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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2005 Mar;11(1):120-122. Korean. Original Article.
Yoon SY .
Department of Plastic Surgery, Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Sungnam, Korea.

A cosmetically pleasing shape of the umbilicus is essential, especially in aesthetic operation. Umbilical restoring should always be aimed at creating an umbilicus of sufficient depth and good morphology with less scarring. But such a goal is often difficult to attain. The author's reduction umbilicoplasty is a useful technique in case of abnormal large umbilicus after abdominoplasty. The operation renders better aesthetic result. Technically, the procedure is easy to do and learn. The important steps are the following; the first step is reduction of original umbilicus' circle. The second step is umbilical fixation to the fascia wall using anchoring suture. The third step is cinching suture for decrease "the window" of abdominal flap and this step is more important than other steps. Finally, the suture performed between "the window" and reduced umbilicus. I operated the abdominal large umbilicus using above reduction umbilicoplasty. So, I reviewed that case and discussed the literatures.

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