Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. The appearance of cellulite is due to the accumulation of fat under the skin. The skin thickness, genetics, percentage of body fat and age are all factors that influence the appearance of cellulite. However, individuals of all ages, body type and weight are susceptible to cellulite. Individuals with cellulite are often described as having a cottage cheese or orange peel texture, the condition is most prevalent in women.