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Will My Belly Button Look the Same After a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks can address excess skin and small pockets of fat around the abdomen that can hinder you from achieving the ideal figure you’ve been working for. Many patients look to a tummy tuck for a narrower, smoother, firmer midsection, but one question they ask before their procedure is: “will my belly button look the same after my tummy tuck?”

At Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is an expert in tummy tuck procedures. During your personal complimentary consultation, Dr. Hamwi will discuss the appearance of your belly button and explain how he’ll craft a natural-looking belly button you’ll love.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, aims to restore and recontour the midsection by excising excess skin, eliminating small pockets of fat, and tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles. When performed by a highly trained and experienced surgeon, the result is a firmer, smoother midsection.

The benefits of tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Sleeker, tighter midsection
  • Removal of redundant skin
  • Improved abdominal tone
  • Better posture
  • Tighter skin
  • Repaired abdominal diastasis
  • Boosted self-image and self-confidence

As the belly button is the focal point of the abdomen, a skilled tummy tuck surgeon will carefully consider your belly button when planning your procedure. While a belly button that looks odd or fake can be a telltale sign you’ve had “work done,” a well-fashioned belly button is the perfect complement to your tummy tuck.

How Tummy Tucks Reshape Your Belly Button

In some instances, the belly button isn’t changed during a tummy tuck. Instead, an incision is made around the belly button, and it remains in place while the skin around it is addressed. This allows for your navel to stay in the same spot and look virtually the same as it did before your surgery.

However, in some cases, the belly button will need to be repositioned for the abdomen to look more natural. In this situation, the lower abdominal skin is removed, and the upper abdominal skin is pulled downward. At this time, the natural belly button is removed as it would be placed in a much lower location and look out of place.

The best post-tummy tuck belly buttons are oval shaped rather than perfectly round. To create depth and dimension, they may have a tiny bit of hooded skin at the top. A new belly button that’s created with attention to detail provides a sense of realism to your new appearance. These types of superior results are why it’s so important to choose an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.

Choosing Dr. Kristopher Hamwi for Your Best Florida Tummy Tuck

Selecting an experienced provider is the first step to any successful plastic surgery. As one of the top aesthetic plastic surgeons in the country, double board-certified Dr. Kristopher Hamwi specializes in tummy tucks and delivers results to complement your figure, making him your choice for the best tummy tuck in Sarasota.Ready to partner with Florida’s leading tummy tuck surgeon? Contact us today or call (941) 800-2000 to learn more!