Although your belly button is a small part of your body, it can have a big impact on the appearance of your abdomen and torso as well as your body confidence. Here at Advanced Liposuction Center we find that many men and women are turning us to fix less-than-perfect belly buttons. Though it may seem minor, it can certainly make a huge difference in how you look and feel.

An “outie” may simply be the result of the way a client’s umbilical cord was cut at birth. Other causes of a misshapen belly button include the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • A small hernia
  • Extreme weight loss/weight gain
  • Belly button ring/jewelry
  • Injury

What’s Involved?

Our highly trained cosmetic surgeons can perform a simple procedure called an umbilicoplasty which will gently reshape the belly button leaving you with a more natural appearance as well as a smooth look and feel. In most cases, an umbilicoplasty can be done in one of our Pittsburgh area offices in under an hour. Using local anesthesia, the surgeon will remove excess skin around the belly button or make tiny incisions in and around the belly button to reshape it. We use self-dissolving sutures and, since the incision is usually inside the navel, there is no visible scarring. Patients may experience some mild bruising, swelling or pain after the procedure but are usually able to return to most their normal activities within 24-48 hours. (Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be put off for 2-3 weeks after the surgery.)

Who Is A Good Candidate For Umbilicoplasty?

Those who have belly buttons with repaired or existing umbilical hernias, an uneven navel shape or position, or who are generally dissatisfied with the appearance of their belly button, are the best candidates for belly button surgery.

Many patients who have had an umbilicoplasty usually wonder why they waited so long to get it done. The procedure involves very little discomfort and in no time, bare midriffs are a style that can be worn with confidence and comfort. If you would like to learn more about fixing your belly button through cosmetic surgery, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581. Request a free consultation and get answers to all your questions risk free.