Umbilical Reconstruction for Patients with a Midline Scar

Authors: Franco, Diogo; Medeiros, João; Farias, Charles; Franco, Talita

Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006 , pp. 595-598(4)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

The authors describe an approach to neo-umbilicoplasty for patients with vertical midline scars and those who have undergone extensive tegumental resections after bariatric surgery. Two lateral pedicle flaps sutured to each other are used to shape a cutaneous wall tube in which the inverted end is anchored to the aponeurotic plane. A navel cavity of adequate scoop is shaped with no surrounding scar, in addition to relief of the strain along the vertical scar, which will be less prone to hypertrophy and will have a better cosmetic appearance. This article presents seven cases of umbilical reconstruction using this technique.

Keywords: Neo-omphaloplasty; Neo-umbilicoplasty; Umbilicoplasty; Umbilicus

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-006-0114-8

Affiliations: Email: diogo@openlink.com.br

Publication date: October 1, 2006

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