Swelling of feet after tummy tuck
Swelling of the lower extremities is common after a tummy tuck. There are a variety of factors contributing to this tendency. They include pressure on the blood vessels from the surgery and/or compression binders as well as general fluid retention caused by the trauma of surgery. Although swelling is generally considered normal and benign, it is still important that your surgeon is aware of this. One cause of lower extremity swelling is deep venous thrombosis, i.e. blood clots in the deep veins. There may be serious consequences from this condition and your surgeon can make a determination as to the need for any further diagnostic testing or treatment. Best wishes and I hope you enjoy your new tummy.
Hello, thank you for your question and photos. Swollen feet are a common sign of fluid retention after surgery. This will gradually decrease after a few more days. Some patients I prescribe Furosemida 20 mg every 8 hrs a very useful diuretic on these cases. Have a great day. My best wishes.