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Belly Button Surgery New York City

Introduction to Belly Button Surgery

How a belly button appears can be influenced by various factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, genetics, abdominal hernias, surgeries, or scars. These factors can cause the belly button to protrude, stretch horizontally, or display other imperfections, causing a lot of stress when it comes time to show your abdomen via a crop top or bathing suit. Fortunately, a short and straightforward Belly Button Surgery (also known as Umbilicoplasty) from William Samson, MD, in New York City can quickly restore the look of your belly button. Learn more below if you want to improve your belly button’s appearance to enhance your confidence and comfort with your body.

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Let’s start with the basics

What is Belly Button Surgery?

Belly button surgery or Umbilicoplasty in New York is a cosmetic procedure performed on our patients who are unhappy with the appearance or look of their Belly Button. An Umbilicoplasty involves small incisions inside your belly button. The goal of our Umbilicoplasty procedures is to create an oval, innie belly button, which increases self-confidence and offers a new aesthetic to a cosmetic hurdle.

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Main Advantages

What are the Benefits of Belly Button Surgery?

Many of our patients at William Samson, MD, find many benefits that come from Umbilicoplasty, such as:

  • Umbilicoplasty can change the “outie” to an “innie”
  • The belly button can be reduced to give a more youthful appearance
  • Scars from previous surgery or piercings can be eliminated or reduced
  • Loose skin and wrinkles can be smoothed
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What to Expect on the Day of Belly Button Surgery

Umbilicoplasty in New York can be performed with local anesthesia for absolute comfort. However, when it is part of a more extensive surgery, such as a tummy tuck, general anesthesia may be necessary. Dr. Samson will use his years of experience to reshape your belly button by making a small incision around its border, allowing excess skin to be removed and the Belly Button to be reshaped. In some cases, tissue may be added over the belly button to adjust its position. The incisions are carefully closed with the appropriate amount of slack to promote optimal healing during movement. Typically, the procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours.

What’s the First Step?

The first step toward your revised Belly Button is to schedule your consultation at William Samson, MD, in New York City. When you come in for your appointment, you and Dr. Samson will discuss your goals and medical history. He will answer any questions you may have, evaluate your desired treatment area, and help you decide if Umbilicoplasty is best for you. You must be open and honest with our team when discussing your medical history. Once we have collected all of the information necessary and you agree to your surgery plan, our Patient Coordinator will help you find a date and time that best suits you for your procedure.

Who are the Best Candidates for Belly Button Surgery?

Belly Button surgery in New York City is perfect for patients who believe their belly button does not fit the social norm or causes self-conscious stress around their appearance. There are no distinct medical grounds for Umbilicoplasty. It is a procedure that people come to William Samson, MD, simply because they want to feel better about how their belly button looks.

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Belly Button Surgery Recovery

When your Umbilicoplasty is complete, you may resume most normal activities the following day. This, of course, includes lots of rest and relaxation and avoiding exercise. As soon as the surgical area begins to recover from swelling, the effects of surgery become noticeable. The healing process typically takes between three to four months, during which time you’ll need to follow our post-operative instructions carefully. The final outcome and the most natural results of surgery can take up to one year after the procedure.

How Much Does Belly Button Surgery Cost in New York City?

The cost of Umbilicoplasty in New York City is determined by multiple factors, which include the amount of time needed, the situation of the patient, and the treatment type. After meeting with Dr. Samson and agreeing to the plan he creates for you, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with an accurate breakdown of the pricing for your procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Samson?

Belly Button Expert

William Samson, MD, is a plastic surgeon who specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He developed his interest in cancer as an undergraduate at Tufts University. While earning his Bachelor’s in Science, he participated in an independent research program at The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He continued his research work in the Department of Tumor Immunology, for a year, as a Research Fellow, before matriculating to medical school. His experience and dedication to his patients are the pillars of his success. In New York City, there are plenty of options for anything cosmetic. In the arena of plastic surgery, Dr. Samson is a top name that sets the standard for excellence.

Dr. William Samson
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Schedule a Consultation

If you want to sport your bathing suit without worrying about your Belly Button, Umbilicoplasty could be an excellent choice for you. To schedule your consultation to learn more about the treatment and decide if this treatment is best for you, please call us at 646-956-3493 or request an appointment through our website today!.

Belly Button Surgery FAQ’s

Is Belly Button Surgery painful?

It's expected to feel sore and uncomfortable in the abdomen immediately after surgery. Our local anesthetic, which numbs the area, will be injected before the end of the operation to reduce the pain. A treatment plan and particular painkillers will also be provided to our patients to avoid discomfort.

How many appointments will I need?

Appointments are based on the needs of our patients and can vary. The surgery will be done in a single surgery. However, we will schedule a follow up appointment to check the progress of your healing.

How long until I see results?

By adhering to Dr. Samsons’ guidelines, you can promote optimal healing and achieve the best possible results from your procedure in 3 to 4 months. With a bit of patience and proper care, you can look forward to enjoying a more aesthetically pleasing and confident appearance of your Belly Button for years to come.

Can I combine Belly Button Surgery with other procedures?

Our New York patients often combine their treatment with other surgeries, such as a Tummy Tuck, for a complete makeover appearance. If you are interested in a particular treatment or look, please discuss this with Dr. Samson during your consultation for some of his expert suggestions.

What are the risks associated with Belly Button Surgery?

Risk for this surgery is very rare when the surgery is performed by an expert plastic surgeon. Below, we’ve included some of the risks involved:
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Scarring

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Real Reviews

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

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I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

– Phoebe





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