Trail Blazer: Dr. Jeffrey Klein

“Prior to 1986, all liposuction surgeries were done under general anesthesia and were associated with significant surgical blood loss, as well as prolonged post-operative recovery of two or more weeks,” states Dr. Jeffrey Klein, a dermatologic surgeon who practices in San Juan Capistrano, CA and is the inventor of Tumescent Liposuction. “When my patients started asking me about liposuction, I felt there was too much risk involved with the standards at that time and began to research how I could develop a faster and safer technique, with more predictable results.”

Dr. Jeffrey Klein

With that in mind, Dr. Klein went on to develop what is now commonly referred to as the Tumescent Liposuction Technique and so began what is  considered to be the gold standard of liposuction performed totally by local anesthesia, and with virtually no blood loss. Within a few years tumescent liposuction became the worldwide standard of care. If you do a google search for “Jeffrey Klein Liposuction” you will encounter thousands of listings. More than 800 surgeons from around the world have traveled to San Juan Capistrano to attend Dr. Klein’s tumescent training course known as Liposuction 101. www.liposuction.com. Many people ask: “How did he think of that?” Dr. Klein tells us that like many industry leaders and trail blazers he saw a problem and sought a solution. “There was a real need and desire on the part of the patient to look physically better and liposuction was their answer. As a medical doctor, my priority was to provide a safe and effective environment for the patient. The solution I came up with has now become a world-wide phenomenon and an application that has developed into other areas of medicine.” Dr. Klein has developed his single technique into a multitude of business opportunities, blazing the trail for both himself, and other doctors he has trained worldwide. Klein created HK Surgical, a company that distributes specially designed liposuction equipment and cannulas, as well as aspirators, positioning pillows, absorbent pads, post-care garments and OR accessories. Dr. Klein continues to blaze the trail and is active in research and teaching at the University of California, Irvine and Riverside campuses. Patient safety and comfort are Dr. Klein’s highest priorities and it is the mandate that all of his medical products are modeled.

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