European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 221–222

The treatment of dermal scars by three-dimensional Z-plasty

Ideas and Innovations

DOI: 10.1007/s00238-009-0331-x

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Xu, B., Jiang, P. & Wang, B. Eur J Plast Surg (2009) 32: 221. doi:10.1007/s00238-009-0331-x


The depressed scar and the hypertrophic scar are very common in the abdomen after operation. How to reduce the scar after operation becomes more and more important. The three-dimensional Z-plasty is performed on the abdominal skin & subcutaneous tissue and its effectivity is perfect. It seems that this is a logical treatment of depressed scar or hypertrophic scar in the abdomen.


Depressed scarHypertrophic scarThree-dimensional Z-plasty

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryThe Affiliated People’s Hospital of Jiangsu UniversityJiangsuChina