BELLY BUTTON RESHAPING
Belly Button Reshaping
Umbilicoplasty, or Belly Button Reshaping surgery, is designed to address navel deformities or scars, transform a protrusion to an inversion, reduce excess navel skin, correct a hernia that caused the skin to stick out, and eliminate irregularities or bulging in the belly button region. The surgery is quick, safe, and effective and provides a significantly improved abdominal appearance.
Belly Button Reshaping is commonly performed in conjunction with Tummy Tuck surgery or Liposuction, but it can be completed as a standalone procedure if your belly button is your only area of concern.
Dr. med. Strouthou can conduct Umbilicoplasty with light sedation (twilight anaesthesia), general anaesthesia, or local anaesthesia. Excess skin is trimmed away, the umbilicus is reshaped, sometimes repositioned, and sutures are used to close the incision and secure your restructured belly button in its new location. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform.
Most patients return home the same day as their procedure. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising is normal and can be relieved with prescription pain medication. Returning to work can take a day or two, and exercise should be avoided for the first two or three weeks.
Dr. med. Strouthou will provide post-operative care instructions to help you keep your belly button clean and dry. Stitches are usually removed within 10 days unless they are dissolvable. Symptoms should dissipate within two weeks with minimal scarring.