Candidate for Umbilicoplasty? (photos)
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Belly Button Surgery - Umbilical Hernia and Rectus Diastasis
Based solely on the pictures, you appear to have an umbilical hernia and rectus diastasis. Both can be fixed with some form of a tummy tuck.
To be sure what is best for you, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have Belly Button Surgery and/or Tummy Tuck.
I hope this helps.
Do You Have An Umbilical Hernia After Pregnancy?
So, you have several choices. You can have the hernia fixed by a general surgeon - but they are likely to give you a scar you won't like. Or you can see a plastic surgeon and trust that they will fix the hernia well.
My suggestion is that you find a team of both to do this together. The plastic surgeon will protect you from the aggressive nature of the general surgeon and control your scar. The general surgeon will make sure that the hernia is fixed properly even though the plastic surgeon is harassing him to keep the incision small and discreet.
I've done a bunch of these with my general surgery friends and it's always a negotiation, but in the end all of our patients have gotten good care.
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