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Belly Button Hole Repair in Beverly Hills


At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, we know your belly button is a small feature on the abdomen that can have a significant impact on the cosmetic appearance of your stomach. When it features piercings that have become misshapen over time or has become ‘deflated’ following abdominal procedures, significant weight loss, or pregnancy, it could cause you to feel self-conscious. With the help of our belly button hole repair procedure in Beverly Hills, you can be beach-ready in no time!

Let Gabbay Plastic Surgery guide you through this brief, effective procedure. Call us today at (310) 388-9383 to find out if this procedure may be right for you!

Belly Button Procedures We Offer

In addition to piercing revision, we also offer a number of other options for those wanting to alter their belly buttons.

These procedures include:

  • Umbilicoplasty: This procedure refers broadly to any surgical changes to your belly button, but more specifically means that you can change the size or shape of your navel to be more in line with what you want, aesthetically.
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair: Put simply, this surgery is for those who have an “outtie” belly button and would like an “innie” belly button. “Outtie” belly buttons can be something you are born with or could result from pregnancy or physical exertion.
  • Belly Button Revision for Tummy Tucks: We frequently provide this procedure alongside tummy tucks to ensure that your belly button is the size, shape, and position you want after your surgery.

What to Expect from Belly Button Piercing Revision

Surgically closing up belly button piercings is a remarkably straightforward procedure on the part of the patient and requires only a local anesthetic. From there, we will remove whatever tiny amounts of tissue are necessary to close up the hole without putting tension on the skin. We also place sutures below the level of the skin, again to ensure that the outermost layer of skin that we stitch closed is under minimal tension. These are both steps we take to help minimize scarring while maximizing the results of your procedure.

After the outer layer of skin is sutured, the area will be cleaned and dressed to protect the site, and you will be ready to go! The entirety of the procedure generally lasts an hour or less. Leave the dressing on for about 24 hours and treat the site regularly with antibiotic ointment – an adhesive bandage is not required but can help keep the ointment off of your clothes while you heal. In about a week, you will return to the office to remove the stitches, at which point you can start a scar cream regimen to further minimize the appearance of scarring.

How to close up a belly button piercing with Dr Gabbay
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Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

When you undergo any type of plastic surgery procedure, you want to be certain that the person performing them has experience doing so successfully. At Gabbay Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, our skilled surgeon understands both the technical surgery aspects of the treatments he provides and the aesthetic considerations as well. Even in an area so small, it is important to understand the underlying anatomy to provide beautiful results.

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