In years past, people went under the knife in order to shorten their nose, gain larger breasts, or erase lines on their faces. Today, however, no body part is immune from the possibility of change or improvement. Earlobes, armpits, calves, and even belly buttons are reported to be the next big thing in cosmetic surgery. In order to achieve the ideal stomach, cosmetic surgeons are reporting an increase in demand for a procedure known as an umbilicoplasty. Read on to learn more about this growing trend in surgery.
What Is Umbilicoplasty?
Umbilicoplasty is a surgery which resizes or reshapes the navel and surrounding area by either stretching or removing excess skin. It not only makes your “outie” into an “innie”, but many patients are interested in repairing their belly buttons after removing navel rings, having a baby, or losing a significant amount of weight.
Cosmetic surgeons believe this procedure is gaining popularity for a number of reasons. First, there has been a change in fashion trends with crop tops, athletic wear, etc., that allow people to show off their flat bellies. Secondly, due to social media sites, people are becoming more comfortable displaying their bodies. We’ve become more aware of this area of the body as a sign of strength and good health, and we want our midsections to look great. This creates an increase in demand for flat stomachs, six-pack abs, and attractive belly buttons.
How Much Does It Cost?
Although it depends on how much restructuring is done to the belly area and where you live in the US, this surgery can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000. Compared to many other procedures, this is a small amount considering how it can help you feel better about yourself and your body.
But be sure to do some research. Talk to several cosmetic surgeons before you make the decision to go through with this procedure or any plastic surgery. Get a list of their patients and ask them if they’re happy with the results. Take time to think it over and make a good decision for yourself – not one based on Hollywood or Instagram.
Filters and Photoshop vs. Fitness
Another reason why this procedure is gaining popularity is that, although there are any number of filters available to change the way your face looks in photos, very few filters can change something as drastic as how your body looks. Lines and acne can be erased, and lips can be plumped via Photoshop, but soft, round bellies cannot be flattened just by using a filter. You can only go so far when taking selfies without making it look too obvious.
Cosmetic surgery is shifting from the face to the body in order to improve areas which exercise, diet, or filters can’t fix.
If you would like to inquire as to what plastic surgery can do for you, contact us today at Newman Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. We have a knowledgeable, experienced staff and a doctor who is renowned in his field. We are at the ready to set you up with a preliminary consultation. This can be the first step toward a new you.