Do they remove the stitches around your navel after tummy tuck?
I’m wondering this too?
Mine are dissolvable stitches, only stitches that had to be removed were the ones that was holding my drains in
I have an appointment tomorrow… I’ll let you know. As I am going to be asking for ANY stitches poking out of me … of which there are LOTS in my boobs to all be trimmed or cut off. OMG I’m fed up with dressing wounds.
Mine were removed around my BB. But it’s numb, so you don’t feel it
At how many weeks did they remove yours Miranda?
At 6 days PO tummy tuck.
6 days after tummy tuck… shit, mine should go then. I will be 4 weeks next Monday Oh and also, how long did everyone pack their navel. Mine is very shallow and I fear it will close up until after the stitches are out? Did your navel change or close much over time?
Mine were removed 10days post op of tummy tuck.
Julia I didn’t pack my navel
I never packed mine. I hated mine at first. It was sooooo shallow and looked like a crescent. But it has really changed.
This was at 6 weeks after tummy tuck
This was 10 weeks
I was told to put bactoban in it then pack it with Gelonet Mesh then a cover over it. Oh god, I’m so over this. YOu look great Miranda. I have taken so many photos along the way, but don’t dare post them. I’m tired and I’m so fed up, I just want to feel normal again. I hate taking my clothes off to wash as I feel so wounded. My boobs are so bloody swollen and sore and everything hurts. Is it weird to go down like a blubbering mess at a month out! I should be happy and I feel awful
Completely normal Julia my plastic surgeon warned me of a bit of depression a few weeks after surgery as it’s all quite exhausting, and also from the anaesthetic and pain meds. He said it all messes with you. You’ll get there hunny. we’re all here for you. Xxx
Totally normal Julia.
You know I’m 12 weeks and only now I feel normal.
My belly button looks ok but inside it looks so dark. Not overly happy with it but I also don’t really care.
You will be ok love it’s all time x
I still have the sore from the bandage it’s so annoying and i don’t know how to make it look lighter
Thank you. I’m hoping after my appointment tomorrow I might feel a little better. Most of the dissolvable stitches on my breasts have split and pushed to the surface of my skin and are poking out. My body is rejecting them. They are sharp and hurt. My doc only consults up here every fortnight, so it feels like a long time to wait for reassurance. He is great and I can ring him, but I don’t like to. Thanks for the photos girls. Every belly button is different hey. Karen I can see you had adhesive marks too. Mine feel raw at the moment. I have scars all under my breasts and in my armpits from where they took the tape off.
Karen I had that sore from the bandage too. The only thing that got rid of it was Lucas PawPaw ointment. Give it a try. You look wonderful BTW
Thanks Miranda Christoffersen. I have some of that. Will give it a go
Yep sure do, generally around the first or second week post tummy tuck
Try coconut oil on the sore from the bandage, it healed my horrendous reaction to the adhesive on my leg!
Tracy that’s what I’ve been using and that’s what first healed it. But it’s still marked
Ahh ok, yeah I still have the brown mark but it’s slowly starting to fade, I’m hoping it will go away, if not I guess I’m stuck with a weird shaped birth mark looking thing at the top of my thigh! Let me know if the paw paw helps