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Aveli Cellulite Treatment San Jose & Palo Alto

FDA-Cleared Cellulite Reduction in Silicon Valley

For many individuals, having dimpled or bumpy skin due to buttock and thigh cellulite is a fact of life and unfortunately challenges their ability to feel fully confident. While a small percentage of men will get cellulite, it's a condition that affects nearly 90% of all women.

Aveli Cellulite Treatment at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

Now there is a revolutionary way to remove cellulite through an FDA-cleared technology called Aveli. Dr. David Boudreault and the team at Illuminate Plastic Surgery take pride in being one of the first and few Aveli cellulite providers in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. With Aveli cellulite treatment we’re excited to help more people get back to feeling their best in their clothes and skin.

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What is Aveli Cellulite Treatment?

Aveli is a one-time, minimally invasive treatment that releases the fibrous connective bands known as septa that tether the skin down and cause dimples. Aveli Cellulite Treatment delivers a significant and long-lasting reduction of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

In the past, medical providers would treat cellulite by blindly inserting sharp instruments under the skin to break apart connective tissue. Unfortunately, results were often mixed. With Aveli’s advanced technology, we can now determine the precise location of each septa band with complete accuracy. Once the targeted septa band under the skin is identified, the device hooks and releases the band, instantly smoothing the overlying skin.

Candidates for Aveli Cellulite Treatment

If you feel concerned about the appearance of cellulite on your buttocks and thighs, you may be a candidate for Aveli. The ideal candidate is in good overall health, does not smoke, and is not pregnant or breastfeeding. The skin at the treatment site also needs to be healthy. This will be determined after an assessment with Dr. Boudreault.

Consultation and Preparation

During a consultation prior to the procedure, we’ll assess the treatment areas and help you to know what to expect during and after your Aveli procedure. We’ll also review your medical history and may recommend that you stop medications or supplements that can increase bleeding and bruising for at least two weeks prior to treatment.

Aveli Cellulite Treatment Benefits

The intelligent system targets only the cellulite-causing septa bands, leaving other bands intact. Aveli is minimally invasive with much less discomfort, bruising or scarring compared to older cellulite-release methods. In addition, since Aveli is a one-time treatment, our patients enjoy a dramatic reduction in cellulite in as little as one hour. There is virtually no downtime, and most San Jose or Palo Alto Aveli Cellulite Treatment patients can return to normal activities soon after. Advantages of Aveli Cellulite Treatments:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Comfortable, pain-free procedure
  • Noticeable cellulite reduction in one treatment
  • Treatment time is approximately one hour
  • Can be performed in the office without general anesthesia or can be added with other surgical procedures in the operating room


We begin with a local anesthetic to ensure a painless treatment. Once the area is numb, Dr. Boudreault makes a tiny incision (2 mm) through which he can pass the slim wand of the Aveli handpiece under the skin. The device lights up over the skin to indicate each cellulite-causing septa band as he continues to glide the handpiece below. These specific septa bands are released with the press of a button. The Aveli Cellulite Treatment process takes approximately one hour, depending on the amount of cellulite and the number of areas treated and improvements are immediate.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

The beauty of Aveli Cellulite Treatment is that there is practically zero downtime! Some patients may initially feel sore in the treated areas, but most feel comfortable enough to resume normal activities 24 to 48 hours later. We advise that you limit heavy lifting and lower body workouts for one or two weeks to heal the underlying tissues. You should also avoid alcohol, smoking, Vitamin E, NSAIDs, and blood thinners for a few days before and after your treatment. Mild tenderness, swelling, and bruising are common after Aveli cellulite treatments. It may take up to 30 days for all swelling and bruising to subside and for you to see your smoother skin as a result. Final results are realized by about three months.

Illuminate Plastic Surgery

Voted Best in Silicon Valley

When you come to Illuminate Plastic Surgery, you can be assured that you are in the hands of a compassionate and highly-skilled team who are dedicated to helping you have a positive relationship with the way you look and feel. We have access to the safest and most innovative aesthetic technologies available and we stand behind our Aveli results and will work with you to achieve your goals. Our team of award-winning surgeons, nurses, patient coordinators, and aesthetic specialists deliver premier plastic surgery, Med Spa, and wellness services so our patients can shine brighter than before.

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Schedule Your Palo Alto or San Jose Aveli Cellulite Treatment Consultation at Illuminate Plastic Surgery Today

To learn more about what Aveli cellulite treatment can do for you, call our San Jose office at (408) 759-4395, our Palo Alto office at (650) 262-1415, or use the online booking form to request a call.

Aveli Cellulite Treatment FAQs

We use a local anesthetic to minimize pain during the procedure. You may feel some discomfort in the treated areas soon after, but most San Jose & Palo Alto Aveli Cellulite Treatment patients are ready to get back to their normal activities within a day.

Aveli offers exceptional, long-term results. While it’s possible that some cellulite bands will not respond to the treatment, Aveli is the most effective technology for targeting and eliminating most cellulite bands and with lasting results. During your consultation for Aveli Cellulite Treatment Palo Alto & San Jose plastic surgeon, Dr. Boudreault will identify the cellulite dimples for correction and help you set proper expectations.

Aveli is not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, Aveli is used to reduce the bumps and dimples caused by cellulite so that our patients can feel more comfortable to show off smoother skin on their buttocks and thighs.

Aveli Cellulite Treatment is designed to be a one-time treatment. Once released, the treated septa bands should not reform.

This minimally invasive treatment is considered safe for most healthy individuals and has been cleared by the FDA.

Many cellulite creams are on the market and make promises, but over-the-counter topical treatments are ineffective compared to minimally invasive procedures.

Cellfina is an older method of subcision that has been around since 2014. Illuminate has previously been among the top Cellfina providers in the Bay Area, and we are now among the first providers to adopt Aveli’s superior, revolutionary, and highly accurate technology. Both treatment options are available at our practice and our experienced team will help you select the best cellulite treatment for your needs.

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“I had my Brazilian Butt Lift in 2017 with Dr. Boudreault and I couldn’t be any happier with my results. My butt and hips look SO natural – my only regret was not doing it sooner!”

“I fully trust Dr. B and will go to him for all my procedures. He really cares about his clients and their results.”

“The day after my surgery when the garment came off, I almost cried. Dr. B exceeded my expectations and gave me an even BETTER body than I had imagined.”

At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.

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