Aquashape Liposuction in Charlotte North Carolina

AquaShape can help you lose unwanted fat, get the shape you envision, and gain the confidence that gives you an edge in your personal & professional relationships.

For Men and Women

Dr. Ditesheim, MD, FACS is proud to offer AquaShape Liposuction to both men and women to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Consultations and appointments are conveniently offered to patients in Charlotte North Carolina.

Quick Facts


Most areas of the body can be sculpted using this procedure.


Recovery is quick and patients can return to work or school the next day.


Base costs range from $4,900 to $15,000 depending on the individual. This will be discussed at your consultation.

AquaShape for Men

AquaShape Liposuction can be a great procedure for concerns facing men including:

  • Chest
  • Abs
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Calves

AquaShape for Women

AquaShape Liposuction can help women deal with stubborn areas of extra fat. Targeted areas include:

  • Tummy
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Back-bra rolls
  • Arms

State-of-the art, on site surgical suite located in Charlotte, North Carolina

Our suite is certified with the highest level of accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF).

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Jeffrey A. Ditesheim, MD, FACS


Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly-accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.

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"Thanks to Aquashape, I have CURVES Again!"

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 love the way I look now. I have curves again and a flat stomach. Thank you Dr. Ditesheim!


“I finally look on the outside how I feel on the inside. I am so glad I did the surgery - the results are so natural, but I feel like a new woman! Dr. Ditesheim is incredible.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is AquaShape better than liposuction?

AquaShape is a water-assisted liposuction device that simultaneously removes fat through liposuction and processes it to be re-injected for fat augmentation elsewhere on the body. In this sense, it is performing two jobs at once, which traditional liposuction does not do.

How long is recovery 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.

Is AquaShape safe?

Yes. Having been proven safe and effective in numerous clinical studies, AquaShape is a gentle and minimally invasive way to contour the body for long-lasting results.

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 long has Dr. Ditesheim performed 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Isn’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.

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Not every plastic surgeon in Charlotte is equal in natural talent and ability. To create truly excellent results in plastic surgery requires an eye for beauty and a personal dedication to helping the patient achieve what they envision. Whether you’re interested in liposuction, a facelift, tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery, Dr. Ditesheim offers an artistic approach that his patients love.

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