I am 27. 5'4" and 115 lbs. I had a baby almost 2 years ago and was left with some stretched out, wrinkly skin right above my belly button. It goes maybe like a half inch high (right to where I previously had my belly button pierced)but it drives me insane. Would I be a good candidate for an umbilicoplasty? As you can see I am in good shape and don't have excess skin anywhere else.
Would Umbilicoplasty Be a Good Option for Me? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, the picture is a little too distant to evaluate the condition of the umbilicus.
Based on your description however it is likely that you will have a nice improvement with an umbilocoplasty procedure.
I would suggest in person consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
Umbilicoplasty for excess skin just above navel
Go for it! Looks like you will greatly benefit from it. What's great about this procedure is that you can have it done in the office under local anesthesia for a minimal fee. Best wishes, Dr. H
Would Umbilicoplasty Be a Good Option for Me?
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Trish, thank you for your quesiton. Most importantly, visit with your plastic surgeon, he/she will help direct your decision. The picture is difficult to assess, but my concern would be that given your previous pregnancy and "stretche out, wrinlkly skin" you could potentially have an umbilical hernia and or significant diastasis of your rectus muscles. If so, having a nicely shaped umbilicus will be difficult without repair of the underlying changes. Good luck and meet with your surgeon. Make sure you have realistic expectations. Dr. Renucci