Jeffrey Klein M.D. Dermatologic Surgeon
Dr. Jeffrey Klein is a dermatologic surgeon practicing in San Juan Capistrano and Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Dr. Klein is listed a Diplomat for the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to Dr. Klein has completed a National Institute of Health Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, as well as advanced degreesin mathematics and biostatistics.
As a result of his scientific training, he was able to invent the technique for tumescent local anesthesia and tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia. Dr. Klein first described the tumescent technique for liposuction at a scientific meeting in 1986 and published his result in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 1987. Prior to 1986, all liposuction surgeries were done under general anesthesia, were associated with significant surgical blood loss and prolonged post-operative recovery of two or more weeks.
The advent of tumescent liposuction permitted liposuction to be done totally by local anesthesia with virtually no blood loss. Within a few years tumescent liposuction became the worldwide standard of care. If you go to Google and search for “Jeffrey Klein Liposuction” you will encounter more than 10,000 listings. More than 800 surgeons from around the world have traveled to San Juan Capistrano to attend Dr. Klein’s tumescent liposuction course known as Liposuction 101 (see www.liposuction101.com). In addition, Dr. Klein continues to be active in research and teaching at the University of California, Irvine and Riverside campuses.
Safety and patient comfort are Dr. Klein’s highest priority. The potential dangers and risks of liposuction are associated with general anesthesia, excessively large volumes of liposuction done on a single day, and combining liposuction with other unrelated procedures. Dr. Klein’s tumescent liposuction avoids all these risks factors. Dr. Klein’s patients are all fully conscious. There is no general anesthesia associated post-operative nausea and vomiting. Patients typically return to work in one to two days and need only wear postoperative elastic support garments for one to five days after surgery. Only acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is used for post-operative analgesia.
Today tumescent liposuction continues to be the world’s safest and most comfortable form of liposuction with the quickest recovery and best cosmetic results. Safety is Dr. Klein top priority. Experience has shown that Dr. Klein’s tumescent liposuction is safer than laser liposuction and ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL).