Yesterday was Day 1 (1 of 3 sessions) CoolSculpting.
Session 1 4/13 Abdomen
Session 2 4/14 Flanks & bra fat/lower back
Session 3 4/18 Upper Arm & inner thigh
Easy! I had upper + lower ab area done a few days ago and this was nothing. Somewhat like someone slightly pinching the fat on your arm.
The massage after the procedure also not bad at all. 100% tolerable.
Now we need to see whether or not it will make a difference. I'm not looking for a radical difference (not realistic) just looking to exercise my "right to bare arms" without concern.
Now it's 7hrs after the procedure no pain or discomfort at all. Taking Advil and Arnica Montana only and wearing an ace bandage on each arm to compress the area.
1- I've read tons of reviews here regarding the pain during the procedure. On a scale of 1-10 the pain was approximately 2-3 overall. The first 5 mins are the worst of it. Once you get through the first 5 mins it gets more and more tolerable. I actually feel asleep during some parts of it.
2- Definitely bring your phone or tablet etc and watch Netflix or do anything that will be a diversion while the machine works at on you. It really helps get you through it. I went into the procedure anticipating the worst pain ever and I was so relieved it wasn't as bad as I thought. For me, the most difficult/painful part was the massage after the aesthetician peels the device off. But again, it's only for 5 mins.
3- I was quite sore, numb and swollen after I was all done but again, it was tolerable and I knew that would be the case going in. I walked 2 miles home after the procedure and went shopping etc. without any issues.
Day 2 post ab CoolSculpting
I slept through the night ok (thankfully) I woke up still very swollen, numb with some bruising. My abdomen lower belly is very sensitive to the touch. Don't really feel up to any strenuous exercise but will walk a couple miles today to keep the blood flowing. I also plan to wear a support garment for the next few weeks as I've read and heard that it will help improve the results (along with drinking lots of water, good diet and exercise).
I hope this helps :)