Prof. - Günter  Germann - Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg / Private Clinic Vitalitas Neustadt an der Weinstraße - exterior view

Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg / Private Clinic Vitalitas Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Specialists for plastic and esthetic surgery

Prof. - Günter  Germann - Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg / Private Clinic Vitalitas Neustadt an der Weinstraße - exterior view

The Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg and the Private Clinic Vitalitas in Neustadt an der Weinstraße offer the complete spectrum of esthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery - including hand surgery. Four experienced specialists, who all place the highest value on quality and safety, stand for great competence.

Our doctors

Prof. - Günter  Germann - Plastic and esthetic surgery -

Prof. Günter Germann

Prof. - Matthias  Reichenberger - Plastic and esthetic surgery -

Prof. Matthias Reichenberger

Associate - Holger Engel - Plastic and esthetic surgery -

Associate Lecturer Dr. Holger Engel

Dimitrios A. Takas - Plastic and esthetic surgery -

Dimitrios A. Takas

About us

Four proven specialists in plastic and esthetic surgery at two first-class equipped, highly renowned locations - this is something you will probably not find twice. So when it comes to preserving or restoring the body and its important functions, the people in the greater region between Kaiserslautern and Heidelberg can choose between two top addresses. But the two clinics are also the right places to go when it comes to optimising one's appearance according to one's own wishes and esthetic preferences. After all, the aim here is always to achieve significant improvements - without compromise.

For the four specialists, it' s beyond doubt: people should be allowed to feel completely comfortable in their bodies. The esthetic and plastic surgeons, who practice both at the ETHIANUM in Heidelberg and at the private clinic Vitalitas in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, know quite well: Feeling good is a very individual matter. For many potential patients it takes a lot of effort to turn to a specialist with such personal wishes and ideas. 

Four specialists who leave nothing to be desired

When people want to change their appearance, it is particularly important that specialists show a high degree of empathy in addition to their great expertise. And this is exactly the case here: If you contact one of the four specialists, you will immediately feel that your wishes are taken seriously here - and that you are being listened to. Because in both clinics this is the basis for a pleasant relationship that also leads to the best results: Those who treat their patients with trust and at eye level achieve the common goals at the highest level - esthetically and surgically.

In reconstructive surgery the experienced specialists use all interventions and methods available to restore the optimal appearance of patients. Thanks to many years of experience in esthetic and plastic surgery, the specialists recognise which methods achieve the best results. With astonishing certainty, they will always use exactly those measures that are necessary to achieve the greatest possible success, even for the smallest intervention. Of course, this is only possible with a very special mixture of an immense routine, a great passion for medicine in general and surgery in particular - and a high degree of curiosity and imagination that is based on the specialists' extraordinary expertise.

An enormous experience - and a unique team

Thus, all four specialists have a high level of professional qualification and extensive professional experience. Added to this is the pursuit of the greatest possible perfection, which is based on the pronounced sense of beauty and esthetics that all four have in common - and an exceptional degree of empathy. In all four specialists, the far above-average capacity for empathy is immediately apparent. This is also one reason why the specialists work so successfully together as a team and achieve such remarkable results. 

The great art of the specialists, who complement each other perfectly in many ways, has become known far beyond the region. The high reputation ensures that people come from all parts of the country and even from abroad to benefit from the extensive passion for perfection that the well-rehearsed team also has in common. It goes without saying that both clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and thus meet the most demanding requirements.

And these are the four specialists who together have made two clinics internationally renowned:

Prof. Günter Germann loves the challenges posed by complex cases in reconstructive and esthetic surgery - because they best meet his outstanding expertise. The plastic surgeon, who as founder and medical director has made the ETHIANUM one of the most modern clinics in Europe, was for many years head physician of the Clinic for Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery at the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik in Ludwigshafen. With thousands of surgeries he achieved the additional title of hand surgery. Prof. Germann also has an international reputation in microsurgery - and is also dedicated to research and teaching at the University of Heidelberg. He was President of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons for many years and was a member of the Presidium of the German Society of Surgery. It is therefore no surprise that his opinion is also gladly heard in secondary esthetic surgery.

Prof. Matthias Reichenberger has earned a reputation as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery for being a particularly demanding perfectionist. In fact, perfection is an important requirement for him when it comes to improving the esthetic appearance and the intricacies of complex reconstructive surgery - for example, in breast reconstruction after cancer. Together with Prof. Germann, he heads the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Breast Reconstruction Center at the ETHIANUM and the Department of Esthetic and Plastic Surgery at the private clinic Vitalitas. Breast augmentation and reduction are among his specialties, as is gentle skin tightening after weight loss, a particularly effective method of cellulite treatment - and the extensive field of facial surgery.

