I am 7 days post op from full tummy tuck and muscle repair. My belly button has been packed until 2 days ago now it looks swollen on the inside. Should I repack it or leave it alone?
Belly Button Post Op. Pack Was Taken Out 2 Days Ago and Now it Looks Swollen on the Inside? (photo)
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Belly button after tummy tuck
It looks like you had excess umbilical skin that was sutured into a smaller abdominal flap opening resulting in an fold of skin. This can be revised eventually by excising this excess skin under local.
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Belly Button Post Op. Pack Was Taken Out 2 Days Ago and Now it Looks Swollen on the Inside?
Best to see or check with your operative chosen surgeon. The posted photos shows either swelling or excess tissue.
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