3 weeks post op & belly button is healing with a crevice instead of closing. Am I having the right treatment? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
See your surgeon
You appear to have wound separation and inflammation probably due to the suture used. You might need suture removal or possible replacement with less reactive sutures. Generally the wound will settle down, contract and heal. It might take 6-12 months for the scars to soften and become less noticed.
Delayed healing after tummy tuck
Congratulations on your recent surgery. It appears that the right side of your bellow button incision is opening. This will all heal with time. You should definitely see your plastic surgeon sooner rather than later to begin appropriate wound care.
Best of luck. The incision will eventually heal and the scar will soften.
- Dr Bryson Richards
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