BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.58, no.4, pp.500-503, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
Many techniques have previously been reported for reconstruction of the umbilicus. The common goal of reconstruction is to obtain a stable and aesthetically pleasing umbilicus with sufficient depth. Presented here is the reverse application of an 'unfolded cylinder' design, which has previously been reported for nipple reconstruction. The procedure can be applied with local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis and the drawing of the design is simple. Since the watts of the neoumbilicus are consisted of flaps, which are brought together without any twisting or tension, long-term use of a stent is unnecessary and the result is mostly stable and tasting. Moreover, the depth of the neoumbilicus is adjustable by widening the top rectangle in its design, which can increase it. Therefore, the procedure is suitable for thin as far patients. (c) 2005 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.