Unlock Your Best Shape: The Science of Body Sculpting

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, TN, our body sculpting treatments refine your appearance by adjusting areas that might have unwanted bulges or lack muscle tone. This process involves treatments that reshape these regions and provide a more sculpted and smooth silhouette.

We offer a variety of body sculpting options to better serve our patients in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. During a consultation, we provide all the necessary information about available treatments and allow you to make an informed decision without pressure. As a full-service medical spa, we combine our expertise in skincare and aesthetic services to deliver comprehensive care and satisfactory results.

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting refers to aesthetic treatments that reshape the body. These treatments focus on specific areas, like the abdomen or thighs, allowing for detailed sculpting that traditional methods like weight loss might not achieve. With options ranging from heat-based fat reduction to muscle stimulation, these methods work to sculpt a firmer, more toned body appearance for our patients in Oak Ridge. 

How Body Sculpting Differs From Traditional Weight Loss

Traditional weight loss involves reducing overall body weight through diet, exercise, or medication and impacts fat uniformly. In contrast, body sculpting specifically targets localized fat deposits without affecting other areas, providing a more contoured and aesthetically pleasing shape. These treatments provide this localized effect for more than just fat and also impact muscles and skin tissues.

Key Components of Body Sculpting

  • Fat Reduction: Fat reduction techniques selectively diminish fat cells in areas like the belly, thighs, or arms.
  • Muscle Toning: Muscle toning in body sculpting is achieved through treatments that stimulate muscle contractions. This process enhances muscle definition and increases the overall metabolic rate, contributing to a more toned appearance even when at rest.
  • Skin Tightening: Skin tightening treatments complement fat reduction and muscle toning by firming loose skin, often resulting from weight loss or natural aging. Using energy-based technologies, these treatments promote collagen production and tissue healing.

Types of Body Sculpting and the Science Behind Them


EMSCULPT NEO is a body contouring treatment that is unique in its combination of muscle toning and fat reduction. Two different non-invasive technologies work together for a fast and comfortable body contouring session.

The Technology Behind EMSCULPT NEO

Each EMSCULPT NEO body sculpting treatment involves radiofrequency heating (RF) for fat reduction and high-intensity focused electromagnetic fields (HIFEM+) for muscle stimulation. The RF energy heats fat cells enough to promote cell death without harming the skin. The HIFEM energy causes the muscles in the area to contract, which forces them to become stronger and more toned even after one session. Both types of energy help each other, causing local fat metabolizing and improved muscle recovery.

What to Expect During an EMSCULPT NEO Session

During a typical body sculpting session with EMSCULPT NEO, our Knoxville-are patients lie down in a comfortable position while we place the paddles on the skin. We secure them in place and then turn on the device. We monitor the devices for correct placement throughout the process while our patients relax. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes, during which RF and HIFEM+ energies work simultaneously. Sensations are comfortable and include localized warmth and the sensation of tightening muscles. 

Target Areas and Results

EMSCULPT NEO provides results in key areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and thighs. Patients typically observe initial improvements within a few weeks, with optimal results becoming evident two to three months post-treatment as the body naturally eliminates disrupted fat cells and grows stronger muscles.

EvolveX Transform

EvolveX Transform is a comprehensive treatment that provides many benefits for our Knoxville and Oak Ridge patients in one easy appointment. It uses different technologies and modalities to contour areas like the stomach, bra line, or buttocks and is particularly suited for larger areas.

The Technology Behind EvolveX Transform

This advanced body sculpting technology integrates multiple modalities to target fat, tighten skin, and tone muscles. Radiofrequency energy is used to heat the tissues of the treatment area, breaking down adipose tissue and contracting skin. Electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS, is also used to stimulate the muscles in the area, making them more toned.

What to Expect During an EvolveX Transform Session

An EvolveX Transform session is a hands-free and non-surgical body contouring treatment where patients are able to relax as the device works to reshape their body profile. Typically lasting about 45 minutes, these sessions provide these benefits without any recovery time. 

Morpheus8 Body

Morpheus8 Body is a body sculpting treatment that uses microneedling combined with radiofrequency energy to target deeper layers of skin and fat. This technique is designed to remodel and contour the body beyond what traditional methods achieve and offers improvements in both skin texture and fat distribution.

The Technology Behind Morpheus8 Body

This non-surgical body contouring approach uses microneedles to create little perforations in the skin. Even though the microneedles do not tear or damage the tissues, the body perceives the microchannels they create as injuries and sends fibroblasts to start the healing process. This results in more collagen and elastin in the treatment area. 

At the same time, fractional radiofrequency technology is being used to promote even more collagen production and coagulate tissues. This is effective for healing stretch marks, tightening loose and sagging skin, and promoting overall skin texture. The radiofrequency energy also remodels fat in the area, liquifying small amounts of fat and making the texture and tone of the skin more even.  

What to Expect During a Morpheus8 Body Session

A session with Morpheus8 Body typically lasts about an hour, depending on how large the area to be treated is. Our patients in Knoxville and Oak Ridge feel a warming sensation as we move the device in sections over the skin. We manage discomfort through topical anesthetics and other strategies. There is sometimes some redness and sensitivity on the skin after treatment, but this doesn’t usually prevent our patients from being able to right back to their normal activities.

Target Areas and Results for Morpheus8 Body

Morpheus8 Body is versatile in its application, treating areas like the abdomen, legs, arms, and buttocks as part of a comprehensive body contouring treatment plan. Results include tightened skin, reduced fat, and improved overall appearance. Optimal outcomes are typically observed after a series of treatments, as the skin gradually becomes firmer and more toned.

Ideal Candidates for Morpheus8 Body

The ideal candidates for Morpheus8 Body are individuals who wish to address sagging skin and excess fat with a non-surgical solution. It is particularly effective for those who have mild to moderate skin laxity from weight loss, pregnancy, or other causes.

Shape and Tone Your Figure With Body Sculpting in Oak Ridge

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, we offer body sculpting solutions for patients in Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and the surrounding area. We meet your aesthetic goals in a setting that reflects our core values of integrity, excellence, kindness, and compassion. Our treatments leverage the latest technology in a secure, welcoming environment, and each patient receives effective results while experiencing the warmth that defines our practice. We believe beauty is enhanced by the supportive relationships we foster and the compassionate care we provide. To learn more about how we can assist you with your aesthetic goals, please contact us online or call us at (865) 294-4114.

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