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Emsculpt Body Contouring


Maybe you eat right and hit the gym regularly but still struggle with a belly bulge. Maybe you need a kickstart to a healthier lifestyle. If you wish to take your body shape and performance to the next level, you’re not alone. Now there’s a non-invasive way to quickly build strength and muscle tone on the stomach, buttocks, arms, and legs with Emsculpt, without surgery.


Emsculpt: Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Emsculpt is the world’s only non-invasive body contouring procedure that reduces fat while simultaneously building muscle. Patients can conveniently receive treatments in the office without any pre- or post-treatment preparation. This safe procedure caters to both men and women, effectively contouring the abdomen, lifting the buttocks, and sculpting the arms and legs—all without the need for surgery. Emsculpt accelerates results that are typically only achievable through frequent intense workouts. Conducted in a series of safe 30-minute sessions, it requires no anesthesia and has zero downtime.

How Else Can you Reduce Fat?

There are surgical procedures like liposuction and plastic surgery available. They’re invasive and require anesthesia. Any surgery has risks. Coolsculpting is a popular noninvasive option. Coolsculpting freezes fat away, takes time, and leaves dimples on the skin.

What Makes Emsculpt Different?

Emsculpt actively increases muscle mass by 16% leaving you leaner, stronger with well defined muscles. Other body contouring devices do not do this. Neither do surgical options. The increased muscle mass boosts your overall metabolism and increases total caloric burn. With more muscle your body will continue to burn more calories every day, even after your Emsculpt treatments have finished. Other health benefits are correction of Diastasis Recti,reduced a1c, improve diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis reduced back pain, better posture and balance, better sleep and steady gait helping you stay young and fit forever.

FDA Approved for Abs, Glutes, Arms, and Legs

Emsculpt Calves
Emsculpt Buttocks
Emsculpt Arms
Emsculpt Male Abs
Emsculpt Female Abs

Although the two most common treatment areas are the abdomen and buttocks, Emsculpt can also tone and sculpt the arms and legs. Dr. Anita Wang is proud to be the first Laguna Emsculpt providers to offer these treatment options and looks forward to helping patients tone different areas of their bodies.

How does Emsculpt work?

Emsculpt uses patented non-invasive HIFEM – High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic – technology. The powerful wavelengths emitted by the device trigger rapid muscle contractions, far beyond what you could produce with exercise. Emsculpt can cause up to 20,000 muscle contractions per minute for deep tissue remodeling and fat burning at the same time.

The Ideal Candidate for Emsculpt

Anyone can benefit from the Emsculpt – men and women of any age. A complimentary consultation will ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the Emsculpt, but many successful Emsculpt patients fit one or more of the following scenarios:

  • Has back pain and can’t workout their core
  • Is a new mom wanting to strengthen her core, pelvic floor, and correct diastasis recti.
  • Is older and has trouble getting around because of a weak core
  • Is a man looking to boost his confidence and appearance
  • Is newly divorced or wants to get back into the dating game
  • Is young and active and looking to tone up for the beach or improve their vertical jump
  • Wants to get back in shape/New Years resolution
  • Is a professional athlete looking to enhance performance
  • Is recovering from a surgery or injury
  • Wants to get rid of bat wings
  • Has low testosterone, making it difficult to build muscle
  • Needs to get in shape for a big event coming up
  • Hasn’t worked out in a while and needs a boost/kickstart
  • Is suffering from incontinence, leaks, urgency, a weak bladder or erectile dysfunction
  • Is busy and has no time to work out
  • Wants stronger arms, core, or legs
  • Body builder want to have the edge on for competition
  • Models who needed to stay in shape and time to work out

Whether you’re looking for a procedure to jumpstart your weight loss goals or simply need treatment to create a more defined muscle structure at abs, thighs, upper arms, or buttocks, Emsculpt may be a good fit for you.

The best candidates for Emsculpt are men and women who want to supplement their workouts with the powerful results of HIFEM® technology. Patients should be in good health, near their goal weight, and should have realistic expectations for the procedure.

Emsculpt is not a weight loss procedure and patients who are overweight are unlikely to see optimal results from one treatment series.

Why Patients Choose Emsculpt

  • First and only body sculpting and muscle building device.
  • 100% non-invasive. No injections, surgery, or anesthesia.
  • No pain or recovery time. Emsculpt feels equivalent to an intense workout.
  • Clinically tested. Emsculpt is FDA approved and backed by 7 independent clinical studies.
  • No exercise or gym. Each Emsculpt treatment equals 20,000 crunches or squats.

