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Vertical scar where belly button was

  • Chloe77
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 2 years ago

Does anyone have a small vertical scar where your belly button used to be?  I was told by my surgeon that if I don't have enough excess skin to bring my old belly button down to the super-low incision that I want, I might have a small vertical scar somewhere between my incision and my new belly button.  Is this a big ugly scar, or not that noticeable?  Thanks!

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I have a small verticle incision where my old belly button was... I didn't bother me at first, even tho my PS never mentioned anything about it being a possibility to have it done that way. but as I've healed, I'm almost 4 wks post op and my verticle scar isn't healing flat like expected .. I assumed it would just like my breast augmentation incisions as well as the large TT scar.. But this one healed weird like it folded in and not flat. I'm very disappointed and it's hard finding anyone that has had to have this small verticle incision done! I have an appt next week and I'll be expressing my disappointment to my PS and see what can be done to fix the scar. Blah. Lovey results besides that tho!
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I should have had one and now I'm going to need a revision to lower my scar. If your scar heals badly your PS can easily fix a small area. Make sure he knows you're unhappy with it. He will tell you that you must be done healing before it can be fixed, so it will be some time from now.
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Yes at my 4 wk appt he said agreed with me that it didn't heal right, he is waiting till more swelling goes away, and then June 2nd he is going to do a revision. :)
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Yay!
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I am almost a week post and I have a vertical soon to be scar, any info from others that have the vertical scar would be sooo helpful ( I am so sad about this as I was not talked to about this maybe happening) Is it a big deal? Can I use prosil and pretty much get it to fade with time? I just want to cry right now:( Although I am willing to accept it and anything was better than I had just really caught off guard
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I have a vertical scar, I am 7 weeks PO. It is my least favorite thing of my surgery experience. If it was not there, I would be very happy with the look of my flat abs. PS said to try a fading cream, which I have been using religiously for the past 2 weeks, but I have not seen much improvement. My PS said to come in the next 6 weeks and he will consider a revision for loose skin around the vertical scar and scar itself. I am hoping he can lower the scar, and make it very thin.
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Thanks for your response. Yea totally bummer we had to be the lucky ones with the VS :( I guess better that than what it was though.... I was just at the ps today and I bought a product by the name of prosil and supposedly it is suppose to be a very good scar cream, the nurse said I could start using it at three weeks PO. Hopefully in time we can get it to be very fain :) Let me know if you find any thing that really works and I'll keep you posted on the prosil. I think you can google it and find info out on it if you want.
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Thanks I will. Although if I am wearing a bikini, I can easily cover the scar with a waterproof make-up. I tried it with my foundation and it totally disappeared. So I am not too concern about it as much. Overtime it will get better.
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Oh that's great! Awesome idea, thanks!
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I am 2 days PO and have a vertical bb scar, ps said that it will fade in time and hardly be noticeable. The whole incision should fade to a faint line in about a year to 18 months.
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KinLynn you can prob see my post above,^^ how is your vertical scar a year later?
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I have a vertical scar that comes up from my incision -- you can see it in my pics. I'm guessing when it fades it won't look that bad, but if I do buy a two piece bathing suit I'll buy boy shorts for bottoms (not just for the scar, but because I don't like my upper thighs!).
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Going into my surgery I was told as well that I may have a verticle scar from my belly button. I guess where my belly buttin is on my body is a little high so he was worried about pulling the skin all the way down. I went into surgery thinking I would have a verticle scar, but he was able to make it reach. Whoopie! I was willing to take the risk because It would still have been better than my horrible flabby belly. But there is still a chance he can make it reach!
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Hi Chloe, actually that is the only thing I am not happy about regarding my surgery. The skin around my bb was too thin to pull down to the incision line so I now have a vertical scar where my old bb was. My ps says its not a big deal and he can revise it easily. (In fact he did tell me that he would need to revise it on Day1 but I was too doped up to remember). Mine is annoying as it comes up a good inch & a half above my incision which is nice and low. It didn't start out that way, but as I healed it seemed to get narrower and longer. When I go back in May (surgery was 1/10) we will discuss it then. So no prob no low cut bikinis for me this summer :-) I am curious if anyone else has had this issue and if anyone can share about a (old) bb revision...?
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The difference btwn me getting a full and a mini was this line and I opted for the full as the benefits outweighed the line. I had a belly button piercing so unfortunately my surgeon could not get out my piercing hole and the stretch marks coming from it. A little sad, but knew this was a possibility if he was unable to pull past incision. He stated at post op visit that I could have it revised later on down the rd. I am going to let it heal and see if it bothers me then
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Hi, I had my TT 2 weeks ago & have a vertical scar too but they left my old bellybutton with BB ring holes there as well which I am not happy with… Has yours faded? I highly doubt mine will fade & want a revision to cut it out but PS said to wait 6 months. I don't want to wait that long though.
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