About us Asst Lect. Dr Klaus Exner
When it comes to the outstanding luminaries of plastic and aesthetic surgery in the international professional world, his name is guaranteed to come up quickly: PD Dr. med. Klaus Exner has a reputation that almost no other specialist in his field can match. This is not only due to his immense experience spanning more than four decades in practice, research and teaching, but also to the numerous innovations with which he contributed to the worldwide development of high-performance medicine. His numerous scientific publications also repeatedly led to the establishment of new surgical methods. The qualified specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery can be reached in two highly equipped practice complexes – in Frankfurt am Main and in Oberursel in the Hochtaunus region.
Hardly any other discipline of medicine has undergone a comparable development in recent decades: Today, aesthetic and plastic surgery is of enormous importance – also because people view themselves and their bodies with a different self-confidence than in the past. For a long time, it was frowned upon to undergo aesthetic plastic surgery simply to harmonise one's outer appearance. Whether it involves the correction of protruding ears, a breast reduction or the removal of deep wrinkles – today, we know that satisfaction with one's own appearance can have a great impact on our well-being and thus also on our general condition.
One person who has been instrumental in this development – the fact that the facets of rejuvenation surgery also enjoy high recognition in the medical world, as well as in society – is PD Dr. med. Klaus Exner. It is thanks to exceptional pioneers in this field like him that aesthetic plastic surgery has long since become the standard. This also includes the fact that PD Dr Exner has made a significant contribution to the development of surgical methods, for example, in facial surgery.
Pioneering achievement: Establishment of cosmetic surgery
Today, it is a matter of course that almost all operations in this area are performed on a minimally invasive basis. This makes the decision for an operation easier because numerous operations can be performed quickly and safely on an outpatient basis – and because usually only tiny, barely visible scars remain, which also heal quickly.
Admittedly, plastic and aesthetic surgery covers a broad field of medicine, which also includes reconstructive surgery. Even though plastic and aesthetic surgery is often equated with cosmetic surgery, PD Dr Exner's range of services is much broader.
Aesthetic surgery: Improve contours and optimise functions
If you want to contact PD Dr. med. Klaus Exner to improve your appearance with a shape-changing procedure, Frankfurt or Oberursel is the right place for you. For this experienced specialist, it is important to discuss with his patients at eye level as to which steps are necessary to adapt the contours to their own wishes. Of course, you can always rely on the outstanding intuition that makes PD Dr. Exner a trustworthy contact person after so long and so many conversations – which is particularly important for sensitive issues.
PD Dr. Exner has enormous experience in all conceivable aesthetic operations to correct the shape of the body. His range of services includes gentle procedures on the face – such as a facelift, i.e. an absolutely natural face lift. Excess tissue is removed from under the eyes and in the cheek area, and sometimes also from the neck. In the process, PD Dr Exner succeeds in not simply tightening the facial skin – he returns it to its natural position.
Facial surgery: Natural results
The fact that PD Dr. Exner inspires those who seek him out with absolutely natural results is also due to his mastery in a special field: He is a master of what is known as lipofilling – the transplantation of the patient's own fat. Using his patients' own body fat, he creates the volume in the desired areas at the highest level. Whether it's wrinkles on the face or lips: PD Dr. Exner always uses lipofilling in a targeted way, even if the backs of the hands are sunken or scars could use some touching up to almost disappear naturally.
Both in the extremely gentle extraction of the patient's own fat and in the attention paid to nerve tracts, which play an enormous role in lipofilling injections, PD Dr Exner benefits from his long experience with this method. Another positive aspect speaks for this treatment method: The autologous fat – i.e. the patient's own fat – contains stem cells, which in turn contribute to the regeneration of the surrounding tissue.
Specialisms: Eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty
Through innovative surgical techniques, which PD Dr Exner has optimised over the decades, he easily prevents the otherwise so common "mask effect" and achieves a rejuvenated appearance in an original way. Incidentally, the topic of facial paralysis is also one of the specialities of the experienced expert: In the case of so-called facial paresis, he namely developed new standards for dynamic muscle replacement operations together with colleagues.
