Everyone has areas of their body they don’t absolutely love. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 22 years and while I’m very healthy and happy with the way I look, there are still some areas that I wish looked a little better. One area has always been my stomach. Now I want to say before I go any further than I 100% believe in loving yourself and your body, but I also know from experience that my stomach will never be how I want unless I starve myself. True story, I basically ate nothing for two weeks about 10 years ago for a fitness photoshoot to achieve that 6 pack look. I looked amazing but was also very cranky and was always hungry. That is not a way to live and figured that is just how my body is. I can exercise 6 days a week and eat healthily, but my abs will never be ideal. Until now!
What is Emsculpt?
Enter Emscuplt, A noninvasive way to sculpt your abs. Honestly, I had never heard of it until I was reached out to by Dr. Batniji and his team at Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach. At first, I thought it was a procedure to lose weight, which I would never be interested in, but after some research, I found that the brand new procedure is in a body-contouring class of its own. It’s the first FDA-cleared energy device approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. It’s a no-downtime, pain-free, non-surgical way to define the abs or lift the buttocks. They say that a 30-minute Emscuplt session is like doing 20,000 situps and is also ideal for anyone who has back issues and can’t do traditional ab exercises or mothers who suffered from Diastasis Recti, which is the separation of abs after childbirth. After I read that, I was in!
Why not. I do everything I can to keep in shape and if there is something that can “kickstart” my abs, then why not!
As a blogger, I get to experience a lot of things that are new and exciting and show you all how cool and amazing they are. While I was excited about driving to the first of my four Emsculpt appointments, I was also nervous because I had no idea what to expect. When I got to the Newport Beach office, I was immediately greeted by the Batniji staff who were friendly women I became close with and even swapped ghost stories with! I was escorted to the Beverly Hills themed consultation room and after a couple minutes, Dr. Batniji entered. This man just exudes positivity and the 5 times I went to the office, he always had a smile on his face. He put me at ease when explaining what Emscuplt was and explained that he liked it because it’s not a “quick fix.” Dr. Batniji was one of the first Dr.’s in Newport Beach to introduce Emsculpt. While he is one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet, he is also one of the humblest. Dr. Batnij is actually one of the leading teachers of Facial Plastic Surgery in the world and has even been called the “The Surgeon that Other Surgeons Learn From.” After I chose my abs over my butt to get Emsculpt on, right now those are the two areas that the FDA has approved, I went into the camera room where I took my before pics. See my before and after pics below!
The Emsculpt Sessions
The entire procedure of Emculpt consists of four 30 minutes sessions within a two-week span and where you will see the best results about 3 weeks from your last session. The sessions are anything but relaxing, where I was sweating during the 30 minutes, but I loved it. It doesn’t hurt at all because I know I’m going to get asked that but rather felt like buzzing short and long contractions that can be adjusted based on the percentage electromagnetic you can take. My last session I was up to 100% and really felt them! I was also sore after my sessions like I had an amazing hard ab workout, but nothing that wasn’t livable. I loved that I could feel the results and starting to see them too!
Obviously, everybody is different, and everyone will have different results. While some feel like they have a stronger core during workouts, I saw that my stomach was noticeably flatter! I started wearing workout tops that weren’t flattering before but now were because my stomach was flatter and even wore crop workout tops when teaching, something I never did before because I wasn’t confident enough. Clothes looked better and I loved it. And that’s what I really wanted out of this. It wasn’t about getting a six pack, and honestly not everyone really probably noticed, but I sure did and that’s all that’s matters! Also, I do want to mention that I didn’t do anything different from my normal exercise routine or diet during my sessions and also had some “bad” eating weekends of fast food overload.
Up until now, I haven’t mentioned the price. Why? Because if I told you about the price that’s all you would focus on and not my experience or results. The four initial sessions are $4000 total with $1,000 per “upkeep” session. Upkeep could be once a year, before a vacation or anytime you feel like you need a little jumpstart. As I said, I highly recommend this if you have back issues and can’t physically do exercises, suffer from Diastasis Recti or someone like me who exercises like crazy, eats healthy, but still can’t achieve their fitness goals. I loved the staff and Dr. Batniji and I highly recommend visiting them in Newport Beach or their second location in Beverly Hills for a free consultation.
For more information about Emsculpt or any of the procedures performed at the Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery Click HERE or call the Newport Beach Location at (949) 650-8882 or Beverly Hills at (310) 467-2180.
Photography By: KSTU Photography