Burning fat and gaining muscle tone were once only achievable through strenuous workouts at the gym. Now, these results are possible through a body sculpting cosmetic procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC offers Emsculpt in Newburgh, NY to tone the abdomen and buttocks when healthy eating and workout regimens fail to produce the desired results.
- What is the Emsculpt Procedure?
- Visceral Fat & EMSCULPT
- Why Should I Choose Emsculpt Treatments?
- Who is a Candidate for Emsculpt?
- The Emsculpt Consultation
- Preparing for an Emsculpt Session
- Undergoing Emsculpt
- After an Emsculpt Session
- Are There Side Effects or Risks of Emsculpt?
- Why Should I Choose Dr. Rubinstein’s Office to Perform Emsculpt?
- Emsculpt Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Emsculpt Procedure?
BTL Emsulpt is a cosmetic procedure designed by BTL Aesthetics to build muscle and burn fat in a clinical setting through high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) applied to problem areas like the abdomen, buttocks, and arms as well.
This type of technology is the same that is utilized in MRI machines for imaging. While the procedure does not fully eliminate fat cells, Emsculpt has been clinically proven to slim down excess bulk while creating stronger area muscles. The technology causes involuntary muscle contractions known as supramaximal contractions that cannot be achieved by regular muscle actions alone.
Emsculpt is not plastic surgery and it creates different results than other body sculpting surgeries and treatments. The procedure has been cleared by the FDA as a safe elective procedure and patients are seeing excellent results from this innovative treatment.
After just four BTL Emsculpt sessions at Dr. Rubinstein’s Newburgh, NY practice, patients will notice improved contours in treated areas of the body. Because this non-invasive body contouring procedure requires no downtime, the appointments are less disruptive to a patient’s schedule than many other fat reduction options.
While Emsculpt is viewed as an elective procedure, it can be performed to improve the postpartum condition diastasis recti in women. This common issue typically occurs after pregnancy when the muscle wall is stretched beyond capacity, thinning the structural tissues in the abdomen. Diastasis recti can cause back and hip pain, painful sexual intercourse, urinary incontinence, and a hernia, among other medical issues. Emsculpt offers modest improvement of the muscle tone to re-strengthen the core, avoiding standard abdominal exercises like crunches which can exacerbate the issue. Hyperplasia, or the increase in the cells that make up muscle fibers, offers strength provided synthetically but acts as real toned muscles.
Visceral Fat & EMSCULPT
Visceral fat is found inside the abdominal cavity and can pose health risks. Though it’s considered “stubborn belly fat,” not all belly fat is visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is just below the skin, is easier to see, and often shows in the arms and legs. Visceral fat, on the other hand, causes the belly to protrude because it hides beneath the abdominal wall and in the tissue under the belly muscles.
Carrying excess visceral fat increases the risk of medical conditions like type II diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, and colon-rectal cancer.
Until now, the visceral fat stored deep within the abdominal cavity near vital organs like the liver, intestines, and stomach could only be reduced with weight loss and exercise. Coolsculpting and liposuction can only remove superficial, subcutaneous belly fat; they do not remove visceral fat.
EMSCULPT is the first treatment to show success in reducing visceral and subcutaneous fat, while simultaneously increasing muscle.
An Emsculpt study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery revealed that Emsculpt is the first non-surgical treatment to show success in reducing visceral and subcutaneous fat (abdominal obesity) while simultaneously increasing muscle.
The Emsculpt study used CT scans to evaluate 16 patients before the first treatment and one month after receiving five to eight treatments with outstanding results. Each of the patients experienced, on average, a reduction in abdominal thickness by 19.2% or 3.4 mm. They also simultaneously saw an increase in their abdominal muscle thickness by 15.8% and a 10.8 decrease in the diastasis recti, which is a gap between right and left abdominal muscles, often seen after pregnancy, that causes a rounded or protruding pouch.
The study patients experienced a decrease in their waist circumference by an average of 1.2 inches after the fourth treatment and 1.6 inches after their last treatment. The data revealed that four treatments were an ideal protocol for the average patient.
Patients may finally experience a firm, flat stomach after Emsculpt if they struggle with a belly despite weight loss and exercise.
Why Should I Choose Emsculpt Treatments?
The human body is limited in its capacity to burn fat and build muscle for different reasons, and fitness can vary by gender. Men and women age differently, predominantly due to hormonal differences, which can affect the areas of the body that are already difficult to tone, like the stomach and butt.
Women store extra weight differently than men and generally have a 10% higher body fat content than men, at around 25% versus 15%. After pregnancy, women’s abdominal muscle strength is impacted, whereas men tend to accumulate belly fat more than women as they age. The Emsculpt procedure is unique in that it targets both hard-to-tone muscle and stubborn fat. By serving a variety of needs in New York’s Hudson Valley area with Emsculpt, Dr. Rubinstein’s practice provides a body sculpting solution for those who are frustrated with trying to get rid of fat naturally.
