Thread: Belly Buttons
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Old 01-14-2017, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
I hate to be that guy, but if Karolina Kurkova doesn't have a belly button, then what's that indentation in her abdomen right where one would expect a belly button to be?
There's less tissue naturally in that spot between the umbilicus and the abdominal wall. (The latter itself can be quite thin in that area, leading to hernias in some people.) So there's not the same layers of fat, etc., that the rest of the belly has under the skin. Take out the navel and you get a depression.

Well, in some people. In others subdermal tissue can fill in and push out giving outies.

Remember, there used to be big blood vessels passing thru the skin and abdominal wall here to connect to the major vessels in the body.