CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that can help you sculpt and refine stubborn problem areas that aren’t responsive to diet and exercise.

Phoenix CoolSculpting

What is CoolSculpting?

Our Phoenix CoolSculpting treatment is a revolutionary fat reduction procedure that is completely non-invasive. This FDA-cleared treatment is a state of the art method that rids the body of resistant fat that diet and exercise have failed to remove.

It is fantastic for notorious “problem areas,” including stubborn muffin tops, thigh bulges, spare tires, and back fat.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists and is a clinically proven procedure with thousands of satisfied patients. It freezes away unwanted fat using vacuum pressure to pull the targeted areas between cooling plates.

The body then begins a process called cryolipolysis, which kills the frozen, unwanted fat cells without harming the surface of your skin. This breakdown of fat takes place over a period of two to four months and gradually leads to a reduction in the size of the treatment areas. Here at Dr. Shapiro's Paradise Valley Skin Klinic, we offer some of the best results in CoolSculpting Scottsdale and its surrounding areas have available.

There are no needles or lasers involved in the CoolSculpting procedure, and the entire experience is very comfortable. In fact, many of our Phoenix clients watch TV, answer emails, work on their laptop, or listen to music during their appointment. After the treatment, you will be free to return to your normal daily routine right away.

Common treatment areas

  • Love handles (muffin tops)
  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra fat (back fat)
  • Upper arms

What to expect during your procedure

At the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic in Scottsdale, our goal is to deliver the best CoolSculpting in Paradise Valley and its surrounding areas. Your procedure will be done in one of our private therapy rooms, while you lie comfortably on the treatment bed.

To begin, we will gently place a gel pad and CoolSculpting applicator on your skin. Once the treatment starts, you will feel a cold sensation, followed by slight tingling, pulling and tugging. These effects will only last for a short time. As the procedure continues, your skin will become numb to the cold temperatures and you will not feel any pain or discomfort.

These effects will only last for a short time. As the procedure continues, your skin will become numb to the cold temperatures and you will not feel any pain or discomfort.

Within about five minutes, you will be able to talk on the phone, read, use your computer, or watch TV. You may experience temporary redness, bruising, or mild discomfort in the treatment area, though these effects will subside very quickly.

Once the CoolSculpting session is complete, your body will immediately begin the process of collapsing the fat cells and naturally processing them from your body. This process typically takes about two to four months, at which point you will see your final results.


As a non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction procedure, there isn’t any downtime associated with CoolSculpting. As such, you will be free to return to work and resume your normal daily routine right away.

How long is the procedure and how many sessions will I need?

CoolSculpting is performed in “cycles,” with each cycle taking about an hour and covering one area. A full 60 minutes is typically required for the tissue to reach the correct temperature that will result in cell death. Typically, separate cycles are needed for the upper and lower abdomen (each one hour) and each flank requires separate hourly cycles.

Most of our patients require two to three Phoenix CoolSculpting sessions, however it is possible to achieve your ideal results with just one treatment. Ultimately, your treatment plan will be customized based on your ideal end result and how much fat you currently have.

Are you a candidate?

Our team can help you determine if CoolSculpting fat reduction is right for you during a private, complimentary consultation at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic™. Typically, the best CoolSculpting candidates are:

  • In good overall health
  • Close to their ideal body weight
  • Committed to a healthy diet and exercise plan

In general, we recommend CoolSculpting to Scottsdale men and women who are generally healthy and fit, but have stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. The procedure is not appropriate for patients who are more than 30 pounds overweight, as it is not a weight-loss surgery.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 27 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Your safety is our number one priority. Please know that we join our community in taking advised precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. For the time being we are planning on continuing practice as usual, with some additional precautions.

We have always routinely wiped down our office and patient exam chairs with medical-grade sanitizing wipes. We will expand this to include door knobs, toilet and faucet handles and will have hand-sanitizer available to you at check-in.

No staff will be allowed to come to work with a cough or fever, or if they have had contact with anyone with confirmed Coronavirus. We kindly ask for the same considerations from you. If you have any flu-like symptoms or have recently traveled, please call the office to reschedule your appointment.

We appreciate your flexibility as we will be limiting routine follow-up appointments over the next few weeks and ask patients to not bring friends and family members to their appointments to avoid the amount of patients we have in the office at one time. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please call and let us know.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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