Belly button surgery, (also known as Umbilicoplasty) is a surgical procedure to change the appearance, position, size or direction of the navel; also known as umbilicus or “belly button”. Some surgeons may choose to do the surgery on it’s own, but otherwise it’s usually done as part of an abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck.


There are several reasons one might like to have belly button surgery. These include:

  1. Umbilical hernia;
  2. Wanting an introverted (“innie”) instead of a protruding (“outie”) belly button;
  3. Unhappy with the appearance of the belly button – too big/small/odd shape etc.;
  4. To fix any holes from piercings;
  5. Wrong positioning – often after trauma, surgery or child birth the positioning of the belly button can change, or the position was unusual from birth;
  6. Excessive weight loss – losing a lot of weight leaves you with overstretched skin which can create extra skin folds.

Belly button surgery is often performed along with a tummy tuck or liposuction where several issues are being addressed at once. But nowadays, it is also performed on its own.


So how much does Belly Button Surgery cost? It depends on which surgeon you choose and which hospital the surgery will be performed at. Our research identified the cost to be anywhere between $1,800 and $5,000.

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Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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