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will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umbilical pain or you may have a hernia. I would discuss with your surgeon, you may need to perform diagnostic imaging.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not Usually…: Weight gain itself will not cause discomfort; you may however have an umbilical hernia which can be the source of the discomfort. Best to be examined in person. Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015
Dr. Humberto Palladino
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends....: Weight gain will increase your intrabdominal pressure and cause some stress on the repair. You needs to seek a consultation with your surgeon to rule out other causes of pain such as a hernia. Best to you.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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