As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Roanoke, VA, Dr. Enrique Silberblatt is able to achieve smaller breast augmentation scars when using the Keller Funnel™. Dr. Silberblatt says the funnel allows him to use a smaller incision for silicone breast implants, which also results in quicker placement of the implant, less bruising, and reduced post-operative pain for his breast augmentation patients.
Enrique Silberblatt, MD, FACS is now able to perform breast augmentation procedures with smaller scars at his Roanoke, VA plastic surgery practice. As the latest technological advancement in breast implant delivery, Dr. Silberblatt says the Keller Funnel™ allows him to use smaller incisions similar to those used with saline breast implants because of a special interior coating . He adds that the funnel not only allows for smaller incisions, but allows for quicker placement of the breast implants, and leads to less bruising and post-operative discomfort.
Scarring can have a significant impact on patient satisfaction with any cosmetic enhancement procedure, especially those patients undergoing breast augmentation in Roanoke, according to Dr. Silberblatt. He says the Keller Funnel™ effectively limits the amount of scarring because the cone-shape and hydrophilic interior coating allow him to propel the implant into place with minimal pressure. The Keller Funnel™ also allows Dr. Silberblatt to avoid skin contact when placing the implant. He says this is an important benefit of the funnel because residual bacteria on the skin or in the breast tissue can increase the risk of capsular contraction.
Ultimately, Dr. Silberblatt says patient safety and satisfaction are his top priorities, adding that the Keller Funnel™ is simply another reason he strives to maintain a constant connection to the cutting-edge of the plastic surgery industry. When he considers the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which show a majority of Americans now approve of cosmetic enhancement, he says he believes the approval rating will continue to rise as innovative devices such as the Keller Funnel™ lead to a positive experience within the industry.
About Enrique Silberblatt, MD, FACS
Dr. Enrique Silberblatt earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Miami, his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Silberblatt is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons among others.
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