Just had a baby 4 months ago, was wondering if I'd be a good candidate for umbilicoplasty? (photos)
San Antonio, TX
7 months ago
Just had a baby 4 months ago, was wondering if I'd be a good candidate for umbilicoplasty? I just hate the way my belly button looks now, and I still have a permanent hole from when I used to have my belly button pierced. I'd rather not have to get a tummy tuck since I'm only 23 and the stretch marks don't bother me much.
Doctor Answers 2
You are an excellent candidate for an umbilicoplasty. Most patients wait 4-6 months post baby to do it. The small incision is made in the upper umbilicus and skin is removed and tightened up. You will look great. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon. Good Luck!
Post Baby Belly Button
Congratulations on your new baby! I would recommend waiting at least 6 months after delivery before considering any kind of surgery on your belly button. You may have a small umbilical hernia causing deformation in which case all or a part of the surgery may be covered by your health insurance.I would recommend seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area after your baby turns 6 mos old and see what your options are. If you have a hernia it will need to be corrected in the operating room. If you just have some extra skin it could possibly be repaired in the office.Hope that helps!
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