Sweet and Simple Magazine: Have you ever thought about getting a tummy tuck? I have!

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Have you ever thought about getting a tummy tuck? I have!

Thanks to TissuGlu® for sharing this medical advancement and the Mom It Forward Influencer Network sponsorship of mamachallenge.com. All opinions are my own of course :) 
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Have you ever thought about getting a tummy tuck? I certainly have a few times. First, I'm a mother of twins. I had high hopes that if I put enough of the right cream on my stomach I would get away with never having stretch marks and that my skin would naturally bounce back and be just like it was before having twins. Boy was I wrong! I was doing great right up to the end and then the babies dropped. Huge purple and red stretch marks appeared and my stomach never went back. Now years later I am still thinking about getting that tummy tuck.

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One of my hang-ups was the drains. This part didn't sound too appealing to me. Look at the image above. Can you imagine having these tubes coming out of your body just below your incisions? My son recently had an abdominal surgery and the doctor used a topical adhesive to keep the incision closed rather than stitches. I had no idea this was even possible. Then I heard about TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive for abdominoplasty or tummy tucks. This is a game changer, friends.

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Did you know:


  • TissuGlu is the first surgical adhesive 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 and cumbersome during recovery. They can be awkward to hide under your clothes and require maintenance like emptying and measuring fluid. Drains may cause additional scarring, and removal can sometimes be painful. Drains may be in place for 1-3 weeks, depending on your procedural plan. 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. 95% of patients prefer a drain-free procedure.

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Get more information about TissuGlu by going to their website: www.tissuglu.com

After learning about having TissuGlu® as an option for stomach surgery having a tummy tuck doesn’t sound too bad to me. It is definitely something I am looking into once I get down to my goal weight. What do you think?

Important TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Safety Information:

Indication
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty.
Contraindications
Do not use in patients with known or suspected allergies to urethane-based or isocyanate-containing products.
Warnings
  • 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 aspiration.
Benefits
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.
Risks
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.
Safety Information:
For full safety information please visit http://tissuglu.com, contact your doctor, or call Cohera Customer Support at 1-800-641-7458.
Disclaimer:

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.