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.

CoolSculpting®

Model ImageStubborn fat is a common struggle for many of us, despite calorie counting and plenty of time at the gym. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution with CoolSculpting. At our Naples-Fort Myers, FL practice, Dr. Patrick Flaharty and our team use this completely non-invasive procedure to reduce those trouble spots on the abdomen, on the thighs, and under the chin in brief, comfortable treatments.

Curious about how Dr. Flaharty and the team at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa can help you look your best? Request a consultationRequest a consultation using our online form, or call the office directly at (239) 415-7576.

How CoolSculpting Works

At our practice in Naples-Fort Myers, CoolSculpting is one of the most effective and popular innovations in recent years. The system is based on the principle that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold than other cells. Harvard researchers discovered that when they delivered cold energy to a fatty area, the skin and other tissues would be unharmed, while the fat cells would be damaged. The damaged cells would then slowly die off, and the body would naturally metabolize them.

The CoolSculpting system uses this science to its advantage by delivering intense cold to a targeted area of a patient’s body from the outside without any incisions. Patients can target their abdomens, flanks (“love handles”), hips, thighs, double chins, and backs to melt fat away. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are close to their goal weights but have some stubborn fat in these areas that they would like to reduce.

Your Procedure

You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for a CoolSculpting session at our Bonita Springs or Fort Myers locations. Treating a single area takes about an hour, so CoolSculpting is often referred to as a “lunchtime” procedure. During the treatment, Dr. Flaharty or a member of our team apply the CoolSculpting handpiece to the area you want to target. The device uses vacuum suction to pull a section of bulging, fatty tissue between cooling plates. Then you simply sit back and relax.

The treatments are very comfortable, with most patients likening the sensation to the numbing cold of an ice pack. Patients usually pass the time reading, using their laptops or tablets, or even napping.

See the results for yourself with our real patient before-and-after photos.

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A Solution for the Double Chin

A double chin is a common concern among both men and women. The CoolSculpting system includes a specialized applicator called the CoolMini™ with a unique design that fits snugly on smaller areas where patients want to reduce stubborn pockets of fat. Besides the neck, the CoolMini can freeze fat in the underarm areas and at the knees. The applicator uses the same CoolSculpting technology to eliminate fat and create a slim contour.

We also offer KYBELLA® injectable treatments for a double chin. Dr. Flaharty can help you decide which nonsurgical treatment is best for you.

A Gradual, Lasting Result

Immediately after treatment, your skin may be slightly red or tingly in the targeted area, but these effects fade within a few hours. You can return to your regular activities immediately.

Results will not be visible right away; they will develop over the course of 2 to 3 months, with some improvement continuing for up to 6 months as fat cells gradually die off and are naturally flushed away. Most patients see a fat reduction of about 20% to 25%, and a single treatment is all many people need.

Patients tend to be very excited as they watch their fat slowly melt away. Once the fat cells die, your body will not replace them with new ones. Your remaining fat cells can still expand, however, so it’s best to keep up a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.

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