Faster, Better Healing after Plastic Surgery with Human Fibrin Glue
The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is important. You must consider the benefits of the procedure measured against recovery time, and concerns about how you will look when healing is complete, and what plastic surgeon will produce the look you envision for yourself.
Medical advances in surgical technology have led to the discovery of an incredible surgical product – Human Fibrin Glue. This medical adhesive secures incisions and surrounding tissues to promote faster, better healing. Typically, surgical incisions are closed with sutures (stitches) and drains are placed to expel excess fluid or blood from the surgical site, resulting in annoying and sometimes painful aftercare. However, the post-op process can be simplified with the use of human fibrin glue. At Simoni Plastic Surgery, we regularly use this advanced adhesive in our plastic surgery procedures to benefit our patients.
What is Human Fibrin Glue?
Human Fibrin Glue is a medical-grade adhesive that can be used in conjunction with sutures to close incisions after a cosmetic procedure. It is made up two main compounds: fibrinogen, a clotting protein, and thrombin, the catalyst which triggers the wound sealing process. The sealant can be applied in a spray form, or applied by dripping it directly into the incision.
The compounds in the adhesive form a web of fibers, mimicking the natural knitting of tissue and skin in the final stages of the healing process. The Human Fibrin Glue seals off small blood vessels and ensures that the incisions are closed smoothly and accurately to achieve smoother cleaner results. The substance is naturally decomposed by the body and is resorbed in 10 to 14 days, without the risk of any foreign substances remaining within the incision.
The Many Uses for Human Fibrin Glue
The Human Fibrin Glue can be used in almost any surgery due to its versatile nature, and the benefits it provides patients. Our plastic surgeon uses Human Fibrin Glue in many cosmetic procedures to produce better results in healing. If a surgical procedure involves tightening skin and tissue, as in a facelift, this advanced medical adhesive assists the tightened skin and tissue to heal smoothly, and in the most natural position. The flexible, rubber-like texture makes it appropriate to close incisions on any area of the body. It also seals small capillaries to limit blood or fluid leakage during healing.
How Patients Benefit
The precise application methods of Human Fibrin Glue allow for its use in many surgeries, including complex plastic surgery procedures. Our surgeon can more effectively manipulate the underlying tissue and skin to create the most natural, defined result. The adhesive is applied to the treatment area with various techniques, depending on the size, depth, and location of the incision.
Human Fibrin Glue works to seal off the tiny capillary veins at the incision site, and the use of this adhesive lowers the risk of developing postoperative problems such as hematomas (an abnormal collection of blood out side a vessel). The glue minimizes the spaces left between tissues when an incision is closed, leaving less room for fluids to collect. This can virtually eliminate the need for drains, a significant improvement in postoperative care. The reduction of excess fluid reduces bruising after your procedure, and leads to faster, smoother healing of skin and tissue.
Our Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Payman Simoni is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, who focuses his practice on face and neck procedures. He is a highly-respected for his artistry and skill in plastic surgery in the Los Angeles area and is frequently interviewed as an authority in face and neck procedures by the media, including newspapers, magazines, and TV. Our team of accomplished medical professionals is committed to providing patients with the latest in surgical technology, natural-looking results, better healing, and less downtime with the use of Human Fibrin Glue in our procedures.