by Dr. Lionel Bissoon
Author, The Cellulite Cure
A disability is defined as something which prohibits one from engaging in normal activities or functions which was previously performed effortlessly. Cellulite fits this definition as it creates psychological and physical impairments which alter function. When compared to other forms of disabilities, it certainly belongs in the category of physical and psychological disability.
How exactly can I say that cellulite disables a person? Women with cellulite struggle with their self-esteem, self security and overall sense of well being. Many people with this condition see themselves as unattractive and are apprehensive, or even downright ashamed to expose their thighs in public. They avoid clothing such as swimsuits, shorts or other revealing clothing.
Women with cellulite often describe their fear of ridicule and embarrassment when they speak of their legs. This fear leads to decreased enjoyment of normal activities. The distress involved in hiding parts of the body due to this embarrassment has an impact on romantic relationships and sex drive. Some of my patients have a difficult time even being nude or intimate with their spouse or significant other, thus affecting their level of intimacy.
The disability produced by cellulite impacts a woman’s entire social life. To make matters worse, many people search in desperation for a cure, only to find misleading information which takes away their hopes and condemn them to a life of physical-psychological distress.
The medical community does not see cellulite as a medical condition, but rather as a cosmetic condition. The medical establishment has largely ignored cellulite and continues to alienate women by giving them the same old advice that there is nothing to do but live with it.
Cellulite is a very disabling and disfiguring condition for women. The disability affects all aspects of their lives and should be taken seriously.
Pioneering the use of Mesotherapy in the U.S. to combat cellulite, Dr. Lionel Bissoon has helped thousands of women experience cellulite-free legs and buttocks. Complete with case studies, before-and-after photos and straightforward advice, his new book, "The Cellulite Cure" offers hope to cottage cheese thighs everywhere. To discover the only proven treatment option for cellulite, go to www.CelluliteCure.com.