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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have an outie belly button and I hate it. What is the average price of surgery to change it to an innie?

I have an outie belly button and I hate it. What is the average price of surgery to change it to an innie?

It depends: Cost of surgery varies by state and city and facility where the surgery takes place. Surgeries on hernias are usually done as an outpatient. You can call a local surgeon and ask what his fees are and the total cost for the procedure ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

Not sure: If you had the "outie" directly after surgery, it may be how the surgeon put the incision back together, and the only way to fix it is another surgery (only needed for cosmetic reasons). If it was an "innie" after surgery, but all of a sudden is an "outie", then you may have a hernia related to the surgery. ...Read more

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Does my youngest child have an innie or outie belly button, how to know?

Does my youngest child have an innie or outie belly button, how to know?

Innie vs. Outie: If the belly button protrudes it's an outit, if it's sunken it's an innie ...Read more

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What to do if I have an innie/outie belly button. can I get it peirced?

Umbilical Hernia: Before you even consider this for one more second you must realize that you have to make sure this is not an umbilical hernia. Please have your doctor clarify if you are safe or not to have a piercing there if you have an outie.... ...Read more

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Is there any difference if you have an innie / outie belly button? Does it matter?

No difference: Innies don't live any better or longer than outies. There is probably some web site dedicated to their respective cause, but to most it just doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Can my outie be made into an innie during a mini tummy tuck? I hate my outie belly button. Can it be made into an “innie” during my mini tummy tuck procedure? .

Can my outie be made into an innie during a mini tummy tuck? I hate my outie belly button. Can it be made into an “innie” during my mini tummy tuck procedure?

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Often : Often the "outie" belly button is caused by a small hernia at the belly button that can be corrected at the same time as the mini tummy tuck... This outie more easily corrected during a full tummy tuck however... Examination by a plastic surgeon or general surgeon can help determine the best course of action for you "outie"! best of luck to you. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Hi, do umbilicoplasties remove hernias on the belly button? Also, does the surgical procedure called a hernia repair turn an outie to an innie?

Hi, do umbilicoplasties remove hernias on the belly button? Also, does the surgical procedure called a hernia repair turn an outie to an innie?

Umbilical hernias. : Umbelicoplasty should involve a repair of an umbelical hernia. But it does not have to. These are two different procedures. I would always do the following in the same procedure. 1) repair the hernia 2) do the umbelicoplasty and remove the excess tissue and 3) convert an "outie" to an "innie" ...Read more

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I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

Likely from infancy: Probably for correction of congenital problem such as omphalocele, gastroschisis or exstrophy. I which case a pediatric surgeon, pediatric urologist or plastic surgeon could book this as a revision of original problem ; would be covered by medical insurance. Not sure about nhs in uk. A faux belly button could be made at same time. Enquire at great ormond st. Children's hospital in london.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a doctor go through the belly button to preform a gastric sleeve surgery, to avoid scaring?

Can a doctor go through the belly button to preform a gastric sleeve surgery, to avoid scaring?

Yes: Yes some advanced surgeons can do this but not that many. Generally even the surgeons that are capable only do the single incision procedure on specific patients. I do this procedure in my practice but the incision is not through the belly button. But a few centimeters higher instead. ...Read more

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I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

Contact surgeon: Please contact your surgeon as soon as possible to see what they recommend as evaluation or treatment for your issue however it does not sound like an emergency issue. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago. The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing. Can anything be done?

I had laparoscopic surgery through my belly button 7 years ago.  The scar is red, angry, painful and slowly growing.   Can anything be done?

Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant after a tubal i had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery i had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Could i be pregnant after a tubal i had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery i had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Even : Even though there is a 1% chance of pregnancy after having your tubes tied irregardless of your complications, there are more likely causes depending on your age and other symptoms. Reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy are stress, poor diet, extreme exercise, weight loss, hormone imbalance such as with thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome and even peri-menopause if you are older. You should take a pregnancy test just to be certain you are not pregnant. If you are still not sure why your period has become irregular, you should give your ob/gyn doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should a outie belly button ever go in?

Should a outie belly button ever go in?

No: You probably have a hernia and it can be repaired to make an innie. The hernia can be fixed and a cosmetic procedure can be done at the same time. Be careful who does this so that it looks good. I perform more cosmetic belly button surgeries in a month than most surgeons so in an entire year. http://www.drschulmanplasticsurgery.com/body/umbilicoplasty/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. any opinions on outies?

What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. any opinions on outies?

Your'e worried about: how good looking your belly button is? Outies are not good or bad - they just are. I don't want to insult you - but aren't there more important things to focus your time and energy on? Learn to accept you navel. Take care. ...Read more