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Aesthetic evaluation of two omphaloplasty techniques



The treatment of umbilical scarring is important in abdominoplasty, and many omphaloplasty techniques are described in the literature.


The objective of this work is to compare the aesthetic result of omphaloplasty with the star technique and the diamond technique.


Twenty patients were evaluated through scoring, by using five criteria: shape, location, scar, size, and depth.


The patients showed significantly higher scores when evaluating the shape criterion during an omphaloplasty; the star technique scored, on average, 15.8 ± 2.05, whereas the diamond technique scored 12.6 ± 3.65 (p = 0.03). No significant difference was found in all other criteria (location, size, depth, and scar). Conclusion: This study demonstrates that the star technique produces better aesthetic results than the diamond technique.

Umbilicus; Plastic Surgery; Omphaloplasty; Star Omphaloplasty; Diamond Omphaloplasty

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