EmSculpt in Chicago

The term “quick fix” in relation to weight loss can be troublesome, as losing weight and keeping it off typically takes time. In fact, reducing your weight too fast can result in gaining it back just as quickly. However, discovering a weight management alternative, like EmSculpt, can ease your worry because it can be performed in a relatively short period.

EmSculpt is the first aesthetic device to sculpt your body as it builds muscle. Dr. Michael Epstein can firm and tone your muscles through high-intensity electromagnetic therapy for a toned and marvelous body contour. The EmSculpt treatment is FDA-cleared to treat the abdomen, buttocks, calves, arms, and thighs. Also, EmSculpt is an excellent non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian butt lift.

How Does EmSculpt Work?

EmSculpt works by emitting electromagnetic energy that makes muscles contract up to 20,000 times in thirty minutes. The device focuses on a set of muscles at a higher frequency and intensity than exercise can reach alone. This can help build, contour, and tone the targeted muscles. EmSculpt also helps eliminate pesky fat between the skin and the treated muscle. The combination helps enhance muscle contour and definition. 

During your EmSculpt session, you will lay on a bed, and remove all jewelry, metallic accessories, and clothing from the treatment area. Then, we will secure the device to the target area with a belt to keep it in place while your muscles contract.

This therapy typically involves four sessions spaced over two weeks. The results usually continue to develop over the following weeks to months. Results may include reduced fat thickness and increased muscle tone and bulk. It can also reduce the separation between the abdominal muscles. These changes may be subtle, but some patients find them highly satisfying.

Popular EmSculpt Treatment Areas

EmSculpt treatment areas consist of the buttocks, arms, calves, legs, thighs, and abdomen.

The Abdomen

EmSculpt is FDA-cleared to treat your core muscles. During an abdominal treatment, these muscles are stimulated, improving the appearance of your midsection by burning away unsightly fat and toning the muscles. EmSculpt treatments also improve the client’s core strength and physical agility.

The Arms

EmSculpt is FDA-cleared to treat your arms by eliminating persistent arm fat and building, defining, and strengthening your biceps and triceps. During your treatment, more than 20,000 supramaximal contractions are induced and equivalent to performing 20,000 tricep presses and bicep curls.

The Legs

The most popular treatment for many of our patients is the legs. EmSculpt helps tone your thighs, strengthen your quads, and sculpt your calf muscles for long, sensual legs. Men and women who want to transform their legs choose EmSculpt for quick results without incisions, sutures, or downtime.

The Buttocks

Another popular EmSculpt treatment is the buttocks area. It offers the best non-invasive, non-surgical butt lift alternative. Patients turn to this muscle-building treatment to achieve lifted, firmer buttocks. Treatments work on toning and strengthening gluteal muscles providing you with a tighter, plumper, and more attractive backside.

What Specific Benefits Occur from EmSculpt?

As with many body sculpting therapies, results vary from patient to patient. However, a study published in a December 2019 issue of Dermatologic Surgery highlighted outcomes for thirty-three EmSculpt patients. The researchers found an average nineteen percent reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat one month after treatment and a twenty-three percent reduction three months after treatment.

Additionally, a January 2019 Lasers in Surgery and Medicine study with twenty-two patients found an average fifteen percent increase in abdominal muscle thickness two months after the last treatment session.

EmSculpt results take approximately four weeks to reach their full effect after your final session. Results vary by person and body type, but they can last for months or more.

It’s essential to consider that your exercise and eating habits after EmSculpt will affect your outcome and longevity. EmSculpt works best for women and men who eat healthily and exercise regularly, struggle to lose fat in certain areas, and aim to add muscle tone to their body contouring.


In review, EmSculpt is a non-invasive body-sculpting treatment with the potential to help you lose weight by strengthening your muscles and burning unwanted fat cells. It typically consists of multiple thirty-minute sessions over a few weeks, with no preparation or recovery time necessary. However, because EmSculpt is an aesthetic procedure, your health insurance will not cover it.

It’s also crucial to note that EmSculpt should not replace exercise. Furthermore, whether you choose EmSculpt or not, each patient is different. Only you can judge if this treatment is best suited for your cosmetic needs and lifestyle.

Learn More

At MAE Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michael Epstein believes a well-informed patient is more likely to be satisfied before, during, and after their treatment. He takes the time to ensure that you and he are on the same page about your aesthetic goals. He has honed his practice to perform countless successful cosmetic treatments to improve facial appearances, body contours, and skin health. 

To learn more about Dr. Epstein and MAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, contact us by calling 847-205-1680 or scheduling a consultation online.

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Our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Epstein and Dr. Martin, perform plastic surgery for patients all over Chicago and the surrounding areas. Our office is only 8 miles east of Wheeling and 12 miles north of Evanston IL, so you can easily set up a plastic surgery consultation at your convenience. Call us today for scheduling.

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