Post circumferential lipo - Lasix tablet half a day

I had circumferential lipo on my thighs, hips etc. My legs, feet and ankles are pretty swollen. The stretch causes pain especially i the morning. Doctor advised to take half a tablet of Lasix 40mg. I am scared to take coz of the side effects. He says pain is due to stretching, which is due to water retention and so take Half a tablet today and half tomorrow. Plz advise.

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Should I take my surgeon's prescriptions

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Thank you for asking about your swelling and liposuction.

  • You really need to rely on your own surgeon's assessment of the problem.
  • Lasix is a strong diuretic and can temporarily reduce swelling.¬†
  • However knee high compression socks and a long leg garment should help control the swelling.
  • If you are not wearing these, please discuss using them with your surgeon.
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes¬† - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS


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Your swelling is mainly from surgery and will be best helped wearing full length compression garments and keeping your legs and feet elevated. TED hoes can be helpful.

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