Excess Fat


The appearance of excess fat is often due to a lack of exercise and improper nutrition. Unfortunately, some of us who do adhere to strict diet regimes can also retain stubborn fat. Of the many factors that contribute to those love handles, age and genetics are the least controllable. When it feels like our bodies are working against us, it’s good to know that support is out there. At Illuminate Plastic Surgery we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals. Our excess fat treatments are designed to deliver excellent results while minimizing downtime whenever possible.

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Struggling with Excess Fat?

Excess body fat often lingers around the abdomen, back, flanks (love handles), thighs, and under the chin. These trouble areas often have the highest concentration of fat cells. Due to this, they are the hardest parts of the body to sculpt. Illuminate makes every effort to encourage proper nutrition and exercise. However, for these regions a specialized excess fat reduction treatment may be necessary. We have found that reducing these fat pockets improves self-esteem and helps maintain motivation amongst those pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

Treatments at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

  • Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps flatten and shape the abdomen and waist. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are in good physical condition who have areas of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise.
  • Liposuction – Liposuction is a procedure that involves the use of a suction machine to surgically remove excess fat from unwanted areas on the body, such as below the chin. The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who have persistent bulges of fat that have not responded favorably to diet and exercise.
  • Kybella® – Kybella is a fast, minimally invasive way to treat submental fat issues by creating an ideal balance in the face and neck. This treatment is effective and requires no downtime.
  • Breast Reduction – A breast reduction procedure involves removal of that excess breast tissue and reshaping the breast to a more manageable size, reducing back pain and other problems associated with larger breasts.
  • Breast Fat Transfer – A breast fat transfer is two surgeries in one, combining liposuction with natural breast augmentation.
  • Awake Liposuction – Like traditional liposuction, awake liposuction is used to remove unwanted extra fatty tissue from problem areas of the body. What is important to know about awake liposuction is that it is less invasive than traditional liposuction and does not require anesthesia.
  • Arm Lift – An arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, is a procedure wherein the doctor removes unwanted excess fat and skin from your upper arms, giving you a slimmer, more toned appearance.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift – During this procedure, fat is removed from the problem areas of your body using traditional liposuction methods and then used to enhance the contour and shape of your buttocks.
  • Thigh Lift – A thigh lift, also known as a thighplasty, is used to treat excess fat and loose skin around the thighs. If you have excess thigh skin and think you may be a good candidate for a thigh lift procedure, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.
  • Lower Body Lift – A lower body lift is designed to tighten and tone the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips and thighs. During a lower body lift, incisions are made along the waistline.
  • SculpSure – SculpSure is a great treatment for anyone who is looking to quickly and easily eliminate excess fat without surgery or more complicated procedures that require a lengthy recovery.
  • Emsculpt® – Emsculpt® is a non-surgical body toning procedure that can help both men and women build muscle and sculpt their bodies. This is a procedure that is completely safe, non-invasive and easy.

Treatment Results

Treatment results vary based on your preferred treatment method. Typically, surgical and some non-surgical procedures for fat removal involve some downtime. However, our specialists always aim to do everything possible to minimize any post-treatment discomfort for our patients. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Excess Fat Treatments in Palo Alto, California

Illuminate Plastic Surgery is delighted to help the members of the Palo Alto community achieve their beauty and wellness goals. If you’re struggling with excess fat, consider contacting our center and learning more about our treatment options today. Make an appointment by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below.


* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

“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!”*

Brazilian Butt Lift Patient

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

Med Spa Patient

“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.”*

Brazilian Butt Lift Patient