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Definition of -Plasty

What does -Plasty mean?


  1. Medical suffix meaning repair or restoration of a part or function.
  2. Molding or shaping through a surgical procedure.

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Google previewOphthalmology Review (2012)

by Myron Yanoff

A Z-plasty is a flap rearrangement procedure used to correct skin shortening due to a focal linear scar. The Z-plasty may have to be combined with other procedures to correct ectropion effectively. The Y-V plasty is a surgical technique used in ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Cosmetic Surgery (2001)

by George Semel, Jeff St. John

A Z-plasty is a surgical technique that is reserved for scars that might be limiting joint movement or where the skin is too tight. For instance, if there is a scar on the inner elbow that prevents you from stretching your arm out perfectly straight, ...

Google previewOphthalmology (2013)

Expert Consult: Online and Print by Myron Yanoff, Jay S. Duker

Z-Plasty. A Z-plasty is a flap rearrangement procedure ...

Google previewMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 20 (2013)

NextMed / MMVR20 by J.D. Westwood

Introduction Z-plasty is a fundamental plastic surgery technique used to improve the functional and cosmetic appearance of scars by transposing constricted or unsightly soft tissue into a better functional position or into alignment with a natural ...

Google preview50 Studies Every Plastic Surgeon Should Know (2014)

by C. Scott Hultman

The Z-plasty is a versatile, local transposition flap that relieves tension along closed scarred wounds. In an existing or anticipated soft tissue defect, other local transposition flaps may be used. The rhombic flap, also known as the Limberg flap, ...

Google previewMCQs and EMQs in Surgery (2015)

A Bailey & Love Revision Guide, Second Edition by Pradip Datta, Christopher John Bulstrode, Iain Nixon

B Z-Plasty is a technique used widely by plastic surgeons to lengthen or reorient a scar by transposing two Z-shaped flaps or two triangular flaps. The technique, if not executed properly, may result in complications such as haematoma under ...

Google previewOperative Techniques in Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Surgery (2010)

by Sam W. Wiesel

Basic Z-plasty is a technique of local tissue rearrangement in which two equal triangular skin flaps are transposed (FIG 4A). Z-plasty is ideally suited for linear scar release because it lengthens and interrupts a scar, and also redirects the line of ...

Google previewEssentials of Surgical Specialties (2007)

by Peter F. Lawrence, Richard M. Bell, Merril T. Dayton

A Z-plasty is a specific use ...

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