The popularity of silicone gel implants has increased significantly over the past several years. For our breast augmentation patients here in Paramus, NJ, Dr. Parker inserts silicone gel implants in well over 90% of his breast augmentation patients due to their soft, natural feel and high degree of patient satisfaction.
However, placing implants requires careful techniques and a skilled, experienced hand. To better serve our breast enlargement patients, the Keller Funnel is Dr. Parker’s top method for inserting silicone gel implants.
What is the Keller Funnel?
The Keller Funnel is a soft, sterile, cone-shaped device made from nylon that makes the placement or insertion of gel implants easier. Studies suggest its use reduces the risks of complications including capsular contracture and the potential for long term implant rupture.
Dr. Parker places the silicone breast implant inside the funnel, and then places the smaller end of the funnel into the prepared breast pocket. This allows the implant to be easily squeezed into place without actually touching the implant itself.
What benefits does the Keller Funnel provide?
Dr. Parker reports the following advantages:
- Decreases surgery time.
- Reduces the length of necessary incisions.
- Lessens trauma to your tissue.
- Limits local stress on the implant shell, which should further reduce implant rupture rates.
- Allows for a no-touch delivery technique, which can reduce biofilms on the implant surface and should lead to a lower rate of capsular contracture.
The Keller Funnel can be used for inframammary, periareolar or transaxillary breast augmentation.
Considering breast implants?
If you prefer the soft, natural feel of silicone gel implants, be sure you’ll be getting the advantages of The Keller Funnel by choosing a surgeon experienced in its use. Dr. Parker and his team have helped countless breast augmentation patients in Paramus, NJ, create the beautiful curves they’ve always wanted.
If you would like to learn more about breast implants and the Keller Funnel technique, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (201) 967-1212.