Do you eat nutritious food and try your best to maintain a healthy weight? Do you also engage in exercise and other physical activities on a regular basis? Sometimes even if you do all of these things, you are still not satisfied with the way your body looks. While areas like your stomach may not necessarily have a lot of fat, it still might not be toned in the way you would like. One reason for this is that it is difficult for the stomach muscles to contract in a way that allows them to reconstruct.

If you have tried every kind of exercise possible and you still don't have a flat stomach or it's not toned the way you would like, you may want to try a procedure called EMSCULPT. If you would like to know more, here are the answers to three frequently asked questions.

1. How Does EMSCULPT Work?

EMSCULPT is a body contouring procedure that helps build muscle in the body. Besides toning the stomach, this procedure helps tone the buttocks, calves, arms, and thighs. During EMSCULPT, electromagnetic energy forces the muscles to contract.

These contractions are different than the ones that occur during most types of exercise. The contractions help the muscles to reconstruct themselves and burn fat more easily. During one session, the procedure is equivalent to 20,000 crunches or squats.

2. Can Anyone Get EMSCULPT?

Not everyone is a good candidate for EMSCULPT. Candidates for the procedure should not be more than 30 pounds from their ideal weight. These people might not necessarily get the results they want to. Women who are thinking about becoming pregnant should not consider EMSCULPT, either. This is because the stomach goes through many changes during pregnancy, and the results probably won't be optimal.

The FDA has not approved EMSCULPT for women who are pregnant or nursing. Women who plan to get pregnant or are already pregnant should wait until after they are done breastfeeding to consider EMSCULPT. Good candidates for the procedure should also be confident that they can maintain their muscle mass after the procedure.

3. How Much Does EMSCULPT Cost?

One session of EMSCULPT normally costs anywhere from $750 to $1,000. Most people need at least four treatments in a two-week time span for optimal results. This means the cost for EMSCULPT can get up to about $4,000. The cost is dependent upon the part of the body that's being worked on, the doctor doing the procedure, and the location of the clinic.