I've always had larger calves and ankles and finally decided to do something about it. I went into this procedure not knowing a whole lot about the recovery. A week post op and the swelling is unbearable. My ankles are so enormous and hurt when I walk. My backside of legs are so tender. The bruising is out of this world. They get blacker as the days go on. I've read that some people were told to rest and elevate their legs and I've read that others were told to get up and walk around and not elevate. I'm so lost at what to do.