Pink Lines Around Belly Button 5 Weeks Post-p Tummy Tuck

I had a full tummy tuck with lipo and hernia repair five weeks ago. Had sono due to swelling four days ago and results show small linear fluid collections which my surgeon says is normal. What are these pink lines around my belly button?

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Skin/scar discoloration following tummy tuck

Pink or red lines around the belly button following tummy tuck can be due to a number of cases.  These include infectionrash (contact dermatitis or allergy to medications), skin stretch marks, or normal scar healing.  From your photos it is difficult to determine which situation you are dealing with.  If you are using a topical ointment, cream or soap on the area I would stop or change what you are using .  If you develop a fever, drainage or tenderness - check with your surgeon without delay.   With regard to the small fluid collection, you surgeon is correct - this is common at this stage and should eventually resolve.  If the collection becomes larger, it can usually be drained with a needle and syringe

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