Tumescent anesthesia is an adjunct to facelifts conducted under sedation
Analogous to tumescent liposuction, tumescent anesthesia assists both the surgical team and the patient by providing additional anesthesia, control of bleeding and decreasing the amount of IV meds administered. My anesthesiologists like the fact that once a patient has received some local anesthesia, they are easier to reblock, if necessary. Unlike lipo, I don't inject 2-3x the volume of local as this would cause a distortion of the surgical field.
I use preemptive anesthesia, even in...