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Can anyone correct my belly button? (photo)

I had nacrosis after my tummy tuck. Had two surgeries, laser treatment , steroid injections to correct my belly button. My belly button is destroyed. Can anyone help me look normal again?

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Bellybutton Reconstruction


Realistically the scar tissue which comprises your belly button is not useable and must be cut out and discarded. It needs to be replaced with a skin graft, which after healing and .shrinking down, will have a much better bellybutton look

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Can anyone correct my belly button?


If this is truly total umbilical loss, a new belly button can be fashioned from the surrounding skin.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Correct Belly Button?


It is difficult to see from the photos the revision that is needed. Seek a second opinion with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an exam, so that revision surgery can be discussed.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Difficult to tell


Unfortunately, the picture doesn't quite tell the whole picture. Also feeling the scar also helps. Thus I agree that a second opinion could be quite helpful to you.

Tito Vasquez, MD, FACS
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Can anyone correct my belly button? (photo)


Thanks for your question. The photo is bit too close up to get the whole picture--then entire abdomen should be in view. I think getting a second opinion consultation would be in your interest. Although I am quite confident this can be improved, just how will depend on findings on exam.

All the best.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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