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Clinic for Plastic Surgery Eduardus Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
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Department of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand and Breast Surgery (301970)

Alfons Erdmann

Dr. med.

Alfons Erdmann

Specialized in: plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, hand and breast surgery

About the department

The Department of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand and Breast Surgery at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery Eduardus Cologne offers the full range of modern interventions in the field of plastic surgery. The department’s surgeons are distinguished for their successful experience in microsurgical interventions, aesthetic and reconstructive operations after tumor removal. In addition, the department’s ​​competence includes interventions to correct hand defects and injuries. The specialists have in their arsenal all the treatment methods, including microsurgery and endoscopy. The department works in accordance with the very latest surgical standards, and therefore has a reputable status both at the national and international levels. The department is headed by Dr. med. Alfons Erdmann.

The key attention in clinical practice is paid to reconstructive surgery. One of the main focuses is nose reshaping. The department offers a unique opportunity, which is available only in this clinic – free microvascular transfer of skin cartilage flap from the auricle to the pinna nasi. In addition, the department also provides the reconstructive treatment for basalioma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other tumors. Additionally, the department performs reconstructive interventions for soft tissues of the body (for example, in case of anterior abdominal wall hernia or bedsores).

Aesthetic surgery is responsible for improving the appearance of a person. The department mostly performs aesthetic interventions on the face, nose, ears and breast. The department also performs liposuction of all problem areas, injections of botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid / fillers, as well as lipofilling (rejuvenation using the patient’s own adipose cells) and Microfat lipofilling. The service range is complemented by the removal of sweat glands in case of hyperhidrosis, as well as non-surgical treatment methods.

Dr. Alfons Erdmann has a special competency in breast surgery. Under his control, the surgeons use the very latest plastic surgery techniques with perforator flaps, in which the capillaries are cut off from the surrounding tissues using a sparing microsurgical technique. Depending on the clinical case, an appropriate type of flap surgery is individually determined for each patient. In addition, the department deals with the treatment of congenital breast pathologies, for example, tubular breast correction. In this case, it is also possible to perform free transplantation of the patient's own tissues.

In addition, the department treats all diseases of the hand and wrist. When treating tumors, the doctors use modern diagnostic and therapeutic options (for example, wrist arthroscopy). In case of surgical treatment, key attention is paid to preserving hand function.

When treating soft tissue defects and injuries, the surgeons actively use various modifications of flap plastic surgery. In the cases where simple skin transplantation is not possible, the microsurgical techniques can be used. At the same time, when harvesting donor skin flap, a binocular magnifier or a microscope is used. The blood vessels are carefully separated and then attached to the vessels in the area of damaged soft tissue using microsurgical techniques. Such operations require a careful preliminary planning.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Aesthetic surgery
    • Facial interventions 
      • Face and neck lift
      • Temple lift
      • Midface lift
      • Microfat lipofilling
      • Upper eyelid lift
      • Lower eyelid lift
      • Chin implant placement
    • Nasal interventions
      • Functional septorhinoplasty
      • Nose reshaping (for aesthetic purposes)
    • Interventions on the ears
      • Otoplasty (auricle reshaping)
      • Auricular size reduction
      • Earlobe reconstruction
    • Breast interventions
      • Breast augmentation
      • Breast reduction
      • Breast lift
    • Body lift
      • Shoulder skin lift
      • Hip skin lift
      • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    • Liposuction of all problem areas
    • Aesthetic injectable procedures
      • Botulinum toxin injections
      • Injections of hyaluronic acid / fillers
      • Injections of autologous adipose tissue / Microfat lipofilling
    • Sweat gland removal in case of hyperhidrosis
  • Hand surgery
    • Treatment of Dupuytren's contracture
    • Treatment of compression syndromes
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Guyon's canal syndrome
      • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Treatment of synovitis
      • Trigger fingers
      • De Quervain syndrome
      • Synovectomy
    • Treatment of ganglion
    • Treatment of cicatricial contracture
    • Treatment of hand tumors
    • Treatment of primary and secondary arthrosis
    • Wrist surgery
      • Scaphoid fracture
      • Scaphoid reconstruction for pseudoarthrosis
      • Scapholunate ligament rupture
    • Wrist arthroscopy
    • Flap plastic surgery for defects of hand soft tissue 
  • Reconstructive surgery
    • Interventions on the face
      • Skin tumors (for example, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
      • Nasal tissue defects
      • Nasal septum perforation
      • Nasal breathing disorders
      • Paralysis and asymmetry of the facial muscles
      • Ear malformations
    • Interventions on the body
      • Sternal osteomyelitis
      • Anterior abdominal wall hernia
      • Bedsores
    • Interventions on the limbs
      • Diabetic foot
      • Soft tissue defects
      • Chronic venous insufficiency accompanied by trophic disorders
      • Sarcomas
      • Paralysis caused by peripheral nerve lesions
  • Breast surgery
    • Reconstructive interventions after tumor removal 
      • Free tissue transfer (microsurgical technique)
      • Plastic surgery using tubed pedicle flaps
      • Installation of expanders and implants
      • Areola and nipple reconstruction
    • Correction of congenital breast defects (tuberous breasts)
    • Correction of breast hypoplasia
      • Breast reduction
      • Breast lift
    • Treatment of wounds and infections of the sternum after heart surgery
    • Surgical treatment of gynecomastia in men
  • Microsurgery
  • Other surgical options

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • Study of Human Medicine at the University of Cologne.
  • Doctoral thesis defense on the subject: "True polycythemia (P.v.) and polyglobulins (P.G.) – determination of the frequency of apoptosis in the bone marrow using ISEL method", Institute of Pathology, University of Cologne.
  • Professional Training in General Surgery, Department of General Surgery and Traumatology, Marienkrankenhaus Hospital in Bergisch Gladbach.
  • Board certification in Surgery.
  • Assistant Physician in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burn Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen.
  • Assistant Physician in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Marcus Hospital in Frankfurt.
  • Board certification in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.
  • Senior Physician in the Department of Hand Surgery, Breast Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery at the Marienhospital Stuttgart.
  • Senior Physician, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, Main Taunus Hospital.
  • Additional qualifications in Hand Surgery.

Department of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand and Breast Surgery.
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