Participating in regular workouts and eating a well-balanced diet can help some women and men achieve their personal body goals. However, there are common troublesome spots, like the glutes and abdomen, that can be difficult to sculpt with diet and exercise alone. EMSCULPT® is an innovative body contouring treatment that can simultaneously destroy pockets of fat and build muscle. It uses a high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®) to provide a noninvasive option that lifts and contours certain areas, without incisions, downtime, or discomfort. This revolutionary cosmetic procedure is provided by dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY.
How does EMSCULPT for abs work?
Until now, most body contouring treatments only targeted unwanted fat. However, certain areas of the body, like the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs, are comprised of both muscle tissue and fat cells. Firm, strong muscles are a key factor in having a lifted buttock or flat stomach. EMSCULPT is a groundbreaking body sculpting treatment that reduces fat and builds more muscle mass at the same time. HIFEM energy produces powerful muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions, like with regular exercise. These electromagnetic contractions do not give the targeted muscle time to fully relax between the electronic pulses, forcing it to adapt by remodeling. Thus, it uses nearby fat cells for energy, which are then metabolized by the body and eliminated. In just a handful of sessions, most patients can have a fat reduction treatment and achieve better muscle tone for a more sculpted appearance.
What areas of the body does EMSCULPT treat?
EMSCULPT is the first nonsurgical device that burns fat while building more muscle mass. While other noninvasive body contouring treatments reduce subcutaneous fat with a heating or freezing technique, they do not target muscle tissue like EMSCULPT. For example, a single 30-minute session for the abdomen area is the equivalent of doing 20,000 sit-ups. It strengthens the targeted muscles' fibers to build them up while reducing pockets of unwanted fat at the same time, increasing muscle mass by 16% or more. It is an excellent treatment for already healthy, active Louisville, KY area men and women wanting to take their bodies to the next level, in the following areas:
- Upper arm area and triceps
How long for EMSCULPT results?
EMSCULPT not only helps women and men build and strengthen muscles, but it also helps them look more toned and slimmer with this cutting-edge technology. It almost sounds too be good to be true! However, it is one of the easiest and quickest ways to have a slimmer, more toned appearance. This outpatient body contouring treatment takes about 30 minutes and is performed on-site at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. If patients opt to target multiple areas during the same treatment session, it can take longer. Afterward, patients express feeling like they just had an intense workout, with some soreness in the treated areas for a couple of days. Within 2 – 4 weeks after the last EMSCULPT session, patients begin to notice visible results. However, it can take up to three months and continue to improve for up to six months for optimal results.
What are my next steps?
Despite a person's best effort with a healthy diet and exercising, it can be challenging to have more defined upper arms, abs, or a toned lifted backside. It would be amazing to let a device do all the work and get dramatic results, which is one of the reasons why Louisville, KY men and women are turning to this body contouring treatment to sit back and relax while the EMSCULPT device does all the work. If you would like to learn more or want to find out if you are the right candidate for EMSCULPT treatments, then we invite you to contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi.