“Revolutionary technology like EMSculpt only comes along about once every 10 years,” said Quintessa Aesthetic Center’s plastic surgeon and owner, Dr. Andrew Campbell.
And Campbell’s practice is one of the first in the nation – and the first in Wisconsin – to offer EMSculpt, which is the world’s only non-invasive body shaping procedure that both builds muscle and burns fat.
“This is just a completely new arm of our aesthetic practice,” said Campbell, who lives in Delafield and has offices in Delafield, Mequon, Sheboygan and Middleton. “Nothing has treated muscle directly in our industry before without surgery. I don’t know how to emphasize this more that nothing like this has ever been done or introduced to our market.”
“We’re not only treating the fat that we don’t want but also toning the muscle underneath.”
Studies have shown EMSculpt leads to a 19 percent reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat and a 16 percent increase in muscle mass. The FDA-approved, body contouring treatment can also be used for non-surgical buttock lift and can treat diastasis recti – or abdominal separation.
“My abdomen has always been my main concern after two children, traveling for work, dinners with customers, and something that actually targets the muscles I was ready to try it,” said Kelly Heath, a Whitefish Bay resident who has a 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.
Heath, who has used EMSculpt, said the procedure is fast, has almost no pain and noted it’s amazing Quintessa has the technology.
“I feel stronger, I feel my core is more balanced and overall confidence is much higher in clothes and swim suits,” Heath said.
Quintessa recently received one of the country’s first 20 EMSculpt devices from the manufacturer, BTL, and it is being utilized at the Mequon office. A second device has been shipped and is being used in the Middleton office, Campbell said.
The EMSculpt device is placed over their abs or buttocks, and electromagnetic pulses stimulate muscle contractions – as many as 20,000 in the usual 30-minute session. It’s similar to doing 20,000 sit-ups or 20,000 squats over that same time period.
Campbell said it’s recommended to have a minimum of four, 30-minute treatments, with sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart. A typical treatment plan costs $2,995.
EMSculpt requires no recovery time, and patients usually see positive results in as little as two weeks after the final session.
Campbell said EMSculpt provides another reason why he became a plastic surgeon in the first place: to help people “recognize themselves again.”
“Some of my patients, they look in the mirror and they don’t recognize themselves,” Campbell said. “That’s why they’re so happy because we made them closer to the way they used to be. If you feel good about who you are, you have confidence and you’re comfortable.”