The reversed glove sleeve: a readily available and cost-effective way to achieve "no touch" breast implant insertion

Anthony S. Barker*, Jenalean Law, Margaret Nicholson, David Collett, Anand K. Deva

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Abstract

The reversed glove sleeve technique is a simple, available, reproducible, and cost-effective method of achieving "no touch" breast implant insertion. It allows a new glove to be used for each side, thus reducing the risk of contamination by reusing a sleeve/funnel for the subsequent implant insertion. The link between bacterial contamination of breast implants and capsular contracture is established. Further prospective evaluation of this technique is underway to show if there is benefit in reducing the risk of capsular contracture.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2650
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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