dr. J. VANDEPUTTE

Plastic Surgery

Before

After 3 m.

After 1 y.

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scar correction: W-plasty on a horizontal scar through the frown lines

A W-plasty is performed by removing a fine saw-toothed pattern (like a series of w's) of skin together with the scar tissue. The resulting zigzag line is more conspicuous for some months because of its temporary pink colour. Once the colour has normalised, the scar becomes less conspicuous than before and it moves more fluently with the vertical frowning lines.

The left column shows the situation before the operation. The middle column is the temporary result after three months, when the scar is still more visible. On the right you see the end result after a year.

Age category: 30 - 34 years.

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