Benefits of the Kennel Funnel Technique for Silicone Breast Implants

Kennel Funnel

Breast augmentation using silicone implants is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States, and new developments are continuously being made to improve the procedure.
The Kennel Funnel is one such development. The Keller Funnel is an FDA-approved device that uses a no-touch technique to make the insertion of silicone implants easier and safer.

Read on as Dr. Alexander Ereso shares five benefits of using the Kennel Funnel for silicone breast implants.

Shorter Incision and Faster Healing

The Keller Funnel is a cone-shaped nylon sleeve that looks similar to a pastry bag. During the procedure, a pre-filled silicone implant is placed inside the funnel. Dr. Ereso makes an incision and places the tip of the Keller Funnel inside. Then, the funnel’s slick inner coating allows the implant to slide into position within the breast pocket.

The incision made using the Keller Funnel needs to accommodate only the tip of the device, so it’s smaller than the incision made during traditional breast augmentation surgery. A smaller incision means a smaller post-operative scar and faster healing with less post-operative pain.

Lower Risk of Infection

During traditional breast augmentation surgery, surgeons use their fingertips to place the implant through the incision into the breast pocket. But as a no-touch procedure, the Keller Funnel makes breast enhancement surgery more sterile, thus lowering the risk of implant contamination, which can lead to an infection.

The Keller Funnel can also lower the risk of capsular contracture, which occurs when the scar tissue that forms around the implant creates a capsule that hardens and squeezes the implant, causing stiffness and pain. Ultimately, capsular contracture can lead to early rupture of your implants.

Less Implant Stress

The slick coating of the Keller Funnel allows surgeons to insert and position the implants using less pressure. This means the implants endure less stress and they are less likely to be weakened during the procedure. Consequently, the Keller Funnel can prolong the life of an implant and make it less likely to rupture.

Faster Procedure

It can take several minutes for a plastic surgeon to position implants properly using the fingertips. But the Keller Funnel cuts down the procedure time, which also expedites your recovery.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Kennel Funnel for silicone breast implants, and whether this technique is right for you, please call or email Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Ereso to schedule a consultation.