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 2 to 5 small skin incisions (5mm). There is minimal to no collateral damage to normal structures (nerves and blood vessels). 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.
Liposuction with Dr. Ditesheim does not require general anesthesia.
Recovery is incredibly quick; many patients return to work the day after getting liposuction. You’ll see results immediately, with very little post-op swelling
Depending on the patient, most can expect to pay $4,500 to $15,000 for Aquashape Liposuction
AquaShape™ vs. Traditional Liposuction
Aquashape is unique in using water pressure to free up and remove fat. It is a gentler approach to permanent fat removal. Traditional liposuction often uses large, sharp destructive cannulas to break up and remove the fat. Other popular liposuction techniques (Smart-Lipo™, Power Lipo™, Tickle Lipo™, Laser lipo) use heat or supplemental energy to destroy fat before removal. These techniques create more damage to surrounding normal structures. More collateral damage is the reason for more bruising and swelling. For most Aquashape patients, there is minimal to no bruising 24 hours after the procedure.
AquaShape for Men
Liposuction is the gold standard for removing unwanted, excess fat and improving shape. Unlike non-surgical fat reduction, which can only reduce the total number of fat cells in an area, with liposuction a surgeon can remove precisely the amount of fat desired, sculpting a naturally smooth shape. For men, it is most effective in the following areas:
AquaShape for Women
AquaShape Liposuction can help women deal with stubborn areas of extra fat. Using a focused water jet, Aquashape helps women regain their curves in the following areas:
"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!
The consultation is a confidential time for you to meet with Dr. Ditesheim and his team. He will answer your questions, examine you and give you a customized plan to best achieve your goals for body sculpting. Plan to spend one to one and a half hours at our office. At your consultation, you will be given exact fees for your procedure and detailed instructions to prepare for the procedure and aftercare. The cost of the consult will be applied to your surgical fees.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aquashape Liposuction
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.
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.