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Few new technologies really change any surgical procedure, but the ones that do are often the most simple.  A tool we have recently begun to use more frequently is the Keller Funnel, a tool used to deliver silicone breast implants into a patient with little “trauma” or stretch to the incision.  Saline breast implants are inserted deflated and filled through small incisions and thus the scar can be somewhat smaller in saline augmentations. Saline implants, however, are firmer, less natural and prone to visible “rippling.”  Avoiding the problems with saline implants, while keeping the smaller scar benefit is ideal.  The Keller funnel allows surgeons to insert the pre-filled silicone implant into the breast through the smallest breast incision with little effort and minimal trauma to the tissues. This results in better scars, faster healing, and happier patients!

The funnel functions much like a cake-decorating funnel and it is lined to facilitate the slide of the implant into the breast. The funnel can work with smooth or textured implants as well as the gummy bear implants yet to be released by the FDA into the US market.

Benefits of Using a Keller Funnel

  • Shorter incision lengths
  • Improved comfort and faster healing
  • No-touch technique
  • More choices for incision placement
  • Reduced force on the implant and incision

At Marin Aesthetics we are making every effort to keep up to date on the advances in breast augmentation in San Diego to help provide our patients with the state of the art techniques.  If you are interested in knowing more about your breast augmentation options with either saline or silicone implants – call our San Diego office at 858-638-9800.



*The content in this blog is developed to spread the awareness towards plastic surgery. Our blog is not intended to serve as a replacement for an actual in-office consultation with Dr. Marin. As such, the information within this blog reflects the unique cases of our individual patients.

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In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

We will be offering new patient virtual consultations online and via Skype that can be scheduled through our website or by emailing Also, we will offer follow-up appointments in the same manner to help manage our patients’ concerns while still respecting the need for social distancing.

We appreciate all of your understanding during these difficult times for all of us.

Stay safe,

Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team