Dr. med. Falk-Christian Heck

Medical Specialist in General Surgery, Medical Specialist in Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics, Medical Specialist in Sports Medicine

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Falk-Christian heck

Foundation of LipoClinic Dr. Heck · September 2015
in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Foundation of Praxis für Lipödem-Chirurgie · September 2005
in Essen, Germany

First surgery of lipedema · 2002 in Mülheim an der Ruhr


Medical Specialist in Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery · 2009 
Minimum-invasive image-guided pain therapy of the spine at the "Rückenzentrum Friedrichstrasse Mülheim" with the department for medical reinforcement therapy; manual therapy and therapy based on Liebscher&Bracht

Head of Department  · 7/2001 - 12/2002 
Department for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Oberhausen, Germany

Plastic Surgery 
Occupation of 6 months at the Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil Bochum, Germany, Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery and Center for patients with severe burn injuries 

Medical Specialist in Trauma Surgery · 2000 
Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil Bochum, Germany; Trauma Centre for severely injured with an intensive care unit; spinal injuries, chronic inflammation of the bones

Medical Specialist in General Surgery · 1998
Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Oberhausen, Germany; 
Focus on hip and knee endoprosthetics, arthroscopy

PhD (doctoral thesis) 
Universitäts-Kinderklinik Essen: Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis of Congenital Malformations in Children of the Kidneys and the Urinary Tract

University · 1985 - 1991
Studies in Medicine in Essen, Germany


Memberships:
Honorary member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

    Dr. med. Marion Heck

    Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

    LipoClinic Dr. Med. Marion heck

    Practicing Lipedema Surgeon · since 2013
    Regular surgical activity and training in the practice for lipedema surgery at Lipoclinic, by Dr. med. Falk-Christian Heck

    Gynaecologist at ‘Praxis am Dom’ · 2007 - 2018
    Establishment and foundation of the gynaecological group practice "Praxis am Dom" in Essen

    Medical Specialist at the Essen-Süd Clinics · 2004 - 2006
    Focus on alternative birth assistance, Senology, reconstructive Breast Surgery under the supervison of Dr. med. Rotthaus

    Medical Specialist at St. Elisabeth Hospital (Prof. Dr. med. Jensen) · 2003
    Foundation and certification of the University Breast Center Essen (UBZE)

    PhD (Doctoral Thesis) · 2002
    University Women's Hospital Essen (Universitäts-Frauenklinik Essen): Therapy of endometriosis with the GnRh agonist nafarelin acetate with special consideration of the clinical long-term course

    Medical Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics · 1997 - 2002
    St. Elisabeth-Hospital Bochum under the supervision of Dr. med. Strunz Focus: Perinatal medicine, Senology, Breast Surgery

    Assistant Physician · 1995 - 1997
    General and Trauma Surgery in Essen under the supervision of Professor Dr. med. Peitsch and Oberhausen (Dr. med. Schlösser)

    Studies · 1988 - 1995
    Studies in Medicine in Essen, Germany


    Memberships:
    Member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

      Dr. med. Thomas Witte

      Medical Director, Medical Specialist for General Surgery, Medical Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery

      LipoClinic Dr. Med. Thomas Witte

      LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since February 2017
      Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

      Senior Physician at the Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil Bochum · 2016 - 2017
      Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Severe Burns Injuries under the supervision of Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Lehnhardt

      Medical Specialist at the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Duisburg · 2009 - 2016
      Clinic for Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Centre for Severe Burns Injury under the supervision of  Dr. med. F. Jostkleigrewe/ Prof. Dr. med. H. H. Homann (with rotation stay in the Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery of the Florence Nightingale Hospital Kaiserswerth under supervision of Prof. Dr. med. J. Liebau)

      Assistant physician, Catholic Clinics Essen North · 2004 - 2008
      Clinic for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery under the supervision of  Prof. Dr. med. G. Omlor

      Internship in the Florence Nightingale Hospital Kaiserswerth · 2003 - 2004
      in the Department of Hand and Trauma Surgery, supervised by Dr. med. U. Gras

      Internship in  Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn · 2003
      in the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, under the supervision of  Dr. med. A. Kondoch

      Studies · 1996 - 2002
      Study of human medicine in Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

      Professional qualifications:
      2002 Postgraduate training (Residency)
      2004 Licence to practise as a doctor
      2008 Specialist for General Surgery
      2012 Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
      2014 Additional qualification in Hand Surgery
      Expertise in Rescue Service expertise
      Expertise in Radiation Protection

