Many factors can change how your belly button looks – pregnancy, belly button piercings, weight gain or loss, and even age. If you’re self-conscious or upset about the shape or appearance of your navel, umbilicoplasty may be right for you. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz performs this minimally invasive procedure to improve the shape of your belly button so you can feel more confident.
Umbilicoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that modifies the shape and size of the belly button. Whether a patient doesn't like the natural shape of their navel or changes in their body, such as pregnancy or weight gain or loss has led to stretching, belly button surgery can restore or repair the look of their abdomen.
Belly button surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will make narrow incisions to the incide of your navel, and repair and reshape it to the appearance you're seeking. During this time, depending on your unique needs, he may take this time to also remove any extra fat or skin from the area. Although umbilicoplasty is often performed at the same time as other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, it can also be completed on its own. Read more about umbilicoplasty with our frequently asked questions about belly button surgery.
We can help you feel more confident in how your stomach looks with a repaired, rejuvenated belly button. Dr. Ortiz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of direct experience helping his patients feel comfortable and confident with how they look! If you would like to learn more about umbilicoplasty, contact our Raleigh plastic surgery center by calling us at 919-532-2270 or sending us a message using our online contact form below to schedule a consultation.