Z-plasty. Plastic correction of a defective ala nasi by transferring a triangular flap from the adjacent side of the nose (Dorland's Medical Dictionary). On August 21, 1856, Denonvilliers described the Z-plasty technique as a surgical treatment for lower lid ectropion. Z-plasty is one of many techniques for scar revision and camouflage.
- C. Denonvilliers:
Blepharoplastie. Bulletin de la Société de chirurgie de Paris, 1856, 7: 243.
- E. Boekhoff and A. J. C. Huffstadt:
Denonvilliers Z-plasty in the reconstruction of alar defects (1856).
European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Berlin/Heidelberg, September 1972, 1 (3): 289-293.
- Kathryn L. Stephenson:
The history of blepharoplasty to correct blepharochalasis.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, December 1976, 1 (1): 177-194.
- Y. Yamamoto, T. Sugihara, N. Takeno and T. Ohura:
Reconstruction of the orbital region with the “blepharoplasty flap”.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Berlin/Heidelberg, March 1996, 19 (2): 100-102.