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EMSCULPT NEO for Weight Loss

Dr. Divya Javvaji, MD
Prime MD Plus
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When unwanted fat seems too stubborn to get rid of, it’s natural to consider alternative methods of weight loss. In reality, there’s no magical “quick fix” procedure that will perfectly eliminate fat. 

It’s scientifically proven that long-term weight loss takes time, and losing too much weight too quickly can cause a backfire of future weight gain. This doesn’t make fat reduction procedures obsolete, though. Many people benefit from procedures like Emsculpt NEO on their weight loss journeys as it helps remove fat in the right places and strengthen muscles more than you might be able to on your own.

If you’ve been wondering whether or not this body sculpting treatment is a realistic option, read further. Here’s the truth about Emsculpt NEO for weight loss.

Does EMSCULPT NEO Help You Lose Weight?

Short answer: yes. Emsculpt NEO helps you lose fat, which is the primary focus of anyone trying to drop excess weight. But because this isn’t a weight loss treatment per se, the number on the scale may or may not change much.

Emsculpt NEO is a non-surgical fat reduction and body sculpting procedure. The combined radio frequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology work together to destroy targeted fat cells and strengthen the surrounding muscles at the same time. 

In a study on the safety and efficacy of HIFEM treatments such as Emsculpt, the patients who saw the most noticeable improvements — more than a 20% loss in subcutaneous fat — were those with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range. On average, overweight patients with a higher BMI experienced an 18-19% decrease in subcutaneous fat. They also had a 10% decrease in abdominal muscle separation. 

Fortunately, the addition of RF energy through Emsculpt NEO encourages even more fat loss. This is why it’s such a popular and effective treatment for patients looking to manage their weight.

What Happens to Fat Cells During EMSCULPT NEO Treatment? 

During treatment, your provider attaches the paddle-like Emsculpt NEO devices to your body. Radio frequency technology emits heat and vibrations into the skin, which break down fat cells in the targeted area. The body then responds by eliminating the permanently destroyed fat. Thanks to your body's natural elimination processes, these fat cells are removed over time. 

The HIFEM energy then works to induce supramaximal muscle contractions in the targeted muscle tissue. Supra (meaning “beyond”) maximal (meaning “greatest”) muscle stimulation causes involuntary muscle contractions that are more intense than you’d be able to achieve through a workout. This results in excellent muscle toning and muscle growth, which further promotes fat burning over time. 

During the process, you’ll likely feel a warming sensation as the electromagnetic pulses radiate heat and vibration beneath your skin. Treatment using these two technologies, RF and HIFEM, takes about 30 minutes per session. 

Although Emsculpt NEO immediately destroys fat, it takes time for these discarded fat cells to be cleared from the body. It can also take time for muscles to recover from intense contractions that result in increased strength. This is why it takes about four weeks to see optimal results. 

Side Effects and Recovery from EMSCULPT NEO

There are no side effects from Emsculpt NEO treatments. Patients can expect zero recovery time or downtime, as it’s a safe, non-invasive procedure. Don’t worry about needles or incisions — there are zero involved.

Some patients do feel a mild soreness after their sessions. The sensation is bearable and similar to the feeling after an intense workout. 

Want to learn more about what to expect before, during, and after treatment? Make sure you read The Ultimate Guide to Emsculpt NEO.

EMSCULPT NEO Results for Weight Loss and Improved Muscle Mass

Emsculpt NEO has helped adult patients of all ages eliminate fat. Many people find that it’s an effective and satisfying treatment that helps them lose weight. Here are some results for commonly targeted areas of the body.

Shrink Belly Fat, Tone Abdominal Muscles

The abdominals or core is one of the most popular treatment areas using Emsculpt NEO. In one study, patients had an average 21% abdominal muscle increase and significant fat reduction four weeks after treatment. 

Non-Invasive Treatment for Abdominal Separation

Aside from burning fat and building muscle, Emsculpt NEO treatment on the abdomen can help improve physical issues such as incontinence and even diastasis recti.

Diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, is when the two abdominal walls weaken and separate. Patients may prefer Emsculpt NEO as a non-surgical option that tightens the loose abdomen muscles, resolving separation by up to 19%.

Fat Reduction for Stubborn Areas of the Body

Whether you already work out to lose weight or you’re just beginning toward that goal, Emsculpt NEO is a great way to burn fat and build muscle in stubborn areas of the body. 

It’s currently FDA-cleared to treat:

  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

Sometimes while losing weight, our least favorite plump regions are the last areas of fat to go. To give patients the extra boost they want and need, Emsculpt NEO is a great option.

EMSCULPT NEO Before and After

No matter what area is treated, the results from Emsculpt NEO are quite impressive. 

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Tips for the Best Weight Loss With EMSCULPT NEO

Remember, Emsculpt NEO and other body contouring procedures are not instant weight loss methods. The patients who experience the best results utilize the treatment as a supportive addition to their weight loss goals

There are several things you can do to further promote weight loss and fat loss using Emsculpt NEO. Try these tips for optimal results, as they work synergistically with Emsculpt NEO treatment.

  • Take before and after photos. Because this is a gradual fat loss process, some patients don’t notice the subtle, ongoing changes. Pictures prove the transformation from start to finish. 
  • Pursue a weight management lifestyle such as getting enough exercise, eating a balanced diet, and monitoring caloric intake. Receive guidance from a medical professional or nutritionist to help you with specific goals and health conditions. 
  • Receive lymphatic massage from a licensed massage therapist. Lymphatic massage encourages the body’s elimination pathways, which is especially important between treatments. 
  • Move your body daily. Walking, doing some cardio exercises, and strength training all encourage muscle tone, fat loss, and healthy metabolism.
  • Complete the recommended Emsculpt NEO sessions according to your treatment plan. Typically, this means 4-5 treatments that are each 5-10 days apart. Talk with your provider to make sure you’re on the right schedule for your goals. 
  • Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. Both support your body’s essential recovery phases, which is important when losing weight. 

To get the most out of any Emsculpt NEO treatment, it’s vital to make sure you find a qualified, reputable provider. Emsculpt NEO is extremely technique-specific, so you want to receive treatment from an expert.

Prime MD Plus: EMSCULPT NEO Options for Fat Reduction and Muscle Strengthening

At Prime MD Plus, our licensed medical doctor works with you to support your fat loss and muscle building goals. We do this in a way that considers your whole body, not just one specific area of treatment. In addition to supporting you in a healthy lifestyle, we use a unique approach that combines internal medicine and elective, non-surgical treatments.

If you’re looking for guidance toward becoming a healthier, more fit version of yourself, we can help. Reach out to Prime MD Plus to explore your options, including Emsculpt NEO and more.

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