Nov 30, - Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. Cellulite is also known as orange-peel skin, due to its texture. The top tips on what really works -- and what doesn't -- to get rid of cellulite. But you don't have to suffer with the orange-peel effect on your butt and thighs. pits on a larger area of your body, like the surface of the moon in a bad sci-fi movie.