Emsculpt Neo is the finest, most comprehensive noninvasive body contouring device currently available in the world. Developed by BTL Aesthetics in Prague, this first-in-class, multiplatform device provides literally what all men and women want: more muscle and less fat! Regardless of what our stage in life is, most of us want to maximize our individual potential, and be the best possible version of ourselves, living our best possible life. To achieve this goal, self care is paramount to success. This type of self care invariably requires significant effort in terms of diet and exercise, and while many people follow this lifestyle, not all receive the benefits their labor deserves.
Enter Emsculpt Neo. Unlike prior body contouring devices, this remarkable platform is FDA Approved to increase muscle mass through muscle hypertrophy (up to 22%) while simultaneously reducing fat using radiofrequency energy (up to 30% fat reduction). Fat loss is permanent following a series of treatments, and muscle gains can be maintained with maintenance treatments on a semi-annual basis.
This device was built to accommodate the needs of both men and women of all athletic levels, making this truly the most inclusive body contouring platform available. It is used avidly by both male and female patients, and offers an opportunity for everyone’s aesthetic form and athletic function. This platform is currently used by professional athletes, semiprofessional athletes, fitness models, swimsuit models, Hollywood actors and actresses, all the way down to normal people like you and me.
This platform literally allows you the opportunity to produce muscle mass in the abdomen/core, buttocks/glutes, upper arms, calves, and thighs while simultaneously reducing fat while your muscle grows. Celebrities such as Kim and Khloe Kardashian use Emsculpt to keep their abdomen flat, and their glutes full and round.
Rob Gronkowski and his fiancee’ also use Emsculpt to keep their muscle function optimized, and their bodies in peak aesthetic form.
The concept of noninvasive body contouring started in the late 1950’s when people started to use vibrating belts to keep their waistlines slim and trim.
Unfortunately, this comical approach to body aesthetics was incredibly unsuccessful, but the race was on to find a good noninvasive way to reduce fat, build muscle, and stay in good aesthetic shape without having to go to the gym for hours a week, or go under the knife.
"Despite these obvious failures, the search was on for a platform that would build muscle and reduce fat without the need for a gym. This lead to nearly 50 years of fitness gimmickery that offers more comedy relief than waistline assistance. From the Shakeweight, to the ThighMaster, the GazelleGlide, and the AbCircler, the American market has literally seen everything except results!! Throughout the 1980’s, and on into today, the market is saturated with devices that do nothing to create muscle and obtain meaningful aesthetic results."
Caption 1– This device, called the “Vibrating Wonder Belt” was introduced in the 1950’s. No, it doesn’t work.
Caption 2 – The second generation of the “Vibrating Wonder Belt”. It worked about as well as as the first. It is no longer on the market.
A large push at the beginning of the 21st Century was made by multiple medical device companies to produce a nonsurgical method for fat reduction and body contouring. This was the beginning of a scientific movement towards producing a device that could create real, durable, meaningful, and lasting results to patients seeking body contouring without surgery.
The first foray into this new world was Zerona. Zerona developed a noninvasive laser technology that would reduce fat permanently. This “cold laser” was the first true medical-level attempt at nonsurgical fat reduction, and although its results were extremely limited, it ushered in a new player in the market named Zeltiq®. Zeltiq was a nimble, innovative company based on the West Coast in California. They developed the concept of “cryolipolysis”, which is using extreme cold temperatures to induce apoptosis, also known as cell death, in fat cells. This approach, unlike Zerona, offered a permanent reduction in fat. The cryolipolysis machine was named Zeltiq initially, and was initially FDA approved not for fat removal, but for pain reduction during excisional skin procedures in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Zeltiq received its FDA clearance for pain reduction in 2009. While Zeltiq was effective in reducing pain during skin procedures, it was also noted to reduce the subcutaneous fat burden in areas that were treated.
Plastic Surgeons started to use Zeltiq “off-label” for fat reduction. By 2010, use of this device off label was more common than on label usage. This lead Zeltiq to obtain formal FDA approval for fat reduction in the lower abdomen and love handle areas, which it received later that year in 2010. Not long after receiving its body contouring application, the device was renamed “CoolSculpting”. This device was successful in creating alterations in fat deposits in many patients, leading it to become the most popular body contouring device over the last few years. Despite its popularity, this platform is unfortunately dependent on a single treatment pathway, limiting its application across multiple body types. In other words, CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fat deposits, but it only treats fat, and at a high pricepoint, and with months of numbness following treatment, CoolSculpting offered a huge, quantum leap forward in technology, but also left a great deal to be desired.
The Vibrobelt – Guaranteed to not help you lose weight or tone your abdomen
The Ab Circle Pro – Looks like fun, but not a revolutionary approach to contouring.
The Gazelle Glide – Its just everything you could ask for.
Strong is the new sexy, no matter who you are, or where you are in life. For men, strength has always been sexy. For women, power and presence are part of your aesthetic. Our approach to your aesthetic at Ocean Drive® is based on this understanding, and Emsculpt NEO offers the finest possible results without surgery currently available. While CoolSculpting was clearly a big leap forward in nonsurgical body aesthetics, it clearly leaves much to be desired from a consumer standpoint. In response, BTL developed Emsculpt Neo to deliver a better, more organic, more comprehensive result at a cheaper pricepoint, without any concerns for protracted pain or downtime. This device employs a proprietary form of electromagnetism for creating muscle mass through muscle hypertrophy, in combination with fat eliminating radiofrequency energy.
The true promise of this device lies in its High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM). This proprietary magnet forces your muscle plane to undertake tectonic, isometric-type supraphysiologic muscle contractions at the muscle fiber level. This direct stimulation at the basal muscle layer results in spontaneous hypertrophy (aka growth) of the muscle that is treated. Beyond the HIFEM technology, Emsculpt Neo also provides radiofrequency energy that passes through the skin without injury to permanently reduce fat cells by forcing them into apoptosis, or cell death. Basically, it does everything CoolSculpting does through radiofrequency, but then Emsculpt really distances itself by creating nearly a 20% increase in muscle mass. This increase in mass will also confer a benefit towards muscle function and efficiency, which is why professional and semi-professional athletes swear by this technology.
Both types of energy are delivered to a treatment area simultaneously, allowing for muscle growth and fat reduction simultaneously. Treatments last 30 minutes, and the intensity is geared towards what the patient can handle. As a general ballpark, to understand what you receive:
Abdomen – 30 minutes = 30,000 Crunches
Glutes – 30 minutes = 30,000 Squats
The next generation of nonsurgical body contouring has arrived at Ocean Drive®, and we are absolutely thrilled to again offer to our patients the safest and finest possible outcomes in aesthetic plastic surgery. Emsculpt Neo has multiple different applications, and is discussed in further detail based on body part in other parts of our site, and on our social media. Consultations for Emsculpt Neo are complimentary, and no treatment is required at the time of consultation.
Caption – New Beauty Magazine demographics demonstrating the desire and rate of satisfaction with nonsurgical body contouring.
Abdominal treatment using Emsculpt Neo. Patients will receive an increase in muscle mass, and a reduction in body fat to the treated areas. Outcomes are directly correlative with the amount of treatments undertaken.
Our most popular treatment in men and women is gluteal augmentation with Emsculpt. Thirty minutes gets you the equivalent of 3,000 squats. Patients can add muscle and reduce fat simultaneously. Many patients opt to use the muscle gain approach only to the buttock.
Emsculpt is commonly used to improve and tighten the upper arms and the upper thighs. This treatment is very popular in men and women alike. Treatment sessions are 20 minutes in length.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin and his team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin today.