INSORB - Resorbable Subdermal Stapler

INSORB is the absorbable, subdermal skin closure device which combines the benefits and cosmetic results of sutures with the efficiency of a conventional stapler.

The INSORB absorbable ataple is comprised of a co-polymer of polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid, which is absorbed over a period of a few months.

The INSORB Advantage

  • Speed: Approximately 7-fold faster than suturing.²
  • Cosmesis: Placed completely under the dermis, achieving excellent cosmetic results with longer lasting eversion.
  • Reduced Complications: Lower risk of wound complications.*
  • Specialised Forceps: The INSORB triple forceps are specifically designed for plastic surgery to provide an optimal closure technique.
  • Fully rebated for private patients

Possible Indications

Abdominoplasty, mastectomy, mammaplasty, FLAP reconstruction, thigh lift, brachioplasty, and other plastic or reconstruction procedures.

Donor‑site closure using absorbable dermal staple for DIEP flaps 6 months post-operative - Different patients.Donor‑site closure using absorbable dermal staple for DIEP flaps 6 months post-operative - Different patients.

The Use of INSORB in Abdominoplasty Closure

INSORB can replace deep dermal sutures in plastic surgery and save significant theatre time, while providing excellent cosmesis. Closure of an Abdominoplasty with INSORB involves:

  • Disrupted supporting sutures - Note: The amount of supporting sutures is up to your discretion.
  • Closure and wound edge approximation achieved with INSORB
  • Final subcuticular running stitch on top

For optimal approximation, use the INSORB triple forceps, specifically designed for plastic surgery.  The forceps allow for an even lift of wound edges and easy closure.

How it works

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Reference Material


1. Han et al. SpringerPlus (2016) 5:363 DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-1988-9

2. Thierry Bron, Gilbert Zakine. Aesthetic Surgery Journal (2015) DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjv224

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