Men often expose their navels when they are doing sports and exercise and male body builders value a nicely shaped belly button to complement the rest of their perfect physique. As for women, you will no doubt have noticed that it is currently very fashionable for women to wear cropped tops and hipster trousers in order to reveal their navels.
Increasing numbers of people want their belly buttons to be perfectly shaped and this operation can achieve this. Mostly, the surgery will involve making an “outie” into an “innie” or making an “innie” a little less obvious by lessening the size of the hole.
Some of the reasons why people want their belly button repaired:
There are a few methods to belly button repair depending on the severity and cause of the distortion to belly button.
Type 1: Umbilical hernia repairUmbilical hernia repair is surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a sac (pouch) formed from the inner lining of your belly (abdominal cavity) that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button.
Umbilical hernia can also be repaired using a laparoscope. This is a thin, lighted tube that lets the doctor see inside your belly. The scope will be inserted through one of the cuts. The instruments will be inserted through the other cuts.
Type 2: Normal Belly Button Repair Caused by Pregnancy or excessive weight gain/lossNormally belly button surgery may be performed on a patient who is undergoing a tummy tuck but some people want to alter the size and shape of their navels with an umbilicoplasty procedure on its own. It can be performed using local anaesthesia to numb the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, so that you remain awake but feel very little discomfort during the procedure. The procedure is simple and easy to alter the shape and size of the belly button.
*Recovery generally takes a week or so; but you can usually return to light activities the day after your operation.
* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual