Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Newport Beach, Orange County & the Greater Los Angeles Area of California

Posted: March 3, 2020

There are a variety of minimally invasive, nonsurgical body contouring solutions available that get rid of unwanted fat. Two of the most popular options are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting. While these treatments address many of the same issues, there are significant differences in them. It’s important to understand how each of these procedures works in order to determine which one will be right for you.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a nonsurgical body contouring solution that simultaneously burns fat while building muscle. It utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to trigger a series of rapid, vigorous muscle contractions in the treatment area. This will result in a reduction in fat and an improvement in muscle tone, providing a more sculpted appearance.

Benefits of Emculpt include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure with no downtime
  • Treatments can be completed within 30 minutes
  • Ability to target specific regions without adding muscle mass to your entire body
  • Achieves a more toned, muscular appearance

You may be a good candidate for Emsculpt if you:

  • Live an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Have a low BMI
  • Would like to achieve a more toned appearance in the abdomen or buttocks
infographic comparing Emsculpt and CoolSculpting

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a popular nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. It uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze unwanted fat cells. Once frozen, these cells die and are naturally eliminated by your body. These cells will never return.

Benefits of CoolSculpting include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure with no downtime
  • Treatments can be completed within 35-60 minutes
  • Provides effective body contouring results in a wide range of treatment areas

You may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you:

  • Have small pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Are in good overall health
  • Prefer a minimally invasive alternative to liposuction

Dr. Lee Recommends Emsculpt

After carefully vetting both procedures, Dr. Lee has determined that Emsculpt is more effective than CoolSculpting and as a result, he recommends this procedure to individuals interested in nonsurgical body sculpting treatments. During your initial consultation, he will answer any questions you may have regarding these two procedures in order to ensure you understand the differences between them and why Emsculpt provides superior results.

Dr. Lee also offers a free Emsculpt demo for all body contouring procedures. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about one of the most innovative new treatments available.

Contact our Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon

Please contact Dr. Richard Lee using the form on this page or call 949-548-9312 today to schedule a free consultation. We serve patients in Newport Beach, Orange County and the Los Angeles metro area.