The candidates for belly button surgery in Iran
Anyone who is in good physical health and is not satisfied with the appearance of their navel can undergo umbilicoplasty. An ideal candidate is someone who hasn’t unrealistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Most candidates for umbilicoplasty are women who have gone through pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Those who cannot be a candidate for belly button surgery are:
1.Individuals who have a medical condition such as cardiac disease, diabetes, lung disease, or autoimmune diseases. These may raise the risk of complications from the procedure.
2.People who are obese or want to lose weight. Extra weight can affect the process of healing and the final result of the procedure.
3.The smokers. It is because smoking can delay wound healing and impair blood circulation.
4.Patients who are unhappy with their overall body appearance or have unrealistic expectations. Belly button surgery can just change the appearance of your navel, not the entire abdomen or other parts of your body.
Cost of belly Button Surgery in Iran
The cost of surgery is the most important part of the things you should know about your treatment. The price is very dependent on some factors. For example, if you want to get your surgery in your own country, the cost depends on your surgeon fee, the complexity of the surgery, the hospital, your medication, aftercare, etc. but if you want to get your treatment overseas, some expenses such as accommodation and more will be added to the total cost.
The price of belly button surgery in Iran is between 1000$ to 1200$. Iran is considered one of the cheapest countries in terms of cosmetic and medical surgeries. For example, the average cost of the same procedure in the United States is around $2,500, and it doesn’t include other fees like facility or anesthesia. The total price is $3,000 to $6,000.
In the United Kingdom, the total cost of this procedure is around £1,000 to £2,500. In the following chart, you can compare the price of belly button surgery in Iran to other countries.
|$1000 to $1400||Iran|
|$3000 to $5500||United States|
|$4000 to $6000||United Kingdom|
|$3000 to $5000||Canada|
|$2000 to $3000||Ireland|
|$1800 to $2500||Turkey|
|$1500 to $2000||Thiland|
As you can see, Iran is an affordable country for patients who cannot get their treatments in their own country. The low currency of this country against other countries has turned an opportunity for international patients, especially those who are from the Middle East, to come here and enjoy qualified medical/cosmetic services.
To get more information you can contact Ermateb, a facilitator in the medical tourism industry, via WhatsApp or you can fill out the form on the website. We try our best to help our patients with their treatment in this country.
Types of belly button surgery
There are several types of belly button surgery:
1.Outie to innie surgery:
Outie is one of the most common reasons to get an umbilicoplasty. In this case, the individual’s navel has a bulging appearance. It usually occurs as a result of how the newborn’s umbilical cord is cut. Although having an outie is not something to be worried about, many individuals would rather have an innie belly button. Belly button surgery can offer the sought-after result in a painless and quick procedure.
2.Belly button surgery after pregnancy:
It is one of the most popular operations women seek after pregnancy. A pregnant belly and the extra weight that follows can take a toll on the natural appearance of the belly button. Sometimes the outie that appears as an outcome of the pregnancy will not go away after childbirth. Other times also, women may end up with an enlarged navel. Abdominoplasty is a common go-to plastic procedure after giving birth, but not all women are willing to go through a complex surgery. A belly button lift is less complex and can counter the effects of pregnancy on the navel.
3.Belly button revision after tummy tuck:
Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery that includes eliminating extra skin and tissue in the abdomen area. The operation also entails changing the position/shape of the belly button. Sometimes, people are unhappy with the appearance of their belly button following a tummy tuck. A revision umbilicoplasty can be performed 6 months to one year following the initial tummy tuck procedure to restore the appealing appearance of the belly button.
4.Umbilical Hernia Repair:
The umbilical hernia is one medical condition that results in a belly button bulge. An umbilical hernia happens following pregnancy or heavy exertion. Having belly button surgery to repair an umbilical hernia is a medical procedure rather than a cosmetic procedure. Because if left untreated, an umbilical hernia may lead to discomfort and functional issues.
5.Belly button piercing scar revision:
Belly button surgery is effective in eliminating the scars left by a piercing injury that has gone bad. If someone is unhappy with how their belly button looks within years following having a piercing, they can have a consultation with the surgeon to find out if belly button surgery can be an option for them.
Preparing for the procedure
If you are planning to get belly button surgery, there are some factors you need to know and do before, during, and after the operation. Some of these factors are:
1.Before the procedure, you better find a qualified plastic surgeon who is well-experienced in performing belly button surgery. As a patient, you can ask for before and after images of their previous patients and read reviews from other individuals who had the same operation. You better also have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss your goals, expectations, risks, and options for the procedure.
2.You should follow the instructions prescribed by your surgeon or surgical team on how to prepare for the procedure. It includes when to stop eating or drinking, the medications you should refrain from taking, and whether to quit smoking before the operation. It is better to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and help you with your recovery period.
