A belly button that has changed from an “innie” to an “outie” may be a sign of an umbilical or belly button hernia. The umbilical ring of the belly button, or umbilicus is a natural area of weakness in the abdominal wall. Overtime with vigorous activity and/or pregnancy, the umbilical ring will stretch and the […]
Can a Belly Button (Umbilical) Hernia be Repaired at the Same Time as an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
Umbilical or Belly Button hernias are common after pregnancy. During pregnancy the abdominal wall stretches in the midline to accommodate the growing baby. This can leave the abdominal wall with spreading in the midline which is referred to as a diastasis recti, and it can also stretch the umbilical ring which is a natural weakness