I went on Monday to see my surgeon. Long ugly day it was, but never the less, he mentioned a z-plasty. He explained it to me, and well after reading up on the website, I understood. But I have searched the posts, and haven't found anything about somebody else having a z-plasty. If anyone has had one, please let me know.. Was it sucessful? Pain?? Recovery time? Anything you can tell me would be helpful. I have had three pilonidal operations already, so I know what it consists of, but my surgeon said this one is different. So I assume the pain and such would be too. Thanks for all your help.