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EMSCULPT NEO®: Build muscle and reduce fat in a fast, effective treatment

You work hard at your exercise routine and watch your diet, but you may still have areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Or perhaps, you simply don’t have the time or ability to work out enough on a regular basis to build muscle. EMSCULPT NEO® is only technology that is able to reduce fat and build muscle in the abdomen and we are the first in Grand Rapids to get this new device.


Results you can see and feel with EMSCULPT NEO®.

Imagine doing 20,000 crunches or squats at the gym. This can be accomplished in four 30-minute session of EMSCULPT NEO, while you relax. The device can also be used for non-surgical buttock augmentation without reducing fat, but by creating a firmer, shapelier buttock. EMSCULPT NEO® may be used to enhance surgical procedures such as tummy tuck where stronger muscles are desired and with other non-surgical technologies such as CoolSculpting, Vanquish ME, Exilis Ultra, and Cellutone.

Dr. Ringler is very excited to be the first and only physician in Michigan offering EMSCULPT NEO to his patients.

  • Am I a candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

    Men and women of all ages who wish for a non-surgical alternative for building muscle and burning fat in the abdomen and reshaping their gluteal muscles are good candidates for EMSCULPT NEO. It is not necessary to be within certain weight parameters to be a candidate for this treatment. The only contraindication are those individuals with pacemakers.

  • Benefits of EMSCULPT NEO

    EMSCULPT NEO is a groundbreaking development in body sculpting technology. Rather than focusing on removing excess fat, EMSCULPT NEO delivers rapidly changing magnetic fields that induce electrical currents deep within the muscles tissue, leading to contractions. It targets selective motor neurons, the cells that transmit signals through the nerves. The benefits of the treatment are taking the field of aesthetics by storm, and include:

  • What happens during an EMSCULPT NEO treatment?

    EMSCULPT NEO is an office procedure that is performed at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery by one of our estheticians, Physician Assistants, or RNs. EMSCULPT NEO uses two panels to deliver RF and HIFEM (high intensity focused electromagnetic field). This energy penetrates through your skin to impact fat as well as muscle tissues. Once penetrated, the energy induces approximately 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions per session, which would be impossible to achieve with voluntary muscle action.

    The contractions result in a rapid metabolic reaction in fat cells, to provide energy to the muscle, while it strengthens and builds muscle. This is the only technology that destroys fat while simultaneously building muscle, all while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.

  • How many EMSCULPT NEO treatments are required to see results?

    You will begin to feel the results of your EMSCULPT NEO treatment immediately. EMSCULPT NEO begins to produce lasting results within two to four weeks following treatment sessions. Four treatments, two per week for two weeks in a row produces optimal results. Results continue to be evident for about one year following treatment.

    Many patients opt to have one or two additional treatments during the year to maximize the lifting, sculpting effect of the treatment. One of the best things about this clinically-tested procedure is the consistency in its results. Patients can expect to increase muscle tone, build muscle, and burn a noticeable amount of fat in the targeted body areas. Patients often report that they felt stronger and more toned when they return to their normal exercise routines.

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Is the EMSCULPT NEO procedure comfortable?

EMSCULPT NEO produces muscle contractions that can be powerful, although most patients do not find them uncomfortable. After about 30 minutes, most patients wish they could continue the session! There is no downtime associated with EMSCULPT NEO. The next day most patients report feeling like they’ve had a great workout with slight muscle soreness.

Should I try EMSCULPT NEO?

This treatment is a complete game-changer in the body sculpting field. Past technologies for body-shaping worked through eliminating fat with surgery or a non-surgical treatment such as CoolSculpting. The body consists of 35 percent muscle, 25 percent fat, and 16 percent skin. Until now, non-surgical body contouring options did not address the muscles – which greatly impact the appearance of your body contour. EMSCULPT NEO goes beyond just waistline reduction and shedding excess fat cells, with a dual effect that addresses both excess fat and muscle tone.

Watch the magic happen with EMSCULPT NEO.

Imagine a system that can give you cut, sculpted abs, firmer, more rounded buttocks, while reducing fat – as you simply rest and relax. With EMSCULPT NEO, it is all possible. Many very healthy people who care for their bodies simply cannot achieve the sculpted abdomen or lifted buttocks they want, until they undergo EMSCULPT NEO treatments. The results are achieved by making your body work in a way that is impossible naturally – as if you are performing about 20,000 sit ups! Expect to feel as if you have had an exceptionally good workout the day following your EMSCULPT NEO treatment.

Alternative to a Brazilian butt lift: EMSCULPT NEO

Many patients today seek a non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian Butt Lift, which despite its popularity, is a lengthy and somewhat complex surgical procedure. EMSCULPT NEO provides a safe, natural alternative to a BBL that was not previously possible without surgery

What are typical results with EMSCULPT NEO?

Research has shown that typical EMSCULPT NEO results:

  • 30 percent reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat
  • 25 percent increase in muscle mass
  • Average waist reduction of 4.4 cm (1.7 inches)

More recent studies have shown fat reduction as high as 23 percent in the area being treated. RealSelf results show 93% percent satisfaction rate with EMSCULPT NEO at this time.


Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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