Is a Belly Button Revision Something my Plastic Surgeon Should Cover for the Cost?

My belly button looks like a pencil sharpener is this something my surgeon should fix on his cost after paying hin good $$$ for mt surgery

Doctor Answers 4

Revision of an umbilicus after abdominoplasty is usually on the surgeon.

I do not charge a professional fee for any revisions I do on my patients. An umbilical revision can be done under local anesthesia and would incur no cost in my own practice. I cannot speak for other plastic surgeons.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Naval revision

in my practice we do naval revisions in the office for little or no fee.  there are exceptions.  if i think the naval is fine then there will be a charge.  if you wait several years before you come in there will be a charge, the assumption being that if it was that bad you would have come in sooner   check with your surgeon

Jonathan Saunders, MD
Newark Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

Belly Button Revision Covered Under Tummy Tuck? #tummytuck

Not necessarily. It depends on the situation. Every patient is taken on a case by case basis in our office. If your surgeon feels they delivered the best result possible they may charge you for any revision. We have a financial policy that outlines how it works in our office. You may want to see if your surgeon has one. 

Richard J. Brown, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Belly button

Revisions can be performed in the office under local anesthesia if minor and should not require a fee.

Malcolm D. Paul, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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