Using the Keller Funnel in Silicone Breast Augmentation
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While many are interested in undergoing breast augmentation procedures to improve their appearance and self-confidence, the process may cause some concern over the safety and potential complications of the procedure. Fortunately, the Keller Funnel technique of inserting silicone breast implants is widely accepted by many medical professionals as a highly simple, quick, and efficient way of carrying out breast augmentation. Using the Keller Funnel in silicone breast augmentation is now an option among the breast augmentation procedures available through Dr. Leslie Stevens.
The Keller Funnel
The technique of using the Keller funnel in the process of inserting breast implants is ingeniously simple. The Keller funnel is a device used in the insertion of silicone implants, and it consists of a nylon structure shaped like a cone that includes a hydrophilic coating along the inside that is meant to lubricate the surface. When the implant is placed in the breast, a saline solution is applied to the hydrophilic coating and the implant is placed in the funnel before being carefully propelled into the breast by the surgeon.
The Keller funnel allows a surgeon to insert implants into the breast while avoiding contact with the skin and breast ducts. This decreases the possibility of any sort of contamination of the implant. Also, the Keller funnel often allows the surgeon to make shorter incisions and to place the implant in a gentler way that minimizes any possible damages to the shell of the implant during the insertion process. The Keller funnel can be used in both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures, and it is a technique that is at the cutting edge of procedural developments in breast augmentation.
When a patient opts for a procedure using the Keller funnel, there are many additional options. The Keller funnel can be used for a variety of types and sizes (up to 800cc) of implants, and anatomical (form stable), smooth round, and textured round implants can all be inserted using the Keller funnel procedure. In addition, the Keller funnel can accommodate both gluteal and pectoral implants. The funnel can be used whether the patient opts for transaxial, periareolar, or mammary fold procedures.
Using the Keller funnel in silicone breast augmentation is often the best way to ensure a simple and effective breast augmentation. Those interested in finding a practitioner who offers the Keller funnel technique will be able to acquire all the information they need on the procedure from the offices of Dr. Leslie Stevens. Dr. Leslie Stevens offers one of the most highly recommended techniques in breast augmentation today by using the Keller funnel.