Building muscle while burning fat all within in half an hour with no sweat, no needles and no incisions? It may sound too good to be true, but with the breakthrough Emsculpt treatment, effective fat burning muscle building treatments have become a reality. Emsculpt is a first-of-its-kind treatment that is clinically tested and proven to build muscle and break down fat at the same time, all without the need for surgery.

A single Emsculpt treatment is comparable to doing 20,000 crunches in thirty minutes!

Millions of people who are in otherwise healthy shape, exercising regularly and eating right, continue to struggle to achieve their ideal body. Despite their efforts, a sculpted abdomen and leaner, tighter figure remains elusive. Emsculpt can not only break down stubborn fat pockets that cover up your natural features, but its revolutionary HIFEM technology also improves muscular definition.

What is Emsculpt?

Offering a combination of convenience, efficacy, and safety, the Emsculpt treatment is an apex muscle building technology for the abs and buttocks. The Emsculpt treatment achieves its results through a revolutionary HIFEM technology, which is non-invasive, non-surgical and clinically proven to achieve supra maximal muscle contractions.

Emsculpt technology is both FDA-approved and clinically tested in seven independent, multi-center studies across the country. These tests measured the results of Emsculpt across an exhaustive list of metrics using MRI, CT, Ultrasound and histological measurements. On average, patients experienced nearly a 20% reduction in localized fat deposits in the abdomen and more than a 15% increase in local muscle mass in the abdomen and buttocks.

Treatment Areas

The treatment is recommended for healthy adult men and women for abdominal sculpting and buttock lifting. The Emsculpt is a great non-invasive buttock lifting alternative!

With this treatment, you literally do not have to miss a beat out of your schedule, getting in and out in a treatment session that can last as little as half an hour. No incisions or need for anesthesia means you are back on your feet and resuming your normal, daily routine!

Before and After Photos

(This is an actual patient of Dr. Korman.)

The Science of Emsculpt



The method of action behind the Emsculpt treatment, HIFEM technology, is the first of its kind in the world. HIFEM technology stands for High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic field, which is a powerful, magnetic system that achieves “supramaximal muscle contractions” and “supramaximal lipolysis.”

Our bodies are composed of nearly 25% fat tissue and about 40% muscle tissue depending on whether you are male or female. So treatments that simply target fat tissue or purely achieve fat reduction are ultimately limited in scope.


Supramaximal Muscle Contractions

Supramaximal muscle contractions are induced by Emsculpt’s HIFEM technology. In layman’s terms, the high-intensity energy of Emsculpt’s magnetic field sends your muscles into an optimized contraction that is simply not possible with normal exercise. The magnetic field produced by the treatment creates electrical currents in the muscle tissue that induce concentric contractions. Compared to your normal voluntary muscle contractions that occur during exercise, the concentric contractions triggered during an Emsculpt treatment are far more powerful and rapid. Sustained, rapid, maximal voluntary contraction is achieved with Emsculpt, which results in an improved physiological workload on your muscles in a much shorter amount of time. Supramaximal voluntary contraction also results in deeper muscle tissue remodeling through the rapid growth of myofibrils in muscle fibers.


Supramaximal Lipolysis for the Abdomen

Emsculpt’s HIFEM technology also achieves an effect called supramaximal lipolysis. Supramaximal lipolysis is triggered when your brain receives signals that an incredible amount of activity is occurring in the muscles (the supramaximal contractions). The signals then trigger an extreme catabolic reaction where lipids are rapidly broken down into free fatty acids. The accumulation of free fatty acids initiates a breakdown in adipocyte function, resulting in fat tissue breakdown.

The Emsculpt Difference

There are multiple systems available that offer non-invasive, subcutaneous fat reduction through methods such as freezing fat cells or heating fat cells with ultrasound energy. However, Emsculpt is the first and only non-invasive treatment in the world that offers the dual benefits of muscle growth and fat apoptosis (fat cell breakdown).

Traditionally, those who wanted to permanently get rid of stubborn fat deposits had the option of liposuction and, more recently, treatments such as CoolSculpting. Although both liposuction and CoolSculpting can deliver great results, some patients may opt to avoid surgery or would prefer another non-invasive alternative.

Fat sculpting treatments such as liposuction are minimally-invasive treatments and ultimately involve some downtime and recovery. Moreover, liposuction cannot strengthen or build muscle definition. Especially for buttock lifting, reducing the amount of fat often provides limited results because underlying muscle will continue to sag.

