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Anatomical Localization of the Umbilicus and Omphaloplasty Techniques

  • Stefan DanillaEmail author
  • Ekaterina Troncoso
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Abstract

The absence or misplace of the umbilicus may lead to an unnatural appearance, and it may be associated with emotional changes. The authors discuss the embryology of the umbilicus, the blood supply, the anatomic location, and the aesthetics. Umbilical transposition and neo-umbilicoplasty techniques in abdominoplasty are described.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Clínica AlemanaDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery DepartmentHospital Clínico de la Universidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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