TissuGlu® is an FDA approved synthetic surgical adhesive for internal use of large areas where layers of tissue require reattachment from surgery. It’s used primarily for abdominoplasties (tummy tucks) and large cavity surgeries reducing spaces where excess fluid may collect, eliminating the need for drains.
TissuGlu is scientifically engineered to deliver a strong glue bond between layers of tissue while promoting natural healing more quickly and allowing normal activities during the recovery process. After the layers heal, TissuGlu breaks down into safe components that are then eliminated by the body naturally.
TissuGlu is the first surgical adhesive of its kind, combining strength and safety to give you the advantage of a drain-free tummy tuck. TissuGlu is a clinically proven alternative to drains for your tummy tuck.
Drain-free tummy tucks may enhance the recovery process and allow you to return to normal activities more quickly. Post-surgical drains require continual maintenance, checkups and removal. Almost 100% of patients who required drains complain about them.
Strong. Simple. Safe.
During a tummy tuck procedure, TissuGlu is applied in a precise grid pattern with a special applicator. It forms a strong bond between tissue layers to help you heal naturally without drains.
TissuGlu helps you recover more comfortably
TissuGlu simplifies the recovery process, freeing you from the difficulty of drains and eliminating the chance of drain-related infections. You’ll be able to get back to your daily regimen and normal way of life more quickly, without having to worry about drain scars and additional medical procedures to remove them.
In clinical studies, patients that underwent tummy tucks and had TissuGlu as part of their procedure, were able to resume normal daily activities more quickly than those who had traditional drains. Best of all, you won’t have to deal with ugly, awkward drains that require special care while you’re healing from a major surgery.
Studies have shown that TissuGlu patients reported better quality of life during recovery than those that had standard surgical drains.
To learn more about TissuGlu and how it may help you recover from a tummy tuck, contact us for a consultation.