The following post from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck and now, 4 weeks later, her belly button has started to leak a little blood and she is concerned and wondering what to do.
Date: 11/08/2011 Submitted by: SaraTummy Tuck Belly Button Leaking 4 Weeks After Surgery
Hi, had a tt 4 weeks ago , my belly button has just started Leaking Blood and a little blood around the edges is this dangerous and waht do u think i can do, it was all fine till 3 days ago, strange, im alittle scared now. Thanx
Date: 11/08/2011 Submitted by: Tanner
I would go back to my surgeon immediately to have him take a look at it.
Last week I received an email from “Drey” who said that his/her “Tummy Tuck Belly Button Is Red, It Drains & Has An Odor” four weeks after tummy tuck surgery. It was fairly serious and lead to him/her losing the belly button.
There’s no reason to believe that your situation or outcome will be similar, but just to be on the safe side I would seek medical attention as soon as possible. It may be just an infection which they can treat with medication.
You may want to go to the tummy tuck forum and Drey’s posts dated as follows.
“Tummy Tuck Belly Button Is Red, It Drains & Has An Odor” Drey 10-27-2011
“Lost Belly Button From Tummy Tuck” Drey 11-04-2011
If you would like to read all of the “belly button” posts simply sort by the “CATEGORY” column (click on category header). It will make finding all the belly button posts easier.