Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2016, Page: 16-18
Neoumbilical Reconstruction as an Adjuvant Procedure in Abdominoplasty
Emad K. Bayumi, Crimean Medical Academy named after S.I. Georgievsky Crimean Federal University named after V.I. Vernadsk, Crimea, Russia
Received: Sep. 3, 2015;       Accepted: Sep. 6, 2015;       Published: Sep. 17, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040101.14      View  4869      Downloads  127
Introduction: Neo-umbilicus construction is usually needed post abdominoplasty and in some techniques the umbilicus needs resection after repeated abdominoplasty. There are many techniques for umbilical reconstruction and the common objective of all these techniques is to create a new umbilicus that looks natural in terms of location, size and depth. The author in this study described a new and simple technique for umbilical reconstruction. Patients and methods: The present study included 50 cases who were subjected to abdominoplasty and neo-umbilicoplasty in Crimean Medical Academy named after S.I. Georgievsky Crimean Federal University named after V.I. Vernadsk Russia in department of general and gastrointestinal surgery. The study started from January 2010 to may 2015. End points: The primary end point of the study was the aesthetic appearance of the new umbilicus and the second end point was patient satisfaction of the operative outcome. Results: Over 50 cases of abdominoplasty we performed reconstruction of the umbilicus with a new and simple technique. There were 40 females and 10 males with age ranging from 28 to 52 years with the mean value as 40 ± 7.35 years. Conclusion: The technique for reconstruction of the umbilicus presented in the present study is a simple technique without complications, with long term success and good aesthetic appearance The new constructed umbilicus exhibits appropriate features of both depth and size and avoids the appearance of scarring and secondary stenosis.
Neoumbilical Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty, New Technique
To cite this article
Emad K. Bayumi, Neoumbilical Reconstruction as an Adjuvant Procedure in Abdominoplasty, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Abdominal Surgery: Toward the Best. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 16-18. doi: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040101.14
Al-shaham AA. Neoumbilicoplasty is a useful adjuvant procedure in Abdominoplasty. Can J Plast Surg. 2009 Winter; 17(4): e20–e23.
Bartsich SA, Schwartz MH. Purse-string method for immediate umbilical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg J. 2003;112:1652–5.
Santanelli F, Mazzocchi M, Renzi L, Cigna E. Reconstruction of a natural-looking umbilicus. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2002;36:183–5.
Morshed G. A Simple New Technique for Neo-Umbilicoplasty. Med. J. Cairo Univ., 2012, 80( 1): 759-761.
Yotsuyanagi T, Nihei Y, Sawada Y. A simple technique for reconstruction of the umbilicus, using two twisted flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg J. 1998;102:2444.
Abenavoli FM, Cusano V, Cucchiara V, et al. An idea for umbilicus reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg J.2001;46:194.
Donnabella A. Anatomical reconstruction of the umbilicus. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. 2013, 28 (1 ): Jan./Mar. 119-123.
Lee YT, Kwon C, Rhee SC, Cho SH, Eo SR. Four flaps technique for neoumbilicoplasty. Arch Plast Surg. 2015 May;42(3):351-5
IIDA N. and OHSUMI N.: Reconstruction of umbilical hypogenesis accompanied by a longitudinal scar. Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 111: 322-5, 2003.
Pfulg M, Van de Sijpe K, Blondeel P. A simple new technique for neo-umbilicoplasty. Br J Plast Surg.2005;58:688–691.
Marconi F. Reconstruction of the umbilicus: A simple technique. Plast Reconstr Surg J. 1995;95:1115.
Bartsich SA, Schwartz MH. Purse-string method for immediate umbilical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003;112:1652–1655.
Kirianoff TG. Making a new umbilicus when none exists. Plast Reconstr Surg J. 1978;61:603.
Pardo Mateu L, Chamorro Hernandez JJ. Neoumbilicoplasty Through a Purse-String Suture of Three Defatted Flaps. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 1997 Sep-Oct;21(5):349-51.
Bruekers SE1, van der Lei B, Tan TL, Luijendijk RW, Stevens HP. "Scarless" umbilicoplasty: a new umbilicoplasty technique and a review of the English language literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;63(1):15-20.
Browse journals by subject