Is this a scab or necrosis? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Belly buttons scab
up very commonly following tummy tucks. You can use a peroxide water solution if you want to get it off sooner or you could simply give it time and the scab will slough on its own. When it comes off, your wound should be intact and if not, you should let your surgeon know.
Scab or necrosis?
This looks like a scab to me from this photo. It will be fine. you can relax. Let the scab just fall off. Do NOT try to remove the scab. A scab or eschar is a biological dressing for a wound that is healing underneath...so let that process play out. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Belly Button Problem
This is a scab, but NO ONE can tell you if there is necrosis under it until the scab gets removed. The likelihood is that there is some amount of necrosis, either partial or full thickness, based on the appearance of the scab however. Best of luck!
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