A technique used in plastic surgery. A deep Z-shaped incision is made to relieve tension in the area of a scar, or to change the direction of a scar.
Use of a Z-shaped surgical incision to reduce tension on a scar produced by normal movement of a body part.
A surgical technique to make a scar less noticeable by partially removing and repositioning it. The technique also helps relieve tension on the skin caused by a scar that has contracted during healing.