“Scarless” Umbilicoplasty: A New Umbilicoplasty Technique and a Review of the English Language Literature

@article{Bruekers2009ScarlessUA,
  title={“Scarless” Umbilicoplasty: A New Umbilicoplasty Technique and a Review of the English Language Literature},
  author={Sven E Bruekers and Berend van der Lei and Tik L Tan and Roland W Luijendijk and Hieronymus P. Stevens},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={15-20}
}
Many techniques have been described for umbilicoplasty after abdominoplasty, but none of these techniques seems ideal. [] Key Method In the period of 2004 to 2005, a series of 138 female patients have had an abdominoplasty with either the classic umbilicoplasty (n = 31) or with our scarless umbilicoplasty (n = 107). After a follow-up period of at least 3 (of 6) months, a questionnaire was send to all of these patients to evaluate patient satisfaction. Twenty-five patients from the classic umbilicoplasty…
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