Mommy makeover- belly button concern
11 Days Post Op. I need some advice. My new belly button is completely flat. I'm worried it will heal and I'll have like no belly button or just a circular scar!
I had a full tummy tuck and breast implants. Everything looks fantastic except my belly button. When I woke up from surgery I asked him about it and he said that he couldn't get it to go in any further. He said it would have sacrificed blood supply? HELP!
I see it. I am sorry this has happened to you. Did you happen to have a belly button hernia? That's the only time I worry about the umbilical blood supply. IN short, belly buttons have two blood supplies--one from the skin around it, and one from the stalk. When we cut around it we divide the skin one. THat only leaves the stalk. If there's a hernia in the stalk, which makes it bulge out, it can be unsafe to repair the hernia at the same time. I bet that's what happened. So here's the good news. Once you're healed, you can get a general surgeon to repair your umbilical hernia. Hopefully laparoscopically. Then a plastic surgeon can, in a second stage, tack that belly button back down to your fascia.
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