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Department of plastic, aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery

Dr. med. Gerd Friedrich Westphal
plastic, aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery

About the department

The department of plastic, aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin is a team of specialized physicians that carries out all aesthetic and plastic surgery operations at the highest level. All specialists have many years of professional experience and are members of renowned professional associations (DGPRÄC, VDÄPC, BDC). The same doctor is always available to the patient as a contact person from the consultation hour through the inpatient stay to aftercare. In addition to purely operational specialists, the department also offers the patients at MEOCLINIC holistic outpatient care. With 30 years of professional experience, permanent further training, and various further developments of the latest treatment methods, the head of the department is the ideal partner for the successful implementation of patients' ideas and wishes. Taking time, listening carefully, seeing the person as a whole - are the principles of the aesthetic surgeon's work.

The services provided by local surgeons include aesthetic facial surgery, breast augmentation, and whole-body plastic-reconstructive interventions. In addition, supplementary outpatient procedures, such as hyaluronic acid injections, are also carried out.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Aesthetic facial surgery:

  • Facelift (face and neck skin tightening) using the ESP-SMAS technique
  • Eyelid correction (drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes) with the reconstruction of the original anatomical structures
  • Open and endoscopic forehead lift
  • Rhinoplasty (nose correction in closed technique)
  • Profiloplasty (chin correction with implants)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction of the concha and antihelix)

Aesthetic breast surgery:

  • Breast augmentation in the completely muscular position of the implants
  • Breast lift with an inner bra, and I scar
  • Vertical breast reduction

Additional procedures:

  • Denervation of joints in joint pain
  • Autologous fat treatment (breast, buttocks and face build-up) with water-jet assisted liposuction
  • Body shaping (liposuction, tummy tuck, body lift)
  • Correction of complications after aesthetic interventions
  • Laser treatment for dermatological and aesthetic issues
  • Surgery for benign and malignant skin tumours
  • Whole-body skin and soft tissue reconstruction
  • Tumour surgery of the skin and soft tissue on the entire body
  • Female intimate surgery
  • Hyaluronic and botulinum injections
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1975  General University Entrance Qualification
  • 1976  Law studies, Free University, Berlin
  • 1980  Study of medicine, Free University, Berlin
  • 1988  State examination, license to practice medicine, member of the Berlin Medical Association
  • Education and training in plastic surgery
  • 1989 – 1996 Resident in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Havel Clinic, Berlin
  • 1996 – 1997 Resident plastic and reconstructive surgery, Urban Hospital, Berlin
  • 2012 Authorization for further training granted by the Berlin Medical Association for training as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Appointment as an examiner in medical training to become a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Experience

  • 1997-1998   Functional Senior Physician Center for severe burn injuries, Unfallklinik Berlin
  • 1998 – 2000 Senior Physician in Plastic Surgery, Hand and Breast Surgery at the Schloßpark-Klinik, Berlin
  • 2000 – 2002 Senior Physician for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Havel Clinic, Berlin
  • 2002 – 2003 ltd Senior Physician and Deputy Chief Physician for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Havel Clinic, Berlin
  • since 2003   Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery at MEOCLINIC
  • stays abroad
  • 1994  Guest doctor Clinica de Cirurgia Plastica Prof. Dr. Carlos Uebel, Porte Alegre, Brazil
  • 1998  Visiting Physician Shriners Hospital and University of Texas, Medical Branch Prof. Dr. David Herndon, Galveston, USA
  • 1998  Visiting Doctor Clinic of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Prof. Dr. Steven Hoefflin, LA, USA

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Association of the German Plastic-Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Member of the German Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
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