A 33-year-old member asked:
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can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

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Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery: Yes and no. If your navel demonstrates intertrigo (redness due to excess skin), then this surgery may help. If redness or infection is unrelated to excess skin, a tummy tuck may not help. Doctors near you will likely offer a free consultation. A physical exam will help here. Good luck!
Answered on Jun 1, 2015
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

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