About the Keller Funnel
The Keller Funnel
The Keller Funnel is a cone-shaped device that allows your surgeon to use a no-touch delivery technique, which is believed to reduce capsular contracture, a painful complication associated with breast augmentation procedures.
Would You Try to Push a Water Balloon Through a Buttonhole?
Silicone gel implants are a lot like really tough water balloons. Up until now, surgeons have needed to poke the implants by hand through small incisions, potentially bruising surrounding tissue and weakening the implant shell.
The Keller Funnel has a special interior coating that creates a super slippery surface. Once the Funnel tip is placed through the incision, the surgeon quickly propels the implant gently into place with minimal force, bypassing the implant’s contact with the skin.
Shorter Incision Lengths
The Keller Funnel™ allows for shorter incision lengths. Since silicone gel breast implants are all prefilled, the larger the implant, the larger the incision needs to be. This device allows the implants to be placed through smaller incisions than would be possible without the funnel.
Less Time in the Operating Room
The Keller Funnel™ not only allows a no-touch technique, but it can also trim the amount of time you are under anesthesia. Some surgeons say that it can lessen surgery time for up to 10 minutes.
Increased Options for Implant Placement
Easier insertion through smaller openings offers more opportunities for your doctor to conceal the incisions. This is especially useful for women who may scar easily.
Minimize the Potential for Implant Damage
According to an engineering study conducted by Keller Medical, Inc., the Keller Funnel uses less force than traditional implant insertion methods. Less force means less stress on the implant shell, which reduces both short and long-term complications associated with mishandled implants.
Informed Women Ask For The Keller Funnel
What to Ask Your Surgeon
Why, you may be asking yourself, is this beneficial to me? Ask your surgeon about the benefits of using the Keller Funnel. Be sure to cover these discussion points:
- Incision lengths
- Bruising and post-operative discomfort
- Force used to place the implant & rupture potential
- Surgery time
- Infection-based complications
Informed women ask for the Keller Funnel – If you would like to have a Keller Funnel used for your procedure, please ask your surgeon during your personal consultation.