Special Clinical Focus

  • Head and neck surgery: eyelid correction, rhinoplasty /nasal septum correction, facelift, forehead lift, neck lift, ear correction
  • Breast surgery: breast enhancement, breast reduction, breast lift, implant replacement, nipple correction, male breast correction (gynaecomastia)
  • Liposuction, lipofilling
  • Lifting surgery to the body: abdominoplasty, upper arm lift, upper thigh lift
  • Wrinkle treatments by means of filling injection, Botox, or laser
  • Hand and scar surgery

About us

The objective of the team at the Schwarzl Hospital in Lassnitzhoehe in Austria is to provide high-quality medicine by means of specialist competence, experience and responsibility.

The personal desire of the patient for health and beauty is realised on-site by means of highly responsible and medically competent management in accordance with his wishes for physical and visual well-being.

The specialists at the Schwarzl Hospital rely on tried and tested cosmetic surgery techniques. Here, only experienced plastic surgeons, who always keep their specialist knowledge up to date by means of continuing education, perform the surgery. At the same time, the physicians themselves are active as lecturers at international conferences and are jointly responsible for medical innovations.

Alongside specialist competence, caring support and responsiveness to personal requirements are the most important principles in dealing with the patients. At the same time, naturally, discretion is a matter of course. The entire team at the Schwarzl Hospital places great value on all patients feeling understood and that they are in good hands and that they leave the hospital a little more content and happier than when they entered.

The Schwarzl Hospital is situated in an idyllic location with a beautiful view over the Styrian hill country. It is nestled in 86 acres (350,000 m2) of spacious parkland in the Lassnitzhoehe health resort near Graz, where winding paths meander through forest and field. The sunny weather invigorates the visitor and provides the ideal conditions for a retreat from the daily routine for a few days and for paying attention to his own body and beauty. Despite the absolutely restful atmosphere, the Schwarzl Hospital is conveniently located, in terms of transport, in the heart of the green Styrian countryside and is just a couple of minutes from Graz or 1½ hours travelling time from Vienna.

The 1.1 acre (4,500 m2) hospital grounds are in keeping with the most up-to-date standard of medicine and science, whereby the entire team places the utmost importance on personal care, geniality and professional duty around the clock.

At the same time, the Schwarzl Hospital specialises in all areas of plastic-aesthetic surgery, hand surgery procedures, vascular surgery and laser therapy. Here, the prerequisite for surgery or treatment is that a therapeutic objective takes centre stage. Only if the attending physician feels that he is able to improve the patient's condition in real terms, will surgery or treatment be performed. If there is no indication, for the benefit of the patient, the physicians at the Schwarzl Hospital, as specialists in plastic and aesthetic surgery, will decline to perform the procedure.

All up to date surgical techniques are utilised at the Schwarzl Hospital. The comparatively high number of aesthetic procedures and treatments performed annually at the Schwarzl Hospital testify to the great wealth of experience and the sophistication at the team's disposal. The team utilises the best insights from across the world and implements these in the hospital in order for the Schwarzl Hospital to be able to ensure that patients are always treated in accordance with the most advanced scientific insights and skill. At the same time, numerous medical innovations have been developed by the doctors at the Schwarzl Hospital, with the aid of which the effectiveness of a variety of treatments has been increased and convalescence can be reduced.

The objective is to continue to improve the quality of the medical work. Ultimately, the Schwarzl Hospital would also like to continue to be numbered among the leading institutions in Europe. Regular patient surveys are a part of the process if high standards are to continue to be optimised.

The team at the Schwarzl Hospital is proud of the fact that they have been evaluated as “very good” in almost all patient valuations and they are able to produce an impressive recommendation rate of 99 per cent.

The Schwarzl Medical Center is also located at the Schwarzl Hospital, where numerous specialist clinics and institutions complete the range of medical services. These include, for example, a dietetics and metabolic diseases institute, a specialist in internal medicine, a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine, a specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics, a specialist surgeon and vascular surgeon and a therapeutic centre for physiotherapy treatments.

Therapeutic Services

Lifting surgery to the face:

  • Eyelid correction with or without muscle tightening
  • Facelift
  • Forehead lift
  • Neck lift

Nose corrections:

  • Rhinoplasty with or without bone correction
  • Nasal septum correction

Ear corrections:

  • Correction of protruding ears
  • Correction of outer ear malformation
  • Earlobe correction

Breast surgery:

  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Implant replacement
  • Nipple correction
  • Male breast correction (gynaecomastia)

Liposuction, lipofilling:

  • Liposuction
  • Filling injection using autologous fat

Lifting surgery to the body:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Upper arm lift
  • Upper thigh lift
  • Buttock lift

Wrinkle treatments:

  • Filling injection using hyaluronic acid preparations
  • Filling injection using autologous fat
  • Botox injections
  • CO2 laser therapy

Hand surgery:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Surgery for trigger finger
  • Surgical release
  • Surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Ganglion removal

Scar surgery:

  • Correction of excess scarring
  • Contractions due to scarring

Intimate surgery:

  • Labial correction

Laser therapy:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Treatment for pigmentation changes (age spots, pigmented spots)
  • Treatment of vascular changes (couperosis, spider veins, port-wine stains, angiomata, spider naevi)

Vein treatments:

  • Sclerosing of spider veins
  • Laser treatment of vascular changes
  • Varicose vein surgery

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Accommodation and care of patients:

In the affiliated Schwarzl Medical Hotel, with catering and 24-hour support.

Accommodation option for relatives:

  • In the patient’s room at the Schwarzl Medical Hotel
  • In a private room at the Schwarzl Medical Hotel
  • Arranging of accommodation near the Schwarzl Hospital

Complimentary airport / railway pickup for patients travelling by public transport.

Organising of hairdressing / beauty therapy / chiropody appointments on site or in-home.

Permanent Make-Up:

Contour Make-Up

  • Eyebrows
  • Eyeliner
  • Lips

 Health centre at the Schwarzl Hospital:

  • Dietetics and Metabolic Diseases Institute & Specialist in Internal Medicine, Senior Consultant Meinrad Lindschinger
  • Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, Dr Bettina Ropele-Lindschinger
  • Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr Juanita Urdl-Boritsch
  • Specialist Surgeon / Vascular Surgeon, Prof. Johannes Fruhwirth
  • Therapeutic Centre for physiotherapy treatment
  • Sports Scientist, Specialist in Promoting Physical Activity, Management Consultant for Corporate Health Management, Mr Georg Jillich
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Aesthetic Surgery

Other treatments

  • Scar revision
  • Lidkorrektur
  • Otoplasty
  • Wrinkle treatment by injection
  • Thigh lift
  • Upper arm lift


Airports near

  • Airport Grazca. 17 km
  • Airport Wienca. 190 km

Additional staff

Prim. - Johann Umschaden - Aesthetic Surgery - Laßnitzhöhe

Prim. Dr. med.
Johann Umschaden

Ärztlicher Leiter der Schwarzl Klinik,
Facharzt für Plastische, Ästhetische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie

Univ. - Helmut Hoflehner - Aesthetic Surgery - Laßnitzhöhe

Univ. Doz. Dr. med.
Helmut Hoflehner

Stv. Ärztlicher Leiter der Schwarzl Klinik,
Facharzt für Plastische, Ästhetische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie

Dr. - Thomas Rappl - Aesthetic Surgery - Laßnitzhöhe

Dr. med.
Thomas Rappl

Facharzt für Plastische, Ästhetische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie