Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD

What is EMSCULPT: EMSCULPT is the first noninvasive FDA approved that is used to build and tone muscle and burn its overlying fat layer without the need for exercise. 

Thousands of health-conscious, yet frustrated people have made their dream physique a reality using just four 30 minute sessions done at intervals of 1 week. Parts of the body that can be enhanced include:

  • The abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Legs (Calves)
  • Providers have used it for the thighs and forearms as well



Here are questions about the EMSCULPT that are answered in this article::


  • How does EMSCULPT work? 
  • How is EMSCULPT different from other fat removal procedures?
  • Who is a good candidate for EMSCULPT?
  • How long does EMSCULPT take?
  • What results will I see after EMSCULPT? 
  • How long do the results of EMSCULPT last? 
  • How much does EMSCULPT cost?
  • What are the possible side effects of EMSCULPT?
  • Who is EMSCULPT right for?



How does EMSCULPT work? 

State-of-the-art technology is at the center of EMSCULPT to help tone your body and get rid of stubborn fat. It is the first energy device the FDA has given the green light for burning fat and building muscle mass. Best of all, the procedure won’t keep you off your feet as it’s pain-free and non-surgical. EMSCULPT creates magnetic energy called HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy) that triggers “supramaximal” muscle contraction. It implements a variety of patterns of muscle contractions throughout the treatment. 

The contractions improve muscle tone past the results you can achieve with a personal trainer or strength training alone. You can compare one EMSCULPT treatment to doing about 20,000 sit-ups or squats. “It feels like you’re doing stomach crunches, but you’re not. I’m into it,” Kardashian said on Episode 3, Season 17 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As the muscles contract, new muscle mass increases tone and muscle definition build. Lipolysis, or destruction of fat cells, also enhances fat metabolism. 


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The device comes in a console on wheels from which extends two hand-pieces that come in two sizes:

Who is a good candidate for EMSCULPT?

Adults who are dedicated to an active and healthy lifestyle but still wish for the additional definition of the abs, lifting of the buttocks, as well as building and toning calf and arm muscles, will work as candidates for EMSCULPT. The procedure is ideal for people who are unable to achieve a six-pack, toned arms and legs or a perky behind with their usual workouts. 

The Emsculpt Treatment Process and Experience

The processes are consistent with a lunchtime pain-free noninvasive procedure. You are advised not to work out the target area for about 48 hours before the treatment. The treatment entails the following basic steps:

You consult clinic stating your goals, and you are evaluated clinically for your goals

You lay comfortably on the procedure couch

The pads are placed in the area of treatment and secured with the aid of one comfortable belt

30 minutes of HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy) are discharged to the target area through the pad

Procedure ends.

No medications or anesthetics are used. You are advised to rest the target area for another 48 hours. You are advised to drink plenty of fluids soon after the procedure to facilitate the removal of lactic acid buildup from the treatment. This is similar to the advice you get upon receiving a deep massage session.


How long does EMSCULPT take and how many treatments would you need?

The procedure is typically 30 minutes long, Treatment is repeated once a week for a total of 4 treatments. Results usually, one treatment every three-six months is necessary to maintain results.


What results will I see after EMSCULPT? 

A study published in the Laser In Surgery and Medicine Journal in 2019 studied 22 patients who received standard Emsculpt treatment to their abdomen.[1]Their results were evaluated by measuring their fat and muscle with CT scans and MRI studies. It compared photos before and after treatment and measured changes in waistline measurements. The study found an average of 18.6% reduction of adipose tissue thickness and a 15.4% increase in rectus abdominal muscle thickness. 

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Diastasis Recti is also called Abdominal separation. This is when your muscles on either side of your belly center (called abdominis recti) become further separated apart from each other. It could be a result of a defect at birth or can occur later in life especially caused by pregnancy. Treatment typically requires surgery. However, Emsculpt has emerged as a nonsurgical procedure that could resolve or improve it. In the 22 patient studies published in Laser in Medicine and Surgery [1]. a 10.4% reduction in diastasis recti was recorded by measurements taken from the medial border of the muscles at 2 months post‐treatment

Emsculpt treatment resulted in a non surgical reduction of abdominal separation called diastasis recti

Emsculpt treatment resulted in a nonsurgical reduction of abdominal separation called diastasis recti


Here is a video and photographic testimonial of a few examples of patients treated with Emsculpt at Dr. U Clinic. It is an account of two beautiful sisters who wanted to treat themselves to the Emscult makeover by Dr. U. One of the sisters used it to attack the abdominal muscles and the buttocks, while the other sister focused on the Butt. Results are shown after 4 treatments with no added exercise or gym visits.


