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).
Jeffrey Klein M.D. – Curriculum Vitae
|Name:||Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD|
|Office Address:||Capistrano Surgicenter Building
30280 Ranch Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
|Office Telephone:||(949) 248-1632|
|Office FAX:||(949) 248-9339|
|Birth Date:||August 13, 1944|
|Place of Birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|Languages:||English, Spanish, French|
|Clinical Professor||Dermatology||University of California, Irvine|
|Adjunct Professor Statistics||University of California, Riverside|
|University of California, Riverside||BA||Mathematics||1962-67|
|Université de Paris||Mathematics||1967-68|
|University of California, San Diego||MA||Mathematics||1968-71|
|University of California, San Francisco||MD||Medicine||1972-76|
|University of California, Berkeley||MPH||Biostatistics||1971-72|
|University of California, Berkeley||Epidemiology||1976-77|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Internal Medicine Resident||1977-80|
|University of London, Institute of Dermatology||Dermatology||Mar-Apr 1980|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||Dermatology||May-Jun 1980|
|University of California, San Francisco||NIH Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology||1980-81|
|University of California,Irvine||NIH Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology||1982-83|
|University of California, Irvine||Dermatology Resident||1981-84|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||1980|
|American Board of Dermatology||1984|
|American Board of Cosmetic Surgery||1989|
|OTHER CERTIFICATIONS||Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support|
|PRESENT ACTIVITY||Private Practice: Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.|
|PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT||California Emergency Physicians, Inc.,Emergency Room Physician 1979-1985|
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- Dermatology Foundation
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- International Anesthesiology Research Society
- International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
- Orange County Medical Association (OCMA)
- California Medical Association
- American Medical Association
- Surgical Infection Society
- 2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery President’s Award
“Outstanding & Unique Contributions to Dermatologic Surgery and The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- 2088 American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) EnvisiON Award for Life Time Achievement.
This award is to recognize physician leaders who through their original research have redefined the speciality of Cosmetic Dermatology and whose contributions have had a much larger and deeper impact in the Cosmetic world as a whole.
Leadership In Professional Societies
|Founding Secretary||American Society for Mohs Surgery||1994|
|President||Orange County Society for Dermatology||2003-2004|
|Chairman||Department of Dermatology, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach CA|
|Board of Directors||American Society for Dermatologic Surgery||2008-2011|
- The Dean’s Advisory Committee, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside. 2005 to Present
Recent Invited-Guest Lectureships
|2003||Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia|
|2004||British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons||Chester, England|
|2005||Brazilian Society for Dermatologic Surgery||Manaus, Brazil|
|2006||California Congress of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery||San Diego, CA|
|2006||Italian Society for Aesthetic Surgery||Rome|
|2006, 2007, 2008||Mass General Hospital, Wellman Institute, Laser Medicine||Boston, MA|
|2008||Brazilian Society for Dermatologic Surgery||Campo do Jordño, Brazil|
National Television Interviews
|Larry King Live||1995|
- Klein, JA. Optimal Statistical Techniques in Estimating Patient Compliance. Preventive Med, 1979.
- Klein JA, Cole G, Barr RJ, Bartlow G, Fulwider C. Paraffinoma of the Scalp, Arch Derm 121:382-385,1985.
- Klein JA, Barr RJ. Verrucous Hemangioma, J Pediat Derm, 2:191-193,1985.
- McCullough JL, Peckham P, Klein J, Weinstein GD, Jenkins JJ. Regulation of epidermal proliferation in mouse epidermis by combination of difluoromethyl ornithine (DFMO) and Methylglyoxal Bis(guanylhydrazone) (MGBG), J Invest Derm 85:518-521,1985.
- Klein JA, McCullough JL, Weinstein GD. Topical tritiated thymidine for epidermal growth fraction determination. J Invest Derm 86:406-409,1986.
- Klein JA, Barr RA. Diffuse lipomatosis and tuberous sclerosis. Arch Derm 122:1298-1302,1986.
- Klein JA. The tumescent technique for liposuction surgery. J Am Acad Cosmetic Surg 4:263-267,1987.
- Klein JA. Anesthesia for liposuction in dermatologic surgery. J Derm Surg Oncol 14:1124-1132,1988.
- Stewart JH, Cole GW, Klein JA. Neutralized lidocaine with epinephrine for local anesthesia. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 15:1081-1083,1989.
- Klein JA. Tumescent technique for regional anesthesia permits lidocaine doses of 35 mg/kg for liposuction. J Derm Surg Oncol 16:248-263,1990.
- Klein JA, Barr RJ. Bannayan-Zonana Syndrome Associated with Lymphangiomyomatous lesions. J Pediat Dermatol 7:48-53, 1990.
- Klein JA. The Tumescent Technique: Anesthesia and Modified Liposuction Technique. Dermatol Clinics 8:425-437,1990.
- Stewart JH, Chen SE, Cole GW, Klein JA. Neutralized lidocaine with epinephrine for local anesthesia, II. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 16:842-845,1990.
- Klein JA, Anesthesia for dermatologic cosmetic surgery. Coleman WP III, Hanke CW, Alt TH, Asken S, editors, Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques. Philadelphia, B. C. Decker Inc. 1991, pp 39-45.
- Coleman WP III, Klein JA. Use of the tumescent technique for scalp surgery, dermabrasion, and soft tissue reconstruction. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 18:130,1992.
- Klein JA, Soins post-operatoires apres liposculpture utilisant la technique tumescente (Postoperative Care Following Liposuction by the Tumescent Technique), La Revue de Chirurgie Esthetique de Langue Francaise 17:5-8,1992.
