The Benefits of EmSculpt + CoolSculpting

Imagine being able to enhance your abs and lose unwanted fat without stepping foot in the gym or operating room… Sound too good to be true? It’s not—at least with the right combination of treatments. In this case, whittling your waistline and contouring your curves can be as easy as scheduling a series of EmSculpt and CoolSculpting sessions. According to plastic surgeon and medical director/founder of The Laser Lounge non-surgical aesthetic spain Newport Beach, California,  Dr. Sanjay Grover, “EmSculpt enhances muscle definition and provides some fat reduction on the abdomen while CoolSculpting addresses love handles for 360-degree improvement of the midsection without downtime.”

What is EmSculpt?
Featuring HIFEM (focused electromagnetic) energy, this innovative treatment simulates high-intensity muscle contractions that are said to equal the effect of 20,000 sit-ups in each 30-minute session. Designed to enhance muscle definition without breaking a sweat (although many patients see a small degree of fat reduction as well), Dr. Grover says, “EmSculpt is ideal for those with less than one inch of pinchable fat who want to optimize the visibility of the abs they’ve worked hard for at the gym.” Two treatments a week for two weeks are recommended for the best possible outcomes, however maintenance sessions are necessary for long-term results.

What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting literally freezes fat cells to permanently destroy them while leaving other tissues unaffected. During treatment, the CoolSculpting device is placed on the target spot and the bulge is drawn up between two cooling panels. Patients report a sensation of pulling and cold for the first few minutes before the treatment area becomes numb, which is why there is no need for topical anesthetic. “Each CoolSculpting session takes approximately 35 minutes and the body naturally eliminates the cellular 'debris' in the weeks following treatment to yield visible results in about four weeks,” Dr. Grover explains.

Why combine EmSculpt and CoolSculpting?
“There are many non-invasive fat-reduction technologies available, however none of them have an effect on the underlying muscle. EmSculpt is the first and only treatment that has been cleared by the FDA specifically for its ability to enhance muscle definition, both on the abdomen and buttocks,” says Dr. Grover. Using EmSculpt on the front of the torso and eliminating fat on the back with CoolSculpting or another treatment such as Vanquish provides improvement from all angles. “This is a very exciting combination of treatments, yet it’s important to select a plastic surgeon who has experience using non-surgical and surgical options to ensure you are getting the procedures that can best help you achieve your goals.”