For my whole adult life I've been a perfectly normal (UK) size 8-10 gradually gaining a few pounds as I headed towards my 40's but nothing worrying. Last year I had lipo on my neck and lower face lift which resulted in necrosis at the wound sites. This took a full 2.5 months to heal during which, I was on antibiotics. I lost half a stone in weight but then began to pile it on despite being active and eating healthy. One and a half stone more and a year later I was diagnosed with hypothyroid. I'm now on levothyroxine which isn't working for my weight so I'm going to have to persuade / beg my doc to test T3.
My main question is could the necrosis or the surgery have caused damage to my thyroid?
The surgeon who performed the surgery is being sued by about 12 other people. Turns out he's a bit of a butcher!
One more thing. Before I went into surgery the nurse mentioned that my blood test showed leucocytes which usually indicates infection. I was fine at the time so they went ahead.
I don't feel confident in asking my doc. Her knowledge seems a bit basic.