Can a Mommy Makeover Give You a Realistic-Looking Belly Button?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a slimming procedure that offers many benefits, especially for individuals who recently lost weight or had a baby. Tummy tucks have proven to improve a person’s confidence and quality of life significantly. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we realize that the belly button is a point of uncertainty when considering plastic surgery. If you are worried about the appearance of your belly button, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi can provide resources and help.

Choosing the right surgeon is important to achieve the natural tummy tuck results you desire in Newport Beach, CA. Our state-of-the-art facility uses the most advanced techniques to ensure you have an optimal outcome, especially in the belly button area. We are happy to have assisted countless men and women to get more youthful contours with this custom procedure. If you would like to discover the advantages of a tummy tuck or mommy makeover surgery, start by reaching out for a private consultation.

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery

Loose skin in the abdominal region can be difficult to get rid of, even with the most effective diet and exercise programs. Weight fluctuations and childbirth are common reasons why people struggle with hanging skin. SSK Plastic Surgery offers tummy tuck procedures by themselves or as part of an overall mommy makeover. This means patients can combine skin tightening tummy tuck surgery with breast augmentation and liposuction for the best results possible.

Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are finishing childbearing, so the final results cannot be compromised by a future pregnancy. During your appointment with Dr. Kelishadi, we will review relevant topics, such as tummy tuck healing and incision placement. Surgery is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, which is why it is critical for individuals to be in good general health. The team at SSK Plastic Surgery proudly offers tailored surgeries based on your individual needs.

All about tummy tuck incisions

Mommy makeover or tummy tuck incisions differ based on the technique chosen at the time of the consultation. The incisions of an extended tummy tuck are placed across the top of the pubic region, extending from hip to hip. Full tummy tucks require a shorter incision in the same area. Mini tummy tucks are less invasive, with a short incision just below the belly button. Regardless of the method, all procedures at SSK Plastic Surgery are designed to provide a smoother abdominal appearance.

With each surgery, Dr. Kelishadi uses thin tummy tuck incisions to minimize any scarring that occurs. Because incisions are created in the pubic region, they cannot be seen when wearing normal clothing. Wherever possible, our facility in Newport Beach, CA places incisions in areas that can be easily covered with a bathing suit or undergarments. It is very important for patients to follow all scar management instructions as given by our office so sutures heal properly and eventually blend into the surrounding skin.

Your belly button after tummy tuck surgery

The team at SSK Plastic Surgery acknowledges that the belly button is a critical part of plastic surgery and deserves our attention and care. At the time of the tummy tuck, Dr. Kelishadi will carefully reposition the belly button to a central location on the abdomen. During tummy tuck healing and recovery, patients will notice that the belly button is not covered by loose or hanging skin any longer. In fact, the area will appear smooth and narrow, with no visible scarring. Our knowledgeable staff can discuss your belly button after tummy tuck surgery and let you know what to expect.

Learn about tummy tuck healing

Dr. Sean Kelishadi is a premier board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a wide range of treatments and procedures. We provide these expert services to restore your natural beauty and confidence. Whether you have experienced weight fluctuations or want to achieve your pre-baby body with mommy makeover surgery, there is a custom cosmetic treatment for you. SSK Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the appearance you desire.

A tummy tuck is a wonderful choice for patients who are disappointed with loose or excess skin around the abdomen. If your body does not respond well to traditional diet and exercise, we can repair the area for a more toned profile. Our Newport Beach, CA clinic is proud to offer patients new contours and a gorgeous belly button after tummy tuck surgery. Learn more about the process by scheduling a visit.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.