​​Emsculpt and Liposuction: A Winning Combination

A combination of muscle-building Emscuplt and fat-eliminating liposuction is the perfect duo of procedures to sculpt your body and refine your silhouette. While liposuction is used to remove stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the abdomen and buttocks, Emsculpt can augment results to tone and define muscles. So to reach their desired aesthetic goals, patients needn’t go through an arduous workout regimen. Instead, they can reach their desired body contouring goals with two simple, in-office procedures.

Many people dream of a flatter, more toned abdomen. There are also other areas of the body that we wish had less excess fat and more lean muscle. But it can be difficult to achieve results alone; particularly when diet and exercise just can’t shift the excess. But most people don’t realize that there are some cosmetic procedures that really shine when they are combined!

To explore the possibilities with liposuction and EmSculpt, speak to Dr. Jack Friedlander. As a surgeon with many years of experience in cosmetic procedures, he can provide a treatment plan that will help you smooth, sculpt and tone your body in the places it matters most. Call Norcal Liposculpture in Roseville, CA at (916) 347-7755 for a personal consultation to discuss liposuction and Emsculpt. Alternatively, you can reach us by filling out the inquiry form on our website.

Slim Down and Tone Up

Liposuction remains one of the most sought-after ways to contour the body. It’s popular with men and women, young and old, and is commonly used to treat age-related weight gain, the post-pregnancy body, and fat deposits that are hard to shift because of genetic predisposition. It’s less invasive than many other body sculpting techniques, and because of this, there is usually a significantly shorter recovery period compared to procedures like the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), where more lengthy incisions are made. Liposuction is also an attractive option for many patients because it leaves minimal scarring. With the precise application of a long, thin tool called a cannula, an experienced surgeon can target unwanted fat and remove it, meaning patients can achieve a smoother, slimmer silhouette with minimal hassle.

Liposuction Facts

  • Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide. (1)
  • It can correct deep and superficial fat deposits.
  • It permanently removes fat cells from the treatment area.
  • It works by breaking up and suctioning out excess fat.
  • It’s ideal for patients within 30 lb of their ideal weight.
  • Results will not be immediate but will be visible once you have recovered fully.

How Can Emsculpt Augment Liposuction Results?

Emsculpt is a body contouring technique that can complement a liposuction procedure. But how does it achieve this?

The Emsculpt device uses a technology known as HIFEM. HIFEM stands for high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology. The treatment can support fat reduction and strengthen the muscles in the abdomen and buttocks. (2) Studies have shown Emsculpt to be a both safe and effective method of non-invasive body shaping, and its popularity is only increasing as more and more patients discover its benefits.

HIFEM treatments achieve effective muscle enhancement through the targeted stimulation of muscle fibers in the area of treatment. These muscle fibers respond to this energy by rapidly contracting many times faster than what could be achieved from a workout. Thousands of muscle contractions improve the strength and tone of your muscles, which have already been made more prominent through the removal of fat in the liposuction procedure.

Benefits of Emsculpt and Liposuction

  • Two procedures complement one another to enhance the natural body contour
  • Minimally-invasive and non-invasive contouring techniques
  • Safe and effective to combine, with minimal downtime and aftercare
  • Provides a faster way of achieving a flattering silhouette
  • Achieves effective results without the need for excessive workout routines
  • May be more cost-effective than other, more invasive contouring (e.g. tummy tuck)


Good candidates for liposuction and Emsculpt:

  • Have been at a stable weight for 6-12 months
  • Do not exceed 30 lb above their ideal weight
  • Have good skin elasticity and mild to moderate fat deposits
  • Are healthy, non-smoking individuals with no serious underlying health problems
  • Understand the scope of treatment and are well-informed of the results they can expect (1)

Dr. Friedlander stresses the need for understanding both liposuction and Emsculpt. Although the treatments reduce fat and tone muscles, it should be noted that neither is a weight-loss solution. Patients should not opt for such treatment if they are significantly overweight. Similarly, in order to maintain results, we advise patients who have undergone the procedures to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly.

