Will My Belly Button Be Moved?
At the time of your surgery, your skilled surgeon will make an incision along the base of the pubic bone. Another small incision is made around the belly button giving your surgeon the ability to more easily remove unwanted fat, tighten underlying muscles, and re-drape the skin. In some cases, the belly button may be removed and repositioned to a more centrally-located position on the belly.
You will have the same belly button, however, the surrounding tissue and skin will be dramatically improved. Your naval will no longer be buried or covered by loose, sagging skin after the procedure. In fact, many patients contribute their new belly button as major part of feeling more confident in showing off their firmer, flatter tummy.
Full Tummy Tuck Vs. Mini Tuck
Patients that have minor concerns or who retain good skin elasticity might be suitable candidates for a slightly less invasive procedure. During a mini tummy tuck, there may be no need to reposition the belly button at all. Whether the belly button is touched is a decision that’s made prior to surgery between you and your surgeon.