Tummy Tuck Revision

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am seeking a tummy tuck revision. I had a tummy tuck a year and am not happy with the results as you can see in my attached pictures. I hope they will help you see my concerns. My stomach is not flat. My muscles were not tightened and there is still excess skin. One concern is if the belly button can be reattached to the abdominal wall where it should be. And then to have stomach muscles tightened. I had a c-section  25 yrs ago and muscles were never tightened? Thank you.

A: From your pictures, there appears to be a midline rectus muscle separation and the belly button looks like it became detached at the base or scarred off the abdominal wall. Hard to tell about any loose skin but the tummy tuck incision is very long and low so I would assume that some significant abdominal skin was initially removed. There is no question you can have a tummy tuck revision with your rectus muscles tightened from your tummy tuck scar (it is a long way from way down there but it can be done) And the umbilicus can be reattached back down to the abdominal wall. That is by far the easier part which will make it deeper or more indented

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana