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Would a tummy tuck put my belly button back to where it should be?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Keep it where it is

Generally speaking the tummy tuck does not change the position of the belly button but moves the surrounding skin around the belly button.
See the attached diagram. On rare occasions, the umbilicus can be "floated" to reposition but this is not a common technique.

In brief: Keep it where it is

Generally speaking the tummy tuck does not change the position of the belly button but moves the surrounding skin around the belly button.
See the attached diagram. On rare occasions, the umbilicus can be "floated" to reposition but this is not a common technique.
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Probably

If it is too low, especially.
If it is too far to the right or left, you must have had extensive surgery at some point and a tummy tuck may not be for you. It is very rare for belly buttons to be too high so i doubt that is the problem. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Probably

If it is too low, especially.
If it is too far to the right or left, you must have had extensive surgery at some point and a tummy tuck may not be for you. It is very rare for belly buttons to be too high so i doubt that is the problem. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Yes

When performing a tummy tuck, the belly button is brought through the in the midline of the abdomen, typically at the same location it was previously.
Your surgeon will mark the site of the new belly button prior to cutting the skin to assure it is in the proper location.

In brief: Yes

When performing a tummy tuck, the belly button is brought through the in the midline of the abdomen, typically at the same location it was previously.
Your surgeon will mark the site of the new belly button prior to cutting the skin to assure it is in the proper location.
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Moving Belly Button

The "correct" location for the belly button can vary among individuals.
Typically, the belly button is moved back to its "aesthetically appropriate" location after a tummy tuck, but this surgery is not typically used as a way to move the umbilicus. The answer to your question depends on your individual anatomy, medical and surgical history. You should seek plastic surgery consultation in person.

In brief: Moving Belly Button

The "correct" location for the belly button can vary among individuals.
Typically, the belly button is moved back to its "aesthetically appropriate" location after a tummy tuck, but this surgery is not typically used as a way to move the umbilicus. The answer to your question depends on your individual anatomy, medical and surgical history. You should seek plastic surgery consultation in person.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Improving scars

Time is usually your best friend.
Avoding picking/scratching, sun exposure and tobacco use are beneficial. Silastic sheeting may help. There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, face lifting, etc.

In brief: Improving scars

Time is usually your best friend.
Avoding picking/scratching, sun exposure and tobacco use are beneficial. Silastic sheeting may help. There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, face lifting, etc.
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually

The quality of a tummy tuck result depends upon what condition you are in, your health and your surgeon's expertise and care.
Good surgeons in patient without pre-existing conditions are able to put things back where they belong. If your belly button was scarred or damaged by previous surgery, that might be another story. Otherwise you are probably ok. :).

In brief: Usually

The quality of a tummy tuck result depends upon what condition you are in, your health and your surgeon's expertise and care.
Good surgeons in patient without pre-existing conditions are able to put things back where they belong. If your belly button was scarred or damaged by previous surgery, that might be another story. Otherwise you are probably ok. :).
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Moving belly button

Possibly but it depends on why it is not in it's original place (hernia, diastasis, scoliosis, verical cisection scar, etc) as well as the tummy tuck technique (see link below for types) such as mini, midi, maxi, .
http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/.

In brief: Moving belly button

Possibly but it depends on why it is not in it's original place (hernia, diastasis, scoliosis, verical cisection scar, etc) as well as the tummy tuck technique (see link below for types) such as mini, midi, maxi, .
http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes.It should.

In full blown tummy tuck where there is excess skin above and below the belly button, to get the best result one will have to transpose the belly button.
A good plastic surgeon will be able to locate the belly button in its right position and will make it look nice.

In brief: Yes.It should.

In full blown tummy tuck where there is excess skin above and below the belly button, to get the best result one will have to transpose the belly button.
A good plastic surgeon will be able to locate the belly button in its right position and will make it look nice.
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Most likely it would

Most tummy tuck operations will keep the belly button attached to the abdominal wall by cutting around it.
The excess skin is removed and an opening is made to bring the belly button to the skin surface. In very large weight loss patients the belly button has to be reconstructed. A reconstructed belly button can be placed anywhere you and the surgeon choose to put it.

In brief: Most likely it would

Most tummy tuck operations will keep the belly button attached to the abdominal wall by cutting around it.
The excess skin is removed and an opening is made to bring the belly button to the skin surface. In very large weight loss patients the belly button has to be reconstructed. A reconstructed belly button can be placed anywhere you and the surgeon choose to put it.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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