I had Zeltiq in the stomach and love handle areas. This review pertains only to the stomach area. The love handles were very easy and painless.
The gel pad they place on you is extreamly cold. The actual machine is a little painful when it is being attached. It's a strong pulling sensation. After about 5 minutes, the pain went away. I did notice some swelling after the procedure and some serious itching for about a week.The numbness is almost gone and starting to feel like real skin again.
It's been almost 2 weeks from the procedure date and I am starting to feel normal again. My stomach is back to the size it was before the procedure. I am hoping it will be a lot smaller after the 3 to 4 month period.
As I stated earlier I had no problems in the love handle areas at all. No swelling, itching or numbness.