Drains are typically inserted post-operatively to prevent fluid accumulation that occurs between tissue layers after surgery. Although they have been necessary for quite some time, drains are awkward, messy and cumbersome for patients to carry around for weeks after their procedure. TissuGlu works by strongly adhering the tissue layers together, allowing fluid to resorb naturally during healing. As innovators in plastic surgery, we are proud to give our patients a recovery free from anxiety about aftercare of drains.
TissuGlu is the first and only FDA approved surgical adhesive for internal use. It’s lysine-based, so it’s completely safe and breaks down into harmless components with-in the body. During a tummy tuck procedure, TissuGlu is applied in a grid pattern with a precise applicator. After application, TissuGlu creates a strong bond to hold the tissue layers together, helping reduce the space between layers where fluid usually collects.
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Dr. Jewell is currently enrolling patients in a post approval clinical study for TissuGlu. If you have been considering a Tummy Tuck and love the idea of having No Drains, call 541.683.3234 for a no-charge consultation to see if TissuGlu is right for you.
Space is limited and must have surgery by 12.21.17.