Is It Possible to Fix a Hole Caused by a Navel Piercing? (photo)

I have small hole on top of my belly caused by a navel ring. It has never closed and I would like to fix since it looks ugly. What can I do and how much would it cost? Thanks.

Doctor Answers (3)

Navel piercing scars and belly button scars

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Piercing scars on the navel are amenable to layered closure and repair. I perform these in my outpatient office under sterile conditions to minimize further scarring. 


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Fixing a hole from a piercing

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I fix pulled out earring holes and stretched earring holes (and gauges) all the time. It's an easy procedure for an experienced surgeon, and for the patient. You will have a tiny stitch or two after the excision of the hole, but following proper post-care you should end up with something hardly detectable and much better than the divet you have currently.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Hole from piercint

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You can have the hole cut out and sewn up with stitches. You will be left with a line scar which could be raised or flat. It will become less visible with time, but will never disappear

Vicki J. Levine, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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