If the shape of your belly button makes you self-conscious, umbilicoplasty, sometimes called “belly button surgery”, is a minimally-invasive surgery to reshape your navel. Pregnancy, piercings, weight gain or loss, and genetics can all impact the shape of your belly button, sometimes in a way that makes you feel insecure. With an umbilicoplasty, Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can help you feel more confident.
Umbilicoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed on patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their belly button. Many people seek umbilicoplasty because they want to change their “outie” belly button to an “innie.” Others have belly button surgery to restore the shape of their navel after pregnancy, dramatic weight loss, or an umbilical hernia. During an umbilicoplasty, which is performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Ortiz will make small incisions inside your belly button. Depending on your case, he may remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from the area around the navel to reconstruct and reshape the belly button to your desired appearance. Although umbilicoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other surgeries like a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, it can be performed alone. You can expect soreness and bruising after your procedure, but most patients return to school or work in just a few days.
If your belly button causes you to feel self-conscious, we can help. Dr. Ortiz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience helping men and women feel more comfortable in their own skin. If you’re ready to discuss umbilicoplasty, schedule your consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or sending us a message using our online contact form below.