A tummy tuck belly button is a surgical procedure mainly classified as cosmetic surgery.
A surgeon carries out the procedure on a patient under full anesthesia. The Surgeon makes an incision around the belly button. That is why it is called the belly button tummy tuck.
After the incision is made, the surgeon pulls and tightens the skin around the belly to get a flat and firm look.
During a tummy tuck procedure, excess fat and skin around the abdomen are removed. The surgeon then pulls the remaining skin and aligns it to achieve a toned appearance.
The tummy tuck surgery can be carried out in two ways.
- A full belly button tummy tuck
- Mini tummy tuck.
As opposed to the full belly button tummy tuck, in the mini tummy tuck, the belly button does not need to be removed during the surgery. The skin under the belly button is just tightened and the belly button remains in its natural potion.
A full belly button tummy tuck requires removal of the belly button before the tummy is tucked in. Later the belly buttoned is repositioned after the tummy is tucked.
Appearance after the surgery
Most of the surgeries are actually considered as successful, the patient will achieve the desired flat tummy appearance.
Though the incision scar is often very negligible and rarely visible to the public, the belly button may be affected by the surgery in a more visible way. This may come as a shock after the surgery.
During the surgery, the belly button may be removed and repositioned once the tummy has been tucked.
At the end of the surgery, the belly button will most definitely change in appearance. It will not look as it looked before the surgery. Its position will change too.
The belly button may look smaller after the surgery and awkwardly positioned. Some patients will like their new belly buttons while others may not like the look of their new buttons.
The repositioning of the belly button calls for skill and expertise. If the surgery is done in an unskillful manner, the belly button appearance will be disappointing. It might need to be re-structured once more.
The Cost of a Tummy Tuck Belly button
According to the American Society of Plastics Surgeons, the average cost of a tummy tuck surgery is $ 5, 900.
However, the overall cost ranges from $3, 000 – $30, 000, depending on the facility a patient chooses, funding assistance and the state of the patient.
Recovery after a tummy tuck
The recovery process may take up to six weeks. One might need a full month out of work.
You will need to wear an abdominal binder to support the abdomen.
The abdominal binder also helps to prevent fluid buildup in your surgery area. A fluid buildup will delay the healing process and may cause an infection.
Your doctor might prescribe anticoagulant medications and advice against strenuous activities, work, and exercises.
Despite all the downsides that come with the procedure of a tummy tuck, a good-looking tummy may just be the ultimate allure to take on the risks. They are a small price to pay for a dream look.