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Dr Daniel Lanzer co-authored a chapter in the international textbook on how to avoid complications and contraindications of liposuction. He was one of the select international doctors from around the globe asked to contribute to the world textbook on liposuction; ‘Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology’.

The book highlights that liposuction has been developed and refined by dermatologists; such as Dr Lanzer himself.

Dr Lanzer gathered from his vast experience of over 15000 liposuction procedures to teach others how to keep liposuction as safe as possible.

In the book, he wrote Liposuction is the most common advanced cosmetic procedure in the world. Dermatologic surgeons have played a major role in advancing its safety and reducing the complications associated with this surgery overall. Long-term experience has shown that complications are very low with tumescent liposuction performed with only local anaesthesia, or with added intravenous or general anaesthesia.

Complications can be avoided by focusing on the appropriate preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors. Tumescent liposuction with local anaesthesia is the preferred method for physicians who are very risk-averse and intent on eliminating many of the risks associated with liposuction as a whole. Large volume liposuction can be performed safely under local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anaesthesia. Liposuction surgery is an effective and dramatic procedure that has an extremely high safety record and low risk of complications.


Dr Daniel Lanzer also published the world’s first large study on breast reduction via liposuction alone and an article on Safety of large volume (mega) liposuction in the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology:

‘Breast Reduction- Liposuction Alone’     Nov 2002

“Hypertrophic large breasts is a common problem to women of all ages. Complaints include back and shoulder pain, disturbance of posture and indenting of bra straps all related to excessive weight from breast hypertrophy. Other problems include persistent submammary maceration and psychological disturbances due to the prominence of this area. Dr Lanzer published the result of his first 250 patients.”

The publication showed the excellent clinical outcome and established this procedure as an acceptable method of female breast reduction.


‘Safety of Large Volume – Liposuction’    Nov 2002

By Dr Daniel Lanzer MBBS (Hons) FACD

Dr Lanzer discussed in the publication that Liposuction has been practiced for over twenty years. Initial liposuction was performed by Giorgio Fischer in Italy in 1975, was a procedure associated with blood loss and other significant complaints. The major breakthrough occurred in 1987 with the development of the tumescent technique by the dermatologic surgeon, Jeffry Klein . Dr Lanzer published his safety technique based on over 5,000 cases at the time. The conclusion of the publication was that it is s safe and effective option for large volume removal of fat


After 1992 Dr Lanzer’s pioneering work was brought to the Australian public when his work was featured in many magazines such as ‘New Idea’ and ‘Woman’s Day’.

Magazine Publications included :

New Weekly and New Idea 1996

-Liposuction -Womans Day 1996

-Laser Resurfacing and Rejuvenation -The Age/Herald Sun 1996-1998

-Regular Editorials


New Idea 1997

-Weekly column by Dr Lanzer called “Body Talk”

New Weekly 1998

-Mega-liposuction Case

H, B+B Magazine 1999

-Feature on Laser Facial Rejuvenation

Good Medicine 2000 and 2001


-Breast Reduction

Harper’s Bazaar 1999

Dr Lanzer was selected as one of the few on “The A List: Best Cosmetic Surgeons”

The Age 1999

-Dr Lanzer featured “At the cutting edge”

Medical Observer 2000

Liposuction Update

-Advanced Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery

New Idea 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004


-Breast Reduction


Take Five


Woman’s Day 2004 and 2005


-Male Liposuction

-New Suture Lift

That’s Life 2005- Cosmetic Surgery

New Woman 2008 and 2009

-Liposuction Sisters

Examples of publications:

New Idea “Body Works” 


‘Laser Surgery with Eye-Opening Results’ Dr Lanzer wrote that One of the most satisfying operations in cosmetic surgery is the removal of ‘bags’ under the eyes.

Some patients develop fatty deposits which occur either as part of a genetic tendency or simply with ageing.

The bags tend to give a tired appearance to the eyes and face, which is caused mainly by the shadow they cast to the area below them.

The CO2 laser has dramatically changed the way we can correct these puffy bags of fat.

Rather than cut the layer of skin on the outside and suture the skin together, our procedure sees the removal of all of the fat from the inside of the lower eyelid without any visible cuts or scars.

Using the laser in this procedure has the added advantage of sealing the blood vessels while it cuts.

To the patient, this procedure means less bruising, swelling and no bleeding.

Patients can often be back at work within a couple of days, and I have performed this procedure on a number of patients who have actually kept it a secret from their spouses!

This procedure is helpful for both men and women of all age groups.


‘Lifting the lid on Laser Surgery’

Undoubtedly, the eyes are a focal part of a person’s face. As well as revealing one’s emotions, they can also reveal your age.

Very often I am faced with a similar question by young and older patients of both genders: “I am sick of people constantly telling me that I look tired when I get plenty of sleep and rest. Why do I look so tired and is there anything that can be done about it?

The eyes can take on a tired appearance when there is a drooping and sagging of the skin on the upper eyelids and this overhangs and covers the mobile lid.

We all know that the upper eyelid is a necessary platform for applying makeup. But excess skin can make this almost impossible.

In severe cases, upper vision can be obscured due to the skin actually pressing onto the eyelashes.

Using the Ultrapulse CO2 laser, we can effectively treat this problem with the laser eyelift surgery technique. A laser is a form of light that has been altered in order to produce an invisible and powerful beam. It is focused to a pinpoint so that it cuts like a scalpel and seals the blood vessels while it cuts. Bleeding is almost non-existent and this usually means less bruising and swelling and the patient can be back to work within 7-10 days.

Excess skin, fat and muscle are removed, leaving a line that is hidden in the crease line of the upper eyelid. Makeup can be applied to the upper eyelid a few days after surgery.

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