Fix My Belly Button!

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I cannot tell from your question what you precisely don’t like about it, but navel area surgery is one of the hottest trends in cosmetic surgery. Some women want it done after the effects of pregnancy, and both men and women may want excess skin removed in this area after weight loss. Others simply don’t like how their belly button looks.

Except for bikinis around the pool, the navel area has been typically hidden. But it is not uncommon today to see women wear yoga pants or leggings with short tops and sports bras, leaving their navels exposed. Accordingly, tightening the stomach and midriff area is now the focus of many fitness programs, for which we also have treatments and procedures.

Most surgeries in the navel area are of two types, umbilicoplasty, which changes the shape and size of the crevice to make it larger or smaller, or umbilical hernia repair, which changes an “outie” into an “innie”.
It is a rather simple procedure to reduce the size of a person’s navel, by removing extra belly button skin and tightening the bordering abdominal skin. It gets more complicated to increase the size of the belly button because I need to remove some of the surrounding abdominal skin and then gently stretch the belly button tissue to reach the enlarged border caused by removing the skin.
Now that you have this information, I suggest you call my office for a personal consultation and I will help you determine if this is right for you.

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