Because Emsculpt is the only non-invasive body contouring procedure that is designed to tone muscles of the buttocks, it can spare both men and women from the overuse of knee and hip joints by limiting the number of squats that must be performed for optimal sculpting. It can also prevent internal damage that can occur when invasive plastic surgery procedures are performed. Recently, the FDA approved Emsculpt treatments for amrs. Patients can now use Emsculpt to firm, strengthen, and tone the biceps and triceps that may be problem areas.
Each 30-minute Emscuplt treatment time is the equivalent of 20,000 crunches or sit-ups when the device is placed over the abdomen, or 20,000 squats when it is applied to target the buttocks. The toning device can be secured over each buttock during an Emsculpt session at our Newburgh office to avoid doubling the treatment time.
Emsculpt promotes muscle contractions that do not occur voluntarily, so even if a person leads a healthy lifestyle, they might not achieve the same results on their own as Emsculpt can produce. Because the treatment promotes body contouring of the treatment area through its ability to burn fat and increase muscle mass simultaneously, the results are long-lasting, as though achieved through a regular high-intensity workout program. Even after the four-session treatment plan has wrapped up at Dr. Rubinstein’s Newburgh practice, patients will notice that their stomach and butt continue to improve in appearance for weeks after the last session and for up to six months.
Who is a Candidate for Emsculpt?
Those who see the best results from Emsculpt treatments in Hudson Valley are mostly satisfied with their appearance, but cannot achieve the proper tone of their midsection or buttocks. They may find that they have unwanted bulk in the stomach that cannot be corrected through natural means like diet and exercise, or a saggy rear that would benefit from lifting.
Many people seeking non-invasive body contouring in Newburgh, NY and surrounding areas live an active lifestyle, but may be limited in the types of movements they can perform. Abdominal-strengthening exercises like sit-ups can be taxing on the neck, while lunges and squats might overwork the joints. Post-pregnancy, women might be restricted by the permanent changes to the abdominal wall. Emsculpt sessions can help patients achieve their preferred aesthetic when they may not otherwise be able to sculpt their bodies with the precision that Emsculpt can offer.
The Emsculpt Consultation
Any prospective patients interested in non-invasive body contouring at our Hudson Valley practice should schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein at his office to determine if Emsculpt might be the best solution for their needs. Patients are encouraged to ask questions during this appointment.
While the procedure is FDA-approved and there are limited risks, the doctor needs to ensure that each patient meets the necessary health criteria for the procedure by reviewing his or her medical history at the appointment.
Patients may be given a gown to wear so Dr. Rubinstein can view the areas of the body to be sculpted. Depending on the patient’s goals, he may recommend Emsculpt or a different procedure to obtain the desired results. In some cases, Dr. Rubinstein may recommend a combination of surgical or non-invasive body contouring treatments at his Newburgh practice for maximum impact.
While there are other non-invasive body contouring treatments available in Hudson Valley, Emsculpt is the only elective procedure that builds muscle and improves local strength in the abdomen, buttocks, and arms.
Preparing for an Emsculpt Session
Unless Dr. Rubinstein provides more specific instructions, most patients are simply asked to prepare as though they’re heading to the gym by coming to the appointment with an empty stomach and bladder. Small meals and hydration are important, but feeling overly full can affect patient comfort while the abdominal or buttock muscle contractions are being induced.
Additionally, Dr. Rubinstein seeks to avoid any disruptions or bathroom breaks during the procedure as the machine is gradually increased in intensity to a maximum of level 80 or 100. This is important to the different phases of the non-invasive body contouring treatment at our Newburgh, NY office.
Patients will arrive at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC for their in-office Newburgh Emsculpt session, which will last about 30 minutes. Dr. Rubinstein can treat both the abdomen and buttocks but may opt to do these areas of the body during different treatment times to limit post-treatment soreness.
Patients will undress to their undergarments and may be asked to remove additional items depending on whether or not the area is fully accessible. The BTL Emsculpt device must be placed directly on the skin to transfer the electromagnetic energy into the muscles. The device remains stationary throughout the duration of the appointment and is secured into place with an adjustable band.
When the buttocks are being treated, or on larger patients with more body surface area, more than one Emsculpt device can be activated simultaneously to avoid a lengthier treatment time. If the stomach is targeted, patients will lie flat on their backs. When the butt is the preferred recipient site, they will lie face down.
During Emsculpt, patients will experience about 20,000 muscle contractions in half an hour. The energy delivered to the muscles will be gradually increased based on patient tolerance. The machine’s electromagnetic power rises to level 100 but will begin at lower levels to avoid excessive impact on the muscles and surrounding tissues.
There is no anesthetic necessary as the treatment is not described as painful, but rather, unusual. The contractions affect the muscle groups at 100%, whereas most workouts will cause about a 50% contraction, and the involuntary actions may feel like a deep vibration in the site. While the main action is targeted at the muscles, patients can expect up to a 15% fat loss in the area due to increased cell metabolism during the supramaximal contractions.
After an Emsculpt Session
There is no recovery period required following Hudson Valley’s first non-invasive body contouring procedure. There may be some post-treatment soreness similar to what a person may experience after a rigorous workout, so patients may be limited in what they can do physically for the next few days.
