Original Article: PDF OnlyVeloudios Angela M.D.; Kratky, Vladimir M.D.; Heathcote, J. Godfrey M.B., PH.D., F.R.C.P.C.; Lee, Michael PH.D.; Hurwitz, Jeffrey J. M.D., F.R.C.S.; Kazdan, Martin S. M.D., F.R.C.S.Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: June 1996 - p 89-97 Buy Abstract Summary This article reports the results of an animal study designed to evaluate the usefulness of butyl 2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl) in blepharoplasty skin closure. Bilateral upper and lower lid blepharoplasty skin incisions were made on seven pigs. We compared the wounds closed with 6.0 nylon to those closed with Histoacryl at 1, 2, 4, and 9 weeks postoperatively. The tensile strength of the “glued” incisions was significantly greater than that of the sutured incisions only at the 9-week postoperative interval (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference in bond strength, however, between the two methods at 1, 2 and 4 weeks postoperatively. Histopathologic analyses of sutured and glued wounds were compared at the same designated postoperative periods. No deleterious effects were found in the overall healing of the cutaneous wounds closed with Histoacryl. ©1996The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.