I'm 3 weeks post op and have a red belly button and sore sides. Is it normal? (Photo)

It's been 3 weeks and my sides hurt and feel hard ( had lipo and tt) is that normal? My bb is also a little red and have two stitches left. Will it fall out on its own? Is the red normal ?

Doctor Answers 1

Tummy tuck - sides are firm and belly button is red.

Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck.

  • If you had liposuction, it is normal for the sides to be firm.
  • The belly button redness is probably from the sutures.
  • Only your surgeon knows what sutures were used and if they will absorb.
  • Contact your surgeon's office to report your concerns and get their advice.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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