plastic surgery that The Miami Herald recently discussed was the effect of a tummy tuck on a patient's belly button, as some pati" /> Tummy tucks can affect belly button shape

Tummy tucks can affect belly button shape

October 4, 2010

Tummy tucks can affect belly button shape
Tummy tucks can affect belly button shape

One question about plastic surgery that The Miami Herald recently discussed was the effect of a tummy tuck on a patient's belly button, as some patients are concerned that their navel will be permanently altered by the procedure.One question about plastic surgery that The Miami Herald recently discussed was the effect of a tummy tuck on a patient's belly button, as some patients are concerned that their navel will be permanently altered by the procedure.

However, the news source's doctor replied that these effects are largely dependent on which technique a surgeon uses during a tummy tuck. While a traditional tummy tuck may affect the shape of a belly button, because skin will be transferred around it, one's choice in plastic surgeon could have a significant impact on the outcome.

An experienced surgeon is more likely to preserve the appearance of a belly button by keeping a tissue stalk attached to it and suturing the original belly button into place so that the change is minimal.

Because every doctor has a slightly different method for tummy tucks, patients should voice their concerns and specifications during the consultation prior to the procedure.

Those who are searching for an experienced and qualified surgeon may turn to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Find A Surgeon resource can help patients locate a board-certified surgeon in their area.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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