THE KOEBE KLINIK
Toned contours and a shapely silhouette are one of the most common wishes expressed by our patients. However, stubborn fat deposits are often difficult to shift despite exercise and well-balanced nutrition. In such cases, liposuction can help pave the way to an individual’s desired figure.
Exactly where fat pads develop on our bodies differs depending on our genetic makeup. Natural weight-loss methods can thus only alter our physical proportions to a limited extent. In the abdominal, thigh and hip areas in particular, unwanted fat deposits can prove difficult to deal with.
In liposuction treatments, we can adopt a targeted approach, reducing fat tissue and gently shaping an individual’s silhouette. Once removed, fat cells do not grow back – which means that, with liposuction, we can achieve long-lasting results.
Do you also suffer from stubborn fat deposits that, despite exercise and healthy nutrition, you just can’t seem to shift? If so, liposuction could be a suitable treatment for you. In our opinion, liposuction is the only method at present that provides sustained and natural results that, above all, can be carefully defined and will not disappoint patients. Alternative methods rarely deliver the desired results and do not remove the melted fat tissue. They cannot predict the volumes that the body can break down or achieve sufficiently harmonious results when shaping the transition zones.
In many cases, the skin at the sites of the fat distribution disorder will be stretched. This means, in the medium-to-long term, that an effective correction will also require a lifting procedure. We therefore recommend that our clients undergo liposuction as early as possible – not only to enhance our ability to create a natural, distinguished shape but also as a preventive measure. If liposuction is performed at an early stage, it allows us to pre-empt the loss of skin elasticity caused by ageing and avoid long-term consequences.
Here at the KOEBE KLINIK, Dr Hermann Koebe is your expert contact for liposuction. Dr Koebe has many years of experience in the field and personally performs all liposuction procedures at our clinic.
One procedure we perform on a regular basis at the KOEBE KLINIK is stomach liposuction, also known as abdominal liposuction. Fat pads often develop in the stomach region and can prove particularly stubborn, even in the face of concerted efforts to lose weight. Meticulously planned liposuction enables us to eliminate these fat pads permanently and restore your attractive, shapely waist, leaving your body shape slimmer and more defined overall. Following significant weight loss or pregnancy, we often also recommend a discreet lifting procedure if there is no other way to get rid of the excess tissue. It is entirely worth ditching abdominal fat as early as possible in order to counter or entirely avoid the typical stretching of abdominal skin, which worsens over time.
At the KOEBE KLINIK, we create a tailored treatment plan for each patient who wishes to undergo liposuction. Firstly, we hold a consultation appointment to discuss your wishes and expectations. You will get a clear idea of what is feasible and what results you can realistically expect. We will also outline all details of liposuction treatment, including the risks involved.
We may use different surgical techniques depending on your specific circumstances. Dr Hermann Koebe always carefully considers which cosmetic treatment techniques would be best suited to achieving your desired results. Long-lasting fat reduction can deliver a major aesthetic improvement. In some cases, stubborn fat that proves resistant to exercise and a healthy diet can be tackled through precise, targeted liposuction. Your doctor will precisely mark the areas to be treated on your skin before the procedure. Liposuction usually takes place under sedation or general anaesthetic and takes 1.5 to 3.5 hours.
In a liposuction procedure, a tumescent solution is injected to loosen the fat tissue. Once it takes effect, the fat cells can be aspirated using a special tissue-conserving cannula. The fat cells are accessed through tiny incisions that usually are barely noticeable when healed.
Following stomach liposuction, you will have to wear special compression clothing for 2 to 6 weeks. You should also avoid exercise and other intense physical exertion for 2 to 4 weeks. At the KOEBE KLINIK, we conduct regular check-ups so that we can closely monitor the healing process.
In addition to classic liposuction, Dr Hermann Koebe also offers liposculpture treatments. This innovative treatment method draws on state-of-the-art medical technology to shape your body’s silhouette. Dr Koebe uses a 3D computer simulation to plan your desired contours. Liposculpture includes autologous fat transfers to shape your body and help to create your dream figure.
Do you set high standards for your appearance? Would you like to access state-of-the-art liposurgical techniques to optimise your treatment results? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. Dr Hermann Koebe will hold a personal consultation with you to discuss whether a liposculpture treatment could help to achieve your desired results.
You can also find out more about fat-dissolving injections on our aesthetic treatment website.
FAQS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION
Who could benefit from liposuction?
In principle, liposuction is suitable for anyone seeking to enhance their figure. A liposuction procedure is particularly well suited to reducing stubborn fat deposits in problem areas – that is to say, fat deposits that exercise and healthy nutrition have been unable to shift.
How body fat is distributed differs from person to person. Depending on their genetic predisposition, some people might tend to develop fat pads in specific areas rather than other parts of the body.
In our female patients, for example, liposuction is often used to treat the abdominal region, hips, knees or thighs. Problem areas for men often include in the abdominal region, hips and neck.
