The belly button is one of the areas of abdominoplasty that help to improve the overall aesthetics of the cosmetic procedure. During an abdominoplasty operation the umbilical stalk remains attached to the abdominal wall. The umbilicus is then delivered through the skin at a new position in the abdominal wall skin. The old umbilical stalk opening is then moved downward on the abdominal wall. In some cases the original opening can be excised and in other instances it will end up joining with the horizontal scar. This incision can often be hidden in clothing, in low cut shorts, or in a bikini. This scar can be excised at a later date when there is less tension on the wound. This can keep the abdominal scar lower on the abdominal wall.