According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 279,143 breast augmentation procedures performed every year. Although there have been improvements to breast augmentation since the first breast implant procedure in 1962, the procedure can have complications. The most common method of getting the implant into the pocket is the digit method. This means that the surgeon’s fingers push and position the implant. This increases the rate of complications like infection postoperatively. The obvious solution is to never touch the implant to begin with!
To achieve the best results, Dermacare’s Dr. Rod and his surgical team have the highest level of experience with breast augmentation in Arizona. They use the latest techniques and products like the Keller Funnel® 2 that make breast augmentation as safe as possible.
What is a Keller Funnel® 2?
The Keller Funnel® 2 is a silicone gel implant delivery tool designed by a plastic surgeon to facilitate the implant placement procedure for both doctors and their patients. Although it can be used for any type of implant, it’s best known for breast implant placement.
Why does Dr. Rod use the Keller Funnel® 2?
Dr. Rod chooses to incorporate the Funnel® 2 in his breast augmentation procedures because it increases patient safety and simplifies the implant placement. Because this procedure allows a “No-Touch” technique it reduced the chance of complications.
What are the benefits of the Keller Funnel® 2?
The Keller Funnel 2 allows the surgeon to propel a silicone gel implant into the surgical pocket without touching the implant. Designed for surgeons by a surgeon, the Keller Funnel 2 delivers the implant into the surgical pocket with less friction than the traditional finger method. Its simple design allows the surgeon to completely see and control the delivery of the implant.
The implant effortlessly passes through the funnel and into the surgical pocket. Hundreds of thousands of funnels have been successfully used to place silicone gel implants by surgeons around the world.
Benefits of Keller Funnel® 2 include:
- Less friction, faster, more gentle delivery
- Implant is delivered directly into the pocket
- Hydrophilic interior coating creates exceptionally slippery surface, allowing various types of implants to pass through effortlessly
How does the Funnel offer a No-Touch technique?
During breast augmentation, the implant can be poured from its original packaging directly into the Funnel. Once tested and loaded properly, the surgeon places the Funnel tip into the prepared pocket and propels the implant into place.
Are there any biocompatibility issues with the hydrophilic coating?
The Keller Funnel®2 has passed multiple biocompatibility tests, both in vivo and in vitro, thus establishing the biocompatibility of the device.
Does the Keller Funnel cost more?
No. At Dermacare our breast augmentation price is all-inclusive so the cost of supplies including the Keller Funnel 2 are included.
How do I find out more?
The best way to find out if Breast Augmentation with a Keller Funnel is the right option for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rod in person. Please call 623-289-1772 today to schedule your consultation at one of our two locations in Goodyear or Phoenix, Arizona.