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Gall bladder remover, effect belly buton - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, m
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i had a tummy tuck 3yrs ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now i have to have my gallbladder remover
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i want to know if this will effect my belly buton
User :   they are going through my belly button and its still vert sensitive
Doctor :   No.
User :   i don't want it deformed and there is scare tissue will this be ok?
Doctor :   Your belly button is not involved in the surgery of gallbladder.
User :   they said its 3 incissions
User :   one i thought was the belly button
User :   its liposcopic?
Doctor :   Its a laproscopic surgery, where 3 small incision, of about 1 cm is made.
Doctor :   one such incision is performed close to umbilicus.
Doctor :   The incision is a small one and will not lead to major scars/deformities.
User :   ok so not through it and it won't bother my belly button at all then
User :   i was woied about the scarring already formed from my tummy tuck
Doctor :   No, the incision is not through the belly botton.
User :   ok thank u
Doctor :   Incision is too small to cause a large scar/deformity.
User :   is there recovery time
Doctor :   Incision size will not be bigger than a cm long.
User :   r uyou in and out?
Doctor :   You should be fine in a day or two following the surgery.
User :   no over nite in the hospital?
Doctor :   However will have some restrictions with regards to your diet and physical activity for a week.
User :   what kind of diet restrictions?
Doctor :   You may need to stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
Doctor :   You may be asked to restrict use of solid diet.
Doctor :   Diet consisting of mainly liquids and solids, during the stay in your hospital,
User :   ok thank you for the info. ;)
Doctor :   solid and normal food will be started in 3-5days.
Doctor :   You need not worry, as the procedure is a simple one with least complications.
Doctor :   I hope I have helped you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   you have thank you
User :   not now thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   ;)
Doctor :   Wish you good health and speedy recovery.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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