Why are my thighs ,calves, ankles, feet and toes so swollen with fluid they feel like they may burst ?
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Doctor Answers 1
Extended tummy tuck - severe lower body swelling
- Please return to see your surgeon to be examined.
- You may need some blood tests as well.
- We expect swelling after this operation but the extent of your swelling sounds much more than normal.
- The need for six drains is unusual for a tummy tuck - ask your surgeon why so many were needed and when they will be removed.
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