At Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, we offer AquaShape™ liposuction in Charlotte, NC, as an alternative to the traditional surgery. This advanced liposuction procedure is an excellent way to get rid of excess fat, obtain your ideal shape, and become more confident in your own skin. Dr. Ditesheim is highly skilled in this aqua shaping procedure and can listen to your goals to create the best treatment plan for you.
Using a focused water jet, Dr. Ditesheim separates unwanted fat and then permanently removes it from the body through a long hollow tube (cannula). There are usually two to five 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 in Charlotte to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Consultations and appointments are conveniently offered to patients.
Liposuction with Dr. Ditesheim does not require general anesthesia.
Recovery is incredibly quick; many patients return to work the day after getting water 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
Common Treatment Areas for Women and Men
Women who are healthy, exercise, and take care of their body but have extra fat in the tummy, thighs, hips, back, or arms are excellent candidates for AquaShape™ liposuction. This procedure helps women regain their curves in the following areas:
When you meet with Dr. Ditesheim, you can discuss the parts of your body you want to address with this surgery and how best to achieve your goals.
"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!
AquaShape™ is unique in using water pressure to free up and remove fat. It is a gentler approach to permanent fat removal. Traditional liposuction surgery 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.
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 results as AquaShape™. It is not possible for these “non-surgical” methods to be selective in superficial or deep fat removal or to sculpt the body.
Do You Need Anesthesia for the AquaShape™ Procedure?
Because AquaShape is a gentler technique, it is reasonable to have the procedure awake. For women in Charlotte who had AquaShape liposuction as the sole procedure, 40% of the procedures performed with women awake (without general anesthesia). This allows return to work the same or next day or after the weekend. General anesthesia is always an option if you prefer to be asleep and pain-free or for longer procedures.
Recovery After AquaShape™
If you are only having small areas of your body treated, return to work in one to three days is expected. For larger women or when more fat is removed, five to seven days may be needed to return to work. Minimal bruising is anticipated.
Some swelling is normal and will gradually resolve over the first 2-3 months. Each person’s body is different, but being in good physical condition can minimize recovery. Larger women who have more fatty tissue removed can experience longer healing periods.
Consult with Dr. Ditesheim About AquaShape™ Liposuction in Charlotte
The consultation is a confidential time for you to meet with Dr. Ditesheim and his team. He will answer your questions about AquaShape™ liposuction in Charlotte, examine you, and give you a customized plan to best achieve your goals for body sculpting. Prepare to spend one to one and a half hours at our office.
At your consultation, you will be given the exact fees for your procedure and detailed instructions to prepare for the surgery and aftercare. The cost of the consult will be applied to your surgical fees.
The whole experience from start to finish exceeded my expectations. Dr. Ditesheim did an outstanding job, I was very impressed by his skill and attention to detail. The staff was awesome, I was well taken care of. The results of the Aqua Shaping was incredible and immediate. I really do not think about the area anymore only to be happy it's gone! almost no downtime or bruising. The pain was minimal and tolerable and the results were immediate. I would do this again to another area without hesitation. The cost was very reasonable.
Frequently Asked Questions About AquaShape™ Liposuction
Is AQUASHAPE™ better than liposuction?
AquaShape™ is a water lipo 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.