belly-button-surgery.jpg The belly button on the navel is formed when the umbilical cord is removed after birth. Some women consider this as a fashion statement and with the fashion trends of belly button piercings etc, more women are paying attention to the belly button. For the majority of the women the belly button is normal, however sometimes women have the belly button with a protrusion instead. This can also happen after weight loss or pregnancy when the skin becomes lose and hangs over the navel. Umbilicoplasty is the procedure to correct this condition. This is mainly a cosmetic surgery done to suit the demands of fashion.

Procedure review
a. This is an invasive surgical procedure to correct an outwardly protruding belly button.
b. Though this procedure is also done for medical conditions like hernia or to rectify defects in abdominal wall, it is usually adopted for cosmetic reasons by most people.
c. This procedure is usually done during abdominoplasty or tummy-tuck surgery.
d. It involves the use of local anesthesia.
e. Side effects are possible tissue injury, bleeding and infection.
f. The procedure takes anywhere from 60 minutes to three hours depending on the complexity.
g. It costs about $4,000.