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Would a tummy tuck put my belly button back to where it should be?

Would a tummy tuck put my belly button back to where it should be?

Keep it where it is: Generally speaking the tummy tuck does not change the position of the belly button but moves the surrounding skin around the belly button. See the attached diagram. On rare occasions, the umbilicus can be "floated" to reposition but this is not a common technique. ...Read more

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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?

I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?

Cyst or suture: Although delayed healing of the umbilicus is very common, once healed it will usually stay closed. Prolonged wound drainage may be an indication of a cyst or suture abscess for infection of permanent sutures used to repair the diastasis. If this does not respond to a course of antibiotics, removal of the suture could be a simple solution to your problem. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

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 ...Read more

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I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago.  I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

See your doc: If you are having great pain 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy, and have skin necrosis under your belly button someone needs to see you and do an exam to see what is going on. I would want to make sure you didn't have a serious infection or an incision problem. ...Read more

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Can my outie be made into an innie during a mini tummy tuck? I hate my outie belly button. Can it be made into an “innie” during my mini tummy tuck procedure? .

Often : Often the "outie" belly button is caused by a small hernia at the belly button that can be corrected at the same time as the mini tummy tuck... This outie more easily corrected during a full tummy tuck however... Examination by a plastic surgeon or general surgeon can help determine the best course of action for you "outie"! best of luck to you. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal the belly button after an abdominoplasty?

How long does it take to heal the belly button after an abdominoplasty?

Depends: In general, the surgical incision around the belly button should heal in the same time frame as your abdominoplasty incision. However, occasionally, the belly button can take a few weeks longer because of the effects the surgery has on its blood supply. Many belly buttons will bruise and have some scabby healing after surgery, but should generally be healed by 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more