American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
one year ago

Belly button

Hi! I had a tummy tuck about 18 months ago and my belly button is too large after the procedure. Is there a way to make my belly button smaller at this time?

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Type: Question

Replies 4

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for your excellent question. After 18 months your tissues should be fully healed and ready for a revision. Your belly button can be reduced but be sure to see an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon.

David Berman
ASPS Surgeon
Add to Favorites

it should be possible to reduce the size. i would be happy to see you in my office. i am located in northern va

david berman md

Curtis Wong
ASPS Surgeon

Tummy tuck belly buttons can leave a lot to be desired and I prefer removing them and reconstructing one as the outcome is usually a lot better than a scar around a belly button as is what will happen with transposed belly buttons. You must see a surgeon to get options on what is best for to achieve your goals. Good luck!

Matthew Camp
ASPS Surgeon


It is possible to re-size the belly button. You have had plenty of time to heal, and the interesting thing is that belly-buttons generally shrink during the healing process after a tummy tuck, which apparently did not happen in your case. Have a great day!


Patient Care Center