Recently I was interviewed by a trade journal for my thoughts on a relatively new non invasive body shaping modality called Exilis. The holy grail for plastic surgeons is a totally non invasive method of shaping the body by reducing the amount of fat in areas of the body that are disproportionally large. Liposuction of some type, usually utilizing some power assist, presently is the gold standard in fat removal. This new Exilis machine, while not as effective as a surgical result can be used after liposuction to help skin retract and to smoothe out the result. There are those patients that either can not, or will not, opt for an invasive procedure like liposuction and yet still want to reduce some areas of the body. The Exilis treatment is perfect for these patients. You can read more about it and my comments here.