The Klein Technique of Liposuction

Newport Beach Liposuction Tumescent Liposuction in Newport Beach
The tumescent technique, which permits liposuction totally by local anesthesia, is the brainchild of Dr. Jeffrey Klein. In developing this liposuction technique, Dr. Klein placed patient safety as his top priority followed by excellent cosmetic surgery results and rapid post-operative return to normal activities. Since its invention in 1985, Dr. Klein has taught numerous classes in Orange County on the tumescent liposuction technique to cosmetic surgeons and it has become the worldwide standard of care for maximizing the safety of liposuction.

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. Today in Newport Beach, tumescent liposuction continues to be the safest and most comfortable form of liposuction with the quickest recovery. Patient safety is Dr. Klein's top priority.

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Liposuction Defined
Liposuction is defined as the removal of fat from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with heavy IV sedation (being put to sleep), or totally by local anesthesia. Orange County liposuction considers both the benefits and the possible dangers of local anesthesia and of systemic anesthesia.

Tumescent Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction refers to a technique that uses large amounts of very dilute local anesthesia that is injected into the fat causing the targeted areas to be come tumescent, or swollen and firm. Local anesthesia is considered the safest form of anesthesia. Because local anesthesia lasts for many hours there is no need for narcotic pain medications after liposuction surgery in Newport Beach.

Modified Tumescent Liposuction
Modified tumescent liposuction refers to a combination of tumescent local anesthesia plus some form of systemic anesthesia (general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation). Because general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation(being put to sleep) can be dangerous, they must be administered by an anesthesiologist.

The Different Orange County Liposuction Techniques
There are many ways to do liposuction procedures, for example liposuction can be performed painlessly either totally by local anesthesia or with general anesthesia. In the realm of Newport Beach liposuction, maximum speed and maximum volume of aspirate are not criteria for excellence. Ultimately, excellence in Newport beach liposuction is measured by patient happiness, which is created by safety, patient comfort, surgeon's finesse, and the quality of results. The important distinction between Orange County liposuction surgeons who are board certified is the liposuction technique that they use. The cosmetic surgeon's specialty is not as important as the cometic surgeon's technique, skill, experience and emphasis on safety.

The "Art of Liposuction in Newport Beach by Dr. Jeffrey Klein"
Liposuction is a medium of artistic expression that displays itself in:

  •   A practical application of scientific knowledge.
  •   The production of what is beautiful.
  •   A perfection of workmanship.
  •   A perpetual quest for improvement in liposuction techniques.
  •   A skill attained through clinical experience.
  •   Above all making people feel happy about what they see in the mirror.

Artistry and Safety are Related in Orange County Liposuction Procedures
Orange County liposuction believes that artistry and safety depend on each other in cosmetic surgery. The word "art" implies skill and mastery of a technique. In order to master an artistic liposuction technique, the cosmetic surgeon must have the skill and intelligence to avoid exposing patients to unnecessary dangers. The true Newport Beach liposuction artist provides better results, and uses the safest technique and never forgets the duty to "first, do no harm." For example, even if a patient wants to have a large amount of liposuction performed in one session, the artist convinces the patient that a sequence of liposuction procedures would be safer and ultimately achieve superior results. It is not artistry to take unnecessary risks or push liposuction to the limits of safety.

The Tumescent Liposuction Technique is Safest
The tumescent technique for liposuction in Newport Beach is unquestionably the safest form of liposuction procedure. When tumescent liposuction is done properly (not excessively), it is a very safe procedure. For example, there have been no reported deaths associated with tumescent liposuction in Newport Beach totally by local anesthesia. Even when general anesthesia is combined with the tumescent technique, liposuction is quite safe provided the volume of fat removed and the number of areas treated during a single surgery is not excessive. The dilute epinephrine contained in the tumescent anesthetic solution profoundly shrinks capillaries and thus virtually eliminates surgical blood loss in tumescent liposuction procedures.

Smoother Orange County Cosmetic Surgery Results
The tumescent liposuction technique permits the use of microcannulas which in turn yields smoother cosmetic surgery results. Traditional liposuction cannulas (stainless steel tubes) have a relatively large diameter and remove fat rather quickly. However, with the use of large cannulas (diameter greater than 3 millimeters) there is an increased risk of irregularities and depressions in the skin. Tumescent liposuction in Orange County performed with microcannulas with a diameter less than 3 millimeters, allow fat to be removed in a smoother and more uniform fashion. Some cosmetic surgeons prefer larger cannulas because it allows liposuction to be done more quickly.

Rapid Healing after Tumescent Liposuction
After tumescent liposuction, there is a certain amount of blood-tinged local anesthetic solution that remains under the skin. This excess fluid is either slowly absorbed over several weeks into the blood stream, or it can be rapidly removed by drainage through skin incisions and absorbed by special absorptive pads (HK Pads).

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Orange County Liposuction • Dr. Jeffrey Klein M.D. & Dr. Norma Kassardjian M.D.
Newport Beach Office - 1441 Avocado Avenue Suite 306 and 309 Newport Beach, CA 92660
Orange County Office - 30280 Rancho Viejo Road San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-248-1632

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