Do I get to keep my belly button during a Tummy Tuck?

Do I get to keep my belly button during a Tummy Tuck?

The simple answer is, YES! All patients do indeed keep their own belly button. During tummy tuck surgery, it is the surrounding skin and tissues around the belly button that are rearranged.

Steps to Contouring a Belly Button During Tummy Tuck Surgery:

Step 1: The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade.
Step 2: The excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together.
Step 3: A new opening for the belly button is created.
Step 4: The belly button is brought through to the surface and sutured into position.

A tummy tuck slims and tightens the stomach however Dr. Fortes believes the belly button is the true star of the show.

Your belly button can be the first sign to others that you have had plastic surgery. If not done correctly and artistically, it can look artificial and misshapen. Before picking a plastic surgeon, it is important to take the time and review their work and results because not all belly button artists are created equal!

Dr. Paul F. Fortes prides himself as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Houston area. Start your journey towards a new designer belly button and your FORTES FIGURE!

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