The Emsculpt treatment also offers patients a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian Butt Lift. The muscle building capabilities of Emsculpt give you a fuller, lifted buttock.

Ideal Candidates

Emsculpt is the ideal procedure for physically-fit patients seeking a non-invasive way not only to lose the small stores of fat that prevent them from achieving their ideal muscle definition but especially to improve the build of the muscles themselves.

Emsculpt can benefit healthy, adult men and women from all walks of life. However, good candidates for the fat-burning powers of Emsculpt tend to have a lower ratio of fat on their bodies; patients with larger stores of fat may benefit more from Coolsculpting or Liposuction, which Dr. Korman is pleased to offer as well.

Anyone can benefit from the muscle-building element of an Emsculpt treatment. Patients interested in improving the shape and lift of their buttock without an invasive procedure, can both shed fat and improve their buttock muscle with an Emsculpt butt lift treatment. Similarly, Emsculpt can enable patients to eliminate the last of their stubborn stomach fat, while improving the definition of their abdominal muscles at the same time.

If you have struggled to remove the stores of fat preventing you from achieving your ideal toned, athletic figure, Emsculpt may be the body sculpting option you have been waiting for.


Korman Plastic surgery is the first center in Northern California to offer Emsculpt. Take the first step in achieving a more muscular body and butt by scheduling your consultation today.

All consultations are a personalized experience and one-on-one meeting with Dr. Joshua Korman. Every one of his highly trained staff make every effort to ensure that patients have a comfortable experience and achieve the best results possible. During your consultation, you can discuss your personal body goals and present any questions or concerns you have about your treatment. In some cases, depending on your goals and concerns, other treatments may be recommended to better suit your needs. All treatments are 100% customized and tailored to the needs of the individual.

The Emsculpt Treatment

Emsculpt treatments are conveniently performed in-office as you are awake and resting comfortably. A typical Emsculpt session lasts for 30 minutes, with a recommended treatment plan of four 30-minute sessions, scheduled with two to three days between each session. The procedure is painless and requires no recovery period after each session. You may experience muscle soreness the day after your session as if you had completed a strenuous workout the day before.

During your Emsculpt treatment, panels will be placed on the area where you desire improvement, usually your abdomen or buttocks. For the abdomen you can do it with a friend as each person will only require one panel. The panels administer High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic energy, which induces contraction in the targeted muscles. The patient’s muscles contract an average of 20,000 times per session, in what is known as supramaximal contractions. This not only promotes the growth of the fiber and volume of the muscles itself, it also stimulates the release of epinephrine, which signals to the fat cells to begin lipolysis, or the breaking down of fat to release fatty acids. The supramaximal contractions stimulate the release of free fatty acids so intensely that the fat cells fail to keep up and induce apoptosis, or death of the fat cell itself. Your body builds muscle during these treatments, as well as destroys fat cells, which your body naturally disposes of later. The settings for the buttocks are different to ensure no fat is lost and only muscle is built.

Even though Emsculpt achieves dramatic results, patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after their treatment session.


Most recipients see their desired results by their third or fourth session. These results will continue to improve over the six months following their procedure. On average, patients enjoy a 19% reduction in their fat, with their muscles increasing their size by about 16%.

Physically fit patients who choose the butt lift treatment report firmer, perkier and rounder buttocks. Emsculpt enables them to achieve the next step in muscle development, delivering their ideal athletic buttock shape.

Similarly, patients who receive Emsculpt on their abdomen see a reduction in stomach fat and an improvement of the definition in their abs.

If patients desire even more noticeable improvements, they can receive more than four sessions of Emsculpt.


The cost of a patient’s Emsculpt treatment plan can vary based on the number of sessions received and the area of the patient’s body receiving treatment. To learn about what Emsculpt can do for you, and what your personally-tailored body sculpting plan will cost, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Patient Reviews

EMsculpt dramatically improved my core strength, changing my posture and reducing the tension and pain I was holding in my body. It increases muscle strength without causing muscles to tighten it lose suppleness. It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself to reduce back pain and reduced mobility.

Emsculpt dramatically improved my core strength, changing my posture and reducing the tension and pain I was holding in my body. It increases muscle strength without causing muscles to tighten or it loses suppleness. It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself to reduce back pain and increased mobility.

CoolSculpting(R) is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in 9 areas of the body. Some common side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling.