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Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2012 Sep;28(5):349-51.

[Umbilical hernia repair in conjunction with abdominoplasty].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100032, China.



To investigate the feasibility and clinical benefits of umbilical hernia repair in conjunction with abdominoplasty.


The incision was designed in accord with abdominoplasty. The skin and subcutaneous tissue was dissected toward the costal arch, and then the anterior sheath of rectus abdominus was exposed. After exposure and dissection of the sac of umbilical hernia, tension-free hernioplasty was performed with polypropylene mesh. After dissecting the redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue, the abdominal wall was tightened.


Between May 2008 and May 2011, ten patients were treated in the way mentioned above. The repair of umbilical hernia and the correction of abdominal wall laxity were satisfactory. There was no recurrence of umbilical hernia, hematoma, seroma or fat liquefaction.


Through careful selection of patients, repair of umbilical hernia and body contouring could be achieved simultaneously.

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