Umbilicoplasty - Boston South Shore

Belly Button Surgery

pretty belly buttonAn umbilicoplasty (or enhancement of the belly button) can be a cosmetic surgery solution for many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their belly button as they age.

Pregnancy and weight loss can result in excess protrusion of the central umbilicus (otherwise known as an “outie”). With many fashions baring the midriff area, a pretty belly button has become de rigueur.

Umbilicoplasty surgery (sometimes called a belly button lift) involves an incision around the belly button either along the top or the bottom and repairing the small separation or hernia that usually is the cause of the excess protrusion of tissue. Often performed as part of a Tummy Tuck procedure, an umbilicoplasty can also be performed alone.

An umbilicoplasty can also correct problems related to naval piercings, especially after pregnancy.

Dr. Hamori’s colleague Dr.  Glicksman describes the typical candidates for belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, in this informative video for The Plastic Surgery Channel.

The recovery involves rest from athletic activities for a few weeks and the scars heal well hidden under the hood of the belly button.

Skin excess above the belly button may remain but can be improved non surgically with Thermage or Ultherapy.

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    Belly Button Lift / Umbilicoplasty (with tummy tuck)

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