Is Surgery an Effective Treatment? - Treatments - iVillage Beauty Body Spa

Liposuction has proven effective in taking off inches, but it does not counter cellulite. Liposuction removes collections of fatty tissue from the legs, buttocks, abdomen, back, arms, face and neck areas. It uses a "vacuuming" technique to remove fatty tissue, leaving minimal scarring. Because liposuction does not change the structure of the skin, it can't eliminate cellulite forever. Liposuction is a costly surgical procedure that can hinder the body's natural circulation and waste-elimination processes while the body heals.

For a temporary fix, iVillage Beauty member greattime suggests rubbing wet coffee grounds on cellulite-prone areas of the body. "I've read that models use it before photo shoots and whenever they need it." For more on cellulite from other iVillage Beauty women, visit our Cellulite and Hair Removal message board.

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