Dr Lanzer’s Timeline
Dr Daniel Lanzer is a well-known dermatologist and cosmetic surgery who has been at the forefront of many advances in cosmetic procedures during the last two decades. Some procedures he helped develop, others he helped popularise and many he was the first to use and test. There has been a consistent pattern of key changes in approach in many areas of both cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine that Dr Lanzer has been involved in.
It has been said that “Dr Lanzer is the brand name for what’s new in cosmetic surgery in Australia”.
1992 – Liposuction
The first conference on tumescent liposuction in Australia was held where Dr Lanzer spoke about the new procedure. He was a guest on the “Midday Show with Ray Martin as well as “Tonight Live with Steve Vizard”.
Dr Lanzer’s contribution in the field of tumescent liposuction technique in Australia was also published in many magazines such as “ Woman’s Day” and “New Idea” since then he has spoken around the world, arranged conferences, co-authored books and study journals and has probably become one of the most experienced liposuction surgeons in Australia.
1994 – Cosmetic Laser
In 1994 a group of Dermatologists introduced lasers for the treatment of wrinkles on the face, hair removal, facial visible veins, pigmentation and tattoo removal, Dr Lanzer was one of the first to use and teach the lasers. He made an appearance on a special program hosted by Jennifer Keyte that discussed lasers called “The Invisible Knife”. Laser’s became vital in eyelid surgery and skin texture treatments.
1996 – Mega Liposuction
Dr Lanzer featured on “Good Medicine” and “Today Tonight” discussing his new method of liposuction in Australia that could also be used in patients who are overweight. Dr Lanzer explains that life style changes can enhance the results. Patients are uniformly amazed how the skin can contract in after liposuction.
1998 – Case Studies in the Media
Dr Lanzer’s mother appeared in the “New Idea” magazine with him discussing the latest options. Other articles were written where Dr Lanzer explains how older patients can undergo cosmetic surgery safely. Over the next 2 decades, this approach became standard. He also wrote a weekly column for “New Idea” called “Bodyworks” discussing all types of cosmetic surgery. The public also writes in questions which he answered.
2000 – Breast Reduction via Liposuction
Breast reduction with liposuction instead of the surgical method was performed by Dr Lanzer in the year 2000, and he was the first doctors in the world to perform a large clinical study of it use and effectiveness.
2002 – Long Term Facial Fillers
Long Term facial fillers are used to enhance areas of the face such as cheeks and lips. They can reduce wrinkles, plump the skin and give an overall more youthful appearance. In 2002 Dr Lanzer was the first doctor in Australia to inject more long term fillers and featured on “A Current Affair” with Ray Martin.
Dr Lanzer held lectures on his technique of suture lifts in Australia and America. His way of performing a suture lift became a whole new method of skin rejuvenation. Today A new type of thread exist that slowly dissolve. The can be used for the face or neck and last about 12 months.
2005 – Male Liposuction
Dr Lanzer published an international textbook on liposuction with other writers. He also played a part in publishing a women’s health book discussing cosmetic surgery. Dr Lanzer featured on “A Current Affair” and “Today Tonight” outlining cosmetic surgery for men and how popular it was becoming.
Over the next 2 decades, male surgery continued to increase and currently, men account for half of the procedures performed. Man boob removal is extremely common as is 6 pack Hi Def liposuction.
2006/2007 – Accent, Ultra Shape and Portrait
The Accent RF device is used to dissolve fat and Dr Lanzer was the first to reveal how it is used on Australian television through “Today Tonight”. The Portrait PSR is used for facial rejuvenation and Dr Lanzer was one of the first doctors in Australia to use it.
The Ultra Shape is a fat blasting ultrasound device and Dr Lanzer demonstrated the procedure on “A Current Affair” in 2007. The latest approach for fat dissolving via non-surgery is fat freezing. The cells are damaged by the cold.
2008 – Families and Cosmetic Surgery
In 2008 Dr Lanzer operated on many families struggling with a genetic disposition in weight gain. He performed liposuction on four sisters with who he appeared on “Today Tonight”, as well as twins who he featured on “A Current Affair” with.
Dr Lanzer finds that it is common for couples or siblings to have surgery together. Recently he operated on 2 identical twins. One had more loose skin and had a facelift the other had volume changes with stem cell fat transfer.
2009 – Vaser Hi Def Liposculpture and Isolaz
Vaser hi def liposuction is a technique of liposuction with creates a ‘6-pack’ on a male’s stomach. Dr Lanzer featured on “Today Tonight” again as the first doctor in Australia to undergo training on vaser hi def liposuction. He has subsequently helped develop the method to enhance recovery and results.
Isolaz is a treatment that works as a deep pore cleanser and is used on patients with acne. Dr Lanzer was the first doctor in Australia to perform this procedure and appeared on “A Current Affair”.
2010 – Airgent and Medi Day Spa
The airgent is a treatment that uses air compression to tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck. Dr Lanzer owned the first airgent machine in Australia and was filmed by “Today Tonight”.
The medi Day Spa in Malvern was opened in 2010 and offers many treatments done by Dr Lanzer’s qualified dermal therapists. They specialise in anti-aging procedures, relaxation sessions and poat operative treatments.
2011 – Freeze and Ultherapy
The freeze is a device that is used to reduce cellulite, tighten skin, reduce wrinkles on the face and for post-liposuction therapy. Dr Lanzer was the first in Australia to use the machine with radiofrequency and magnetic waves. More recently Dr Lanzer was one of the first to use Viva Radiofrequency for skin tightening.
Ultherapy is known as the “non-surgical facelift”. It is a machine that uses deep penetration and ultrasound therapy to lift and tighten the skin on the face. Dr Lanzer was the first doctor in Australia to perform the procedure and was featured on “Today Tonight”.
Dr Lanzer was again featured on national TV firstly explaining male cosmetic surgery on the Insight Program and then on “A Current Affairs” explaining the latest method of tummy tuck called – lipo tuck. This involves first performing the liposuction and then the skin removal.
On the same program, he performed a stem cell concentrated fat cell transplant for facial rejuvenation.
The new cellulaze therapy should help cellulite. Dr Lanzer explains that it breaks fibrous band, dissolves the fat and tightens the skin
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All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.