The following post from our forum is from a woman who tells us that losing a belly button from a tummy tuck operation is not that uncommon.

Date: 03/17/2010 Submitted by: Christy

Actually they can remove the belly button. I just left the PS and he told me that my belly button won’t make it. I would have to lose the belly button in order to do a tummy tuck. Also, that it is more common than you would think. I spoke to a friend on the way home and she had known someone who lost theirs in a tummy tuck.



Date: 03/17/2010 Submitted by: Tanner


I never heard that before. My plastic surgeon never even brought up the possibility that could happen. Even if he did, I probably would have proceeded with the tummy tuck. Nobody would know I didn’t have a belly button since I have a shirt on 99.99% of the time.

Out of curiosity I did some research and it looks like the actress Patricia Heaton, the wife on the TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond actress” may have lost hers in a tummy tuck too. At least that’s what some web sites imply.

Good luck.


Thanks! The Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova lost hers, too. Maybe it’s not so bad!!! Good luck, Christy

BTW, I didn’t realize your forum was for men, my diastasis and umbilical hernia is due to childbirth.