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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 developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

Picture needed: Will need images to better assess the "rash" have you been seen by a physician for this? It should be monitored if you have concerns and definitely if it is changing. ...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 should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area.

I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Yes: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) or adominoplasty is great at rejuvenating the post oartum abdomen. This procedure will realign your rectis muscles in the midline limiting the diastasis typically created by your pregnancy as well as remove excess skin laxity and unsitely stretch marks. Remember, however, if you plan to having more children this will typically recur. ...Read more

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I had a hernia above my belly button repaired with tummy tuck the repaired my tueemy muscles with a wire mesh 1.5yr ag. I'm 6 week pregnant is that ok?

I had a hernia above my belly button repaired with tummy tuck the repaired my tueemy muscles with a wire mesh 1.5yr ag. I'm 6 week pregnant is that ok?

Not a concern: Typically the pregnancy should proceed uneventfully. Depending on the condition of your abdomen, you may need another tummy tuck ...Read more

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Can hyperlordosis of the spine occur if the stomach muscles were tightened too much during a tummy tuck?

Can hyperlordosis of the spine occur if the stomach muscles were tightened too much during a tummy tuck?

Doubtful: It's very unlikely that tightening of the rectus muscles during a tummy tuck will cause changes in the curvature of the spinal column. During this procedure, we suture fascia to fascia and this connective tissue can only hold so much tension before it tears. As such, it would be highly unlikely that there would be enough tension to actually cause this effect. ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe?: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal that after abdominoplasty the belly is swelling more and more? Had it done five days ago the only one drain that was put in my stomach was taken out 24 hours later from there on the belly has gotten more swolle is it normal what can I do abo

Is it normal that after abdominoplasty the belly is swelling more and more? Had it done five days ago the only one drain that was put in my stomach was taken out 24 hours later from there on the belly has gotten more swolle is it normal what can I do abo

Check for seroma: If the drain just came out, and your belly has been getting bigger, and jiggles like a water balloon...Then the first thought is that you have a fluid collection called a "seroma". Let your surgeon know - this is easy to fix. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

No: A tummy tuck usually only removes skin and fat from the belly button down. It is not possible nor wise to remove all the fat from the abdomen "inside and out". You do however have a flatter tighter abdomen after a tummy tuck that makes it appear you have lost weight. ...Read more

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Is running a good way to help lose belly fat? I do not plan on getting a tummy tuck so need ways to help with belly fat.

Is running a good way to help lose belly fat? I do not plan on getting a tummy tuck so need ways to help with belly fat.

No local fat control: Unfortunately running will not target localized fat control or loss especially the stomach following pregnancy in which fat is only part of the problem. Separated muscles and lax skin are the real problems followi g pregnancy. Pilates and core strengthening are more likely to produce localized contour improvements. ...Read more

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Will I have a flat belly if I get a mini tummy tuck? Will a mini tummy tuck give me a perfectly flat belly without having to do crunches? .

Will I have a flat belly if I get a mini tummy tuck? Will a mini tummy tuck give me a perfectly flat belly without having to do crunches? .

Lower abdomen: A mini tummy tuck involves a short incision, less skin removal and muscle tightening below the belly button.
Almost all patients who have had a pregnancy require a full tummy tuck.
It really depends on the characteristics of your abdomen. ...Read more

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I had a tummy tuck about two years ago, is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

I had a tummy tuck about two years ago, is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

No: What you are describing is not “normal”. Based on your description, you may be dealing with a fluid accumulation such as a seroma. These fluid accumulations are more common early after surgery but may become a “chronic” problem. Best to see your plastic surgeon in person for evaluation. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can I get a tummy tuck for around $3000? (my belly is in the way of everything I hate the way I look in clothes, my tummy is bigger than my behind)

Can I get a tummy tuck for around $3000? (my belly is in the way of everything I hate the way I look in clothes, my tummy is bigger than my behind)

Probably not: Prices vary depending upon where you live, but when you add the fees of the surgeon, the anesthetist, and the facility it will likely be more than twice that amount. ...Read more

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It's been a month after my sergury (tummy tuck) is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

It's been a month after my sergury (tummy tuck) is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

Seromas are annoying: If you can see your doctor in a few days its ok to wait... If not, you will need to find a local surgeon to remove the fluid. The liquid in a seroma is slowing down your healing by preventing the skin from adhering to the underlying muscles so you should get it taken care of soon. ...Read more

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Lower belly fat will not go away. Will a mini tummy tuck take care of my problem?

Lower belly fat will not go away. Will a mini tummy tuck take care of my problem?

1 option but others: If this is is truly localized fat without skin laxity (particularly following pregnancy), then liposuction may be an excellent option for you. If you do have skin laxity limited to the area below the umbilicus or have an unacceptable c-section scar then a mini tummy tuck may be an excellent option. For before/after photos, visit: ...Read more

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How does a body lift differ from a tummy tuck? Most of my sagging skin is around my belly area. Do I need a body lift or a tummy tuck, and how do they differ? .

How does a body lift differ from a tummy tuck? Most of my sagging skin is around my belly area. Do I need a body lift or a tummy tuck, and how do they differ? .

body lift: A body lift is generally used for patients who have had massive weight loss such as patients who have had gastric bypass surgery. These patients have sagging skin all the way around the trunk including buttocks, thighs, abdomen and back. Abdominoplasty only treats the abdomen. ...Read more

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What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, I lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but I definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f

Rare Patient: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

incision: Incision for a tummy tuck procedure generally goes from hip to hip within the waistline, and is generally well hidden underneath clothing and even a bathing suit. There is a another incision around the bellybutton which also can be well hidden and inconspicuous. ...Read more

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Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Slim Lipo: Will induce skin shrinkage.
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website up this wk: drsisto. Com. ...Read more

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I am 16 days post op from mini tummy tuck and have wave like symptom in lower abdomen. I can't get to ps for a few days. What should I do?

I am 16 days post op from mini tummy tuck and have wave like symptom in lower abdomen. I can't get to ps for a few days. What should I do?

Inform Surgeon.: I may have just answered this question for you; it sounds like you may have a seroma. Let your plastic surgeon know (phone or e-mail). He/she will have a plan (and possibly activity restrictions) for you. This will likely involve aspiration of the fluid when you return home. Try to enjoy your vacation nevertheless!
best wishes. ...Read more

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