I’m 35 and realized a few years ago after having my son that my legs were hurting. I do stand all day in my feet and in day I looked and saw that both of my thighs were swollen and looked like they had lumps in both sides of the front of my legs. I saw a doctor and ended up having endovenous laser ablation in veins in both legs. I noticed that the pain is better but the lumps in my thighs are still there. It’s been two years now but the swelling botheres me extremely. I never want to wear anything tight on my legs because I don’t want anyone to see it. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it or any procedure that would work to get rid of whatever it might be.
Dr. Janet Turkle wrote on :
I would recommend you return to the person who treated your veins originally. Varicose veins are a chronic problem and may need retreatment. If that doctor feels it is not a venous insufficiency issue then a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon would be your next step.
Dr. Ellen Janetzke wrote on :
I am sure there is something that can be done to improve the appearance of your legs. It is hard to say what that might be without a consultation. The lumps could be residual fat, lipomas, ablated veins, excess skin, a combination of these or something completely different. It would be best to schedule a consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Ronald Stefani wrote on :
If the lumps are due to localized areas of fat excess liposuction may be a possibility. If the lumps are related to your veins then re-consult with your vascular surgeon. As always a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is a good start.