Watery cellulite: How to identify it and the best solutions to reduce it
Watery cellulite should not be confused with fatty or fibrous cellulite. We are dealing with a plastic surgeon.
Schematically, there are three types of cellulite: fatty cellulite (the most famous of which, which forms an irregularity on the surface of the skin), fibrous cellulite (which concerns more postmenopausal women) and watery cellulite.
Hydronephrosis: What exactly are we talking about?
We also talk about “infiltrated cellulite” or “swollen cellulite”: watery cellulite is the result of water retention, and this phenomenon corresponds to poor emptying of the water present in the body.
"Hydrocellulite is defined as the congestion of adipocytes [cells responsible for storing fat in the body] in the lymph and water," the specialist explains. In the case of impaired venous and lymphatic circulation, water freezes in the interstitial tissues and mainly in the connective tissue: this is how watery cellulite is formed.
Hydronephrosis: who suffers? Watery cellulite develops in people with water retention: This is especially true for post-menopausal women, people taking antihypertensive therapy or corticosteroids, pregnant women, sedentary people or people on a high-salt diet. (more than 5 grams per day).
“All people who have watery cellulite retain water: On the other hand, not all people who have water retained will necessarily have watery cellulite,” despite this specifying Dr. Jean-Marc Ada, MD, a plastic surgeon.
Hydronephrosis: How do we recognize it?
The first thing to know: While fatty cellulite tends to affect the stomach and sacs (thighs, buttocks, and hips), watery cellulite "doesn't extend beyond the upper thigh in the vast majority of cases." Dr. Jean-Marc Ada confirms. In rare cases, watery cellulite can develop in the arms.
"Clinically, watery cellulite is recognized by the increased circumference of the ankles and Godet's sign, which makes it possible to highlight the edema: one applies pressure with the index finger at the level of the swollen area, and one notices that the trace of the finger lasts for a few seconds "adds the specialist in aesthetic medicine. In addition, "in the case of watery cellulite, the legs are swollen, one has the impression that 'legs in columns'" are determined by the doctor.
Note: Watery cellulite can also develop in a very thin person who eats little “because of lack of drainage.” Stop prejudices!
Watery, fibrous, or sebaceous cellulitis? It's impossible to confuse the three types of cellulite: While fibrous cellulite is hard to touch, watery cellulite is somewhat malleable—"we have a feeling of fat mixed with water," explains Dr. Jean-Marc Ada. As for fatty cellulite, it is characterized by the appearance of "orange peel" that is not present in the case of watery cellulite.
Watery cellulite: how to reduce it?
be careful ! When you have cellulite, the best thing is to contact a health professional who "is qualified to distinguish between different cellulites and look for the causes and thus adapt the treatment" the doctor recommends. Therefore, it is not recommended to treat the problem alone!
Dr. Jean-Marc Ada explains that “hydra-cellulite treatments are geared towards the drainage of edema.” The specialist adds: "The best treatment is the oldest technique in aesthetic medicine: the palpation device."
This manual massage method, aimed at drying and unclogging the skin, is done with all the fingers: it consists in applying pressure to the skin fold to roll it on itself. Palpation roll can be done on the legs or arms; To make it more effective, you can use an anti-cellulite cream or oil.
Dr. Jean-Marc Ada comments: “Manual palpation, from experience, is less pleasant for the patient compared to physical rolling performed by a machine (eg: LPG Endometriosis Machine). This will fulfill with the help of valves stimulating the pubic lymph circulation as it is eliminated. Including in the lymph nodes and then in the urine.