Prof. Norbert Pallua

Prof. Norbert Pallua


The human body image stems from the interaction and harmony of a great number of details. Plastic surgery offers countless ways of changing the overall impression by means of minor or major alterations. Good craftsmanship is an essential prerequisite but, nevertheless, in order to achieve optimal results more is required. Of crucial importance are the operating surgeon’s ‘aesthetic eye’ (What effect will the planned operation have on the patient’s future appearance?), his psychological sensitivity, and the individual care he can offer the patient. My long years of experience have taught me that not everything the patients ask for is possible or wise. It is my ambition and my personal concern to achieve excellent, long-lasting results that will permanently improve my patients’ appearance and charisma, making them look more attractive, relaxed, energetic, and giving them a better quality of life as a result. Optimal results require individual, tailor-made treatment strategies. My philosophy is as follows: My patient must identify with his/her body and feel at ease and satisfied in it.
Aachen, Germany
Accreditation of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Centre at the University Hospital Aachen as a teaching hospital
Italian / English / German
1 Course available
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Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery


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Jan 10, 2022
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Luís N.
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Zachary M.

Work Experience

Accreditation of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Centre at the University Hospital Aachen as a teaching hospital by the EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Executive Committee) and UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists)
Since 2003
Professor and Chairman of The Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery
Since 1997
RWTH University of Aachen School of Medicine, Aachen, Germany
Accreditation for full specialist training for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery by the Nordrhein Association of Physicians
Since 1997


Examination and recognition as a "Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Surgery"
Since 1996
European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Additional certified qualification Hand Surgery
Since 1996
Lower Saxony Medical Association
Venia legendi for Plastic Surgery
Since 1995
Medical School of Hannover


NF-κB-repressing factor phosphorylation regulates transcription elongation via its interactions with 5'→3' exoribonuclease 2 and negative elongation factor.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Read it here Reconstructive surgery in immunocompromised patients: evaluation and therapy.
GMS Interdisciplinary plastic and reconstructive surgery DGPW Read it here Commentary on: Interaction Between Breast Cancer Cells and Adipose Tissue Cells Derived from Fat Grafting.
Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery Read it here


Member European Journal of Plastic Surgery Member Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery Member Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie

Professional Associations

International Society for Plastic & Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES) Secretary General, 06/2015 European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) President, 10/2014 World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) Vice-President, 11/2012

Recent Engagements

Member Scientific Committee of the 3rd Annual ISPRES Congress
Miami, Florida,
Member Scientific Committee of the 45th Annual Meeting of DGPRAEC
Organizer 10th Academy of the VDAPC (Union of the German Aesthetic-Plastic Surgeons) in cooperation with the DGAPC (German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons)