The history of cellulite is shrouded in contradiction and confusion. The term was coined in 1973, but the condition was first described in-depth by European physicians around the beginning of the 19th Century. It is now believed to affect more than 80% of women in Europe and America.
The orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, and the mattress phenomenon are all terms used to describe cellulite, the lumpy deposits of dimpled fat that plagues the thighs and buttocks of millions of women around the world. However, it is comforting to know that if you do have cellulite you are not alone as nearly all women develop cellulite at some stage in their lives.