An Umbilicoplasty is very common when one has a tummy tuck, however in some cases there may be a desire to solely change the appearance of your belly button without extensive surgery. Umbilicoplasty also known as belly button surgery changes the look and shape of the belly button alone.
The initial shape of your belly button is determined at birth; many of us being innie and outties, but factors such as child birth, pregnancy, massive weight loss and an umbilical hernia can alter its appearance.
How is the Procedure performed?
The procedure can be performed in our office under local anesthesia. The procedure can take up to an hour. A small incision is made in the belly button, and excess tissue is removed. Incisions are hidden within in the belly button. Stitches can either be dissolvable or need to be removed within 7-10 days.
Risk and complications
Patients are able to go home right after the procedure is completed. Many may experience swelling, bruising and minor discomfort within the first 24-48 hours, but they can return to work and normal duties either the same day or the day after.