Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, this list can go on forever. These designers all have noteworthy characteristics that make them who they are. Before we get into what a designer belly button entails, let’s take a deeper look into the world of designer brands. Let’s take Louis Vuitton, for example.
Without saying anything else other than the words “Louis Vuitton,” what comes to mind? You immediately think of the LV monogram. Two letters, but with so much meaning. You then start to think of their signature Damier print, with two shades of brown juxtaposed amongst each other to create their gorgeous checkered canvas. You then begin to look deeper and begin to notice the attention to fine details.
You notice their flawless stitching and excellent quality of leather and quickly begin to understand the quality behind the scenes of creating a simple handbag. It suddenly starts to make sense why all of Louis’ stores have a crowd of enthusiasts lining up for hours to get in and browse their showroom.
At this point, you’re probably thinking, what does a designer brand have to do with a designer belly button?!
The answer is simple. Everything.
Before we get into what a designer belly button is, let’s define when you would need a designer belly button. An abdominoplasty – or in plain English, a tummy tuck – involves tightening the midline abdominal muscles, removing excess skin and fat, and creating a neo-umbilicus. Let’s go over this again, but slower, so things make sense. Fluctuations in weight- whether from pregnancy, weight loss surgery, or hitting the gym- will often result in weakness of the midline muscles. One of the key tenants of an abdominoplasty is to tighten those muscles with permanent sutures. That will, in turn, result in a smaller, or snatched, waistline.
Once that is done, all of the excess skin and fat from the upper aspect of the belly button to the story of the upper pubic area is removed. Think of a football-shaped area of skin and fat. Gone. Now, here comes the designer belly button.
The belly button stalk itself is never detached from the underlying abdominal muscles. It is only separated from overlying skin and fat removed- the excess skin and fat shaped like a football, remember? Now. The task becomes to close the skin, keeping in mind that a considerable tissue segment was removed.
The key is to ensure that the incision site remains low in the pubic area and is well hidden in the bikini or boxer line. If you were astute, you’d be thinking to yourself, what happened to the belly button? Did you close the skin over the belly button?! The answer is yes, and no.
Before we close the skin, we temporarily place a critical tool onto the belly button. Our proprietary, patented friend, the umbilicator! Once placed, we then close the skin and feel for our friend hiding underneath. We then make an appropriately sized incision, reveal the umbilicator, and create our signature designer belly button.
At this point, the question is, what makes this belly button a “designer” belly button, a Hermes, or Louis Vuitton belly button?
The answer is the in the details.
When you’re going to the beach, what’s the one area that you can’t hide with your two-piece bikini or swimming trunks? You’re belly button! Unless you got botched and you have your incision across your lower abdomen- but we’ll save that for a different day. So, we create a belly button at its correct anatomical position- and therein lies the first key of a designer belly button.
Next, it ensures the size is proportional to the body. This is followed by minimizing scarring via utilizing the highest quality suture materials with the best surgical technique available.
In turn, this results in a natural-appearing “designer” belly button.
So the next time you go to the beach, and you’re wearing your favorite Damier print Louis Vuitton swimsuit, remember that it’s going to blend exceptionally well with your Designer Belly Button!