Why do some belly buttons look fake after TT and others look natural as if there was no surgery done?
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Thank you for your question.
Because each surgeon has different tummy tuck techniques, I would advise you to look at the surgeons before and after photos to see the results of his patients and if you like them or not and to voice your questions and concerns about the belly button you desire so that you and your surgeon are on the same page. In regards to the scar, there are options out there such as topical scar creams and lasers that can help diminish the look of the scar. Avoiding sun exposure and always applying a high SPF to the area is important in preventing hyperpigmentation (darkening of the scar tissue).
Good luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Why do some belly buttons look fake?
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The belly button is an important landmark. Quality of the result here is important. Ask your board certified plastic surgeon to see some examples of their work in this area and they should be able to show you lots of pictures. Sometimes overactive scarring can make a belly button look unnatural and sometimes the original belly button is difficult to fix but most tummy tuck cases should result in very natural looking belly button. This is a very good question!
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Why do Some Belly Buttons Look Fake?
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