Is this belly button abnomally healing? (Photo)
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Tummy tuck belly button
You may well have an umbilical hernia present making your belly button look asymmetric. I would need more views to really see what is showing. Many umbilical hernias can be detected before surgery and if so, can be fixed at the time of a tummy tuck. Your issue may also be exacerbated or caused by some additional swelling, so wait another couple months before re-evaluating it. But ask your surgeon first, of course.
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Is this belly button abnomally healing?
At 5 weeks post tummy tuck, you have significant edema, specially in the lower abdomen. Give it time to heal, settle and scar in. Once 6 months has passed, you could consider scar revision if you don't like the way your bb looks.
Repair of umbilical hernias at time of tummy tuck is routine however, based on specific circumstances your surgeon might decide not to do so. My general rule is to repair the umbilical hernia unless there is a reason not to.
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