From Flab to Fab: Demystifying How Body Sculpting Really Works

Not everyone has a schedule that can accommodate hours at the gym. Whether you’re struggling to find time to work out, have physical limitations, or simply want to supplement your routine, body sculpting can help you achieve a fit and toned body. At Better Body, Inc., serving Long Island and Medford, NY, we offer treatments that fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

As physical therapists, we understand how the body works and are committed to enriching our patients’ lives with our treatments. Body sculpting with EMSCULPT NEO® can provide the results you’re looking for without the need for extensive gym time.

What Is Body Sculpting? 

Body sculpting is a type of non-invasive treatment that can transform specific areas of the body. A variety of technologies are used to smooth away bulges, tighten skin, or tone muscles. Body sculpting can achieve many of the benefits of surgical procedures with more subtle and natural-looking results and no downtime. 

What Does Body Contouring Treat? 

Pockets of Excess Fat

Body contouring is suitable for fat reduction in areas that are tricky to target with other methods. It hones in on specific pockets of fat, allowing for body fat reduction in troublesome spots such as the abdomen, thighs, and flanks.

Weak or Untoned Muscles

Another benefit of certain body contouring treatments is the improvement of muscle tone. These treatments firm and tighten muscles that have become weak or untoned. Whether due to aging, lifestyle, pregnancy, or other factors, body contouring improves muscle definition and strength with benefits that go beyond aesthetics. 

How Does Body Contouring Work?

We offer EMSCULPT NEO, a device that combines radiofrequency and HIFEM+ technology to provide comprehensive body contouring. This treatment reduces fat and builds muscle in one appointment.

Radiofrequency Energy

Radiofrequency is a technology that applies heat to fat cells, which makes them break down. After a time, your body eliminates them through the lymphatic system. The heat can also stimulate collagen production, which helps to tighten the skin and allows it to adapt better to the reduction of fat in the area. This technology alone results in a smoother and more toned appearance.

HIFEM+ Technology

EMSCULPT NEO also uses HIFEM+ (high-intensity focused electromagnetic) technology for its body contouring. This technology induces powerful muscle contractions you wouldn’t be able to do on your own through traditional exercise. These contractions strengthen and build muscle quickly. Strong muscles in the treatment area offer a toned look and can also resolve physiological concerns such as back pain from a weak abdominal core or ab separation.

What Areas Can Body Contouring Treat? 

  • Stomach: Non-surgical body sculpting targets the abdominal area, helping to reduce stubborn belly fat and create a firmer, more defined midsection.
  • Buttocks: Our body sculpting treatments can lift and contour the buttocks, enhancing their shape and firmness.
  • Thighs and Calves: Body sculpting is ideal for slimming and toning the thighs and calves, addressing inner and outer thigh fat while improving muscle definition.
  • Arms: Targeted fat reduction in the arms can help eliminate the appearance of “bat wings,” resulting in slimmer, more toned upper arms.
  • Flanks: The body sculpting treatment can also address fat in the flanks, commonly known as love handles, helping to create a more streamlined waist.

Your Body Sculpting Treatment, Step-by-Step

Step One: Prepare the Treatment Area

Before beginning your non-surgical body sculpting session with EMSCULPT NEO, we prepare the treatment area. This involves cleaning the skin to ensure it’s free from oils or lotions, which could interfere with the applicators. We also discuss your goals and answer any questions to make sure you feel comfortable and informed.

Step Two: Place the Applicators

Once the area is prepared, we carefully place the applicators on your skin. These applicators are equipped with both the radiofrequency energy and the HIFEM+ technology so they can work simultaneously. EMSCULPT NEO offers different sizes of applicators, including large applicators for the abdomen, edge applicators for the flanks, and small applicators for the arms and other smaller muscles.

Step Three: Relax for Your 30-Minute Treatment

During your body contouring treatment, you’ll simply lie back and relax. The EMSCULPT NEO works for approximately 30 minutes. You’ll feel intense but tolerable muscle contractions and a warming sensation as the device heats the fat cells and builds muscle.

Step Four: Scheduling Your Next Appointment

After the treatment, we’ll discuss your progress and help you schedule your next body contouring session. Multiple treatments may be recommended for optimal results, typically spaced five to 10 days apart to allow your body to heal. We offer personalized advice based on your individual goals and the areas being treated. Regular sessions allow for continuous improvement and sustained benefits.

Step Five: Enjoying Your Results

Following your sessions, you can begin seeing noticeable body fat reduction and muscle toning. Results can continue to improve over the weeks following your treatment as your body naturally processes the eliminated fat cells. Fat reduction offers long-lasting results since destroyed fat cells do not return. Maintain a stable weight to keep remaining fat cells from expanding and reducing your results.

Muscles can become less toned without regular use, but our patients often find that it is easier and more enjoyable to keep these muscles toned after body sculpting. You can also schedule maintenance appointments once or twice a year to retain your muscle tone. 

Take the Next Step to a More Sculpted You

Body sculpting with EMSCULPT NEO can help you achieve the contoured body you desire. To learn more about how we can help you at Better Body, Inc., contact us through our online form or call (631) 320-1111. We serve Medford, NY, and all of Long Island and are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

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