Is It Normal to Have a Swelled Up Navel 10 Months After TT?

I had a tummy tuck 10 months ago n I've being feeling disconfort on my navel,it's considerably stiking out of it's hole.If i wear the binder,everything is in and no pain.My surgeon said it could be an hernia,which another specialist said it's not.I feel the pain and it's very hard around it. Any thoughts on what could be the problem? Please help!

Doctor Answers 3

Protruding umbilicus

If your umbilicus is protruding, it could be swelling, it could be a hernia, it could just be your umbilicus the way it is. You need an exam.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Protruding belly button after tummy tuck

It sounds as if you may have a hernia. Evaluation by a general surgeon with possible ultrasonic or radiologic assessment is a reasoanble approach at this point. If no hernia is present, you could undergo resection of redundant umbilical skin.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Swollen Belly Button after Tummy Tuck

My first thought that this may be a hernia also.  If you have seen a general surgeon (the other specialist) and he/she disagrees then maybe imaging is in order (ie a CT scan).

Dr. ES

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