What is a Navel Repair Procedure?
A navel repair is a minor procedure combining multiple skin tightening treatment methods to rejuvenate the navel in order to give back a younger, more "perky" appearance.
The repair procedure helps give back lost confidence after pregnancy, weight change and piercing mishaps.Who is suitable for a navel repair?
Both individuals that have had or not had a navel piercing.
Is the procedure age restricted?
This procedure is for those over the age of 18 years only.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes, a consultation allows us to discuss your suitability, your medical history and health along with discussing the procedure, your aftercare and allow you to ask any questions that you may have.
An appointment must be pre-booked and can be either in-store or via phone.
In some cases we can offer the consultation on the same day as the procedure, provided that clear images are sent and approval is given for this.
To start the consultation process simply fill in our online form. Should you not be suitable for the procedure prior to a consultation, your payment will be refunded in full.
How many treatments will I need?
You will only need one scar revision procedure, however for best results you may need 1-3 non-invasive skin tightening treatments.
What is healing like?
Healing is very easy, with minimal discomfort. It is very comparable to having a navel piercing.
It takes 2 weeks for the scar to form and the following 12 weeks for the scar to start to soften and disappear. It is not uncommon to experience a little swelling and bruising for the first 1-2 weeks and from there everything really starts to look normal again.
Healing and aftercare is easy as long as you stay healthy and follow a good hygiene routine.
When will I see results?
You will see results instantly after the procedure, however healing must take place. Over the following 12 weeks, you will see the skin tighten and the scar settle giving a smoother navel and a less noticeable outcome.
You may need follow up skin treatments for extra tightening should you have stretch marks or surrounding skin inconstancy, some of these treatments are complementary and included in the procedure process.
When can I re-pierce my navel?
Re-piercing is possible for most, not recommended for some, and not possible at all for others.
It is very important to understand that if your navel was damaged due to a navel piercing rejection that re piercing may not be wise. This is something that we will discuss during your consultation. It is also important to note how you care for your self and the healing process will also contribute to the ability to re-pierce once healed.
Re piercing is not recommended before 12months.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I still exercise?
A: All high intensity exercise must be stopped for 2-4 weeks after the procedure and abdomen focused work outs should be carried out with caution for 12wks.
Q: How long until I can have it re pierced?:
A: Ideally after 12 months, as this allows the scar to mature and for the body to be less likely to have any flare ups however some people find that they are suitable at 6 months. This is dependant on an assessment for suitability.
Q: Can I travel after the procedure?:
A: It is best to make sure that you have the procedure at least 3 months before the summer season or a summer holiday as scars heal best when kept out of the sun during the first stage of healing. It is also important to note that the sun can burn scars easier and create pigmentation issue. Be sun smart.
Q: Are there any follow ups?
A: Yes, you will have your procedure and then 2 more appointments. One for your suture removal and one check up to ensure you are healing perfectly. If your treatment requires extra skin treatments these will be notes and discussed during your consultation for a better guide.
Q: Can I wear high waisted clothing?
A: It is best to avoid all contact to the navel while healing and once healed over after 2wks you will be perfectly fine to dress as you please.
Q: Will I be in pain during and/or after my procedure?
A: There will be not pain during your procedure due to multiple numbing options being available to insure your comfort.
It's not uncommon to feel a little bit of an ache or warmth from the area after the procedure just like an minor injury to the skin the body will create a small amount of discomfort, very much like having the navel pierced originally.
Consultation fee - $50.00
Procedure $450.00 - $720.00
Aftercare pack - $35.00