As the other plastic surgeons had commented, it is difficult to tell what has happened. It can range from just normal post-operative swelling, as the legs are a dependant limb (below the level of the heart) or it could be something more severe, such as DVT's. The likelihood of the latter is low, but I would definitely get in contact with your surgeon to make sure everything is okay.
I Just Had Abdominal and Flank Liposuction, but my Thighs Are Swollen So Bad Today, I Just Had the Procedure Done on Thursday.
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Thighs Swollen After Liposuction
Thigh swelling after surgery may indicate DVT, but this is impossible to determine without an exam and possibly an ultrasound. This may be dependent swelling. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
This is normal and just rfelects gravity causing the swelling to go downhill to you thighs,This will in time go down.Be patient.
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While it is pretty common to have swelling after liposuction, it sounds like you need to be properly evaluated in person to rule out other causes of leg swelling.
Without an exam its very hard to say wether its normal or not. Did you have liposuction on your thighs? You need to see your doctor to rule out DVT..
Post operative swelling of your legs needs to be evaluated by your surgeon to rule out deep vein clots.
While it is not unusual for there to be some swelling of your legs after liposuction on your abdomen and flanks, the degree of swelling you are describing requires that your surgeon evaluate you and rule out blood clots in your leg and pelvic veins. Call immediately and see your doctor today.
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