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Umbilicoplasty with Minimum Stump

  • William Fernández


Background: Abdominoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery used for corporal contouring, which aims to treat patients with flaccid or excess abdominal skin. Within abdominoplasty, navel surgery (i.e., umbilicoplasty) is a key point. The most popular modern techniques for umbilicoplasty are split into two major groups. One is the transposition of a stump of the original navel and the other one is that of the neo-umbilicoplasty (i.e., creation of a new navel). This chapter discusses the Conventional Technique of Umbilicoplasty, emphasizing the achievement of the smallest possible scar.

Method: For this method, the opening made in the abdominal flap should be of an oval shape or fusiform, with the longer diameter between 12 and 14 mm being in the vertical plane. The infundibular resection of the adipose tissue around the incision should be perfected, making a very selective and precise hemostasis. Fixation of the new umbilicus comprises two components: first the umbilical stalk is fixed to the fascia, and second, after stretching the flap, the neo-aperture is also fixed to the fascia around the umbilical stem.

Results: Good results have been obtained with this technique and patients have received these results with great joy.

Conclusion: It is a great challenge, for plastic surgeons, to obtain a satisfactory and safe result with a low rate of aesthetic non-conformities using a more generic technique such as this one.


Belly button Abdominoplasty Umbilicoplasty Omphaloplasty Tummy tuck 

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  • William Fernández
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  1. 1.Universidad del ValleCaliColombia

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