Can a Thyroid Patient Have Liposuction?

21 year old girl,my weight is 70 kg n height 5' a thyroid patient,i wanted to go for full body liposuction. i wanted to know wether a thyroid patient can go thru liposuction or not.what r d risks n how much time it takes to get normal after liposuction.can we go thru full body liposuction in just single sitting?what precautions r necessary after liposuction.. and pls tell about d cost of full body liposuction

Doctor Answers 3

Liposuction and thyroid disease

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Patients with thyroid disease are very common. As long as your function has been normalized with medications and your medical doctor clears you for surgery, it is OK.  Best to check first with your doctor.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Can a Thyroid Patient Have Liposuction?

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If thyroid function has been normalized, liposuction can be performed.

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Liposuction with thyroid disease

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  1. Liposuction and other elective surgery can be safely done in patients who are hypothyroid and have begun treatment. (Often called low thyroid; TSH is high).
  2. Liposuction and all other elective surgery is not done in patients who are hyperthyroid. (Often call high thyroid; TSH is low). The condition must be fully treated. Otherwise severe heart problems can arise. 

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