What is EmSculpt?

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At Blaine Plastic Surgery in Huntington, Staten Island, and New York, New York, we are proud to offer EmSculpt, a groundbreaking approach to non-surgical body contouring.  It is the first and only device on the market clinically proven and FDA cleared to build muscle tone. This approach to body contouring has taken the aesthetics industry by storm since its launch in 2018.  Never before has a device specifically targeted muscle- an undoubtedly integral component when it comes to achieving a slimmer, healthier-looking physique. EmSculpt’s technology is as innovative as its approach.  EmSculpt by BTL Aesthetics is the first device to utilize high-focused electromagnetic energy, a powerful and effective modality that stimulates the muscles both comfortably and safely. At our offices in Huntington, Staten Island, and Manhattan, New York, Blaine Plastic Surgery is proud to offer EmSculpt treatments to men and women looking to build muscle and sculpt their bodies to their desired look. 

How Does EmSculpt Work?

The EmSculpt treatment works by directing highly-focused electromagnetic energy to a targeted body area by way of a lightweight, paddle-like handpiece.  The energy emitting from this handpiece transmits into the muscles, compelling them to contract in a way that is not possible through any type of exercise. The muscle contractions experienced during an EmSculpt treatment are defined as supramaximal contractions.  As such, a single EmSculpt treatment is equivalent to approximately 20,000 exercises (situps, squats, bicep curls, etc.). In response to these contractions, the muscles reconstruct themselves and also create brand new muscle fibers. As this high powered energy works to strengthen the muscles, the surrounding body fat will also begin to disappear as a natural side effect! This helps patients develop more defined and visible muscles in areas where this was previously very difficult or not possible at all.  Since we’re waiting for the body’s natural response to this energy, final results are seen over the course of 4-6 weeks after the last session. EmSculpt results have been clinically proven to last up to one year or more.  

EmSculpt is clinically proven and approved for muscle firming, building, toning and strengthening of the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs, and calves. Suitable for men and women alike, EmSculpt is a natural complement to maintaining and achieving a slimmer, toner, and fitter figure and living a healthy and active lifestyle.  

What Does EmSculpt Feel Like?

When receiving an EnSculpt treatment, you will not feel heat, cold, or even electric stimulation. Electromagnetic energy utilized by EmSculpt feels like a tight flex of the muscle.  It’s a unique sensation that is sometimes described as ticklish! The treatment is overall quite comfortable and can be tailored to ensure both an effective and enjoyable treatment. The EmSculpt treatment is 30 minutes, but the energy is delivered in bursts of a few seconds with periods of rest in between. Patients of Dr. Blaine can enjoy 30 minutes of toning and strengthening while watching Netflix on our TV, doing a bit of work on a laptop, or taking a few moments to rest and decompress.  

Is There Downtime with EmSculpt?

There is no downtime required after an EmSculpt treatment, which makes it ideal for those with a busy schedule!  Some patients report mild soreness the next day or a few days later, similar to the feeling one gets after completing a strenuous workout.  Patients also report a feeling of increased strength and stamina in their workouts and/or physical activities following their EmSculpt treatments, and an overall invigorated sense of well-being similar to the experience of raised endorphins after exercising.  EmSculpt often helps those who have reached a workout plateau improve their physical activity and reach their workout goals. You will have no visible after effects, and there are no post-procedure restrictions of any kind.

What Areas Can Be Treated with EmSculpt?

The EmSculpt treatment can be applied to the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Thighs

All treatment areas require a four-session protocol over the course of two weeks (two sessions per week for two weeks), and each session is a quick and easy 30 minutes!  As a personal best practice, many patients enjoy a maintenance session every 6-12 months to ensure continued results.

Effects of EmSculpt treatment on stomach contour

Who Can Benefit from EmSculpt?

EmSculpt Post Pregnancy

Abdominal muscles stretch, weaken, or even separate during pregnancy. Postpartum, women can not only see the difference in their abdominal contour, but also feel a distinct difference in core strength and stability.  Clinical studies have shown that starting EmSculpt sessions in the early postpartum period will help to strengthen and rebuild these damaged, separated, or lax muscles. As core strength increases, many women feel they can more quickly and confidently get back to their regular exercise routines and feel like themselves again.  EmSculpt is a component in many of our Mommy Makeovers, either in conjunction with traditional surgical procedures or alongside other non-surgical modalities such as CoolSculpting, BodyTite, or Cellfina.

EmSculpt for Wellness

Health and fitness are a big part of many of our lives, whether it be a weekend hobby or a life passion. Avid cyclists, athletes, yogis, pilates enthusiasts, bodybuilders, and marathon runners are often looking for the best way to improve performance and take their physical activity to the next level.  EmSculpt does for the muscles what exercise alone cannot. This increased muscle strength can support your active, athletic lifestyle. Regular EmSculpt sessions can also aid in injury recovery and/or simply act as a part of your regular wellness routine.

EmSculpt and Weight Loss

EmSculpt treatments are beneficial during any stage of a weight loss journey.  An increase in muscle strength can help kick start a new fitness routine or overcome a plateau.  EmSculpt can also be beneficial towards the end of your weight loss journey to chisel and refine your appearance. 

EmSculpt logo with the text “no pain, all gain”

EmSculpt in New York at Blaine Plastic Surgery

Toned muscles are an integral part of both looking and feeling your very best. A strong, healthy physique is just 30 minutes away with help from EmSculpt at Blaine Plastic Surgery!  Whether you’re looking to chisel your abdomen, boost your buttocks, trim your thighs, or sculpt your arms and calves, EmSculpt can help you achieve your aesthetic and/or fitness goals. Dr. Blaine will work closely with you to help craft a treatment plan that fits with your goals for your appearance, and our passionate team will be thrilled to guide you along the way! At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer a variety of surgical and non-invasive procedures focused on helping men and women throughout New York look and feel their best. Contact us today by calling our office at (631) 470-2000  to schedule your complimentary EmSculpt consultation.

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