Question : What are the most life-threatening dangers of having a facelift? Is there a chance of bleeding?
Answer : The most life-threatening dangers of a facelift are death from airway obstruction as well as pulmonary embolism, which can result in death or serious morbidity. The airway can be obstructed if there is a blockage of the upper airway. This can occur if there is no tube in the throat or if there is some problem and the tube gets dislodged. Pulmonary embolisms are rare. Blood clots can migrate into the lung and this can cause serious problems. Fortunately, these complications are very rare.