VASER Shape"d"!!!! - Washington, DC

I am a 30 year old healthy and active mother of...

I am a 30 year old healthy and active mother of two. Over the past couple years, despite my efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle and after having a couple of kids, I've become quite self conscious about my belly. Albeit I am relatively slender, I definitely have a little extra in my midsection.

At this point in my life, I'm really not interested in having a tummy tuck, which is what I thought I truly needed (I do have some stretch marks and loose skin). After doing a ton of research on various means of liposuction and non-invasive body shaping, I discovered VASER Shape. I was leaning towards/considering CoolSculpting until my good friend had a horrible experience and changed my mind.

I consulted with a lovely practice in Washington DC. After going through the various pros and cons of surgical vs. non-surgical; VASER Lipo (liposuction) vs. VASER Shape, I decided to try the VASER Shape as a first step. I was told that this procedure is 100% non-invasive, no pain and no down time. My physician also informed me that I most likely would require 4-5 treatments to get to the point where I was satisfied with my results. He told me that I could expect to see gradual results over the course of the treatment series which would take place weekly. He also told me make sure and drink lots of fluids and water post treatment as this would ensure that my body metabolizes the fat quickly. These were the only instructions that I was given.

I had my first treatment done on 11/7/11. OMG!!!! This was the GREATEST experience EVER! Not only was the treatment incredibly relaxing (felt like a hot rock massage), but my results SHOCKED me! In my very first treatment, I lost 2" from my midsection! My clothes were literally falling off me. My belly absolutely changed in a matter of 45 mins!! My husband was literally shocked at my results! See my pics below for my first treatment results. I have now had a total of 3 treatments and am absolutely thrilled! I am down 2 dress sizes! This is exactly what this momma needed. I can't wait to treat my thighs and saddlebags next!!!!

Ruff Plastic Surgery

Wonderful staff, informative and sweet physician, beautiful office. Made me feel like I was a celebrity.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'm wondering too. Was the $2700.00 for all your treatments total? How many treatments did you get?
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I also tried VASER Shape @ Ruff but through one of their nurse practitioners, who is wonderful. I've had four treatments, and we will probably do measurements this week. No photos, sorry.

I definitely notice a nice difference. While the NP is a little hesitant to inner thighs (the results are not as dramatic as other areas like love handles and stomach), I wanted to do my lower inner thighs. I'm currently a size 8 on the bottom and 4-6 on the top. It doesn't matter if I was still 18 and a size 2 and playing sports and running 20+ miles a week, I've always had some chunk around my knees. I have trouble with most tall boots fitting around my upper calf/lower knee area. I'm getting married in a few months and wanted to feel as good as possible going into the wedding and honeymoon.

VASER Shape definitely slimmed it down more than I thought! After two treatments, we could both see new definition in my lower inner thighs, just above my knee. After my last treatment, I could notice more improvement. When I sat indian-stye/cross-legged, you could see dimpling on my inner knees. Now, it is significantly reduced, if not completely gone.

I do think another two treatments would be amazing, but the cost is making me hesitate. The treatments are pricey, but if you have an area that is really bothering you - and you have realistic expectations - it can be worth it. You need to maintain your weight and stay healthy, so if your weight tends to yo-yo up and down, I wouldn't recommend this procedure.

I tried CoolSculpt on my stomach at another (very reputable and well known) DC doctor's office and was not too impressed with the results. I also tried another procedure there that was quite similar to the VASER Shape. While I didn't see a change in inches/size, I did see a noticeable change in cellulite - overall reduction on my thighs and a smoother appearance.
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Hello DC Bride. U said that u had a previous procedure done that helpd cellulite, but not inches. What procedure.was that? Thats what i need
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Hi BrookeB, would you be willing to upload some updated pics so people can see how you are shrinking through the process? This is pretty new so I think people will be very interested in results especially since you're so pleased. Thanks!

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I was so excited to try a procedure that didn't cause pain. I def. noticed a difference after 4 treatments. I felt so good. Unfortunately, since then (9 months ago) I've been very unhappy with the "after" results. I have not gained any weight but I have more body fat than EVER before on my abdomen. I paid $3500 and I'm so disappointed.
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Hi there did you get massages with the treatment?? obvious question aswell, do you workout and did you still stick to a good diet? thank you
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Hey Brooke, its been a couple weeks & I've been curious how your results have been holding up. Would love to hear an update from you when you get a chance. :)

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I'm doing great! My I lost a total of 5 inches from my mid-section and am down 2 dress sizes and even needed to have some of my new jeans altered. My last treatment was about a month ago. I didn't have to change anything about my lifestyle- I'm just maintaining. I'm at the point where I'm thrilled with my abdominal results. I couldn't be more thrilled; this procedure did exactly what Dr. Ruff and his staff said it would do and then some!

As soon as I save up a little more cash, I want to have some other body parts treated. I highly recommend this treatment to ANYONE! You see results immediately; the treatment feels GREAT; results get better and better each time; AND results are LASTING! I made it through the holidays without any problem! AMAZING!
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Wow, that's unbelievable! I certainly wouldn't have expected to hear about that dramatic of results without surgery. Glad you are so pleased :)

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Wow definitely a noticeable difference!

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This was for the treatment series of 4.
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Glad to hear you were happy with your results!

Was the $2,700 for a single treatment, or for the series that your doctor thought you would need?

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