Belly button infected? 3 weeks post op tummy tuck (Photo)
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It is very difficult to tell from the photos what is going on with your umbilicus. If the incision has not completely healed, then perhaps local wound care is all that is necessary. You would have to be seen in person to be properly evaluated.
Belly button healing
It isn't uncommon for the belly button to heal at a slower rate than your other incisions. Continue to follow your surgeon's wound care advise to the T, but if things don't improve and/or get worse, have it assessed in person by your surgeon.
Belly button infected?
At only three weeks since your surgery, you are very early in the healing process. The belly button can often have an unsatisfactory appearance at this stage of healing. Sometimes the blood flow to the belly button is not very good after surgery, which can cause some healing delays. It typically does very well in the long run. Continue to care for the area according to your surgeon's instructions. Give it some time to heal. Best wishes to you!
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