Prof. Farhadi’s Breast Surgery pads have replaced the forced air warming system in all patients after a microsurgical breast reconstruction. The patients have described the pads as soft, comfortable and non-scratching.
It gives them safety and security after a traumatic procedure of loosing their breasts.
Comments received from patients:
- It is soft and warm
- It feels nice
- It does not scratch/itch
- It Does not move under the bra
- It gives an optimal possibility to move
- It gives nice temperature
- It feels like it protects the breast
- It is relaxing and gives a feeling of security
Full study by Prof. Jian Farhadi and Dr. Wellmoed Keijzer at ARBS Net:
View Video of First official presentation of Prof. Farhadi Breast Surgery Pads at London Breast Meeting 2018
View explicit Presentation of Prof. Farhadi Breast Surgery Pads at London Breast Meeting 2018
2021 Article by Prof. J.Farhadi in Tatler UK
Prof. Jian Farhadi
Consultant Plastic Surgeon and past Director Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, founder and lead plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Group in London and Zurich.
About Dr. Jian Farhadi:
Prof. Farhadi’s career is characterized by numerous international stations. He is a fifth generation surgeon. He completed his medical studies at the University of Basel and at the Pitié Salpetrière in Paris. This was followed by several years of surgical training at the Regional Hospital Burgdorf and at the Inselspital Bern. Prof. Farhadi entered a research fellowship at Yale University in the USA after obtaining a National Scholarship. He completed his training as a specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at the University Hospital Basel in 2005. During the period of specialist training, he completed another research year in the field of tissue engineering in the Department of Biomedicine. He earned his habilitation in 2007. In 2016, he was awarded the title of professor at the University of Basel.
To pursue his interest in breast surgery, he began a fellowship at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. Following this, Prof. Farhadi was appointed as a Consultant. In 2012 he was elected Department Head. During his tenure, he built the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department into one of the largest in Europe. This included 24 consultant and 34 junior doctors and fellows. During this time, Prof. Farhadi trained numerous specialists in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
“For years surgeons have tried to find methods to improve the blood flow in the skin of the breast and the complex areola and nipple, and thus reduce the risk of complications after a mastectomy.
Different systems for providing heat, such as electric blankets, hot water… all are uncomfortable for the patient and can sometimes pose negative effects, such as skin burns. We found the solution in the use of a pad in merino wool from LANACare, which is placed on the breast the day before surgery. It acts as a thermal blanket, very pleasant and soft to the touch. It increases the temperature in the covered area. And because it is pure wool, which absorbs moisture without feeling wet, the skin may perspire, which is the most important condition for increasing blood circulation.”
Chief of Plastic Surgery Department,
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Hospital del Mar,
About Dr.Jaume Masia
Dr. J.Masia is Chief of Plastic Surgery Department at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. Dr.Masia is a Member of the National Commission of the Speciality of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Subdirección General de Formación Sanitaria, Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 1998 to 2001.
In Norway there are an increased number of women with BRCA mutation, these women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. The treatment is usually prophylactic mastectomy.
I perform many of these types of surgeries in team with a breast surgeon. In these procedures the breast surgeon performs a so called skin sparing mastectomy and I as a plastic surgeon then reconstruct the breast usually using implants together with skin- muscle flaps or with the use of cellular dermal plates. The main problem is that the skin coverage over the implant can be very thin and thus have compromised circulation and decreased thermal abilities. I have used wool pads postoperatively routinely since 2012 to maintain normal body temperature in the breasts and to prevent hypothermia which can lead to yet decreased circulation in the breast skin.
The patients tolerate the pads very good and many continue to use the pads even after many weeks because they find them comfortable and they feel less coldness on the reconstructed breast.”
Dr. Georg Panczel
Head of plastic surgery, Aleris Private Hospital Rogaland, Norway
Consultant Stavanger University Hospital , Stavanger, Norway
Dr. Georg Panczel is a specialist in plastic and hand surgery at Aleris Coloseum Clinic in Stavanger, Norway.
His special field is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in which field he has more than 10 years of experience.
Dr. Panczel has a special competence in reconstructive surgery in connection with breast cancer.
“The pads provide warmth, promote blood flow and potentially reduce ischemic problems to breast skin”
Dr. Irene L. Wapnir MD
Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon, Breast specialist
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio: Dr. Wapnir has extensive experience in breast conserving surgery and innovative techniques related to nipple-sparing mastectomies, making these available to all women. Clinical decision making incorporates access to novel clinical trials that aim to improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.