Why is my belly button is so black
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Why is my belly button so black
The anatomy of the belly button is unique. The blood vessels which supply this organ which had provided the umbilical connection to your mother when you were in the womb are very delicate. An umbilical hernia is a residual abdominal wall weakness that can span back to your birth and how the abdominal wall forms once the umbilical connection with your mother is severed. It is not uncommon for an umbilical hernia to be repaired at the time of abdominoplasty. The dissection of the umbilical hernia is at the level of the umbilicus and thus can result in manipulation of the base of the umbilicus. Adding this to the tension which is a normal aspect of the abdominoplasty can result in changes of blood supply to the umbilicus. Careful follow up with your plastic surgeon in the post op period is essential.
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