Emsculpt for non surgical ripped abdomen and butt lifting : A tale of two sisters


How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Buttocks Without Exercise ?

How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Buttocks Without Exercise?

How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Abdomen Without Exercise ?

How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Abdomen Without Exercise?

How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Abdomens and Buttocks Without Exercise ?

How Does Emsculpt Sculpt Abdomens and Buttocks Without Exercise?

non surgical butt lifting result using HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy), Emsculpt

nonsurgical butt lifting result using HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy), Emsculpt

non surgical butt lifting result using HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy), Emsculpt

nonsurgical butt lifting result using HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy), Emsculpt



VIDEO: Celebrity Use Of Emsculpt For Toned abdomens and buttocks

Many celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon and are taking advantage of the Emsculpt magic. From Drew Barrymore to Kim Kardashian. Lately the footballer Rob Gronkowski also took advantage of the Emsculpt boost to his physique as shown in this video:

Emsculpt, The Celebrity Secret For Rock Hard Abdomen: Rob Gronkowski







Celebrity Use Of Emsculpt For Toned abdomens: Rob Gronkowski

How is EMSCULPT different from other fat removal procedures like liposuction and coolsculpting?

If you’ve considered fat removal, then you’re probably also familiar with liposuction and cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting (typically done by Zeltiq coolsculpt machine. 

Liposuction is a surgical procedure and carries all the attendant risks of a surgical procedure.

Coolsculpting although non-surgical has some disadvantages, all of which are absent in Emscult improves on:

  • Coolsculpt only works on fat and does nothing to your muscles.. Emsculpt works on both your muscles and fat
  • Coolsculpting is only useful as a spot treatment for reducing fat. Areas of a larger size like the abdomen usually need multiple sessions of one hour. With Emsculpt large pads are used to treat vast areas of the body and limbs at in a single treatment
  • During Coolsculpt treatment, the fat gets frozen and needs to be broken up by massaging since it has the texture of frozen butter right after treatment is complete. There is no such thing in Emsculpt
  • In some instances of Zeltiq coolsculpt treatment, these solid frozen butter never resolves and the patient is left with lumps of fat. This does not exist with Emsculpt treatment
  • Often, coolsculpt patients report noticeable discomfort after treatment. 

Moreover, coolsculpt procedure is dependent on the technique to some extent. Practitioners must stack and overlap applicators to avoid irregularities after treatment.


  1. Kinney, Brian M., and Paula Lozanova. “High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Therapy Evaluated by Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Safety and Efficacy Study of a Dual Tissue Effect Based Non-Invasive Abdominal Body Shaping.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 51, no. 1, 2018, pp. 40–46., doi:10.1002/lsm.23024.




How long do the results of EMSCULPT last?

The results of an EMSCULPT treatment will last longer the more active the patient’s lifestyle is. There are some patients who undergo treatment and decide to maintain their results with regular exercise. In contrast, other patients take on the procedure and plan to make regular trips back to the doctor for more treatment to maintain their results. Maintenance treatments are thus done at 6 monthly intervals. After your series of treatments, a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, is strongly encouraged. Should you gain weight, fat stores will be allowed to accumulate. There is a potential for this to happen disproportionately in areas that did not undergo the procedure.

How much does EMSCULPT cost?

You can purchase EMSCULPT in a bundle of four treatments. Patients are encouraged to return to their doctor every three to six months for a single procedure — single treatment cost range across the country from $750-$1500 per treatment. 

What are the possible side effects of EMSCULPT?

The focused electromagnetic energy that EMSCULPT uses to transform the body is considered safe. Mild soreness comparable to that after a muscle workout can be expected.

Who is EMSCULPT right for?

A lot of mainstream media makes you feel you should look a certain way. But even when you’re giving your 100%, it can still feel impossible to reach 110% that your favorite fitness stars and celebrities seem to reach effortlessly. If you’re tired of spending hours in the gym and not seeing the ROI you expected, then EMSCULPT might be for you. 


Do you have big fitness dreams for 2020? Get closer to making them a reality with EMSCULPT and book your first appointment at Dr. U Clinic today! 





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