Belly Button Banter

Do you have an innie or an outie? Would you prefer one over the other? According to some recent reports, more people are seeking cosmetic surgery to turn their outie into an innie. While it's not the most common plastic surgery procedure, umbilicoplasty, or the reshaping of the belly button, is definitely gaining some popularity. Traditionally, it has gone hand in hand with a tummy tuck.

Innie belly buttons are much more common and some people may feel self-conscious about their protruding navel. A study conducted in 2000 revealed that most women consider the most attractive navels to be small and t-shaped.

While most umblicoplasty procedures are to alter an outie bellybutton, it is possible to eliminate protruding skin, correct an odd shape or re-size a large belly button. Your plastic surgeon can give you all the options.