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

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.