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Denonvilliers' blepharoplasty

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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.

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