The belly button is the focal point of the abdomen and for some individuals, may be a body part that makes them self-conscious. A belly button may have been misshapen from birth, altered due to an accident, weight changes or pregnancy. If you are not happy with your belly button, umbilicoplasty can help by reshaping the belly button to create a more attractive appearance.
This procedure, also known as belly button surgery, is commonly performed to change an “outie” belly button to an “innie.” It is also often performed as part of the tummy tuck or lower body lift to reshape the navel or create a new navel.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Dr. Stevens recommends umbilicoplasty for men and women who are in good physical health. Candidates should also have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of the belly button.
What to Expect After Surgery
The recovery after an umbilicoplasty procedure is usually easy if performed on its own. When combined with a tummy tuck, lower body lift or other surgery, the recovery will be more extensive. Side effects for umbilicoplasty may result in bruising or swelling but are usually minimal. Some minor discomfort may occur as well. Many patients are able to return to work and light activity on the same day as their surgery.
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