Top
20
Doctor insights on: Belly Button Outie

Share

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


2

2
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
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

15

15
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?

.

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

See 5 more doctor answers
18

18
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

19

19
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

See 2 more doctor answers