Belly Button Procedure/Umbilicoplasty

There’s nothing like diving into the cooling waters of a pool during Florida’s muggy summers — it’s simply too hot to avoid it. So don’t allow an misformed belly button to prevent you from taking your shirt off and enjoying life. There are safe umbilicoplasty services in Gainesville, FL, that can help you regain your confidence.

Belly Button Surgery / Umbilicoplasty in Gainesville

Umbilicoplasty is the technical term used to describe cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed on the navel. When a woman becomes pregnant, an umbilical cord attaches to the fetus to allow for proper transport of nutrients, which is how the fetus is fed. When the baby is delivered, the umbilical cord has to be cut to disconnect the baby from the mother. As a result of this, a scar, known as the belly button, is formed on the baby’s navel area. In most cases, the belly button heals with a relatively normal appearance. For others however, the belly button can become a source of embarrassment and unsightliness.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your belly button, you may wish to consider undergoing umbilicoplasty.

Common Causes for Umbilicoplasty

To be said simply, umbilicoplasty is usually performed on patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their belly buttons. Belly buttons may be elongated, stick out, or be unnoticeable. They are usually a result of the following:

  • Trauma during birth procedure
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Pregnancy (including C-sections)
  • Tummy tuck procedures

How Navel Procedures Work

Umbilicoplasty is a safe and quick procedure. In just one hour, a belly button surgery can be performed to construct your perfect navel area. The process requires the patient to receive local anesthesia, which is usually placed on the stomach/navel area. In some cases, patients may also be given a sedative which induces drowsiness.

After the patient has received the necessary numbing prescription, Dr. Poser will make small incisions inside of the belly button. Depending on what is necessary, he may remove excessive fat and extra skin layers. Dr. Poser will then reconstruct and reshape the belly button for a more desirable appearance.

Recovering from Belly Button Surgery

After the procedure, you may experience soreness, swelling and minimal bruising. While returning to work is permissible 1-3 days after the operation, it is advisable that you avoid strenuous activity. Initially following the procedure, the navel area may appear unsightly. In most cases, the belly button may take on a lopsided appearance after an umbilicoplasty is performed, but there is no need for concern as this is a normal side effect. The belly button is able to bounce into the shape constructed during surgery within a few weeks to a month (depending on the severity of the case). Once the belly button “sets,” the results are expected to be permanent.

After you have fully healed from an umbilicoplasty, you will experience an array of benefits including:

  • Normal/pleasant looking belly button
  • Improved Body confidence and overall self-esteem
  • Ability to wear exposing clothing (i.e. crop tops, swimwear, etc.)
  • Show off your body!

Cosmetic Surgery Professionals in Gainesville, FL

No one should have to live their life hating the way their body looks. If you think that your belly button is enlarged, abnormal or otherwise unsightly, you have the right to fix it. Umbilicoplasty is a safe, quick and easy procedure that can restore your confidence and make summers in Gainesville, FL, a little more manageable.

At Poser Plastic Surgery Center, we have experienced cosmetic surgeons in Gainesville, FL who view cosmetic surgery as art. Our leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Poser, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a skilled surgeon with many years of experience. By relying on our team, you can get the results you’ve always wanted.