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Kelly Ripa: From Outie to Innie

Kelly Ripa: From Outie to Innie

Shape magazine recently airbrushed Kelly Ripa‘s belly button from an outie to an innie on the cover of their April 2007 issue.

Kelly, 36, was upset with Shape but hasn’t complained because the magazine flew her family to Turks and Caicos for three days for the photo shoot. She admitted on Live with Regis and Kelly! that she is a bit of a “travel slut.”

These days, you can even have plastic surgery to go from an outtie to an innie!

Belly Buttons: Outties or Innies? Is one “uglier” than the other?

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17 Comments

# 1

She looks great!

# 2
MonkeyShines @ 04/09/2007 at 5:57 pm

The outie would have been distracting. But who cares, does she actually workout or just not eat?

# 3

Does she eat or she doesn’t ?

# 4

TEAM INNIES!

# 5

the whole things looks airbrushed and unnatural…just looks odd..I can’t put my finger on why it looks wierd

# 6
PrimulaBlue @ 04/09/2007 at 7:05 pm

It looks odd because the lighting on her face is coming in from an entirely different angle than the lighting on her body. Like it’s two pics mashed together badly.

# 7

hahah this cannot be kelly ripa, looks so fake

# 8

This photo of kelly reminds me of the one that was done on katie couric when she was leaving nbc and i forgot which media printed a photo of her that slimmed her down even tho the original pic had her true dimensions and some clever person online posted both the slimmed down pic and the ‘fat’ pic side-by-side. it was hilarious. and quite embarrassing for katie im sure.
Now with kelly, altho she is a slim person, i wonder is she really looks this flawless? anyhoo, that innie looks obviosly tampered with and weird. Like someone punched a hole in her stomach.

Why couldn’t they leave Kelly’s outie alone? Damn, this whole airbrushing thing has now officially gotten outta hand… She looks good on the cover even if I’m not loving the make-up artist’s job on Kelly’s face, her bod looks good, not like those scary Oxygen covers. It’s funny when you go to Borders and see one shelf with fashion mags and another with Oxygen-type mags, they’re all body obsession just at different ends of the spectrum. This Shape cover at least belongs somewhere in the middle, healthier looking, albeit on the slim-tending-to-skinny side.

In my opinion it depends on the person.

remember da truth @ 04/10/2007 at 9:20 am

She looks great. Very muscled. She has always worked out, that is why this is Shape magazine. She is not skinny at all — just no body fat. You can tell by the muscles.

People are so used to fat in this country that when they see someone as they should be they yell SKINNY!!! Sorry, but you are not supposed to have your body covered in so much fat you can’t see muscles. Her arms are toned, her legs are toned, and her stomach has muscles, too.

It’s like with Keira Knightley. The bikini photo everyone thought made her look anorexic showed her with six-pack abs!!! You don’t have muscles like that if you are starving. Muscles need protein and carbs. Kelly looks terrific.

her face looks pretty airbrushed.. sick

She looks fantastic. Very lean and toned. She a beautiful and vibrant person. People should envy her to have 3 children and to look as she never had any children, Wow! Staying fit is not easy for everyone, it is a way of life that you choose either you can dedicate time for yourself to workout and eat right as she has done or you can stuff your face and let yourself go.

I like Kelly Ripa

I love that she loves her belly button and loves to show itI have seen a few shows where she wore a bare belly outfit and Regis made her cover up

OK , I HAVE TO SAY SHE LOOKS GREAT, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING KIDS, AND FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD SHE WORKS OUT ALOT. AS FAR AS THIS NICE BRUSHPAINTED BELLY BUTTON THATS JUST A COVER UP OF HER UGLY DUCKLING, WHO SHES KIDDING. KELLY , MY HATS OFF TO YOU , YOU GO GIRL, YOUR HOT.

I see patients from around the world complaining that they do not like their belly button. However, there is no “right” or “wrong” as to what is the answer to “outie” vs. “innie.” Although the vast majority request a change from outie to innie, some request the opposite. They do not like their innie and want an outie. The other variation is they do not like the deformity after another doctor’s surgery.

It is easier to make an innie from an outie since you are removing and tacking down tissues. Making an outie risks letting the belly button float and not tether well.

Still photographs do not tell the entire picture of the shape of the belly button. It is also critical how it moves. A distortion on animation can look even worse. That is why I document my before and afters now with both still photographs and movies.

Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, M.D.
Board Certified
American Board of Plastic Surgery

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