The very idea of having a toned and taut tummy is what convinces many women in Chicago to undergo abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, many patients are plagued with a loose belly pouch of sagging skin.
But, no matter the reason, tummy tuck surgery is an excellent procedure to restore a more youthful, sleeker contour to your feminine figure. But one key question may go unasked—What happens to my belly button after a tummy tuck?
Many of us only care about keeping our belly button covered when excess amounts of subcutaneous fat and sagging skin hide it. But when the belly is tighter and the abdomen is more exposed, the belly button is a significant feature to show off on the beach, by the pool, or in your favorite summer wear.
The Effects of Abdominoplasty on the Belly Button
During a tummy tuck in Orland Park, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss makes a small incision around the navel to separate it from surrounding abdominal tissue. This allows him to pull and tighten abdominal skin more efficiently to ensure the belly is flat and taut. The belly button is then repositioned to a natural-looking spot on the abdomen.
After tummy tuck surgery, most of Dr. Dreyfuss’ patients find their belly button appearance is more natural and improved. Crafting a belly button is one of the most crucial parts of abdominoplasty. With his eye for detail, Dr. Dreyfuss will leave your belly button looking fantastic.
To see how belly buttons change after abdominoplasty, view our gallery of before and after photos for Dr. Dreyfuss’ tummy tuck results. You will notice that many of the before photos show belly buttons that are larger, covered, or even hidden by sagging skin. The after photos feature smaller, more natural-looking belly buttons that fit their new tummies perfectly.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Suppose you have minimal loose skin on your stomach, or have developed a fat deposit under the belly button due to weight loss or bearing children. In that case, you may be an excellent candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive operation that does not reposition the belly button. Many women love the option because their stomach contours are tightened and smoother with a shorter recovery period and less scarring.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today!
If you would like more information about abdominoplasty to see if this procedure fits your aesthetic needs, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss by calling (815)806-9400 or scheduling a consultation online.