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Can Weigh loss effect a navel piercing?

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November 28, 2008 8:00AM

Yes, skin stretches 10% before it forms tear marks, so if you had your navel pierced when you had weight and you are losing the weight things should stay in place and look pretty good. Now I have never seen anyone with excessive weight manage to successfully heal a navel piercing without a great deal of trouble. If the piercing is properly placed it should end out looking as it should with weight loss, however if the piercing was done too high due to excessive weight then the piercing will look a bit odd when the weight lose is complete. That being the case remove the jewellery and have the piercing redone in the correct location. Hope that helps