W- and Z-plasty incisions are commonly used techniques in plastic surgery. The typical Z-plasty was first described by Berger in 1904, whereas the W-plasty procedure, as used today, was first mentioned by Borges in 1958.
- Borges A.F.
Historical review of the Z- and W-plasty revisions of linear scars.
Int Surg. 1971; 56: 182-186
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