Caring for the belly button after tummy tuck

  • marijr
  • Florida
  • 4 years ago

I am one week post op and I am not sure what I can and cant do. My doctors office says I can take showers normally, but I am concerned about how to care for my belly button, any advice?

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My dr said to wash the area (not fiddlig about inide the bb) with normal soap and wather, and let it dry completely afterwards, for instance with the help of a hair dryer.
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yes, make a shaped cone out of a gauze and keep it inside your belly button.
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Can you gauze/tape your belly button while you shower so it stays dry? This might be a good question for your doctor's office. Here is what some of the doctors on RealSelf have to say.

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