Coolsculpting Chevy Chase MD - The West Institute
Coolsculpting Chevy Chase MD - The West Institute

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CoolSculpting Chevy Chase

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Dr. Tina West proudly offers CoolSculpting, a revolutionary cooling technology to reduce areas of unwanted fat gently and effectively.

It’s like lipo, but without the surgery!

Shape what you see without surgery or downtime with CoolSculpting, a safe, time trusted technology developed at Harvard University that freezes fat cells, causing them to die and be eliminated by your body, naturally, over several weeks.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical, non-invasive fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise.

Noticeable, natural looking fat reduction in treated areas can be seen within three weeks, with the most notable improvement within three months!

The results are proven and long-lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.

CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting Safety


CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.


Thousands of specialists have undergone in-depth training and certification to ensure your safety. CoolSculpting treatments are performed only in a medical office under the supervision of a licensed professional to guarantee the highest standards of care.


CoolSculpting systems are the only controlled cooling devices that are designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.

CoolSculpting Fat Freezing

CoolSculpting Benefits

  • Average of 25% fat-layer reduction after one treatment cycle – in some areas up to 40%!
  • Harvard-developed technology delivers precisely controlled cooling to targeted fat cells, leaving skin unharmed.
  • Frozen fat cells gradually die over time and are naturally processed by your body. No one will know you’ve had “work done!”
  • Patients typically resume normal activities the same day and no compression garments need to be worn.
  • Non-invasive. No cutting, no suction, no hoses, no needles, no numbing cream or anesthesia needed and no downtime!


The West Institute was Chevy Chase, MD’s first CoolSculpting certified practice!

Reshape Your Body with CoolSculpting

Eliminate twice the fat in half the time!

The CoolSculpting procedure has been shown safe and effective for eliminating stubborn fat from:

  • UPPER ABDOMEN (fat roll below ribs)
  • MIDDLE ABDOMEN (above belly button)
  • LOWER ABDOMEN (below belly button)
  • BIKINI AREA (suprapubic)
  • FLANKS/WAISTLINE (“muffin top” “love handles”)
  • OUTER THIGHS (saddle bags)
  • LUMBAR ROLL (fat roll above buttocks)
  • BANANA ROLL (fat roll below buttocks)

CoolSculpting Petite

CoolSculpting for Arms

The newest member of the CoolAdvantage family of applicators, the CoolAdvantage Petite, treats the upper arm in just 35 minutes and comes with two interchangeable contours customized to treat the unique shape of the upper arm area.

CoolSculpting Before & After Photos

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Courtesy of Dr. Gilly Munvalli

Am I a CoolSculpting Candidate?

The CoolSculpting procedure can help both women and men get rid of those stubborn bulges for good.

The non-invasive treatment works on those pesky love handles that nobody really loves and even that double chin you see in the mirror every morning.

Click here to schedule a consultation to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.

CoolSculpting Maryland

Where can I get CoolSculpting near me? It’s a common question that many patients ask when they’re considering fat elimination.

The West Institute is located in Chevy Chase, MD, just a few steps from the Friendship Heights metro station on the red line–easily connecting patients from Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda and more local cities.

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CoolSculpting in Chevy Chase

The Latest and Greatest Body Contouring Procedure

CoolSculpting seems to have taken the cosmetic treatment world by storm, and for good reason. The concept itself can be quite surprising to people, and even sound miraculous or improbable.

Freeze my fat off? Really?

But the treatment has strong science behind it, has consistently shown to have great results, and comes wit a host of advantages that make it eminently accessible.

But to understand the treatment fully, it’s worth going into some of its history and the way it works.

Popsicles, Dimples, and Horse Rides

It’d be no exaggeration to say that the way the fundamental mechanics of CoolSculpting were discovered were a sort of coincidence. A couple of strange observations, pieced together into a basic principle with far-ranging implications.

First, scientists noticed that children who ate popsicles as children tended to have dimples. The dimples were the result of the popsicles killing small pockets of fat cells on their faces.

This realization was combined with another case study, in which a woman rode a horse naked through a blizzard. Barring the oddness of that endeavor, another interesting effect occurred due to her horse ride: she had lost fat on her thighs.

And thus a basic scientific phenomenon was discovered. Cryolipolysis.

The Cold and Fat Cells

You might be wondering what role the cold plays in all this. The answer is actually quite simple.

Fat tissue is less resistant to cold than other types of tissue. Temperatures that are too low for fat to survive are perfectly tolerable by other tissue, such as muscle and skin, even if they might feel uncomfortable.

Therefore, so long as the fat can be exposed to this temperature consistently, the fat, and only the fat, will be damaged and killed, and eventually filtered through the body’s lymphatic system, while the rest of the patient’s body will be perfectly untouched.

CoolSculpting is basically the optimized version of this process. Before you start grabbing ice packs from the freezer, you should note the sophistication of CoolSculpting technology.

Not only are the applicators freezing off your fat — they’re also monitoring the temperature to optimize the levels of fat reduction while not harming your tissue.

If this seems like a miracle already, there’s even more reasons why this treatment is so effective.

The Myth of Spot Reduction

If you’ve ever done hundreds of crunches in vain, you’re not alone. Something individuals who are new to exercise might not know is that there’s no such thing as spot reduction.

You can’t burn the fat on your abs by doing crunches. You can burn fat globally by doing crunches, and you can potentially build muscle in your abs by doing crunches.

When you do global fat reduction as well, you’re also simply reducing the size of cells. Not killing them.

The big implication in all of this is that treatments like CoolSculpting do one very special thing that weight loss and exercise don’t. They contour.

A treatment like CoolSculpting, which can reduce fat in an area by 25 percent, fundamentally reshapes your body. Because it is a targeted form of fat reduction, you can lose the fat in a problem area, reshaping it to something more aesthetically pleasing.

In fact, even if you do put on weight, your shape will be resilient because your fat still distributes globally.

While individuals may be predisposed to distribute fat in certain areas, the overall proportion of your figure will be changed, generally for good.

And when combined with diet and exercise, Chevy Chase CoolSculpting can do an amazing job of taking them through the last steps of their journey, and taking the last few inches off their waist line.

About Dr. West

Dr. Tina B. West, founder of the West Institute, has served as a consultant and injectable trainer for Allergan and Galderma, training other physicians in advanced treatment techniques using Restylane, Perlane, Scupltra and Dysport as well as Botox.

Dr. West is a board-certified Dermatologist and leading expert in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and body contouring procedures.

About KaT Butterfoss, RN

KaT is a Registered Nurse and a graduate of Georgetown University’s Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.  She also has a BS in Psychology from Penn State and is a licensed esthetician.

KaT has over 10 years of experience in the skin care industry and is passionate about expanding her knowledge of new technologies and treatments in cosmetic nursing.  She strives to provide her patients with high quality, individually-tailored skin care services.

KaT is also proud to be a new mom having welcomed her first child, Chase Alexander, in August of 2015.