Cellulite is fat cells that sit under the skin in the connective tissues. Connective tissues are the fibers under the skin that connect the skin to muscle. In men, connective tissues appear in a criss-cross pattern, creating a net-like barrier to keep fat away from the skin. In women, connective tissues appear as parallel bars, giving cellulite fat an opportunity to push up through them. As the fat pushes against the tissues, they begin to bulge, pressing into the skin. The tissues then imprint themselves upon the skin, giving skin a dimpled, uneven look. Weight loss, diet and exercise has little effect on treating cellulite as it is literally stuck between the connective tissue. It is only by manually breaking down, dislodging and weakening the tissue that allow the fat that is trapped to mobilise and the body has the opportunity to metabolise, restructure or eliminate the cells, giving the appearance of diminished cellulite and an overall smoother shape.