belly-button-makeovers.jpg The latest craze in cosmetic surgery is the belly button makeover. With summer well underway and trips to beaches planned, more and more women are opting for umbilicoplasties for the perfect belly button. Though this procedure is usually done alongwith a tummy tuck, it is now being done to change an outward protruding navel to an innie. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 8000 such procedures were performed in the last three years alone. Some women also request for a vertical or a hooded job.

Highlights of umbilicoplasties
a. It involves the use of local anesthesia.
b. Usually, to make an outie an innie, a surgeon makes an incision on the perimeter of the belly button and tacks it down with sutures.
c. Extra skin around the belly button is also trimmed off.
d. This is a simple procedure.
e. It takes around 30 to 90 minutes.
f. The recover period from this surgery is a week or less

The procedure costs around $2000 - $5000