Lipedema treatment in Hamburg

Welcome to LIPOCURA® in Hamburg.

We are aware of the difficulties that living with Lipedema can bring. From our many years of experience, we have developed a deep passion for this topic. We know exactly where we need to pick up our patients and what is necessary to make them feel healthy again. That is why we have made it our mission to provide you with holistic and comprehensive support. Your health, quality of life and well-being are our top priority.

At our consultation and treatment centre in Hamburg, we offer you the highest level of expertise in the field of Lipedema. This knowledge is based on a combination of the latest medical procedures, current research findings and empathetic, patient-centred care. Our aim is to create an environment in which every woman feels understood and safe.

Our premises at the Elbklinik, our central location in northern Germany, are specially tailored to the needs of Lipedema patients. With a combination of many years of experience, a highly qualified team of experts and state-of-the-art equipment, three Lipedema specialists guarantee the best possible treatment here. We therefore offer ideal conditions for patients who value quality, safety and a lasting result. We are delighted to be able to offer you a place where you will find outstanding expertise and innovative treatment methods. With over 1,500 Lipedema operations a year and more than 12 years of experience, we offer you not only state-of-the-art medical care, but also personal support on your way to a life without discomfort.

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Our office hours

Opening hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Consultancy and surgery location

Borsteler Chaussee 53

22453 Hamburg

+49 40 5247067-0

In the best of hands

Our specialists in Hamburg

Dr. med Hartmut Meyer ÔÇô LIPOCURA┬«
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Dr. med. Hartmut Meyer

Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Dr. med Tankred Heimerl
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Dr. med Tankred Heimerl

Specialist in visceral surgery

Dr. med. Marc Fogliata ÔÇô LIPOCURA┬«
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Dr. med. Marc Fogliata

Specialist in visceral surgery


Lipedema consultation and treatment at the Elbklinik Hamburg

The holistic Lipedema treatment of our patients is a matter very close to our hearts. We attach great importance to providing you with continuous and comprehensive care that guarantees your comfort on both an emotional and physical level.

Our surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of Lipedema, which we perform at the Elbklinik Hamburg. At this first-class clinic, we offer you highly qualified and compassionate care that is specially tailored to the specific requirements of our patients. Our experienced team does everything in its power to offer you treatment that is not only of the highest medical standard, but also of the highest human standard.

Patient reviews

What our patients in Hamburg say

Find out more about our holistic treatment approach through authentic testimonials from lipedema sufferers.



I was there for a consultation. I was treated with respect and received a very warm welcome. They took enough time for me and gave me comprehensive advice. Dr. Heimerl listens to you well and answers all your questions in detail. I can recommend it with a clear conscience.

Jassi B



I had my first operation at Lipocura in Hamburg in January, after receiving very comprehensive and competent consultation from Dr Tankred Heimerl at the end of last year regarding Lipedema in general and the possible treatment options. I felt understood and in good hands right from the start. I am still very happy with my decision to have surgery there and my experience so far gives me a positive outlook for my second upcoming operation. Many thanks to the entire Lipocura team in Hamburg! ­čśŐ

Finya B



A difference like night and day? I can confirm that. I’m currently 8 weeks post-op and was celebrating at the weekend….it’s simply a new attitude to life <3 Thank you Lipocura Hamburg <3

Emi G

How does the consultation at LIPOCURA® in Hamburg work?

In our first consultation at LIPOCURA® in Hamburg, we take enough time to get to know you and your concerns in detail. This is the only way we can develop a comprehensive understanding of your individual needs and your specific situation.

  • Medical history
    At the beginning of our appointment, we will discuss your current complaints and your medical history. This is crucial in order to get a detailed picture of your health situation and to be able to plan the next steps based on this. We take a lot of time for this, because only by really focussing on the patient and creating a trusting space can we develop the best (individual) treatment plan.
  • Diagnosis
    We use various diagnostic procedures to accurately diagnose Lipedema and its severity. These include the pinch test to assess the condition of the tissue and ultrasound examinations, which give us a detailed insight into the affected areas by visualising the layers of fat. We identify areas that are already causing problems or could be problematic in the future. We also determine the progression of the disease and analyse the condition of the tissue in order to determine the prerequisites for an optimal treatment outcome. This comprehensive diagnosis enables us to create a customised treatment plan.
  • Planning
    We then use state-of-the-art technologies, such as a 3D scan with the MyLIPOAvatar, to create a customised treatment plan for you and map important health parameters such as body fat percentage, posture, etc. To ensure you are optimally prepared for the upcoming treatment, we also provide you with helpful tips, our informative LIPOBUCH and a LIPO journal. The LIPO BOOK provides you with valuable information about your disease, treatment options and aftercare. The LIPO journal helps you to document your progress and record important notes.

