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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Wgt loss, surgery: If you are pregnant or overweight, it may resolve with wgt loss or birth of your child. If you've always had an 'outy', talk to a plastic surgeon.

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: There's a ligament from the back of the belly button to deep inside the body-- as people grow, the belly button will always pull backwards and become ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Hernis: Umbilical hernia can be repaired. See your doctor to get referral to surgeon. Repairs are appropriate after the age of 3 to 5.
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: This is a straight forward abdominal surgery that can be performed either by a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Certaily: If you are ready to pay up for elective surgery, you can look for a cosmetic surgeon to do the procedure. Many other surgeons could probably do this, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Umbilical hernia: Can lead to an outy. Genetics can cause an outy. Other than that not sure what other factors lead to it as it is only a cosmetic concern...
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe hernia: Sometimes an.
A female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
You either...: ....Have an infection or you are forming a keloid (a scar that grows beyond the boundaries of the original wound). In either case, remove the piercin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Luck of the draw.: You don't get to choose.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pick up the phone...: ...And arrange an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. This is your safest and most reliable option. Then please determine whether the expense and re ... Read More

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