What Is EMSculpt?

Over the past decade, the aesthetic industry has been making great strides in technologies that offer body contouring without the use of invasive surgery. It is these technologies that allow patients to address the concerns they have about their looks without:

  • Surgical risks.
  • Recovery times.
  • Substantial out of pocket costs.

Non-invasive body contouring procedures have opened the door for more people to seek out life changing enhancements to their appearance without liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures, and one of the most revolutionary technologies to join this movement is also one of the most exciting ones: a technology delivered by a device known as EMSculpt.

EMSculpt is a brand new, ground-breaking body contouring procedure that makes it easier than ever to get the look you want for your body without surgery. Dr. Siamak Agha, a board certified plastic surgeon and internationally-renown body contouring expert, is one of the few physicians in Southern California who offers EMSculpt in our spacious and up-to-date Spa facility at The Aesthetic Centers. Take a look at our EMSculpt Before and After Gallery.

Lifting the Butt Without Losing Fat

People seeking a butt lift typically don’t want to lessen the visual effects of the lifting procedure by getting rid of fat too. For this reason, the EMSculpt buttock treatment uses a different series of pulses than the ones used for the abdomen to develop the muscles without sacrificing fat.

Using EMSculpt to treat the buttocks can be especially helpful because it isolates those muscles in a way that exercise does not. Squats, for example, can have similar lifting effects on the butt but may also increase the size of the thighs.

Since the treatment targets specific muscles, shaping and strengthening the muscles without affecting fat, patients are also able to see visible results sooner. About 80% of patients reported being able to see the effects of the treatment after just a few short sessions.

What Makes EMSculpt Different?

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Most of the prior non-invasive cosmetic procedures, like CoolSculpting and UltraShape, are designed to reduce fat in unwanted places. They are effective and outstanding technologies for those that need fat reduction. But a person’s look isn’t based on fat and skin alone. It is often the muscles that provide a true toned, healthy look that most people want to achieve.

That’s what makes EMSculpt different.

The developers of EMSculpt recognized that muscles are key to reaching and maintaining a sculpted look, since they provide support underneath the skin and fat. This is why EMSculpt is focused on strengthening, defining, and building muscles rather than only targeting fat. It’s so effective, that clinical trials have found that patients experience a muscle mass increase of about 16% after only four, 30 minute EMSculpt treatments over the course of two weeks.

It is that muscle mass increase that gives a fitter and healthier appearance, all without going to the gym. The result is a healthy body, not just a beautiful body, and one that achieves the most desirable look that we all seek.

How Does EMSculpt Work?

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EMSculpt is the first FDA-approved body sculpting device that can burn fat and build muscle at the same time. It works by making the muscles in a target area contract at a rate and intensity that you wouldn’t be able to reach while exercising, a process called “supramaximal muscle contractions.”

Your body reacts to the procedure in the same way it reacts to exercising in the gym, just at an amplified and accelerated rate. That means that you’re seeing the results of a strenuous and rigorous gym workout faster, all without the staring eyes or physical intensity.

The contractions force the muscle tissue to keep up by altering and strengthening its structure, building the overall muscle up in size. In addition to the muscle mass improvements, fat loss occurs as the muscles contract and expand, because the procedure uses local fat cells for the increased energy needs and metabolism of the bulkier muscles.

During a typical 30 minute procedure, a paddle that generates electromagnetic filed is placed on the treatment area and induces up to 20,000 supra-maximal muscle contractions – the equivalent of months of exercise. You may be a little sore after the session, like you’ve had a particularly intense workout, but there’s no need for any recovery or painkillers and you can go back to your normal activities that same day.

Defining Muscle and Burning Fat On the Abdomen

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EMSculpt’s dual fat loss and muscle building effects are particularly useful for working on the abdomen. These functions work together to not only remove fat and make the abdominal muscles more visible but also build more muscle fibers, giving them an even more defined and bulkier appearance. Everyone wants a defined abdomen. But fat loss alone doesn’t provide those results.

It is the supportive abs muscle in the abdomen that creates such a defined look, and that is where EMSculpt thrives.

Just one session with EMSculpt produces contractions that are the equivalent to approximately 20,000 sit-ups, something impossible to do during a regular workout. As the body reacts to thousands of supra-maximal contractions, the treated muscles grow more blood vessels and muscle fibers, resulting in a bulkier and more defined firmer look. The increased muscle mass and metabolism relies on the adjacent fat use for nutrition and growth.

For women who have experienced diastasis recti(separation of the abdominal muscles), visible as that little extra “belly pooch” that can stick around after pregnancy and giving birth, an abdominal EMSculpt procedure can help. Diastasis recti is caused by the separation of abdominal muscles as the stomach expands rapidly. In clinical studies, EMSculpt’s muscle development was found to decrease this muscle separation by up to 11%.

EMSculpt can also be partnered with other non-surgical treatments, such as CoolSculpting, for added permanent fat loss without liposuction.

Who is EMSculpt For?


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EMSculpt is for those that want toned, defined muscles to change the appearance of their body. EMSculpt is the only aesthetic treatment that is able to build supportive muscle and provide outstanding definition. EMSculpt is most helpful for patients who are:

  • Generally physically fit
  • Desire rapid muscle definition
  • Too busy or unable to exercise regularly to achieve muscle mass improvements
  • Have back or hip pain or previous back or hip surgery
  • Have heart issues that prevent them from exercise

Sometimes, no matter how strenuous or consistent you are with exercise and healthy eating, you can’t get those six pack abs or perky butt you’re working towards. That’s when EMSculpt can help, becoming not only an alternative to surgery, but a supplement for a healthy diet and exercise routine.

EMSculpt can be used for other areas of the body, but its most common uses are to build/define muscle in the abdomen and to lift muscle in the buttocks without burning fat. These areas have large amounts of muscle, and are difficult areas to target with exercise alone.

The Cost of EMSculpt

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As with any medical procedure, the cost of an EMSculpt treatment plan can vary widely depending on each patient’s individual goals, current health, and whether or not it is partnered with other body contouring techniques. If you need more than the recommended four sessions minimum because you want to treat more than one area or a larger area, then that may cost more.

The average price range in this area for one EMSculpt treatment is $750 per session or $3,000 for 4 sessions. To plan a treatment goal for you, please contact us for a complimentary consultation. We want to work with you to help you get the results you want at a price you can afford.

Contact Dr. Siamak Agha for EMSculpt in Southern California

If you live in or near Southern California, Dr. Agha is the best medical professional offering body contouring procedures, surgical and/or non-invasive, available to you.

His office in Newport Beach serves those who live in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, and Laguna Beach, and some do travel from Los Angeles and San Diego to receive his widely acknowledged, high quality treatment. To learn more about EMSculpt and how it can help you achieve the body you want, please contact us today at 949-644-2442.