When a Plastic surgeon examines another colleagues' Tummy Tuck one of the items that screams excellence, defines attention to detail and mastery of the operation is the appearance of the belly button.
We all know what a belly button should NOT look like. It should not look like a vertical slit, nor like a narrow or pinhole golf tee which cannot be seen from the side. And it should not look like "puckered lips".
A Sexy belly button should be an "innie", which is located center or just off center of a shallow bird-bath like depression in the tummy skin which can be seen from the side. The belly button opening should be round and funnel like but not too large where it would resemble an open bodily orifice. Ideally, the upper rim of the belly button (10 o'clock to 2 o'clock) should hood and cast a minor shadow on the depth of the orifice. And, yes, it should located in the midline (even though in many women it is off midline) and at a specific height in relation to the hip bones and the clitoris (not too high or too low).
At over 3 years after your Tummy Tuck, your result is final. however, all is not lost. While a wide-open misplaced belly button is much harder to repair, a narrow slit of a belly button in the proper location CAN be redone with an UMBILICOPLASTY procedure.
Dr. P. Aldea