Hello All, I am 10 weeks post op of TT with muscle repair and Lipo to the flanks and I am very displeased with the appearance of my BB. I have posted picture of what my BB looked like before surgery and after. I have a weird buldge in the upper portion the belly and the whole area inside and out looks very dark. I'm wondering if this is normal or needs a revision or can't be fixed? Thank you so much in advance for your answers! :)
A: Preoperative photos suggest that your bb is darker
Your preoperative photos suggest that your belly button skin is slightly darker than your abdominal skin. Since the new periumbilical area is really from your upper abdomen (lighter skin) it gives greater contrast with the darker umbilical area. Furthermore, the increased size of the new umbilicus opening gives it greater visibility. I believe your bulge as well as the light skin / dark umbilicus can be improved by revising the scar around the belly button to a smaller dimension. It would be worthwhile to discuss this with your surgeon.