Z-plasty made simple. Dermatology research and practice Aasi, S. Z. 2010; 2010: 982623-?


A Z-plasty is a critical and reliable technique that is useful for scar revisions and correction of free margin distortion. A Z-plasty can help lengthen a contracted scar, change the direction of a scar so that it is better aligned with the relaxed skin tension lines, or interrupt and break a scar for better camouflage. This article will review the technique of a basic Z-plasty as well as provide case examples of its use in free margin distortion and scar revision.

View details for DOI 10.1155/2010/982623

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