Hi Cottage Cheese, Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. It is caused by poor diet, slow metabolism, and lack of physical activity, hormonal changes, and dehydration. There are many products and treatments that promise to get rid of cellulite on thighs and buttocks. But there is little evidence that shows that many of them work well or for long. Cellulite creams that contain aminophylline are said to dissolve fat and smoothen the skin. There is no scientific evidence that these creams are effective against cellulite, and for some people, they can be harmful. Their apparent effect on cellulite may be due to narrowing blood vessels and forcing water from the skin, which could be dangerous for people with circulatory problems. Then there’s liposuction, a surgical procedure to remove fat deposits from the body. Liposuction, though, removes deep fat, not cellulite, which is just beneath the skin. You should have a board certified doctor or see the area in question to decide whether liposuction is better for you.