Dr. Paul M. Parker is committed to bringing his New Jersey breast augmentation patients the latest and most innovative surgical advances. Use of the Keller Funnel™¸ a new insertion device for silicone breast implants, has many advantages over the traditional digital (finger) insertion.
Inspired by a pastry bag, the Keller Funnel™ was introduced recently by a plastic surgeon in Florida. The device, made of nylon, is a cone shaped sleeve with a slick interior surface that allows the surgeon to propel a silicone breast implant into place without the implant ever touching the skin or surgeon’s gloves. This “no-touch” technique is thought to reduce the potential for infection and capsular contracture.
“Because the Keller Funnel™ incorporates a ‘no-touch’ technique for insertion of a silicone breast implant, it’s ideal to reduce any type of contamination or biofilm formation that could lead to infection or capsular contraction,” explained Dr. Parker.
There are several other advantages to the Keller Funnel™ in addition to the “no-touch” insertion technique. Because of the reduced amount of force necessary to place the implant, patients should sustain less bruising and less post-operative discomfort; the potential for implant rupture is also reduced. Incision areas and corresponding scarring will be smaller, as well as slightly reducing the surgery time.
The Keller Funnel™ can be used with a variety of gel implants during New Jersey breast augmentation breast augmentation procedures and can be sized to accommodate even the largest of implants. The device has been approved for distribution in Europe and is currently expanding into the Latin American and Asian markets.
“The Keller Funnel™ is a benefit to patients and surgeons alike. Rarely do we come across a product that can make a surgical procedure easier for the surgeon, safer for the patient and economical all at the same time,” Dr. Parker stated.
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery believes that patient education is a major factor in a successful surgical experience. Dr. Parker and the staff at the Parker Center spend a lot of time and effort on patient education. Patients are shown animated videos detailing their surgery, learn about the difference between silicone and saline implants, are encouraged to view dozens of before/after photos, read and view patient testimonials as well as speak to former patients about their surgical experience. Dr. Parker believes that having open two-way communication will give patients the best education prior to surgery and optimal patient experience.
To learn more about breast augmentation or any other plastic surgery procedure visit our website at www.parkercenter.net or call 201-967-1212.