Although it is not nearly as common as in women, men can also suffer from cellulite. In their case, this is an alteration of the skin texture which is caused by an excessive accumulation of fat. This puts pressure on the tissues of the muscular layer and causes the skin to resemble orange peel.
Genetic disposition means that cellulite in men is not exactly the same as it is in women. The main difference is that the structure of the connective tissue which wraps around the adipose cells of a woman is formed by partitions arranged in the form of vertical arches, fixed to the deep layer of the skin, whose vertices point towards the outer layer.
In the case of men, the structure of connective tissue is arranged horizontally, similar to the cells of a honeycomb, in such a way that the adipose cells form small independent units.
Because of this reticular structure, when the male fat cells increase in size they do not affect the outer layer of skin perpendicularly, as they do in women.
The most common causes of cellulite in men are hormonal changes, smoking, circulation problems, excessive alcohol consumption, and excess weight.