      Memberships:
      Full member of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons DGPRÄC
      German Society for Wound Healing and Wound Treatment DGfW/Lipedema Group 
      Interplast Germany
      Member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

      Lectures and publications:
      Witte T, Mannil L, Zeitter S, Homann H: Medical Needling: Experiences and results in the therapy of large burn scars. Plastic Surgery 1/ 2015 36-40

      Witte T, Mannil L, Onallah R, Homann H: Autologous fat injection for fascia-adherent burn scars. Plastic Surgery 2/ 2015 89-93

      Mannil L, Witte T, Gerharz CD, Jostkleigrewe F, Homann HH: Intraosseous Tophaceous Gout of the Hand: Case Report and Literature Review. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2015 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]

      Mannil L, Martin W, Dahmen J, Witte T, Juten PG, Deneken F, Räder M, Homann HH: Arthroscopic treatment for ulnar-sided TFCC-tears. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. First online: 13 November 2015

      Various lectures on the topic of burn treatment and medical needling DAV 2011, DGPRÄC 2014/ 2015, DGPRÄC National Association Meeting 2014, DGCH 2015, BGU Children's Trauma Symposium 2014, lectures on the topic of autologous fat injection of scars and contour defects DAV 2015, Working group "The severely burned child" 2016, Lipedema surgery Airport-Meeting 2017, Circulatory reaction after liposuction for lipedema DGL 2017, Organization and chair of the Lipedema Session at the annual meeting of the DGPRÄC 2018 in Bochum

        Dr. med. Brigitte Habermalz

        Medical Specialist for General Surgery, Lymphology

        LipoClinic Dr. Med. Brigitte Habermalz

        LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since November 2017
        Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

        Hanseatic Clinic Lübeck · 2017
        Consults patients, provides surgical treatment for lipedema

        CG Lympha Cologne · 2016 
        Since the beginning of 2016, she has been intensively dedicated exclusively to the surgical treatment of lipedema

        Clinic for Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery · 2008 - 2016
        City of Cologne Clinics

        Institute for Research in Surgical Medicine · 2007 - 2009
        University of Witten/Herdecke

        General and Trauma Surgery · 1999 - 2003
        Hospital St. Joseph-Stift Bremen

        Study of human medicine · 1992 - 1999
        Medical University of Lübeck

        PhD. (Doctoral Thesis):
        Historical examination of damage patterns and brain tissue reactions after intracranial application  of an ultrasonic aspirator

        Professional qualifications: 
        General Surgery, Lymphology 
        Specialist Surgery 
        Rescue Service Expertise
        Radiation Protection Expertise
        Ultrasound Diagnostics Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
        Ultrasound Diagnostics of  Abdomen and Retroperitoneum
        External Work in Brazil
        Preparation and implementation of workshops on EbM at international congresses

        Memberships:
        Member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)
        Member of BDC (Berufsverband Deutscher Chirurgen)
        Member of the German Society of Lymphology (DGL)

        Publications:
        Habermalz B, Sauerland S, Decker G, Delaitre B, Gigot JF, Leandros E, Lechner K, Rhodes M, Silecchia G, Szold A, Targarona E, Torelli P, Neugebauer E: Laparoscopic Splenectomy: The Clinical Practice Guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Surg Endosc. 2008 Apr;22(4):821-48. doi: 10/1007/s00464-007-9735-5. Epub 2008 Feb 22.

        Habermalz B, Sauerland S: Clinical effectiveness of selective granulocyte, monocyte adsorptive apheresis with the Adacolumn device in ulcerative colitis. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 May;55(5):1421-8. doi: 10/1007/s10620-009-0845-x. Epub 2009 Jun 11

        Neugebauer EA, Becker M, Buess GF, Cuschieri A, Dauben HP, Fingerhut A, Fuchs KH, Habermalz B, Lantsberg L, Morino M, Reiter-Theil S, Soskuty G, Wayand W, Welsch T: EAES recommendation on methodology of Innovation Management in endoscopic surgery. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Surg. Endosc. 2010 Jul;24(7):1594-615. doi: 10/1007/s00464-009-0818-3. Epub 2010 Jan 7

        Neugebauer EA, Morino M, Habermalz B: Surgical Research or comic opera? Let’s give answers! Surg Endosc. 2008 Jun;22(6):1411-2. doi: 10/1007/s00464-008-9906-z. Epub Apr 9.

