What Happens to My Belly Button After a Tummy Tuck?
Looking to correct the appearance of loose stomach skin after pregnancy or major weight loss?
Then it’s time to introduce yourself to tummy tuck surgery!
Also known as an abdominoplasty, this cosmetic procedure helps remove excess tummy skin that may not have “snapped back” after significant weight fluctuations or pregnancy. What’s more, the tummy tuck can even get rid of a stubborn stomach pooch that won’t respond to even your best diet and exercise habits.
But what exactly happens to your belly button after a tummy tuck?
How a Tummy Tuck Changes Your Belly Button’s Appearance
The main goal of the tummy tuck is to create a more contoured and youthful stomach; that means minimizing a stubborn stomach pooch, as well as removing excess skin and repositioning the belly button for a younger appearance.
Yes, you read that right. The belly button can be significantly impacted by major tummy tuck surgery; during the procedure, the belly button is “released” when excess skin is removed from the stomach. Once the skin is readjusted to its final position, your plastic surgeon will recreate the appearance of a belly button. The stitches are placed inside the belly button, making it almost impossible to see.
I am 39 years old and put myself in Dr. Sozer’s hands for my tummy tuck procedure on June 23rd of this year. I am having the most amazing experience there at the El Paso Cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sozer and his staff have taken care of me since before my surgery. He is an amazing human being! Dr. Sozer is caring,professional and extremely efficient.He did beautiful work on me and I am completely satisfied with my end results of my tummy tuck.I am already considering getting other procedures done there with him. The time they have dedicated there to me means a lot and I appreciate being treated with such respect and I strongly recommend him to everyone out there is is considering improving their self-image.
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!