Is having an outie belly button weird?
An outie is normal and not usually a medical concern, only a cosmetic one for some. For some infants, the cause of an outie belly button may be an umbilical hernia or granuloma.
Why do some people have Outies?
Most people end up with innies, but some people have outies. Outies usually occur when more of the umbilical cord is left when it’s cut, leading to more skin left over once it dries out. In some rare cases, outies are caused by a condition known as an umbilical hernia.
Can Outies be turned?
The whole procedure is completed in about 30 minutes and the patient can go home the same day. The procedure costs about $3,500. Matthew Schulman, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Dr. Schulman Plastic Surgery explains a surgery to turn your outie bellybutton into an innie with little down time.
Why is my daughter’s belly button sticking out?
An umbilical hernia happens when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot or hole in your baby’s stomach muscles. This causes a bulge near or in the belly button, or navel. It may look like your child’s belly button is swollen. Many children have an umbilical hernia at birth.
What is the black stuff that comes out of your belly button?
Omphaloliths. As dead skin cells and sebum — the oil secreted by your skin — accumulate in your bellybutton, they can form an omphalolith over time. Also known as a navel stone, they’re made of the same materials that form blackheads. The surface of a navel stone will turn black from oxidation.
Are Innies more common?
Depending on how the scar tissue forms will decide whether you have an innie or an outie! Innies are much more common. Only about 10 per cent of people have an outie! But 100 per cent of people have a belly button!
Can I make my outie an innie?
Pregnant women know that an innie can temporarily become an outie as their abdomens grow and their belly buttons pop out. All of this is normal. That being said, innies do seem to be the more desirable belly button. Cosmetic surgery to turn an outie into an innie is common.
Can I open my belly button?
No! The belly button is kind of like a scar. You can’t reopen your belly button. Depending on how the scar tissue forms will decide whether you have an innie or an outie!
Should I push my umbilical hernia back in?
An irreducible hernia cannot be pushed back inside. Any time a hernia cannot be reduced, you should contact your health-care provider. Sometimes these types of hernias can become strangulated. The tissue, usually intestine, can become trapped and the blood supply cut off.
Why does my belly button stink?
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.
What is behind your belly button?
Directly behind the navel is a thick fibrous cord formed from the umbilical cord, called the urachus, which originates from the bladder.