How do you create the world’s best clinic for breast surgery?
- creating more predictable results.
- always striving for fewer complications and re-operations.
- providing a better experience before and after surgery.
If everyone agreed on this, all would be well, but today you can see many examples of bad aesthetics and poor judgment, leading to unnecessary complications.
So how do we reach there?
It’s all about being in control.
From the 90s onwards, Dr. Charles Randquist moved away from saline and liquid silicone implants and currently use exclusively form stable silicone implants. This, combined with a “sharper” surgical technique using proprietary surgical instruments, “Instant Stille by Randquist”, resulting in less bleeding, has resulted in better healing and less scarring.
Dr. Randquist follows a model that consists of the 5 P’s in his work:
- Patient selection and education of patients
- Proportional thinking
- Planning for the operation
- Performance during operation
- Post-operative care after surgery
Patient selection and education of patients
A successful clinic is not built by the patients you operate on, but by the ones you chooses not to operate.
As a surgeon, one must have the courage to say “I don’t do it”.
The patient must be given the proper knowledge from trained staff on how to take care of themselves before and after the surgery, not least with regard to diet and nutrition.
Working proportionate means taking into account the patient’s physique, to accurately measure the breasts, as well as to examine in detail the patient’s skin type.
What in the end is considered to be “well-proportioned” breasts is often a matter of taste. The important thing is that you as a surgeon at all times are in control and working under certain guidelines, and that the implants are always placed in the same way.
A well planned operation means that the surgeon carefully examines the patient’s physical conditions concerning any asymmetries in the chest. Then it is important to choose the right implant size and shape, and determine how these should be placed in the body in relation to the unique conditions of the patient.
Performance is about choosing the right surgical instruments and the right equipment to perform the operation in the best possible way. It is also about what steps to take when it comes to keeping a sterile environment and preparing the patient, the surgeon and other staff for the operation. It is also about HOW people move in the operating room. No unnecessary motions and movements which in any way can affect the outcome of an operation, through to the sterile environment being disrupted.
For the absolute best results of a breast surgery, the patient will be started on a special training program already two hours after surgery. This is to counteract the stiffness, help the body to drain the operated area and improve circulation to speed the healing process. To quickly get started with the exercises also reduces pain after an operation.
No special bra or bandage is recommended for the first 3 weeks. After the stitches have been removed, a silicone-based adhesive tape is used for about six months (up to six-month-visit), and we recommend using a unlined bra day and night.
The overall objectives of Victoriaklinken are:
- Security and predictability
- Sound surgical principles
- Having the best short-and long-term results.
To measure the performance is also very important.
If you don’t MEASURE it, you can not MANAGE it!
Therefore, we follow our patients for four years after surgery, and we include a warranty, applicable for five years. If capsular contraction would occur during that period, we re-operate the patient free of charge.