Can you tell if someone had a TT if their belly button is stretched? (Photo)
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Is a navel that appears stretched a tip off to TT
Navels, believe it or not, come with lots of different appearances. Sometimes a pulled down toward the feet navel MAY indicate a TT was done. More diagnostic would be a scar around the navel.
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Belly buttons come in all shapes and sizes with tummy tucks. The design is related to technique used. Yes, stretching the skin may impact the shape a bit.
Tummy Tuck Belly Button
Depending on surgical technique and how tightly tissue is stretched, the belly button can appear elongated.
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Belly button stretching
So the belly button is a very visible site that can change after a tummy tuck. Some minor tummy tucks don't actually change the belly button, and have no incision there. Most will require that the belly button be removed from the abdominal skin and repositioned, causing a scar around the edge. The shape of this scar is at the surgeon's discretion. Surgeons have different ways of insetting the belly button, making it more vertical or horizontal - but most techniques are aimed at making it look natural. If you are interviewing a surgeon, make sure you like how he or she makes belly buttons! Best of luck!
Stretched Belly Button after a Tummy Tuck
Yes, a vertically stretched belly button oftentimes indicates that a person has had a tummy tuck. The two last photos show lower abdominal scars as well. I personally don't like the appearance of a stretched out belly button. That stretched out result can be avoided by the surgeon by making the new belly button opening more circular to vertically oval shaped which is aesthetically better in appearance, and is what I do.
Sometimes the belly button can be a tell-tale sign of a tummy tuck. Different surgeons use different techniques to obtain what they think is the best looking belly button. Be sure to ask for before and after photos to see what their belly buttons usually look like before proceeding. Good luck!
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