There are many cosmetic surgery procedures that can be performed under local anesthesia these days, but does anyone ever consider how this is possible? Tumescent anesthesia was developed in the 1980s and was a major shift in thinking and made procedures – particularly liposuction at the time – much safer for patients and much less complex for physicians. And then of course as we get older our face seems to shrivel and sag… but what causes this and what can be done about it? Well this week on Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today, your show host, Edmonton cosmetic dermatologist Dr Barry Lycka discusses these 2 separate subjects with our expert guest, Dr Anthony Benedetto, board certified dermatologist from his practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They talk about how tumescent anesthesia works, and the benefits of using it – for both patients and doctors. The two doctors then move onto a fascinating discussion about the 3 dimensional changes that happen to the face as it ages, and how the different soft-tissue facial fillers can be used to help restore the lost volume and support sagging skin in varying areas of the face.
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