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Cellulite in Infants

Updated on October 13, 2011

Cellulite is a common issue. Cellulite is most commonly known as an issue that occurs in females. However, this is not always the case. In fact, everyone can be affected by cellulite. This includes every walk of life, no matter the age, size, gender, or race of a person. Cellulite can even target infants. Cellulite during infancy does not necessarily mean a problem, but are just cute little dimples.


Cellulite is a pesky problem that plagues many of individuals. In Greek, the word cellulite means pertaining to a cell. Basically, cellulite is a form of fat. More specifically, cellulite is the fat that causes that dimpled appearance on the outer layer of skin. The fat cells become enlarged and the deposits then push up toward the epidermis. When they get close enough, they begin to warp the connective tissue that is located beneath the skin. This then becomes what is known as cellulite. It is most commonly found on the thighs and on the buttocks. It may also be found on the hips and on the lower abdomen.

Cellulite Causes

You are more likely to develop cellulite, if you are a woman. It is believed that cellulite can be from female hormones. Heredity also plays a role in the amount of cellulite you have. So take a quick glimpse at your mother's thighs and you will have a good idea if you will develop cellulite. Other factors include your skin thickness and also your age.

Does Size Matter?

Size does play a role in cellulite distribution. Larger individuals tend to have more cellulite. This is due to the fact that heavier human beings have larger fat cells. In other words, these larger fat cells are more noticeable when they push up toward the outer layer of skin. The amount of cellulite a person has depends on how the fat distributes. Large babies tend to have more fat and cellulite. The way a baby is proportioned also makes a difference on how the muscle and fat are dispersed. In addition, babies with thinner skin will have cellulite that is more apparent.

Cellulite and Infants

Cellulite can even be found on the precious bundles of joy you bring into this world. A little bit of baby fat on babies is normal. Genetics plays a role in newborns who experience cellulite. While speaking to a pediatrician, it became evident that babies born on the larger side are more prone to cellulite. As your newborn turns into an infant, cellulite might appear as well. Infants do not participate in strenuous activity, so they are not hitting these target areas with physical activity.

Infant Cellulite Correction

For the most part, you do not need to worry about your infant having cellulite. After consulting a pediatrician about the subject, it was explained that the cellulite will begin to change. This typically occurs as infants become more mobile and active. Regulating what your infant eats is also important. When they enter the age where they begin to eat it is important to make sure your baby is consuming the correct amount of food. In addition, when they begin eating regular food, processed foods and foods that are not nutritious should be avoided, However, sometimes what appears to be cellulite, is sometimes a rash or skin irritation. Cellulite should never be bothersome, so if your infant seems to react to the cellulite then it may be cause for concern. Be sure to consult a pediatrician if the cellulite does not begin to diminish. Additionally, consult your pediatrician if these areas seem to cause issues.


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    • peramore20 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Greensburg, PA

      Thank you vperry.

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      8 years ago

      Good hub. Voted up.


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