The Keller Funnel for Silicone Gel Augmentation

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One of the greatest innovations in silicone gel breast augmentation surgery is the introduction of the Keller Funnel. This device is a sterile flexible funnel that allows silicone gel implants to be introduced without any contact with the skin, the surgeon’s gloves, or any other instrument. Previously, introducing a gel implant into the pocket required repeated manipulation of the implant in order to squeeze it into the pocket. At the Bougainvillea Clinique, we use the Keller Funnel for every silicone gel breast augmentation procedure. Using this device has the following advantages:

  • The implant is introduced with a complete ‘no-touch’ technique minimizing any risk of implant contamination
  • The implant is introduced in the gentlest possible manner minimizing the risk of damage to the implant
  • Studies indicate that the use of the Keller Funnel decreases the risk of capsular contracture, or hardening
  • Because of the controlled, gentle, and precise nature of the procedure with the Keller Funnel, we are able to use the shortest possible incision

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