Breast implant surgery recently became a bit better for both doctor and patient, or at least that is the case in Dr. Robert Morin’s hands. The esteemed plastic surgeon has been using the Keller Funnel for almost 3 years and he believes that the results are impressive.
The Keller Funnel is a single use, cone-shaped device that assists in the delivery of pre-filled silicone implants during breast augmentation procedures. Surgeons who use the Funnel can offer patients a “no-touch” technique that has been shown to prevent contamination of the implant.
“The Keller Funnel allows me to place a silicone gel implant into a breast pocket through a very small incision. The device prevents both trauma to and contamination of the implant by maintaining this “no-touch” environment,” says Dr. Morin. The less contact the implant has with a patient’s skin, the less chance there is of implant contamination. “This device allows us to place silicone implants through a periareolar incision on almost any patient.” In the past, this approach may not have been possible in women with extremely small nipple areola complexes.
The surgeon opens the sterile, double-pouched packaging of the funnel and activates the hydrophilic coating by submerging it in an antibacterial saline solution. This makes the interior of the funnel slippery. The implant is then placed directly into the Funnel, which is trimmed to size according to the volume of the implant. The surgeon then places the small end into the prepared breast pocket and with a squeezing motion, the implant is easily propelled into place.
Using the funnel may decrease surgery time, trauma to the implant, scar length, and the possibility of complications.
Dr. Robert Morin offers the “no-touch” technique in both Manhattan and Hackensack, New Jersey. Contact Dr. Morin’s office directly for more information about the “no touch” breast augmentation technique, at 212-740-7500, 201-488-3422 or visit his website at www.robertmorinplasticsurgeon.com
About Dr. Morin
Robert J. Morin, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon currently practicing in New York, NY and Hackensack, NJ. A graduate of New York Medical College, he is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He also served as Vice President of the college chapter of the American Medical Association. He completed his combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, serving as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident.
In addition, Dr. Morin pursued his special interest as a Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellow at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Morin has presented his research all around the world and he has performed surgery on children in many developing countries. Dr. Morin has offices in New York and New Jersey and can be reached at (212) 740-7500 and (201) 488-3422 respectively, as well as online at http://www.robertmorinplasticsurgeon.com/.