Klinik Tiefenbrunnen – Plastic and Aesthetic surgery close to the shore of Lake Zurich
The Klinik Tiefenbrunnen provides Plastic and Aesthetic surgery with state-of-the-art medical and technical facilities and highly qualified personnel in the wonderful and harmonious countryside. The comfortable and well equipped rooms follow this design. The peaceful environment and the optimal care create the perfect surrounding for well-being and recovery. The Medical Wellness Practice at the hotel “The Dolder Grand Zürich”, which is additionally to the two practices at the clinic, follows this concept of the beauty and the well-being being linked together. Experts in aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery tend the beauty needs and experts in anti-aging and preventive medicine take care of the well-being and thus the aging- and stress related disorders on an individual basis.
Frown lines, forehead furrows, “crow’s feet”, lines and wrinkles of the lower face are treated with botulinum toxin injections (BTX) to reduce wrinkles. Even nasal muscles can be treated with it to decrease nostril flaring. BTX is a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic method.
Ear surgery can be recommended for protruding ears, which is the majority, large ears or abnormally shaped ears. The best age is before entering school to avoid teasing of classmates. But adults can also have their ears altered.
The first visible signs of aging are shown in the face. Most patients who want a facelift feel that their facial features do not correspond with their youthful spirit and energy level. Thus they want to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance to better reflect the way they feel. There are various facelift procedures that smooth the skin, tighten the underlying tissues and muscle and remove excess skin.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common surgeries. There are various reasons, such as the size being too small or not equal on both sides or changes after pregnancy or breast feeding or they just want them a bit fuller. Weight loss and aging can be other causes for the change of the shape and volume. Breast implant surgery is the most popular way of breast enhancement.
Not always is an eyelid surgery needed. Crow’s feet can be smoothed with Botox, chemical peeling or laser resurfacing, circles beneath the eye due to dark pigmentation can be treated with fillers like Hyaluronic Acid or fat, bleaching solution or chemical peel. But of course there are also indications for eye surgery such as excess skin, loose skin or a puffy appearance of the upper eyelid, bags and dark circles under the eyes or lower eyelid droopiness.
Correction of nose shape (rhinoplasty)
Patients undergoing a rhinoplasty should be older than 14 or 15 to ensure that the nose is fully developed and that the teenager is really sure about the surgery and not influenced by others. Of course, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped. Rhinoplasty often is performed together with other rejuvenating treatments or corrections. But also breathing problems can be a cause for the operation.
Assuming you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped. Rhinoplasty is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift or other rejuvenate surgery to correct aging changes of the nose such as a drooping tip.
Body contouring: Liposuction
Liposuction surgery improves contours by removing excess fat that does not go away with diet and exercise and is at areas with minimal amounts of excess skin and good skin elasticity. Liposuction only removes the fat, not the skin. The method can be used by both females and males.
Overview of services offered:
Wrinkle treatment and Filler
Treatment of protruding ears, ear correction
Breast enlargement / reduction
Correction of nose shape
Arm / leg lifting
Dr. med. Lucas Leu:
Dr. med. Lucas Leu is a specialist for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FMH), Specialist SBCP Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica and a Diplomate of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He is also co-founder of the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen where he has his practice.
From 1992 to 1996, he did his medical education at the surgery clinic Stadtspital Waid under Prof. Dr. P. Buchman and the Universitätsspital Zurich in the Clinic for Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under Director Prof Dr. V.E. Meyer. Three years in the Universitätsspital Rio de Janeiro, a clinic of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Clinica Pitanguy, under Director Prof. Dr. Ivo Pitanguy followed. Then he worked in the Bellevue Klinik Zurich für Ästhetische Chirurgie, in the Facelift Surgery under Dr. John Hamilton in St. Petersburg, Florida USA and as senior attending physician at Inselspital Bern, Department for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery under Prof. Dr. H. Tschopp and Prof. Dr. A. Banic. In 2002 he founded the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen and opened the practice, in 2008 the opening of a branch in the hotel „The Dolder Grand Zürich“ followed.
He is a member of the Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery SGPRAC, the
Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery SBCP, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ISAPS, the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery ESPRAS, the Society of Zurich Specialists for Plastic, Maxillofacial and Handsurgery ZPKH, the Swiss Society of Aesthetic Medicine SSME, the Swiss Society for Anti-Aging Medicine and Prevention, the Swiss Medical Society FMH, the Medical Society of the Canton of Zurich and the Medical Society of the Canton of Zug.
