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Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery: Why so popular?

Cosmetic Surgery and Liposuction are becoming more mainstream.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ report on 2011 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics, 182,000 liposuction procedures were performed on women in America that year, while 23,000 were performed on men. Interestingly, the Men’s numbers dropped slightly from 2010 and the Women’s went up. More and more men seem to be going in for Face lifts, though. But today we’re going to discuss Liposuction: The best thing to happen to beauty & fitness, since Diet & Exercise.

History and origins of the concept of Liposuction.

It is thought that the first removal of fat by suction was performed in 1920s France by Charles Dujarier. Sadly, gangrene developed in his first patient, leading to the death a famous Parisian model. His career ended. Then in 1974, Italian gynecologist Dr. Giorgio Fischer started practicing liposuction procedures by vacuuming subcutaneous fat with a better eye towards sterile technique, and a completely new field of medicine was born.

Liposuction comes into it’s own.

In 1987, two enterprising French doctors named Illouz and Fournier refined the technique even further. They would slice the underlying fatty tissues with a rotating, electric scalpel, inserted through small incisions. The tool they used was basically an oscillating blade housed within a thin metal tube, called a cannula. It carved up fat cells, along with other tissues and fluids, which were then suctioned away via rubber tubing by light vacuum.

By 1980, liposuction had become extremely popular here in America. Most of the negative publicity was centered around excessive bleeding and rippling of the skin. Then in 1985, a Dermatologist named Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein invented the “tumescent” technique, completely revolutionizing liposuction surgery. Using much smaller cannulas, liposuction could now be performed under local anesthesia, with excessive bleeding and undesirable skin depressions or rippling, a thing of the past.

Dr. Timothy Janiga is one of the best lipo surgeons around.

I know you expect us to say that on Dr. Janiga’s own website, but those aren’t just empty words. You would have to look long and hard to find a more dedicated, better educated plastic surgeon in Northern Nevada than Dr. Timothy Janiga. He has memberships in a great many prestigious Associations, like the Reed. O. Dingman Society and the AMA. Of course, he is also a member in good standing with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS).

There are many more Societies and Accolades to list, but they miss the point of Dr. Janiga’s passion for his work and the gift of his surgical skill. He genuinely cares about every one of his patients. He is excited to watch as people who he has connected with personally, grow and blossom as their inner beauty becomes better reflected by their outer beauty.

Come see for yourself.

If you would like the opportunity to have a personal, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Janiga here in our Reno offices, by all means contact us today. We cannot wait to meet you.


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