Orange peel skin gets it's appearance from edema or swelling in the skin. The normal skin pores appear larger and deeper. Seen in lymphedema patients sometimes.

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Please help! What is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

Celllulite is looser. Orange peal skin (peau d'orange) has a tighter skin pattern than cellulite. Just take a good look at an actual orange and you will see the tight punctate contours. It can suggest an underlying tumor. Cellulite creates dimpled irregularities of skin, but the pattern is a looser. It is created by the confined nature of certain fascial attachments to the undersurface of the skin, but with no tumor. Read more...