Umbilical Float Tummy Tuck

Q: Is it possible to support a full pregnancy after having an umbilical float tummy tuck, without belly button necrosis?

Front and side view pictures would have been very helpful. I have been in practice for over 30 years and performed an umbilical float tummy tuck on one patient only, out of well over 1,000 tummy tuck surgeries.

The ideal belly button location is one inch above the anterior iliac spine. When the location of the belly button is below that level, it is unnatural and unattractive. It is quite rare to have a high location of the belly button to justify the floating umbilical technique.

I would recommend that you discuss it again with your surgeon, or consult other experienced board-certified plastic surgeons who operate in an accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive with a flat stomach, tight and youthful looking skin, nice belly button, improved body posture, and low scarring.