FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2014) – Dr. Patrick Flaharty, M.D., Britten Stine, ARNP and Debbie McDonald, PA of Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa will have an article published in an upcoming issue of INSIGHT, the journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.

The article, Selective Reduction of Fat using Cryolipolysis “Fat Freezing” includes information on this clinically proven non-invasive procedure for selective fat reduction.


“This freezing of unwanted fatty bulges has proven consistently effective in reducing the fat content by approximately 20 percent with each treatment,” said Dr. Flaharty. “Repeat treatments to specific areas results in a further reduction of the remaining fat cells.”

Cryolipolysis was FDA cleared in September 2010 for reduction of fat in the abdomen and flanks (love handles). The procedure involves applying an applicator to the targeted area. Once applied, the machine is activated creating intense suction, and the roll of skin and fat are sucked into the applicator. The nonsurgical procedure is reliable, well tolerated by almost all patients and has no downtime.

INSIGHT is published quarterly, and the Azul team’s article will be published in January.

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