Associate Lecturer Dr. Holger Engel takes the people who turn to him with their wishes and concerns very seriously - after all, changing one's own appearance is a sensitive issue. For him, his daily work in esthetics is about achieving a common goal with the people entrusted to him. The specialist in plastic and esthetic surgery heads the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Heidelberg Clinic together with Prof. Dr. Germann and Prof. Dr. Reichenberger - and since April 2019, also together with his colleagues, the Department of Esthetic and Plastic Surgery in Neustadt. He also has many years of experience in the field of reconstructive microsurgery and lymph surgery. His additional specialty is hand surgery. Associate Lecturer Dr. Engel also worked for many years in Ludwigshafen at the BG Clinic in Ludwigshafen, which means that he has a long-standing cooperation with all partners. Further stations led him to Taipei and to Kassel, where he last worked as senior consultant and deputy director at the Klinikum Kassel in the department for plastic and esthetic surgery. Associate Lecturer Dr. Engel is a member of numerous professional associations such as the DGPRÄC (German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery). His range of services covers the entire field of esthetic and plastic surgery - for example breast corrections, breast augmentations and reductions, plus areas such as liposuction or body contouring. He often uses minimally invasive treatment methods wherever possible. 

Dimitrios A. Takas, specialist for plastic and esthetic surgery, is always looking for the perfect combination of reconstruction, function and beauty. That is why he always uses his great expertise from all areas in his surgical activities - whether it is modern forms of esthetic surgery, innovative facets of reconstructive surgery or the high art of hand surgery. In his eyes, esthetics means above all a plus in quality of life - and the basis for a strong self-esteem. It is precisely when it is a matter of regaining a more positive view on life that he sees it as his duty to bundle his interdisciplinary skills. Dimitrios A. Takas uses his hand not only to, for example, perform microsurgical operations in an extremely calm way: The passionate surgeon is an equally committed boxer, for whom factors such as esthetics, technique and precision are also crucial in sport. Clinic founder Prof. Germann by the way recognized this rare talent immediately: Dimitrios A. Takas is one of the extremely few surgeons, who succeeded in making the transition directly from university into plastic and esthetic surgery - he is, thus, an exceptional talent in many respects.

Whether it is about the advantages of ultra-modern cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery after accidents, burns or diseases, or whether plastic surgery in its classical form is required, which corrects certain parts of the body and thus prevents or reduces malfunctions - at the ETHIANUM Clinic in Heidelberg and the Vitalitas Private Clinic in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, an experienced team of proven specialists awaits patients. 

Innovative treatment methods: gentle interventions 

Especially in plastic and esthetic surgery the differences between genders often come into focus. Women often contact the two clinics because of questions concerning lipolysis, intimate surgery or the great variety of breast surgery - and of course because of topics such as facelifts, eyelid or nose corrections and abdominoplasties. For men, brow lifts and wrinkle treatment are the most common reasons for a visit, along with gynaecomastia. Common surgeries for both genders are operations such as tummy tucks, liposuction or wrinkle treatment - and of course the correction of scars or the treatment of sweat glands. 

What all people have in common after a successful treatment by the four specialists is in any case a great plus in joy of life, the best possible well-being - and the knowledge that everything was done to achieve the best possible result. This is ensured not only by the experienced specialists, but also by a competent, committed team that leaves nothing to chance, from reception to aftercare. 

By the way, the ETHIANUM Clinic in Heidelberg is not only home to the departments for reconstructive surgery, esthetic surgery and hand surgery: The clinic also offers areas such as spinal surgery, dermatology, radiology, gynecology and preventive medicine at the highest level. A lipedema center is also affiliated. 

Medical spectrum


  • Cellulite
  • Connective tissue weakness
  • Double chin
  • Facial deformity
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hooked nose
  • Inverted nipples
  • Lachrymal sac
  • Tuberous breast


  • (Facial) thread lift
  • Abdominal wall tightening
  • Autologous fat transplantation
  • Body lift
  • Botox therapy
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Brow / Forehead lift
  • Buttock enhancement
  • Buttock lift
  • Cheek bone correction
  • Cheek lift
  • Chin correction
  • Correction of breast asymmetry
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Dermabrasion
  • Ear correction
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Eyelid correction
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facelift
  • Facial profile correction
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Facial surgery
  • Fat reduction
  • Forehead-brow lift
  • Hair removal
  • Hair transplantation
  • Injection wrinkle treatment
  • Intimate surgery
  • Labial enhancement
  • Labial reduction
  • Laser wrinkle treatment
  • Lip correction
  • Lip enhancement
  • Lipolysis
  • Liposuction
  • Microneedling
  • Mole removal / excision
  • Nose correction
  • Penile (penis) enlargement
  • Permanent hair removal
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Scar correction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening
  • Sweat pore
  • Tattoo removal
  • Thermage
  • Thigh lift
  • Upper arm lift
  • Wrinkle treatment



Ethianum Clinic Heidelberg / Private Clinic Vitalitas Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Voßstraße 6
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6321 9619000
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