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Find out more about ISAPS Fellowships in Koln, Germany under the supervision of Dr. Dirk Richter.

Köln, Germany

Unlock aesthetic plastic surgery mastery in Köln, Germany on an ISAPS Fellowship. Where you can experience top-tier training amidst the dynamic energy of Köln, and discover a city steeped in tradition, innovation, and endless opportunities for professional growth in aesthetic plastic surgery.

Dr. Dirk F. Richter was head of the plastic and reconstructive surgery department of the Dreifaltigkeits-Hospital in Wesseling near Köln in the Northwestern part of Germany. He is well known for his facial surgery, where he focuses on periorbital rejuvenation. His other interest is body contouring. 

He is now building his own office with OR in a beautiful surrounding near Cologne. The opening is planned for the beginning of 2024.

Apply for the 2025 ISAPS Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Useful Information


Fellowship hosts help to arrange the accommodation before you arrive. 

Visas and Work Permits

Applicants must check visa requirements of the country they plan to visit before applying for the ISAPS Fellowship Program.

For visa and immigration information, please read the details on the German government website.

All non-European fellows have to apply for a Schengen visa which allows them to work in the European Union. 


Licensure is required. It is only with a valid license that you will be able to perform hands-on tasks throughout the fellowship.


Public transport is the best way to get around the area. The airport is 10km to the east of the hospital, on the other side of the river.

Fellowship Host

Dr. Dirk Richter

Dr. Dirk Richter

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  • Near Cologne, to be announced after opening


During a fellowship, the fellow can anticipate observing the following subjects and techniques:

  • Periorbital Surgery
  • Facelift Surgery
  • Midface Lift
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Revisional Periorbital Surgery
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Deep plane Facelift
  • SMAS face and Neck Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Abdominoplasty


“From the beginning they made me feel like a member of the team with the opportunity to scrub in and assist in many operations. Dr Richter was always very available and happy to explain in detail every step of the procedures and answer all of my questions. I have to say that he is a very gifted surgeon and he can be considered as one of the masters. It is truly a pleasure observing him operate.”

Ioannis Dalianoudis

ISAPS Fellow 2018 - Koln, Germany