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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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Nine months after my delivery. But still my belly button is an outie. Really sad about it. Any solution for this. ?

Nine months after my delivery. But still my belly button is an outie. Really sad about it. Any solution for this. ?

Yes: Usually outies can be changed to innies. You may have a small umbilical hernia. Approximately 15% of the popular does. Sometimes is goes unoticed, sometimes it forms an out. Increases in weight and pregnancy can cause them to appear and even be symptomatic. If this the case, umbilical hernia repair can help flatten things out. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today(baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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Is an outie belly button correctible?

Is an outie belly button correctible?

Yes: Often an "outie" represents an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an evaluation ; referral to a general surgeon. If it is simply a cosmetic skin looseness then maybe a plastic surgery evaluation would be considered. ...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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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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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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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