Director
Prof. Dr. med. Justus P. Beier

Contact: Administrative Office, Christiane Gorgels
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-89700 ı Fax: +49 (0)241 80-82448
plastische-chirurgie@ukaachen.de

 

Department of
Plastic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery

Medical Services

 

  • Plastic surgery for reconstruction of body form and correction of malfunctions
  • Microsurgery and reconstructive surgery (including head and body defects)
  • Breast surgery (including reconstruction of the female breast following amputation)
  • Skin transplantation in cases of decubitus or chronic wounds
  • Peripheral neurosurgery (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Hand surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery (lifting, liposuction, etc.)
  • Centre for severe burns victims
  • Treatment of scars and reconstructive surgery after severe trauma and burns

Research Focus

 

  • Development of skin tissue replacement (tissue engineering) and other tissue types
  • Adipocyte cell research
  • Analysis of growth factors for regeneration procedures

Professor Pallua has headed the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery since 1997. His studies of human medicine and specialist training in plastic surgery (earning him an additional academic title in hand surgery) led the Italian-born Pallua first to Vienna, and then to Berlin and to the Hanover Medical School where he served as Assistant Medical Director.

Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS). It has acquired an international reputation, among other things for developing its own surgical method for facial reconstruction. As a highlight, patients can watch the planning process for their surgery by means of digital photography via computer imaging.