Can anybody share their experience with TissuGlu for tummy tuck please?

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Tummy tuck with tissuglu

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I started using TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in my tummy tucks 6 months ago and  it has become routine now for all my tummy tucks.i was worried about  going drain-free at first because of the risk of fluid accumulation (seroma), but I did find value in the idea of no drains for my patients to simplify their recovery and provide an option where they didn’t have to carry around drains for weeks after their surgery. After my first TissuGlu patient, I was  sold on the product. The tummy tuck flap felt secure and I liked how the abdomen looked. I’ve found that patients love not having drains because it allows them to get back to their normal activity faster and with less discomfort .Please talk with your board certified plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits.

Can anybody share their experience with TissuGlu for tummy tuck please?

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There are many things that are marketed for a host of different purposes.  I have found no use for this.
Kenneth Hughes, MDLos Angeles, CA

Tummy tuck - use of TissuGlu?

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Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck.
  • TissueGlu is an FDA approved sealant to keep the skin stuck down after a tummy tuck.
  • I personally have not found any need for it - and it does increase the patient's cost.
  • Quilting sutures have worked as well for me - 
  • Discuss the need for this with your own plastic surgeon.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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