Tone, Tighten, & Sculpt | Our Favorite Alternatives to Liposuction in Menlo Park

woman enjoying workout after using alternatives to liposuction in menlo park

Maintaining your desired physique can be a demanding job. Age, hormones, pregnancy, childbirth, and lifestyle changes can all greatly affect the body. Areas like the abdomen and the thighs often build up stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to go away, even with diet and exercise.

Because of this, aesthetic surgeries like liposuction are becoming increasingly common. There are plenty of benefits to the liposuction procedure. However, it does require a significant recovery period. What people may not know is that there are fantastic, nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction offered at Entre Nous Aesthetics! But what are the pros and cons to each option? Let’s take a look.

Liposuction basics

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of fat in specific areas of the body. During the surgery, the surgeon makes inconspicuous incisions near the desired areas. They then remove the stubborn fat cells using small suction tubes called cannulas.

Ideal candidates

This contouring procedure is best for those who are in generally good health and close to their ideal weight. The recovery period for liposuction is one to two weeks, so this option is best for those who can take time away from work.

You may have to wear compression garments for a few weeks following the surgery. These help to reduce swelling, although full swelling will not completely resolve for at least a few months.

Liposuction: pros

  • Long-lasting, dramatic results
  • Minimal scarring
  • Out-patient procedure

Liposuction: cons

  • Requires up to two weeks of downtime
  • Must be performed under general anesthesia
  • Bruising, swelling, and tenderness is common post-procedure
  • Typically, see full results in a couple of months

While liposuction is a surefire way to achieve incredible results, there are more than a few reasons why patients may look for other options. For those interested in pain-free, noninvasive body contouring with no downtime, take a look at our most popular alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park! 


EMSCULPT is one of our absolute favorite nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park. Using revolutionary high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM), this quick and effective procedure burns fat and strengthens muscles. 

One session triggers around 20,000 muscle contractions, activating muscle fibers in a way that is not physically possible through normal exercise. These contractions burn nearby fat cells, while toning and strengthening your abdomen and buttocks muscles. 

The abdominal wall muscles can separate during pregnancy, causing a condition called diastasis recti, which is often exacerbated by exercise. EMSCULPT can re-strengthen post-pregnancy abdominal muscles risk-free, and without fruitless hours at the gym. So if you’re looking for diastasis recti repair in Menlo Park, EMSCULPT is a great option!

EMSCULPT is a 30-minute treatment with a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart. Your provider will help you create a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

Commonly asked questions about EMSCULPT

Does EMSCULPT hurt?

Nope! EMSCULPT is entirely pain-free! You can sit back and relax during your treatment. That beats sweating it out at the gym, don’t you think?

Is there downtime?

Alternatives to liposuction are noninvasive and often require no downtime. That is the case with EMSCULPT. Treatment should not affect your daily activities, including workouts, in the slightest!

When will I see results?

For optimal results, we recommend 4 EMSCULPT treatments over the course of about 2 to 3 weeks. Fat reduction, muscle definition, and overall toning will be noticeable two-to-four weeks after the final session.

How much is EMSCULPT?

Each EMSCULPT session at Entre Nous is $700. Members save 20%!


Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical alternative to liposuction in Menlo Park. This fat removal procedure targets even the most stubborn pockets of unwanted body fat. The Coolsculpting device does this by freezing targeted fat cells, which then die a natural death before your kidneys dispose of them. 

What does Coolscultping treat? 

  • Unwanted body fat
  • Muffin tops
  • Love handles
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Belly fat
  • Men’s pectoral area
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin
  • Knees
  • Bra fat

What to expect

Step 1. The consultation

Like all of our aesthetic or surgical procedures, we start the process with a consultation to discuss your unique aesthetic concerns and your desired results. You will meet with one of our highly skilled and passionate team members, who will determine if you are a candidate for this alternative to liposuction in Menlo Park.

