Naval piercing scarring?

Hello! I am a 19 year old girl who would like to get a navel piercing; however, I have read that these piercings can potentially lead to scarring. If I were to get one and only leave it in for a couple of years, would there still be scarring? I have read that scarring only occurs on people who have had their navel pierced for more than about 5 years or on people who fail to take their navel piercings out at least two years before becoming pregnant. Any advice?

Doctor Answers 3

Naval piercings and Plato's Scar Serum

Naval piercings can be corrected with application of Plato's Scar Serum and surgical scar correction. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Navel piercing scar

All patients with navel piercings will have a scar or "puncture site" after the procedure.  The scar is permanent.

Dr. Luong

Jacqueline Anne Luong, MD, FACS
Edina Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Navel Piercing Scar

It is likely that after years of wearing a navel ring, scar tissue will form and leave a permanent scar from the piercing. This scarring can be surgically removed. Please seek an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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