Lipedema

Professor Dr. Thilo Schenck is a specialist in the field of lipedema removal and will treat you competently and individually. His aim is to help you feel comfortable in your body again and to be free of pain caused by the lipedema.

    Medical Director

    Professor Dr. Thilo Schenck is the Medical Director of the Dr. Geisenhofer Clinic and Chief Physician of the Department of Breast, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.
    Since 2018, he has been Deputy Director & Senior Consultant of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the Clinical Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  There, as Head of the Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgery Department, he was responsible for microsurgical breast reconstruction with free flap plasty (DIEP).
    Professor Schenck has extensive experience in the fields of facial surgery as well as body contouring with a focus on postbariatric patients and patients with lipedema. He has over 10 years of experience in the operation of lipedema and has performed well over 1000 treatments. In addition, he is a regular consultant and speaker for self-help groups.

    [Bitte in "englisch" übersetzen:]
    gender_m Aesthetic plastic surgeryCertified doctorBreast Centre/Plastic SurgerySenior physician
    Prof. Dr. Thilo L. Schenck
    Medical Director (as of 10/01/2020), Direction Breast Centre
    Hirschauer Str. 6
    80538 München
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    Dr. Geisenhofer Clinic

    Tradition combined with modern medicine - this is what the Geisenhoferklinik am Englischen Garten in Munich stands for. The clinic was founded in spring 1940 by Dr. Lorenz Geisenhofer. Dr. Geisenhofer was a specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics and two years earlier he had bought the former city palace of the von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen family and had it rebuilt. His aim: to provide individual care and the best possible treatment for patients in a beautiful ambience.
    We still follow this goal today. The Geisenhoferklinik is one of the leading institutions in Munich and the surrounding area in the fields of obstetrics, mamma surgery, operative gynaecology and plastic/aesthetic surgery.


    Interesting Facts about Lipedema

    The typical characteristics of a lipedema are:

    • The fatty tissue is always equally pronounced on the left and right (symmetrically)
    • The poor are also mostly affected
    • Feet and hands are never affected by lipedema
    • The buttocks and legs become thicker and thicker, are painful and bruise easily
    • Neither diets nor sports influence the lipedema
    • The buttocks and legs are disproportionately large compared to the rest of the body

    Facts worth knowing about lipedema:

    • The cause of lipedema is not yet known
    • Both very thin and overweight women can get lipedema
    • Lipedema is a disease in need of treatment
    • One in ten women suffer from lipedema

    The Procedure and Your Hospital Stay

    The first step is always a personal conversation in the practice. Prior to the surgery, the affected regions are analysed by 3D surface scanning and the success of the treatment is checked postoperatively.  Professor Schenck will take time for you, respond to your individual wishes and questions and, if necessary, make appointments with you for your surgeries.

    Usually, two to four surgical interventions are necessary at intervals of three to four months each. Our goal ist hat you attend yours urgery fully informed and with a feeling of security. The admission is usually on the day of the surgery. On request, it is also possible to come to the clinic one day earlier at your own expense.

    During the surgery the fatty tissue under the skin is loosened with cannulas and suctioned through five to fifteen tiny incisions. Here we use particularly gentle procedures with water jet-assisted fat tissue mobilisation.

    After the surgery you will be provided with compression wraps and should wear compression garments for about six weeks.

    During your stay you will be cared for by experienced and specially trained nursing staff and visited daily by the attending physician and a physiotherapist. After the surgeries you will be provided with compression wraps and wear compression underwear for six weeks. The average length of stay in the clinic is two days.


    Information on cost coverage by health insurance companies

    When removing a lipedema, it is not only a matter of eliminating aesthetic disturbing factors, but also health problems that are solved.

    From stage 3 onwards, liposuction for lipoedema becomes a standard service of the statutory health insurance in certain cases. We would be happy to advise you on this.


    Support groups in your area

    80339 München
    LipLymph-Initiative München
    4. Mittwoch im Monat, 18.00 Uhr,
    Selbsthilfezentrum Westendstr. 68,
    80339 München
    Kontakt: Evelyn Ohlert, Mobil: 0172 / 7874986
    E-Mail: lily-muenchen@gmx.de
    Webseite: https://www.liplymph-in-muenchen.de

    82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
    Lipödem Lymphödem Selbsthilfe Fürstenfeldbruck
    Letzter Donnerstag im Monat, 19 Uhr, Mehrgenerationenhaus (LIB), Am Sulzbogen 56, UG Seminarraum 2
    Kontakt: liplymph-shg-ffb@posteo.de
    Webseite: www.liplymph-ffb.de

    85049 Ingolstadt
    SHG Lily Ingolstadt
    2. Mittwoch im Monat im Bürgerhaus Neuburgerkasten,
    Fechtgasse 6
    85049 Ingolstadt
    Kontakt: Sonja Scheidl
    E-Mail: sonja.scheidl@t-online.de

    86150 Augsburg
    Lymph- und Lipödem – chronisch, Augsburg
    Im August keine Treffen, Feb.-Dez.: 1. Mittwoch im Monat, 14 Uhr,
    Cafe Samocca,
    Hermanstr. 8,
    86150 Augsburg
    März-Nov.: 2. Donnerstag im Monat (nicht an Feiertagen), 18 Uhr,
    Gesundheitsamt,
    Karmelitengasse 11
    Kontakt: Brigitte Walch,
    Tel.: 0821 / 92562

     

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