Build Muscle & Burn Fat Non-surgically

EMSCULPT NEO® is the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building in a combined 30-minute session. Built off of its predecessor, EMSCULPT®, EMSCULPT NEO® simultaneously emits both radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies. These energies result in more fat reduction and muscle growth than any single gold standard product for less time and less money.

What Results are Typical Following EMSCULPT NEO®?

Through seven clinical studies by BTL, the manufacturer of EMSCULPT NEO®, they measured fat and muscle with imaging (CT scans and MRI studies) to compare photos, waistline measurements, and muscle mass before and after treatment. Patients found on average:

  • 30% reduction of fat
  • 5.9 cm (2.3 inch) loss in waistline circumference
  • 25% increase in muscle mass
  • 19% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (called diastasis recti)


Who is a candidate for EMSCULPT NEO®?

EMSCULPT NEO® is well-suited for all genders and body types who desire more definition of their abs, arms, thighs, calves or lifting of the buttocks. It is approved for patients with a BMI of 35 – making this service available to a variety of body shapes and fitness levels.

Who is not a candidate for EMSCULPT NEO®?

Patients with a BMI of over 35 may not be an ideal candidate for EMSCULPT NEO®.  The HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic) energy used to power EMSCULP NEO® penetrates to about 7 cm.  Those with thicker fat may not get as significant of muscle contraction, resulting in less results following treatment.

Pregnant and nursing females should not undergo treatment with EMSCULPT NEO®.

Women who are close to menstruation may find that it comes sooner or cramping is increased/intensified with EMSCULPT NEO® treatments, therefore we recommend not undergoing treatment during this time of the month.


Possible contraindications to treatment include the following:

  • Metal or electronic implants in the treatment area
  • Cardiac pacemakers
  • Implanted defibrillators
  • Implanted neurostimulators
  • Drug pumps
  • Malignant tumor
  • Hemorrhagic conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Recent surgical procedures

How does EMSCULPT NEO® work?

EMSCULPT NEO® uses an applicator that simultaneously emits synchronized RF and HIFEM+ energies. Radiofrequency helps muscle temperatures raise quickly by several degrees. Like what a warm-up activity does before a workout, this heat helps prepare muscles for exposure to stress.

In less than 4 minutes, the temperature in subcutaneous fat reaches levels that cause a process called apoptosis. This process damages fat cells and slowly removes them from the body. This heat can also result in tightening of the skin in treated areas.

Using HIFEM+ energy, EMSCULPT NEO® contracts muscle fibers in desired areas at intensities that are not achievable during a regular, voluntary workout. Muscles are forced to adapt, resulting in an increased number and growth of muscle fibers and cells. Clinical studies showed a 25% growth in muscle volume on average. Patients found that EMSCULPT NEO® helped to strengthen, firm and tighten the treated muscles.

What does EMSCULPT NEO® feel like?

While receiving your EMSCULPT NEO treatment, you will feel intense muscle contractions together with a heating sensation in the treated area – it is comparable to the heat of a hot stone massage.

How Many EMSCULPT NEO® treatments are needed?

Clinical studies with EMSCULPT NEO® for the abdomen and buttocks treated patients for 30 minutes, once a week, for one month – a total of 4 treatments. Typically, one treatment every 3-6 months for maintenance is required to maintain results.

How much fat will I lose with a series of EMSCULPT NEO® treatments?

According to clinical studies, patients had an average of a 30% reduction in fat, a 2.3 inch average loss in waistline measurements, and patients gained 25% muscle mass following a series of 4 EMSCULPT NEO® treatments.

How long is an EMSCULPT NEO® treatment session? How many treatments will I need?

An EMSCULPT NEO® treatment session lasts 30 minutes. Clinical studies on EMSCULPT NEO® were done as a series of 4 treatments total – once weekly for four weeks.

What should I expect immediately after EMSCULPT NEO® treatment?

The area of treatment may be mildly sore, similar to a strength training workout and some redness may occur. This may persist for a day following treatment.

How does EMSCULPT NEO® compare to other methods of fat reduction such as liposuction or CoolSculpting?

EMSCULPT NEO® is a non-surgical approach for building muscle mass and fat reduction.  It has no downtime or pain, but requires a series of treatments and periodic maintenance.

Liposuction also known as lipoplasty, is the most common procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Associates. Liposuction is capable of removing large volumes of fat from specific areas (stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, thighs, breast, back, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck) in a single treatment but involves some degree of downtime. 

CoolSculpting, is a method of non-invasive fat removal that freezes fat, causing fat cell death and elimination. CoolSculpting is non-invasive and can reduce unwanted fat but is a form of “spot treatment” for fat reduction.

In a small minority of cases, CoolSculpting can cause significant discomfort following treatment, rarely requiring pain medication after treatment.

What's the difference between EMSCULPT® and EMSCULPT NEO®?

EMSCULPT NEO® is the next generation of EMSCULPT® technology. EMSCULPT NEO® utilizes radiofrequency in conjunction with HIFEM+ to more efficiently treat the muscles, reduce fat and help tighten the skin.

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