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You don’t need surgery to reduce those stubborn fat bulges that don’t respond to exercise and healthy eating. Dr. Dominic and his team offer nonsurgical fat reduction with the CoolSculpting® procedure in Tampa, FL. We are a CoolSculpting Certified Practice, which means your treatment will be performed by a highly trained and experienced practitioner.

To find out more about cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, please request a complimentary consultation online or call our office at 813-328-1217. We look forward to helping you improve your appearance and your confidence.

patient photos before and after coolsculpting procedure

How It Works

CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-cleared treatment that was developed by Harvard scientists. It uses a process called cryolipolysis to target and destroy fat cells underneath the skin by literally freezing them. Because fat cells, such as belly fat, are more sensitive to cold than other tissues, the fat cells freeze while surrounding tissues are unharmed. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally processed by the body, leaving treated areas slimmer.

infographic of the coolsculpting process


We can use CoolSculpting to reduce distinct areas of fat just about anywhere it collects, including:

  • Abdomen, including a belly, love handles, or muffin top
  • Under the chin
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper back

If your main concern is a double chin (submental fat), KYBELLA® may be an effective, nonsurgical alternative to CoolSculpting.

Expertise with Injectables

Dr. Dominic Castellano uses the palette of cosmetic injectables with an impeccable attention to detail, improving each patient's appearance with a customized treatment plan. In the hands of a skilled injector, products such as BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, and Restylane® can minimize wrinkles and create attractive, natural-looking contours.

Your Injectable Options


Good candidates for CoolSculpting are women and men who meet the following criteria:

  • Want a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction
  • Have areas of unwanted fat
  • Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
  • Have good skin elasticity

While CoolSculpting is great for reducing fat, it doesn’t tighten lax skin. Patients who want to firm the neck may benefit from non-surgical ThermiTight® treatments.

Are you frustrated that no matter how healthy you eat, how much you exercise, you just can’t seem to be able to get rid of your muffin tops, love handles, and belly pooch?*

Your CoolSculpting Procedure

We perform CoolSculpting as an office treatment in our private and comfortable CoolSculpting suite. Treatment of each area takes 1 hour. We begin the treatment by placing the appropriate-sized applicator over the targeted fat bulge. When the machine is activated, patients feel firm pressure, then intense cold for about 5 to 10 minutes until the area becomes numb.

Our CoolSculpting patients often spend their procedure time watching TV, reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing. Once the treatment time is complete, the applicator is removed and another area may be treated if desired.

Dr. Dominic Castellano

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-neck surgery), Dr. Dominic performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck exclusively. His expertise and exceptional outcomes earned him the 2019 Top Doc award for facial plastic surgeon by Tampa Magazine.

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Since CoolSculpting does not involve anesthesia, incisions, or stitches, no downtime is needed after a treatment. It is normal to experience temporary side-effects, such as mild redness, bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in treated areas.


Results appear gradually, as treated fat is naturally flushed out of your body. Our patients typically see improvement starting a few weeks after their treatment with most dramatic slimming between 1 to 3 months. Results last indefinitely when you continue your healthy habits.

Many patients get the results they want with just a single treatment. Others return for additional treatments or to treat other areas.

Review our CoolSculpting FAQ page and patient videos for more information about this innovative body contouring procedure.

Next Step

Call (813) 328-3596 today to set up your free, no obligation consultation or use our online form. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan personalized for you.

Coolsculpting Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Good candidates for CoolSculpting are those who typically have distinct bulges of fat in certain areas that they’d like to get rid of.  We offer free one on one in office consultations to deem the best treatment for your body type.

How long is each treatment?

The duration of each treatment is one hour per area.  However, many patients elect to have multiple treatments in multiple areas.  We have a special CoolSculpting suite where you will receive your treatment – you may watch a movie or show on a flat screen tv, read a book, work on your laptop or iPad, or simply take a nap!

How does the treatment work?

Our CoolSculpting expert will position the device on your body;  then the device will draw the bulge of fat between the cooling panels;  you will feel a firm pulling sensation as the bulge is pulled into the panels and then you relax for an hour!  It’s really that simple.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?

This treatment is completely non surgical and typically you may return to your activities as soon as the treatment is completed.  Some patients can experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area.  This is only temporary and will completely resolve itself. Often times, patients receive the treatment before work or during their lunch hour.

How soon can I expect to see results?

Since the fat cells are crystallized, your body will need time to rid and flush out the dead fat cells from your body and your results will not be visible immediately.  Typically, patients start seeing results as quickly as three weeks after the treatment.  The most dramatic results occur between the first and third month after the treatment.

Will the results be permanent?

Absolutely!  Of course you’ll still have to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but your results will remain stable and long lasting!

How much does it cost?

Each individual is different and we will develop your specific plan during your free one on one consultation with our CoolSculpting Expert.  The number of treatments can vary based on the number of areas, size of the bulges and your goals!  Treatments start at $700.

What are the benefits of  CoolSculpting vs Liposuction?

CoolSculpting is ideal for individuals who are looking to lose those stubborn fat bulges such as lower abdomen fat and love handles that diet and exercise just can’t get rid of.  There is absolutely no surgery, no needles, no bandages and no time off work required.  Liposuction is a complicated surgery that requires significant downtime and can pose significant risks and costs to the patient.

It’s safe, FDA-cleared and effective.­­ Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.

What will the results be? (View Our Before & After Photos)

Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs.

What happens during the treatment?

To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Are the results permanent?

During CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.

How do I get started?

Call today to set up your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan.  813 638-0159

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