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Z-plasty


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A surgical technique that is used to improve the functional and cosmetic appearance of healing tissue as in the repair of a cleft lip or in ankyloglossia. The middle line of the Z-shaped incision is made along the line of greatest tension or contraction, and triangular flaps are raised on opposite sides of the two ends and then transposed.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.


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