After Your Umbilical Hernia Surgery

Once you have healed from your umbilical hernia surgery, you're ready to start rebuilding.

You have a unique advantage that relatively few people will ever have—you get to completely rebuild your core muscles to be stronger + more efficient.

This will make moving and lifting things easier. Plus, it makes it much less likely that you'll suffer from back or hip pain in the future.

If you're ready to start rebuilding, here's what you need to do:

3. Watch this video to learn how long it will take to feel normal after surgery.

4. Watch this video to learn how long it will take for your pooch to go away.

5. Join the Umbilical Hernia Surgery Recovery community.

When you become a member of the Umbilical Hernia Surgery Recovery community, you'll join forces with others who have had umbilical hernias, had them repaired, recovered, and rebuilt their bodies stronger than ever!

Call your doctor when...

As soon as you notice you have an umbilical hernia, you should contact your doctor and have it examined. Your doctor will be able to give you more information about your particular situation and discuss your options (including doing nothing), so you can have all the information you need to make a wise decision about how to proceed.

If you have already had your hernia repaired surgically, you should call your doctor immediately if the area around your belly button starts to become:

  • red,
  • swollen,
  • smelly,
  • hot to the touch, and/or
  • painful.

You should also contact your doctor if you notice any discolored drainage.