The umbilicus is a key aesthetic landmark of the anterior abdominal wall and its absence is a frequent cause for concern and patient complaint. Although the umbilicus is depressed and adheres to deep planes, it is the only scar in the human body that is acceptable to individuals. Its absence significantly affects the aesthetics of the abdomen, making it an essential part of the anatomy. In this chapter, the authors describe the main techniques of reconstruction of the umbilicus and their indication.
KeywordsUmbilicus New umbilicus Neo-umbilicoplasty Abdomen dermolipectomy Umbilical hernia repair