Our top priority is not only to provide you with the highest level of medical expertise, but also to give you a deep sense of trust and security. We support you with the initial diagnosis, are available to clarify a diagnosis that has already been made or not made in the form of a second opinion and offer a corrective consultation if you have already had unsatisfactory Lipedema surgery. We are also happy to answer any general questions you may have. This should make it easier for you to decide in favour of liposuction and thus lead to an improved attitude to life. Through our comprehensive and empathetic care, we would like to pave the way to a life free of complaints.

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Initial consultation

What should I know for my initial consultation with LIPOCURA®?

We understand that you are probably a little nervous before your consultation with us. So that you can be reassured and are fully prepared for your appointment, here are the most important facts about your initial consultation:
Patient stories

Living with Lipedema - Experiences of our patients

What happens after Lipedema treatment at LIPOCURA®? Many women have travelled this path with us and share their experiences as well as exclusive before and after pictures to serve as inspiration for other patients. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our patient stories.


Frequently asked questions

Lipedema is a chronic disease that primarily affects women and is characterised by an uncontrolled, pathological increase in fatty tissue. The legs and arms are particularly affected. The fat distribution disorder typically occurs during puberty, after pregnancy or during the menopause.

Depending on the progression of the disease, different symptoms can occur that can significantly affect daily life, including pain and limited mobility. There is currently no empirical evidence of a cure. Conservative treatments such as wearing compression garments or lymphatic drainage can alleviate the symptoms. Liposuction is the only method of removing the abnormally altered fat cells.

The main feature of Lipedema is a visible and palpable increase in subcutaneous fatty tissue, usually starting on the legs, which usually occurs symmetrically. The affected areas are often sensitive and painful and tend to form bruises. Those affected often report a feeling of tension, coldness and heaviness in the affected limbs.

To determine whether typical symptoms of Lipedema are present, we offer an online self-test. This can provide you with an initial assessment and serve as the basis for an initial consultation.

The exact causes of Lipedema have not yet been conclusively clarified, but a genetic predisposition is suspected, especially as the disease often runs in families. Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy or the menopause, for example due to oestrogen and progesterone, also appear to play a role. A possible malfunction of the lymphatic vessels, which leads to increased fluid retention in the fatty tissue, is also being discussed.

It is a common misconception that Lipedema is the same as being overweight. Lipedema is not caused by inappropriate diet or lack of exercise and cannot be treated with diet or exercise.

Lipedema is diagnosed during an initial consultation at our clinic in Hamburg. Patients often already have a diagnosis and also seek a second opinion from us. Our many years of experience and extensive expertise enable us to make an accurate and well-founded assessment. We start with a detailed medical history, followed by a thorough physical examination, during which we pay particular attention to the typical fat distribution and the nature of the fatty tissue. Imaging procedures such as ultrasound support the assessment and help to rule out other diseases. Thanks to our many years of experience and specialisation in Lipedema, we offer you first-class care and the best possible basis for your treatment.

The aim of treatment is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. Conservative methods such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression garments, specially adapted nutrition and exercise therapy are used.

In advanced stages of the disease, conservative treatment options are often limited. Effective relief of the symptoms and an aesthetic adjustment of the body contour are usually only possible through liposuction. At the Elbklinik Hamburg, we use the gentle PAL method (Power-Assisted Liposuction), which delivers very effective results in a tissue-sparing and precise manner and allows us to remove significantly more fat than with aesthetic liposuction. To optimally support the healing process, we also provide personalised tips on nutritional methods that have brought our patients good results to date. To perfect the aesthetic result, we also perform scarless skin tightening. Surgical tightening is also an option for severe findings. Our holistic approach ensures that both your health and aesthetic needs are met and adapted to your individual requirements.

How to get there

Anfahrt mit der Bahn

From Hamburg main station:

Take the underground line S1 in the direction of Ohlstedt to the station Barmbek station. There you change to the S-Bahn line S21 in the direction of Elbgaustra├če and get off at Langenhorn station. The walk to the practice takes about 15 minutes.

Take bus 275 in the direction of Poppenb├╝ttel to the bus stop Borsteler Chaussee/Langenhorner Weg. The walk to the practice takes approx. 5 minutes.

The walk from Hamburg main station to the practice takes approx. 1 hour

Anfahrt mit dem Taxi


The taxi ride from the main railway station to the LIPOCURA® location takes approx. 30 minutes.

Parken bei Lipocura


There are several parking lots near the practice. The ÔÇśBorsteler ChausseeÔÇÖ parking lot is the closest and is about 50 metres away.

You can find us here

Consultancy and surgery location

Borsteler Chaussee 53

22453 Hamburg

+49 40 5247067-0

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