Trim The Fat

Body contouring tool takes off unwanted pounds, tones muscle.

Since she found them on sale a couple of years ago, a pair of butterscotch trousers and matching cashmere sweater have made up Maggie’s* go-to outfit for special occasions such as her granddaughter’s high school graduation this past May.

“I just love that outfit,” Maggie gushes. “I’ve always thought that I looked really good in it, at least until I saw the pictures of me and my granddaughter after her graduation ceremony. It was the muffin top that ruined it for me.

“I’m 58 years old, and I work hard to keep my weight in check. I play tennis and go to the gym, but ever since menopause, I’ve had this spare tire around my waist that I can’t seem to get rid of no matter what I try. It was really noticeable in those pictures.”

Maggie’s attempts to rid herself of her muffin top have all been diet- or exercise-related. None brought the desired results. After seeing the graduation pictures, she decided to try another option.

“A friend suggested I try EMSCULPT NEO®,” Maggie relates. “I’m very skeptical about everything and I told her, I doubt it’s going to work. She insisted, though, so I did some research and learned it was available at Associates In Internal Medicine.”

EMSCULPT NEO is an FDA-approved nonsurgical body-contouring treatment that burns stubborn fat, tones muscle and tightens skin at the same time, according to Dr. de Lamerens.

Ideally suited for women as well as men, EMSCULPT NEO delivers results through a system that delivers rapid pulses of high-intensity electromagnetic and radiofrequency energy.

The energy is emitted through an applicator applied to the specific target area of the body. The energy heats the fat cells to a degree that forces them to die out. The lipids inside those cells are then released into the lymph system and are excreted over time.

While the fat cells are being targeted, the muscles are heated and stimulated by a contraction device that is part of the applicator. Depending on the area being targeted, the device can simulate thousands of muscle contractions, which tones the muscles.

EMSCULPT NEO treatments typically last about 30 minutes and can be used on multiple areas where stubborn fat has accumulated or there’s a need for increased muscle tone, including the abdomen, legs, thighs, upper arms or buttocks.

“EMSCULPT NEO is predominantly a fat-reduction treatment,” Dr. de Lamerens clarifies. “It also helps tone the targeted area, so you’re going to get aesthetic improvement from it as well. And the results actually last for several months, not just a few weeks.”

Dr. de Lamerens recommends patients receive one treatment a week for four weeks. After doing some research and meeting with Dr. de Lamerens, Maggie followed that recommendation. She’s glad she did.

Within a few weeks of beginning EMSCULPT NEO treatments, Maggie lost two inches around her waist. As a result, the trousers she loves so much fit and look better than they did the day she bought them.

“Like I said, I was very skeptical about these EMSCULPT NEO treatments,” she says. “And I have to say that when I was getting the treatments, I really didn’t see that much of a difference. However, my husband did. After a few weeks, he said, Wow, you look awesome.

“I see it now too, and I feel it by the way my clothes fit and look better. I was so pleased with the results that I’m going to try the EMSCULPT NEO treatments on my thighs next and see how that works.”

Maggie was equally pleased with how she was treated by Dr. de Lamerens and his staff.

“The office is very nice, and everyone there is very personable and professional,” she offers.

“Dr. de Lamerens did a great job of explaining how everything works and what to expect from the results. The bottom line is, it all worked out really well.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings.
*Patient’s name changed at her request.
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