Use of BioGlue surgical adhesive for brow fixation in endoscopic browplasty

Douglas M. Sidle, Benjamin M. Loos, Alexander L. Ramirez, Sheldon S. Kabaker, Corey S. Maas*

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Objective: To determine the efficacy, longevity, and safety of BioGlue Surgical Adhesive for periosteal fixation in endoscopic browlifts. Methods: Retrospective review of 80 patients who underwent endoscopic browlift using BioGlue as the primary means of periosteal fixation. Visits were categorized as preoperative, 1 to 2 months, 3 to 6 months, and 7 to 12 months, and photographs of the first 15 patients were evaluated for change in brow position at each of these visits. Brow position was measured at the lowest brow hairs at the midpupillary and lateral canthus positions. Follow-up was 3 months to 3 years. Results: All of the first 15 patients were included in the 1- to 2-month postoperative grouping, 13 in the 3- to 6-month grouping, and 10 in the 7- to 12-month grouping. At all postoperative visits, brow elevation was significantly maintained during 12-month follow-up. Revision has been required in only 1 of 80 patients to date. Conclusions: BioGlue is an effective and safe method of maintaining brow position in endoscopic browplasty. Brow elevation achieved using BioGlue was significantly maintained during the 7- to 12-month postoperative period. Tissue adhesives such as BioGlue have the potential to become significant adjuncts in facial plastic surgery and warrant more critical evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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