Will EMSCULPT Target My Love Handles?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Despite the name, there isn't much to like about love handles. These fat deposits, located on the sides of the waist, can be a challenging area of the body for both men and women. Many people try to target this specific region of the body with abdominal crunches or core work, but at times a healthy diet and exercise are not enough. EMSCULPT® is an innovative body contouring device that uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM®) technology to stimulate muscle contractions. It's more effective than doing 20,000 sit-ups.

Dr. Nana Mizuguchi of Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY offers this noninvasive, revolutionary aesthetic treatment. A dual-board certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon, Dr. Mizuguchi provides various types of body contouring procedures, and EMSCULPT is one of them. Healthy, fit adults can get the extra cosmetic help they need with popular body sculpting treatments that don't require surgery. Read on to learn more about how EMSCULPT gives patients the results they need and how plastic surgeons, like Dr. Mizuguchi, can help.

How does EMSCULPT work?

EMSCULPT has been FDA-cleared for the abdominal and buttocks areas. It uses a nonsurgical device that burns away fat and builds muscle at the same time. It is similar to an intense workout involving squats or core work, except the EMSCULPT device does all the work while the patients lay comfortably during treatment. So, how does it work? The HIFEM technology works by contracting underlying muscles, like with exercise, rebuilding and repairing tissue. The end result is that patients not only have muscles that are stronger and firmer, they also have a slimmer smoother appearance. Patients in the Louisville, KY area can turn to Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery to help contour specific target areas.

Does EMSCULPT work on love handles?

Who wouldn't want a firmer, more fit midsection? Patients who wish for more defined abs can turn to EMSCULPT as a solution. By creating a highly intense muscle contraction with electromagnetic energy, different muscles can be stimulated to burn away unwanted fat and, simultaneously, build more muscle mass. As the EMSCULPT device creates the formation of new muscle mass, it causes fat cells to diminish. Love handles are one of the most challenging areas to lose weight with only diet and exercise. Both men and women can have an issue with storing fat in this target area. EMSCULPT sessions can precisely target these stubborn fatty deposits by using electromagnetic energy stimulation, resulting in a more fit, smoother-looking midsection area.

Who's an ideal candidate for EMSCULPT?

Despite a person's best effort to eat a balanced diet and exercise, we can't always achieve the shape and contour we desire. Love handles are one of the most challenging areas to eliminate unwanted fat. This innovative, progressive device can give fit individuals contouring help, especially when their love handle area needs a little extra attention. However, EMSCULPT is not a fit for everyone. This body contouring treatment is designed for active men and women who live a healthy lifestyle. Ideal candidates are men and women who are in good shape, at their ideal weight, and have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or less.

How long do EMSCULPT results last?

An EMSCULPT treatment feels like an intense workout without actually exercising. Large paddles are placed on the target area to deliver results in about 30 minutes. It involves minimal discomfort, so patients can read a book or be on their phone during treatment. Afterward, patients report feeling sore, similar to the feelings after a good workout. In most cases, patients generally need more than one EMSCULPT session to get optimal results. It is recommended that patients get 4 – 8 treatments spaced out every 2 – 3 days. Follow-up sessions every 4 – 6 months are highly effective for maintaining a toned appearance.

The reviews are in, and both women and men like what they see. If you are interested in EMSCULPT and want to find out if you are an ideal candidate, we invite you to call our office and schedule a consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, is excited to offer this cutting-edge technology to contour and reshape your body without surgery so you can love how you look.

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