w-plasty

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W-plasty W-plas·ty (dŭb'əl-yōō-plās'tē, -yu-)
n.
A procedure to prevent the contracture of a straight-line scar in which the edges of a wound are trimmed in the shape of a W and closed in a zigzag fashion.

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