Umbilical hernia surgery allows closing the defect in the wall at the level of the navel where content that should be inside the abdomen comes out. The incision that we generally use is an inferior scar. Ideally, the scar is hidden in the navel. There are always changes in the shape of the navel and it will never be the same as before. Here we see a result of an umbilical hernia operated with a 2-year follow-up, with an aesthetically normal navel and a scar that is not noticeable
Abdominal Scar and Absent of navel
Abdominal scars can be improved by preserving the navel or by redoing the navel when it has been lost or when the child was born without a navel. In the case of gastroschisis or omphaloceles, scars can remain without a defined navel in the abdomen. The navel is an element that must be rebuilt to leave a harmonious abdomen. Its reconstruction requires techniques that are different from reconstructions for adults. The photo shows a reconstruction of an abdominal scar that required umbilical reconstruction.