Emsculpt NEO is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that has risen in popularity recently. An FDA-approved fat reducing, muscle building treatment, the procedure is aimed at people who want to get rid of areas of stubborn fat whilst gaining muscle. Some of the most common questions people ask when considering Emsculpt NEO are regarding the process of fat leaving the body after Emsculpt NEO. On this page, you’ll find out more about how fat leaves the body after Emsculpt NEO and answers to other popular questions.

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How does fat leave the body after Emsculpt NEO?

To understand how fat leaves the body after Emsculpt NEO, it is important to understand how the treatment for Emsculpt NEO works. Emsculpt NEO radio-frequency technology targets fat cells beneath the skin and heating them to the temperature of apoptosis. This triggers fat cell death, reducing fat deposits by up to 30%. The fat cells are permanently destroyed and are naturally metabolized by the liver. They are then naturally eliminated by your body. The painless process means it is perfect for those unable to shift those last stubborn pockets of fat from their body.

You can read more about the process of Emsculpt NEO here.

Do fat cells grow back after Emsculpt NEO?

Emsculpt NEO triggers fat cell death by heating them to a temperature that causes apoptosis, so the fat cells can be metabolised by the body. Once fat cells are destroyed, they will not come back, making it a permanent procedure.

Emsculpt Neo fat
Diagram showing cell apoptosis

How much fat can Emsculpt NEO remove?

Emsculpt NEO removes the number of fat cells in treated areas by up to 30%. To have Emsculpt NEO done, you don’t necessarily need to have a lot of fat in the areas you want to treat. Most commonly, Emsculpt NEO is performed on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms.

Emsculpt NEO vs Liposuction: What are the differences?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, whereas Emsculpt NEO is a non-surgical procedure. Liposuction can be performed under local anaesthesia, under sedation, or with full general anaesthesia. In Liposuction, fat is removed via a cannula (a hollow tube) and aspirator (suction device). A plastic surgeon makes a small incision and uses a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body. Recovery time after Liposuction is normally a few days, and you may need to wait for 2 to 4 weeks before you can safely resume strenuous activity. Emsculpt NEO is a much less invasive procedure, involving no cutting, stitching or anesthetizing. One of the main benefits of Emsculpt NEO is that there is no recovery time necessary.

Here is a summary of the main differences between each procedure:

LiposuctionEmsculpt NEO
Liposuction is a surgical procedure Emsculpt NEO is a non-surgical procedure
Recovery time after liposuction is normally a few days. You may need to wait for 2 to 4 weeks before you can safely resume strenuous activity.After Emsculpt NEO, there is no recovery time necessary.
Liposuction is invasive, and a small incision is made.Emsculpt NEO does not involve cutting, stitching or anesthetizing. A therapist will perform the procedure using a handheld device, placed on the desired area.
Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, under sedation or with full generation anesthesia.Anesthesia is not required for Emsculpt NEO.

Does Emsculpt NEO also tighten skin?

Although Emsculpt NEO can get rid of stubborn fat and build muscle, it is not designed as a skin tightening treatment. However, there may be some skin tightening in certain areas as a part of your results.

Does Emsculpt NEO get rid of cellulite?

Although it can help you lose stubborn fat, it does not treat cellulite itself. It is not designed to treat cellulite but can build muscle and reduce fat in certain areas, giving the illusion that cellulite has been reduced.

We do offer a variety of cellulite treatments, which include the ZO Skin Health Cellulite Control product. The ZO Skin Health Cellulite Control is clinically proven to prevent and reduce the visible signs of cellulite. By smoothing the skin, ZO Skin Health reduces the ‘orange peel’ appearance which is a classic sign of cellulite. Not only improving the appearance and texture of cellulite, it also prevents new cellulite by improving microcirculation and reducing cellulite contour.

We recommend you use this product alongside Skinade drink, which contains market-leading marine collagen peptides combined with key vitamins and nutrients to boost your body’s natural production of collagen. Collagen can help in the fight against cellulite, as it strengthens connective tissues of the skin.

You can read more about the causes and treatments for cellulite here.

How much weight can you lose with Emsculpt NEO?

Whilst Emsculpt NEO helps you lose areas of stubborn fat; it is not a weight-loss treatment.

Emsculpt NEO abdomen

Can I gain weight after having a Emsculpt NEO treatment?

Since Emsculpt NEO is not designed to be a weight-loss treatment, if you don’t keep up your healthy habits it is possible to gain weight. We recommend maintaining a healthy diet that is balanced and contains all the nutrients needed to sustain good results. You should also try and do moderate exercise regularly.

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