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LipoClinic Dr. Heck GmbH
Dr. med. Falk-Christian Heck
Zeppelinstr. 321
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Phone number: +49  208 / 444 759 81
Fax: +49 208 / 444 759 83

Website: www.lipo-clinic.en


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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 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.