What Are Cellulite Leggings?

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Cellulite leggings are shapewear that can be worn alone as clothing, or beneath it, and are designed to reduce the amount of fat present along the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This type of clothing works both immediately and over a long period of time. According to claims, it instantly smooths fat below the skin and reduces any bulging that may tend to occur. It supposedly works by massaging those fat stores and promoting epidermal circulation, so that fat is gradually removed on a daily and weekly basis. Results from wearing cellulite leggings may vary by wearer and their particular body makeup. Wearers should consider that most doctors and fitness experts stress that diet and exercise are the most effective ways to get rid of cellulite when purchasing cellulite leggings.

Cellulite is the term used to refer to the dimpled appearance fat can take on the upper thighs, buttocks, and lower torso of some individuals. This dimpling is caused by adipose tissue pressing against the connective tissue matrix of the epidermis. This pattern of connective tissues is unique to every individual, and the appearance of cellulite is not always indicative of an unhealthy weight problem.


The purpose of cellulite leggings is to smooth the dimpled appearance of the adipose tissues, while simultaneously working to reduce the amount of fat stored in the trouble areas of the body. These leggings are typically made from compression materials that push surface fat inwards and redistribute it. The fat no longer puckers in certain areas and instead floats in one layer below the skin. The thick, constrictive layer of the legging allows it to fulfill its primary purpose by creating smooth lines around the hips and thighs that are free of unsightly bulges.

The second function of the cellulite leggings is to gradually reduce the existence of this specialized type of fat. While the wearer moves naturally throughout the day, the leggings massage these upper layers of fat. They work to soften the connective tissues which are causing the dimples, and release fat stores so that they no longer press against the underlying patterns. They also promote blood circulation so that fat is carried out of the deposited areas and used as energy that is burned away.

The material used in the construction of the cellulite leggings is comprised of individual ridges that are connected by seamed panels. This type of panel construction allows the ridges to flow over each part of the body, whether the abdomen, hips, or thighs, in the natural direction of the fat. This reduces the likelihood of the appearance of bulges beneath clothing. The ridges reduce the surface area of the material that receives constriction, and creates a uniform pressure along the entire surface of the skin. Panty lines, fat rolls, dimples, and thigh bulges are eliminated.

These cellulite leggings are available for purchase at local hosiery stores and through Internet ordering. They may be worn beneath clothing or as an individual piece alone, paired with a top. Leggings are designed to stop at the mid-thigh and function as shorts, or continue down to the calf or the ankle to be worn as capris and pants. They may be purchased in a wide variety of colors, including black, brown, and basic nude.


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