Tummy Tucks

Will that Awkward Belly Button from Your Tummy Tuck Get Better?

Woman holding cutout paper heart in front of belly button

Woman holding cutout paper heart in front of belly buttonThe thing about a tummy tuck is that your plastic surgeon has no other choice but to nix your regular belly button and give you a new one. For most people, this is a welcome improvement from sagging skin getting in the way of their six-pack dreams.

But it can take some time after your tummy tuck for your belly button to look normal again. Here’s how to figure out if yours just needs more time or if you could use a little belly button revision.

Wait for Swelling to Go Away, Like Completely

You’ve probably heard this from your plastic surgeon, but it’s worth repeating: your tummy tuck recovery isn’t going to happen overnight. As such, swelling and bruising can camouflage your final results for several months. This can also mean that your belly button might look a little wonky while your body heals.

If it’s only been a few weeks, don’t panic. The way your belly button looks should keep getting better and better over the next few months as swelling takes a hike.

Want in on the ‘designer’ belly button craze? Ask your plastic surgeon for an oval-shaped navel.

Have a Chat with Your PS

It’s impossible to predict how your belly button might heal after abdominoplasty, so if you’re getting close to 6 months of recovery and still don’t like the way it looks, have a chat with your plastic surgeon. You might be a candidate for a belly button revision surgery to get the shape and size you’d hoped for.

 

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Will that Awkward Belly Button from Your Tummy Tuck Get Better?
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Got a question about the way your belly button looks after a tummy tuck? RaveBabe breaks down your options for revision and how to tell if you need one.
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