I recently had a tummy tuck on 8/30/16, and my feet, legs, and ankles are swollen. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 2

Swelling , some advices:

Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
At this point the swelling have to be minimal.
To reduce it, I recommend you perform daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the abdomen and wear a postoperative girdle from thigh to the breasts.
Kind regards,
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Leg swelling after surgery

While it is normal to have some lower extremity swelling right after a tummy tuck, at this point you should be evaluated in person to make sure that nothing else is going on.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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