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Aesthetic evaluation of two omphaloplasty techniques

ABSTRACT

Introduction:

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

Objetive:

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

Method:

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

Result:

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.

Keywords:
Umbilicus; Plastic Surgery; Omphaloplasty; Star Omphaloplasty; Diamond Omphaloplasty

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