Eyelid corrections and individual nose corrections are also part of the facial procedures – in the most perfect implementation possible, which require not only a high level of expertise but also an eye for beauty, patience and the steady hand of a true master. This is because, when it comes to the preservation, restoration and optimisation of certain body regions, it is essential to place oneself in the hands of a renowned specialist who is an expert not just in terms of their skill and competence, but also a professional who shows both empathy and discretion.
In eyelid surgery, PD Dr. Exner has been recognised as an absolute luminary for a long time. When the elasticity of the deeper skin layers decreases and drooping eyelids occur, "gravity wrinkles" develop. Also, because a drooping eyelid can promote fatigue and cause restrictions in the field of vision, treatment makes perfect sense – by the way, even if fat deposits produce a puffy appearance and enlarge the bags under the eyes. The specialist also treats drooping eyelids with the highest level of skill.
Smooth transitions: Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Even with liposuction and tummy tucks, such as thigh lifts, purely medical aspects can be added in addition to the aesthetic aspects – and there are also numerous operations on the face that are more aimed at reconstruction. Reconstructive surgery mainly refers to congenital deformities, the consequences of accidents and losses caused by tumours, for example. When it comes to a person's face, PD Dr Exner often has to deal with cleft lips and palates, which can now often be almost completely repaired. It is also important that a highly specialised professional can rely on the expertise of his colleagues from other disciplines – for example, dermatology or vascular surgery.
PD Dr. med. Klaus Exner also knows that, when concerning particularly sensitive operations, it is not only the success of the actual procedure that counts. When patients come to his practice for breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, for example, it is about more than just a careful reconstruction that is as aesthetic as possible. It is about people regaining their zest for life – and their self-confidence. Operations after the removal of tumours of the skin and connective tissue also belong to this sensitive category. In most cases, reconstructive surgery – the art of restoration – is particularly concerned with the largest and at the same time most sensitive human organ: the skin.
Typically only tiny scars: Microsurgery in perfection
After all, if the skin is damaged, plastic surgical help may quickly become necessary – even for reconstruction after a skin tumour. This is because PD Dr Exner is also familiar with skin tumours. Benign tumours usually pose more of a cosmetic or aesthetic challenge – such as port-wine stains, haemangiomas, fibromas, lipomas or age warts.
In reconstructive surgery and tumour surgery, for example, PD Dr. Exner is always dealing with the topic of skin transplantation. And, of course, in addition to the restoration of movement functions, which are in the foreground in the case of arms and legs, for example, there are also aesthetic aspects. The specialist caused an international sensation early on with operations on nerves and muscles – and thus set clear signs on the path to modern cutting-edge medicine. Incidentally, he also pioneered the replantation of severed limbs at the time of the first finger replantations.
With his decades of experience, PD Dr. Exner always attaches great importance to preventing disfiguring scars and marks. He succeeds above all through the knowledgeable use of the most modern microsurgical procedures at an international level: His mastery of microsurgical therapies ensures that he performs most procedures on an outpatient basis.
Science and teaching: A pioneer in research, too
The fact that research and the further development of existing forms of therapy and surgery are still close to his heart benefits, not least the students at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he is a lecturer. His name is also omnipresent in science – for example, through his well over one hundred publications. His more than 250 expert lectures at conferences and congresses have also left their mark internationally. He also lets the next generation share in his outstanding expertise in a very practical way – for example, in his legendary surgery courses.
For many years, PD Dr. med. Klaus Exner was also a board member of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons (now DGPRÄG), where he played a hugely influential role. It also shows that he is in the annals as a founding member of the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons: This specialist is well networked and thus always up to date in his disciplines. This is also shown by his high-level position in the FOCUS list of leading German physicians: There, he is listed in the fields of facial surgery, breast surgery and eyelid surgery. His outstanding importance for the entire field of aesthetic and plastic surgery is documented by numerous honours. Thus he received the Pitzer Prize and the Dieffenbach Medal of the DGPRÄC for his services – and was praised for his humanitarian work.
PD Dr med Klaus Exner also received a special honour from Ukraine: There, where he has already carried out operations in many relief missions, he was awarded the prestigious Order of St. Nicholas of the Orthodox Church. But it is not only in Ukraine that PD Dr med Klaus Exner is regularly involved: In many international aid missions, he mainly operates on children in developing countries with the most severe deformities – such as cleft lip and palate, burns or tumours. On a voluntary basis, of course.