Tummy tuck surgery is a popular procedure that removes extra skin and fat pockets from the abdomen. It also will repair diastasis recti if it is present. Many patients are concerned about if a tummy tuck will affect the belly button, or if it could potentially fix or alter something about it. So, let’s take a closer look at the question, “Does a tummy tuck fix the belly button?”
If undergoing a full tummy tuck, the belly button will be repositioned. During this process, it can be made smaller and the shape changed if desired. Dr. Allegra works to create a natural appearing appearance to the belly button based on the new contours of your body and your preferences. This also remains true for an extended tummy tuck.
However, if you are undergoing a mini tummy tuck or reverse tummy tuck, then the belly button will likely not be altered or moved in any way. If you want to alter the appearance of the belly button, Dr. Allegra can often do this at the same time as your other procedure.