Emsculpt sessions are recommended at a rate of four times within a two-week period for the best results. Patients may notice that they do not perform as many strenuous activities during this time due to the soreness in between appointments. As directed by Dr. Rubinstein, patients may also take over-the-counter pain medications, use hot or cold compresses, or adjust their everyday positioning for their comfort.
Are There Side Effects or Risks of Emsculpt?
While Newburgh Emsculpt is performed by trained professionals under the supervision of plastic surgeon Dr. Rubinstein, there are some common side effects of the treatment which are listed below:
- Strange sensations during treatment
- Area soreness
- Limited activity during the 2-week Emsculpt treatment
- Hernia, though this is extremely rare
Someone who is not trained to deliver electromagnetic energy via Emsculpt may make the mistake of providing the maximum level of muscle contractions too early in the appointment, causing hyper stress in the muscles. In rare instances, this could leave to the formation of a hernia.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Rubinstein’s Office to Perform Emsculpt?
Dr. Rubinstein of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC in Newburgh, NY is an expert in the Emsculpt procedure. He has been utilizing advanced technologies at his aesthetic practice for more than 15 years and is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rubinstein focuses on improving both his patients’ aesthetics and their health. Dr. Rubinstein seeks to give each patient an improved quality of life, and meticulously plans individualized treatments. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein to learn more about Emsculpt in Hudson Valley, NY, call 845-863-1772 or fill out our online contact form.
Emsculpt Frequently Asked Questions
Emsculpt in Newburgh is not performed as a weight loss procedure, and will not help patients lose significant bulk in their bodies. It is intended to supplement a healthy diet and workout regimen for muscle building and the reduction of fat cells. By working out the muscles artificially, and in ways the human body cannot achieve alone, there is a moderate slimming effect in recipient sites of the electromagnetic energy.
The technology behind Emsculpt (“Em” for electromagnetic energy and “sculpt” for its effects) is similar to what is used in MRI imaging. In Emsculpt, the treatment targets muscle groups of the stomach or butt which causes them to involuntarily contract around 20,000 times during each half-hour appointment.
The treatment area experiences increased muscle mass with decreased fat as part of the process. Newburgh, NY’s Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC offers other fat removal procedures, but Emsculpt is unique in that it uses a natural action to enhance area strength.
Muscle formation in the buttocks can lead to lifting and smoothing of the back of the legs, which is a problem area for many women. Cellulite is common in this region of the body, and the buttocks can be difficult to tone as men and women age. The butt is an extension of the upper legs, and both may benefit from Emsculpt. In the future, it is expected that smaller devices will be created and FDA-approved for additional areas on the body, which may include the arms and legs.
4 treatments per body area over 2 week period. Treatments are spaced 2 to 3 days apart just like work outs.
Results have been shown to last up to one year. Dr. Rubinstein Recommends one to two maintenance treatments every 3 to 6 months.
Abdomen and buttocks. Arms and legs just received FDA approval and can now also be treated.
Yes. If additional fat reduction is needed Dr. Rubinstein will recommend CoolSculpting or liposuction.
National average cost per treatment is $750 to $ 1500 Dr. Rubinstein charges $ 750. Ask about special event pricing as well as discounted maintenance packages.
Emsculpt is the only FDA-approved sculpting device shown to reduce abdominal visceral fat. Each body sculpting treatment activates the abdominal muscles’ rapid contraction, which causes the fat cells to reduce fat stored for energy. Emsculpt can provide permanent visceral and subcutaneous fat reduction and muscle building without needles, scaffolds, sutures, or anesthesia.
A series of Emsculpt treatments simultaneously reduce fat and build muscle to achieve the aesthetic goals of men and women who have lax stomach muscles, a protruding belly, or stubborn stomach fat. Long-lasting results can be experienced through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Maintenance treatments may be recommended for significant, long-lasting improvements to the patient’s core body strength, improving posture, and reducing back pain.
Emsculpt is the first FDA-approved device approved to reduce visceral and subcutaneous stomach fat while increasing muscle mass with noninvasive HIFEM technology. Competitors may claim similar results, but Emsculpt is the only FDA-approved device proven to reduce hidden visceral fat that causes the stomach to protrude. Men and women enjoy outstanding body core sculpting results following Emsculpt treatments that emphasize their abs and remove belly fat.
Emsculpt is the only procedure that can help men and women build and strengthen muscles while sculpting without anesthesia or needles. Coolsculpting can permanently reduce stubborn fat by 15 to 25%, but Emsculpt reduces fat by up to 19% and adds muscle mass in various areas like the stomach, buttocks, arms, and thighs. Coolsculpting only treats the top layer of fat and cannot reduce visceral fat. Emsculpt causes the muscles to contract rapidly, which reduces the deeper visceral fat and the top layer of fat.
If you live in the state of New York, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offers Emsculpt among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Why Choose Dr. Rubinstein
- Dr. Rubinstein is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in New York.
- He is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Dr. Rubinstein has been in both private and academic practice for over 15 years.
- He is also an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
- Clinical Professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital
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