I had full tummy tuck 1/14/14. This morning when I woke up my ankle was swollen. Should I be concerned?
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I think to be on the safe side it would be best to go and see your plastic surgeon to get this checked out as blood clots can in some cases be quite a serious health problem.
I wish you the very best of luck.
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Swollen ankle 2 weeks post op tummy tuck
I completely agree with Dr. Ladocsi. It's probably nothing, but we can't tell through the internet so you should call your plastic surgeon and discuss your symptoms with him or her. A blood clot in the leg is serious and can lead to even more serious complications. This is the reason we insist you call your surgeon. Always better to be safe than sorry. Best of luck.