Dr. med. Heike Majewski
Specialist for General Surgery, Specialist, Specialist for Vascular Surgery
LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since January 2019
Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema
Senior Physician, Clinic for Vascular Surgery · 2010 - 2019
St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum
Recognition as a Medical Specialist in Vascular Surgery · 2006
Medical Specialist Certification in surgery · 2002
Department of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Vascular Surgery · 1995 - 2010
Alfried Krupp Hospital Essen
PhD. (Doctoral Thesis) · 1995
"Urodynamic Studies in the Rat in vivo: New Findings on the Pharmacological Influence on the Destructor".
Practical year · 1994
Specialist in Radiation Protection
Medical Quality Management in hospital / KTQ
German Surgeons Association
German Society for Vascular Surgery
President 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!
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.