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A Surgical Guide of the Umbilicus

  • William L. Murillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Guarin
    Pages 1-7
  3. César Kelly Villafuerte Velez
    Pages 9-18
  4. Ricardo Baroudi
    Pages 19-27
  5. Dilson Luz, Ivo Salgado, Salustiano Gomes, Breno Bezerra Gomes de Pinho Pessoa, Joaquim Santino Figueiredo Dutra
    Pages 29-40
  6. Cemal Senyuva
    Pages 71-91
  7. Freddy Rodriguez García
    Pages 93-104
  8. William L. Murillo
    Pages 105-125
  9. Belman Galvis Maldonado
    Pages 141-151
  10. William Fernández
    Pages 153-165
  11. Harold Villalobos Cárdenas
    Pages 167-181
  12. Patrick Trevidic, Charbel Tawk, Gisella Criollo Lamilla
    Pages 183-192
  13. Guillermo Blugerman, Diego Schavelzon, Gabriel Wexler, Marcelo Lotocki
    Pages 205-213
  14. Alfredo Hoyos
    Pages 215-223
  15. Saad Barhoum
    Pages 225-234
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 235-238

About this book


This book offers an essential guide to surgical approaches to the umbilicus. The navel is the only natural scar in the body, accepted for all human beings all over the world. Its absence or distortions can have negative psychological impacts, as it normally lends beauty and harmony to the otherwise unattractive abdomen. 

The aesthetic importance of the navel justifies the increasing amount of individuals undergoing abdominoplasty and omphaloplasty. However, these surgeries may lead to a series of complications or unintended aesthetic outcomes. Indeed, the postsurgical final aspect of the umbilicus is the main stigma and primary source of problems and complaints following abdominoplasty. In this book readers will find a complete surgical guide to the most important surgical approaches and strategies related to the navel, helping them to deliver a high standard of quality and patient-tailored surgical and aesthetic outcomes.

Written by a renowned plastic surgeonswith more than 20 years of experience, Omphaloplasty - A Surgical Guide of the Umbilicus offers readers an overview of general and innovative surgical techniques for the umbilicus, helping them to make the best choice when performing abdominoplasties.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William L. Murillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Colombian Society of Plastic SurgeryCaliColombia

About the editors

Dr. Murillo holds a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), and completed his specialization in Plastic Surgery at Barata Ribeiro General Hospital (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He has served as a professor at higher educational institutions including Louisiana State University (United States) and Universidad del Valle (Colombia). With over 24 years of experience in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Murillo has published various articles in international scientific medical journals, presenting innovative surgical techniques for body contouring, breast surgery and facial reconstruction.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Omphaloplasty
  • Book Subtitle A Surgical Guide of the Umbilicus
  • Editors William L. Murillo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64312-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64313-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 241 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    Abdominal Surgery
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