Umbilicoplasty for Teens?

I've got an outtie belly button and wanna make it an innie, im just 14, how much would it cost

Doctor Answers 6

Outie to Innie Belly Button

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   A outie belly button not associated with hernia can be fixed in 15 minutes under local anesthesia and would likely cost $1000 to $2000 dollars.


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You are describing a umbilical hernia. Please see a plastic/general/pediatric surgeon. Any of them can help you

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Umbilicoplasty for Teen

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Usually what you are describing suggests what is called an umbilical hernia. These are usually repaired by general or pediatric surgeons. Ask your parents to set up an appointment with your pediatrician or family doc for and evaluation and referral.

Thanks and best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Belly button repair.

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An "outie" belly button can be easily corrected and may be the result of a small hernia. Sometimes insurance companies will cover this procedure. Discuss this with your parents so you can make an appointment with a doctor to answer all of your questions. Good luck.

Brian J. Lee, MD
Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
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Correction of umbilical contour

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Correction of an outie belly button is not difficult and can be performed under local anesthesia.  The umbilicus is nothing but a scar and it can certainly be made smaller.  The next step is to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon to consider your options.  At your age you will need to consult the advice of your parents as well.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Umbilicoplasty for Teens ?

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You are so young, and young people is not sufficiently prepared to go to the operating room, please consult the plastic surgeon, she/he can evaluate the problem. 

Maria Cristina Picon, MD
Argentina Plastic Surgeon

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