What is an umbilicoplasty?
The umbilicus, also known as the navel, refers to the natural scar that forms when the umbilical cord falls off after birth.
The abdomen is generally considered an attractive part of the body. Asymmetries or deformities of the umbilicus can have an impact on the aesthetics of the abdomen. The objective of this procedure is to improve the appearance of the navel. It is usually performed alone as a minor procedure, or it could be part of other procedures, such as an abdominoplasty.
Who is considered an ideal candidate for an umbilicoplasty?
The best candidates for belly button surgery may vary. The overall goal is to improve the appearance and position of the navel. There are numerous reasons why the appearance of the navel may be a concern to certain individuals.
A typical candidate for this procedure, is an individual whose navel has changed over time, due to weight gain or weight loss, piercing, pregnancy, previous surgery, or an individual whose navel is covered with excess skin.
What does an umbilicoplasty consist of?
This minor surgery is normally completed using local anesthesia.
Depending on the goal of the procedure, the surgeon may use a circumferential incision to correct the shape and position of the belly button, before using sutures to create a new navel.
How much does it cost?
The cost of an umbilicoplasty generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed for you. Other adjunctive procedures will have an impact on the final cost.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will discuss your specific needs. A member from our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with pricing information regarding an umbilicoplasty in Montreal.
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