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Targeting specific areas for sculpting can be an overwhelming task. Areas like the abdomen, buttocks, arms and calves can be stubborn areas for fat deposits. They can be resistant to diet and exercise, making it difficult to reduce the amount of fat and strengthen the underlying muscles. Now there is a non-invasive, non-surgical way to tackle both of these common issues at once: EmSculpt Neo®. This is a proven method for fat reduction and muscle strengthening, combining two technologies into one sculpting technique.


Emsculpt Neo productEmSculpt Neo is an FDA-approved method to non-invasively (non-surgical) break down fat and improve muscle tone and strength in the abdomen, buttocks, arms and calves. Over the course of several treatments, the dual procedure of fat reduction and muscle strengthening only takes 30 minutes of your time per session.

EmSculpt Neo is clinically tested for safety and is entirely non-invasive. Building from the technology of its predecessor, EmSculpt Neo emits radiofrequency waves and high-intensity electromagnetic waves simultaneously, breaking down fat and stimulating muscle tone. It is a cost-effective, non-surgical way to tone and sculpt your figure with no downtime.

How Does EMSCULPT NEO work?

By using dual energies of radiofrequency (RF) and high intensity electromagnetic (HIFEM) waves, EmSculpt Neo targets the stubborn areas of fat on the abdomen, buttocks, arms and calves. Through applicators placed on the target areas, the RF waves raise the temperature of the muscle and subcutaneous fat by several degrees. This optimal, controlled temperature is the exact point to destroy fat cells without harming any other type of cell. The body will then remove the fat cells during its natural elimination processes.

While the fat is being targeted, the optimum temperature is also warming the muscles. Once warmed, the HIFEM energies rapidly contract the muscles in the targeted area, forcing them to adapt and grow new muscle fibers. More muscle fibers mean better strength and tone. It is similar to how you would build muscle through exercise, but HIFEM energy can achieve intensities that even the most strenuous workout cannot.

Does EMSCULPT NEO Require Any Downtime?
EmSculpt Neo is entirely non-invasive, does not require any anesthesia and does not create scars. The heat energies created by EmSculpt Neo will be like a hot stone massage and are tightly controlled. The muscle contractions are intense and rapid, but they should not be painful. You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the procedure, and there is no downtime afterward. You can go straight back to your regular activities.

Can EMSCULPT NEO Help with Overall Weight Loss?
EmSculpt Neo is designed to treat target areas of the abdomen, buttocks, arms and calves and will not contribute to overall weight loss. However, what sets EmSculpt Neo apart is the wide variety of people who can use the technology. Slim patients looking to build muscle can use the device to improve muscle volume, while patients with a body mass index (BMI) of up to 35 can benefit from both the RF and HIFEM energies. There are few devices on the market designed to cater to such a wide range of body types.

EMSCULPT NEO Fat Reduction in Chevy Chase and Tysons

Dr. Munique Maia of Maia Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon committed to natural-looking results and innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures. Book an appointment with our clinic today to discuss the exciting benefits of the EmSculpt Neo fat reduction and muscle strengthening procedure.

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Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

inhye k.

I’m not sure where to begin when attempting to explain the positive experience I had with Dr. Maia and her team. It was important for me to find a woman doctor and she comes with so much experience, an eye for detail and aesthetically on point! I felt so well taken care of, even after 2 months post op they still make me feel taken care of. Not only am I thrilled about the physical results, I am also blown away by their care and follow through. I follow Dr.Maia in IG and literally obsessed with her work!


Dr. Maia is truly amazing! She is an artist and somewhat of a magician! She takes the time to listen to you and walk you through the procedure every step of the way! I even texted after with questions and she and her team were very responsive! I was extremely impressed with the work she did around my eyes. Several people now tell me my 20 year old daughter looks just like me….I never heard that prior to the procedure!

Taylor H.

I had one of the most pleasant healthcare experiences I’ve ever had in my life! I came in for excessive underarm sweating and Dr. Maia recommended Botox. She carefully explained everything to me, which I really appreciated as it was my first time ever getting Botox treatment. Her medical assistants were very attentive to my additional questions and made me feel very comfortable while prepping for the treatment. Dr. Maia took her time with me, none of the 5-minute appointments you often get with doctors these days. Everyone was very welcoming and the office is bright and clean. Dr. Maia was referred to me by a family meme we and I’m so glad I went to see her. I absolutely recommend Dr. Maia to anyone and I plan to come back for additional future treatments.

Cynthia S.

I had a tummy tuck, lipo, and a prominent osteoma removed from my forehead. Although I was nervous about the procedures, Dr. Maia and her staff put my fears to rest. Even after the surgery, her professional staff called to check on me during my recovery, which helped put me mind at ease. Dr. Maia and her staff were always professional, responsive, and listened when I had concerns. After the procedures, I was back at work two weeks later and could not be happier with my results. I had a great experience and Dr. Maia will be my first call for any other procedures.

Wanda G.

Dr. Maia is great! She is very knowledgeable! I recommend her to anyone looking to do a cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation, facial lift, etc. Look her up on Instagram so you can see the amazing results from some of her patients!!!!

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