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Belly Button Surgery Case #168

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The patient didn't like her outie belly button innie belly button created with umbilicoplasty

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belly button stuck out before belly button sticks in after

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Procedures Performed

  • Belly Button Surgery

Belly Button Surgery Case #168

This is a 24 year old woman who had a baby and says that her belly button never looked the same since.  She had some stretch marks, but was not ready for a tummy tuck.  I should add that at her age, and with such a slender physique I really didn't want to do a tummy tuck anyway.
We decided to perform umbilicoplasty, that is cosmetic surgery for the belly button, in the office under local anesthesia.  After re-arranging the tissues of the umbilicus a few times, I think I was able to create an "innie" belly button that she can be more comfortable showing off at the beach.
The issue with the stretch marks remains, but I don't think there is a good treatment available for that problem to date.  I have tried many lasers and other gadgets, but none of them gives a significant improvement.



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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.