Lump on my Outer Thigh After Extended Tummy Tuck?

I have a lump the size of a pea on my outer thigh. I didn't have any lipo it's not hot just sore to the touch. My outer thighs are also numb. He did say that my thigh was lifted during the procedure. I guess I was just if the lump is indeed nothing to worry about.

Doctor Answers 5

Small Thigh Lump After Tummy Tuck

I would not worry about it. It may be a little fluid or even a reactive lymph node but it should eventually go away on its own.

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Need photos

Need photos to see what you have had done and to better understand what the problem is.  However, it is not uncommon to have "lumps" after surgery.

Andre Aboolian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Lump on my Outer Thigh After Extended Tummy Tuck?

    The lump, if close to the incision, may represent a gathering of tissue or suture.  It is hard to say without pictures or an exam.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Lump on my Outer Thigh After Extended Tummy Tuck?

It is highly unlikely that this is anything of concern. Do show it to your surgeon at your next post op visit.  If that is far off in the future, call your surgeon to see if an earlier visit is appropriate. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Unusual lump on thigh following an abdominoplasty

Hard to understand the etiology of the lump on your thigh.  Bring this to the attention to your plastic surgeon and take a wait and see attitude.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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