Tummy Tuck Problems and Tummy Tuck Revisions Part 2
By: Dr. Kenneth Hughes
Belly button necrosis or death occurs due to violation of the blood supply. This may occur because the first surgeon divided the belly button stalk with an umbilical float procedure. Another common scenario is division of the stalk during previous umbilical hernia repair. Dr. Kenneth Hughes is familiar with all of these scenarios and their remedies as well as techniques for belly button reconstruction to rebuild a belly button.
Flap necrosis or flap death, aside from patient factors like from tobacco consumption or smoking, can result from violation of the blood supply of the abdominal flap. This can occur from liposuction of the central abdominal flap. This can occur following previous surgeries such as open appendectomy or open cholecystectomy as well as dozens of other procedures. Patient evaluation and proper planning as well as precise surgical execution is necessary to avoid such an adverse outcome.
Inadequate superior dissection and inadequate tightening of the upper abdominal musculature is another unfavorable outcome from tummy tuck. If the abdominal flap is not dissected as superior as possible, the best recruitment of tissue is not achieved and less skin and fat can ultimately be removed. In addition, lack of superior dissection prevents the ability to tighten or plicate the abdominal musculature to the top of the abdomen. This can result in a protuberant upper abdomen in some patients. Unfortunately, the only way to correct this is to redo the tummy tuck.
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