Sorry to tell you this, but it will take years for it to heal and disappear.
I had mine removed in 1984 and the scar is still there.
The best thing that you can do to fade it as quickly as possible is to eat well - including plenty of foods with good oils like wheatgerm or almonds (vitamin e) an assortment of seeds like sunflower and pepitas; avocados, some whole milk if you can, and even take a flax seed oil supplement. Carrots (vit. A) and oranges (vit. C) are also good to regenerate the skin. Don't forget all your green leafies.
In addition to nutrition, you can attack the scar tissue from the outside as well. Apply pure vitamin e oil and pure aloe vera these you can alternate, or put together.
There are many theories on what works to remove scars, but you just have to do what you can and be persistent. I will tell you though, that my favourite for fading new scars is to spray watered down 35% hydrogen peroxide which provides pure oxygen to the tissue so the cells can regenerate faster.
Appologies if this is too much information....Just use what you can; if anything.
All the best to you.
They don't ever really go completely away. You'll always be able to see a trace of the scar but they do flatten and lighten up. It depends if you use things like mederma for kids on it though. I got my appendix removed last year in April but I know alot of people that got theirs removed when they're abotu 6 and they've still got the scar 20 years later. If you have the little scar it'll be WAY easier to make go away. If you've got a long one, it's ALOT harder.
I had mine removed last Wednesday...... My surgical tape came off today and I started to cry. I had a beautiful belly button before surgery..... Now it is a revolting hole on my abdomen. All I hope is that maybe when it scars, it looks at least decent...... But I don't know what to do..... Help?
Don't worry!! It needs time before your bellybutton get back the "normal" aspect. It normal: they cut open your bellybutton to acced the inside your abdomen, but it will heal soon.
I had an open appendectomy approach, and I have a large scar between my right hip crest and my bellybutton..
My surgeon took my belly button. I have a scar down the middle of my abdomen. Medurma, medurma, it's top the line stuff for scars. I've waited a year to use it I just heard how good it works it helps shrink the scar. WalMart sell it for like 16.99 Walgreens 21.89.