Z-Plasty Case 1 Z-Plasty
Authors: Liv Schöllhammer, MD, Frederik Gulmark Hansen, med.stud. and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD
29 years old female with a scar following a trauma to her right cheek/mandible.
Scar correction with a double Z-plasty was performed to level out/smoothen the surface.
Before and after
Step 1: Pre-operative photo
Step 2: Drawing
Pre-operative drawing of a double Z-plasty for smoothing the surface
Step 3: Incision
The flaps are about to be transpositioned
Step 4: Transposition
Transposition of one of the flaps
Step 5: Post transposition
Alle flaps have been transpositioned, leveling the skin surface and creating the classic Z shape
Step 6: Closure
Closure of skin with nylon sutures