How EMSCULPT Builds Muscle Without Breaking A Sweat

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Have you spent hours at the gym, but still don't have that sculpted body you want? Losing weight is the toughest part of the process, but gaining muscle tone can be a difficult battle as well. Even those that are diligent about working out can sometimes need a little help to get that ultimate look. EMSCULPT® is the revolutionary treatment that uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology or (HIFEM®) to simulate muscle contractions that are more powerful than voluntary contractions. This noninvasive body contouring option has been growing in popularity, and progressive doctors like Dr. Mizuguchi offer it.

Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY proudly offers EMSCULPT to men and women looking for body sculpting help. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, a dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon, is committed to helping his patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals. Dr. Mizuguchi and his professional team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery are excited to offer this unique body contouring procedure to build more muscle without breaking a sweat. If all your efforts at the gym haven't produced your desired results, then it might be time to consider EMSCULPT.

How does the EMSCULPT procedure work?

EMSCULPT uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to cause powerful muscle contractions in the targeted areas. As the muscle contracts, it responds by remodeling the inner structure and reducing the layer of excess fat covering it. As a result of the stimulation, the muscle contractions with EMSCULPT trigger fat cells in the area to break down and eventually die off. Metabolized by the body and then eliminated, patients are left with a reduction in fat and an increase in muscle tone for a more sculpted physique.

Is EMSCULPT the right treatment for you?

EMSCULPT is a body sculpting procedure that tones and lifts specific areas without surgery. Despite a person's best effort to exercise and eat a balanced diet, we can't always achieve the shape and contour we desire. However, this body contouring treatment is not designed for everyone, and works best for healthy adults that exhibit the following traits:

  • BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • At or near their ideal weight
  • No existing medical conditions or heart conditions (pacemakers)

What areas can this body contouring treatment help?

Noninvasive body contouring options, like Ultherapy®, BodyTite™, and EMSCULPT, are growing in popularity as patients get slimmer, more toned-looking results. EMSCULPT not only helps Louisville men and women build and strengthen muscles, but it also reduces any excess fat that covers them. So, what areas can this innovative procedure help? The two most commonly treated areas are the stomach and glutes, but treatments can be utilized to contour the upper arms, back, or thighs when performed by a trained expert like Dr. Mizuguchi.

How long do EMSCULPT results last?

The EMSCULPT treatment feels like an intense workout without actually doing it. Patients experience slight discomfort with the forceful muscle contractions that the patented EMSCULPT device creates, but the procedure is pain-free. One treatment session of the abdominal or buttocks areas is equivalent to doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats. Visible results are evident almost immediately with full tangible results within 2 – 4 weeks after the final treatment.

It is generally recommended patients get a series of 4 – 8 treatments spaced out every 2 – 3 days for optimal results. There is no downtime, with patients only experiencing sore muscles, much like after an intense workout. While the fat loss from treatments can be permanent, the muscle effects are long-lasting, around six months or longer. An active, healthy lifestyle is necessary to maintain the achieved muscle tone with EMSCULPT, and it is generally recommended that individuals receive periodic treatments every 3 – 6 months.

Despite a person's best effort with exercise, EMSCULPT can help build muscle tone, while reducing excess fat for a more contoured physique. Patients who continue with a healthy diet and regular exercise can enjoy their amazing results afterward and give their body the boost it needed. Men and women are turning to EMSCULPT treatments to get the toned, fit-looking body they always wanted.

Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery is excited to offer this cutting-edge technology and other noninvasive options to Louisville women and men wanting to enhance the way they look but forgo a more invasive procedure. After a thorough consultation and examination, Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can determine if you are the right fit for EMSCULPT treatments. With so many noninvasive cosmetic options available today, Dr. Mizuguchi can help you get the answers you need to achieve your aesthetic goals for your body.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.