As of late, there have been many advancements in cosmetic surgery. More than ever, we are seeing new products and treatments that improve upon what cosmetic surgeons were previously capable of. Even procedures that have been performed for many years are being enhanced with new technologies. Case in point: abdominoplasty, more commonly known as Tummy Tuck surgery. A new innovation, TissuGlu, makes drain-free Tummy Tucks at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery possible for the first time.
What Is TissuGlu?
TissuGlu is the first and only internal tissue adhesive that has received FDA approval. TissuGlu was scientifically engineered and specially designed with cosmetic procedures in mind. After a tummy tuck, fluid builds up between the tissue layers and can interfere with the healing process. In the past, drains were necessary to prevent fluid from accumulating in these empty spaces. TissuGlu is applied directly between the abdominal tissues and thus, eliminates dead space and fluid accumulation.
How Is TissuGlu Performed?
After completing your abdominal restoration, Dr. Hernandez will carefully place the adhesive drops along the incision. TissuGlu takes only a matter of minutes to apply and the adhesive sets in about 30 minutes. TissuGlu is unbelievably strong and has an unrivaled adhesive bond. As you heal, TissuGlu naturally breaks down and is reabsorbed by the body.
What Are the Beneifits of TissuGlu?
TissuGlu facilitates natural healing and makes a drain-free tummy tuck possible. Not only are draining tubes uncomfortable, inconvenient, and bothersome, they also come with their own list of side effects including infection, clogging, and leakage. The presence of drains alone can prolong a patient’s overall healing time. TissuGlu enables Dr. Hernandez’s abdominoplasty patients the ability to resume daily tasks like showering and driving sooner than if they had drains. On average, patients were able to resume their normal activities within 1.6 days—with drains, it took patients 7.3 days to see the same improvement.
With TissuGlu, Dr. Hernandez Performs Drain-Free Tummy Tucks at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery!
If you are considering tummy tuck surgery and are in the San Antoino area, Dr. Hernandez would love to explain the benefits of TissuGlu with you!