Scar and Belly Button Revision Surgery with Dr. Gary Motykie
When thinking about the appearance of our abdominal area, most people tend to focus on excess fatty deposits, unsightly love handles, or loose sagging skin and rarely consider the appearance of the belly button and its impact on the appearance of the stomach area. Yet unfortunately, an unsightly belly button or large, asymmetrical scars on the abdomen can make it very difficult to be comfortable with the way your stomach looks or to wear the types of bathing suits and clothes you want to. Yet the belly button is all-too-easily negatively impacted by life events such as pregnancies, weight gain and loss, umbilical hernias, or prior tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), while unappealing scars can be the unfortunate result of a variety of different surgical procedures.
Luckily, today’s advanced surgical techniques in the hands of a highly-qualified, exceptionally-skilled Board Certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gary Motykie in West Hollywood, California can repair the damage to your belly button caused by a prior surgery or other life-event to create a beautiful belly button that will complement your shapely abdominal area and make you want to show off in that new bikini or low-cut jeans! This simple outpatient procedure is perfect for individuals seeking to correct:
- A belly button that has decreased in size due to wound contraction after a tummy tuck or other surgical procedure (umbilical stenosis)
- A belly button that has become too long and thin
- A belly button that has become too large and extended
- Visible scarring around the belly button
- A scar that has become too thick
- A scar that sits too high on the abdomen due to improper surgical technique during a prior surgery
- An asymmetrical scar
There is nothing more disappointing than spending time and effort improving the appearance of your abdominal area, whether by losing pregnancy weight, shedding those excess pounds, or undergoing a tummy tuck or other cosmetic procedure, only to have the results marred by an unsightly scar or misshapen belly button. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary Motykie, he will work closely with you to determine the causes of your aesthetic concerns and develop a custom-tailored surgical plan to achieve your unique goals and ensure beautiful, shapely results!
What Does a Scar and/or Belly Button Revision Involve?
A scar and/or belly button revision procedure with Dr. Motykie is a relatively simple surgical procedure that can be performed in his state-of-the-art office under local anesthesia (sedation is available for patients who feel this step would make them more comfortable). The procedure usually takes about an hour, and usually involves one or more small incisions in the belly button to remove excess skin, alter the shape and appearance of large scars, and/or reshape the belly button itself. These incisions are carefully placed inside the belly button itself to avoid the creation of additional scars. Because the incisions are small, they heal quickly and most patients find that they require very little downtime, returning to work and other regular activities within a day or two. Side effects such as swelling, bruising, and discomfort are minimal or completely nonexistent.
Contact Motykie Plastic Surgery (www.drmotykie.com)
Dr. Gary Motykie is an esteemed, Board Certified plastic surgeon who has spent the past 10 years developing and applying an integrative approach to health, wellness, nutrition, and aesthetic enhancement. This holistic approach has set his practice apart from the multitude of profit-driven cosmetic surgery practices. Dr. Motykie’s treatment philosophy transcends the “skin deep” focus on aesthetics, and is centered upon improving the inner health and physical well-being of his patients while simultaneously refreshing and revitalizing their external appearance.
If you are dissatisfied with the look of your belly button or have unsightly scarring as the result of a prior surgical procedure, you may benefit from a scar or belly button revision procedure with Dr. Gary Motykie. We encourage you to contact the Motykie Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Motykie will provide his expert recommendations as to the appropriate surgical and/or non-surgical treatments necessary to fulfill your cosmetic objectives.