Arion Laboratories visit in Côte d'Azur

In June, staff members from the Biel Aesthetic Surgery Clinic travelled to Sophia Antipolis, France's own "Silicon Valley" between Cannes and Nice, to visit Arion Laboratories, producers of high-quality breast implants. The group included Léonie Schwab (Patient Reception Coordinator), Mirjam Vonarburg (Operating Room Manager), Dr. Eva Knajbl (Anaesthesiologist), Dr. Irina Phillot (Aesthetic Medecine) and Dr. Daniel Knutti (FMH Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, as well as accomplished pilot). The group landed early in the day at Cannes Airport and travelled the short distance to the Arion facility, just 20 minutes away, where Mr. Josef Zedong, Director of International Sales, greeted them. He then gave them a short presentation on company history and development over the past 50 years, leading to how modern implants are produced today. The clinic staff was then shown the actual process used in manufacturing, and the precision, care and state-of-the-art equipment were very impressive. After their visit, the team enjoyed lunch in the garden of a fine restaurant nearby, in fabulous sunny weather so typical of the South of France. They then made their way back to Cannes Airport for a quick (less than an hour) trip back to the Grenchen airfield, near Biel. The trip was a highly educational and interesting experience, and will provide our patients with the most up-to-date advice possible, next time they visit our clinic!

ICAPS Event in Amsterdam

This year's ICAPS (International Confederation of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) congress was held in Amsterdam, last June 18 to 23. ICAPS is an international society of experienced plastic surgeons where membership is only possible by invitation, and only two surgeons are admitted, by country.

Various novelties were presented and discussed at the Amsterdam event. A key moment was a special course at one of the world's most-renowned anatomical laboratories, at the University of Rotterdam, where Dr. Knutti demonstrated his latest facelift technique in front of the other specialists.

From left to right, group shot below: Abel de la Pena (Mexico), Gaston Maillard (Switzerland), Darryl Hodgkinson (Australia), Russel Walton (South Africa), Assistant, Richard Scott (South Africa), Antonio de la Fuente (Spain), Daniel Knutti (Switzerland), Steven Gilbert (New Zealand), Aldo Miro (Brazil), Maarten Fechner (Holland)

Dr. Knutti also gave two presentations on the topical subjects of cryolipolysis and new techniques of anesthesia in minor facial surgery procedures.

New! Ultra-light breast implant!

Our clinic now also offers the new B-Lite ultra-light breast implants, as an alternative to the standard, well-known 100% silicone gel implants. Using a mixture of silicone gel and fine borosilicate beads as filler, the new implants give a weight reduction up to 25% from standard implants. The filler is highly durable and can provide a more comfortable experience, especially in larger volumes.

On your next appointment, don't hesitate to ask us about B-Lite ultra-light breast implants!

Flyer B-Lite auf Deutsch (PDF)

Flyer B-Lite in English (PDF)

Kyoto 2016 ISAPS Congress

The 23rd Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (the largest of its field with over 3000 members) was held in Kyoto (Japan) in October 2016.

Dr. Knutti had the honour of being invited as a speaker, where he gave a talk on his technique of minimally-invasive face lifting and its highly convincing results. During the official opening ceremony, the gathering had the opportunity to hear a conference by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 2012, speaking about his latest discoveries. Dr. Yamanaka's presence at the event was decidedly a highlight of the Kyoto congress.

With its roughly 2,000 temples -- many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as its palaces, gardens and architectural wonders, Kyoto is considered an important cultural centre of Japan.

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Needling - Mesotherapy

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Needling is a specialized form of mesotherapy. A small amount of the patient's own blood is centrifuged to enhance its platelet content, and the resultant enriched plasma is reintroduced into the skin, using a multi-needle speciality medical device. The PRP Needling technic, used mostly on the face and décolleté areas, is relatively painless and leaves no scars.

After just 24 hours, the skin begins to show new freshness and tone. Complete treatment stimulates a patient's own synthesis of collagen and brings about a finer, smoother, tighter skin surface.

