Our values and principles

Our core values support us in achieving our goal: we live our values daily in everything we do or say – internally in our team and externally for our patients.

We place our patients at the centre of our activities.

We have set ourselves the goal of sustainably combating lipedema worldwide. It is important to us to give our patients back their quality of life and to provide them a life full of newfound self-confidence, mobility and femininity without the physical pain and mental strain of lipedema.

Be Obsessed

Driven by our goal: to cure women with lipedema worldwide, we always put our patients at the centre of our activities. We do everything in our power to carry out the surgery for our patients and to ensure that they get best possible treatment: from the first contact through the consultations, the surgeries and the recovery process to starting your new life. Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of professional treatment without compromise.

Help and Serve

We are here to help our patients and dedicate ourselves fully to their health and well-being. You are the reason why we come to work every day. We approach our patients positively and proactively and give one hundred percent to support them.


To reach our goal, we regularly leave our comfort zone. We are courageous, curious and go the extra mile to help our lipedema patients. We are in a constant learning process and are constantly searching for new ways to expand our knowledge and improve our processes.

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.