Dermabond is a glue that is rapidly replacing stitches. In fact, there are still many stitches that are placed below the surface of the skin, but on the surface, Dermabond can replace stitches.
I have been using more and more Dermabond, in procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentations, and tummy tucks. Time is saved in surgery, resulting in a shorter time under anesthesia. There are less marks from Dermabond. Finally, the discomfort of removing stitches is avoided with this novel tissue glue.
The next generation of surgeons will be using glue in the skin and deep tissues and will regard sutures as museum pieces.
I’ve recently published a paper in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal about Dermabond.