AquaShape Liposuction for Women in Charlotte

Women who are healthy, who exercise and take care of their body 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 2 to 5 small skin incisions (5mm).  There is minimal to no collateral damage to normal structures (nerves and blood vessels).

Quick Facts


Have a liposuction procedure without general anesthesia.


74% of the female patients were off narcotic pain medicine within 3 days.


For most women, the Aquashape investment will range from $4500 to $14,000.

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.

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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Do I Need Anesthesia?

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.

"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!

Female's body before and after aquashape liposuction, left angle

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.

Enhanced Results

Aquashape can enhance the results of a tummy tuck by sculpting the hips and waist.

Accredited Facility

Because nothing is more important than your safety, all Aquashape procedures are performed in our private AAAASF accredited operating suite.

Patient Experience

The nurse that you talk to at the consultation will be at your side at each step of your experience. You will be seen the day after surgery and then at intervals during the first year to assure you have the best experience.

“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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Recovery After AquaShape

For smaller areas return to work in 1-3 days is expected. For larger women or when more fat is removed 5-7 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.

Call to Schedule a Consult Regarding AquaShape Lipo for Women in Charlotte

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.

About Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a board-certified plastic surgeon with 23 years of clinical experience, specialized in  cosmetic plastic surgery.  He is committed to providing you with the very best care.  By bringing you innovative techniques like Aquashape, you can now have the shape you always wanted with a quicker, easier recovery. The team at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is mature, experienced and passionate about providing you with the best experience every step of the way.  We welcome your call and look forward to meeting you. 

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