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Belly Button Makeovers Latest Trend In The Pursuit Of Perfection

From Brazilian butt lifts to breast augmentation to botox, body-perfecting plastic surgery seems to have every part covered.

In recent years, however, there’s been a big increase in requests for surgery on a tiny part of the body that, until now, seemed like an afterthought.

Belly buttons.

While the question of the navel was once as simple as “innie” or “outie,” plastic surgeons told ABC News their patients are requesting a very specific aesthetic when it comes to the depression on their midriff.

“Oval, with a bit of a hood on the top,” Dr. Norman Rowe of Rowe Plastic Surgery in New York City said.

And if going as far as having surgery on the belly button feels a bit nit-picky, Rowe contends that’s really up to “who is picking the nit.” In other words, he said, what may be no big deal to one person may be a very big deal to another.

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