Emsculpt ScienceIn Laguna Beach and surrounding cities like Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel, CA, many people spend a lot of time outdoors staying active. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are always able to achieve their fitness goals on their own. As anyone who has ever stuck to a strength-training routine before knows, it can be tough and frustrating to build muscle and burn fat. A healthy diet and exercise are key to a long, healthy life, but they often aren’t enough on their own to banish stubborn fat and to promote optimal muscle definition. Muscle toning is often a long, inefficient process that takes hours each week at the gym over months or years.

Does the Emsculpt Burn Fat?

The Emsculpt’s HIFEM-induced contractions also trigger the release of free fatty acids, which break down fat deposits and increase muscular tone and strength, just as they would in any other exercise. Since Emsculpt contracts the muscles at a much higher intensity and speed than during regular exercise, enhanced fat metabolism through lipolysis (destruction of fat cells) will result.

Emsculpt for Ab Sculpting

Emsculpt sculpts abs while simultaneously building muscle mass, resulting in leaner, stronger, more well defined abs. One treatment with this unique device is equal to 20,000 sit-ups.


Emsculpt before and after ab treatment on woman

Emsculpt for Butt Lifting

Achieve the Brazilian Butt Lift without surgery. Emsculpt builds and tighten the buttocks, giving your booty that nice pop you want.​ Strong glutes also support the hip, knee, and ankle joints, preventing injuries for active individuals. Because they are such a large muscle group, building the gluteus muscle group is also a great way to boost overall metabolism and increase daily total caloric burn.

Emsculpt butt lift treatment on woman

Emsculpt for Arm Sculpting

A common complaint is the “bat wing”, where loose skin hangs when arms are outstretched. The Emsculpt small applicator addresses muscle tone and fat in the arms with a tricep and bicep dual treatment, each side lasting 20 minutes for a total 40 minute treatment.

Emsculpt treatment for mans arms before and after pictures

Emsculpt for Calf Sculpting

For some, calves are the hardest muscle to develop. The Emsculpt small applicator can help build muscle in this trouble spot, and for those who would like trim and defined “stiletto calves”.

Emsculpt treatment for calves before and after

Emsculpt for Other Areas

Talk to Dr. Anita about your areas of concern to determine whether Emsculpt would be the right treatment for you. Emsculpt treats most but not all areas on the body. A free consultation with Dr. Anita would be the best way to find the best solution for your unique needs.

Emsculpt at Anita Wang, MD

Your Consultation

To find out if you’re a qualified candidate for Emsculpt, schedule a free in-office appointment. Dr. Anita explains the Emsculpt procedure and assess your current situation and concerns to determine if Emsculpt is right for you.

During your consultation, Dr. Anita will ask you about your body sculpting goals and expectations for the procedure. She will also go over your medical history, past procedures, examine the treatment areas, explain the procedure, and suggest a treatment plan suited to your needs, whether that includes Emsculpt or not.

Your consultation is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your treatment options for body contouring. You’ll leave with all the information you need to make a decision about Emsculpt in Orange County that’s right for you.

Emsculpt consultations do not require preparation. All we need from you is to show up to your consultation appointment and relax. If you have any questions, please give our office a call so we can assist you.

Preparing for Your Emsculpt Treatments

On the day of the procedure, patients should wear comfortable clothes and go to the bathroom prior to the treatment session to avoid needing to stop in the middle of the 30 minute session and interrupting the gradual muscle contraction process. Patients will need to move aside any clothes with metal to avoid any possible interaction with the applicators, notably jeans with button clasps.

What to Expect During an Emsculpt Prcedure


1. A Snug Fit

Patients lie down comfortably during an Emsculpt procedure at our Laguna Beach wellness boutique. Once settled, Dr. Anita places the Emsculpt devices on the patient’s buttock, abdominal, leg, or arm muscles. Velcro straps secure either the large or small Emsculpt applicators to the treatment area for a snug fit. These devices work over thin clothing, though tight, flat, direct contact with the skin improve the treatment’s efficacy.

2. A Gradual Build

The device is turned on and intensity increased up to the highest level of strength as is tolerable. The intensity of the treatment is low at first to avoid putting too much stress on the muscles. Just as an individual new to strength training should build up to heavier weights, the intensity of the Emsculpt device should only go as high as is tolerable (7-9) on a scale of 1-10 of a patient’s pain threshold. Most patients grow accustomed to the sensation of the Emsculpt with each treatment, and some reach full intensity after 1 or 2 sessions. Intensity of the device may be more intense for those with lower body fat.

