Will I be able to get an umbilicoplasty procedure done on my belly button? (Photo)
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You can have an umbilicoplasty
Can I Have My Belly Button Appearance Improved?
One of the problems after tummy tuck is that the belly button skin is darker than the surrounding skin. This contrast looks worse if the belly button is large or exposed. My most common revision is making less skin of the original belly button visible. If one tries to make it too small during the primary tummy tuck, the repair becomes technically difficult and there is more likelihood of post-operative contracture of the opening.
In the case shown, it would appear that the problem is too much interior skin showing. This can be reduced with an office procedure under local anesthesia
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Will I be able to get an umbilicoplasty procedure done on my belly button?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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