Based on the assumption that the umbilicus is a wound that has healed by second intention, we describe a method of reconstruction. The procedure consists of complete resection of the umbilical scar and its reconstruction by a linear incision at the site of the new umbilicus and inversion of the skin hedges, which are sutured to the linea alba leaving a 1 cm space between the skin borders to cause secondary wound healing. This procedure provides a natural-looking umbilicus. It is easy and quick to do, and can be used for reconstruction after abdominoplasty, excision of a naevus, or when the umbilicus has been removed during a previous xiphopubic incision.

Reconstruction of a natural-looking umbilicus

CIGNA, EMANUELE
2002

Abstract

Based on the assumption that the umbilicus is a wound that has healed by second intention, we describe a method of reconstruction. The procedure consists of complete resection of the umbilical scar and its reconstruction by a linear incision at the site of the new umbilicus and inversion of the skin hedges, which are sutured to the linea alba leaving a 1 cm space between the skin borders to cause secondary wound healing. This procedure provides a natural-looking umbilicus. It is easy and quick to do, and can be used for reconstruction after abdominoplasty, excision of a naevus, or when the umbilicus has been removed during a previous xiphopubic incision.
Fabio Santanelli Di, Pompeo; Marco, Mazzocchi; Luca, Renzi; Cigna, Emanuele
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