3. Clean and Lean

This is a pain-free treatment! You will just feel your muscles contracting and twitching throughout the treatment. The treatment requires no goopy gels, and no stickers, and no pain. The procedure is relatively quick and painless. The plastic applicator placed on the target muscle area, such as your abs, arms, legs, or buttocks produce the electromagnetic waves that cause involuntary muscle contractions. If at any point the discomfort becomes too intense, please notify the administrator.

4. Lactic Acid Release

Over the course of the 30-minute treatment, the device will induce 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions, far beyond what a person can achieve with voluntary muscle movements. The energy varies between triggering muscle contractions and a tapping motion, which works to break up and release lactic acid. Over time, you will notice enhanced muscle strength and more defined muscle structure. By the end of the session, the device will be operating at 80-100% power for the strongest contractions. After the treatment is complete, patients can get back to their daily activities immediately.

woman and man being treated by Emsculpt machine


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an EMSCULPT treatment take?

Patients finish Emsculpt treatments in-office in 30-40 minutes depending on the area, making it a perfect lunchtime procedure. For optimal results, most people undergo four treatment sessions spaced every two to three days. There is no downtime after your Emsculpt treatment. Some patients report slight soreness, but it is less intense compared to the soreness you would feel after a workout. Emsculpt requires no pre or post treatment preparation, and you can resume your daily activities after each treatment. Some patients experience some DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. If by the subsequent appointment the treatment area is still considerably sore, please talk to your doctor for any possible adjustments to your treatment.

What does an Emsculpt treatment feel like?

The Emsculpt procedure feels like an intense workout. As you lay down, the Emsculpt contracts your muscle for you, eliciting supramaximal contractions over your treatment of 30 minutes. It feels like you are completing a difficult abdomen or butt workout, but it is very comfortable. Rarely do patients break a sweat, though you may feel slightly fatigued and/or thirsty later in the day.

What is the recovery time after Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is entirely non-invasive, and does not involve any downtime. You’re free to go about your daily routine immediately following treatment. You may experience soreness similar to that of an intensive workout several days post-treatment. Emsculpt does not require rest time. You can drive and get back to your regular day right after treatment. Patients often feel sore for a day or two after Emsculpt. This is normal and is the same soreness you would experience after an intense workout. These symptoms fade with time.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Emsculpt will immediately boost your muscle mass and help tone up your body. Results are often noticeable within a few days.

Just as muscles will expand during a strenuous workout, the treatment area will feel firmer and tighter after just one Emsculpt session. As the body begins to flush out the destroyed fat cells over two to four weeks, patients notice a gradual improvement for up to 3 months. In clinical trials, patients saw an average fat reduction of 19%, with an increase in muscle mass of up to 16%.

The results of Emsculpt actually improve over time, with the best results showing at about three months. After the initial treatment, patients usually talk about follow-up maintenance treatments after about three months. Some patients prefer another treatment package, while others receive treatment on other areas, while still others prefer to continue more frequent treatments for continued improvement or maintenance.

What Restrictions Will I Have After Treatment?

There are no activity restrictions following non-invasive body contouring. Patients will likely feel like they just finished an intensive workout (which they did, in a way!) and may experience some related soreness. However, as long as they feel up to it, patients can get back to their daily routines immediately, including their normal workout schedule. Emsculpt doesn’t restrict you from working out or living your life. Instead, the treatment gives you a boost and helps you get one step closer to your body goals.

Male abdominals before and after emsculpt treatment

How long do Emsculpt results last?

The length of Emsculpt results will last a different amount of time for each person. To keep your results looking great, we recommend a healthy lifestyle that consists of exercise and wholesome eating. Some of our patients come in every two to six months to keep their body looking flawless!

What Are The Risks & Side Effects

Because Dr. Anita’s Emsculpt in Laguna Beach is completely non-invasive, there are very few associated risks and side effects. Patients may experience some soreness after each session, similar to that of an intense workout.

Rare risks include excessive stress on the muscles, sometimes causing a hernia. Choosing a board-certified physician like Dr. Anita to perform your procedure reduces the already minimal risks involved with non-invasive body contouring in Orange County.

How Much Does Emsculpt Cost?