Wondering if liposuction with Emsculpt is right for you? The best way to find out if you’re eligible is through a personal consultation at Norcal Liposculpture.

Personal Consultation

Dr. Friedlander evaluates prospective candidates’ eligibility during a personal consultation at his office in Roseville. He will ask you to give some background information about your general health, as well as inquire about your current activities, diet, and weight. He may also inquire about your medical history, and ask if you have previously had cosmetic surgery. Once he has this information, he will examine the areas of your body you would like to treat. The most common places people get liposuction and EmSculpt as a combined treatment are the abdomen and the buttocks. He will explain both procedures in detail and indicate that the two must be appropriately spaced for the best aesthetic results and the most effective healing. Usually, patients can receive Emsculpt within a few weeks of their liposuction procedure.


Day 1: Liposuction

Your initial procedure will be fat removal. Liposuction is a relatively simple experience for the patient, and Dr. Friedlander will ensure that you are well-prepared ahead of time with personalized preoperative instructions. He uses VASER liposuction, which stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. This ultrasound-assisted liposuction technique disrupts fatty tissue and uses mechanical and thermal energy to dislodge fat quickly and immediately suctioning it away. Dr. Friendlander uses a cannula to remove precisely the amount of fat necessary to achieve a slimmer, more aesthetic profile, before suturing the small incision points and fitting a compression garment. He will provide detailed guidance for the interim period between your two procedures. 

It is vital that you follow these instructions closely to ensure you are well-prepared for your Emsculpt session.

Day 2: Emsculpt

A few weeks after your liposuction procedure, we will invite you back to our office for your Emsculpt session. Emsculpt is a non-invasive procedure, but you must still ensure you follow your pre-treatment directions. Dr. Friedlander will calibrate the Emsculpt device and set the appropriate electromagnetic frequency for treatment. You will feel a warming sensation as radiofrequency energy targets fat, followed by the initiation of muscle stimulation. Skin remains unaffected as the energy targets the lower levels of tissue. Dr. Friednalder will induce rapid muscle contractions with the Emsculpt device that would be impossible through regular exercise. And, as an additional benefit, the procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete!

Read Dr. Friedlander’s blog for more information about liposuction, Emsculpt, and other body contouring procedures!


Choosing liposuction with Emsculpt helps patients with good skin elasticity achieve body contouring goals that would not be achievable through lifestyle change alone. You should expect some swelling, redness, and bruising in the weeks after your procedures, but this will resolve in a few weeks. Your recovery length will depend on how quickly your body heals and which area of your body was treated. Once you have recovered from both treatments, you will see a renewed, refined body contour that will last for many years. As liposuction is so often used for fat reduction, and HIFEM helps to remove that fat and boost muscle tone it is little wonder that Emsculpt can be such an effective complementary treatment

Cost of Liposuction and Emsculpt in Sacramento, CA

Every patient’s treatment plan is based on their individual needs. Therefore, the cost of liposuction with Emsculpt will vary. Qualified candidates may wish to finance their procedures. To learn more about how these two body contouring procedures can help you achieve the body you desire, speak to experienced surgeon Dr. Jack Friedlander. Set up your consultation by calling us directly at (916) 347-7755, or use our convenient form for further assistance.


What is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a non-invasive body contouring technique that uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy to improve muscle tone and prominence. It can be combined with other body contouring techniques, such as liposuction to enhance results.

Can I get Emsculpt and liposuction at the same time?

Although Emsculpt and liposuction work well together, they cannot be performed in the same procedure. Sessions are spaced a few weeks apart, with the liposuction treatment taking place first, followed by the Emsculpt treatment.

Which areas of the body can be treated with lipo and Emsculpt?

The most common areas of the body for liposuction and Emsculpt are the abdominal area and the gluteal area.


  1. Bartow MJ, Raggio BS. Liposuction. PubMed. Published 2022. Accessed January 18, 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK563135/ 
  2. Giesse, S. (2021). A German Prospective Study of the Safety and Efficacy of a Non-Invasive, High-intensity, Electromagnetic Abdomen and Buttock Contouring Device. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 14(1), 30–33. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7869812/ 
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