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Lipedema

About one out of ten women is affected by a "...disease that everyone sees and hardly anyone knows."

Our Clinic

The LipoClinic is the world leader in the surgical treatment of lipedema. An estimated  2,500 surgeries  are performed here annually following a standardised surgery protocol developed by its surgeons.

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The LipoClinic is committed to an intensive research of lipedema.

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We are here for you! Simply call us (phone: +49 208 444 759 81) or fill out our contact form.

 

Our experienced surgeons possess knowledge in a wield field of expertise and training background. Based on a substantial range of medical disciplines and their many years of clinical practice, they bring significant added value to lipedema therapy.

 

Our partners, networks and cooperations at a glance. Taking responsibility together to optimise the treatment standards of lipedema.

Successful treatment of lipedema at the LipoClinic Dr. Heck. The long ordeal of the patient’s suffering is often characterised by ignorance and a lack of understanding of the disease and subsequently how it affects the quality of life of those diagnosed with lipedema. With our many years of experience, we help to successfully treat the lipedema and support our patients in taking the step into their "new life".

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Our employees focus on your well-being and work towards making your life as pain-free as possible! Helping you on your way to a new life is our main goal.

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At the beginning of the 2000s, Dr. Falk-Christian Heck first came into contact with a previously unknown disease – lipedema. The clinical picture of the affected women was met with neither acceptance nor understanding by the doctors. Even today, in many cases lipedema is still misdiagnosed as overweight or obesity (adiposity). The disease often remains undetected for a long time. Those affected suffer from shame, self-reproach and frustration.

As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Heck developed a completely new and sustainably effective surgical method, the lipedema surgery (lipo-decompression), which

  • stops the lipedema
  • is a pain-free surgery
  • eliminates the need for compression garments
  • improves the quality of life

These are still our goals today at the LipoClinic!

FAQs

What does pain feel like with lipedema

Which doctor can diagnose lipedema?

Why is MLD so important for lipedema?

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Flat-knitted compression garment for lipedema? Part 2

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Lipedema & Pregnancy

Lipedema & Sport

Costs of a lipedema liposuction

Since September 2019, health insurance companies have been covering the costs of medical liposuctions for very severe stage III cases. However, patients must meet certain requirements to obtain a coverage by the health insurance. Each patient is different and the treatment at the LipoClinic is individually tailored. The costs for a lipedema surgery therefore depends on the complexity of the surgery and the aftercare required.

We are here for you! You can gladly call us at +49 208 44475981 or contact us by filling out our contact form.

If you decide to proceed with the treatment at the LipoClinic, we kindly ask you to consider the following:

  • You need a flat-knitted custom-made compression garment in compression class 2. This can be prescribed by your phlebologist or family doctor.
  • For treatment, a diagnosis for lipedema must be provided in a written form by an external specialist for lipedema (e.g. a phlebologist or lymphologist)
  • For reasons of anaesthesia eligibility, your body weight should be below 130kg. If your weight is higher, we will be happy to advise you on alternative approaches.

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