anesthesia.jpg A technique has been developed to perform plastic surgery without major anesthesia. The process involves injecting fat under the skin in the face or neck with a mixture of saltwater, the painkiller lidocaine and adrenaline, or epinephrine, stops the bleeding. Enough fluid is injected so that the skin is taut. The technique was first used in liposuction. By performing surgeries without anesthesia the risk of death is reduced to half, and ensures faster recovery, less need for pain killers and less bleeding. Even the patient can move out of bed within hours of surgery, said Dr.Edward Lack Dermatologic cosmetic surgeon and president elect of the Chicago based American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The cost of the surgery is also reduced.