Is my belly button healing normally? (Photo)

I am 24 days post op from lower body lift with lipo. Ever since my scans fell off of my belly button it's been red and some white. My surgeon has me on antibiotics because my incision opened in the back and he stitched it but I'm worried about the look of my belly button.

Doctor Answers 1

Body lift - belly button still red after 3 1/2 weeks

Thank you for asking about your body lift.

  • Your belly button does look a little inflamed.
  • It may be a reaction to your sutures or to bandaging over the skin.
  • Ask your surgeon's advice and give it time.
  • It will probably slowly improve over the next few weeks.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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