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Umbilicoplasty NYC | Belly Button Surgery

Umbilicoplasty surgery, also known as belly button surgery, may be right for you if you are looking to improve the appearance of your navel and the overall appearance of your torso or abdomen. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman performs this surgery, which focuses on the reshaping of the navel (belly button), in his New York City office.

What Is Umbilicoplasty?

Umbilicoplasty, or more commonly known as “belly button surgery,” helps repair, reshape, or rebuild the belly button (or navel). The surgical steps Dr. Schulman will take to help you achieve your desired navel will depend upon several factors, all of which will be discussed at your consultation appointment.

Depending on your situation, Dr. Schulman may be reducing your navel size, inserting sutures to help create an “innie,” or even reconstructing your navel altogether. All umbilicoplasty plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Schulman are done right here in our fully-accredited New York City surgical facility.

The procedure of umbilicoplasty may help achieve any of the following desired outcomes:

  • Changing an “outie” into an “innie”
  • Reducing extra skin and/or wrinkles surrounding the navel
  • Replacing the belly button (after an injury or surgery)
  • Getting rid of or reducing the appearance of piercing or surgical scars
  • Making the overall size of the navel smaller
  • Improving navel appearance after an umbilical hernia
  • Improving the overall appearance of the torso

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Umbilicoplasty Procedure Preparation

All cosmetic procedures require detailed planning beforehand. This means that Dr. Schulman will need to meet with you for a consultation appointment to discuss your desired results from belly button surgery and whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Before your consultation appointment with Dr. Schulman, be sure to write down any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedure. It is also at this time that you should bring up any other areas of your body that you would like to improve, as umbilicoplasty may be performed alongside other cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentationbreast reduction, etc.

Dr. Schulman can answer all of your questions about umbilicoplasty, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures. He will also give you a physical exam, pose some questions to you, and come up with a recommended procedure plan to help you achieve your desired results.

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Meet Dr. Schulman – Umbilicoplasty (Belly Button Surgery) New York City

“The belly button is the center of your abdomen and is where the eyes look automatically.  Many people wish they could change the appearance of their belly button and simply don’t know it is even a possibility. Well, it is.

Were you born with an ‘outie’ and you want an ‘innie’?  Did your ‘innie’ pop out during pregnancy and never go back in?  Are you tired of that belly piercing you got when you were younger?  Has aging or pregnancies stretched out that skin around your belly button?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you are in the right place

I perform this procedure under local anesthesia, meaning you get a few numbing injections and can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.  During your consultation, I’ll examine your belly button and help you decide if cosmetic belly button surgery is right for you.”

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 Umbilicoplasty Technique

Umbilicoplasty (belly button surgery) is a minor cosmetic procedure. All of these types of procedures will inevitably be different, as each individual patient will have varying desires. In most belly button surgeries, however, a small incision will be made discreetly within the belly button.

Thereafter, excess skin and/or fat will be removed. Dr. Schulman will take the time to address any bulging or lumpy areas at this time, and the skin will be adjusted to ultimately create a youthful, vertical, oval-shaped “innie” naval — generally with a slight hood on top.

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Umbilicoplasty Recovery

Recovery from umbilicoplasty varies, especially if combined with procedures like a tummy tuck. Typically, it ranges from 24 hours to 2 weeks. For hernia repair, expect 2 to 4 weeks.

Minor amounts of discomfort and some slight swelling and bruising is not uncommon. It’s critical to follow the post-operative directions that Dr. Schulman gives you, which may include taking some time off work and taking it easy from strenuous physical activities for a set period of time.

Umbilicoplasty Cost in NYC

The cost of umbilicoplasty starts at $5,000 and can be influenced by factors like location, surgeon’s credentials, and complexity of the procedure.

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Questions and answers about Umbilicoplasty (Belly Button Surgery)

Is umbilicoplasty covered by insurance?

For more severe hernias, surgical repair is necessary, often involving umbilicoplasty to correct the belly button. In such cases, it’s deemed medically necessary and typically covered by insurance.

Is umbilicoplasty painful?

Expect some discomfort around the belly button and wear a light dressing. You might also feel abdominal muscle tightness.

Is umbilicoplasty a major surgery?

Umbilicoplasty is a safe and relatively quick procedure, usually taking about an hour or more under local anesthesia for belly button surgery.

What is the umbilicoplasty technique?

In abdominal contouring procedures, umbilicoplasty includes repositioning and placing the navel after removing excess skin and subcutaneous tissue, with or without abdominal wall plication.

Can you get umbilicoplasty after pregnancy?

Umbilicoplasty alters the appearance of the belly button, aiding in its restoration post-pregnancy, weight loss, or hernia. Often combined with other surgeries, it can also be performed alone.

Will belly button surgery results be apparent right away?

It’s important to have patience with any cosmetic procedure as time can enhance your results, and umbilicoplasty scar maturation may take several weeks or months to complete, this is especially true when combined with a tummy tuck.

For umbilicoplasty, results should be seen rather shortly after your procedure as it is a relatively minor surgery. At the same time, this will largely depend on whether or not you had additional rejuvenation procedures, such as liposuction or abdominoplasty, performed at the same time.

Can you have umbilicoplasty for loose skin?

Umbilicoplasty, or belly button surgery, is primarily concerned with removing excess skin from the belly button for aesthetic purposes — this procedure changes the appearance of the belly button.

Can you have umbilicoplasty after tummy tuck?

While small, our navel’s position and form greatly impact our appearance. Umbilicoplasty, or belly button reconstruction, is often done independently or as part of tummy tuck or Mommy Makeover procedures.

Who does the best umbilicoplasty surgery near me?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Matthew Schulman in NYC. Call (212) 289-1851.

Belly Button Surgery Consultation

Considering Umbilicoplasty in NYC? Belly button surgery is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery for a myriad of individuals who wish to improve the appearance of their navel and torso.

It can allow you to feel better about wearing a bikini or swim trunks at the beach, strengthen your self-confidence overall, improve intimacy, and give you the belly button you’ve always dreamed of having. 

To learn more about umbilicoplasty by a New York City plastic surgeon and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schulman today, give our office a call at (212) 289-1851, or click here.

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