2 Months Post Mini Tummy Tuck: Umbilical Area is Hard and Very Sore - Is This Normal?

Doctor Answers 3

Mini Tummy Tuck

The BB is inflamed, irritated, and has sutures likely causing irritation.  There is a chance there is an infection if there is redness and drainage.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Mini tuck and Umbilical area Problems?

Thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give you advice without direct examination.

Generally speaking however the area that you are concerned about has been treated with liposuctioning  and you may be dealing with some residual inflammation  of the area. Problems with perfusion (fat  necrosis) may also be the culprit.

It would be in your best interest to follow up with your plastic surgeon  for direct examination and advice.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,501 reviews

Hard umbillicus after mini tuck

If it is two months post op I would recommend you see your surgeon.  There is a possibility of fat necrosis in the area.  This can resolve on it's own but may require a surgical debridement.  Also an infection could make the area also indurated and tender.  

Ernesto Hayn, MD
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.