High Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation For Body Contouring

One of the newest additions to the non-invasive body-contouring procedures is the High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation or HiFEM. HiFEM is a high intensity focused electromagnetic technology that was introduced in 2018. This procedure targets fat reduction and strengthening of the muscle simultaneously. This technology delivers focused electromagnetic fields into the treatment area, which causes supramaximal muscle contractions. HiFEM can achieve an increase in muscle thickness through a significant reduction in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT). In comparison to most traditional minimally invasive or invasive body contouring procedures, HiFEM also targets underlying musculature. Something to keep in mind is that the shape, form, and volume of the underlying muscle is also very highly responsible for the visual results afterward. 


Currently, for surgical and non-invasive procedures that are geared towards body contouring and fat reduction, patients are required to have well-defined bulges for a safe and ultimately successful safe treatment. Patients with lower BMI aren’t usually the best candidate for other body shaping procedures. HiFEM allows doctors to target subcutaneous fat as well as underlying muscle and tones the treatment area, resulting in the highest efficiency visually and physically. 


High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation has the advantage of the high-intensity electromagnetic field that it creates. Therefore, no electrical stimulation is needed, which means the probabilities of burns and pain is very low. Moreover, the HiFEM technology works to the advantage of triggering ‘supramaximal involuntary contractions’ that results in muscle growth and reduction of subcutaneous fat tissue. On the other hand, the electrical stimulation provides concentrated energy superficially, which affects the nociceptors (pain receptors) to activate, causing extensive pain and limited efficiency overall. 


HiFEM technology mimics the natural action potential of nerves that lead to muscle contraction. The magnetic stimulation innervates the motor neurons, resulting in muscle contraction. HiFEM is developed to deliver contractions that contribute to body contouring using high intensity in a short period. 


According to the article Body Shaping with high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology, “A true advancement for aesthetic use came with the introduction of the high-intensity focused electromagnetic procedure.” Dr. Judson Brandeis, MD, an expert in sexual medicine and male rejuvenation in San Ramon quotes, the HiFEM technology “acts as a 

functional and aesthetic consequence” and intensifies “core strength in the foundation of overall physical strength”. Studies show that this procedure has shown improvement for areas such as the pelvic floor, which proves to have significant therapeutic benefits in both male and female patients. 


If you have further questions about HiFEM technology or want to schedule a consultation, call our office at (609) 587-9944 or e-mail us at info@sleep-wellness.org.  








Anuva Nabiha Anuva is a Boston University undergraduate studying neuroscience in the premedical track. She believes in the importance of mental health in the healthcare system and wants to focus on overcoming the bias against BIPOC in medical science.

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