I had a duodenal switch on 2/25/09. I have lost 225 pounds (plus or minus 2 or 3 pounds, depending on fluids), and I had a very large mass on the back of my left thigh, as well as fatty/lymph deposit at the top of my left calf. That mass is still very prominent, but not as lumpy, and the large mass on the back of my thigh has softened, and has virtually disappeared!
I'm thinking that perhaps the loss of underlying fat has just made it less obvious, because my leg is still somewhat misshaped in back, and the overlying skin still has that "orange peel" texture.
My legs no longer swell, but I still have dark marks on my claves from venous stasis. My ankles are THIN, for the first time in years.
does Lymphedema ever reverse after weight loss?
Sarahlicious? Do you know anything about this?