Could I Have Too Much Fat for EMSCULPT® Treatment?
EmSculpt is a nonsurgical fat-burning and muscle-toning procedure that can help you contour your body without any needles or incisions. At Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA, board-certified family physician Dr. Georgine Nanos uses state-of-the-art technology to help patients looking to tone their muscles and achieve the body of their dreams.
Keep reading to find out who makes a good candidate for EmSculpt.
How does EmSculpt work?
EmSculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology in order to produce muscle contractions and give you a workout on the cellular level. While it can burn fat and tone muscle, EmSculpt is most useful for patients who want to target a muscle group that they've already been working on with diet and exercise but can't seem to sculpt.
By creating new muscle fibers, EmSculpt can help patients over the finish line when they want to achieve the body they've worked for, but are still struggling with stubborn pockets of fat or hard-to-isolate muscle groups.
A 30-minute treatment has been described as the equivalent of 20,000 squats, so you can expect to feel some soreness after treatment, but EmSculpt is generally well tolerated. We've seen patients who have undergone a series of treatments experience up to a 19% reduction in subcutaneous ("flabby") fat and up to a 16% increase in muscle mass.
Who is a good candidate for EmSculpt treatment?
The ideal candidate for EmSculpt is someone already within the normal BMI range who is near their ideal body weight, but also deals with excess unwanted fat in areas like the thighs and abdomen.
EmSculpt may be ideal for patients who are not interested in surgical procedures and have a diet and exercise regimen. Since age, environment, stress, genetics, and other factors can affect the body, it's common to need assistance with losing small pockets of stubborn fat.
Patients who are generally fit and willing to commit to a series of up to eight treatments spaced 2 – 3 apart can expect to achieve the best results. If you're exercising but simply not seeing the muscle because it's being obscured by fat deposits (as it often is on the abdomen), EmSculpt can help reveal your hard-earned muscles as well as continue to tone them.
Can I have too much fat for EmSculpt to work?
EmSculpt is not an ideal treatment for everyone. For example, it is not a procedure designed to provide drastic weight loss results, so patients who are overweight due to visceral fat (the fat that is attached to organs and requires lifestyle modifications) may find that other body sculpting methods are better suited to their needs.
It's typically recommended that patients be within 20 pounds of their goal weight in order to achieve optimal results with EmSculpt. For patients carrying extra weight that can still be targeted with diet and exercise, it's commonly recommended that lifestyle modifications or other treatments be attempted first. Once you achieve a weight close to your goal, it's more appropriate to begin body sculpting treatments such as EmSculpt.
Get EmSculpt in Encinitas, CA
If you have questions about whether or not you're a suitable candidate for EmSculpt treatment, board-certified family physician Dr. Georgine Nanos is here to help. To learn more about EmSculpt technology and what it can do for you, simply schedule an appointment at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA for more information.