About Umbilicoplasty

Umbilicoplasty (also known as belly button surgery) is the cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the belly button. It is usually performed on patients undergoing a tummy tuck but some patients desire to have an Umbilicoplasty just by itself. Umbilicoplasty is suitable for both men and women who are not happy with their belly button and who are over the age of 18.

Umbilicoplasty Procedure

Umbilicoplasty surgery is usually done using local anesthesia together with sedative to make the patient feel drowsy so the patient is kept awake but not feeling any discomfort. The surgery usually takes an hour to perform unless there are other surgeries done with it. Different techniques are used to perform the surgery depending on the new shape desired by the patient. The surgeon will make incisions inside the belly button to make scars less visible. A light dressing may be applied after the surgery but there is no need for drainage tubes. Stitches used are usually dissolvable so there is no need for them to be removed.

Suitable Patients for Umbilicoplasty

  • Both male and female patients who are over the age of 18
  • Patients who are at a good health condition and healthy both mentally and physically

Before Umbilicoplasty

• Patients are advised to quit smoking and alcohol a week before the surgery

• Patients must stop taking any medication and herbal supplements a week before the surgery

After Umbilicoplasty

• Patients must keep hydrated for a faster recovery

• Patients must use prescribed medication correctly and on time

• Patients are usually sent home a few hours after the surgery as it is done on an outpatient basis

• Recovery will take a week after the surgery but patients can return to their normal activities after a day or two from the surgery

Risks of Umbilicoplasty

There is a chance of complications occurring in every surgery. In an Umbilicoplasty surgery, there is a chance of such complications occurring:

• Bleeding

• Infection

• Bruising

• Reaction to anesthesia

• Numbness


Drainage tubes – surgical instrument used to remove excess liquid like blood and pus from the body after surgery

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body

First day of Umbilicoplasty

The patients will attend a consultation with the surgeon and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the surgery. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the hospital the next day.

Second day of Umbilicoplasty

Umbilicoplasty surgery will be performed. The surgery will be performed using local anesthesia along with sedatives. Once the surgery is over the patient will be taken to a private room where they will be staying for resting. The surgeon will perform a check up and if they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results are all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from hospital to their settlements, unless there are other surgeries performed together with Umbilicoplasty which require for them to stay in hospital.

Third day of Umbilicoplasty

Patients will attend a post surgery appointment for a final check up and consultation. There is no need for the stitches to be removed, as dissolvable stitches will be used and they will eventually fall out. The patient will be advised on further medication. If everything is right, then the patient is ready to return to their destination.

Patients must avoid heavy activities like bending and lifting. Patients are able to go on little tours around the city if they are feeling better and carry on taking their medications correctly.


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What is Umbilicoplasty?

Umbilicoplasty is a cosmetic surgery done to improve the appearance of the belly button.

How is Umbilicoplasty done?

Umbilicoplasty is done by making incisions under the belly button, which will prevent scarring being visible. Once the shape desired is given to the belly button the incisions are closed and special dressing may be applied.

Who can have Umbilicoplasty?

Umbilicoplasty is suitable for both male and female patients who are mentally and physically healthy and stable, and who are over the age of 18.

How long do I need to stay at hospital?

Umbilicoplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis so the patient is sent home a few hours after the surgery unless there are other surgeries performed which require for the patient to stay in hospital.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Umbilicoplasty is 3 days including consultation before the surgery and after the surgery.

When can I return to work?

Patients are able to return to work after a couple of days but are recommended to wait for a before returning to work.

Are there any risks of Umbilicoplasty?

Just like other surgeries there is a slight possibility of risks to occur such as

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Numbness

Devices used in Umbilicoplasty

There are no special technical devices used during Umbilicoplasty Surgery.

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