I suffer from epilepsy and have been considering liposuction, although I am aware that it has the potential risk of causing seizures. Is this a procedure that is safe for me?
My assumption is that too much lidocaine during your liposuction procedure can lead to potential seizures. I am certain that you are well controlled with medications for your seizure disorder. Prior to undertaking any surgical procedure, including liposuction, I would ask for a full medical clearance from your neurologist so that we do not take any undo risks in your care.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld