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MOMS, the season for a new YOU has sprung. Summer clothes are coming & so are all the FUN activities that you love. Now is the time to learn about the TissuGlu® breakthrough! Motherstucker has BEEN THERE, DONE THAT – trust me – post surgery drains are a drag & have no place in your plans this summer.
Exactly 8 years ago this weekend I was at home recovering from breast augmentation surgery (complete with a drain underneath each armpit). Each day the pain from the surgery incisions became less noticeable while the discomfort from the drains drastically increased. Drain frustration levels also increased daily — The point of having a cosmetic procedure is to look better — 2 frankensteinish drains protruding from each armpit was NOT the look I was going for!
Based entirely on this experience, I’ve made a promise to myself. Any elective surgery decisions I make in the future will be drain free. No exceptions! That’s why I’m thrilled to share about TissuGlu! Now you can take the #DrainFreeTummyTuck avenue!
TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is the first of its kind, elevating the tummy tuck experience like never before to give you the advantage of a drain-free tummy tuck. Drains are patients’ #1 tummy tuck complaint. Most patients find drains to be uncomfortable & cumbersome during recovery. They can be awkward to hide under clothing & require maintenance (emptying & measuring fluid). Drains may cause additional scarring & removal can sometimes be painful (95% of patients prefer a drain-free procedure). My drain removal was the worst part of my entire procedure as they were in place for an entire week.
Here is what is NEW! TissuGlu is precisely applied with a special applicator. It forms a strong bond between tissue layers, reducing spaces where fluid may collect. TissuGlu allows your body to resorb fluid as part of the healing process so you can recover naturally, without drains.
Get more information about TissuGlu by going to their website: www.tissuglu.com
Important TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Safety Information:
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty.
Do not use in patients with known or suspected allergies to urethane-based or isocyanate-containing products.
- Do not use TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in patients who have had prior exposure to TissuGlu®. Immunological response associated with repeat TissuGlu® exposure has not been studied.
- The effectiveness for the treatment of patients with BMI > 28 has not been established. Higher BMI patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation.
- Effectiveness was not observed in weight loss patients undergoing abdominoplasty. Weight loss patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation and
TissuGlu® may reduce the need for drains after surgery. By using TissuGlu® instead of drains, you may:
- Return to normal activities more quickly
- Experience less discomfort and pain than when drains are used
- Have fewer invasive treatments for fluid management. The results showed that 73% of TissuGlu® patients had no treatments after surgery. However, some patients did require additional invasive treatments including reinsertion of drains.
Clinical studies were performed using TissuGlu®. There were no increased safety risks with the use of TissuGlu® than when drains were used. Potential complications associated with the use of the device and the tummy tuck procedures include seroma (fluid) formation. These complications may require treatments such as drain placement and/or fluid removal by needle, which may be performed in the operating room. Additional potential complications include wound healing issues, rash/redness, surgical site or incision infection, scarring, hematoma (bruise or swelling), incision separation, and immunological reaction.
For full safety information please visit http://tissuglu.com, contact your doctor, or call Cohera Customer Support at 1-800-641-7458.
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is currently approved for sale in the United States for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive received European CE Mark in 2011, where it is approved for large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is not approved for sale in any other region. Any questions related to the indication for use should be directed to your Cohera Medical Account Manager or to Cohera Medical Corporate Clinical Affairs. Refer to the complete TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Directions for Use for prescribing and usage information.