Body contouring used to involve surgery such as Emsculpt, liposuction or abdominoplasty or. More recently, reputable manufacturers have developed modalities specifically for nonsurgical fat-reduction and skin-tightening. At Foster MD offices, we’re going beyond the average. We’re proud to offer our patients a non-invasive body-contouring process that tightens and tones the muscles of the buttocks or other area.
What is Emsculpt?
Emsculpt is an FDA-cleared protocol that is designed to melt away fat while simultaneously toning underlying muscle. This dual effect stems from the penetration of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology into deep muscle and subcutaneous fat.
Candidates for Emsculpt
Ideal candidates for emsculpt are adults who are in generally good health and who are near their ideal weight. The treatment is well-suited for individuals who live a balanced lifestyle but have not attained the level of muscle-tone they desire. Emsculpt is not appropriate for people who:
Have a substantial amount of subcutaneous fat or who wish to lose a significant amount of weight.
Have a pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator, or other metal implant.
Are pregnant or nursing.
Have a hernia, cardiac problem, or a history of seizures.
What areas can be treated with Emsculpt?
The FDA cleared the emsculpt device for muscle toning and fat reduction in the buttocks. However, additional treatment areas have become popular. These include the abdomen, thighs, biceps, triceps, and Calves.
According to clinical studies, this treatment can also improve diastasis recti. This separation of the abdominal muscles may occur during pregnancy due to the increased size of the abdomen to accommodate a growing fetus. Research has indicated that women who receive 4 treatments may achieve up to 11% improvement in abdominal tone.
Benefits of Emsculpt
Clinical studies suggest several benefits, including:
Nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment is very comfortable
No downtime is needed
Waist circumference decrease of up to 1.5 inches
Muscle mass increase of up to 16 percent
Fat reduction of up to 19 percent
Apoptotic index (fat metabolism) increase up to 92 percent
Over 95 percent of patients report satisfying results*
80 percent of patients report noticeable buttocks lifting
*results may vary
How does Emsculpt work?
The power of emsculpt lies in the muscle contractions the device induces using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technologies. The electromagnetic energy emitted during each short treatment causes muscle contractions in the deep layer of tissue; and not just a few. Studies indicate that the strength of muscle contractions during a 30-minute session equates to about 20,000 squats. This results in tissue remodeling that increases muscle mass. At the same time, the energy also disrupts fat cells. Increased fat-burning triggers cell death and subsequent elimination through the lymphatic system.
How many treatments you May be needed
The clinical studies that were conducted during the developmental state of treatment suggest that an initial series of 4 treatment sessions (2 treatments a week for 2 weeks) resulted in noticeable tightening and lifting of the buttocks or abdomen. After that, a maintenance treatment every 3 to 6 months can be obtained to keep muscles toned.
How does Emsculpt compare to CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is one of the most well-known nonsurgical body contouring treatments available today. We are pleased to offer this service in our Manasquan and Toms River offices. The way that CoolSculpting works is by instigating the crystallization of liquid within fat cells. This results in cell death and elimination. Emsculpt also triggers apoptosis, or the death of fat cells. However, the High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy emitted during emsculpt treatment also stimulates deep, strong muscle contractions that lead to noticeable toning and lifting, results that aren’t possible with any other body contouring treatment to date.
Will Emsculpt help me lose weight?
Emsculpt is designed to increase fat-burning and destroy a small percentage of fat cells while also tightening targeted muscles. While up to 19 percent of the fat in the treatment area can be eliminated over a course of treatment, this does not usually result in noticeable weight loss. It is for this reason that emsculpt is ideal for individuals who are at or near their ideal weight.
How long your results will last
The fat-reduction results achieved with emsculpt can last indefinitely. The key is to maintain body weight with healthy eating and exercise habits. Fat cells destroyed during treatment do not come back, nor does the body grow new fat cells. However, the remaining fat cells can enlarge to a point where body shape changes. Muscle tone is not something that can last without proper maintenance. The results achieved can last six months or longer but will require follow up to be sustained. This may include normal exercise or periodic emsculpt treatment
*results may vary
Is Emsculpt painful?
Patients sometimes laugh in response to the initial stimulation of emsculpt muscle contractions. This indicates that treatment is not painful but may feel strange at first. The thinner a patient is at the time of treatment, the more intensely they may feel the effects of focused energy. If necessary, the strength of energy output can be adjusted.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
No. Patients are able to resume normal activities right away after their treatment.
Schedule A Consultation
Contact us today to schedule a consultation by calling (732) 914-2233 for our Toms River office or (732) 449-2099 for our Manasquan office. We serve Monmouth County, Ocean County, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.