The LipoClinic

In 2015, the LipoClinic was founded by Dr. Falk-Christian Heck and is now the world leader in surgical lipedema treatment. With the aim of stopping lipedema, Dr. Heck and his team perform 2,500 surgeries per year using the standard they have developed themselves. 

The result: an increased quality of life and strengthened self-confidence without pain and suffering!


The LipoClinic is the world leader in the surgical treatment of lipedema. The experienced surgeon Dr. Falk-Christian Heck founded the LipoClinic 2015 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Dr. Heck and the doctors at the LipoClinic have many years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema. Their motivation for focusing on the treatment of lipedema was and still is to raise awareness  for the physical and mental suffering of the affected patients, due to the missing recognition of lipedema as a disease, in which sport and diet often remain ineffective.

Dr. Heck developed a completely new and sustainably effective surgical method and established self-developed standards for the surgery. Thanks to this method, thousands of women can finally live pain-free and without compression garments. They regain a piece of their femininity and start a new life with strengthened self-confidence!

Together with external institutions, the work of the LipoClinic is scientifically monitored and documented. Studies have consistently shown that our surgical method produces very good results with a low rate of complications. The results of the evaluations serve to further optimise the treatment and surgical standards of lipedema treatment developed at the LipoClinic.

LipoClinic Dr. Heck –
Mülheim an der Ruhr

Zeppelinstr. 321
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Brunshofstraße 12
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr


LipoClinic Dr. Heck –

Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 1a
22587 Hamburg


Alte Rabenstr 10
20148 Hamburg


Virtual tour

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.