The swelling after tumescent liposuction really shouldn’t be that bad if you are wearing your garment appropriately. In your future follow up appointments, we will use foam padding to help with additional compression, and for comfort of the skin. Reduce your salt intake. It is normal for your legs and feet to swell, however, we want you to call and report changes. What helps is for you to elevate your feet with a pillow and drink plenty of water. We may give you compression stockings to take home if your swelling remains or does not improve within 1-2 days.