Hello- I would like to know what is considered the best technique for the belly button in my case (round, oval, etc). Does that depend on the surgeons technique or the patient? I have seen many tummy tucks with belly buttons that are not appealing and look too obvious. Thank you.
Tummy Tuck Belly Button Technique? (photo)
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Natural Looking Belly Button after Tummy Tuck
The technique I use for umbilicoplasty is designed to create a slightly 'hooded' appearance to the upper half of the belly button, an appearance that is generally considered fit and athletic. Not all patients have the goal of wearing a two-piece swimsuit, but many do, and I want these patients to be able to do so without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their new belly button.
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Tummy tuck belly button technique
Belly button shape
Every doctor has their way but also it can depend on the thickness of the abdominal wall flap as well.I think an inward pull superior is best.
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What is the best belly button shape for me? (photo)
Studies have demonstrated that vertical or T shaped belly buttons have the most broad general appeal. If you agree, ask your surgeon to do this, and be sure you like examples of his/her work before consenting to abdominoplasty.
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What is the best technique for the belly button after Tummy Tuck?
This is a great question and is very important to ask your plastic surgeon before surgery. The reason is that large round belly buttons are a telltale sign of an abdominoplasty and are unattractive.
The best and most natural looking belly buttons have four distinct characteristics. They are usually small in size, vertically-shaped, have a circumferential scar that is located inward as much as possible, causing a central depression of surrounding skin. This can be re-created surgically when the surgeon understands the intricacies of aesthetic surgery.
A belly buttion that is vertically oriented, taller and narrow is what is considered the most aesthetically pleasing.
Thank you for your question.
See the attached research article. A belly buttion that is vertically oriented, taller and narrow is what is considered the most aesthetically pleasing.
I hope this helps.
Web reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10627008
How to handle the belly button with a tummy tuck
Some people don't want to have a belly button at all. For those that would like to have one there are basically two types: round and hooded. If you are going to pierce your belly button (umbilicus) you may want to have one with a small hood. Discuss this with your surgeon.
There is no best
Different doctors have different techniques and they may work for them. Almost any technique would be an improvement on what you have.
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Tummy Tuck Belly Button Technique?
Thanks for the interesting question/concern. You should understand there are ALWAYS trade offs in doing surgery. To correct a flaccid hanging abdomen only incisions can correct but scars can occur, even around the "new" belly button. Best to see many of your chosen surgeon's photos than decide if the risk/reward to to your liking.
An esthetic umbilicus should be devoid of visible scars, should restin a peri-umbilical depression, and have a small hood on top some women use to place a piece of jewelry.
We have worked on thi for some time and presented the worksix years ago. Rewcently another plastic surgeon published similar results and a british plasti surgeon had also presented similar technique and findings 3 years ago.
The problem is some surgeons are not listening and are satisfied with mediocre results
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