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

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

    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!


    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 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.