DR. DANIEL A. KNUTTI, M.D. - FMH Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Biel / Bienne Aesthetic Surgery Clinic (Switzerland)
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!