How Can Surgical Glue Improve Your Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Posted on October 23, 2009 | by

That’s the question physicians in Germany are trying to answer as clinical trials begin for the new surgical adhesive, TissuGlu®.

Pennsylvania based company Cohera Medical introduced TissuGlu to improve the safety and efficacy of the tummy tuck surgery and other procedures. By adhering the flaps of tissue created during the tummy tuck, accumulation of fluid may be reduced, thereby reducing the likelihood of complications.

Patrick Daly, Cohera Medical president and CEO says, “This unique product will ultimately help surgeons address a critical need and improve patient care.”

40 patients are expected to be enrolled in clinical trials this November to investigate the safety and efficacy of this surgical adhesive.

Tummy tuck surgery

The tummy tuck is a very common cosmetic surgery designed to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, a condition that often appears as a result of weight fluctuations and pregnancy.  To read more about this procedure, click here to see the tummy tuck page of Dr. Samaha in Boston, Massachusetts.