Plastic Surgery Range of services
A pleasant appearance enhances a person’s self esteem and his/her ability to face the world, and creates a positive impression on others. However, our appearance may be altered by disease, an accident, or serious events in life. In a counseling interview, we discuss with you the available options to optimize your appearance. We then recommend individual treatment options and explain our medical support.
- Eyelid lift
- Abdominal wall lift
- Removal of spider veins
- Body lift
- Breast deformities
- Breast correction in men
- Breast lifting
- Breast enlargement
- Breast reduction
- Breast reconstruction
- Wrinkle treatment
- Upper arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Ear correction
- Excessive sweating
Treatment of burns
The severity of a burn determines the individual patient’s treatment. Removal of the burned skin in combination with early defect coverage (by skin transplantation) has gained acceptance for the treatment of burns. Very favorable results can be achieved for the patient by this method.
Scar-free healing is the ultimate goal for every patient and surgeon. Regrettably, scars may look irregular after an operation, show abnormal pigmentation, or tend to bulge. Scar correction can help in these cases.
In the majority of cases, we can treat widened or proliferating scars (hypertrophic scars, keloid) by surgery. The so-called rope ladder pattern next to the scar is avoided by a special suture technique (intracutaneous suture). Functional limitations due to scar tracks can be resolved by using Z- or W-shaped incisions.
By the use of a tissue expander filled with fluid, healthy skin in the environs of the scar is pre-expanded. Larger scars can then be removed.
Skin transplantation is defined as the transplantation of skin in order to treat skin defects caused by burns, wounds, chemical burns, or ulcers. The skin required for this purpose is removed from another part of the body, such as the thigh, and then transplanted. Importantly, the structure and color of the skin in the donor and recipient region should be similar.
As in all of our treatments, a detailed counseling interview is indispensable.
Peripheral nerve surgery
The peripheral nervous system consists of all nerves that run through the entire body. Peripheral nerves may be damaged by incorrect or excessive loading. Depending on the type of disease, the patient experiences pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, paresthesia, or paralysis. When the symptoms cannot be improved by conservative therapy, surgery should be considered. By performing the operation, the anatomical constriction is removed and the nerves are able to recover.
Treatment of Dupuytren’s disease
Conservative treatment methods like ointment dressings or medications have very little chances of success in patients with Dupuytren’s disease. In many cases, only surgery is able to alleviate the condition. In the operation, the diseased tissue of the palms and the affected fingers is removed. Occasionally one may have to perform plastic surgery of the skin or even skin transplantation. In cases of limited mobility of finger joints, the joints are also loosened surgically. Physiotherapy is a very important aspect of postoperative recovery.
Treatment of the snapping finger
When treating a so-called snapping finger, one first tries to alleviate the symptoms by conservative therapy. When the limitations persist, it will be necessary to perform surgical splitting of the annular pulley. The mechanical hindrance is removed and the irritated tendon deloaded. The intervention is performed on an outpatient basis. The finger can be moved immediately after the operation.
Treatment of a ganglion (synovial cyst)
The treatment of a ganglion depends on the severity of symptoms. In some cases the ganglia tend to resolve on their own when the affected site is kept immobilized. When the ganglion recurs and causes severe pain because it presses a nerve, an operation will be necessary.