        Sauerland S, Walgenbach M, Habermalz B, Seiler CM, Miserez M: Laparoscopic versus open surgical techniques for ventral or incisional hernia repair. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Mar16;(3):CD007781. doi: 10/1002/14651858.CD007781.pub2. Revie

          Dr. med. Matthias Waldmann

          Specialist for surgery, Specialist for visceral surgery

          LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since September 2019
          Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

          Proctology Centre Hamburg · 2014 - 2019
          Surgeon and coloproctologist

          Asklepios Clinic St. Georg · 2011 - 2014
          Section head of proctology and functional senior physician in general, visceral and vascular surgery under CA PD Dr. M. Kapischke

          Asklepios Clinic North - Heidberg · 2010 - 2011
          Section head proctology and specialist in general, visceral and vascular surgery
          under CA Prof. Dr. K.

          Asklepios Clinic St. Georg · 2007 - 2010
          Resident and specialist at the Surgical Traumatology Centre under CA Prof. Dr. Ch. Eggers & CA Prof. Dr. T. Schildhauer

          Pinneberg Hospital · 2004 - 2007
          Resident at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Head Physician Dr. U. Nahrstedt

          University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen · 2001 - 2003
          Internship, Medical Clinic I (Cardiology), CA Prof. Dr. med. P. Hanrath

          Study of human medicine · 1994 - 2001
          RWTH-Aachen

          Professional qualifications:
          Specialist in surgery
          Additional qualification in proctology
          Specialist in visceral surgery
          Additional qualification in special visceral surgery
          Specialist in emergency medical services
          Specialist in radiation protection

          Memberships:
          Association of North German Surgeons (NDC)
          German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
          Treasurer of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

          Publications:
          Stochastic behavior of atrial and ventricular intrinsic cardiac neurons.
          Waldmann M, Thompson GW, Kember GC, Ardell JL, Armour JA.
          J Appl Physiol (1985). 2006 Aug;101(2):413-9. Epub 2006 Apr 27.

          Selective increase of cardiac neuronal sympathetic tone: a catheter-based access to modulate left ventricular contractility.
          Zarse M, Plisiene J, Mischke K, Schimpf T, Knackstedt C, Gramley F, Mühlenbruch G, Waldmann M, Schmid M, Hatam N, Graf J, Schuster D, Hanrath P, Pauza D, Schauerte P.
          J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Oct 4;46(7):1354-9.

          Postfibrillatory enhancement of left atrial contractility after short paroxysms of atrial fibrillation.
          Zarse M, Schauerte P, Mülenbruch G, Waldmann M, Plisiene J, Schimpf T, Mischke K, Sinha AM, Knackstedt C, Schödube FA, Hanrath P, Stellbrink C.
          Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2004 May;27(5):579-85.

          Surgery modifies cardiac sensory transduction.
          Waldmann M, Chen RP, Armour JA.
          J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec;126(6):1792-7.

          Dilatation of the pulmonary veins in atrial fibrillation: a transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation.
          Knackstedt C, Visser L, Plisiene J, Zarse M, Waldmann M, Mischke K, Koch KC, Hoffmann R, Franke A, Hanrath P, Schauerte P.
          Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003 Jun;26(6):1371-8.

          Porcine intrinsic cardiac ganglia.
          Arora RC, Waldmann M, Hopkins DA, Armour JA.
          Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2003 Mar;271(1):249-58.

          Catheter stimulation of cardiac parasympathetic nerves in humans: a novel approach to the cardiac autonomic nervous system.
          Schauerte P, Mischke K, Plisiene J, Waldmann M, Zarse M, Stellbrink C, Schimpf T, Knackstedt C, Sinha A, Hanrath P.
          Circulation. 2001 Nov 13;104(20):2430-5.

          Effect of biphasic shock duration on defibrillation threshold with different electrode configurations and phase 2 capacitances: prediction by upper-limit-of-vulnerability determination.
          Schauerte PN, Ziegert K, Waldmann M, Schöndube FA, Birkenhauer F, Mischke K, Grossmann M, Hanrath P, Stellbrink C.
          Circulation. 1999 Mar 23;99(11):1516-22.

