TissuGlu is an internal surgical adhesive for large flap surgeries, such as abdominoplasties
, that helps reduce fluid accumulation and the need for postsurgical drains.
The 43 per cent of over-35s coming for tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties
, is in the first two months of 2010 at its Belfast clinic compared with the same time last year, with figures still rising, Liz said.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 1992 and 2008 the number of abdominoplasties performed grew by 593%, from 16,810 to 116,512; the number of thigh lifts grew by 731%, from 1,023 to 8,504; and the number of upper arm lifts grew an astounding 2,982%, from 434 to 13,374.
Body Contouring Surgery Skyrocketed Abdominoplasties 593% Thigh lifts 731% Upper arm lifts 2,982% Note: Figures represent percentage increase during 1992-2008.
Dr Cauwenbergh added that, "the subjects continue to be followed with photographic documentation of their incision sites for a direct visual comparison, and biopsies of these sites at the time of the scheduled abdominoplasties
, will allow direct comparison of RXI-109 versus placebo treated sites on a histological level.