“Passion – skill – technique: these three pillars are the key to excellent results – of that I’m certain. But is it enough to be a good medical practitioner?
It was the Greek word plastikos, meaning to shape or form, that inspired me to offer medical body shaping (med-plast) for lipoedema surgery of the highest standard: PLASTIC lipoedema surgery. For me, this encompasses not only the surgery, but also a trusting, individualised and safe treatment for each and every patient, from the first consultation to the last check-up.
We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic!”
Dr. med. Frank Labschies
Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Knowledge, experience and an enthusiasm for medical body shaping are not everything:
passion is the only true measure of the most important factor – our unconditional desire to achieve the best possible results for our patients. This means combining skill with safety and comfort. However, it also goes beyond that.
As lipoedema specialists, we have a deep understanding of and great empathy for what our patients go through.
These are the factors that underpin our performance commitment to every med-plast patient, so that we can deliver the very best results possible.
From the very outset, Dr. Labschies has used WAL in his work as a specialised plastic anaesthetic surgeon. At the beginning of the 2000s, there was not yet sufficient evidence concerning the safety threshold for the volume of fat removed and the areas to be treated using WAL.
Together with lipoedema expert Dr. Heck in Mühlheim, Dr. Labschies was able to establish new principles for mega-liposuction using WAL (>5 Litres).
Dr. Labschies’ goal was to combine lipoedema surgery with the skill of a plastic surgeon – this is what we at med-plast today call
Plastic Lipoedema Surgery:
- Holistic: defining the specific distribution of lipoedema tissue based on the entire surface area of the body and not only the extremities is key to a lasting surgical result.
- Precise: the contradiction between the two surgical objectives involved demands the greatest precision. While, on the one hand, diseased tissue needs to be removed to alleviate pain, an optimum amount of residual fat must be left intact to maintain the natural functions of body fat.
- Optimal: Achieving an optimal appearance demands knowledge and skill on the part of the plastic surgeon. Supporting treatment options help ensure the best possible outcome in each individual case.
Waterjet-assisted liposuction (WAL) is the most innovative of the liposuction methods available today.
Preserving the tissue, saving time and the lack of the need for tissue infiltration are just some of the factors that make this method superior to traditional techniques.
Lipoedema Surgery needs to be carried out comprehensively – i.e. three-dimensionally and circular around the extremities and the adjoining areas. This demands a controlled method. With WAL, manual control is guaranteed at all times, since the tissue is not flooded with fluid. This allows the surgeon to optimally assess the affected area through both sight and touch throughout the surgery.