The cost of each treatment will vary. Each patient is unique. We customize your treatment to your body and desired aesthetic. To learn if Emsculpt is right for you, click here to schedule a consultation today.

Is Emsculpt covered by Insurance?

Insurance covers Emsculpt treatments if the individual has a medical diagnosis that Emsculpt treats. Most do not. Dr. Anita offers various payment plans and price matching for all services performed by a medical doctor. She also offers inhouse financing.

Why should I choose Dr. Anita for Emsculpt?

Dr. Anita wants to help every patient feel young and fit forever. That means inside and outside. She chooses treatments carefully for their clinical effectiveness and their ability to help restore a patient’s overall vitality. She chose Emsculpt because it builds muscle and burns fat , which can help treatments last longer when compared to fat reduction treatments alone. Everyone interested in Emsculpt wants the best results under the most thorough care. At Wellness, Longevity and Aesthetics, Dr. Anita oversees or performs every treatment. Patients choose her for her excellence in holistic care and a warm, thoughtful bedside manner. While Dr. Anita can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with Emsculpt, she is also passionate about the strength building capabilities of the device, and hopes that this strength provides her patients with the mobility and active lifestyle they need to have a long and vibrant future.

Does Emsculpt hurt?

Emsculpt feels similar to the process of an intensive workout, so doesn’t require any anesthesia. Many patients describe the sensation as “strange” but not painful.

Can I combine Emsculpt’s non-invasive body contouring with other treatments?

Yes! Dr. Anita may suggest a combination procedure or complementary treatments for skin tightening, anti-aging, or additional body contouring, depending on your goals.

How many treatments will I need?

When starting Emsculpt, most patients need four treatments spaced two days to one week apart for optimal results, for a total of 4 treatments in 2-4 weeks. Additional Emsculpt treatments are available for patients who want to maintain their gains over time. Our experience suggests that coming back every 3 – 4 months for maintenance treatments, as needed, will help maintain those gains.

Will I be able to work out after an Emsculpt session?

Absolutely! If you feel up to it, you may work out at any point after Emsculpt at our Laguna office. However, you will likely feel sore after each session and may need to scale back your workouts during the treatment series.

Can Emsculpt get rid of my love handles?

Although the procedure does not target the love handles area specifically, buttock and abdomen treatments will often help to minimize love handles.

Does Emsculpt use radiofrequency energy?

No. Emsculpt is based on HIFEM® technology, which uses the same type of energy as MRI machines.

When will I see the results?

Most Laguna Beach Emsculpt patients see results during and after their four-session treatment series is complete. With a traditional package plan, patients complete treatments in 2-4 weeks, but can see full results after about 10 or 12 weeks. The results may improve for several more months, especially if patients maintain a vigorous workout routine or with subsequent maintenance treatments.

Am I a good candidate?

That depends on your goals. Ideal candidates are interested primarily in toning their muscles and removing fat as a side effect.

How much weight will I lose?

Emsculpt renders the best results for adults in good shape who desire better definition, rather than significant weight loss. Because muscle weighs more than fat, some patients may lose no weight or even gain weight. Dr. Anita will talk about the target weight you should aim for to get the most out of your Emsculpt appointments and the best long-term results.

How does Emsculpt compare to CoolSculpting?

It may seem like Emsculpt is quite similar to CoolSculpting, the popular nonsurgical fat-reduction solution. But the two are actually very different.

Emsculpt is a much more natural procedure than CoolSculpting, which freezes and destroys fat cells and does not build muscle. While the results of each treatment are similar, Emsculpt patients often see results more quickly. With CoolSculpting, it can take months for your body to eliminate the fat cells that produce your results; Emsculpt gives most patients visible results within weeks. Both treatments offer patients no downtime. Ultimately, your choice of procedure is highly personal, but the advantages of Emsculpt make it worth considering as your first choice for lean muscular definition, strong and toned body habitus.

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Anita Wang, MD, FACEP, is a board-certified medical doctor of 30 years

Feel better, look better, naturally without harsh prescriptions or complicated surgeries. Practicing Functional and Integrative Medicine allows her to help patients find optimal health and vitality through comprehensive health profiling and rebalancing. She has practiced at UCLA Medical, Eisenhower Medical Center, and as a team lead in China during the 2003 SARS outbreak with Doctors without Borders (MSF). As the founder and lead practitioner of Wellness, Longevity and Aesthetics, Dr. Wang speaks globally, advocating for natural preventive health, pelvic and muscular strengthening, and minimally invasive aesthetics skin tightening.