Belly Button Surgery (Umbilicoplasty)

At-a-glance
Duration 30-40 mins
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic
Hospital Stay No
Recovery 2-3 days
Addresses Irregular or no belly button

Umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure to change the position, size and shape of your belly button. It’s quite common, after pregnancy or as a result of a hernia around the belly button, that the attachment of the belly button to the deeper tissue is lost. This results in what is commonly known as the ‘outie belly button’. For some, the unsightly appearance of the belly button can be very visible even from under clothing and can cause embarrassment and anxiety. Some umbilical hernias can be serious if not treated by Umbilicoplasty so it’s best to get it checked out.

Belly button surgery is a fairly simple cosmetic treatment that can help reshape your belly button under local anaesthetic. Umbilicoplasty involves making a small cut hidden around the rim of the belly button. The under surface of the belly button can then be repaired to maintain the original shape. Similarly, during a hernia repair it is important to reduce the hernia, repair the defect in the abdominal wall and then refashion the belly button to its original shape.

Belly Button Surgery can provide a simple but permanent solution to improve the appearance of the belly button or repair the hernia if there is one. Most Umbilicoplasty procedures will take about an hour and can be performed in our clinic as a day case.

Is this right for me?

'Outie' belly buttons can be unsightly and cause embarrassment to individuals and sometimes shows through clothing. This can reduce your self-esteem and what you wear in public. In some cases pain and discomfort from a localised hernia be a functional impairment and interfere with activities of daily living. This is a very common problem after pregnancy. A simple local anaesthetic belly button corrective surgery can restore the natural shape of your belly button and end the anxiety and discomfort caused to you on a daily basis.

Make an appointment to see our Plastic surgeons to see if you are suitable to have the surgery. We can show you before and after photos of other patients who have had the surgery and now can get on with their life again.

What the procedure involves

Belly button corrective surgery is carried out by our plastic surgeons, once they have seen and assessed you prior to surgery, a plan is made about your suitability for surgery.

Umbilical correction surgery is carried out as a day case under local anaesthetic where a small incision is made at the rim of the belly button to access and repair it to its original shape. In most cases absorbable sutures are used and simple dressing is applied to the area.

Post-operative care will be given to you on the day of the surgery and you will be reviewed at a week after surgery to check on your recovery.

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What are the benefits of Umbilicoplasty?

  • Repairs navel deformities
  • Creates a more pleasing appearance
  • Permanent results
  • Minimal scarring
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Simple and safe surgical procedure

Umbilicoplasty at Bella Vou

One of our team of experienced cosmetic surgeons, including renowned umbilicoplasty surgeon Mr Amir Nakhdjevani, will personally advise you on how to best achieve your desired appearance (you may want to see some before and after photos to help with your decision) and repair any hernia that may be present. Sometimes, patients are unaware they have a hernia but that’s why an experienced plastic surgeon can not only assess the cosmetic appearance, but also improve the functional problem caused by a hernia.

Umbilcoplasty Cost

Having Belly Button Surgery has never been easier with our variety of payment and finance options, meaning you can have the look you desire without having to worry about the cost.

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