On this page, you’ll find out more about Emsculpt NEO and the areas of the body it can be used on.

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What is Emsculpt NEO?

Emsculpt NEO is an FDA-approved fat eliminating and muscle building treatment that naturally eliminates dead, fat cells throughout the body whilst working muscle fibres beyond what can be done through voluntary exercise.

The procedure can target the precise areas where you may wish to see a difference. As a market-leading treatment, it’s proven to trigger fat cell death, reducing fat deposits by up to 30% whilst gaining up to 25% more muscle.

Emsculpt NEO heats the fat cells in the treatment area to cause apoptosis. This can be done without damaging any of the surrounding structures or the surface of the skin. When fat cell death is triggered, the fat cell is then metabolised by your body.

You can find out more about Emsculpt NEO here.

What is involved in the treatment?

During the treatment, one or two Emsculpt NEO paddles are placed on the target area. They are then strapped securely to your body to ensure maximum contact with the body.

You won’t need to have any anaesthesia for the procedure as it’s pain-free, although you might feel a slight heat and involuntary muscle contractions. The procedure delivers precisely controlled heating to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are then destroyed, leaving your body to naturally processes the fat and eliminate the dead cells. This leaves you feeling more toned and sculpted.

During treatment, you can sit back and relax. You can even do activities to keep you occupied, such as reading or watching TV.

How long does the treatment take?

One treatment usually takes around 30 minutes in total.

Who is an ideal candidate for Emsculpt NEO?

Emsculpt NEO is the perfect treatment for people who want to get rid of stubborn fat and build muscle.

Because the Emsculpt NEO machine uses HIFEM® technology, patients with implanted medical devices or metal pieces (such as a pacemaker, screws, or plates) should not undergo this treatment. Emsculpt NEO is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or have a metal-based IUD (intrauterine device), such as a copper IUD.

Rather than a weight loss treatment, this procedure is designed for people with healthy lifestyles who are looking to target certain stubborn areas of the body.

What areas can be treated with Emsculpt NEO?

The Emsculpt NEO has been approved for use on 9 different areas of the body.

These include:


It can be difficult to get rid of excess fat cells in the abdomen, particularly as we age or after giving birth. Many people choose Emsculpt NEO to eliminate unwanted fat on the stomach as well as tone and build the abdominal muscles.

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With Emsculpt NEO you can get a non-invasive bum lift (think Brazilian Butt Lift) and get rid of pancake butt.  Emsculpt NEO has been specifically designed for building buttocks muscle resulting in a firm, perky booty.

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Emsculpt NEO can be used on the arms. After weight loss, it can often be hard to shift the extra weight that gathers around the arms. Biceps and Triceps are common places to be treated with Emsculpt NEO.

During the treatment, a smaller specifically designed applicator will be strapped to your arms to ensure full contact.

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Saddle bags

‘Saddle bags’ refers to excess fat around the hips and thighs. If you’re self-conscious about this area, Emsculpt NEO is a non-invasive solution to reduce the amount of fat in these areas.

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The thighs are one of the most common places to have Emsculpt NEO, as stubborn fat in this area can cause people to become self-conscious. Your practitioner will use a different applicator to treat different areas of the thighs.

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Emsculpt NEO is now FDA cleared to strengthen, firm and tone the calves with its newly unveiled Small Contour Applicators. The new FDA-cleared device works using high-intensity electromagnetic energy to firm and tone your muscles.

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What areas can’t be treated with Emsculpt NEO?

Emsculpt NEO is only FDA-approved for certain areas of the body, and not all localised areas are ideal for Emsculpt NEO.

Certain areas can’t be treated with Emsculpt NEO for the following reasons:

  • Emsculpt NEO hasn’t been approved for use on the area
  • the Emsculpt NEO applicators aren’t designed to be used on the area and therefore won’t fit correctly

The following areas of the body are not suitable for Emsculpt NEO:


While Emsculpt NEO can be operated on the back of thighs and buttocks, it generally isn’t operated on the back. It also hasn’t been approved for use in this area.


Emsculpt NEO hasn’t been approved for this area and the applicator isn’t suitable enough to be used here.

How many Emsculpt NEO treatments will I need?

The standard number of treatments you require is four weekly sessions. This will bring the best results as shown through clinical studies.

If you are interested in having Emsculpt NEO, you can book a consultation here. You can also call us on 01252 933 133 to find out more about Emsculpt NEO.

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At Health & Aesthetics, we believe that the fundamental basis for a successful aesthetic procedure is an in-depth consultation with a skilled qualified practitioner to assess your needs and develop a bespoke personal treatment plan so that you achieve outstanding natural looking results. You can call us on 01252 933 133.

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