Belly Button is Still Raw 8 Weeks After Tummy Tuck

I had a panniculectomy with some lipo May 12 and my belly button is tight around the outside but pink with some white tissue inside. Will it survive?

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Raw belly button (umbilicus) after tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

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Eight weeks after your tummy tuck the umbilicus must be living. However, it may be raw and compromised. Generally as time proceeds the skin should become more stable with wound care supervised by your plastic surgeon.

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