Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon Introduces Exilis Elite™for Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

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Grand Rapids cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Steven Ringler, now offers an advanced radio frequency treatment for non-surgical fat reduction and skin tightening.

Steven L. RIngler, MD

Many patients today are not ready for surgical solutions for skin laxity or fat reduction and the Exilis Elite offers a great option for those patients.

For those seeking a non-surgical solution for body contouring and skin tightening, plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler of the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers good news. This week, Dr. Ringler introduced the new Exilis Elite™, a radiofrequency treatment device that can melt fat and tighten the skin in as few as two, one -hour treatment sessions.

Dr. Ringler explained, “Many patients today are not ready for surgical solutions for skin laxity or fat reduction and the Exilis Elite offers a great option for those patients. We have also found the Exilis Elite to be an effective option for those patients who want to enhance or prolong their surgical results from a facelift or liposuction.”

The Exilis Elite is a second- generation radiofrequency (RF) device that debuted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in March 2013. Expanding on the initial Exilis device, the Exilis Elite offers a 90Watt facial applicator hand-piece as opposed to the previous 50Watt device. The additional power reduces treatment time for patients from 4-6 sessions down to 2 sessions with the Exilis Elite. The Elite offers advanced cooling and allows for layering of the RF energy at various depths.

The Exilis Elite treatment works by heating the underlying structure of the skin with the RF applicator while simultaneously cooling the surface of the skin. The device melts fat and also tightens the skin by helping to stimulate collagen. The procedure is more comfortable than many other skin-tightening or fat reduction devices currently on the market. The patient will experience a sensation of heat on the skin, but built in safety devices in the Exilis Elite ensure that accidental overheating of the skin is not possible.

Dr. Ringler, who has adopted many non-invasive cosmetic services to his plastic surgery practice, is excited about the new technology offered by the Exilis Elite. “We have many patients who seek non-invasive procedures for improving skin- tone and fat reduction. I am excited by the technology in the Exilis Elite because we are now able to treat the face, neck, jowls, arms, knees, thighs and back fat as well as the abdomen. Some of these areas have been difficult, if not impossible, to treat in the past with our other non-invasive technology.”

More About Dr. Ringler: Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who performs a wide range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures including: facelift, breast augmentation and reduction, rhinoplasty, liposuction and body contouring. Dr. Ringler also offers many minimally and non-invasive procedures such as Botox, facial fillers,Cellulaze, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, hair restoration and skin care services. Dr. Ringler received his medical degree from Michigan State University, and completed his plastic surgery residency program in Grand Rapids, Michigan, followed by a microsurgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Ringler has held many leadership positions throughout his career and is frequently listed among the Best Doctors in America in plastic surgery.

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