Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 221–222 | Cite as

Umbilicoplasty: Conversion of “outie” to “innie”

  • Darryl J. Hodgkinson


The protuberant “outie” umbilicus is regarded by some patients to be unattractive and undesirable. Surgical conversion of the protuberant umbilicus to a tubular structure is accomplished by excising the mass of umbilical scar and utilizing 2 skin flaps, one to line the reconstructed tube and the other to form the superior hood of the tubular “innie” umbilicus.

Key words

Umbilicoplasty Umbilical aesthetics 


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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darryl J. Hodgkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Peninsula Plastic Surgery CentreNewport NewsUSA

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