Breast augmentation accounts for one of the top three surgical procedures that I perform in my New Jersey, Manhattan, and Brooklyn offices. Upon the recommendation of a colleague of mine in Miami, I have recently implemented the Keller Funnel into my surgical armamentarium(www.kellerfunnel.com). This amazingly simple device facilitates the insertion of a silicone implant through a small incision. The funnel minimizes the possibility of iatrogenic injury to the implant during insertion, and decreases local stress on the implant shell.
Furthermore, the funnel allows the surgeon to perform a true “no touch” technique minimizing the possibility of infection, and capsular contracture. This device has enabled me to decrease my standard incision for silicone implants by at least 1.5 cm, and decrease surgery time.
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