Minimally invasive treatment in our practice in the Media Harbor...

...and cosmetic surgery in our partner clinic

Minor procedures such as wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin or skin filler treatments are performed in our practice for plastic surgery in the Media Harbor. Your specialist will welcome you there and advise you on the options and exact procedure. He will prepare you individually for your minimally invasive procedure.


Surgery in the clinic

You came to our practice for plastic and cosmetic surgery in the Media Harbor for consultations and preliminary examinations. Now you have decided to have an operation. Thank you for your confidence in us.

On your operation day, we welcome you to our partner clinic, the clinic for plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery at the Kaiserswerth Diakonia Florence Nightingale Hospital. One of the two specialists who will operate on you will be happy to answer any questions that may have arisen. Ask us about any concerns you may have.

You have already been given information on the individual types of anesthesia and operation methods in our practice. Treatment is given under local anesthesia, in twilight sleep, or under gentle, modern general anesthesia.


Safety counts – medical care around the clock

We provide care around the clock. In the clinic for plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery at the Kaiserswerth Diakonia Florence Nightingale Hospital approx. 1,200 major plastic surgery operations are performed every year in addition to more than 600 outpatient treatments. This gives you a high level of medical safety.

This safety is offered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You can rely on us – a competent member of our team is always there for you at the clinic. 

We look forward to your satisfaction.


Enjoy your new feeling of beauty – what to do after your hospital stay

Enjoy!

You may go home after your cosmetic procedure. We will give you a final report when you are discharged from the clinic.

We want you to enjoy your new image. To ensure this, we give you a few individual recommendations when you leave.

For example, special compression corsets after breast operations or body-shaping operations are an important measure that will help to increase your comfort and ensure that the healing process goes smoothly with no hitches. In addition, we will give you recommendations about sports and returning to your job.

Come back for a follow-up examination

A follow-up of the result and healing process is very important for us. You are welcome to come again to our practice for plastic surgery in the Media Harbor one to three days after discharge. If needed, we will then schedule further check-up appointments. We will be happy to answer your questions even after the operation.

We are there for you

Do you have any questions on follow-up after your treatment or do you want to make sure everything is OK? Just make an appointment in our practice. Even after office hours, a competent specialist from our practice is available around the clock at our partner clinic, Kaiserswerth Diakonia.


A few words about caring for your scar – for a perfect result is our goal as well

Natural wound and scar healing is different for every individual. Our gentle suture techniques and your scar treatment contribute to as perfect a result as possible. See more information on this and on scar treatment below. We are continually working to improve our gentle, modern operating techniques – for your beauty and safety.

  • After being discharged from our treatment and removal of bandages and dressings, as long as there are still small scabs and minor oozing, the scars should only be showered daily (mild perfumed soap or washing lotion) and a neutral cream (e.g. Bepanthen® ointment, Vaseline, neutral unscented body lotion) applied twice daily. Please cover the scars loosely with clean compresses from the pharmacy as long as there is still any oozing. 
  • Scar massages can have a favorable effect on the healing process in the first years after the operation. However, you should start only after complete healing, i.e. not until the scars are dry and all scabs are gone, with a gentle scar massage, e.g. with Bepanthen® ointment or the like. Massage along the scar gently with your fingertips 2 to 3 times a day using circular motions and slight pressure.
  • Protect the scar carefully from sunlight during the first year. Use sun blocker or cream with a high sun protection factor (SPF 50).
  • When the scar is completely matured, it is soft, pale, and flat. This process can take up to 2 years. Paresthesia or numbness in the area of the scar are generally temporary and improve as the scar matures and usually go away completely. But occasionally they may be permanent. Unfortunately, this cannot always be avoided. 
  • To promote more rapid maturing of the scar, after the scabbing is completely healed, a silicone gel substance, either in the form of a fluid gel or a bandage, can be applied. A silicone gel (e.g. Dermatix-Gel® or Scarban®, available over the counter in pharmacies) can be applied thinly to the scar 2 times a day and allowed to dry for a few minutes. It forms a thin, invisible film on the skin, which is removed when you shower. Alternately, a silicone gel adhesive bandage can be cut to the length of the scar and applied, which must be reapplied every day after showering. The same bandage can be used for several days. Both products can be prescribed in individual cases. The period of application is at least three months; treatment must be consistent to achieve success. Please ask us if you have any questions.
  • If you should experience any increased itching, burning, increasing redness of the scars or a growth and/or hardening of the scar tissue, it may be excessive scar tissue formation (known as hypertrophic scarring or keloid). The disposition for forming hypertrophic scars and keloids is frequently genetic and cannot be influenced. If the scars develop as described above, special treatment is necessary. Please contact us.
  • Wound healing disorders (e.g. infection, abscess, or seroma) usually occur within the first few days to weeks and are expressed, for example by increased pain, unusual swelling, redness, fever or chills, or increased or sudden secretions from the scar or incision. Please see us or another attending physician immediately if you experience such a wound healing disorder. It is usually easy to treat, but always needs to be monitored by a physician.

If in doubt or if any questions arise, always contact us or your primary care physician.

We wish you a good healing process! 


Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen IPRAS European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Deutsche Gesellschaft für Senologie Interplast Germany