- Klein JA. Tumescent technique for local anesthesia improves safety in large volume liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg 92:1085-1098,1993.
- Klein JA. Reply: Ethics of promoting patient safety and comity among surgical specialties. [letter] Plast Reconstr Surg 95:603-604,1995.
- Klein JA. Establishing a Dermatologic Surgicenter, Elson M, editor, Evaluation and Treatment of the Aging Face. Springer-Verlag, publishers, New York 1995, pp 255-260.
- Klein JA, Liposuction. Moy R, Lask G, editors, Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery. Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1996, pp 529-542.
- Klein JA, Tumescent liposuction and improved postoperative care using Tumescent Liposuction Garments™. Dermatol Clinics, 13:329-338, April 1995.
- Klein JA, Tumescent Technique Chronicles: Local Anesthesia, Liposuction, and Beyond. Dermatologic Surg. 21:449-457, 1995.
- Klein JA, Epitomes, Dermatology: Tumescent technique for local anesthesia. West J Med 164:517,1996.
- Klein JA. Tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia. Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery. Lask GP, Moy RL editors. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996. pp 529-542.
- Klein JA, Anesthesia for dermatologic cosmetic surgery. Coleman WP III, Hanke CW, Alt TH, Asken S, editors, Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, B. C. Decker Inc., 1997
- Klein JA. Two Standards of Care for Tumescent Liposuction. Derm Surg J 24:1194-1195,1997
- Klein JA, Kassardjian N. Lidocaine Toxicity with Tumescent Liposuction, a case report of probable drug interactions. Derm Surg J 24:1169-1174,1997
- Klein JA, Tumescent Liposuction, Chapter 9, in Dzubow LM, editor, Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery, Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1998,p163-169.
- Klein AW, Narins RS, Klein JA. Tumescent Liposuction. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1999, pp2967-2969.
- Klein, JA. Intravenous fluids and bupivacaine are contraindicated in tumescent liposuction (letter), Plastic Reconstr Surg 102:2516-2518,1998.
- Klein JA. Anesthetic formulations of tumescent solutions. Dermatologic Clinics, 17:751-759,1999.
- Klein JA. Post-tumescent liposuction care: open drainage and bimodal compression. Dermatologic Clinics, 17:881-889,1999.
- Klein JA. Commentary: Fulton J. Modified Tumescent Liposuction. Dermatol Surg 25:764-766,1999.
- Klein JA. Discussion: Perry AW, Petti C, Rankin M. Lidocaine is not necessary in liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Nov;104: discussion 1903-6
- Klein JA. Antibacterial effects of tumescent lidocaine. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Nov;104:1934-6.
- Klein JA, Tumescent Technique: Tumescent Anesthesia & Microcannular Liposuction. Mosby, St. Louis, approx 500 pages. March, 2000.
- Klein JA. Pharmacology of Tumescent Liposuction. Ch 21. pp 443-445. In Cosmetic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Narins RS editor, Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001.
- Klein JA Liposuction Using Dilute Local Anesthesia: Counterpoint. Dermatol Surg 29:1146-7, 2003.
- Klein JA, Is Tumescent Liposuction Safe?, Baran R, Maibach HI, Editors, Textbook of Cosmetic Surgery, 3rd ed. 2005, Chapter 64, pages 621-628, Taylor&Francis Publishers, London&New York (ISBN 1-84184-311-3)
- Kucera IJ, Lambert TJ, Klein JA, Watkins RG, Hoover JM, Kaye AD. Liposuction: contemporary issues for the anesthesiologist. J Clin Anesth. 18:379-87, 2006.
- Maximum Safe Dosage of Tumescent Lidocaine Without Liposuction
- Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial of Tumescent Cefazolin for Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis
- Paired Comparison Multi-Center Study of Open-Drainage vs. Close-Drainage Post-liposuction Care
- Double-Blind Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial of Laser Liposuction
- Bleeding Area test: A Double-Blind Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial of Aspirin Effect and Resistance
Commercial Interests Related to Medicine & Dermatologic Surgery
|HK Surgical, Inc||Surgical Supplies for Tumescent Anesthesia & Liposuction||www.hksurgical.com|
|Liposuction.com||Information for Prospective Patients @ Surgeon Directory||www.liposuction.com|
|Liposuction101||Hands-On Teaching (27 Hours CME)||www.liposuction101.com|
United States Patents (www.uspto.gov)
|U.S. PAT. No.||Title|
|5,052,999||Liposuction method and apparatus|
|5,682,607||Skin appliqué to provide protection from ultraviolet light|
|D387,167||Liposuction patient positioning support (Design Patent)|
|5,950,238||Post-liposuction breast compression garment and method for edema reduction|
|6,032,669||Positioning pillow for approximating anatomic position in lateral decubitus position|
|6,162,960||Compression sponge for wound care|
|6,676,677||Liposuction cannula with abrading apertures|
|6,849,775||Method of forming absorbent pad using precut overlay|
|7,364,545||Method of measuring bleeding volume (2008)|
|7,572,613||Drug delivery system for accelerated subcutaneous absorption (2009)|
Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials Registered on ClinicalTrials.Gov
|NCT00977028||1 TLA Peak||Tumescent Lidocaine Maximum Safe mg/kg Dosage|
|NCT01046981||2 TAD||Tumescent Antibiotic Delivery: Pharmacokinetic Evidence For Improved Surgical Site Infection Prevention|
|NCT01047722||3 BVT-ASA||In-Vivo Bleeding Volume Test for Platelet-Aspirin Interaction|