Belly Button Repair Surgery
Belly button repair surgery is also known as an umbilicoplasty and can be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck or other cosmetic surgery procedure. This surgery can change the shape or size of your belly button.
Some patients seeking out belly button repair surgery do so for many reasons: to create a more youthful looking stomach area, a desire to change the shape of the belly button they were born with, reverse the changes to the belly button caused by weight gain, age or pregnancy, turn an “outtie belly button” into an “innie belly button,” scar formation from a bellybutton piercing and bellybutton hernias that cause excessive bulging of the area around the umbilicus.
Belly button surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. Patients can return to work or their daily activities the same day as surgery. The results of surgery are typically permanent as long as a patient does not gain a significant amount of weight or becomes pregnant following surgery.