navel piercing question for surgery

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Ok, so a really genuine question, although I know its minor for most and not important, for me it is..

I have a double navel piercing, I have had huge body issues growing up and these piecings are personal and loved by me and only for me. I am concerned when I have surgery I will loose them both and re piercing them is a trauma and took me years to heal from, I have had them 16 yrs now and they are a part of me ( apart from the costs of the jewellery I have!)

Has anyone else with navel piercings had this, how did you keep the piercing? could you put back in straight away?

did they cut through the piercing?

thanks smile

Its been bothering me since I knew I would need surgery!

I have purchased two plastic retainers to sterilize and take in with me, but unsure if thast possible?


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    I had keyhole surgery on the 19th may surgeon cut me just under my belly button so a week later when I could keep the dressing of I put my navel piercing back in

    I suppose it depends where they cut every surgeon is different

    Alison x

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    I haven't had this experience but I am sure the nurses and doctors have. I know some patients do not take their wedding ring off before surgery and they cover the rings with tape. Good luck

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      thanks, I wont be able to cover with tape due to the fact it goes in near the piercings, but hoping they can save them and I can pop them back in the same day! I am at pre op next week, so will ask..
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