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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Outy Belly Button (Overview)

An outie or outy is the less common type of belly button, which sticks out of the tummy's skin.


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Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely. Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
8 Doctors shared insights

Outy Belly Button (Overview)

An outie or outy is the less common type of belly button, which sticks out of the tummy's skin.


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How to get surgery on my outy belly button?

How to get surgery on my outy belly button?

Hernis: Umbilical hernia can be repaired. See your doctor to get referral to surgeon. Repairs are appropriate after the age of 3 to 5. Read more

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How can I make my outy belly button go in?

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. Read more

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Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely. Read more

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How to get surgery on my outy belly button?

Hernis: Umbilical hernia can be repaired. See your doctor to get referral to surgeon. Repairs are appropriate after the age of 3 to 5. Read more

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Self-conscious about outy belly button. Any ways to fix this?

Self-conscious about outy belly button. Any ways to fix this?

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, but if your after a specific look afterward, find someone with experience. Read more

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What can lead to people to have an inny or an outy belly button?

What can lead to people to have an inny or an outy belly button?

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... Read more

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What determines an innie or outtie belly button?

What determines an innie or outtie belly button?

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 a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. Read more

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Whatt could I do to turn my outtie belly button into an inny?

Whatt could I do to turn my outtie belly button into an inny?

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 recovery is worth it. Read more

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What to do if I have an outtie belly button and I am going to have sex (for guys)?

An outie: Belly button should not impact the quality of sexual activity. If you have marked protrusion and pain please seek medical evaluation. Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Yes: Just have it cleaned first with an antiseptic solution
Make sure the needle is clean and sharp
Make sure you look for signs of infection such as redness and tenderness after the piercing.
Go to a reliable place- with a reputation for cleanliness.
Make sure your immunizations are up to date including Hepatitis B. Read more

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How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

Umblical hernia: Inn belly buttons are normal, but in some kids and it can continue in adults there is little out belly button called umblical hernia. Read more

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Could use expert help with why are outy belly buttons so rare?

Could use expert help with why are outy belly buttons so rare?

Type of scar: In humans, the navel scar can appear as a depression (often referred to colloquially as an innie) or as a protrusion (outie). About 90% of humans have innies. The occurrence of an outie navel is caused by the extra skin left from the umbilical cord. As navels are scars, and not defined by genetics, they can serve as a way of distinguishing between identical twins. Read more

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How come some have iny belly buttons and others outy belly buttons?

Outy BB is a hernia: Normal belly buttons are "iny". "outy"belly buttons are umbilical hernias. 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

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Belly button pops out why?

Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. Read more

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