            Dr. med. Kathrin Meier

            Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

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            LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since April 2020
            Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

            Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburg · 2019 - 2020
            Specialist, Clinic for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the supervision of Chief Physician Dr. Wittig and Prof. Dr. Lohmeyer

            Helios Kliniken Schwerin · 2019
            Assistant physician, Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery under the supervision of Chief Physician Dr. Mett

            BG Klinikum Hamburg · 2016 - 2018
            Senior physician in charge, Clinic for Plastic, Hand and Microsurgery, Burn Center under the supervision of Chief Physician Dr. Rudolf

            Klinik Dr. Guth Hamburg · 2015 - 2016
            Assistant physician, Department of Traumatology/Orthopaedics under the supervision of head physician Dr. Hauert

            Helios Klinik Lengerich · 2013 - 2014
            Assistant physician, Department of Surgery under the supervision of Dr. Wankmüller

            St. Thomas Hospital, London, England · 2012 - 2013
            Guest physician, clinic for plastic, hand and reconstructive surgery under the supervision of head physician Prof. Farhadi

            Study of human medicine · 2005 - 2012
            Westfälischen Wilhelms - Universität Münster

            PhD. (Doctoral Thesis)
            "The inhibitory effect of ketamine, S-ketamine, norketamine and traxoprodil on NMDA receptors in Xenopus laevis oocytes"

            Professional Qualifications:
            Medical specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery
            Rescue specialist knowledge
            Radiation protection specialist qualification
            Specialist in X-ray diagnostics skeleton and intraoperative X-ray diagnostic

            Memberships:
            Member of the German Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC)
            Member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

              Dr. med. Christina Kunkel

              Specialist for General Surgery, Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, additional qualification Hand Surgery

              LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since September 2020
              Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

              Marienkrankenhaus, Schwerte · 2013 - 2020
              Department of Plastic, Aesthetic & Hand Surgery
              as of January 2018 Senior Physician

              Josef Hospital in Essen, sponsored by Catholic Clinics Ruhrhalbinsel · 2009 - 2013
              Department of Hand and Plastic, Aesthetic Surgery Assistant Doctor

              Alfried Krupp Hospital · 2004 - 2008
              Department of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Vascular Surgery 
              Assistant physician

              Alfried Krupp Hospital · 2003 - 2004
              Department of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Vascular Surgery First year resident 

              Alfried Krupp Hospital · 2002 - 2003
              Department of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Vascular Surgery 
              practical year

              University Hospital Essen · 1996 - 2002
              Central accident surgery emergency room and accident surgery intensive care unit
              Staff nurse

              Promotion (PhD thesis):
              University of Duisburg- Essen: Centre of Internal Medicine
              Topic "Agonist-induced regulation of human M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors".

              Professional Qualifications:
              Technical qualification and knowledge in radiation protection of the X-ray Ordinance (RöV) (North Rhine Medical Association)

                Emrah Çimen

                Specialist for General Surgery

                LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since October 2021
                Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema 

                Hospital Wermelskirchen · 2016 - 2021
                Functional senior physician, later senior physician in general and visceral surgery, Dr. Yaksan

                Marienhospital Brühl · 2012 - 2016
                Functional senior physician, later senior physician in general and visceral surgery, Dr. Scherwitz

                Evangelic Hospital Köln-Weyertal · 2007 - 2012
                Resident, later specialist in general and visceral surgery,
                Prof. Nutz, later PD Dr. Rink  

                Sana Hospital Hürth · 2005 - 2006
                Resident in surgery, Dr. Dingels and Dr. Lingering
                with emergency doctor activity in Rhein-Erft-Kreis

                St. Elisabeth Hospital Köln-Hohenlind · 2003 - 2004
                First year resident in surgery, Prof. Siedek

                Study of human medicine with license to practice medicine 2002
                Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH)
                Practical year in Hanover and Istanbul

                Professional qualifications:
                2002 Permission to practice the medical profession for work as a doctor during an internship
                2004 Approbation as Doctor
                2009 Specialist in surgery
                2013 Additional qualification in proctology
                Rescue service specialist knowledge
                Expertise in radiation protection
                Hygiene officer doctor
                ABS-authorized doctor

                Memberships:
                German Society for Surgery (DGCH)
                German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

                  Dr. med. Marc Fogliata

                  Specialist in visceral surgery

                  LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since September 2021
                  Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

