What is the Keller Funnel?
What is the Keller Funnel? Looking similar to a piping bag that is used to ice a cake, the Keller Funnel may just be the icing on top when it comes to Breast Augmentation surgery! The Keller Funnel is an innovative medical device used to assist CosMediTour surgeons with contactless insertion and positioning of breast implants during Breast Augmentation surgery and alleviating the need for contact with the implants.
The Keller Funnel has also been recommended by world-renowned implant manufacturer Mentor as a preventative measure for post-surgery Breast Augmentation complications and for optimal implant longevity.
Potential key advantages of Keller Funnel usage during Breast Augmentation surgery include:
Optimal breast implant insertion
The Keller Funnel’s unique polymeric film with a lubricious hydrophilic coating allows the breast implant to glide easily into position, reducing the need for surgeons to handle the breast implants. It is also believed that excessive handling of the implant may compromise the breast implants’ outer shell barrier, therefore by minimising excessive handling of the breast implant, our surgeons reduce the risk of damage to the implant.
Optimal scarring post Breast Augmentation
With the use of the narrow Keller Funnel implant delivery system, our surgeons generally find the inframammary surgical incision is shorter in length, therefore generally resulting in reduced post-surgery scarring.
Greater visibility for Surgeons during surgery
The transparent clear Keller Funnel allows our surgeons to have greater visibility of the vital, initial implant insertion stages of the Breast Augmentation surgery.
Minimise the risk of contamination and bacteria
The Keller Funnel allows for additional antibacterial measures, decreased breast implant contact, and therefore may reduce the overall risk of post-surgery complications caused by contamination and bacteria.
Reduced risk of capsular contracture
Though rare, it is believed that the leading cause of capsular contracture is implant pocket contamination, which leads to a thin layer of bacteria known as ‘biofilm’ to develop, furthermore causing capsular contracture. By using the Keller Funnel the chance of capsular contracture is thought to be dramatically reduced.
A recent study followed two groups of periareolar Breast Augmentation patients, one group with the use of the Keller Funnel and the other group without the use of the Keller Funnel. The results showed that the capsule contracture rate of the group without the Keller Funnel was 10% and the group with the Keller Funnel was much lower at 1.3%. It was found that the Keller Funnel may reduce the chances of capsular contracture by an impressive 87%. Read the medical study here.
Along with the innovative Keller Funnel device, CosMediTour Surgeons also use a detailed 14 point plan, to assist in reducing associated risks of Breast Augmentation surgery. To find out more about the Keller Funnel or 14-point plan, please speak to your CosMediTour Client Manager or CosMediTour Surgeon.
Disclaimer: Please note any information provided should be used only as an information guide and not CosMediTour giving advice. Please ensure you do your own valid surgery research and seek advice from a general practitioner to enable you to be fully informed about surgery.