Belly Piercing Post Tummy Tuck (abdominal plasty)
Tummy Tuck Piercings:
Can I get my belly button pierced after a tummy tuck?
Yes you can. Provided you have waited at least 6 months for healing and got the “go ahead” from your surgeon. I would recommend you see a Doctor or a piercing artist that specializes in piercing tummy tucks. As the scar tissue is thicker than normal and may require the piercing go deeper into the flesh. If this is the case, you will need to purchase jewelry with a longer bar to prevent irritation and infection.
Are the cleaning and care instructions the same? Yes. You follow the same care routine for your belly button piercing post-surgery as you would for non-surgery. See the steps listed on my website page.
Sometimes surgery causes a loss of sensation in the affected area. By using the “EZ Heal Navel Guard” you will have the reassurance that the belly button piercing will have a protective environment for your piercing to heal and prevent snagging, tugging, or any kind of contact with any foreign objects even when you cannot feel it.