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EMSculpt NEO Body Contouring: What You Need to Know

When it comes to body toning and sculpting, it’s easy to imagine going under the scalpel to have excess fat and tissue cut away by a plastic surgeon. But with all the recent advances in modern medical technology, surgery is no longer required. The FDA cleared the way for EMSculpt NEO, a nonsurgical body sculpting treatment. Since then, many people who were originally on the fence about having cosmetic surgery have gone to Beverly Hills, Dermatology Institute of Southern California for EMSculpt NEO.

It may seem as if there’s a new cosmetic treatment or fad coming out every week or month. If you, like so many others, are tired of seeing and hearing ads about how amazing certain procedures are, you might change your mind once you learn more about EMSculpt NEO. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the procedure and how it can change your body and life.

What you’ll learn:

  • What Is EMSculpt NEO?
  • What Risks Are Associated With EMSculpt NEO?
  • Why Should I Consider EMSculpt NEO?
  • Where Can I Have EMSculpt NEO Done on My Body?
  • Am I a Good Candidate for EMSculpt NEO?
  • What Can I Expect During EMSculpt NEO Treatment?
  • What Kind of Results Does EMSculpt NEO Deliver?
  • Key Takeaways

What Is EMSculpt NEO?

EMSculpt NEO is a procedure that burns fat and tones the body to give it a contoured silhouette. The treatment does not involve surgery so there’s no need for anyone to worry about incisions, scarring or prolonged recovery periods. Those who want to enjoy the perks of having a toned and chiseled body or a svelte and toned physique can do so at their leisure with EMSculpt NEO. The procedure is painless, and the results are stunning.

EMSculpt NEO does what many traditional cosmetic and body sculpting procedures can’t. It utilizes high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) and radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells and increase muscle fibers. This frenzy, known as supramaximal contractions, cause the muscles to contract at such an intense rate that they don’t have time to relax or cool down. The procedure also uses radio frequency energy to burn up to 30% body fat. There’s no recovery phase during treatment, the supramaximal contractions and heat from the RF energy encourages the body to respond by burning fat and increasing muscle production. This is a process that isn’t easily mimicked by exercise or any type of physical activity or surgical procedure.

Although these are the same type of contractions that are triggered by working out, the body’s natural response to burning fat and conditioning muscle is a lot slower. It is also at the mercy of many individual factors, like metabolic rate, health, lifestyle, etc. When used on certain areas of the body, each treatment session stimulates an incredibly strong metabolic reaction that burns more fat and builds firmer and stronger muscles in far less time than possible with exercise alone. Some EMSculpt NEO patients use it to recondition and strengthen weak or injured muscles so they can recover faster. Both men and women can benefit from having EMSculpt NEO.

What Risks Are Associated With EMSculpt NEO?

Because EMSculpt NEO is a newer cosmetic procedure, there aren’t many studies reporting side effects or long-term risks. Currently, EMSculpt NEO is FDA approved for adults who want to get rid of stubborn fat or bulges without working out or dieting to do so.

Why Should I Consider EMSculpt NEO?

EMSculpt NEO is a cosmetic procedure that practically markets itself. While there’s no shortage of treatments that claim to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat or contour the body, the reality is there aren’t many that live up to the hype without surgery. EMSculpt NEO is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia or cutting. It is also more cost effective than alternative treatments, including exercise that claim to offer the same or similar caliber of results.

It’s a safe FDA-approved alternative to liposuction and many other surgical procedures that doesn’t require patients to do anything other than show up for their treatment sessions. There’s no downtime. Anyone who wants to eliminate unwanted body fat and build muscle can do so in as little as 30 minutes instead of the weeks or months that it normally takes to see some modicum of results from performing 20,000 crunches or squats, without breaking a sweat.

Where Can I Have EMSculpt NEO Done on My Body?

EMSculpt NEO is safe for multiple areas of the body, including the stomach, arms, upper back, thighs, and buttocks.

Am I a Good Candidate for EMSculpt NEO?

Individuals who have a lot of localized fat may require more treatments than thinner patients. However, candidates with an active lifestyle and good dietary habits seeking to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and increase muscle tone/definition typically have the best results. It is not uncommon for patients to develop chiseled abs and contoured buttocks after undergoing EMSculpt NEO.

As popular as EMSculpt NEO is, there are some factors that can impact candidacy for the procedure, such as the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Certain cardiac disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Pacemakers, surgical mesh, metal IUDs, and orthopedic or other metal implants
  • History of hernias or certain musculoskeletal conditions

A consultation is necessary to ensure there are no contraindications and for candidates to learn of alternative cosmetic procedures that may be safer and more suitable for their desired outcome.

What Can I Expect During EMSculpt NEO Treatment?EMSculpt NEO

Prior to the first treatment session, it’s necessary for potential candidates to set up a consultation so they can meet with Dr. Daniel Behroozan to discuss the procedure and their aesthetic goals. After undergoing an evaluation, Dr. Behroozan provides candidates with a customized treatment plan that’s suitable for their situation. During this time, patients learn of the number of initial EMSculpt NEO treatment sessions necessary to help them achieve their desired results. Many patients start with four EMSculpt NEO while others require additional depending on their aesthetic goals and the areas treated.

Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes and is scheduled a few days apart to allow time for results to develop and to give the muscles in the treated areas time to recover. Because the procedure causes supramaximal muscular contractions, patients should expect to experience, at most, some minor soreness that’s similar to the kind experienced from intense workouts. The procedure is painless. Most EMSculpt NEO patients do not experience any discomfort after their treatments and return to their regular routines immediately afterward.

What Kind of Results Does EMSculpt NEO Deliver?

Most EMSculpt NEO patients notice the effects right after their first treatment. However, initial results can take some time to show up. On average, significant improvements are obvious within one to two weeks after the first session, with continuous improvements developing for several additional weeks. For more definition and noticeable results, multiple treatment sessions are necessary.

Key Takeaways

EMSculpt NEO is the latest and greatest body sculpting procedure that shrinks fat away and builds and chisels muscle to firm and tone the body. There’s no prep or recovery requirements, pain, or side effects. The time commitment to achieve your desired outcome is far less than what’s necessary with other body contouring treatments. EMSculpt NEO delivers results in as little as a single session, making it the preferred cost-effective treatment over many others.

If you are ready to learn more about EMSculpt NEO or have questions or concerns about alternative cosmetic or dermatology treatments offered at the Dermatology Institute of Southern California, please don’t hesitate to call (310) 392-1111 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Behroozan, MD, FAAD, FACMS.

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