These days, there’s a plastic surgery procedure for practically any part of your body you’ve ever thought about touching up. And one of the latest areas of attention? The belly button.
Those seeking a new and improved navel are going under the knife for “umbilicoplasty” - the broad term to describe altering your belly button in any way. Some seek a repair, like after pregnancy or a piercing, others want to turn their “outtie” into an “innie” and others just want to change the way their belly button looks. These are the most common belly button plastic surgeries today.
Umbilicoplasty - This one changes the size and shape of your navel. So they can make it larger, or smaller, which is what a lot of new moms want after their pregnancy or former belly-button ring wearers request after the piercing leaves them with a skin “hangover.” But the price for that pretty new navel will run you between $2,500 and $5,000.
Umbilical hernia repair - It can turn an “outtie” into an “innie” for aesthetics, and it can also alleviate the pain that occurs in rare cases of these hernias. But if there is a medical motivation behind it, insurance will often cover it, unlike a strictly cosmetic procedure.
Tummy Tuck - Navel procedures get tossed in with tummy tucks because they can go hand-in-hand. In a tummy tuck, surgeons get rid of extra skin and help bring abdominal muscles back together. It’s a major surgery, so there’s a lot of downtime and a big bill, expect to spend from $10,000 to $15,000 for that trim tummy.