At Advanced Liposuction Center we hear all sorts of reasons why clients come to us desiring to change the appearance of their belly button. Your belly button is a scar caused by the umbilical cord at birth. In some clients, birth resulted in what is commonly called an “outie” and that is not the look they want. For others, an injury or a small hernia can force the belly button outward, as can pregnancy and giving birth. Dramatic weight loss can also cause a belly button to appear deformed. Frequently seen today is regret over belly piercing that has left someone with a misshapen belly button. Whatever the cause of the dissatisfaction with the appearance of your belly button, the good news is that an improved look is possible through Umbilicoplasty.

What’s Involved?

During this straightforward procedure, extra skin from the belly button area is removed and our expert cosmetic surgeons artfully reshape the belly button. Benefits of umbilicoplasty include:

  • Restoration to a natural appearance without bulges or irregularities
  • With the incision made inside the navel, the scarring is usually nonexistent or very minimal
  • Little to no downtime
  • Procedure is safe and effective

How To Prepare For The Surgery?

Most of the time there is no need for you to prepare for Umbilicoplasty however if you are smoker you should avoid smoking from at least a month before surgery.

Smoking can increase recovery issues and chances of infection by restricting your veins.

Furthermore, you will be under anaesthesia during the procedure so you should avoid eating anything before the procedure too.

If you take any daily medicines or supplements then your doctor might advise you to avoid them as well!

Lastly, If there Is anything important then your doctor will surely tell you about it!


The great thing about Umbilicoplasty is that it has a really short recovery periods, which allows you to return to your daily activities in one or two days!

During this recovery make sure to keep your treated are clean to avoid risks of infections.

If you didn’t have dissolvable stiches then they will be removed after 8 or 10 days of surgery.

And after few weeks you can continue strenuous exercises without any problem just make sure you take all your medications as recommended by your doctor.

Are there any age restrictions for undergoing umbilicoplasty?

There are typically no strict age restrictions for undergoing umbilicoplasty. However, it’s essential to consider the patient’s overall health and reasons for seeking the procedure. Minors would generally need parental consent, and older adults would need to be in good health to undergo elective surgery. The suitability for the procedure is usually assessed on a case-by-case basis by a qualified plastic surgeon.

How long do the results of umbilicoplasty typically last?

The results of umbilicoplasty are generally long-lasting, and the changes made to the belly button are permanent. However, factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can impact the appearance of the belly button over time. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results of the procedure.

Are there any long-term effects of umbilicoplasty that I should be aware of?

Yes, there are some long-term effects of umbilicoplasty to be aware of:

1. Scarring: While efforts are made to minimize scarring, there will likely be some visible scarring around the belly button, which may fade over time but could remain noticeable.

2. Changes in sensation: There may be changes in sensation around the belly button area, including numbness or increased sensitivity. These changes may improve over time but could be permanent.

3. Risk of infection: As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection, although this is typically low if proper post-operative care is followed.

4. Unsatisfactory results: In some cases, the results of the surgery may not meet the patient’s expectations, leading to dissatisfaction with the appearance of the belly button.

5. Need for revision surgery: In rare cases, revision surgery may be necessary to correct any issues or further refine the appearance of the belly button.

Are the results of umbilicoplasty permanent?

Yes, the results of umbilicoplasty are generally permanent, although factors like aging and weight changes can affect them over time.

What Issue Will Umbilicoplasty Resolve?

Umbilicoplasty can fix three frequent problems that result in belly button distortion: excessive piercing scar tissue, the belly button stretching out horizontally after childbirth, and hernias.

Stretching after Pregnancy

The size and appearance of a woman’s belly button can change during a typical pregnancy. The belly button frequently seems horizontally extended, making it look shorter and wider than it did before becoming pregnant. Some women develop tissue fusion beneath the belly button, which makes it protrude and resemble a “outie.” Both of these problems can be resolved with an umbilicoplasty.

Piercing Problems

Due to a recent or previous piercing, some people may develop scar tissue along their belly button. The belly button’s overall look may be harmed by scarring from piercings, depending on their severity. If the scar tissue is located along the thin ring of skin surrounding the belly button, an umbilicoplasty can treat the problem. The need for a scar revision operation may arise if the scarring looks to be any higher.

What Is The Duration Of Umbilicoplasty?

Although the time required for each treatment may vary, the majority of umbilicoplasty procedures can be completed in under an hour.

The surgery is performed in the comfort of our Cranberry Township office under local anesthesia. It is usually completed in less than one hour. Most patients report little or no discomfort after the surgery and bruising, swelling and pain are usually quite mild. It’s important to remember that you will need someone to drive you home the day of the procedure and you are encouraged to rest for the first 12 hours after the procedure. You will be able to resume your regular activities in 24 to 48 hours.

If you wish, an umbilicoplasty can be performed at the same time as a mini-tummy tuck. You can discuss your options when you meet with the doctor and explain your cosmetic enhancement goals. We offer free consultations at any of our Pittsburgh area offices. To find out how an umbilicoplasty can help you achieve the appearance you want, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581.