Changing The Shape Of Your Belly Button

An important topic regarding the umbilicoplasty procedure


Our abdominals play a major role in not only achieving a more flattering silhouette, but also in our self-confidence and poise, especially over those warm summer months and winter getaways down south! Abdominal procedures still make up a large percentage of the entire class of performed cosmetic plastic surgeries and we’re not surprised. It’s little details and slight adjustments that can make all the difference in a patient’s day-to-day interactions, self-esteem and experience, and at Toronto‘s Elements Spa we’re more than happy to help these patients achieve their ideal shape.

In this blog, we’ll be discussing umbilicoplasty, referring to a simple surgical procedure that restores the natural appearance of a belly button, often changing it from an ‘outie’ to an ‘innie.’ In recent years, surgery in the navel area seems to be becoming one of the biggest upcoming surgical trends. When performed successfully by an experienced board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon like Elements Spa’s Dr. Adibfar, navel procedures are completed quickly in office with local anesthetic, and in under approximately one hour. It also involves minimal downtime and can heal within weeks! With increased interest in navel aesthetics, it’s no wonder many patients are seeking to correct their outies to innies before the warmer temperatures of the summer roll in.

The navel is an important cosmetic feature of the stomach. An umbilicoplasty involves changing the shape and size of the crevice to make it larger or smaller, as well as can involve umbilical hernia repair (changing an outie to an innie). Some of our patients opt for umbilicoplasty after giving birth, while others simply prefer the look of a navel that resembles an innie. For belly buttons that are large, Dr. Adibfar can make them smaller by removing excess skin around the top of the navel and tightening the bordering abdominal skin. In order to change an outie to an innie, Dr. Adibfar must perform a hernia operation involving removing some of the surrounding abdominal skin and gently stretching the navel’s tissue to the enlarged border left from the excess skin removal. This is done via a small incision made at the top of the navel, where Dr. Adibfar can easily open it up, remove the excess and place deep sutures to create the look of a concave navel. The lower portion of the belly button does not need to change in terms of its shape as it did not carry any excess skin. The stitches will then dissolve on their own.

Over the course of 6 months to 1 year, the very fine incision will fade and become virtually undetectable to the naked eye. A nice clean closure done by an experienced board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon like Dr. Adibfar will also ensure a great recovery that doesn’t allow for any excess skin to hang over the patient’s new navel.

If you’re not happy with your belly button and would prefer to change it from an outie to an innie, you’ll be happy to hear that this simple procedure performed by one of Toronto’s best, Dr. Adibfar, can be easily and quickly achieved with little disruption to your daily routine and great satisfying results that speak for themselves. It can also be performed alongside a tummy tuck or any other in the group of abdominal plastic surgeries.

Click here to learn more about umbilicoplasty or to book a consultation with one of Toronto’s leading board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. Adibfar.

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