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Define your Muscles and Destroy Fat with EmSculpt Neo

Even if you currently follow a strict diet and exercise plan, you may have found that you would still like to improve some areas of your body. Fortunately, a revolutionary body contouring treatment has arrived and it’s called Emsculpt Neo. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Darren Smith delivers Emsculpt Neo to define your muscles and increase muscle mass while decreasing fat. On average, Emsculpt Neo decreases fat volume by 30% and increases muscle volume by 25%. Emsculpt Neo can help you stay in shape whether as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with your existing training program.

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Emsculpt helps tone and strengthen muscles without painful surgery, needles, or scarring. This non-invasive treatment uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) energy technology paired with radiofrequency energy to burn fat, build muscle, sculpt, and contour different areas of the body. Dr. Smith uses the high-tech device to promote supramaximal muscle contractions to build muscle and destroy fat at a cellular level. Emsculpt uses pain-free electromagnetic pulses that simulate 20,000contractions in one 30-minute session while painless radiofrequency energy reduces the volume of fat in the treatment area.


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What is the difference between Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo?

Emsculpt Neo adds heat from radiofrequency energy to the HIFEM of Emscuplt. This makes the supramaximal muscle contractions from the HIFEM even more effective than that in Emscuplt. Emsculpt increases muscle mass by an average of 16 percent. Emsculpt Neo increases muscle mass on average by a full 25 percent. Additionally, from this combined technology, Emsculpt Neo decreases waist circumference on average by 6cm, as compared to the 4cm seen by Emsculpt. Emsculpt Neo can reduce rectus diastasis width by an average of 19%, as compared to the 11% seen with Emsculpt.

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Emsculpt Neo vs Emsculpt

Emsculpt Neo Emsculpt
Technology used ✅ (High-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) + Radio Frequency (RF) Radio Frequency (RF)
Increases muscle mass by an average ✅ 25% 16%
Decreases waist circumference on average of ✅ 6cm 4cm
Reduce rectus diastasis width by an average of ✅ 19% 11%
Can it treat muscle? ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Can it treat fat? ✅ Yes No
Can it treat Skin? ✅ Yes No
Build and Tone Muscle ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Burn Fat ✅ Yes No
Treatment time ✅ Yes No
Tighten Skin ✅ Yes No
Treatment time ✅ 30 Min ✅ 30 Min
Treatment areas Abs, butt and thigh Abs, butt, thigh, arms and calves
Required sessions 4 Minimum 4 Minimum

Dr. Smith performs the Emsculpt procedure in the following areas of the body:

Emsculpt Neo for the Abdomen

Sometimes no matter how many sit-ups and crunches you do, pesky fat lingers around the abdominal area. Emsculpt Neo helps tighten, firm, and define your abs and decrease abdominal fat while allowing you to bypass crowded gyms and classes without stepping foot in the gym. Patients who opt for Emsculpt Neo treatments of their abdominal area often notice a firmer core, better posture, and a more defined midsection. 

Emsculpt Neo for The Buttocks

Get the backside you’ve always wanted, without having to spend endless hours in the gym. Many patients seeking non-surgical alternatives to buttock implants and Brazilian Butt Lifts can turn to  Emsculpt Neo to give them the look of a smooth, firm, lifted, and round bottom. When treating the buttocks, the fat burning capability of Emsculpt Neo is turned off to maximize volume gains.

Emsculpt Neo for the Arms

Much like other areas of the body, the arms can store excess fat which can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. Emsculpt Neo can help build arm muscle mass and melt unwanted fat to deliver toned biceps and triceps in ways never before imaginable.

Emsculpt Neo for the Calves

Have you been struggling to achieve calf definition? Emsculpt Neo melts fat and builds muscle to get you the calves you’ve always wanted. There has never been a more effective way to build your calves outside of the gym.


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What are the pros and cons of Emsculpt Neo?

Much like any other procedure, Emsculpt Neo comes with its own pros and cons. Read on to learn more about if Emsculpt is right for you.


1. Muscles receive a powerful workout without having to go to the gym or crowded classes.

2., Unlike TruSculpt, Sculpsure, and CoolSculpting, Emsculpt Neo also tones muscles, making it an ideal option for people who want to combine two treatments (fat burning and muscle building) in one for better results and better value.

3. Emsculpt Neo is a potential option for patients who don’t qualify for liposuction or other surgical fat removing procedures.

4. After just four 30-minute treatments, patients can see dramatic results.

5. This procedure activates 100% of the muscle in one session. For reference, when you do a crunch or a squat, you’re activating about 50%.


1. Not everyone is eligible for the procedure. Those needing high-volume fat reduction may do better with liposuction. Those with skin laxity may be better served by a skin tightening procedure like BodyTite or a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

2. Emsculpt Neo is not designed to deliver optimal results for those with a BMI over 35. Excess fat may inhibit the treatment and reduce the strength of muscle contractions.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Emsculpt Neo Body Contouring?

