Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

Fort Myers Office

13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bonita Springs Office

23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 415-7576

Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Naples Office

1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

We Have a Non-Invasive Way to Get Rid of Batwing Arms (No Needles, No Surgery, No Downtime!)

By Cathi Kennedy-Campbell – Azul Office Manager

Everyone has those areas of stubborn fat that, no matter what diet we’re on or what exercise we do, we just can’t get rid of them. One of the more annoying places is Woman's arm showing muscleunderneath the arms. Commonly known as “batwings” (catchy, huh?), they can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. There are, of course, surgical options, but those can be very invasive and require lengthy recovery times. Thankfully, we now have another solution that will get rid of those wings without surgery.

Introducing CoolSculpting. You’ve likely heard our team talk a lot about CoolSculpting, since Dr. Flaharty was one of the first physicians to bring it to Florida some time ago now. But CoolSculpting remains one of our most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for getting rid of pockets of stubborn fat for good reason — because of its simplicity and effectiveness. When CoolSculpting first hit the market, it was used to treat the inner thighs and belly fat. Later, the technology was refined even further, with a new device known as the CoolMini, which enabled the sub-dermal fat beneath the chin to be treated effectively (no more double chin). Now at Azul, we continue to refine our methodology for treatment, and we have started using CoolSculpting to eliminate the fat under the arms.

So exactly how does CoolSculpting work? Years ago, Harvard researchers discovered that fat cells are far more sensitive to cold temperatures than are other types of tissue. By using a special applicator, CoolSculpting delivers intense cold energy to your fat cells, destroying them, while leaving your surrounding tissue undamaged. Your body will naturally eliminate the fat for you as it does with any other kind of damaged cells over the course of a few weeks. After a CoolSculpting treatment, your body will naturally eliminate the fat for you!

It is an incredibly simple procedure that you can easily do over the course of your lunchtime, about thirty minutes per arm. With the CoolSculpting handpiece, we suction up the fatty area under your arms and place it between two cooling plates. It isn’t painful, and there is actually very little discomfort during the treatment. It’s just feels a little bit cold, like an ice pack. All you need to do is relax and watch. After the procedure, there might be a little redness of the skin, but aside from that, there aren’t really any side effects. Within just a few weeks, your former “batwings” will start to melt away all by themselves. For many patients, just one treatment is all they need.

It can be incredibly frustrating to work and work… and not see improvement in noticeable areas like under the arms. But with a mixture of CoolSculpting and regular exercise, you can watch those areas tighten up, and all of that work will finally pay off! As an extra bonus, for the month of July, we are offering 20% off our CoolSculpting treatment! If you’d like to hear more about this special saving, or CoolSculpting in general, just check out our website at, or give us a call at (239) 415-7576. We would love to answer any questions you may have about this or any other of our non-surgical procedures. Hope to speak to you soon!


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