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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? .

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Dr. Terrence Higgins
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Dr. Terrence Higgins
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Most 'outies' are caused by a small hernia at the base of the belly button.
These can easily be repaired during a tummy tuck to convert it to an 'innie'.

In brief: Sure

Most 'outies' are caused by a small hernia at the base of the belly button.
These can easily be repaired during a tummy tuck to convert it to an 'innie'.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The

The only way to really tell is to be evaluated by a surgeon.
Good luck.

In brief: The

The only way to really tell is to be evaluated by a surgeon.
Good luck.
Dr. Ron Pelton
Dr. Ron Pelton
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This

This depends on the cause of the outie.
If it is due to a true hernia this may be more complex and evaluation by a general surgeon may be advised. However, in most instances an outie can be repaired at the time of a mini tummy tuck.

In brief: This

This depends on the cause of the outie.
If it is due to a true hernia this may be more complex and evaluation by a general surgeon may be advised. However, in most instances an outie can be repaired at the time of a mini tummy tuck.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In

In some patients the outie can be turned in to an innie and in others it may not be possible.
Only after an in-person evaluation can a plastic surgeon tell you the facts. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.

In brief: In

In some patients the outie can be turned in to an innie and in others it may not be possible.
Only after an in-person evaluation can a plastic surgeon tell you the facts. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Most times, yes

Often an "outie" is a sign of an umbilical hernia which is beneath the belly button, causing the bulge.
While this can often be fixed at the time of a tummy tuck, the details would depend on what is seen during your physical examination.

In brief: Most times, yes

Often an "outie" is a sign of an umbilical hernia which is beneath the belly button, causing the bulge.
While this can often be fixed at the time of a tummy tuck, the details would depend on what is seen during your physical examination.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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