I appreciate your question.
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Thank you for your question and photo. It appears that your belly button is healing quite slowly and that some of the skin may not have survived. At 6 weeks after surgery there should not be any drainage or bleeding. Without a physical exam, it is impossible to tell you exactly what is going on. Be sure to have this evaluated by your surgeon or seek a second opinion by a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to evaluate it and see if they have any further recommendations. Best of luck, Dr. Kludt
Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck.
- You are now almost six weeks after surgery -
- You should not still have drainage and bleeding around your belly button.
- Your own surgeon should examine you to see what is going on and to correct it.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS