Tummy Tuck Scar Treatment Clinical Trial

Posted October 16, 2011 in Home, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Update: Thank you to everyone expressing interest in the clinical trial for tummy tuck scar reduction. The trial has met it’s enrollment goal, so no new participants can be enrolled. If another trial opens up, I will be certain to post the opportunity here on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog.

Original Article:

If you are considering surgery for a Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, you may be interested in a post-surgical incision care research study.

General Information

We are now enrolling patients in a clinical research study to look at an investigational post-surgical incision care dressing used in scar healing. If you are thinking of having a tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty), you may qualify for the clinical research study. The investigational dressing will be applied to one side of your abdominoplasty incision and the other side will be treated will be treated per the normal standard of care.

To Qualify You Must

To qualify you must:

  • be a man or woman between the ages of 18 and 65
  • be willing to participate in the study to evaluate a new dressing 1 week after a tummy tuck procedure
  • not have any known reactions to medical tapes or adhesives
  • not have a history of collagen vascular disease, cutis laxica, connective tissue disease, psoriasis, or lupus
  • not be diagnosed with scleroderma
  • not have a BMI > 30
  • not have had weight loss of >100 lbs. within six months of the tummy tuck procedure
  • not be a current smoker
  • not be taking steroid therapy within 2 months from the date of study enrollment

Study Participation Involves

Study participation involves:

  • study-related procedures and investigational dressing at no charge
  • weekly office visits (lasting approximately 20 minutes) for up to 12 weeks post surgery with application of a new dressing at each visit
  • photographic record taken of the incision at several visits
  • follow-up visits and photographic record at six and 12 months post surgery

Enrolled participants will be compensated for their time and travel at the completion of the study. To learn more about this study give us a call, (925) 943-6353, and schedule a free consultation appointment. We are conveniently located in the San Francisco East Bay Area community of Walnut Creek, California.

This is an IRB controlled study. More information about this clinical trail is also available here.