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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892


DA-CRUZ, Luis. Da-Cruz Triple Tool: how to make simple and accurate the intramuscular gluteal implant surgery. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.3, pp.233-240. ISSN 1989-2055.

The Da-Cruz Triple Tool is a multifunctional instrument designed for intramuscular gluteal prosthesis implantation that functions as a dissector, retractor and sizer. The Triple Tool is composed of 2 blades that can be articulated together or utilized independently. As a dissector, it achieves the proper depth and thickness of the gluteus maximus muscle through very precise maneuvers that result in minimal trauma. As a retractor, it raises the flap to provide an appropriate view of the pocket, allowing the surgeon to control any bleeding or adhesions. As a sizer, it displays the cephalocaudal dimension and width of the pocket, allowing the surgeon to select the appropriate implant size. Precise dissection, efficient retraction and accurate sizing results in a surgery with better outcomes and faster recoveries. With the appropriate training and proper implementation, any plastic surgeon can obtain consistent successful results performing intramuscular gluteal prosthesis implantation.

Keywords : Gluteal implants; Gluteal dissection; Surgical instruments.

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