Mommy Makeover Belly Button Question.
**Edited: I uploaded some additional photos.****
Hi guys! 10 Days Post Op. I need some encouragement. 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 would love to see before and after pics of your mommy makeover Belly Button!
**Update** My surgeon said this is my old belly button. And it didn't have alot of shape to start with. And taking away all the loose skin it became very flat. He said this was not typical and can to a revision on it in a year and a half, but he's not sure how much further it will go in. I didn't have a hernia. But had Diastasis Recti 2 fingers apart and my belly button never was the same after 3 kids. It didn't feel like it went back in all the way either. Yes I was an innie to start with!
I do feel a bit better knowing it wasn't just botched and this is just how my belly button is. I will continue to post photos as I heal! Hoping as swelling goes down it will appear more innie!
I would be concerned too.
I dont have a pic of my belly button, but I didn't have a circle of sutures like that. I had folds of sutures in curved patterns to mimic the folds of an innie belly button. Post op, my belly button was definitely indented, but I couldn't really see it for the first few weeks because it was black with scabs. The scabs eventually fell off and my belly button now looks like a normal belly button. It is a little smaller and more circualr than I would like, but no one can tell its not real.
I told my PS before the surgery that I wanted a good belly button and he said he spends an hour on the belly button alone but there are some PS's who spend only a few minutes. My TT portion was about 3hours long and my BA was 1 hour. I was in surgery about 4 hours total.
You should call your PS.
I've edited to add pics.
I am 7wpo tomorrow. Sutures were removed at 6dpo. Scabs fell out the first 2-4weeks. Now the skin is red and stiff, but my PS said that is normal and will go away slowly. It was always indented and it always had folds. I am really worried for you, actually, but don't freak out until you talk to your PS.Reply
Honestly I would be a little concerned aswell. My belly button looked like a little slit at first but definitely had an indent. It was hard to tell at first because of the scabbing but it didn't have the circular stitching that your does. I would definitely chat with your surgeon about a revision.
I couldn't find any good close up pics but the first pic is about a week post op, second is now, 7 months PO. I'm pretty happy with my belly button now.Reply