Pictures recently surfaced that rocked the world of females aged 25-45. John Stamos, known most famously for his role as Uncle Jessie on Full House and considered among the “hottest” men around (or so my wife says) is not so perfect after all. He has what people are calling a “deformed” belly button. What he has is more than simply an “outie” and he claims it is the result of a childhood operation to repair an umbilical hernia.
What Is an Umbilical Hernia
An umbilical hernia is an opening in the abdominal wall and results in the protrusion of fat or intestine. This appears like an “outie” that can be pushed in. These hernias are extremely common in infants and usually close on their own by age 2 or 3 years old. Hernias that fail to close may require a surgical procedure to close the opening, preventing potential complications in the future. The most serious complication can be a piece of the intestine getting stuck in the opening causing bowel obstruction, partial death of the intestine, and septic shock.
So, if his hernia was repaired, why does his belly button look like that? This is probably because the surgeon closed the opening with sutures, which is the appropriate thing. But what the surgeon probably failed to do is remove any fat that was trapped outside the opening, or trim the excess skin of the belly button. This may be the reason why he has a bulging belly button with overhanging skin. Essentially, the hernia was repaired, but little consideration was given to the cosmetic portion of the procedure. As a plastic surgeon, I have trained in BOTH general surgery AND plastic surgery. This means that I am able to repair the hernia AND make the belly button look better!
Cosmetic Belly Button Procedure
But don’t worry if you have had your hernia fixed and you belly button still doesn’t look good. You can still have a cosmetic belly button procedure that improves the appearance. Cosmetic surgery of the belly button, or umbilicoplasty, has become one of the most common in-office procedures that I perform. In fact, I have been nicknamed “Dr. Belly Button” by many of my patients who come great distances for the procedure. It takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes and is done using only local anesthesia. The recovery time is rapid.
So John, if you are reading this (if you are not, then you are really missing out on a great blog), give me a call so I can correct your only flaw.
Are there any risks?
Make sure to contact your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms in the weeks after your surgery:
- severe bleeding
- pain that doesn’t go away
- signs of infection, such as a fever, unusual smell, or colored discharge
The Bottom Line
Umbilicoplasty is a procedure that can help your change the shape of your bellybutton.
If you’re considering it, scarring is always an issue but if you choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon they will be able to get the result you want.
Depending on your situation, the procedure might not be worth the risk. Also, if you are a women and getting pregnant is in your future plans, it’s best to hold off on the surgery to avoid undoing the results.
Who Is John Stamos
“John Stamos is an American actor, producer, musician, comedian and singer. He first gained recognition for his contract role as Blackie Parrish on the ABC television series General Hospital, for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He is known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the show’s finale in 1995, Stamos has appeared in numerous TV films and series. Since 2005, he has been the national spokesperson for Project Cuddle.
Stamos is a big fan of Elvis Presley and has often referenced or paid homage to him in the show Full House. Stamos began dating model/actress Rebecca Romijn in 1994 after they met at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show in which she was modeling. Stamos and Romijn became engaged on Christmas Eve 1997, and they married on September 19, 1998, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They announced their separation in April 2004. Stamos filed for divorce in August 2004, and it became final on March 1, 2005.
On October 23, 2017, Stamos announced his engagement to model and actress Caitlin McHugh after a year of dating. In December 2017, the couple announced they were expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2018. Stamos and McHugh married in February 2018. The couple’s son was born in April 2018″ Wikipedia