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Dr. Maria Wetzel, specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery at PANTEA

Dr. med.
Maria Wetzel

Specialist for Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

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Change is the law of life. But this change often leaves physical traces. Some of them make us beautiful and unique. Others make us unhappy and sad. This is where I come in and contribute my expertise as an experienced specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery.

As a wife and mother of three children, I am able to empathize with the wishes and needs of patients and provide advice and active support. A shared understanding of the possibilities and limitations is very important to me.

My surgical specialties are aesthetic breast and facial surgery as well as body-lifting and body-shaping procedures. I also have extensive experience in the aesthetic treatment of facial wrinkles using botulinum toxin and fillers.

My professional focus

Aesthetic surgery

  • Breast surgery: breast reduction with and without lifting, breast lifts, breast augmentation with and without lifting, implant replacement, breast adjustment for asymmetry and shape corrections
  • Body shaping and body tightening operations: Body lift, abdominoplasty, upper arm and thigh lifts
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Scar-free skin tightening with Renuvion® plasma energy

Aesthetic medicine: Minimal and non-invasive treatments

  • Wrinkle treatments, fillers, PRP (autologous blood therapy)

About me

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Born and raised in Wolfenbüttel in the heart of Lower Saxony

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my funny and colorful family

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Interior architecture and design, arts and crafts, home and garden

"One waits for the times to change. The other seizes it and acts. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My career

Since January 2023: Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery at PANTEA®

2022: Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery in the practice of Dr. med. Klöppel and colleagues

2016 - 2022: Independent specialist in the joint practice of Prof. Dr. Ch. Heitmann/Prof. Dr. H. Fansa and in the Seno MVZ of Prof. Dr. Heitmann and colleagues

2009 - 2016: Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery at Camparihaus Munich

Since 2008: Specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hannover Medical School (MHH)

2003 - 2008:

  • Assistant physician at the Clinic for Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Severe Burn Injury Center and Replantation Center of the Hannover Medical School (Prof. Dr. med. P. M. Vogt)
  • Resident at the Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the Diakonie Krankenhaus Kaiserwerth in Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. med. R. R. Olbrisch and Prof. Dr. med. Jutta Liebau)

2003: Doctorate at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)

1995 - 2002: Studied human medicine at the Hannover Medical School (MHH)


Extract from my further medical training

  • 2016 - 2022: Successful participation in various workshops on the topic of filler/botulinum toxin certification (DGBT)
  • 2015 - 2018: Leading several surgical workshops in Moscow on the topic of "Aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery"
  • 2015 - 2016: Participation in the Sat1 TV reportage series "My terribly beautiful body"
  • Participation and involvement in the SOS symposia on the topic of "Correction after failed cosmetic surgery"

In order to ensure the highest possible quality standard for PANTEA® with the best and most modern methods in the fields of breast surgery and body lifting, I regularly take part in national and international congresses and advanced training courses.


My memberships

  • Full member of the German Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRÄC)

More than just a job: my passion for surgery

I discovered my passion for medicine at a very early age and decided to make surgery my vocation.

Even during my time as a junior doctor, I was fascinated by plastic and aesthetic surgery and its ability to treat the signs of time and life. That's why I specialized in this field and perfected my knowledge and skills in several thousand procedures and established many new methods.

Every body is unique and individual. That's why the personal consultation with my patients is particularly important to me.

I will discuss your personal wishes in detail and together we will find the best solution for you. It is important to me to clearly demonstrate both the possibilities and the limitations of plastic and aesthetic surgery. The aim is for you to feel comfortable in your body again in the long term.

A happy smile that comes from deep within your heart and a newfound sparkle in your eyes: for me, that is the best confirmation that you are doing exactly the right thing.

An excerpt from my scientific work

2000 - 2003: Doctoral thesis in the Department of Immunobiology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Aerosol Research in Hanover on the topic: Activation of the non-specific infection defense of the lung - effect of cytokines in vivo

Posters, publications, book and congress contributions

  • Skin graft fixation and immobilization by use of vacuum assisted closure (VAC®), EBA 2003, Bergen Norway, M. Spies, M. Schmiel, G. Felmerer, P.M. Vogt
  • Pathogen and resistance spectrum at the burn intensive care unit Hannover in the years 2001 to 2003, lecture at the VDPC conference 2004 in Düsseldorf, M. Schmiel, U. Mai, M. Spies, P.M. Vogt
  • Pathogen and resistance spectrum at the burn intensive care unit Hannover in the years 2001 to 2004, lecture at DAV conference 2005 in Laax, Switzerland, M. Schmiel, U. Mai, M. Spies, P.M. Vogt
  • Breast augmentation - use of anatomically shaped, textured, silicone gel-filled implants, lecture, Düsseldorf, May 2005, M. Schmiel, R.R. Olbrisch
  • Operative migraine therapy, lecture, FNK advanced training event, Düsseldorf, June 2005, M. Schmiel, T. Mühlberger, R.R. Olbrisch
  • Innovations of "Plastic Surgical" Fringe Groups - The DIY Silicone Breast, lecture at the VDPC Conference 2005, Munich, M. Schmiel, R.R. Olbrisch
  • Correction of the inverted nipple, book article, learning module Aesthetic Plastic Breast Surgery, published by K. Exner, R.R. Olbrisch, Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2005
  • "elephantöse Adipositas per magna" - eine Gratwanderung der Plastischen Chirurgie, lecture at the regional meeting of the DGPRÄG, Düsseldorf, May 2006 as well as the Chirurgen Kongress München, May 2007, M. Schmiel, J. Liebau and publication in Plastische Chirurgie, Kaden Verlag Heft 1, 2008, pp. 23-30
  • Decubitus and chronic wounds, lecture Wound Day Düsseldorf, September 2006, M. Schmiel, J. Liebau
  • A new breast - possibilities of breast reconstruction from silicone cushions to modern free autologous tissue reconstruction, M. Schmiel, J. Liebau, Lecture Breast Center Rhine-Ruhr November 2007

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