Leading expertise,
pioneers in the treatment of lipedema

The LipoClinic was founded in 2015.

We now offer patients integrated lipedema treatment at two sites in Germany – Mülheim an der Ruhr and Hamburg. Our English-speaking clinical teams have many years of clinical practice and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema. As a pioneer in the surgical treatment of lipedema, LipoClinic Dr. Heck is a worldwide leader, successfully performing more than 2,500 operations every year.

Together, we do all that we can to ensure that the integrated treatment that our lipedema patients receive enables a life with considerably less pain and psychological stress. We set very high quality standards for our work and provide the best possible advice, treatment and support for our patients – from your first contact with us to starting a new life without lipedema.

Everything for a pleasant stay and rapid recovery.

At the LipoClinic, you can expect modern, bright and comfortably appointed rooms. We want you to feel comfortable because a relaxed and positive atmosphere helps you to recover more quickly. The relaxed environment means that time flies by thanks to interesting conversations with your roommate, our nursing personnel or the treating doctors.

LipoClinic Dr. Heck
– Mülheim an der Ruhr

LipoClinic was founded in 2015 in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

You will be cared for and advised by our team of doctors and our medical personnel, all of whom have many years of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema.

As a pioneer in the surgical treatment of lipedema, the LipoClinic is a worldwide leader, successfully performing more than 2,500 operations every year. You will receive the same rigorous and proven therapeutic standards of care at all our sites.

Address

LipoClinic Dr. Heck –
Mülheim an der Ruhr

Zeppelinstraße 321
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany

Consultations:

Brunshofstraße 12
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany

Impressions

Our patient rooms are bright and comfortably furnished, creating a relaxed and positive atmosphere to help you make a quick recovery. Time flies by even faster thanks to interesting conversations with your roommate or an exciting series on Netflix.

Getting here
and more information

Accordion Content

A52 from Essen: At the Essen-Kettwig / Flughafen MH-Essen exit, turn left onto Lilienthalstraße We are 700 m down on the right.

A52 from Düsseldorf: At the Essen-Kettwig / Flughafen MH-Essen exit, turn right 2× onto Lilienthalstraße. We are 700 m down on the right.

You can park directly in front of our clinic or in the adjacent Parsevalstraße.

Please use the marked footpath at the traffic lights when exiting and entering the clinic.

Arrive at Mülheim an der Ruhr Central Station; take a taxi to Zeppelinstraße 321. The taxi costs about €25 per trip. Alternatively, arrive at Essen Central Station; take a taxi to Zeppelinstraße 321. The taxi costs about €25 per trip.

Arrive at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS): Take the train directly to Mülheim an der Ruhr or take a taxi. The taxi costs about €50–60.

Mülheim an der Ruhr and Essen have many economical and comfortable options for accommodation. Use standard hotel booking sites to search for the right accommodation.

LipoClinic Dr. Heck
– Hamburg

Our team of doctors and medical personnel in Hamburg will look after you and support you based on many years of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema.

As a pioneer in the surgical treatment of lipedema, the LipoClinic is a worldwide leader, successfully performing more than 2,500 operations every year. You will receive the same rigorous and proven therapeutic standards of care at all our sites.

Address

LipoClinic Dr. Heck –
Hamburg

Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 1b
22587 Hamburg
Germany

Consultations:

Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 1b
22587 Hamburg
Germany

Impressions

Our patient rooms are bright and comfortably furnished, creating a relaxed and positive atmosphere to help you make a quick recovery. Time flies by even faster thanks to interesting conversations with your roommate or an exciting series on Netflix.

Getting here
and more information

Accordion Content

On the A7 towards Kiel/Flensburg, take the Othmarschen exit and turn left onto Reventlowstraße, which becomes Halbmondsweg. Turn right onto Elbchausee, which becomes Dockenhuder Straße. From there, turn right in the Sülldorfer Kirchenweg.

(with parking fee) Car parking (with parking fee) is available in the Rewe car park or the surrounding streets.

Arrive at Hamburg Central Station; continue on the surburban train S1 or S11 to Blankenese station. Alternatively, arrive at Altona station, then take the surburban train S1 to Blankenese station. Upon arrival, leave the train station and head right towards the intersection. Our entrance stairs are right next door to the Budnikowsky retail pharmacy. At the top of the stairs, turn right and go to the last door.

Arrive at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM): Travel on the surburban train S1 directly to Blankenese station or take a taxi. The taxi costs about €40–45.

The closest hotel is the Baurs Park Hotel. It is located only 10 minutes by foot from our clinic and has car parking available in front of the hotel. The costs for one night are currently about €74–104 (including breakfast).

Baurs Park Hotel
Elbchaussee 573
22587 Hamburg

Hamburg also has many other economical and comfortable accommodation options. Use standard hotel booking sites to search for the right accommodation.

The day of your surgery
in the LipoClinic

So that you have a general idea of what to expect on the day of your surgery in the LipoClinic, we have outlined what happens on a typical day. Please note that the details of how the day proceeds may vary between patients.

Check-in: We will let you know in advance what time you should check in on the day of surgery and will be ready to welcome you to the LipoClinic in Mülheim an der Ruhr or Hamburg. First, you will complete your admission documents and then we will take you to your room, which has already been prepared for your overnight stay. Your room (usually a double room) will have a bed and a surgical gown on each bed, a night table and a lockable cupboard along with a refrigerator with drinks, a washbasin with a mirror and a television (including Netflix).

Talk with the anaesthetist: After you have settled in your room, you will have a detailed discussion with your anaesthetist. This is specific for you and is conducted by the anaesthetist in person. You will then be given an intravenous access so that you can receive the anaesthetic and other medications you will need during surgery.

Pre-operative discussion: You will then meet your surgeon again. The surgical area is marked and photographed. You will have another opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We are also happy to accept your music requests (if the surgery will be conducted under twilight sedation).

The operation: Once all formalities are complete, our nursing personnel will take you to the operating theatre. If you like, you can take your mobile phone with you. Many patients have long been yearning for their liposuction and would like to capture this moment with a photograph – our nursing personnel will happily do this for you.

In the operating theatre you are weighed and your surgical area is disinfected. We then place you on the operating table and cover you. The anaesthetist gives you the medications and you will slip into a light twilight sedation (you can also choose to have a general anaesthetic). After the surgery, the nursing personnel will put on your flat-knit compression garment and take you back to your room where a pre-warmed bed is waiting for you.

Recovery time: Now you can lie back and rest fully – our nursing personnel will take care good of you. As soon as you feel fit, we will bring you something to eat so that you can regain your strength. You can also take your first steps in the hallway and get your heart going.

The next morning after breakfast you will have a check-up. Shortly after, a loved one can meet you in reception for the journey home.

The time after
the lipedema operation

Together with the LipoClinic, you have braved the first step towards a new life and your surgery has been successful. Now there are a few points that you need to pay attention to:

The healing and reconstruction processes in the area operated on are most intense in the first few weeks and months. For this reason, abnormal sensations, hardening and swelling may develop in this time. The healing process takes up to one year and in some cases even longer. Your lymphatic system, nervous system and the entire tissue in the surgical area regenerates – this takes time.

Let your body have the time it needs, rest well and remember that liposuction to treat lipedema is not a minor procedure. Do you have any more questions? We are happy to give you the support and advice you need. Call us or write us an email.

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