Introducing Emsculpt

There has never been an effective body sculpting treatment that both burns fat and builds muscle at the same time….until now. With Emsculpt, you can achieve the equivalent what a 20,000-crunch workout can achieve, but in just thirty minutes! Emsculpt is the latest development from BTL, an industry leader in body sculpting technologies, and it is revolutionizing what we can achieve with non-invasive buttock building and stomach slimming treatment.

If you’ve spent hours at the gym, held to a strict diet, but aren’t seeing the results you’d like for your abs or butt, then Emsculpt may give you the edge you need to accomplish your body goals.

Korman Plastic Surgery is pleased to be the first to offer Bay Area residents the Emsculpt treatment. Achieve the flatter, tighter stomach and bigger butt you want and schedule your Emsculpt consultation today.


Despite what all the expensive exercise machine advertisements say, spot reduction through exercise and dieting is essentially impossible. You can spend hours at the gym attempting to do hundreds of crunches, but the extra inch of fat that resides on the abdomen may never disappear. Additionally, the buttocks is another area of the body that is well-known for being difficult to sculpt and lift. Although dieting and exercise are essential to your health and appearance, sometimes you simply need an extra bit of help when it comes to building the buttocks or shrinking pockets of fat from the stomach.

Emsculpt is the world’s first device that provides targeted fat reduction and muscle building results at the same time, all without the need for surgery or implants. With Emsculpt, there are no incisions, no lasers, no downtime, with long-term results after a treatment session that lasts as little as thirty minutes.

Is Emsculpt for Me?

Ideal candidates for an Emsculpt treatment are anyone who has struggled to achieve a lean, sculpted abdominal area or a fuller, shapelier butt. Candidates who have not qualified for other body shaping treatments due to the shape of the treatment heads or those who have not seen satisfactory results they’d like may benefit from Emsculpt treatment.

If you’ve wanted to spot-reduce fat flab, but wanted to avoid surgery, anesthesia or other invasive buttock lift techniques are also ideal candidates for an Emsculpt treatment. All varieties of skin tone may be treated for both men and women. Emsculpt tends to deliver the best results to those close to their ideal body weight and the treatment is not meant as a weight-loss alternative. Those who are in otherwise healthy, physical condition, but simply don’t have the time to spend additional hours in the gym or make additional lifestyle changes to shred those stubborn pockets of fat will stand to benefit a great deal from an Emsculpt treatment. For many of us, a dedicate squat-lift routine just isn’t enough to deliver the results we’d like to see for our backsides. Emsculpt can be the additional boost to your butt that you’ve been missing.

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The Power that Makes Emsculpt Possible

The innovation that sets Emsculpt apart and makes its body build and slimming powers possible is called HIFEM technology. HIFEM stands for “High-Intensity Focused Electra-Magnetic” technology. With HIFEM technology, your muscle tissues are forced into “supramaximal contractions” that are not possible on your own. A supramaximal muscle contraction has a dual effect on your muscle and fat tissues. The HIFEM technology is delivered through Emsculpt’s dual pads placed above the skin of the target treatment area.

Supramaximal contractions cause a deep remodeling of muscle structure, a reaction called muscle hypertrophy. This reaction is followed by a process called muscle hyperplasia where new protein strands and muscle fibers are formed. Muscular hyperplasia and hypertrophy are reactions that can occur during normal exercise, but with supramaximal contractions induced by Emsculpt, the reaction is sent into overdrive.

The rapid and intense stimulation of muscle groups also triggers a reaction in the fat layer that released epinephrine. This precipitates supramaximal lipolysis, which results in FFAs flooding into fat cells. The flood of FFAs into fat cells causes “apoptosis,” fat cell destruction. This dual-action muscle building and fat breaking reaction occur localized in close proximity to the treatment area for a precise, targeted effect.

Emsculpt Vs. Other Body Sculpting Treatments

Emsculpt is a first-of-its-kind body sculpting treatment that can achieve results that no other device can.

Emsculpt vs. Coolsculpting

Emsculpt is primarily for muscle building although it also reduced fat content by appoximately 20%. CoolSculpting is a fat reducing technology that relies on cryolipolysis, (freezing fat cells) to achieve apoptosis (the breakdown of fat cells). If you have significant amounts of pinchable fat, coolsclupting may be the best way to go first, followed by Emsculpt.

Emsculpt vs. Brazilian Butt Lift

A brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that involves borrowing fat from one area of the body and injecting it into your buttocks to achieve a fuller, sculpted butt. Granted, a brazilian butt lift can deliver great results, but for those who would wish to avoid surgery or do not have ample deposits of excess fat, a brazilian butt lift may not be an option.

Emsculpt vs. TENs Machine

The TENS Machine is a portable nerve stimulation treatment that is used to trigger muscular contraction to build muscle definition. The technology uses low intensity and high-intensity stimulation patches that are attached to the skin. Although this device is popular, there have been no clinical studies to back the efficacy of this technique compared to Emsculpt, which has been backed by seven, independent, multi-center studies in the United States.

Treatment Areas

Emsculpt is an ideal treatment for the abdominal and gluteal areas.

Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal muscles, specifically the two hemispheres on the left and right sides of the abdomen, become separated. This condition can happen to anyone but is most likely to occur in women who have undergone multiple pregnancies. Diastasis recti can lead to the development of lower back pain, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain.

Although there are more aggressive surgical treatments for diastasis recti, it is never too late to correct diastasis recti or too early to prevent it. Strengthening abdominal muscles before pregnancy can help reduce the chance of developing diastasis recti.

What is the Emsculpt Treatment like?

An Emsculpt treatment is a convenient, comfortable experience that involves no anesthetic and may be completed in as little as half an hour. The compact Emsculpt system allows the treatment session to be performed in-office as the patient is awake and resting comfortably.

Two Emsculpt panels are deployed over the abdominal area or buttocks. When powered up, Emsculpt delivers a continuous stream of High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic Energy that can trigger an average of 20,000 supramaximal contractions in seconds! The HIFEM pulses trigger your muscles into overdrive, building muscle and breaking down fat tissue. The Emsculpt is programmed with a specialized algorithm that will deliver a range of pulse strengths and intensities. The session may start with slower, sustained pulsed that contract the muscles and release them, then transition to a rapid-fire contraction phase. Patients can feel their muscles working with a vigor and depth that they cannot achieve on their own.

At the end of a treatment, patients often report feeling like they’ve just finished an intense workout at the gym. You will be able to see and feel the work in your muscles during your treatment. In the days and weeks following a treatment session, your body will continue to process broken down fat cells.

As soon as treatment is complete, the patient is up and on their feet only missing a few moments from their daily routine. There is no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities.

What results can be expected from Emsculpt?

To achieve ideal results from Emsculpt, a course of about four treatment sessions is recommended. Each session can be performed just days or weeks apart at your convenience. Patients who receive a course of four treatments can expect to experience a 19% reduction in fat and a muscular increase of about 16% in the treated area. Visibly noticeable improvements in the shape of the buttocks and definition of the abdominal muscles are most apparent for fit patients who are using the treatment for spot-reduction and muscle sculpting.

There are no limits to the number of treatment sessions a patient can receive.


Every Emsculpt treatment is tailored to fit the needs and goals of the patient and will vary in pricing. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman at any one of our locations in Mountain View, Carmel or San Jose to learn more about Emsculpt and receive a quote for treatment.

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