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A 38-year-old member asked:

Docs, could a hot stone massage reduce cellulite?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not a chance!: Cellulite is caused by accumulations of fat (the bulges) between deeper grooves and pits caused by bands of connective tissue between the skin and the underlying fascia. No amount of hot stone massage from the outside can help this. It is difficult to treat with even invasive treatments like liposuction. Swelling from hot stone massage might temporarily mask its appearance but only briefly. Sorry!

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Last updated Mar 11, 2015

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