TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive helps you heal naturally after tummy tuck surgery.
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is a new type of medical adhesive that is biocompatible for use inside the body. Surgeons use it for their tummy tuck patients to help reduce the amount of fluids that can build up beneath the skin after surgery. Reducing these fluids may lead to a reduced need for surgical drains and a more comfortable recovery from your tummy tuck.
Reduced need for surgical drains1
Surgeries like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can leave “empty” spaces beneath the skin in which fluids can gather. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive helps to reduce fluid build-up by holding tissues close together and helping to prevent these empty spaces from forming. The adhesive also helps to keep tissue layers from rubbing against each other as your body begins to heal itself. After you have healed, the biocompatible adhesive breaks down and is eliminated naturally by your body.
Holding Strong, Healing Naturally.
By helping to reduce fluid build-up after tummy tuck surgery, use of the adhesive may reduce the amount of time you are required to wear surgical drains and may also help you avoid the need for return visits to the doctor for follow-up treatments.
Potential shorter hospital stay
By helping to shorten the average length of time that your surgical drains need to be in place, use of the new adhesive in your tummy tuck surgery may contribute to reducing the length of your hospital stay.
TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive may reduce the need for uncomfortable and inconvenient post-surgery drains following abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. Getting your drains removed earlier may help to reduce the amount of time you need to wait before you are active again.
Ask your surgeon
Your surgeon may be able to offer you options that reduce the need for surgical drains following a tummy tuck procedure. We suggest you ask your doctor about TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive.
- Walgenbach KJ, Bannasch H, Kalthoff S, Rubin JP. Randomized, prospective study of TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in the management of wound drainage following abdominoplasty. Aesthetic Plas Surg. 2011 Dec 29. DOI:10.1007/s00266-011-9844-3.
Disclaimer: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive received European CE Mark in 2011. Currently, TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is approved for investigational use only in the United States and is not approved for sale or marketing in the U.S. or any other country outside of the EU.
Cohera Medical, Inc.® has engaged HealthLink Europe to act as its European Authorized Representative.
TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is indicated for use in the European market for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous deadspace exists between the tissue planes in large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty.
Refer to the TissuGlu Instructions For Use for complete contraindications, precautions and detailed instructions for use.