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Here’s The Real Reason You Have An Innie Or An Outie Belly Button

Your belly button comes from the severing of the umbilical cord, which generally takes places just moments after birth. It’s actually the result of how the scar tissue forms days after the cord is cut, as the remaining cord, eventually dries and falls off…

Outies just have a little bit more scar tissue. There’s not much that can be done naturally to change this process, so don’t have any regret if you’re not rocking the most beautiful belly button.

However, there is also something else that can give belly buttons their shape, though this is more of a temporary thing. It’s called an umbilical hernia, and although it sounds completely terrible, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

If a baby’s stomach muscles haven’t fused in time, it’s possible that stomach tissue can peak through the muscle fiber, just like with any other hernias.

This makes for a lumpy outie like you see here. It can even poke out when a baby cries and flexes its muscles. FREAKY – but totally harmless!

It normally resolves itself within a year, but if it’s not done by about age 4, normally a simple surgical procedure will fix it.

EVEN IF YOU REALLY, REALLY HATE YOUR BELLY BUTTON IN LATER LIFE, YOU CAN VISIT A COSMETIC SURGEON!

In 2005, it was reported that 2,100 people had cosmetic surgery on their belly buttons, most often to make outies innies.

Sometimes, innies become outies later on in life. You can see it often with pregnant women or obese individuals when the stomach expands quickly.

I bet you would never learn so much about belly buttons in one article, right?

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Many people think the shape is determined by how close the cord is cut, but that doesn’t actually make any difference.

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