I think I lost my belly button. Should I be worried? (photos)
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Belly button healing after Tummy Tuck
I think I lost my belly button. Should I be worried?
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Earl Stephenson Jr MD DDS FACS
Belly button scarring
It appears that you may be having umbilical stenosis: when the scar around the belly button keeps closing in. If this is the case several options may be available to you. Your plastic surgeon may choose to inject the scar with steroid injection (kenalog). This can help stop the process and relax the scar tissue. Another option is to perform a revision. This is a minor surgical procedure that creates a larger belly button. Kenalog injection may be needed in the early process of healing after the belly button revision.
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Dr. Remus Repta
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