Belly Button Surgery at CREO Clinic
Umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button surgery, is a popular cosmetic surgery that reshapes the belly button (also called the navel or umbilicus). The surgery removes excess skin in and around the belly button to give it a more vertical and tucked-in appearance.
The midriff is a prominent area of the body that many people want to feel confident exposing, especially when wearing swimwear. However, the shape and position of the belly button can disrupt the aesthetic of even the most contoured stomachs.
At the CREO clinic, Dr Omar Tillo performs all umbilicoplasty procedures due to his extensive experience and speciality in the surgery, along with a range of other body plastic procedures. Having carried out the surgery numerous times, he has the surgical skills and expertise to artfully reshape and reposition the belly button according to each patient’s requirements.
If you’re interested in an umbilicoplasty surgery in London, book a consultation with Dr Tillo to discuss your concerns, desired outcome, and suitability for the procedure.
AnesthesiaSedation or Local Anaesthesia
Surgery time1 Hour
Hospital time4 Hours
Full recovery1-2 weeks
Why Get Umbilicoplasty
Patients choose to get an umbilicoplasty for several reasons:
- An umbilicoplasty can turn what is commonly called an ‘outie’ (where the skin in the belly button protrudes outward) into an ‘innie’ (where the belly button dips inward).
- An umbilicoplasty removes scars in the belly button that may have resulted from a piercing or prior surgery.
- An umbilicoplasty can repair an umbilical hernia which presents as a painless bulge in or around the belly button.
- An umbilicoplasty reduces the size of naturally large navels or an expanded belly button due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Belly Button Surgery Before and Afters
Umbilicoplasty Cost in London
The exact price of your surgery will be determined following a consultation with Dr Tillo, as the cost of the surgery varies depending on your individual surgical needs. In general, the price of an umbilicoplasty at the CREO clinic starts from £2,650.
After administering an anaesthetic, the surgeon makes an incision inside or around the belly button. The exact placement of the incisions varies depending on the individual requirements of each patient. After removing the excess skin and fat, the surgeon repositions the remaining skin and stitches the incisions close.
Immediately after your umbilicoplasty, you may experience swelling and bruising in the affected area that should dissipate in a few days.
In general, an umbilicoplasty has a relatively short recovery period and most patients are able to return to work and complete most light, daily activities a week after surgery. However, you must wait at least 2-3 weeks before resuming more strenuous exercise to give the body sufficient time to heal.
An umbilicoplasty provides patients with a narrower oval-shaped belly button that dips inward. The final results of your surgery will start to become apparent after a few weeks once the swelling and bruising in the area has largely subsided. Furthermore, depending on the nature of your procedure, you may be left with a visible scar in the area, which gradually fades over several months.
Umbilicoplasty and Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen area for a more contoured figure. The combination of an umbilicoplasty and abdominoplasty is ideal for patients who have both a distorted belly button and excess skin in the abdominal area. Choosing to have both procedures in one session is more cost-effective and allows patients to combine the recovery time.
Belly Button Surgery and Mummy Makeover
A mummy makeover is a series of body contouring surgeries that aim to contour areas of the body that have lost shape due to pregnancy or significant weight loss. Typically, a mummy makeover procedure consists of liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation.
Since the belly button is another area of the body that loses its shape during pregnancy, many women find it convenient to include a belly button surgery as part of their mummy makeover to achieve a more comprehensive transformation.
Belly Button Surgery FAQ
Who is a good candidate for umbilicoplasty?
During your consultation, Dr Tillo will examine you to determine your suitability for an umbilicoplasty. In general, most patients in good health who have a distorted belly button that they wish to reshape are good candidates for the procedure.
Is belly button surgery permanent?
Yes, a belly button surgery permanently reshapes the belly button. However, the shape and position of your belly button may alter due to significant fluctuations in weight, changes in muscle tone, or pregnancy.
Can umbilicoplasty fix an outie belly button?
Yes, an umbilicoplasty can turn an ‘outie’ belly button (where the skin in the navel protrudes outward) into an ‘innie’ (where the navel appears as a depression in the skin).
Is umbilicoplasty an outpatient procedure?
Yes, umbilicoplasty is an outpatient procedure. The surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia and takes between 1-2 hours.
Is belly button surgery worth it?
Many patients consider a belly button surgery to be worthwhile as it resolves any self-consciousness they may have about the size and shape of their belly button. Following the surgery, many patients are happy with the outcome and feel confident with the appearance of their midriff.