It seems no one is immune to the issue of unwanted fat. Even those among us who are overall very fit and lead a healthy lifestyle.Dr. Capizzi’s longtime patient Lindsay came to him with a problem: unwanted fat. Yes, Lindsay. Lovely Lindsay is a former cheerleader and dancer. She gets mental workouts every morning on the radio with Ace & TJ. And she works out regularly. Lindsay leads a healthy lifestyle. But stubborn abdominal fat has resisted all her hard work.

Lindsay decided to try the Capizzi Method of CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment the freezes away unwanted fat during in-office treatments. The Capizzi Method is an accelerated approach that minimizes the number of office visits and speeds up fat loss. Lindsay graciously agreed to let us track her CoolSculpting® journey. You’re invited to join us now!

Lindsay is a former cheerleader. She exercises regularly. Her new passion is interval training! She reports that her metabolism has slowed since her early 20s (whose has not!) and, as a result, she’s plagued by unwanted abdominal fat. She is not a candidate for liposuction or tummy tuck, also specialties of Dr. Capizzi. For Lindsay, CoolSculpting® is the solution.

Let’s get started. Nurse Abby Benson begins treatment by placing a cooling gel pack on Lindsay’s tummy. This ensures Lindsay’s skin is well protected from high temperatures. CoolSculpting® freezes fat, destroying fat cells not skin.

Next, the CoolSculpting® applicator is applied. Nurse Abby Benson expertly applies it to the treatment area. Lindsay feels a squeeze and a pulling sensation and, of course, cooling. While slightly uncomfortable, this demonstrates CoolSculpting® is working.

The CoolSculpting® treatment lasts 1-2 hours. Watch a movie. Bring work. Lindsay chose to Tweet about her experience!

During treatment, Stillwater even serves a light snack. No surprise: it’s healthy!


When CoolSculpting® treatment is completed, the applicator is removed and the area is massaged, as shown above, by R.N. Abby Benson. Most patients comment that this part of the procedure is uncomfortable, as one might expect the massage of very cold skin might be. This is normal and it passes.

Lindsay left her Friday afternoon CoolSculpting® appointment to start a fun weekend. During weekdays, she’s up at 3AM to appear on the Ace & TJ show. She covets the weekends when she can stay out late and sleep in. The CoolSculpting® treatment did not dampen weekend fun.

As for results, CoolSculpting® FREEZES away unwanted fat. The next step is your body’s. Over the next weeks, Lindsay’s body naturally disposes of the frozen fat cells as it would any other waste. This fat does not come back. It is permanently destroyed.

Mark your calendar! We’ll have regular check-ins with Lindsay over the next few weeks AND a “big reveal” in July to see her final results.