You should expect pain around your belly button and plan for approximately 6 weeks of recovery time, during which you will not be able to exercise. You should be able to return to work or school in just a few days, however. Your incisions will be closed with skin glue, sometimes called “liquid stitches”.
Navel piercings: Jewelry may be replaced 24–48 hours after surgery. You may have black and blue areas around the incisions. Your stitches don’t need to be removed. They will dissolve within 2–6 weeks.
It’s normal for the area to look swollen and even a bit crusty after surgery, and it may take as long as 6 months for the belly button to heal.
Performing surgery through the belly button can mean less scarring, reduced pain, lower blood loss and faster recovery than with the four incisions typically used for laparoscopic surgery, according to Dr Adrian G. Dan, an advanced laparoscopic surgeon at Summa.
According to a study at the University of Missouri, small, T-shaped belly buttons are the most attractive. Researchers showed pictures of innies, outies, and belly buttons of all shapes and sizes to a group of men and women who rated them on a scale of 1 to 10 from least to most attractive.
Your belly button is actually your first scar. Within minutes of being born, your umbilical cord was clamped and cut, leaving a short umbilical stalk sticking out of your abdomen.
As you recover, keep your bellybutton area clean and dry. Unless you have dissolvable stitches, you’ll need to have your stitches removed about 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Does removing stitches hurt?
Getting the Stitches Out
You may feel a bit of pulling, but it won’t hurt. It takes a lot less time to remove stitches than it does to put them in. And once the stitches have been removed, your skin will be fine! The doctor will tell you how to care for your skin after the stitches have been removed.
The weak spot is usually closed with stitches, but if the hernia is large, mesh may be used to strengthen the area. After the operation, the bulge will disappear and the belly button should look normal.
Symptoms of infection after surgery
redness and swelling at the incision site. drainage of yellow or cloudy pus from the incision site. fever.
So anytime you undergo a tummy tuck with repair of an umbilical hernia (a hernia around the belly button), death to the belly button is a very possible risk. If the belly button dies, your surgeon will remove it and the resulting scar will hopefully look like a small belly button!