Plastic Surgery Berlin by Dr Uwe von Fritschen

Dr Uwe von Fritschen
Chief Physician
Specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Berlin, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Breast reconstructions
  • Breast surgery for women and men (breast augmentation, breast reduction, funnel chest (pectus excavatum) operations)
  • Aesthetic procedures on the body (abdominoplasty, liposuction, skin tightening)
  • Lymphoedema and lipoedema
  • Corrections to nose, ear and face
  • Hand and paediatric hand surgery (congenital deformities)

Medical Range

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Breast surgery: Breast correction in women and men, breast augmentation using autologous fat or implants, breast reduction, breast lift, correction of congenital deformities, breast reconstruction, funnel chest (pectus excavatum), preventative breast removal (BRCA)
  • Lymphoedema: Microsurgical operative techniques
  • Lipoedema: WAL liposuction
  • Plastic facial surgery: Facelifts, eyelid surgery, endoscopic forehead lifts, brow lifts, mid-face lifts, cheek lifts, lower lid lifts, correction of nose, ears, chin, treatment of wrinkles, treatment of facial paresis
  • Aesthetic surgery on the body: Procedures for tightening the arms, abdomen and thighs, liposuction, genital surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery: Reconstructive surgery using modern and safe techniques, burns, scar correction, therapy for soft tissue tumours/tumours
  • Intimate surgery: Labia reduction, sex reassignment surgery, reconstructive surgery after female genital mutilation (FGM)

About Dr Uwe von Fritschen

Dr Uwe von Fritschen is Chief Physician at the Division of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery at the Helios Clinic Emil von Behring in Berlin.

With first-class consulting and innovative methods, the team led by Dr von Fritschen offers its patients all state-of-the-art techniques for plastic surgery within the safety of a modern hospital. A main focus is placed on aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Centre of Excellence for Breast Surgery in Berlin

The full spectrum of breast surgeries is one of our core competencies, including cosmetic volume corrections using autologous fat or silicone implants, breast reduction and tightening, correction of congenital deformities such as asymmetry or tubular breasts, gynaecomastia, as well as rectification of chest wall deformities in cases of funnel chest (pectus excavatum). People often seek out our advice after unfavourable outcomes or complications as a result of previous incisions.

The treatment of patients with breast cancer or precancerous lesions is particularly important to the Chief Physician and his team. In addition to skin-saving procedures to remove the mammary glands, including particularly prophylactic cases when there is a familial risk involved - all modern procedures are offered. We have extensive experience in microsurgical breast reconstruction using the body's own tissue. This is one of the lowest-risk procedures in breast surgery, since the use of patients’ own body tissue minimises potential rejections of foreign material.

Focus: Creating a Harmonious Silhouette of the Body

Ageing processes, weight changes and the force of gravity lead to significant changes in the human skin and the contours of the body. Dr von Fritschen and his team offer modern procedures to correct and shape areas of the body as desired. This can be done through targeted liposuction or skin tightening in the area of the abdomen, thighs or upper arms.

Abdominoplasty (the tummy tuck) is considered one of the most common skin tightening treatments, because despite intensive training, the straight abdominal muscles can spread apart, and painful scars can arise after operational and abdominal wall hernias. All these factors are indications for this kind of skin tightening. Abdominoplasty commonly involves the removal of large fat deposits and flaccid tissue while simultaneously tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall resulting in an accentuation of the waist. The exact surgical procedure is specially tailored to each individual case and appropriate tissue-conserving techniques are used.

Liposuction for Lipoedema: WAL Liposuction

Liposuction can shape the figure and harmonise a person’s appearance, applied to remove diet-resistant fat deposits, though not as the only means of weight reduction. This procedure is also used for so-called lipoedema, a genetic disorder affecting fat distribution.

Several innovative liposuction procedures are offered under the direction of Dr von Fritschen. WAL liposuction is a particular speciality. During water jet assisted liposuction, fat cells are dissolved and siphoned off the tissue using an ultra-thin, high-energy water jet. Because no liquid needs to be injected applying this method, the result is visible immediately and no major pockets of fluid retention remain inside the body. WAL liposuction can be used in the abdominal region, legs, chin or neck, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. This involves less risk than conventional methods.

Plastic Facial Surgery in Berlin: Filigree Techniques for an Attractive Appearance

Changes in face can be due to many causes such as injuries, tumours, facial nerve deficits or ageing processes. However, these alterations are not always tolerated in our society.

In this situation, aesthetic and plastic surgery offers many possibilities to help patients attaining more self-esteem, joie de vivre and well-being.

A facelift can restore youthful facial proportions. Each operation is only performed after a detailed, individual consultation during which all feasible wishes of the patient are taken into account.

Endoscopic forehead lifts, temple lifts, and eyebrow lifts offer patients many therapeutic options for improving their quality of life and increasing their well-being. In addition to this innovative procedure, the clinic offers all other reconstruction procedures. This includes the treatment of lipoedema by special liposuction applying the WAL technique.

Find more information at Dr von Fritschen's website.

Curriculum Vitae

1984–1991 Study of human medicine at the University of Hamburg
1991–1994 Advanced training, AK Altona, Hamburg, Department of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
1994–1996 Training in plastic surgery at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil (Prof. Dr L. Leite, Dr R. Perreira)
1996–1997 Assistant physician, AK Altona, Hamburg, Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
1998 Assistant Physician, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of General and Thoracic Surgery
1999–2001 Certification as a specialist in surgery and trauma surgery, Senior Physician for the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, AK Altona, Hamburg
2001 Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Markus Hospital, Frankfurt
2003 Certification as a specialist in plastic surgery
2004–2007 Chief Senior Physician and Deputy Director of the Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Markus Hospital, Frankfurt
2006 Certification as a specialist physician in plastic and aesthetic surgery
2007–present Chief Physician of the Division for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, at the Helios Clinic Emil von Behring, Berlin-Zehlendorf

Medical Team

  • Michael R. G. Naik, Chief Senior Physician
    Michael R. G. Naik
    Chief Senior Physician
  • Dr Matthias Schulz, Senior Physician, Section Head of Hand Surgery
    Dr Matthias Schulz
    Senior Physician, Section Head of Hand Surgery
  • Natascha Zahran-Höynck, Senior Physician, Section Head of Paediatric Hand Surgery
    Natascha Zahran-Höynck
    Senior Physician, Section Head of Paediatric Hand Surgery
  • Juri Wagner, Senior Physician
    Juri Wagner
    Senior Physician


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Dr Uwe von Fritschen
Chief Physician

Helios Clinic Emil von Behring
Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Walterhöferstraße 11, D-14165 Berlin

T: +49 30 264 791 62
F: +49 30 81 02 41448


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