What is the key to a natural looking tummy tuck?
Getting a tummy tuck is about finally achieving the tight, firm abdominal area you’ve worked so hard for. And the last thing you want is a telltale sign that lets people know you’ve had work done. So, how do you get a tummy tuck that looks completely natural?
It’s all about the belly button
In some cases, a tummy tuck “shows” in the belly button area. During a tummy tuck, the skin through the lower abdomen is removed, and the upper part of the abdomen is pulled downward to create a tight, firm contour. As a part of this, the natural belly button is removed completely.
Your belly button is newly placed and redesigned as a part of the procedure. This is a very precise, finesse operation. Just the right amount of tissue has to be removed. Too much tissue removed, or too little, causes a diminished and less natural-looking result. This can be seen in a too large and round shape or a stretched, slit-like appearance. A belly button that is too high or low on the abdomen is another sign that a tummy tuck was done.
A natural look
An expert tummy tuck results in a belly button that has a slightly oval shape with a tiny edge of hooded skin at the top, which creates some depth and dimension and a realistic appearance. Instead of a perfectly round shape, your new navel should be created to give an authentic, natural and beautiful look, one that is unique to you. This is the key to an exceptional tummy tuck–results that look completely realistic and can’t be easily detected.
Ensuring your recovery goes well
Following aftercare instructions exactly can make a big difference in the success of a natural-looking tummy tuck. The area will look swollen and somewhat crusty after the surgery. It may take as long as six months for your belly button to fully heal.
- Keep the area clean and dry.
- Clean the area with warm water or a saltwater solution.
- Apply antibiotic ointment for several days.
Unless specifically directed to by your surgeon, don’t stick marbles to help make it an “innie” shape or put anything else in your belly button while it’s healing.
Call your doctor right away if you notice signs of infection in the belly button after a tummy tuck, such as the following:
- Pus or discharge in the area
- Protrusion for more than a few weeks
- Hardness behind the naval
- The belly button looks distorted, too open or constricted
Get that beautiful, natural look at PERK Plastic Surgery
Call us at PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to find out more about how to achieve a tight, sculpted abdomen with a beautifully unique and authentic belly button. No one should be able to tell that you had any work done, but everyone should be able to see your contoured, shapely physique and natural-looking, outstanding results.