I have received a tummy tuck and my stomach looks great. In six months will it be okay ti pierce my navel even though I have an umbilical hernia?
Can I Pierce my Belly Button with a Hernia?
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Repair your hernia before your piercing
I would recommend getting the hernia repaired (herniorrhaphy) prior to umbilical piercing. it would othervise be possible to damage the hernai dack,
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Get your umbilical hernia fixed before you pierce your navel!
It is not a good idea to pierce your belly button if you have an umbilical hernia. You don't say....
- How long ago was the tummy tuck?
- Was the hernia there before the surgery?
- Has a doctor diagnosed the hernia?
Aside from the hernia concern, if there is a scar around your navel a piercing is less likely to be successful because the scar tissue is not as strong as unscarred tissue. I have seen the metal erode outward through the skin and have to be removed. A body piercer told me he doesn't recommend navel piercing after an abdominoplasty for this reason, but I have seen it work, too.
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