As far as the procedure goes, yes, it definitely is cold, but the worst it gets is a numbing feeling. For me, the only part that was a bit uncomfortable is when they massage the area after the treatment, but it's definitely more than tolerable. The treatment took two hours because they used one applicator on each side to cover as much area as possible of my lower tummy. I watched a movie during the procedure so time went by quickly (it was even a nice escape from my kids, I never get to watch a movie alone!). My abdomen did feel number after the procedure for about 2-3 weeks. It was a strange feeling for it to be numb, but I wasn't in any pain. I was able to go back to work immediately and take part in all of my usual activities including working out, lifting & holding my kids up etc. Things I know I couldn't have done if I had surgery of any kind.
My results are really good after just 1 treatment and I'm very happy with my overall experience with CoolSculpting at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health. I've attached a before photo which I took right after the procedure that day (you can see the markings on my belly) and the after is a picture 1 month later after 1 treatment. You can see that my lower belly is less rounded and flatter just after one month. I'm so happy that I could get this result without any surgery and without having to miss a day of work. Very easy and worth the money. I highly recommend for people with small problem areas that they'd like to flatten out.