I had Coolsculpting on both my love handles (small applicator) and my lower abdomen (large applicator) a week ago. I have 3 kids and have always had a potbelly, even when I'm at my thinnest. The process itself was pretty painless, the suction was a little surprising at first and it took a few minutes but then it was painless.
After the procedure it felt weird, your fat is literally frozen like a stick of butter on your body. The first 3 days were fine, a little odd sensation in the areas and a light reddish bruise, but no big deal. Starting on day 3 my lower abs became so swollen, sore and tender; forget skinny jeans, I'm wearing leggings and a big sweater, even loose jammie pants give a funky nerve sensation. Taking Tylenol helps but I wish I had something stronger for nighttime. My sides are totally fine, no pain, a little swelling and I think I already see some results there.
I'll review again in a few weeks.