Dr. med. Roger Gmür
Dr. med. Roger Gmür has his practice in the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen of which he is a co-founder. He is specialist for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FMH) and a Diplomate of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
In 1994, he finished the Swiss State Examination Faculty of Medicine at the Bern University. He did his training in hand surgery and plastic, reconstructive und aesthetic surgery at the Inselspital Bern, where he was also chief resident. In 2001 he started his training in rhinoplasty at the University of Dallas, USA and later his training in Skin Health Restoration and Facial Rejuvenation under Dr. Z. Obagi M.D. in the field of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills, USA. He opened his practice in at the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen in 2003 and in 2008 at the „The Dolder Grand Zürich“.
He is a member of the Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery SGPRAC,
the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ISAPS, the International candidate of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ASAPS, the Society of Zurich Specialists for Plastic, Maxillofacial and Handsurgery ZPKH, the Swiss Society for Anti-Aging Medicine and Prevention, the Swiss Medical Society FMH and the Medical Society of the Canton of Zurich.
Dr. med. Werner Jaeck
Dr. med. Werner Jaeck is a Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic surgery like his colleagues. He is a partner at the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen since 2004 and has a practice there as well. Additionally, he also has a practice at the Traumazentrum at Klinik Hirslanden in Zürich, where he still takes care of complex trauma and reconstructive cases.
He started with general surgery at the Schwerpunktspital Uster, the St. Claraspital Basel and the Universitätsspital Zürich. In 1992 he attained the Registrar in general surgery at theSpital Neumünster, Zollikerberg-Zürich and after training in plastic, reconstructive und aesthetic surgery at the Universitätsspital Zürich also the registrar for plastic surgery in 1994. In 1998, he opened his private practice in the Traumazentrum Hirslanden, Klinik Hirslanden. He was a consultant for breast reconstruction in the Brust-Zentrum Zürich. After having opened his private practice at the Klinik Tiefenbrunnen in 2004, he opened a Medical Wellness Practice at “The Dolder Grand Zürich” in 2008.
He is a member of the Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery SGPRAC, the Swiss Society for Senology, the Swiss Society of hand surgery SGH, the Swiss Society of surgery SGC and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ISAPS.
The Klinik Tiefenbrunnen was built in 2001. Although it is only a few meters away from the outskirts of Zurich (Tiefenbrunnen), it is in the countryside. It is located in the Dammstraße in Zollikon, a small private street about 100 meters above the right shore of Lake Zurich. The view is wonderful. Together with the optimal care, this peaceful environment supports the well-being and recovery. Due to the signs, the clinic can be easily found by car. There is also a free car park directly in front of the clinic. The clinic can be reached easily by public transport from Zurich city within a few minutes as well.
The founders limited the services to the specialty of plastic and aesthetic surgery on purpose. Thus they are able to offer highly personalized services and avoid costly organizational structures. This reduces the price of room, treatment and operating-room charges.
The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and technical facilities. There are different practice rooms, a modern operating theater and operating room for minor interventions, an outpatient center, a consultancy room for the anesthetics and a central nursing station.
Then nursing personnel is highly qualified and specially trained for their work. Only board certified plastic surgeons who are also members of or recognized by the Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery are accredited for surgery.
The private rooms are comfortable with a harmonious design. They include a comfortable hospital bed, washing cubicles with toilet and shower, TV, direct-dial telephone and a free internet connection for a pleasant stay. Foods and drinks are delivered by a catering service of a local five-star restaurant, thus individual preferences and requests are possible. There are no restrictions for visits of friends and relatives.
Medical Wellness – Private Practice at The Dolder Grand:
The Spa at the Dolder Grand offers exclusive facilities and indulgence programs for body and soul. The Medical Wellness treatments and services are an addition to this. While experts in aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery take care of all your beauty needs, experts in anti-aging and preventive medicine treat your aging- or stress-related disorders on an individual basis. The beauty and the well-being are linked together. With the means of the aesthetic medicine and the plastic surgery, your natural looks can be preserved or even enhanced.
To achieve this, the specialists create a health and risk assessment and choose different treatment modules with their patients such as life-style or nutritional coaching, individual nutritional supplementation, second opinion services and muchmore.
The clinic also has a network of competences comprised of board certified specialists in dermatology, plastic surgery and internal medicine.