Belly button reshaping is commonly performed in conjunction with tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, but it can be completed as a standalone procedure if your belly button is your only area of concern.
Dr. Goldschmidt can conduct umbilicoplasty with light sedation (twilight anesthesia), general anesthesia, or local anesthesia. Excess skin is trimmed away, the umbilicus is reshaped, sometimes repositioned, and sutures are used to close the incision and secure your restructured belly button in its new location. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to perform.
Most patients return home the same day as their procedure. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising is normal and can be relieved with prescription pain medication. Returning to work can take a day or two, and exercise should be avoided for the first two or three weeks.
Your surgeon will provide postoperative care instructions to help you keep your belly button clean and dry. Stitches are usually removed within 10 days unless they are dissolvable. Symptoms should dissipate within two weeks with minimal scarring.
The results of belly button reshaping will differ for every patient, but Dr. Goldschmidt utilizes his aesthetic eye and surgical skill to ensure optimal results. You can expect to enjoy an improved midsection appearance and feel a boost in self-confidence with more comfort in wearing swimsuits.