Umbilicoplasty or belly button surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed to modify the appearance of the belly button or navel.
It is usually performed as part of a tummy tuck operation (abdominoplasty) or it may be performed alone or done in conjunction with hernia repair. We routinely perform umbilicoplasty during umbilical hernia repair.
Recent change in fashion over this past decade, have created more belly button exposure – tops have gotten shorter – pants have shrunk lower below the waist – and the naval has been left totally and fashionably exposed.
Many people experience change in their belly button as part of normal aging, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, hernias and hernia surgery or trauma. An unattractive belly button bulges, is horizontal in shape and may have other distortions. A very good-looking umbilicus is small, vertical in shape. Umbilicoplasty safely and predictably corrects the distortions and results in an attractive, natural-looking belly button – that will allow you to wear the fashions of your choice and show off your new navel.
If you are concerned or bothered by your belly button, umbilicoplasty or belly button surgery can correct your concerns easily, safely and inconspicuously.
frequently asked questions
This will depend upon exactly how involved your surgery is going to be. Our board certified Plastic surgeons will let you know this during your personal consultation with him.
Our board certified Plastic surgeons perform surgeries in our state-of-the-art surgery center that is fully certified and equipped with only the most advanced technologies available today.
Typically umbilicoplasty surgery takes about one hour, but this depends upon the extensiveness of your procedure. Ask about this during your consultation.
Ask us about this since it varies from patient to patient.
All surgeries create scars, but your incisions are well hidden. Moreover, this surgery creates a beautiful belly button!
Insurance does not pay for cosmetic procedures. If your umbilicoplasty surgery is performed for medical/health reasons – it may be covered. Financing is now available for cosmetic procedures – so ask us about this in our business office.
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