If you’ve asked for an “outie” to be made into an “innie”—which apparently most people tend to prefer—your surgeon may use internal sutures on the underside of the belly button to shape the desired contours.
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.
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.
When you’re born, the umbilical cord is cut and you have a small piece left called the umbilical stump. One to 2 weeks after birth, this stump falls off and what remains is your belly button. As a result, your belly button is essentially a scar.
The hernia is repaired through a cut (incision) in the belly. Open surgery is safe and effective and has been done for many years. Laparoscopic hernia repair. A surgeon inserts a thin, lighted scope through a small incision in the belly.
What happens after 1 year of tummy tuck?
One Year After Your Tummy Tuck
The swelling is usually completely gone, and they’re enjoying the results of their procedure after the hard work of recovery. Scars have faded considerably, but they never completely go away.
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.
Will my belly button go back to normal after pregnancy? Yes, your belly button will get right back to its regular position a few months after delivery, although it may look a little stretched out or “lived in.” It’s a badge of honor to wear proudly!
A deep hollow belly button typically occurs when the hood of skin casts a shadow on the inside of the button, giving the visual impression of it being quite deep. This shape is also common in people who have some excess belly fat around the abdomen.
Belly Button Piercing Risks
Although many people don’t have any problems after they get a body piercing, you could have: Infection. A piercing on your belly button is more likely to get infected than other body parts because of its shape. It’s easy for bacteria to hole up inside it.
Can I pull stitches out myself?
In general, removing your own stitches isn’t a good idea. When doctors remove stitches, they’re looking for signs of infection, proper healing, and wound closure. If you try to remove your stitches at home, your doctor won’t be able to conduct their final follow-up.
Pain and Healing Time
Although you may think a belly button piercing wouldn’t hurt that much due to being on your stomach, it will hurt slightly—just like any other piercing. Because the skin on your stomach is fleshy, it’s true that you can probably expect it to be less painful than some sort of cartilage piercing.