We are excited to congratulate Dr. Koenig on being recognized for his expertise and unsurpassed experience in breast augmentation surgery. He recently co-authored an abstract titled, “The Keller Funnel in Primary Breast Augmentation +/- Mastopexy Decreases Complications,” which was approved and accepted by the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons for a presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting held on October 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Koenig collaborated with two plastic surgeons in the Rochester area to write the piece that looks at the low surgical complication rates in breast augmentation and/or breast augmentation with lift procedures when using the Keller Funnel to insert the implants.
Dr. Koenig started using the Keller Funnel in 2010 and immediately found that it was the ideal way to perform a safer breast augmentation procedure for his patients. Since then, he has achieved a record number of complication-free breast implant surgeries with the use of the device, totaling over 500.
What is the Keller Funnel?
The Keller Funnel was developed in 2008 and is a conical-shaped device used to place a silicone breast implant without the transmission of harmful bacteria. Since infection is the primary cause of capsular contracture, a possible complication that occurs in over 15% of breast augmentation procedures, the use of the Keller Funnel greatly reduces the risk of contamination.
This is not the first time that Dr. Koenig has been recognized for his high level of safety and low risk of complications. In a report titled, “Primary Breast Augmentation: A Single Surgeon’s Experience with Nearly 1000 Cases,” Dr. Koenig documented his low complication rates. Presented at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery in 2012 in Boston, he highlighted his capsular contracture rates at .8% versus the national average of 15%. His low complication rates are in part due to the use of the Keller Funnel, among other factors such as a controlled setting with a single surgeon and consistent, meticulous, well-planned patient care.
How does this relate to me as a patient?
When choosing your plastic surgeon, safety and experience are two of the main factors that you want to research. In addition, the use of the Keller Funnel in breast augmentation surgery allows for a smaller incision, reduces scarring, decreases bruising, and minimizes post-surgical swelling. All of these are important considerations when deciding where and with whom to have surgery.
As the leading provider of breast augmentation in our area, Dr. Koenig offers his patients over 24 years of experience in plastic surgery, most importantly, specializing exclusively in breast and body procedures. Breast augmentation is his leading procedure, and over the last 13 years he has performed over 1,600 breast augmentations.
If you would like more information on breast augmentation or to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Koenig, contact the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery at 585.244.1000 or via the website at https://www.quatela.com to speak to a Patient Consultant.