Rebecca identified four areas that could be reduced in size by CoolSculpting: my right and left flanks (love handles) and the areas on either side of my navel. At $750 per area, the treatment isn't cheap, but then neither were all the gym memberships and fancy running shoes and the pain of avoiding beer and pizza for years.
"Each area takes an hour, but we can do your right flank and your left belly at the same time then switch," she said. "After the hour, I'd remove each of the applicators and massage the treated area. The massage can really improve the end result though it can feel pretty weird."
There's that word again.
"How... weird?" I asked.
"Well some people find it really ticklish and can't stop laughing," she said. "Other people experience discomfort, but if they do it's temporary."
Slender Rebecca then told me that she knew this because she'd had CoolSculpting in several spots herself. She told me that there was no down time to the procedure, though I would experience a little swelling and redness around the treated areas over the next week or two, as well as some numbness that may not fully subside for two weeks or longer.