It used to be that the belly button was a tiny little indention in the stomach that would mind its own business. After all, after our birth it really serves little purpose, except for the occasional comparisons of whether you’re an “innie” or an “outie.” For the past several years, there has been an interesting increase in the number of umbilicoplasty surgeries (navel reconstruction). This might be due to our youth’s obsession with body piercing, such as the belly ring. According to social media sources, the most sought after navel shape is the “innie” that is both vertically oriented and small. Sometimes people’s navels become distorted following pregnancy or an umbilical hernia. Fortunately, plastic surgeons can repair the after effects, or simply create a new and improved belly button. The belly button may be fixed during a tummy tuck procedure, or it can be a stand alone surgery. Before undergoing any plastic surgery procedure, whether it’s a breast augmentation or a belly button fix, you should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon such Houston’s Dr. Michael Eisemann. To learn more about plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Eisemann’s office today.