The belly button is an incredibly unique feature that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many patients choose to pursue belly button surgery to enhance the appearance of the belly button to better complement the stomach. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other body sculpting treatments to the residents of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA and surrounding areas.
Belly button surgery, also referred to as umbilicoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to enhance the appearance of the belly button. Many patients experience changes in the belly button after pregnancy or weight loss. Others may simply be unhappy with the appearance of their belly button. In either case, belly button surgery can adjust the shape and size of the belly button to fulfill a patient’s cosmetic goals. This procedure can also be combined with treatments such as a tummy tuck.
The cost of your belly button surgery at Eko Plastic Surgery will vary depending on the treatment plan that we develop for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment needs in order to determine the treatment approach that will be ideal for you. For this reason, we will not be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment until you have the chance to come in and discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Eko.
The belly button surgery is a fairly simple procedure, and it is usually performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, an incision will be made in the belly button, where it will be well-hidden. Through this incision, Dr. Eko will remove excess skin and manipulate the remaining skin to create the desired results. A belly button surgery typically takes about an hour to perform.
After a belly button surgery, there is an initial recovery period of about one week. During this time, you can expect swelling, bruising, and varying discomfort. Still, most patients are able to return to work and other activities in just a few days. It will be important for you to avoid any strenuous activities such as exercise for at least a month after your surgery.
The results from your belly button surgery will be visible immediately, although you may not be able to notice the full results of treatment until swelling and other side effects begin to fade. The results from body and thigh lifts are permanent, but it is important to note that significant changes in weight may alter your results.
If you are considering belly button surgery at Eko Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Eko. We welcome patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and the surrounding communities of California.
Click on a patient to view photos taken before and after their Belly Button surgery (Umbilicoplasty).