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Plastic Surgery Patient Wakes Up To Discover Belly Button Is Gone (Video)

| by Karin Sun
Lori Jones' missing belly buttonLori Jones' missing belly button

A Texas woman reportedly woke up from surgery on her stomach to realize that her belly button was missing (video below).

Lori Jones, 45, of Houston, Texas, said she saved up her money for an umbilical hernia removal and tummy tuck surgery in order to get rid of the "baby pooch" she had developed after multiple C-sections, KTRK reported.

The woman explained that she would like to be able to wear a two-piece bathing suit.

"Yasss, summertime is coming," she told KTRK.

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After researching and consulting with doctors, Jones went under the knife in December 2015. The procedure was performed by Dr. Younan Nowzardan, a renowned Houston area plastic surgeon.

Nowzardan, who specializes in gastric bypass surgery for overweight patients, was featured on the television show "My 600 Pound Life."

When Jones woke up from the surgery, her abdomen area was covered with surgical tape and gauze. When she removed the coverings, she discovered something strange.

"I said well damn. Wait where’s my belly button?" Jones said.

"I went in with the belly button and I'd like to know what you did with it?" Jones continued. "What happened to it? Did you throw it in the trash? Where is it?"

The woman said her doctor never told her about the possibility of losing her belly button in the procedure.

"He said its going to be in place and re-positioned and the hernia was going to be fixed and no not me not having one now because I would've went along with time," Jones said.

Nowzardan denied this when asked for comment by KTRK.

"We did tell her before and she had a previous surgery and she had a scar and there's no way you can save that area," Nowzardan said. "I told her that before surgery and after surgery."

The doctor said he could recreate Jones' belly button after six months of healing, but the woman said she has contacted an attorney and wants to settle the matter in court.

"I don't like it and for them to act like it's nothing that's what's really bothering me," Jones added.

About 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2014, a 3 percent increase from 2013, according to data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Sources: KTRK, ASPA / Photo Credit: KTRK via YouTube Screenshot

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