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?
Liposuction with Hyperthyroidism?
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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.
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.
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
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