Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
- You had a very large volume liposuction.
- Your belly button is not gone - the fat around it is gone so the belly button is flat.
- The tightness and pain are unusual and may be from muscle irritation from aggressive liposuction.
- Please see your surgeon 6 weeks after surgery for another assessment and wait 9 - 12 months to see your final result.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
I suggest speakign to your physician. Pain and belly button changes like this arent typical of liposuction done in my practice. Best, Dr. Emer.
Hello,Your umbilicus isn't missing, there is just more skin around it now that the fat is gone. 8 liter lipo is aggressive, so you'll need a long time to heal, probably 6 months at least. At that time you and your PS (I hope he is a ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeon) can decide if you may benefit from an abdominoplasty to correct skin excess and muscle laxity. In the mean time, you should be actively trying to optimize your diet and begin exercise. Best of luck!