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I would like to know two things. First, my girlfriend had facial augmentation, for health reasons. They put something called” hydroxyapatite” to correct her jaw. I would like to know what hydroxyapatite is.
The other thing is why those skin flaps in plastic surgery are called Z-plasty? Is it because of the shape? Thank you in advance.

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The chemically similar to the mineral component of bones and hard tissues in mammals is called Hydroxyapatite. It is bioactive material, meaning that it will support bone ingrowths and Osseo-integration when used in orthopedic, dental and maxillofacial applications. It is used for cheeks, chin, jaw or nose…etc. augmentations. The other thing that you’ve asked about Z-plasty about the shape is true. Well, Z-plasty is a basic technique of plastic surgery in which two triangular pieces of skin are transposed and their positions are exchanged, so the final looks a letter Z.
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