Step 2. Mark and measure

Your CoolSculpting specialist will explain our CoolSculpting applicators and measure your treatment areas to determine which applicator is best for you. The provider will then mark the areas to prepare for treatment.

Step 3. Place the gel sheet

We use a gel sheet over the treatment areas to protect your skin. Once we place the gel sheet, your provider will apply the CoolSculpting applicators. 

Step 4. Wait 35 to 75 minutes

The treatment typically takes anywhere from 35 to 75 minutes, during which the applicator will use gentle suction to draw your fat tissue into the cooling cups. During your procedure, you are welcome to watch TV, listen to music, or read! 

Step 5. Massage the frozen fat

Once the treatment is complete, we will remove the applicator cup and gently massage the hardened tissue.

Step 6. The body removes the fat 

Over the next several weeks, your body will naturally identify the frozen cells as dead and remove them from the body via the kidneys. Depending on your needs, we may perform touch up treatments in the weeks following your initial procedure.


We understand how frustrating it is to get rid of unwanted fat under the chin and near the armpit (AKA bra fat). These areas are nearly impossible to tone and define without surgical intervention like liposuction. Luckily, there is an amazing, noninvasive alternative to liposuction in Menlo Park specifically for these stubborn spots. 

Kybella is a nonsurgical injection treatment that offers clients freedom from double chins, bra fat, and submental fullness with no downtime! Kybella achieves results by using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that breaks down and destroys fat cells. 

Following a series of Kybella injections, the unwanted fat cells break down and the body naturally disposes of them. When these fat cells are destroyed, they will not return, so you can say goodbye to that double chin for good!

QWO for Cellulite 

Cellulite is so common that 9 out of 10 women report experiencing it. Regardless of cellulite being a regular occurrence, it can be a source of insecurity, decreased confidence, and frustration. Luckily, there’s a clinically proven way to reduce cellulite and get gorgeous, smooth legs and buttocks! 

It’s believed that there are three main causes for cellulite; skin that thins over time, fat cells being pushed against the skin, and fibrous bands that cause tension and dimples. QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes), is an injectable treatment for cellulite that quickly and effectively breaks up fibrous bands causing dimpling. This leaves your butt and thighs as smooth as, well, a baby’s bottom.

Before your provider begins the injection process, they will mark each dimple you would like to correct. Your provider will then deliver the injections, with the entire treatment taking 10 minutes or less! For optimal results, we recommend a series of 3 QWO treatments spaced 21 days apart each. You can achieve smooth legs for the summer in 10 weeks!

Alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park: pros

  • Pain-free
  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime!
  • Quick, stunning results
  • Done in-office with no anesthetic 
  • Short procedure time

Alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park: cons

  • May require multiple sessions

So, when choosing between surgical procedures like liposuction and any of these great alternatives, it really comes down to your lifestyle. If you are someone who is ready to dramatically change your physique, and a few weeks of downtime sounds doable, then liposuction might be the choice for you!

If you crave natural and stunning results and are okay with spacing out treatments in return for no downtime in-between, then take your pick of these fantastic alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park. 

For more information about which procedure is right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation!

A little bit about us

As a premier medical spa in Menlo Park, the mission of the Entre Nous Aesthetics team is to enhance the lives of men and women all over the Bay Area. We strive to help everyone present the best version of themselves to the world.

Our team of expert, passionate doctors and aestheticians share a love for helping our clients achieve real, long-lasting results. By offering nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction, Entre Nous Aesthetics provides clients the opportunity to feel comfortable in their own skin with very little risk. Our goal is to increase the confidence of every single person who walks through our doors. And we hope the next one is you!

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Interested in body contouring but still not sure which of these alternatives to liposuction in Menlo Park is right for you? Use our free virtual consultation tool to get customized treatment recommendations based on your unique goals. Results will be sent right to your inbox! 

You can also visit us for an in-person consultation. We love guiding our clients through customized treatment plans and making unique recommendations. Come see us today! We can’t wait to meet you.