                  Helios Mariahilf-Clinic, Hamburg · 2013 - 2021
                  Focus on colon surgery, proctology,
                  Hernia surgery, septic surgery
                  Emergency care for the areas
                  Accidents at work, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery,
                  Orthopedics, general / visceral surgery, Inner
                  Medicine, local trauma centre
                  Specialist / senior physician for visceral surgery

                  DRK-Hospital Altenkirchen · 2007 - 2013
                  General and Visceral Surgery Department
                  Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
                  Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
                  Assistant pysiscian

                  Neurological rehabilitation centre Greifswald · 2005 - 2006
                  Paraplegic Department

                  Promotion (PhD thesis):
                  Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, EMA University Greifswald
                  Subject: Effects of the anesthetics ketamine and propofol on
                  the intestinal microcirculation in experimental endotoxinemia

                  Professional Qualifications:
                  Expertise in radiation protection
                  Rescue service specialist knowledge

                  Memberships:
                  German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)

                    Dr. medic (Ro) George Augustin Udrescu

                    Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, and lymphology

                    LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since March 2022
                    Specialized clinic for liposuction, counseling and surgical treatment of lipedema

                    Augusta Hospital Bochum · 2018 - 2022
                    Senior physician in plastic and aesthetic surgery

                    St. Rochus Hospital Castrop-Rauxel · 2016 - 2018
                    Chief senior physician of the Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department

                    EvK Hattingen · 2014 - 2016 
                    Specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

                    Bergmannsheil Gelsenkirchen-Buer · 2012 - 2014
                    Hand and plastic surgery specialist

                    Marien Hospital Balve · 2011
                    Surgical resident

                    Elisabeth Clinic Bigge · 2010 - 2011
                    Orthopaedic surgery resident
                    Yorkville Veinclinic Toronto · 2008
                    Phlebology guest physician

                    University Clinic for Emergency Medicine "Floreasca" Bucharest, Emergency Care Clinic · 2004 - 2009
                    Plastic and hand surgery resident

                    "Caritas" Clinic Bukarest · 2003
                    Gynecology resident

                    Professional qualifications
                    Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

                    Additional qualification
                    Hand surgery
                    Certified curricular training in lymphology

                    Memberships
                    German Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
                    German Society for Hand Surgery

                      Dr. med. Yvonne Krug

                      Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

                      Professional experience
                      LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since September 2022
                      Specialized clinic for liposuction, counseling and surgical treatment of lipedema

                      St. Antonius und St. Josef GmbH Wuppertal · 2022
                      Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

                      St. Antonius und St. Josef GmbH Wuppertal · 2017 – 2022
                      Resident for plastic and aesthetic surgery

                      Bergmannsheil und Kinderklinik Buer GmbH Gelsenkirchen · 2012 – 2017
                      Resident for plastic and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery

                      Sana Klinikum Elmshorn · 2010 – 2012
                      Resident for general, visceral, vascular and trauma surgery

                      Klinikum Region Hannover Nordstadt Clinic · 2004 – 2009
                      Part-time registered nurse in surgery, internal medicine, neurosurgery and ICU

                      Medizinische Hochschule Hannover · 2002 – 2009
                      Doctoral Degree in Human Medicine (Dr. med.) 2019
                      “Quality of life and functional outcome following microsurgical fasciocutaneous vs. myocutaneous tissue transfer”

                      Heinrich- Heine-Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf · 1999 – 2002
                      Training as a registered nurse

                      Practical year
                      Dr. Theile Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane Australien · 2008

                      Plastic and reconstructive surgery

                      Prof. Dr. Haertsch Concord Repatriation General Hospital Sydney Australien · 2008
                      Plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery

                      Prof. Dr. med. Bossaller, Robert- Koch- Krankenhaus Gehrden · 2008
                      Clinic for cardiovascular diseases

                      Prof. Dr. med. Babst Kantonspital Luzern Schweiz · 2007
                      Surgical clinic

                      Publication
                      Journal GMS-German Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery· 2017

                      www.egms.de/static/en/journals/gpras/2017-7/gpras000046.shtml

                        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?

                        Flat-knitted compression garment for lipedema? Part 1

                        Flat-knitted compression garment for lipedema? Part 2

                        Flat-knitted or circular-knitted compression garments for lipedema?

                        Lipedema & Pregnancy

                        Lipedema & Sport

                        Costs of a lipedema lipo-decompression

                        Since September 2019, health insurance companies have been covering the costs of medical lipo-decompression 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.