Annual meeting focused on facelift technics

The annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery was held on Sep. 9-10, 2016 in Lausanne. One of the main topics this year was the evolution of current facelift procedures.

Dr. Knutti reported on the current state of this speciality, with a particular focus on "light" and durable facelift technics.


Facelift conference speakers at the annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, in Lausanne.

From l. to r., Dr. Quinodoz (Geneva), Dr. Belhaouari (Toulouse), Dr. Knutti (Biel), Dr. Hodgkinson (Sydney, AU) and Dr. Toth (San Francisco, USA)

International perspective at Cali (Colombia) congress

Dr. Daniel Knutti, appointed Professor six years ago by the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, was a guest speaker at an international conference in Cali (Colombia) organised by Dr. Lina Triana, current President of the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Knutti gave a lecture on state-of-the-art breast augmentation technics, followed by another lecture on the art of gentle and natural-looking facelifts. Foreign guest speakers included specialists from the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Switzerland. The broad exchange of ideas and experience is very important for the advancement of aesthetic surgery in general, and is intensely supported by Dr. Knutti.

Dr. Knutti in "WellnessLive" Magazine

Dr. Knutti in "WellnessLive" Magazine (auf Deutsch) PDF

Cooltech - Localized fat elimination through cold!

The adipolysis treatment is painless and non-invasive. It uses the localized application of extreme cold directly on fat cells, which are then eliminated through the body's natural elimination processes.

The first results begin to show about 15 days after treatment, with the final result usually visible after 2-3 months. One to five treatments are recommended per body area, every 4-8 weeks.

An end to accumulated body fat, which simply melts away!

Radical circular liposuction with full tummy tuck

In early May, Dr. Knutti visited his long-time friend Dr. Joe Hunstad, in North Carolina (USA). Dr. Hunstad is known internationally for various new developments and techniques in aesthetic surgery.

Together, Dr. Knutti and Dr. Hunstad operated on a female patient, using a radical new technique. A circular, all-round liposuction was performed on the patient's back, around her waist and her stomach, followed by a complete tummy tuck. This new method achieves excellent results in bringing back a person's former figure. It is especially interesting for persons in middle age, or after childbirth.

Ask us about this new technique of radical, circular liposuction combined with full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)!

Tag der offenen Tür / Journée Portes ouvertes

Tag der offenen Tür (PDF)

Samstag, 4. Juni 2016, 9-15 Uhr

  • Cooltech - Fett weg durch Kälte
  • Dauerhafte Haareentfernung
  • Klinikrundgang um 11 und 13 Uhr
  • 3D Simulator für Brustvergrösserung
  • Op-Saal Besichtigung
  • Klassische Schönheitsberatungen

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch in der Klinik!

Journée Portes ouvertes (PDF)

Samedi, 4 juin 2016, 9h-15h

  • Cooltech - vaincre la graisse par le froid
  • L'épilation définitive
  • Tour de la clinique à 11h et 13h
  • Simulation 3D d'augmentation mammaire
  • Visite de la salle d'opération
  • Conseils de beauté

Nous nous réjouissons de vous revoir ou de vous rencontrer.


From Feb. 17-22, 2016, Dr. Knutti attended the Annual Congress of ICAPS (International Confederation of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) in New Zealand. His three presentations at the congress were entitled Facelift Surgery, Breast Surgery and the new "Cross Punch" Hair Transplantation technique developed at his clinic in Biel, Switzerland.

Numerous well-known plastic surgeons from around the world were also present, including:

  • Dr. Ana Bandinanaz, Brazil
  • Dr. Bryan Mendelson, Australia
  • Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson, Australia
  • Dr. Gaith Shubailat, Jordan
  • Dr. Jose Abel de la Pena Selcedo, Mexico
  • Dr. Joseph Hunstad, USA
  • Dr. Richard Halley-Stott, South Africa
  • Dr. Russell Walton, South Africa
  • Dr. Stephen Gilbert, New Zealand
  • Dr. Tom Roberts, USA

The continuous exchange of knowledge and experience in an international environment ensures that Dr. Knutti can offer the latest and best treatment methods, at his own private clinic.