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Definition of -Plasty

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  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 previewLocal Flaps in Facial Reconstruction E-Book (2014)

Expert Consult by Shan R. Baker

Z-plasty is a double transposition flap technique that is used to lengthen contracted scars, to change the orientation of...

Google previewOncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast (2010)

by Guidubaldo Querci della Rovere, John R. Benson, Maurizio Nava

Z-PLASTY TECHNIQUES Z-plasty is an elegant surgical maneuvre that was first described by Denonvilliers in 1856, as a method for...

Z-plasty is a simple procedure involving the transposition of two triangular flaps and has a number of important contemporary uses in...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

The Z-plasty is a particularly useful technique for scar revision to redirect Skin tension lines 4X Defect Defect removed Lesion, laceration, or scar Elliptical Burow's triangle to be discarded E F Pivot point Burow's triangle removed a scar into ...

Google previewPediatric Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, An Issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, (2014)

by Sherard Austin Tatum

Furlow double opposing Z-plasty is a procedure that is particularly well Fig. 4. (continued) suited for patients with abnormal orientation of .

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 previewPractical Skin Cancer Surgery (2014)


The Z-plasty is a double transportation flap (but with rotation and advancement elements) of two equal triangles – the 'V's of the 'Z'. It is not used in skin cancer surgery but for lengthening scars, especially those that cross relaxed skin tension ...

Google previewCummings Pediatric Otolaryngology E-Book (2014)

by Marci M. Lesperance, Paul W. Flint

The Z-plasty is a well-known technique for lengthening a scar. The reorientation of the flaps also builds bulk in the posterior palate to aid contact of the posterior pharyngeal wall. The Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty is done with the patient ...

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