Lipoedema Specialist Dusseldorf: Dr Björn Krüger

Dr Björn Krüger
Chief Physician
Specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Dusseldorf, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Adipose tissue surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction for lipoedema using the WAL technique
  • Lipotransfer using autologous fat (lipofilling)
  • Corrective operations
  • Second opinion procedures

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Interdisciplinary and comprehensive care
  • Detailed medical history
  • Consultation, treatment, care
  • Sonography, laboratory diagnostics
  • Pain analysis
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Radiological diagnostics (if necessary)
  • Preparation of expert reports

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Liposuction for lipoedema
  • Adipose tissue surgery
  • Physiotherapy (in-house cooperative partner)
  • Lipofilling using autologous fat
  • Participation in clinical studies
  • Second opinions on complicated issues

About Dr Björn Krüger – Lipoedema Doctor in Dusseldorf

Dr Björn Krüger is an Expert in Fat Distribution Disorders & Lipoedemas, Based in Dusseldorf

As an experienced specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr Björn Krüger has worked exclusively in the fields of cosmetic surgery, lipoedema surgery, adipose tissue surgery, adipose tissue transfer, and reconstruction for 12 years. With his experience of over 1000 liposuctions, the expert advises his patients comprehensively in personal consultations at the Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery in the Grafental Clinic in Dusseldorf.

The Focus is on Patient-Oriented Treatment

The Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery, under the direction of Dr Björn Krüger, is a highly specialized clinic for the diagnosis, treatment and care of women suffering from lipoedema. Centralized and patient-oriented therapy is the absolute focus here. From the very beginning, Dr Krüger will confidently involve you in every decision to be made – no matter what your concerns are. His goal as a specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery is always to achieve the best results possible for you and to give you back a big piece of your quality of life and levity.

Thanks to the extensive experience and knowledge of the doctor and the nursing team, patients are offered diagnostics and therapy at the highest level. It is of the utmost importance to Dr Krüger here that each patient is viewed individually and in a comprehensive manner - as a person with their own story - and is given sufficient time during an initial consultation. You will also receive further support from our cooperative partners on your path back to a better quality of life.

Many Years of Experience and Specialization in Lipoedema Surgery

Dr Krüger and the team at the Grafental Clinic have many years of experience in the field of surgical therapy for fat distribution disorders, especially in lipoedema, corrective interventions, and the procedure of fat tissue transfer, known as lipofilling in brief.

In the field of lipoedema surgery, Dr Krüger uses water-jet-assisted liposuction, WAL in short. During this procedure, fat cells are loosened from the tissue using a wafer-thin, high-energy jet of water and suctioned off. The advantage of this method is that no liquid has to be injected. This means no large amounts of fluid remain accumulated in the body. The WAL technique is particularly gentle for liposuction procedures and water-jet-assisted fat transfer, and involves minimal risks compared to conventional methods, meaning that nerves and blood vessels remain almost completely intact. This method has been proven to enable faster healing due to less blood loss, fewer haematomas and less swelling, so patients can go home after just a very short inpatient stay in the clinic.

Short Distances for Patients of the Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery at the Grafental Clinic in Dusseldorf

The excellent location of the Grafental Clinic in the Dusseldorf Medical Centre facilitates a precise patient care. It is not uncommon for special blood tests or radiological diagnostics having to be implemented, providing timely results thanks to our in-house cooperative partners. In addition, a physiotherapy practice, a pharmacy, and a medical supply store are also within easy reach.

The modern and high-quality technical equipment in the operating theatres allows complex procedures to be performed. As a result, you receive comprehensive care, from diagnosis to surgery and after care – all in one place.

Dr Krüger is committed to advancing the diagnosis of the disorder of lipoedema. Therefore, the Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery, together with the Study Centre at the Luisen Hospital in Dusseldorf, conducts scientific studies to improve today's therapeutic methods. Voluntary participation can be integrated into the intensive care for all patients.

You can find further information on the website of the Grafental Clinic in Dusseldorf.

Curriculum Vitae

2020–present Chief Physician – Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Grafental Klinik, Dusseldorf
2018–2020 Specialist physician – Centre for Vascular Medicine, Dusseldorf – Head of the Lipoedema Surgery Division
2017–2018 Specialist physician at the Aesthetic Clinic Med Group, Dusseldorf Kö-Bogen
2014–2017 Senior Physician – Johanniter GmbH – Evangelical Hospital Bethesda Mönchengladbach – Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Division
2011–2014 Senior Physician – EuromedClinic – Fürth – Cosmetic Team, Nuremberg
2010–2011 Senior physician at the Aesthetic Clinic Med Group, Hanover and Dusseldorf
2009 Qualification as a specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery
2003–2009 Further training as a specialist in plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dusseldorf, Oberhausen, Hagen
2002 Residencies abroad at the University Hospital of Innsbruck, Austria, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Melbourne, Australia, Royal Hospital, Department of Surgery
2000–2002 Junior doctor for plastic and cosmetic surgery, general surgery, trauma surgery, endocrine surgery and visceral surgery, in clinics and university hospitals in Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Wuppertal and Oberhausen
1994–2000 Study of human medicine, Dusseldorf

Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Lipödemhilfe e.V. (Lipoedema Aid)
  • German Society for Lipoedema Surgery (DGfLC)


  • 22 in-house beds at an air-conditioned ward with a hotel-like atmosphere
  • Spacious, modern rooms
  • Dedicated and relaxed specialist nursing staff
  • Generous selection of healthy food and drinks
  • Clinical embedding in an interdisciplinary care structure
  • Large selection of cooperative partners


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Dusseldorf Central Station 3 km
Dusseldorf Airport 11 km
Cologne/Bonn Airport 51 km

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Dr Björn Krüger
Chief Physician

Grafental Klinik
Specialist Clinic for Lipoedema Surgery
Luise-Rainer-Strasse 6-10, D-40235 Dusseldorf

T: +49 211 9232 37 76
F: +49 211 4477 24 99


Monday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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