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)

    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.