26th of October 2016
The Keller Funnel and Breast Augmentation
The latest in Breast Implant Surgery.
The Keller Funnel is a soft clear funnel-shaped device that is used to assist in placing the Breast Implant into the breast pocket.
The Keller Funnel is a device that has revolutionised Breast Augmentation Surgery and has many advantages over placing the implant into the body by hand only.
Some of the benefits include:
- A smaller incision. A smaller scar is always an advantage and improves the overall cosmetic outcome. The Keller Funnel is coated with a substance that allows the implant to glide into position.
- Protection of the implant. The Keller Funnel reduces trauma to the implant and reduces the risk of insertion damage which may increase the longevity of the implant.
- Less infection risk. Eliminating skin contact during insertion reduces bacterial load and infection risk. Reducing excessive manual handling also reduces infection risk.
- Less capsular contraction. Lessen the rate of hardening (capsular contraction) by a combination of less infection, less inflammation, and less implant trauma will improve cosmetic results long term.