Emsculpt Neo is an excellent treatment option for men and women with a BMI up to 35 who wish to eliminate stubborn fat and build muscle mass without surgery or downtime.
The procedure helps sculpt and define the muscles and eliminate excess fat on areas of the body including the abs, buttocks, arms, and calves. During your initial consultation with Dr. Smith, he will determine if you’re a candidate for the treatment and discuss the results you can expect from Emsculpt Neo. Patients who have certain medical issues may not be candidates for this procedure.

What Should You Expect with Emsculpt Neo Body Contouring?

Patients can expect each of the four treatment sessions to last 30 minutes. Dr. Smith and his staff will adjust the strength of the muscle contractions throughout the treatment to ensure you remain comfortable while achieving the desired results. Most of our patients compare the sensation to an intense workout, and there should be no pain..

Emsculpt Neo patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. There is no downtime. Some patients experience minor swelling, soreness, or redness that subsides within a few days.

What Results Can You Expect from Emsculpt Neo?

Most Emsculpt Neo patients need four treatments over the course of 2 weeks to achieve their desired results. Dr. Smith performs Emsculpt Neo procedures around 2-3 days apart. After your final session with Dr. Smith, you should see your final results in around 4 weeks. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan catered to your wishes and goals for your body.


What is the difference between Emscuplt Neo and CoolSculpting?

The technology used in Emsculpt neo is so advanced that it decreases fat volume by an average of 30%, compared to the results shown by CoolSculpting in the low 20% range. This is in addition to the 25% increase in muscle mass, which CoolSculpting does not achieve at all.


Emsculpt Neo vs CoolSculpting

Emsculpt Neo CoolSculpting
Does it treat muscle? ✅ Yes No
Does it treat skin? ✅ Yes No
Does it treat fat? ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Treatment time 30 Mins 30, 45 and 70 Mins
Decreases fat by an average of ✅ 30% 20%
Multiple areas treated in a single visit ✅ Yes ✅ Yes

Are Emsculpt Neo results permanent?

The fat reduction is permanent as long as the patient maintains his or her weight. The gains in muscle mass should be supported by touch-up treatments every 6-12 months and / or a workout routine.

Who is a good candidate for Emsculpt Neo?

Anyone in good general health and a BI of 35 or less is a candidate, assuming they do not have medical contraindications to the procedure. Dr. Smith will discuss this with you in detail during your consultation.

How effective is Emsculpt Neo?

Emsculpt Neo is extremely effective! It builds more muscle and destroys more fat than any other treatment in the word.

How much does Emsculpt Neo cost?

Emsculpt Neo costs $4000 for four treatments of the first area. The price per area decreases with each additional treatment area.

How long do Emsculpt Neo results last?

Emsculpt Neo results can be expected to last for 6-12 months. Exercise and a balanced diet help to maintain results. We also offer maintenance packages with touch-ups scheduled every 6-12 months.

Can I exercise after Emsculpt Neo?

The initial treatments will be twice a week for two weeks. After the first four treatments are complete, maintenance visits may be desired to maintain results. Depending on the individual and his or her aesthetic goals, maintenance visits may vary from once a month to once a year. Results with Emsculpt Neo continue to improve for several weeks after your procedure.

How long will it take to see results?

Every person varies, with some noticing changes as early as within a day or two. Most people see a dramatic difference in about one month, with maximum effect at 6 weekss.. Your muscles require some time to build, and fat cells need time to be metabolized – just like they do with exercise.

What are the side effects of Emsculpt Neo?

You may experience a sensation of muscle soreness after your treatment. It is possible for some patients to feel fatigued, similar to after a tough workout. After a regular workout, lactic acid builds up in the muscles and creates soreness for many individuals. The Emsculpt Neo program includes contractions to clear lactic acid from the muscles and prevent excessive muscle soreness.

What’s better: Emsculpt Neo or CoolSculpting?


Emsculpt Neo


Emsculpt Neo is going to be using a very comfortable form of heating energy with radio frequency energy to destroy, again, on average 30% of fat in the treatment area.

CoolSculpting is using cryolipolysis to destroy on average 22 to 23% of fat in the treatment area.

Emsculpt Neo is going to be building muscle mass by about 25%

CoolSculpting isn’t going to build muscle mass at all.

Emsculpt Neo is delivering a very even, natural heat profile to the treatment area with radiofrequency energy.

CoolSculpting is going to use suction to draw a section of fat into the applicator, cool that fat off and cause cryolipolysis.

No risk of issues like contour deformities

Has a much higher risk of issues like contour deformities

The recovery after Emsculpt Neo is much easier. May have some very limited soreness, like you might have after a workout, with the Emsculpt Neo

After CoolSculpting, there is often significant discomfort, and also parasthesia or numbness from the cold causing inflammation of the nerves in the treatment area.


  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD

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