The time spent in this observership will be dedicated to teaching the participants the subspecialty of body contouring after massive weight loss which will include the workup, patient selection, coordination and prioritization of different body contouring procedures, the surgical details and the postoperative care of these complex patients. The participants will also be exposed to a very busy practice in rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty, in an extensive manner. A variety of other aesthetic procedures will also be available for the participants to learn from.
The Department of Plastic Surgery in Wesseling at the Dreifaltigkeits-Hospital is part of the University of Bonn and is located in between Cologne and Bonn. The clinic was established 35 years ago and credits its international reputation to the achievements of Professor Neven Olivari and the ongoing and intensified new developments of his successor Dr. Dirk Richter, especially in the field of facial and periorbital surgery and body contouring.
The clinic provides a fully accredited training program for plastic surgery residents and covers the spectrum of plastic surgery as well as orbital decompression and craniofacial surgery. The clinic participates in the charity program for the "Friedensdorf"- performing honorary secondary reconstructive surgery, especially in burn injury victims.