What Happens to Your Belly Button during a Tummy Tuck? 

Excess skin and fat, a result of being overweight or pregnancy, can lead to issues like skin wrinkling or an ‘oil apron,’ causing discomfort and back problems. A tummy tuck addresses these concerns by removing excess abdominal skin, with a particular focus on the incision around the belly button. It’s crucial to know that a tummy tuck isn’t a weight-loss procedure. If you are considering this surgery, understanding its impact on the belly button is essential.

Does a Tummy Tuck Change Your Belly Button?

Mostly, a tummy tuck doesn’t alter the appearance of the belly button. The surgery primarily focuses on the skin surrounding the belly button. After repairing weakened abdominal wall and muscles, the surgeon repositions the abdominal skin to create a smoother look. During this process, as the skin is pulled downward, the belly button may naturally close. To maintain a natural appearance, the surgeon makes a fresh incision and secures the belly button in place with precision stitches, ensuring it remains attached and aesthetically pleasing.

For a mini tummy tuck, which targets the lower abdomen without repositioning the belly button, this technique ensures the belly button remains unaffected, even in cases of significant weight loss.

Before and After Pictures

An unnatural-looking repositioned belly button indicates an unsatisfactory result. A skilled plastic surgeon aims for a balanced position, avoiding extremes and maintaining the natural size of the navel. Additionally, the surgeon takes care to conceal any scarring, keeping it discreetly internal.


Schedule Your Appointment with ClinicExpert

For natural-looking tummy tuck results, ClinicExpert is your trusted partner. Our board certified plastic surgeons prioritize your well-being, ensuring a balanced appearance, including the repositioning of your belly button, while discreetly hiding scars. Ready to boost your confidence? Schedule a tummy tuck consultation with ClinicExpert today and take the first step toward a new you. For more information and personalized guidance, reach out to our health advisors, who are here to support you on your journey to a more confident self.

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