Curriculum Vitae: Dr. med. Birgit Jungehülsing
- Since 2018: freelance plastic surgeon at med-plast Dr. med. Labschies, Berlin
- 2016: Establishment of the Praxis für Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie, Schiffbauerdamm 8, Berlin Mitte
- 2012 – 2015: Plastic and aesthetic surgeon at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder for Dr. med. Klaus Ueberreiter/Dr. med. Ursula Tanzella
- 2012: Awarded the title of Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Brandenburg Regional Chamber of Physicians
- 2007-2012: Park-Klinik Birkenwerder, Specialist Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. med. Klaus Ueberreiter and Practice for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Birkenwerder, Dr. med. Ursula Tanzella
- 2005-2006: Vascular surgery Asklepios Klinik Birkenwerder, senior consultant Dr. med. Volker Gruner
- 2004 University Clinic Charité Centre for Breast Oncology Berlin Buch, Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Schlag
- 2001-2002: University Clinic General Hospital (AKH) Vienna, Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Frey
- 2000-2001: Practice of Affiliated Physicians for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Munich, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. Christian Gabka
- 1999-2000: Asklepios Klinik Birkenwerder, Department for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
- 1991-1998: Degree in medicine in Kiel, Berlin, Rennes, Malawi, Haifa and New York
- 1998: Licensed to practice medicine
- ‘An examination of selected risk factors in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Berlin’, Prof. Dr. med. U. Bienzle, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Medical Faculty of the Charité, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
- German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgie, DGPRÄC)
- International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
- European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS)
- German Association for Botulinum Toxin Therapy (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Botulinumtoxin-Therapie, DGBT)
- Associate Member of the German Society of Surgery (Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, DGCH)
Tips on how to find the right plastic surgeon for you:
Finding the right plastic surgeon is a matter of trust. In addition to professional qualifications and skills, personal impressions are hugely important.
While there are no general rules for initial online research, several criteria have proved helpful and should be considered:
Beware of false labelling! Only “Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery“ or the older title of “Specialist for Plastic Surgery’ are protected designations. Full membership of the German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen, DGPRÄC) or an equivalent national professional body is a reliable indication. This professional association admits only surgeons who hold the title of Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery or the older title of Specialist for Plastic Surgery. Patients looking to pursue the surgical route can use this as a point of orientation. Admission to the Association demands professional training of at least six years and a successful examination before the State Chamber of Physicians (Landesärztekammer). It sets the highest standards in professional qualification and is a guarantee of quality.
This organisation has less than one thousand members. A list of members is available here. Diplomas hanging on the wall can also be misleading – every physician holds various certificates of varying quality.
Be sure to ask your doctor about their precise specialist title.
You alone can decide whether the surgeon in question spends enough time on a personalised consultation. They need to understand the background and your treatment goals. They should outline possible results and draw your attention to the limitations of what can be achieved. This demands a detailed examination based on the professional experience and specialised skills you can expect of a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery. Try not to be disappointed if your wishes cannot be achieved or the technology available would not provide a good outcome in your specific case. A “no” in the right place is of great value in preventing harm and is an expression of the greatest integrity and professionalism.
It’s a good idea to have a consultation with several plastic surgeons and to go with your gut feeling as to the best choice.
- If the surgeon is evasive when asked about their experience with the desired procedure
- If you are pressured to make an appointment for a surgical procedure and there “just happens” to be an opening the next day
- If there is insufficient infrastructure for optimal care and after-care
- If the procedure is described as easy and without risk
- If a deposit payment is requested during the initial consultation.
- Following an examination, the surgeon should provide a precise estimate that includes all ancillary costs. A deposit based on the estimated costs is usually required prior to surgery.