FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2014) – Dr. Patrick Flaharty, M.D., of Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa announces that the practice has purchased two additional CoolSculpting® machines for its Bonita Springs office, making it the only medical spa in the Bonita Springs/Estero area to offer the revolutionary fat-freezing service.

CoolSculpting® is the nonsurgical body contouring treatment that freezes away stubborn fat.

“CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary treatment that is very popular with our patients, as it doesn’t require any needles, surgery or downtime,” said Dr. Flaharty. “We pride ourselves on being the ultimate resource regarding the latest techniques and technologies available for both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic rejuvenation.”

CoolSculpting® targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet cannot achieve as quickly or as effectively. The procedures don’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, the FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen while healthy skin cells remain healthy. Knives, suction hoses, and needles are not used, thus resulting in zero scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from the body.

Each treatment lasts one hour, and patients usually see a noticeable reduction of fat, an average of 20 to 24 percent, and fully realize the effects in a few months, mainly because it takes that long for the body to naturally dispose of the fat cells.

Azul Medical Spa’s Bonita Springs office is located at 23451 Walden Center Drive, Suite 400. Appointments are now being accepted at that location for CoolSculpting® services.

Dr. Patrick Flaharty is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery and recently published a 21st century guide, Look Younger Now: Fillers, Face Lifts and Everything in Between. He is available to speak to civic, business and other community groups.

Dr. Flaharty has performed more than 20,000 surgical procedures in his 20-year career in Southwest Florida and has achieved the reputation as a premier facial cosmetic surgeon. He specializes in hidden-incision face and neck lifts, small-incision endoscopic brow lifts, eyelid lifts, fat transfer, laser skin rejuvenation, advanced skin care and nonsurgical rejuvenation including the liquid face lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin®, facial fillers including Restylane®, Juvederm®, Artefill®, CoolSculpting® and Exilis Elite™.

Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa also features a complete line of medical-grade, chemical-free makeup and skin care formulations that provide faster skin penetration, sun protection and enhanced cellular activity for improved skin tone and texture.

Azul Medical Spa includes two Southwest Florida office locations: 13470 Parker Commons Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort Myers and 23451 Walden Center Drive, Suite 400 in Bonita Springs.

For more information, call 239-415-7576 or visit