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Belly Button Surgery (5 Clinics)

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Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Hannah, United States
star star Jul 2021

Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

Anita Tlotlo Baliki, Botswana
star star Jul 2021

First time plastic surgery experience with FlyMedi

I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

Renate Podgorac, Austria
star star Jul 2021

Very helpful and trustful

Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Belly Button Surgery

Healthy individuals who want to change the shape and location of the belly button, especially women who have given birth and those who want a belly button correction after piercing are suitable candidates for this surgery.

Not Recommended For Belly Button Surgery

If you desire a new navel appearance or need hernia repair and have good general health to undergo a surgery, you may be a candidate for belly button surgery. 

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay not required

Duration Of Operation

1 hour

Overview

Belly button surgery, also known as umbilicoplasty, is a surgical procedure that changes the appearance of the bellybutton. It was initially used to treat umbilical hernias in infants; however, it's become a popular cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the belly button in recent years. The main purpose of belly button surgery is to give the belly button a more vertical shape instead of a horizontal one. Women, after pregnancy or people who have to scar from an old bellybutton piercing, have mostly used this procedure.

Preparation

Patients need to quit smoking at least a month before the belly button surgery procedure to reduce the risk of complications. Stop taking certain medications or supplements in the weeks or days before the surgeons also advise the surgery. If the procedure will be performed under general anesthesia, patients also need to avoid eating anything in the hours before the belly button surgery.

How It Is Performed

Depending on the scope of the procedure and the patient condition, the surgeon may apply either local or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia kicks in, the surgeon removes any extra skin around the belly button. Depending on the patient's expectations, the surgeon may trim its angles to appear either higher or lower. Once the desired result is achieved, the stitches are used to hold everything together during the recovery period. The procedure takes less than an hour.

Recovery

The recovery period from a belly button surgery procedure may last from 24 hours up to two weeks, depending on the complexity of the surgery. Patients can typically resume daily routine, work, showering, and light activities within 1-3 days after the procedure. Special garments may be recommended to help the healing of treated area as well as a bulky cotton dressing for five days after the belly button surgery.

Risks

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Side Effects

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Minor discomfort
  • Increase in belly button size
  • Infection
  • Vomiting

Success Rates

According to a study observed the outcomes of the belly button surgery, 80% of the patients indicated their satisfaction with the results.

Before And After

Belly button surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed on the navel to improve the appearance of the belly button. Especially women desire a more pleasing belly button after their pregnancy and find their solution in the belly button surgery. This procedure is also recommended to the individual who does not have their belly button piercing anymore and wants their navel to look naturally beautiful again. Belly button surgery makes these two groups of candidates very satisfied after having it. However, some other conditions could be the reasons for undergoing a belly button surgery. Doctors will consult and guide you if you consider this effective cosmetic surgery procedure.

Faq

What is Belly Button Surgery?

Belly button surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery procedures aimed to improve and correct the appearance of the belly button.

 

Is Belly Button Surgery Painful?

Patients do not feel anything during the belly button surgery due to the effect of the anesthesia. After the surgery, there will be mild pain in the treated area, but prescribed medicines can handle it easily. 

 

When Can I resume my work after the belly button surgery?

Generally, you can resume your work within 1-3 days after the belly button surgery procedure.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in July, 2019.