1920s - The first known use of a suction device to remove fat from the body or for contouring was done by French surgeon Charles Dujarier.

1974 - Italian gynecologists Arpad and Giorgio Fischer invented the blunt cannula marking the start of modern liposuction.

1978 - French physicians Illouz and Fournier further developed liposuction around.

1985 – American dermatologist Jeffrey A. Klein invented the tumescent technique for liposuction, which allowed fat removal with less bleeding complications.