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AquaShape Liposuction

Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is the only plastic surgery practice in Charlotte with AquaShape™ liposuction. Why? Because it's better.

Here's why:

  • Gently removes unwanted fat deposits
  • Sculpts smoother, more attractive proportions
  • Offers shorter recovery, typically just one or two days
  • Can be performed using local anesthesia
  • Virtually no bruising or swelling

AquaShape gently removes excess fat through tiny incisions to sculpt a more attractive shape. 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 precise contouring possible with AquaShape makes it perfect for sculpting an improved contour throughout the body, helping to remove love handles, muffin tops and saddlebags. This versatile procedure can be used to reduce unwanted fat nearly anywhere on the body, including:

  • Tummy
  • Hips
  • Inner/outer thighs
  • Back-bra roll
  • Arms
  • Lower Back

AquaShape is also ideal for the delicate face and neck areas, beautifully defining the jawline with virtually undetectable scarring. This versatile procedure can be used to reduce unwanted fat nearly anywhere on the body, including smaller areas, such as under the chin or knees.

What patients are saying about AquaShape™:

“I'm in my late 50's. I've worked out six days a week since I was 22. But age put my belly, love handles and thighs to a place where I could not get rid of it... Aquashaping is amazing. I am so happy, I cannot even believe it. I went to work on day 3, walked 1 mile on day 5, went running on day 9… I am wearing shorts and cute little tops that I haven't worn in 15 years! However, the doctor is the key! My only regret is "Why did I wait so long to do this?”

Wearing clothes from 15 year ago - I could not be happier! - Posted RealSelf: 5 Sep 2017

“I am a 54-year-old lady looking to get back into dating and needed some confidence! I had the AquaShape/water shaping lipo. What a difference! I had several areas done: upper and lower abdomen, inner and outer thighs, back and bra rolls. I did the procedure under local anesthesia only… I love the way I look now. I have curves again and a flat stomach. Thank you Dr. Ditesheim!”

I have CURVES again! - Posted RealSelf: 5 Apr 2017

“I have had both AquaShape and Dysport treatments with Dr. Ditesheim and could not be happier with both. He is knowledgeable, an artist and answers all questions. Dr. Ditesheim cares about his patients - their questions and satisfaction. I wouldn't go anywhere else!”

A true artist! - Posted Realself: 7 Feb 2018

“It has been over 5 years since I have tried and failed to minimize the "baby pooch" on my belly after pregnancy. I am a healthy, exercise nut over 50 mom who finally had tummy tuck recently... Dr. Ditesheim is the leading expert of this - as evidenced by many friends who recommended him... Dr. Ditesheim is professional and thorough, before, during and after the procedure.”

Over 50 and loving my belly! - Posted RealSelf: 27 Jan 2017

Am I a candidate for the AquaShape procedure?

Women who are healthy, exercise and take care of their bodies but have extra fat in the tummy, thighs, hips, back-bra roll or arms are excellent candidates for AquaShape.

How long has Dr. Ditesheim been performing the AquaShape™ procedure?

Dr. Ditesheim has one of the largest experiences with AquaShape, with 642 procedures in the last seven years. The majority were women (68%) ranging in age from 19 to 73.

Why does Dr. Ditesheim offer the AquaShape™ procedure when other doctors don't?

Dr. Ditesheim was looking for a technology that was different from all other liposuction; one that would deliver sculpted results and a faster recovery. AquaShape also provides the option to have a liposuction procedure without general anesthesia. Many physicians perform liposuction, some are plastic surgeons, others are not. Many do not think of fat removal as a "real procedure," and they promote unsafe techniques at discount prices. Poorly executed, liposuction can be dangerous and the results disfiguring. AquaShape liposuction is a sculpting tool that creates more feminine curves, with minimal scaring and an easier recovery.

How does AquaShape work?

Using a focused water jet, unwanted fat is separated and then permanently removed from the body through a long hollow tube (cannula). There are usually two to five shallow skin incisions and there is minimal to no collateral damage to the nerves and blood vessels.

How is AquaShape different from traditional liposuction methods?

AquaShape is unique in using water pressure to free up and remove fat. This is a gentler approach to permanent fat removal. Traditional liposuction often uses large, sharp destructive cannulas to remove the fat. Other popular liposuction techniques use heat or supplemental energy to destroy fat before removal which creates more bruising and swelling.

Aren't "non-surgical" injections or freezing fat better?

"Non-surgical" approaches include laser (SculpSure™), chemical injection (Kybella™) or freezing (Coolsculpting). These methods destroy very small amounts of fat but create significant bruising, swelling and possible permanent nerve injury. Non-surgical fat treatments do not produce the same sculpted results as AquaShape.

Do I need anesthesia?

Because AquaShape is a gentler technique, it is reasonable to have the procedure while awake. For women who had AquaShape liposuction as the sole procedure, 40% were performed while the women were awake (without general anesthesia). This allows patients to return to work the same or next day or after the weekend.

How long is the recovery period after AquaShape?

For smaller areas, returning to work in one to three days is expected. When more fat is removed, five to seven days may be needed to return to work.

How much does AquaShape cost?

For most women, the AquaShape investment starts at $4,500. The cost depends on your areas of frustration and your body. For example, AquaShape for the lower tummy without general anesthesia will start at $4,500 for a 1-hour procedure.

The next step: Call us!

Want to learn more about AquaShape? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim and his team. He will answer your questions, examine you and give you a customized plan to best achieve your goals.

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