What is the perfect belly button?

Author: Prof. Theo McLaughlin  |  Last update: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Researchers determined the "perfect navel" was a small, "T- or vertically shaped umbilicus with superior hooding," as shown. This is obviously subjective. Researchers determined the "perfect navel" was a small, "T- or vertically shaped umbilicus with superior hooding," as shown. This is obviously subjective.

What is the perfect belly button shape?

The best navels are: oval shaped, vertically oriented (with a 46:54 ratio), and horizontally positioned. Whether people will flood plastic surgeons' offices to fix their imperfect stomach dimples remains to be seen.

What is the most desired belly button?

According to a study at the University of Missouri, small, T-shaped belly buttons are the most attractive.

Which is better innie or outie belly button?

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.

What makes an attractive belly button?

A study found that umbilical protrusions (outies) are viewed as less attractive. Researchers determined that an outie is viewed as less attractive, whereas a small T-shaped or vertical navel is considered more desirable.

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Is the belly button a pleasure point?

Your belly button is an erogenous zone

Even though the belly button is just a scar, the area has many nerve endings, making it ticklish, sensitive, and — if you're like Madonna — a love button that shoots sex tingles up your spine.

Why are some people's belly buttons so deep?

A deep hollow belly button typically occurs when the hood of skin casts a shadow on the inside of the button, giving the visual impression of it being quite deep. This shape is also common in people who have some excess belly fat around the abdomen.

Can you get an outie removed?

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.

Do doctors choose if you have an innie or outie?

Whether a child ends up with an innie vs. an outie belly button is purely a matter of chance. Despite popular opinion, it has nothing to do with the way a doctor cuts the umbilical cord or with how the parents care for the belly button area as the skin heals.

Can outie turn into innie?

An outie belly button can be converted to an innie by a procedure called an umbilicoplasty.Be certain to consult a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, experienced in tummy tuck surgery and umbilicoplasty, and who is anexcellent reputation in your community.

How rare is an innie belly button?

Most of us have innie belly buttons, with only about 10 percent outies. A few of us may have something in between, or even a little of both! Here are some more fun facts about our belly buttons.

Does the shape of your belly button mean anything?

But it's really mostly random, as the umbilical cord is always clamped well away from the navel and doesn't usually affect innie or outie status. The shape of the belly button a person ends up with, however, is determined by how the umbilical cord was attached, not where it was cut.

Why do some people have outies?

Most people who have an "outie" fall into one of two categories: either they were born with a tiny umbilical hernia, which is most likely, or had a small infection at the base of the umbilical cord that went unnoticed. This will cause unusual tissue called granulation tissue to form.

Is it good to touch your belly button?

Richardson cautions against touching your belly button with your germy fingers, as it can lead to serious infections.

Do belly buttons change with age?

The diameter of the navel varies from fifteen to twenty millimetres. The body weight, pregnancies and abdominal wall hernia can influence the appearance. With increasing age or body weight, the belly button shape becomes oval across and the depth of the belly button increases. After pregnancy, the navel can protrude.

Does your belly button get deeper as you gain weight?

The depth of your belly button can change throughout your life, depending on how much fat your are storing around your middle. Innie belly buttons often get deeper when someone puts on some weight.

Can you untie your belly button?

Can your belly button unravel? No. The belly button is a remnant of the umbilical cord.

Do outie belly buttons go away?

About 20 percent of all newborns have an "outie," also called an umbilical hernia. This is a bulge caused by the umbilical cord as it enters the baby's abdomen. After birth, as the umbilical cord heals and falls off, the opening to the abdomen usually closes spontaneously.

What is your belly button connected to on the inside?

Internally the veins and arteries in the cord close up and form ligaments, which are tough connective tissues. These ligaments divide up the liver into sections and remain attached to the inside of the belly button.

How much does it cost to get an innie?

The procedure does come with some risks of infection, bleeding, and bruising, and there's always a chance that you end up "with a shape that isn't pleasing," Russo says. As for the cost, the procedure typically costs around $1,000.

How much does it cost for belly button surgery?

An umbilicoplasty can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. The actual cost of an umbilicoplasty is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

What is the purpose of a belly button after birth?

Bye, Bye, Cord!

The brand-new baby doesn't need an umbilical cord anymore. The doctor cuts the umbilical cord and a tiny stump is left. When this stump falls off after a few weeks, the baby is left with his or her very own baby belly button.

What types of belly buttons can't be pierced?

Unfortunately, if you have an outie belly button, you most likely won't be able to get it pierced. Some people believe that outie belly button piercings are the only "true" belly button piercings because they actually involve piercing the inner part of the navel.

Why do belly buttons smell?

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.

Who had the first belly button?

In a case of palaeontological navel gazing, a new record for the oldest belly button has now been set, after a team of international scientists made a remarkable discovery on the 125 million-year-old fossilised skin of a dinosaur, Psittacosaurus – a distant cousin of Triceratops.

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