LipoClinic Dr. Heck

Zeppelinstraße 321
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Brunshofstraße 12
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Appointments and Administration: or 
49 208 444 759 81

Our network

The LipoClinic uses its international network to exchange knowledge and pass on its expertise. This way, we enable as many patients as possible to live a life without physical and mental pain. A new life full of self-confidence, mobility and femininity. Together with our partners at home and abroad, we achieve our goal of sustainably relieving women around the world from their suffering. For their well-being, we work closely with a broad network of doctors, researchers and scientists and are strongly involved in the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC).

Your second living room

Our patient rooms are bright and comfortably furnished and offer a relaxed and positive atmosphere for your quick regeneration. Time flies even faster during a good conversation with your roommate or an exciting series on Netflix.

Love goes through the stomach

After the lipedema surgery, your body needs a lot of strength to recover from the intervention. We support you with healthy and tasty food to quickly regain your strength. We focus on light and digestible food.

By Car

Take the A52 exit Essen-Kettwig (MH Flughafen), turn left onto the country road, 700m further on you will find us on the right-hand side.

Parking Facilities at the Clinic

You will find parking spaces directly in front of our clinic or in the adjacent Parsevalstraße.

By Train

Arrival at Mülheim an der Ruhr central station; continue by taxi to Zeppelinstraße 321; taxi costs about 15 euros. Alternatively, arrive at Essen main station and take a taxi to Zeppelinstraße 321; the taxi costs about 25 euros.

By Plane

Arrival at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS): Take the train directly to Mülheim an der Ruhr or take a taxi. The taxi costs between 50 and 60 euros.

Accommodation Near the LipoClinic

Mülheim an der Ruhr and Essen offer numerous inexpensive and comfortable accommodation options. For your search for suitable accommodation, please use the hotel booking platforms on the internet.

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 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.