A belly button (umbilicus) is an important visual feature of a person’s abdomen. When a belly button has a strange appearance it can attract a lot of attention. People who have an unattractive umbilicus are often very self-conscious about it and often avoid wearing clothes that expose the abdomen, even if they have an excellent physique.

Umbilicoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of an unsightly bellybutton. This procedure can be performed alone or as part of a tummy tuck and is becoming an increasingly popular procedure sought out by both women and men.

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Umbilicoplasty surgery requires Dr. Kutty to make an incision within your belly button. Any overlying excess skin and scar tissue are then removed to produce a more natural-looking shape. If there is no hernia and only scarring or loose skin, the umbilicoplasty procedure can be performed under local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.

An umbilicoplasty is usually performed to:

  • Remove scars from piercings or previous surgeries
  • Reduce the size of the belly button
  • Remove wrinkles and excess skin around the belly button
  • Repair a hernia in conjunction with umbilical reshaping


A very common reason for an unattractive belly button is from a poorly treated abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). All too often, the overall appearance of the abdomen after abdominoplasty is acceptable but the umbilicus looks terrible. Unfortunately, bathing suits and other outfits that expose the midriff can’t be worn because individuals are still self-conscious of their abdominal appearance.

The most common belly button issues include:

  • Prior surgery, including laparoscopic surgery (one access point is usually in the umbilicus) and intra-abdominal surgery with incisions that go through the umbilicus
  • Old navel piercings result in a flap of skin over the umbilicus, especially after pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, which causes major stretching of the umbilical skin that typically doesn’t correct afterward
  • Extra skin inside the navel; when the umbilical cord is cut at birth, some of the skin may not separate, leaving a piece of skin sitting within the umbilicus
  • A hernia at the umbilicus causes a bulge and stretched skin


Recovery time varies but is usually relatively short, with most patients able to return to light activities within a few days. Strenuous activities and exercise may need to be avoided for several weeks.

Like any surgical procedure, umbilicoplasty carries some risks, including infection, scarring, and changes in sensation around the navel. It’s crucial to follow post-operative care instructions to minimize potential complications.
The results of umbilicoplasty are generally long-lasting, although they may be influenced by factors like aging and weight fluctuations over time.

Yes, umbilicoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) or liposuction to achieve a more comprehensive abdominal rejuvenation.

Suitable candidates for umbilicoplasty are generally in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes. Consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon is essential to determine candidacy.


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