Piercing issue

Patient : A week ago i got a navel piercing done ( belly) i found that it is now red and slightly caving in at the top of my belly button, as it is a ball jewellery, the area is also swollen so i suppose it could just be the object resting on the swollen area, or skin growing around it in the healing process, or is there something wrong? I clean it 3 times a day with a salt water solution, could it also be that i lay on my stomach and the jewellery is just being forced in? Will it leave scaring of some sort? Worried teenager here! I should also point out that the picture is not of mine, mine is less red.
Symptoms:  Swelling, redness, tiny bit of pain
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