Your belly button marks the spot where your umbilical (say: um-BIL-ih-kul) cord was once attached. This cord is a soft, bendable tube that carried nutrients — vitamins and minerals — from your mother to you, back when you were in her belly (womb).
What is belly button surgery? Belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, is a procedure in which those that were born with excessive skin in their belly button (an outie) have the excess skin removed. This procedure can also be performed to fix hernias and put the skin in and around the belly button in the proper place.
Adam was molded from spit and clay and Eve from Adam’s rib. They weren’t born of woman, so how could they have navels? Yet they’d look pretty silly without them. Artists often dodged the question by extending fig leaves over the lower belly.
Most belly buttons are indented so act as a trap for sweat, dead skin, and dirt. Few people wash the belly button with soap so germs can develop. The most common cause for a belly button smell is poor hygiene. All areas of the body need to be washed regularly to stay clean and healthy.
Hernia repairs are often viewed as medically necessary procedures. If the belly button surgery is deemed to be a strictly cosmetic procedure, the cost can range from $2,500 to $5,000 – and swell from $8,000 to $12,000 as part of a tummy tuck procedure.
An outie belly button is a cosmetic issue and doesn’t require surgery. Granulomas need to be treated to avoid infection. Hernias usually disappear on their own and those that don’t can be treated with a simple surgical procedure after the age of 4 or 5.
The BBC reports that there could be medical reasons for Karonlina’s missing belly button: “Some have no belly button as a result of the surgery needed to correct abdominal problems at birth, often either an umbilical hernia, or a condition known as gastroschisis–born with the stomach and intestines poking through a …
“So, as you stick your finger into your belly button, it sends a signal from the deeper fibers that line your inner abdominal cavity to your spinal cord. “Because your spinal cord at that level is also relaying signals from your bladder and urethra, it feels almost the same.
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