L-plasty | definition of L-plasty by Medical dictionary
a technique for suturing a crescent-shaped skin defect by starting at one end, removing the excess that develops on the longer side by cutting a V, then closing as a right angle. A L-shaped incision results.
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Other skin incision techniques including the B-technique by Regnault in 1974 (see Figure 3), L-plasty by Meyer and Kesselring in 1983 (see Figure 4), vertical mammaplasty as described by Lassus and popularized by Lejour in 1989, and the periareolar mammaplasty with double-skin technique by Sampaio-Goes in 1991 (see Figure 5) were developed to improve aesthetic outcomes by limiting scarring.
Skin incision techniques 4A: L-plasty 4B: wise pattern inverted T