The DocApp-Glossary provides basic information on health topics, symptoms, ailments, diseases, treatment methods associated with medical specialists. The informations are not complete and do not replace the doctor's visit.

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Laser eye surgery (LASIK)

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK provides a

Lip correction

Many patients suffer from a volume discrepancy between the upper and lower lips; or both lips are too thin or narrow with too little volume. Or there is a disfiguration after an accident or following a tumor excision. To correct for small lip volume or to harmonize lip appearance, local

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Liposuction (Fat Removal)

Liposuction serves to reduce fat pads. This is one of the most frequently used procedures in plastic and aesthetic surgery. A very tissue-sparing technique uses only very thin and blunt needles. On the other hand, an old conventional technique still relies on suction of fat through thick and sharp needles

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Oral Surgeon

Lower Eyelid Tightening (Lacrimal Sacs)

Also the correction of lacrimal bags is done on an ambulatory basis in the day clinic of the surgery. Often it is necessary to remove prominent fat deposits and also some skin. The ocular ring muscle is responsible for skin wrinkles and also tissue bags; it needs being tightened correspondingly.