Belly Button Surgery



Belly Button Surgery
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Enhance your look with Belly Button Surgery in Beverly Hills

Belly Button Surgery is a surgical procedure that changes and enhances the shape, size, or position of the belly button, also called the navel or umbilicus. This procedure corrects changes in the belly button due to weight shifts, pregnancy, trauma, and genetics.

This technique involves removing excess skin from the navel to reshape and reconstruct the belly button. This revisional surgery makes the belly button look more aesthetically pleasing. Belly Button Surgery is also called Umbilicoplasty.

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What is Belly Button Surgery?

Belly Button Surgery is a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape and/or protrusion of your belly button. When the belly button has experienced trauma or damage, it will typically resemble a horizontal shape. Umbilicoplasty aims to reverse that horizontal shape back to a more aesthetically pleasing vertical one.

There may be many reasons someone is considering belly button surgery, including:
  • Scarring around the naval due to trauma
  • Naval shape restoration due to changes caused by pregnancy or dramatic weight loss
  • Altering belly button shape from an ‘outie’ to an ‘innie'
  • Presence of an umbilical hernia

In an Umbilicoplasty, a surgeon will remove excess fat and skin surrounding the navel to change the shape of the umbilicus, producing a desired, more natural-looking belly button.

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Belly Button Surgery Benefits

Belly Button Surgery is a fantastic procedure to change the navel's shape and make the abdomen appear more attractive. The process is quick, taking 1-2 hours, with a brief recovery time of about two days. With several benefits and minimal risk, many plastic surgeons highly recommend an umbilicoplasty for people who are displeased with the current appearance of their belly button.

What Results to Expect:

  • Improves The Shape Of The Belly Button: Umbilicoplasty removes excess skin from the navel, making it look vertical. After this procedure, your navel looks more attractive.
  • Turns An Outie Into An Innie: When the belly button protrudes (an outie), umbilicoplasty converts it to an innie.
  • Minimal Scarring:  This procedure is such that the surgical scar is inside the belly button and so is not seen easily.
  • Corrects Umbilical Hernia: Umbilicoplasty repairs umbilical hernias, removing the protrusion into and around the belly button.
  • Increases Your Confidence: Umbilicoplasty improves how your belly button looks, increasing your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Accommodates Other Procedures: You can do other procedures like Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, mummy makeover, and liposuction alongside umbilicoplasty. 
  • Minimal Risk: The procedure is minimally invasive and so is relatively safe.
  • Immediate Results: You can see the results immediately, but you will see the best result in 1-2 weeks after the swelling has resolved.
  • Minimal Downtime: Belly Button Surgery is an outpatient procedure with a short recovery time. After a Belly Button Surgery, you can return to work in 1-3 days.

How Long Will Results Last?

The results of umbilicoplasty are permanent and are best seen after the swelling and bruising that follow the procedure resolves. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure ensures a longer-lasting result.

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Belly Button Surgery Cost & Pricing Structure

The pricing for umbilicoplasty varies owing to the plastic surgeon's experience, geographical location, the extent of surgical correction needed, and the cost of anesthesia.

  • US National Average: $2,000-7,000
  • Our Price: Costs can vary depending on the provider. Please contact us for an estimate.
  • Additional Costs: There may be a need for a compression garment — abdominal binder. Confirm the cost before the procedure.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.

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How the Procedure Works

An Umbilicoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Umbilicoplasty can be done with local anesthesia unless it is complex or combined with other procedures.

Before & Preparation

  • Ensure you understand the risks and benefits of the surgery.
  • Explore your desires and set expectations for the surgery.
  • Stop aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood thinners two weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol at least two days before the procedure.
  • Quit smoking at least three weeks before the procedure.
  • If your procedure requires general anesthesia, follow your doctor’s instructions concerning the appropriate time to stop consuming food and drinks.

