Prof. Dr. med. Hisham Fansa

As a specialist for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (FMH) I have been working in plastic surgery for more than 25 years. My focus is on aesthetic facial surgery and aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery after breast cancer as well as tightening operations on the abdomen. By concentrating on a few special procedures, I have acquired a high level of expertise in these areas.

In aesthetic breast surgery, my spectrum ranges from breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation, to corrective surgery after previous procedures. In breast reconstruction I work with autologous tissue and implants. I also carry out prophylactic operations and reconstructions in case of genetic mutations (e.g. BRCA). A special form is the reconstruction after capsular fibrosis/contracture of breast implants. I have developed a very gentle form of microsurgical breast reconstruction using autologous tissue from the lower abdomen or thigh. In addition, I specialize in rejuvenating facial procedures: natural facelifts, neck lifts and eyelid lifts, as well as treatments with fillers and Botox.

As the main author of German and English language textbooks on the entire field of breast surgery, I am one of the international experts in plastic surgery. Since 2013 I have been on the current "FOCUS list" of Germany's top doctors. In 2016 and 2018 SAT1-TV documented in several reports how I was able to help patients with corrective surgery after they had become unhappy due to previous operations.

For more than 10 years I was the the director of a large plastic surgery department in Bielefeld, Germany. Afterwards I worked for 6 years in Munich in private practice with the main focus on aesthetic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery in the Breast Centre am Englischen Garten. Since my family lives in Zurich, I have now followed the call of the Spital Zollikerberg and am now working here as the head of plastic surgery and head of the Breast Centre at the Spital Zollikerberg.





Since Dec. 2019

Head of Plastic Surgery and Breast Centre at the Spital Zollikerberg (ZH), Switzerland

2014 - 2019

Private Practice in Munich, Germany, and Member at Brustzentrum am Englischen Garten; Focus: Breast surgery and facial surgery

Since 2016

Professor for Plastic Surgery at the TU Munich

2013 - 2016

German Delegate and Board Member at the European Association of Plastic Surgery (EURAPS)

2013 - 2015

Vice President of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive und Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC)

2011 - 2013

President of the German Society for Wound Healing and Treatment (DGfW)


Appointed Professor for Plastic Surgery at the University of Magdeburg

2007 - 2009

Part-time study "Health Care Management" at the FHW in Berlin, degree MBA (Master of Business Administration)

since 2003

Director of the Dpt. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery – Hand Surgery, Klinikum Bielefeld, Germany


Habilitation and lecturer for Plastic Surgery


Senior Consultant for Plastic Surgery, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany


Consultant for Plastic Surgery, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany


Visiting Surgeon with Prof. Graham Lister, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

1994 - 1999

Resident Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany


Dissertation (Dr. med.) at the Medical School of Hannover, MHH, Germany


State exam


Medical studies at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada

Born in Hannover, Germany

Publications and Accolades

I have authored more than 130 original peer reviewed papers, 10 textbook contributions and 250 lectures. In 1999 I was awarded the Hexal Research Prize. In 2006 I received the Innovation Prize of the Klee Family Foundation for innovative research together with Prof. Dr. Keilhoff.


English textbook on treatment of peripheral nerve lesions and their consequences (together with Prof. G. Penkert). 2004 Springer, Heidelberg.

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Published in 2018 with Springer, Heidelberg. German textbook on the entire surgery of the breast, including oncologic and aesthetic surgery.

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In 2019 this book was published in English with Springer Nature. The focus is oncologic breast surgery autologous breast reconstruction.

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Prof. Dr. med. Hisham Fansa, MBA
Facharzt für Plastische, Rekonstruktive
und Ästhetische Chirurgie (FMH)
Head of Plastic Surgery

Spital Zollikerberg
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
CH-8125 Zollikerberg