Having definitive muscle tone and reducing fat levels is a top goal for many people at any age. However, this goal becomes more difficult during the aging process. For those who have difficulty achieving muscle tone in the abdomen and buttocks, there’s a new kind of treatment option designed to address these problems called EmSculpt.

EmSculpt uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy that forces your muscles to contract. The contractions can occur up to 20,000 times a minute. As a result, EmSculpt treatments actually build muscle tissue while reducing fat.

Recent studies have shown that Emsculpt patients have seen an average of a 16% increase in muscle mass while seeing a 19% decrease in their waistline after Emsculpt treatments.

Please continue reading to learn more about Emscuplt, including its history, benefits, potential side effects, and getting started with EmSculpt treatments.

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Dr. Allen Silanee, MD, FACOG
Allen Silanee, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) in Florida. Dr. Silanee has more than 18 years of experience in the obstetrics and gynecology field. Dr. Silanee is an expert in women’s health, specializing in general women’s OBGYN care and sexual wellness, as well as minimally invasive gynecology surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
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History of EmSculpt

In 2018, EmSculpt treatments were introduced as a non-surgical option to build and tone a patient’s muscles, which results in fat loss as muscle tissue increases. The main concept of the EmSculpt procedure is to cause muscle contractions to occur, the same way they do with strength training; however, more rapidly.

BTL Aesthetics developed EmSculpt, which is currently the only FDA cleared device to build muscle mass while burning fat. EmSculpt also has the distinction of being the world’s first non-invasive butt lift procedure. 

The FDA has approved EmSculpt for:

  • Improvement of abdominal tone
  • Strengthening of abdominal muscles
  • Development of a firmer abdomen
  • Strengthening, toning, and firming of the buttocks

More research is needed to determine EmSculpt’s ability to address other parts of the body. Its creators are working towards making arm and leg treatments a possibility soon. 

EmSculpt Benefits

EmSculpt Benefits

The use of electromagnetic energy during an Emscuplt procedure stimulates your muscles for growth and reshaping. As more research and analysis is done, additional benefits will become known to refine and augment the possibilities with EmSculpt.

Some current benefits include:

  • Safely effective: EmSculpt has been unmatched with its ability to produce results while demonstrating no side effects or recovery time.
  • Non-invasive: No anesthesia or any other preparation needed. EmSculpt is a completely non-surgical procedure, making it simple to conduct.
  • Permanent fat loss: Fat within a fat cell can increase or decrease. However, due to the elimination of fat cells, the fat within those cells can’t come back. 
  • Metabolism booster: Because the muscles are stimulated, the metabolic process naturally kicks in, boosting fat loss later on.
  • Natural: No chemicals, drugs, or changes to your physiology occur during or as a result of an EmSculpt procedure. This makes EmScuplt a natural treatment that produces natural results. 

Men and women may have different goals, and experience difference benefits


  • Improved muscle definition
  • Increased strength in the core and upper legs


  • Lifted buttocks
  • Toned buttocks
  • Tighter thighs
  • A flat and toned stomach

Happy Consumer

Being honest, it feels totally weird but WOW did this work on my stomach! I felt like I had achieved the results you’d expect after working out for weeks but only spent a few hours over 3 sessions!

Mike P.
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Getting Started with EmSculpt

Finding an EmSculpt expert is as simple as visiting our online community. With AgeEnvy, valuable information detailing EmSculpt, as well as qualified practitioners for this treatment, is at your fingertips. Keep in mind that your health and safety comes first with any treatment. That’s why our mission is to give consumers control over their health by getting them connected with practitioners that are licensed, verified experts focused on EmSculpt.

Potential EmSculpt Side Effects

To date, there have been no safety issues reported, nor have there been any reported side effects. However, this could be largely due to how new this treatment is. Experts have raised some concerns about potential long-term side effects. The main concern is the effect the electromagnetic waves might have on your internal organs. Patients must pay close attention to how they feel after their treatment and report any feelings not associated with the treatment to their EmSculpt doctors.

Doctors do recommend treating this procedure as a supplement to your diet and exercise routine. While the treatment does build muscle and burn fat it does not replace healthy habits nor does it improve the health of your internal systems. Plus, too many treatments can result in overstimulation of the treated area. At the end of a treatment, it’s supposed to feel like you had a workout in the treated area.

While EmSculpt side effects haven’t been thoroughly defined, there are circumstances that prevent you from being a good candidate for the procedure which includes patients that:

  • Have metal implants
  • Have pacemakers
  • Have cardiac defibrillators
    • Note: Proximity to the treatment site affects your candidacy
  • Have a history of cardiac problems or seizures
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a hernia
  • Had recent surgery near the treatment site
  • Desire to lose a significant amount of weight

Only a certified medical practitioner can legally perform EmSculpt. The real danger with EmSculpt lies in being administered improperly. A skilled, licensed, and certified medical practitioner that specializes in EmSculpt is your best option for success.

FAQs about EmSculpt

Here you will find answers to our user’s most common EmSculpt questions. Our goal is to keep you easily informed as you research ways to realize your age management potential. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please contact us.

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How much does EmSculpt cost?

The total cost for EmSculpt treatments vary depending on a number of factors. Your starting point and desired results will impact the number of treatments needed, which will affect the cost. Also, your geographic location and clinic chosen will have an impact on the cost.

That being said, the average cost is about $3,500 with a range between $2,500-$4,000. Thanks to the increasing popularity of this treatment, there is a possibility for the price range to increase. Consult with your practitioner about finance packages or payment plans.

How many EmSculpt treatments will I need?

The number of sessions is largely dependent on your starting point and goals. The more fat you have the more treatments you will most likely need to see results. However, there is a minimum of four treatment sessions for patients.

Consult with your practitioner to work out a detailed treatment plan that is right for your needs and goals.

How long is the recovery time with EmSculpt?

No recovery time has been reported with EmSculpt. Patients are able to resume regular activities immediately after leaving. However, keep in mind that it is still supposed to feel like a workout so some patients may have general aches or discomfort that will quickly fade. Also, be wary of overscheduling treatments as this can result in overstimulation of the muscles.

How quickly will I see results from EmSculpt?

It is recommended to do at least four sessions over a two week period for your treatment plan. After the initial round of treatments, most patients start to feel more toned and see the results in the mirror. Many individuals choose to do more sessions to enhance their results.

This is actually recommended for those patients who have more ground to cover. Depending on your needs and goals, the actual treatment schedule may be modified.

How long will my EmSculpt results last?

Any fat loss experienced is supposed to be permanent due to the reduction in the number of fat cells. However, you will need to maintain your weight, exercise, eat right, and have maintenance treatments to maintain the fat loss.

This treatment directly stimulates the muscles. Similar to working out, the results last only as long as you keep stimulating your muscles. To keep your results, you will need to exercise more or schedule additional treatments as needed. It has been recommended to do maintenance treatments every 3-6 months for best results.

Are there other similar options to EmSculpt?

There is currently no other treatment option that does what EmSculpt does. However, there are invasive procedures like the Brazilian butt lift that accomplish similar results for your aesthetic appearance.

There are other treatments that focus on fat loss specifically that are also non-surgical and non-invasive. The most popular lately are CoolSculpting and total body Cryotherapy. For muscle development and fat loss, your best option is EmSculpt.