What happens to a Belly button piercing after a tummy tuck?

Doctor Answers 2

Should be removed...

Hello, 
The tummy tuck repositions the belly button in the pulled abdominal flap. When the patient has piercing in that area, it should be removed. Leaving a scar (which the piercing is) in between a scar, can compromise its blood supply and the quality of the healing incision. 
Only in the case of a Mini-Tummy tuck, it could be preserved, as the navel is not (usually) repositioned. 
Hope this answer your doubts. 
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Take good care, 
Dr. Fernandez Goico


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Piercing

it is generally removed.............................................................................

Jonathan Saunders, MD
Newark Plastic Surgeon
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