A navel can be beautiful and sexy

We all have one, but most of the time we don’t even think about it, the belly button that adorns the center of our body. Yet the navel says more about a person than we often realize. In some cultures, the belly button is even a symbol of beauty and fertility. And also in Western societies there are clear ideas about what makes a beautiful belly button.

Why do we actually have a navel?

An umbilicus can be beautiful and sexy, but even if it’s not, we owe a lot to it. From the embryonic stage until birth, we were supplied with nutrients through the umbilical cord, which is an appendix of the small intestine. After birth, this connection between mother and child becomes redundant and amputated, leaving behind an injury that scars and eventually becomes what we call the umbilicus. Two basic forms are formed in the process. In most cases, the navel bulges inward and then looks like a small sinkhole. Sometimes, however, the scarring tissue bulges outward and forms an elevation on the skin.

Which navel shape we develop depends on a number of factors, some of which are genetic and some of which are in our childhood. However, the shape of the navel remains not always same, often our body center changes, and usually not to our advantage.

Why does the navel shape change?

If you have a beautiful, exciting navel, you would like to keep it. However, nature does not always play along here. Sometimes it is simply the fault of age that the Elasticity of the skin on the abdomen decreases and the navel becomes unattractively deformed. In women, however, a disfigured belly button is also very often the consequence of one or more pregnancies. In addition, there may also be severe weight changes or surgical interventions have a negative effect on the abdomen. From a purely physical point of view, these changes are usually harmless, but those affected often suffer emotionally from the change, which is perceived as disfigurement. Especially in summer, when belly-free clothing or piercings no longer look like they used to, the pressure of suffering increases.

What can be done about it?

Fortunately, anyone who suffers from a change in their navel no longer has to just accept it. There are a number of different ways to give the center of the body back its good looks. Excess skin, for example, can be removed under local anesthesia. Liposuction can also lead to a Improvement of the navel aesthetics contribute.

In most cases, however, it makes sense to correct the umbilicus with a AbdominoplastyThis is a tightening of the abdominal wall. Because if the navel is no longer perceived as beautiful, this is usually due to a negative change in the abdominal wall, which has lost tension under the consequences of pregnancy or a reduction diet and no longer looks aesthetically pleasing. As part of a tummy tuck, the correction of the belly button can be performed as well. This usually leads to significantly better results than any other procedure.

Abdominoplasty is not a dangerous procedure, but as with any surgery, complications cannot be completely ruled out. In addition, the result depends very much on the experience and skill of the surgeon performing the operation. Therefore, you should entrust yourself only to a real expert. Specialist Dr. med. Martha Bernard will be happy to advise you in her practice in detail about the chances and risks of a belly button correction in conjunction with an abdominoplasty (Abdominoplasty).