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I know I may sound vain but my belly button looks terrible.
I consider myself a fair body builder - at least working out very hard to get there. My chest is well defined but unfortunately, my belly button sticks out like I have some extra fat hangin' just in this area.
Can a simple surgery fix that? Is there a risk to get a scar that will be uglier than this extra "ball of fat"?
Thanks to let me know as a body builder and a great surgeon!
You may have an umbilical hernia, which would account for a "ball of fat" sticking out of your belly button. This is something that you should have repaired if it's bothering you. It will look better, and it might also prevent you from developing a complication related to the hernia, which could be fat or even intestines sticking out through the defect which once allowed passage of the umbilical contents when you were in your mother's womb. If you see a plastic surgeon, depending on his or her practice and the nature of the defect, he or she should be able to repair the hernis through a small scar near your belly button. The scar (I have one), if properly placed, is nearly impossible to see when it's all healed and faded.
I hope that's helpful.
Richard Silverman, M.D.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02458
I am in a simular situation. For myself a indentation is forming above my navel and the orientation of the navel is horizontal.
I'm going in next week (Wed) for an exam by a specialist to examin for a hernia. The following day (if its not a hernia) my plastic surgeon is going to do a revision for me. Local, in office procedure.
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