Is There A Minimum BMI For EMSCULPT NEO®?

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If you have been looking into your options for nonsurgical body contouring, you may already be familiar with EMSCULPT. This treatment is popular among men and women hoping to achieve better muscle definition in their abs, thighs, buttocks, and other areas. However, this may be the first time you are learning of EMSCULPT NEO, which can help tone muscle and reduce fat simultaneously. At Dr. Susan Seman PLLC in West Bloomfield Township, MI, board-certified surgeon and aesthetic expert Dr. Susan Seman is committed to offering the most current and effective technologies available today, including EMSCULPT NEO. Keep reading to learn more about how EMSCULPT NEO works and if there is a minimum weight or BMI needed to qualify for treatment.


EMSCULPT NEO is a revolutionary system that combines the benefits of nonsurgical muscle toning and fat reduction into a single technology, resulting in more dramatic transformations compared with other nonsurgical body contouring treatments. Some of the most common treatment areas for EMSCULPT NEO include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Calves

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

During your EMSCULPT NEO treatment in West Bloomfield Township, you will lie comfortably in one of our private patient rooms. The EMSCULPT NEO applicators will be placed on your desired treatment areas, and the treatment will begin by warming the tissues via radiofrequency energy. Once the target temperature has been reached, the EMSCULPT NEO system will deliver high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate muscle contractions at a rate that is not possible to achieve with traditional exercise alone. Over the course of treatment, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, fat cells will be destroyed and muscles will be strengthened. Most patients require a series of 2 – 4 EMSCULPT NEO sessions to achieve their desired outcome, which begins to take shape about 1 – 3 months after a full round of EMSCULPT NEO.

Are there any weight requirements for EMSCULPT NEO?

While there is no minimum or maximum weight limit for EMSCULPT NEO, patients who are at a healthy and stable weight typically achieve the fastest and most noticeable results. However, even patients with a few more pounds to lose can benefit from EMSCULPT NEO. Unlike many other nonsurgical body contouring treatments, EMSCULPT NEO can effectively reduce fat and tone muscle on patients with a BMI of up to 35.

Is my BMI too low for EMSCULPT NEO?

Again, there is technically no upper or lower BMI limit for EMSCULPT NEO, but it is important that patients are in good overall health and have realistic and healthy motivations for treatment. Patients who are significantly underweight according to their BMI may not be eligible for nonsurgical fat reduction. However, even patients with a relatively low BMI that is still in the healthy range may benefit from the fat reduction and muscle toning capabilities of EMSCULPT NEO. In fact, patients with a normal/healthy BMI typically achieve better visible muscle definition compared with patients who have a higher BMI, as there is less fat concealing the muscle layer. During your initial consultation for EMSCULPT NEO, Dr. Seman will evaluate your overall health, body type, weight, BMI, and other factors to determine if treatment may be safe and effective for you. Because EMSCULPT NEO can be used in patients with a BMI up to 35, most healthy men and women are eligible for treatment.

Burn fat and strengthen your muscles at the same time with EMSCULPT NEO in West Bloomfield Township, MI

What used to require two separate treatments can now be completed with a single revolutionary system: EMSCULPT NEO. To learn more about how EMSCULPT NEO can help you reduce stubborn fat and improve visible muscle definition without invasive surgery or downtime, call Dr. Susan Seman PLLC to schedule your private consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Susan Seman in West Bloomfield Township, MI today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.