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|Title:||Rectus Muscle Plication in Mini-abdominoplasty with Umbilicus Preservation||Authors:||El Israwi, Daniel
|Affiliations:||Faculty of Medicine||Issue Date:||2023-05-17||Publisher:||National Library of Medicine||Part of:||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open||Volume:||11||Issue:||5||Abstract:||
Diastasis recti is a frequent problem that women, particularly, experience after pregnancy. It is an abdominal wall defect in which there is more than 2 cm separation between the abdominal rectus muscles. Aside from being repaired most commonly with a full abdominoplasty, in some cases, diastasis might present with minimal excessive adipocutaneous tissue, thus requiring a mini-abdominoplasty. Because umbilical transposition is not needed in that latter scenario, diastasis repair is only possible by ligating and cutting the existing umbilical stalk to be able to have a direct clear access to the supraumbilical linea alba. However, detaching the umbilical stalk will most certainly lead to the displacement of the umbilicus inferiorly. To overcome this problem, we performed a modified mini-abdominoplasty technique, which repairs the recti diastasis, keeps the umbilical stalk in place, and leaves behind a mini-abdominoplasty scar, thus providing a more cosmetically appealing result in addition to a radical solution to the defect. Moreover, this technique can be performed by any qualified plastic surgeon under basic operating settings.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6846||ISSN:||2169-7574||DOI:||10.1097/GOX.0000000000004998||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medicine|
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