Post mommy lift left leg numbness.

Occassionally when I sit down, I get a numbness in my right leg that goes away when I stand. I try to move as much as possible but I'm 4 days post tt, breast aug, & thigh lift all at once. I've been managing the pain & focusing on proper diet and moving to avoid blood clots but leg numbness has me concerned. I also occassionally get a sharp pain in the kidney that quickly disappears. Drainage is normal and pain is moderate considering surgery done. Is this normal or should I consult my ps ASAP.

Doctor Answers 8

See your surgeon

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Please check with your surgeon as your surgeon is the best person to answer that question. Without knowing your medical history it is difficult to help you.

Good luck!

Issues Post-Op

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Hello, and thank you for your question. With all of the combined issues that you are having I would recommend contacting your plastic surgeon immediately in order to make sure whether any of them are the result of your surgery and if anything else needs to be done. Good luck!

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Mommy lift with left leg numbness

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Thank you for your question. The way that I look at this is, because the numbness comes and goes there is a good chance this is a temporary thing and will get better and eventual resolve with time. If you have ever had problems with sciatica this may be flared up due to the surgery. If you haven't had problems like this before it may be due to laying on the OR bed for a the time during surgery and it may also be due to swelling.

The sharp pain to the "kidney" is likely muscle spasms. These come and go very quickly and can be quite intense. I give my patients muscle relaxants and tell them to take these on a scheduled basis to try and decrease muscle spasms.

All this being said, in my opinion, the most important thing right now is to contact your plastic surgeon. Let him know your issues and concerns and see what his thoughts and recommendations are.

I wish you all the best!

Ankur Mehta MD

Ankur Mehta, MD
Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon
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