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We're the only plastic surgery practice in Charlotte with AquaShape Liposuction

You can get rid of your lovehandles today and be enjoying your better body by next week! AquaShape liposuction gently removes unwanted fat deposits and sculpts smoother, more attractive proportions with a much shorter recovery than typical liposuction.

Why AquaShape is better:

  • Many AquaShape procedures can be performed using local anesthesia
  • Incredibly quick recovery: most patients return to work or school after just 1 or 2 days
  • The results are superb and look amazing after just a few days—virtually no bruising or swelling
  • Dr. Ditesheim is the only plastic surgeon in Charlotte performing AquaShape liposuction

All About AquaShape Liposuction

Water assisted liposuction reduces deposits of unwanted fat, sculpts a more attractive and adds natural contour in an area. By targeting the areas that bother you most, liposuction can help you feel more comfortable in clothes and confident in your appearance.

Despite the recent deluge of fat reduction treatments appearing in the news, we believe liposuction remains the most effective fat reduction procedure for most patients.

AquaShape: Superb liposuction results with minimal downtime

Dr. Ditesheim uses the AquaShape by Body-Jet® when performing liposuction. While it’s Dr. Ditesheim’s skill and highly trained aesthetic eye that helps him achieve beautiful, natural looking results, the AquaShape allows him to achieve it much more gently.

How AquaShape Works

Through tiny incisions, Dr. Ditesheim removes unwanted fat cells and sculpts a better shape. Using the pulsating action of a controlled water spray, the fat cells can be gently separated from the surrounding normal tissues, so the unwanted fat can be removed from the body more easily and your new shape sculpted more naturally.

Less trauma to the body means minimal swelling, minimal bruising and quicker and predictable recovery. In fact, the technique is so gentle that the fat can be used in fat grafting for facial rejuvenation or even breast and buttock augmentation.

“The outcome!! I had aquashape lipo on my stomach after having a baby. It had made me 100% more confident in myself. The staff is amazing! I was 100% comfortable the entire time. They make sure you are completely satisfied and do everything they can to make you comfortable.”


Jeffrey Ditesheim

As a premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Ditesheim is worth knowing. Learn more about his background and practice, and please call us with any questions.

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What can AquaShape liposuction help me treat?

An extremely versatile procedure in terms of treatment area, AquaShape can help you lose unwanted fat nearly anywhere on the face or body, even small areas like the knees, between the breast and underarm or under the chin. Liposuction can also enhance the results of other plastic surgery procedures by sculpting a seamlessly smooth, natural contour.

The precise contouring possible with AquaShape makes it perfect for sculpting an improved contour throughout the lower body, helping to remove love-handles, muffin tops, and saddlebags while ensuring your proportions look natural throughout.

Liposuction can be an excellent solution for reshaping the buttocks with or without a fat transfer. By removing excess fat from the areas surrounding the buttocks, such as the lower back, hips, and inner and outer thighs, Dr. Ditesheim can sculpt an aesthetically pleasing shape that also enhances your curves.

We find AquaShape to be ideal for delicate areas such as the face and neck, helping to achieve a beautifully natural contour to the jawline with virtually undetectable scarring. The technique is so gentle that the removed fat can be immediately used for facial fat grafting to enhance the jawline or restore volume to the cheeks or lips.



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AquaShape Liposuction for Breast Enhancement

Dr. Ditesheim can also use AquaShape to reshape the breasts, by reducing unwanted breast fatty tissue for a breast reduction without scars.

AquaShape can also be used to transfer fat to replace lost volume in the upper pole of the breast, reducing the need for breast implants in certain patients.


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Why liposuction still rules for effective fat reduction

Lots of new fat reduction treatments promise little downtime, but what results can you expect? Non-invasive technologies like CoolSculpting® reduce the absolute number of fat cells by a modest amount. But will a minimal change in the muffin top or a slightly smaller tummy be enough to get you feeling comfortable in a bikini? Liposuction can dramatically reduces fat in an area while also sculpting the body. Compare CoolSculpting & liposuction patients side by side

More aggressive procedures that use laser to melt fat (Zerona®, SmartLipo®) can actually destroy other tissues in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells.

The heat from the laser does melt fat but also requires more healing from the surrounding tissues. Think of the “heat” you feel with a sunburn. Now imagine that on your inside layers. Not too pretty, is it?

Other technologies that use high energy, like ultrasound (Vaser®) or radio-frequency energy (Tickle-lipo®) or even vibratory energy (traditional Power-Assisted Liposuction®) all remove fat cells but are traumatic to the surrounding tissues and consequently require more healing time.

Learn more at a personal consultation with Dr. Ditesheim

If you live in or plan to travel to the Charlotte, NC area and are interested in AquaShape liposuction, contact us today.

At a personal consultation with Dr. Ditesheim, you can get a better idea for how liposuction with AquaShape can help you enjoy a slimmer and shapelier body.

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What’s the splash all about with water liposuction?

Am I a candidate for the AquaShape procedure?

You are a candidate for the AquaShape procedure if you are healthy but have stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. It might be “love handles,” male breasts or belly for men, or “muffin-top,” tummy, arms, or thighs for women. The secret is that AquaShape is really all about shaping, not weight loss.

Do I need anesthesia?

You can have the AquaShape procedure without general, sedation, or IV anesthesia. Of course, if you shape several areas at the same time or don’t want to be awake, you can choose sedation anesthesia, administered under the professional care of our board-certified anesthesiologist.

Is AquaShape different from traditional liposuction methods?

During the AquaShape procedure, your unwanted fatty areas will be gently flushed away. By gently removing the fat, AquaShape avoids the aggressive and traumatic actions of traditional and power-assisted liposuction. This means significantly less bruising and swelling, with lower medical risk and virtually no downtime.

How long is the recovery period after AquaShape?

Your recovery depends on many factors; including how much fat is removed and what parts of your body are treated. In most cases, your downtime is minimal (plan to take off 1-2 days). Since you don’t need anesthesia for small areas, you may be able to go directly to lunch after the procedure. For men, back to work next day or in two days is the norm, with pain medicine needed for 1-3 days.

How much does AquaShape cost?

Because nothing is more important than your safety, all AquaShape procedures are performed in our private, AAAASF-accredited operating suite. You will be attended to by our highly experienced surgical team, each with 16 years experience in plastic surgery. That means that the nurse that you talk to at the consultation will be at your side for each step of your experience. The cost depends on your areas of frustration and your body.

To help you with planning, if you wanted a flatter lower tummy and didn’t want or need anesthesia, the AquaShape procedure would cost $4500 (inclusive of all fees). With financing, monthly outlay would be $95 over 60 months (*CareCredit financing).

How does AquaShape work?

If you have trouble areas of stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, AquaShape can help. AquaShape is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure. The gentle method of water-assisted liposuction will give you superior body contouring results. AquaShape reduces medical risk and minimizes downtime. And, since AquaShape permanently removes fat cells in the treated areas, you can expect outstanding body contouring with long-lasting results.

Who can I talk to about the AquaShape procedure?

To find out if AquaShape is right for you, come and talk to me about your frustrations and I will put together a plan that is right for you and your body; ask for a private consultation with Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim. You can see before and after AquaShape pictures or read about the experience in our Patient Stories section.

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Discover the difference at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, and schedule a personal consultation to discuss your vision, hopes, and dreams. We listen, we care, and we are here to help you have a positive experience, with results that are beyond your expectations. Schedule your private consultation to find out more.


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