Liposuction with Hyperthyroidism?

I have a light hyperthyroidism for which I am currently taking methimazole (15g pro die). Is a liposuction with general anesthesia controindicated in my case?

Doctor Answers (4)

Liposuction and hyperthyroidism


Hyperthryoidism is not a specific contraindication to surgery. It is best to get medical clearance from your doctor before pursuing the liposuction.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Hyperthyroidism and Liposuction


    If the hyperthyroidism is controlled and supported by appropriate lab data, then you may be a candidate.  Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism in any extent is never acceptable.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction with a medical diagnosis


Thanks for your question, Sylvia.  In regards to most medical conditions, (hyperthyroidism, hypertension, diabetes, etc.) clearance from a medical doctor might be required in order to have an elective procedure under general anesthesia.  A discussion with your PCP and PS should be able to further guide you in treatment options to ensure that you will have a successful procedure.  Good luck in your endeavors.


Robert Kratschmer, MD

Robert Kratschmer, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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if hyperthyroidism is well-controlled and your blood pressure is within normal limits then u might be a good candidate for liposuction especilly if it is small volume.

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