There is a new method of having breast implants done. It is a no touch method that is easier for the doctor and the recovery is faster for the patient.
Silicone for breast implants are closer to real breasts in the way they look and feel. Many times this is the method of choice when having breast augmentation done. However, since they are pre-filled, it can be hard to fit them into the small incision that is made on the breast. On the other side are saline implants that are first inserted and then filled by the doctor with the saline solution.
However, doctors can now use the Keller Funnel No Touch Technique to insert the silicone into the breast. The technique is similar to using a cake decorating bag. The doctor is able to insert the silicone implant into the breast without ever having to actually touch the implant.
It is a very easy procedure and it is surprising it took so long to come up with. The implant itself is placed into the Keller Funnel. The funnel is large at one end and then becomes smaller at the other, again similar to a cake decorating bag. The doctor makes the cut into the breast and the small end of the funnel is placed into the opening. Now the doctor squeezes the large end of the funnel slowly, to work the silicone implant down the funnel and into the breast. The silicone implant is flexible and moves easily down the funnel and into the opening.
Another advantage of using this procedure is that patients have had speedier recovers. Patients have reported that they healed faster and this may be because there is far less trauma to the breasts since the silicone implant is easier to insert. Also, Dr. Drew Ordon of the Doctors, feels that the Keller Funnel Technique may reduce the risk of contracture. Contracture is when hard tissue forms around the implant. A doctor has to press and apply pressure to the area to break the tissue up. This is very painful and uncomfortable for the patient. There is no clear reason why contracture happens in some patients. Theories have been that infections or the talc on the doctor’s gloves may be the reason. The Keller Funnel Technique removes all reasons for the doctor to touch the implant, reducing the risk of infections occurring.