However, liposuction is not a suitable method for general weight loss. Take, for example, young patients with visible fat deposits: we might recommend liposuction to treat fat deposits that could otherwise grow more pronounced. The earlier in life we intervene, the more elastic the patient’s skin will be. In many cases, follow-up surgeries are not required. We also frequently recommend liposuction for athletes with fat pads they are unable to shift despite sustained, targeted exercise. Minor interventions can achieve immediate success.
How much fat can a liposuction procedure be used to remove?
We can remove up to 4 litres of fat tissue; this is the upper limit agreed upon by experts. In the run-up to a liposuction procedure, Dr Hermann Koebe will discuss with you the advisable scope of treatment in your case.
What do I need to consider before and after liposuction?
The preparations for surgery will include an extensive personal consultation at the KOEBE KLINIK. Dr Hermann Koebe will also discuss aftercare with you before the procedure.
Some medications have blood-thinning or anticoagulant effects. You must stop taking such medications no less than two weeks before the liposuction. These include some over-the-counter medicines such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), aspirin and various flu medications.
You should allow for several days of rest and recovery following liposuction. You must also wear a special compression garment to support the treatment result for the first 2 to 6 weeks. After minor procedures, you may be able to return to work after only 1 or 2 days.
We will, of course, prescribe painkillers in the event that you experience mild wound pain.
What exactly does liposuction involve?
Here at the KOEBE KLINIK, we perform liposuction on an outpatient basis wherever possible. This means that you can leave the clinic soon after the procedure. Upon request, we can also perform the treatments under twilight sedation or general anaesthetic. Of course, if you would prefer to spend a night in the clinic, we can also arrange this. You will be in good hands and can recover from the procedure in peace and quiet.
Dr Hermann Koebe draws up individual treatment plans for each patient. At the start of the procedure, Dr Koebe marks out on the skin the areas to be treated. He then uses a special solution (known as tumescent) to relax the fat tissue and then gently removes it in a controlled manner using vibrating cannulas.
After the liposuction procedure, you will be provided with compression garments. You should make sure to wear them during the weeks following the procedure.
Dr Hermann Koebe will personally examine how the treated areas are healing at regular intervals.
Does liposuction leave visible scars?
Liposuction does not require any significant incisions. Dr Hermann Koebe works with fine cannulas in the most inconspicuous areas possible. This means that noticeable scarring is very rare.
When will I be able to socialise and exercise again?
You will be able to fulfil your social obligations again after just a few days. We recommend a short recovery phase of a few days.
You will be able to resume light physical activities after a few days and more intensive exercise after about four weeks. In the case of minor procedures, you will be able to resume office duties after 1 or 2 days.
The recovery period essentially depends on the scope of the treatment. Dr Koebe will therefore advise you before the procedure of how long you should allow for rest after the procedure.
Is it possible that fat deposits will develop again at the treated areas?
Once fat cells have been removed, they will not grow back. It is, however, entirely possible that new fat pads will develop over time. To prevent this, we recommend following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
If you experience repeated weight gain, we can easily repeat the liposuction procedure.
What are the risks associated with liposuction?
As with all surgical procedures, liposuction entails a general surgical risk. Nowadays, however, liposuction is a routine procedure in plastic and aesthetic surgery and it is considered a low-risk operation. Here at the KOEBE KLINIK, all liposuction treatments are exclusively performed by Dr Hermann Koebe.
You may experience temporary sensory disturbances following liposuction. However, such issues should resolve themselves over time. At the KOEBE KLINIK, we use a liposuction technique that is particularly gentle on tissues and nerves.
Dr Koebe will personally discuss the potential risks and complications with you in a personal consultation.
Is financing available for liposuction?
Our straightforward models allow us to offer financing for liposuction treatments. If you would like further information about this, we would be happy to discuss this in person.
BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION
AT THE KOEBE KLINIK
- Senior physician treatment: At the KOEBE KLINIK, our chief physician, Dr Hermann Koebe, will personally perform your treatment. From the initial consultation through to your check-ups, Koebe will provide support as your personal contact. This means you can look forward to the procedure, safe in the knowledge you will be cared for by an experienced specialist.
- Even, harmonious results: Only a truly experienced surgeon can perform a liposuction procedure and achieve utterly even, naturally contoured results.
- No time pressure: At the KOEBE KLINIK, we perform all our operations free from time pressure. This allows our surgeons and anaesthetists to go about their work calmly, conscientiously and with the utmost precision. In the case of liposuction in particular, our scheduling allows our specialists to use particularly fine cannulas – which, in our experience, deliver far more even results.
- Highest hygiene standards: Your safety is our top priority. We therefore implement strict hygiene standards throughout our clinic. The KOEBE KLINIK is licensed according to Section 30 of the German Trade Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung) and thus meets the highest standards for hygiene and technical equipment.