Belly Button Surgery

Was this photo helpful? {{ voteCount + ' other' + (voteCountOthers == 1 ? '' : 's') }} found this helpful

This is a 40 year old woman who had a tummy tuck done elsewhere and lost her belly button. That is, it seemed not to survive the operation and she was left with a rather flat scar in the middle of her abdomen.  I decided to attempt reconstruction using a few different basic plastic surgery "tricks" - nothing too fancy, but they worked out well. She now has a somewhat natural appearing completely reconstructed belly button (neo-umbilicus). 

By uploading this photo, Thomas P. Sterry, MD has agreed with policy that they've secured proper patient consent.