Professor Jian Farhadi is one of the world's leading plastic surgeons and specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, as well as post-weight-loss surgery. He is the chair of the London Breast Meeting and the Co-director of the Masters in Breast Surgery Program.
As the Founder of BRA Foundation, he raises awareness about breast reconstruction options for women facing mastectomy. We have plenty to share with you about his mastery and eminence, but let's sum up here with the fact that Dr. Jian Farhadi is the fifth generation in his family to master the art of surgery. It was our pleasure to sit with him this month to talk about Pre & Post Operation phases, as well as health and wellness. Here are the highlights:
Q: Why is pre-operation such a challenging phase for both doctors and patients?
Every athlete prepares for competition at different levels, both physically and mentally. I believe that proper preparation yields faster and better healing. Pre- and post-surgery, I recommend taking Sanbera to make these stages easier.
Q: How do you make sure that the patient's immune system will be able to handle surgery?
Although we cannot strengthen the immune system, we can influence all the damaging factors. With Sanbera supplements, as an example, we can improve a diet low in vitamins and minerals, which can also provide benefits for another problematic factor that is stress, which we can minimize by providing adequate preoperative support and education.
Q: How can patients optimize their healing and recovery process so they can be back to their best as quickly as possible?
Besides supplementing with Sanbera, which contains highly bioavailable ingredients, we also use preoperative heat treatment. The surgical site is heated to 43 degrees for 30 minutes one day before surgery, then cooled down for 30 minutes. The procedure repeats three times. And it leads to the increase of specific proteins, which protects the tissue from damage and leads to increased blood flow.
Q: Are there ways to reduce inflammation after surgery?
The goal during the preoperative period is to reduce the inflammatory response and the development of edema. Antioxidant agents protect against free radicals, promote blood circulation, and increase the production of collagen, which is essential for proper healing. I recommended my patients take Sanbera Reload Time To Time with a premium-quality vitamin C and all B vitamins to optimize tissue remodelling and collagen and elastin production.
After surgery, we continue to support the healing process and ensure functional recovery. Vitamins and minerals play a key role in supporting normal cell proliferation (essential in the recovery phase). As well as promoting wound healing and lymphatic drainage after surgery, it is critical to reducing swelling and edema to sustain and consolidate the results.
Q: Do you have a daily ritual?
Every day, I wake up at 5:30. To start, I take one espresso, half a liter of water, and, of course, Sanbera Essential Men. Then 30 minutes of workout for my back. I then have another espresso and do all my emails before leaving the house at 6:45. In the evenings, I do not work or check emails. It is to spend time with my family.
Q: What is your recommendation for men of any age to include self-care rituals in their daily lives?
For me, every day is very intense and full of variety. Mental preparation for the day and all the events is one of the most effective methods of self-preservation. It reduces stress in everyday life. Instead, it allows me to cope with even the most complex situations with ease. Of course, mental and physical self-care go hand in hand. And exercise, for example, is a physical aspect of self-care. But for me, posture and nutrition are just as important.
Q: What's on the horizon for you you'd like to share with our lovely readers?
We are evaluating the use of hyperbaric oxygenation and infusion therapy in the preoperative phase of fat cell retention. In more detail, the patient would need to be in a hyperbaric chamber three to five times before they have autologous fat transferred. The first experiences are very positive, so we hope to have better results.