During CoolSculpting, your love handle will be placed into a suction applicator, which delivers targeted cold temperatures. The idea is that the fat cells are damaged by the cold, they rupture, and your body gradually absorbs them. Treatment takes about an hour per area, and patients report discomfort from the cold. Afterward, some complain about intense pain, or uneven areas where the freezing took place. Others say they were able to get on with whatever they normally do with next to no downtime.