During the Procedure

  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Site of Surgery: The Belly Button
  • Anesthesia: Local or General
  • Step-by-step Guide
    • Your provider will administer the pre-selected form of anesthesia.
    • The surgeon will clean the treatment area to ensure it is sterile.
    • Your surgeon will make an incision in the belly button to remove excess fat and skin and correct any herniation.
    • The specialist closes the incision with stitches.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • Ensure to keep the treatment area clean and dry.
  • Sleep in a slightly elevated position for at least two days post-op.
  • You can resume work in 1-3 days.
  • Your provider may recommend an abdominal binder to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • You can resume strenuous exercise after four weeks.
  • Drink lots of water and eat vegetables to prevent constipation

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Side Effects & Risks

Possible complications of this procedure may include:

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Persistent pain
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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Am I a Good Candidate for Bra Line Back Lift?

This procedure is excellent for any adult in good health who is unhappy with the shape or size of the belly button and wants to improve its appearance. Belly button surgery may be beneficial to restore the structural integrity of the navel after pregnancy or extreme weight loss.
  • Age: 22+ yrs
  • Weight: Stable for 6 to 12 months
  • Lifestyle: Active

The following may render you ineligible for Belly Button Surgery:
  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • History of Excess Scarring
  • Obesity
  • Allergy to Anesthetic

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Similar & Related Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the abdomen and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. It has a long recovery time and more serious potential complications.
  • Panniculectomy: Panniculectomy is a surgical procedure where excess skin, called panniculus, is removed from the lower abdomen. It is not always a cosmetic procedure and has a long recovery time.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction is a surgical procedure that suctions excess fat with a cannula attached to a vacuum.

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Belly Button Surgery Reviews

“Fantastic surgeon. Extremely knowledgeable and honest. Highly recommended.”
Michelle Y.
Beverly Hills, CA

“Dr Nazarian is super kind, and really listens to all of my concerns. There's no pressure for anything, and she will honestly tell me when a procedure is not necessary or what we should look out for in the future. I trust her implicitly. And that's hard to find and say for a plastic surgeon She's great.”
Lana L.
Los Angeles, CA

“Dr. Nazarian is an excellent surgeon. I was very happy with the results of my surgery. I did not have any complications with the surgery. She takes good care of you from the beginning to end of your care. I highly recommend her and for sure I would go back to her for any other procedures. She also did my fillers and was very pleased as well.”
Liz A.
Rialto, CA

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When an individual has surgery performed to their belly button, it is typically called umbilicoplasty. These procedures can change the shape and overall appearance of a person’s belly button. Someone may wish to get belly button surgery due to the belly button stretching from pregnancy or damage after a piercing.

Abdominoplasty is also referred to as a tummy tuck. Speak with your surgeon in regard to recovery time, as they can vary widely depending on your individual surgery. However, your belly button could need up to six months to recover from the procedure.

A tummy tuck is designed to help eliminate portions of excess skin on the body, as well as pockets of fat that may be difficult to remove with just diet and exercise alone. During this procedure, a surgeon will make a cut inside the belly button, as well as above the patient’s pubic bone in order to remove the skin.

If an individual is experiencing a hernia and needs belly button hernia surgery, the costs could vary widely. Most of the procedures surrounding belly button hernia surgery may be covered by a patient’s insurance. A patient who needs to have belly button hernia surgery will need to speak with their insurance provider to determine the cost.

The cost of fixing the belly button varies based on geographical location, the surgeon's expertise, and the extent of the work that needs to be done. On average, belly button surgery costs between $2,000-7,000. 

Yes, you can! Umbilicoplasty is a surgical procedure that fixes the wrong size and shape of the umbilicus. Umbilicoplasty corrects deformities in the umbilicus caused by piercings. It can also convert an outie to an innie. It tightens the navel when it becomes loose after childbirth.

Even though Belly Button Surgery is commonly done alongside a tummy tuck, it can also be performed alone. It restores the natural look of the belly button, turns an ‘outie’ into an ‘innie’, and fixes umbilical hernias. You can also combine it with a panniculectomy or liposuction.

After a tummy tuck, many have noticed that the belly button looks swollen immediately after the surgery. It will return to its normal size a few weeks after the procedure.

Belly button surgery utilizes either local or general anesthesia to avoid discomfort during treatment. After the surgery, you may feel minor pain and discomfort, especially when you strain. This effect resolves within two weeks post-op.

People have belly button surgeries for a variety of reasons. It can fix an umbilical hernia and convert an ‘outie’ to an ‘innie.’ This technique can also enhance and restore the shape of the belly button after pregnancy or drastic weight loss.

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