During the belly button surgery
During the procedure, you may receive local or general anesthesia. It depends on your preference and your surgeon’s recommendation. The surgeon will make an incision inside or around your navel and eliminate excess skin and fat. The surgeon will then reshape your navel and close the incision with glue or stitches. The procedure usually takes less than one hour and doesn’t need hospitalization.
If someone has an umbilical hernia, the surgeon will also push the herniated tissue back into the abdominal cavity and then close the opening in the abdominal wall with mesh or stitches.
The advantages and disadvantages of umbilicoplasty
To undergo belly button surgery, you need to know about the pros and cons of it.
The advantages of umbilicoplasty are:
1.Compared to other complex cosmetic procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation, belly button surgery is more straightforward and not expensive, and also it is with a lower risk of side effects.
2.Umbilicoplasty can be easily combined with other plastic operations and is usually done as part of a tummy tuck.
3.The incision of the surgery often heals quickly, and the scar is hidden inside the patient’s navel.
4.Umbilicoplasty will create a more natural-looking and youthful belly button and you can obtain your desired size and shape for your belly.
The disadvantages of umbilicoplasty are:
1.This surgery may not be covered by health insurance unless it is medically necessary.
2.It may not correct all the problems with your abdomen, like fat, excess skin, or stretch marks outside the belly button area.
3.It may need general anesthesia, which has its complications and risks.
4.It may cause some permanent or temporary changes in the function or sensation of your navel.
The recovery period of belly button surgery
The recovery period for this surgery is fairly short. In many cases, the patient will be able to return to work in one day, though they may be required to wait a few weeks before doing any exercise routines. The patient should make sure to take their prescribed medications. As the patient recovers, she should keep the belly button area clean and dry. Unless she has dissolvable stitches, she will need to have their stitches eliminated about 7 to 10 days after the procedure.
You may have to wear a compression garment or a bandage for a few days or weeks to support your healing process. Follow the instructions from the surgeon on when to resume normal activities. You should refrain from any strenuous exercise, bending, or lifting for at least two weeks following the surgery. You better also avoid exposing your navel to direct sunlight or tanning beds for about 6 months following the procedure. The scar from the procedure will fade over time, however, it may not disappear completely.
You should be patient and realistic with your expectations. It may take some months for the scar to fade and for your navel to heal completely. The outcomes of the procedure may vary depending on your anatomy and goals. You better discuss your expectations with the surgeon before and after the procedure.
Risks and complications of belly button surgery
Every procedure, even small cosmetic surgeries, carry some risks and complications. Usually, anesthesia is safe, but sometimes it can raise the risk of developing blood clots or pneumonia, especially if the patient has an underlying medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Following the surgery, the patient can develop bleeding or infection in their belly button. Plus, umbilicoplasty operations can leave scars, therefore you need to weigh the risks and advantages, especially if you are considering it for a piercing scar.
If you face any of the following symptoms after your procedure, call or visit your doctor immediately:
4.Pain that doesn’t go away
5.Symptoms of infection, like a fever, colored discharge, or unusual smell
6.Breathing issues caused by anesthesia.
7.Numbness, bruising, and swelling around the navel area.
8.Excessive scarring, asymmetry
9.Undesired change in the shape or size of the navel.
These complications may affect your satisfaction with the result of the surgery. The surgeon will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers to help you with these symptoms.
How can I arrange my trip to Iran?
Choosing Iran to have your belly button surgery is a great option you can have. Iran has been one of the good places in the world for both cosmetic and medical surgeries in recent years, for many reasons. The most important reason is the low price of these cosmetic surgeries. Thus, individuals who cannot pay for their surgeries in their own countries, which cost them a fortune, choose here to get their treatments most effectively under the knives of the top-rated Iranian plastic surgeons.
Iranian specialists and surgeons are among the most popular plastic surgeons in the world. They have performed so many successful surgeries in terms of belly button surgery. Plus, there are many advanced hospitals and clinics in this country in which many kinds of cosmetic and medical surgeries are being done in these centers.
One of the good features of Iran which makes people choose here is that there is no waiting list in this country. Therefore, the patient can get their treatment as fast as they can and don’t have to wait for their surgery for an unknown period.
Alongside treatment, travelers can enjoy a new country with so many historical and cultural attractions in the big cities of this country.
After you have decided to have your treatment overseas and choose here as your destination, medical tourism companies are in the patient’s service to help them in this regard. Ermateb, located at the Iran University of medical science, is a facilitator in the medical tourism industry. We are here to ease your travel. We will do all the things related to your treatment and travel. Ermateb has gathered all the best specialists and surgeons for international patients from all around the world, especially those who are from the Middle East. Get in touch with us via WhatsApp or fill out the online form on our website. After that, you may be asked for your personal information and medical records. Our team’s job is to do everything related to your travel including choosing the hotel, obtaining the visa, booking the flight and accommodation, transportation, etc. After having done all the levels of arrangement, you can travel to Iran and enjoy the best quality of medical services while paying low and saving an amount of money.