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Umbilical hernia removal and tummy tuck surgery causes woman to lose belly button
Posted 8 years ago
Updated 8 years ago
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45-year-old Lori Jones saved up to get rid of her "baby pooch" after having C-sections to "bring sexy back" and wear a 2-piece bathing suit - but the umbilical hernia removal and tummy tuck surgery results in her losing her belly button.  Jones said she did her research, had several consultations, and chose Houston surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzardan - known for performing gastric bypass surgeries for overweight patients, and featured on the TLC show "My 600 Pound Life".  The ABC 7 News article, "HOUSTON SURGERY PATIENT WAKES UP TO MISSING BELLY BUTTON", states that Nowzardan is a plastic surgeon, but according to his bio on his website, he is a general & vascular surgeon - not a plastic surgeon.  

Specializing in plastic surgery techniques can make a huge difference in the surgery results, especially as the belly button needs to be accounted for during this type of surgery. "Why Do Some People Lose Their Belly Button During Abdominoplasty?" - check out the responses by participating plastic surgeons.  One response from Miami plastic surgeon Darryl J. Blinski, MD: "Most resultant umbilical loss is due to poor surgical technique. Harming the blood supply to the belly button causing necrosis or death of the area."  It should be noted however that cases differ from each other, and as Memphis plastic surgeon Peter A. Aldea, MD points out: "...Prior hernia repairs or laparoscopic surgery could have weakened this supply so ones the skin incision is made and the skin supply is gone away, the belly button's own supply becomes inadequate resulting loss of the belly button."

Back to Jones' story:

"I went in with the belly button and I'd like to know what you did with it? What happened to it? Did you throw it in the trash? Where is it?" Lori Jones asked. 

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"Because the surgical tape and the gauze that's underneath I couldn't see the incision so the whole time I'm thinking my belly button is there," Jones said.

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"He said its going to be in place and re-positioned and the hernia was going to be fixed and no not me not having one now because I would've went along with time," Jones said.

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"We never discussed me not having my belly button. He told me my belly button would be re-sectioned," Jones argued.

Perhaps Dr. Nowzardan meant "resectioned" not re-sectioned, the former which means, according to the online free medical dictionary

1. procedure performed for the specific purpose of removal, as in removal of articular ends ofone or both bones forming a joint.
2. To remove a part.
3. Synonym(s): excision (1)

This follows with Dr. Nowzardan's response to the Eyewitness News reporter outside of his Bellaire practice:

"We did tell her before and she had a previous surgery and she had a scar and there's no way you can save that area. I told her that before surgery and after surgery," Dr. Nowzardan said.

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"We can call Hollywood and get a Oscar nomination for her," the doctor replied.

The conclusion: Nowzardan says he can recreate a belly button for Jones after 6 months of healing, but Jones is adamant to settle in court and already contacted an attorney:

"I don't like it and for them to act like it's nothing that's what's really bothering me," Jones added.

A good reason to discuss risks, side effects, results, expectations, etc. without using medical terms.

References
"HOUSTON SURGERY PATIENT WAKES UP TO MISSING BELLY BUTTON": http://abc7news.com/news/houston-surgery-patient-wakes-up-to-missing-belly-button/1204214/ Dr. Younan Nowzardan website bio: http://www.drnowmd.com/hos/Pages/AboutUSPages/MeetDrNow.html "Why Do Some People Lose Their Belly Button During Abdominoplasty?": https://www.realself.com/question/people-lose-belly-button-abdominoplasty Online free medical dictionary: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/resection
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