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Peri-umbilical Tummy Tuck?

I recently read about a peri-umbilical Tummy Tuck, where the skin around the belly button is removed, and a permanent stich is placed under the skin. It sounded great since I only have stretch marks around my belly button. I have never heard of this before now. Is this new? Is this safe and effective?

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Very minimal amount of skin can be removed

This procedure only allows for a very minimal amount of skin to be removed and as such, is not appropriate for most patients who present with stretch marks in the peri-umbilical area.

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Peri umbilical Tummy Tuck not for everyone

It is good for patients who have minor hooding around the belly button.  It helps get rid of the hooding and smooth out the skin around the belly button.

I would not recommend it if you are trying to avoid a tummy tuck or trying to remove lots of skin around the belly button.

Hope that helps.

Farbod Esmailian, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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