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I love going to Thrive! I’ve been seeing Dr. Maddox for treatments for well over 2 years, and would absolutely not go anywhere else. The staff are always super kind and helpful too 🙂


It is important to us that we help you look and feel your best and our fat reduction treatments are designed to do just that. Our team of physicians and surgeons has developed a proprietary non-surgical treatment for fat reduction and body contouring that you can only find at Thrive.

The Exilis treatment performed in our Portland, OR anti-aging center is an excellent skin tightening and body contouring solution. It gently heats deep tissues, while maintaining a safe and comfortable skin temperature. Radio frequency energy passes through the surface layer of skin, and creates a thermal reaction at the targeted depth. When used for skin tightening, it helps stimulate collagen remodeling, and in body contouring, it is used to melt stubborn pockets of fat.

As a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, it can help reduce stubborn areas of fat that may not respond to diet and exercise. Thrive’s minimally invasive Exilis fat reduction solution can be used to treat the:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Love handles or flanks
  • Arms
  • Back of thighs
  • Inner thighs
  • Knees
  • Chin, jowls
  • . . . and much more!

Exilis, based on innovative radio frequency energy, is a non-invasive fat reduction, skin-tightening treatment that has been proven safe and effective. Depending on your individual needs, a series of sessions is usually recommended for optimal improvement. However, our patients from Lake Oswego, Tigard, and other areas near Portland find Exilis treatments to be quite comfortable, with astonishing results beginning after just one treatment. Upon completion of a treatment program designed around your unique needs, it is possible to experience a loss in inches that is very noticeable.

As part of the Thrive promise, you will receive a thorough evaluation and care plan before you start treatment; that way there will never be any surprises. We pride ourselves in this evaluation process, and recommend only realistic treatment plans with real expectations that you can trust. Thrive’s Exilis procedure is safe and effective with little to no downtime.

To learn more about these alternatives to surgical liposuction, contact us today to set up an initial fat removal evaluation with our physicians.

Portland, OR physician explains body contouring using Exilis and the Vanquish FLEX applicator

Love handles, muffin top, and banana roll sound cute but each refers to an unwanted, troublesome area of fat. In Portland, OR, Dr. Adam Maddox and the team at Thrive offer Exilis and Vanquish FLEX applicator treatments for non-invasive fat removal and body contouring. We offer both treatments as part of our commitment to providing effective facial and body rejuvenation techniques. During your consultation, we will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Exilis and Vanquish systems?

Exilis Elite is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) device that focuses heat on varying depths of tissue. Each treatment can be customized for each patient depending on the need for skin tightening, fat reduction, or both. Exilis transmits energy to heat the skin. The energy shrinks fat cells, causes the skin to contract and tighten, and stimulates collagen production. The Exilis treatment utilizes radiofrequency technology to contour the body and tighten skin. Using an Energy Flow Control system maintains the safety of the procedure and keeps the patient comfortable. This system provides fast, effective treatments.

The Vanquish system is an innovative, non-invasive fat reduction method. Stubborn pockets of fat are treated using radiofrequency energy to target the cells. The cells are heated to 120 degrees which destroys them so they can be eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. This advanced system does not require contact with the body so treatment is comfortable. The Vanquish FLEX applicator is used on the thighs slimming the saddlebags in the outer thigh area.

Is Exilis effective? Will I get results?

With Exilis, the energy targets cells below the skin’s surface, safely heating the deeper tissues of undesirable fat layers. This increases the metabolic activity which shrinks the fat cells and generates new collagen. It is an effective, non-invasive alternative to liposuction. A noticeable loss in inches is possible after completing a program tailored to your needs. With a healthy lifestyle, the results are long-lasting.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Noticeable results may be found with a single treatment but generally, a series of sessions is necessary. Full results may be seen three months after the final treatment. Consult with a doctor for more accurate timeframes.

How often are procedures scheduled?

Exilis and Vanquish treatments are quick, usually only lasting 30 to 45 minutes. A series of treatments is needed with appointments scheduled one to two weeks apart.

What parts of the body can be treated?

Exilis radiofrequency energy targets subcutaneous fat that sits below the skin and above the skeletal muscle. The energy can penetrate at the proper depth to treat fat cells. The built-in cooling device makes the procedure safe for skin tightening and reducing excess fat nearly anywhere on the body. Treated areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Flanks or love handles
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Face

The Vanquish FLEX system also uses RF energy to targets fat cells without damaging the skin or muscles. The Vanquish FLEX applicator slims the saddlebags on the outer thighs.

Is downtime or a recovery period needed?

No downtime or recovery is needed with either Exilis or Vanquish treatments. Although treatments are relatively painless, the skin may be slightly pink but patients can resume regular activity following the procedure. Prior to and following the treatment, it is important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration in the targeted areas. This improves the results.

Are there any risks?

As a non-invasive procedure with a built-in cooling system, Exilis treatment is safe and comfortable without the risks of traditional fat reduction surgeries. Any discomfort patients feel during the procedure subsides quickly.

What is the difference between Exilis and Vanquish?

At Thrive, we offer Exilis and Vanquish systems for versatility. While both use radiofrequency technology, Exilis makes contact with the skin and is moved in small circular motions during the treatment. It can be used on multiple body surfaces, including the face. It is used for fat reduction, skin tightening, or both. Vanquish does not require direct skin contact and is most effective for fat reduction on the thighs.

To learn more about body contouring, contact Thrive in Portland. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Maddox today. (503) 928-6505

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine; Tristin Stanton – Licensed Aesthetician.

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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