Is It Normal for Your Foot to Be Numb After a TT?

I recently had a tummy tuck about 2 days ago and I've noticed since I got released me left foot is completely numb.I'm not able to make much movement on it and it gets really cold? Is this normal or any idea why this is happening? I was told it was because the anesthesia but I'm getting a bit worried.

Doctor Answers 5


there should be no effect on your foot after a tummy tuck. please revisit your surgeon to be evaluated.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Numbness After Tummy Tuck Likely Temporary

Given your description of numbness of the foot two days after tummy tuck, a temporary nerve compression injury is the most likely diagnosis.  During longer procedures such as tummy tucks, temporary positional nerve injuries can occur.  The good news is that what you are experiencing is most likely a temporary finding.  I would discuss what your are experiencing with your surgeon.  Good luck with your recovery!

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Foot Numb and Cold after Tummy Tuck?

Your description is concerning; you will be best off  seeking medical attention as soon as possible.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,499 reviews

Tummy Tuck and Foot Numbness

   Nothing done during a tummy tuck should cause foot numbness.  However, a nerve injury due to positioning is possible.  Most of these resolve quickly.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Is It Normal for Your Foot to Be Numb After a TT

This is not normal. You should arrange to be seen by your surgeon, your anesthesiologist or your general physician to be evaluated. 

Thanks for your question, best wishes. 

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

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