About five years ago, Olivia Goldsmith, the author of 'The First Wives Club', went in to have a facelift with a very prominent surgeon in Manhattan," he explains. "As soon as they started anesthesia, she died. The surgeon didn't even get a chance to walk into the operating room. The week after that, in the same hospital, it happened again. It was a coincidence, but it created a major scare. People were calling and canceling their procedures. I had heard about a doctor in California doing liposuction without anesthesia. I started scaling down my anesthesia. Later, I came out to California to learn from the doctor and his technique, and I applied it to the face."
Not having to put a patient under full anesthesia has many benefits, Simoni explains. Patients with heart disease,