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VASER Shape Clinical Study…College Road Trips

Posted on September 18th, 2012
Posted by Julene

Summer is over…
School is well underway…

My girls are riding their hearts out…Kaitlyn won 8th place out of a very large division of qualified riders at the American Eventing Championships in Atlanta last weekend, winning 8th place out of over 80 riders from across the country…Go Kaitlyn and Buck!  A year and a half ago, her father, trainer and I all offered to trade Buck in on a newer, more forgiving version of horseflesh, but Kaitlyn convinced us there was a “winner in there”, and she was determined to get it to come out…so we persisted.  Sometimes our kids do have the answers (or maybe it’s blind faith), and if we can allow ourselves to follow their wisdom and instinctual desire every now and then, that willingness to let nature take its course (btw…when, in our formative years, do we “learn” to become such control freaks?), sometimes things just seem to work out.  Anyway, Buck certainly found his way into just the right teenager’s heart…I still think he could easily have ended up in the circus…

Kaitlyn’s twin sister Lexie is transitioning toward a higher level eventing horse, and while lovingly finding the will to part with her first “dream horse”, is showing us a level of maturity and patience that we hadn’t realized she’d even learned. 

Even though their father and I have had a full 16 years to prepare for this time…thinking about careers and colleges is here.  I love to say it is the time I’ve been “dreading” since they were born…the day they will leave…but do kids EVER really leave anymore?  Anyway, it is an exciting time too, and they are so excited about what lies ahead, so I am trying to get into it as well.  Every weekend we go somewhere really cool to think about whether we could really be happy students there and achieve the best we can be, we investigate the “fit”, and then we come home again and wonder if it will really all be okay.  The family is supposedly coming up with a plan for mom’s survival when the girls leave home together…I hope it involves more horsey time for me…

And here in the office we are preparing to begin the first clinical VASER Shape study.  The study will begin at the end of October and will hopefully provide more definitive data regarding how the technology works so well, and at the same time, shed new light perhaps on upcoming innovative design change which would further improve results.  Many of you may have seen the article in the fall issue of Her Scene this month comparing VASER Shape with CoolSculpting.  The reader can form their own opinion, but having had both treatments myself, I can tell you that we are very pleased with our decision to incorporate VASER Shape into our body sculpting options and would make the same decision now regarding which technology to choose…a full 24 months following our original selection date…VASER Shape is still the best noninvasive body contouring technology…results are achieved faster and with fewer treatments (and more comfortably) than any other noninvasive technology.  This will be born out by the clinical study, and we hope to have results to share soon.  We are still accepting study pateints at this time, so if you know of interested patients, tell them to call us to be included in an upcoming evening informational seminar about study participation.

The office surgical menu is expanding once again…many of you may know that the office has acquired the new VASER 2.0 device, which incorporates improved internal ultrasonic capabilities for liposuction, comfortably performed here in the office setting, while also simultaneously allowing the fat harvested to be immediately available in injectable form to enhance areas such as the face, lips or other muscle groups for enhanced definition (High Def Lipo with fat injection).  We also continue to offer eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) to pateints who would like the convenience and cost savings of having surgery outside the surgery center setting.  Inquire about an office consultation if you are interested in our office surgery offerings to see if you would be a candidate!  

We are also planning a Holiday Open House for Wednesday December 5th, so stay tuned for more details about that or call Cynthia to be placed on the guest list.  We will be showcasing surgical and nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation, and breast and body contouring enhancement techniques, as well as live demonstrations of popular procedures, including VASER Shape.  There will be skin care and injectable product vendors on site, and lots of door prizes and festive refreshments!

Laters followers!

Julene