I have had my tummy tuck about 2 years ago, and still there seems to be a hard lump directly under my belly button. More specifically, the area that is still numb. It is not painful, however it does seem to tense up with my abdominals when I do a ab work. Is this scar tissue? Or did the surgeon mess up?
Hard Lump Under Belly Button 2 Years Post Tummy Tuck, Is it Scar Tissue? (photo)
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Hard lump after tummy tuck
Lump after Tummy Tuck
The lump may be some fat that became hard (fat necrosis), a suture reaction (if permanent sutures were used), or a fluid collection (seroma). These minor problems can be treated with a small office procedure. Ask your surgeon to evaluate it and make sure it is not a hernia (unlikely).
Tummy Tuck Results?
Thank you for the question and picture.
The “hard lump” may represent scar tissue or fat necrosis. Neither represents “surgeon messed up”.
I was just follow-up with your plastic surgeon who will be able to make a diagnosis based on your physical examination.
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