Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the Exilis device for my stomach area. I am only 5’4″ and weight about just under 120 lbs. Despite my rigorous workout schedule of running and working with a trainer 3 to 5 days a week, I just can’t get rid of my lower stomach fat. At 42 years old, I do not want invasive surgery so I believe this device currently offers me my best hope of solving this problem. Do you think I am a good candidate? I am going on vacation in March so I would like to have some tummy reduction before I get into this season’s swimwear? I am currently training for a marathon in the summer so would I still be able to run? Please let me know! Thanks so very much!
A: By your description, I could not imagine a more ideal candidate for Exilis fat reduction treatments. This is a spot reduction problem and undoubtably is not a large area. In addition, with your high level of physical activity you will helping the treatments work better by enhanced fat breakdown. One of the really nice things about Exilis is that there is no recovery or restrictions after any of the treatments. Each treatment is about 30 to 40 minutes so you can just get and go right afterwards. It usually takes 4 to 6 treatment sessions to get the best result and we like to space them, if possible, no more than a week apart.
Dr. Barry Eppley