Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 40, Issue 4, April 2011

S-plasty Clinical applications for skin surgery

Peter Kim Hyung-Joo Kim
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Elliptical excision is a simple, cosmetically satisfying and popular technique for surgically removing skin lesions. However, in certain situations, elliptical excision can produce resulting permanent skin deformity that is cosmetically unsightly. This article provides a series of cases that demonstrate clinical applications using S-plasty to produce a more cosmetically satisfying outcome.

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