A girlfriend recently asked me: “So… what product do you use?”. I answered without a second thought: “Well, I didn’t use to wear cream but last summer I started using a moisturizer since my skin started feeling dry… After that, the usual: a bit of loose powder, blush on my cheeks, mascara, lipstick and that’s it. Why?”. Then she laughed her head off and replied: “No Laure… I mean, do you use Botox? Hyaluronic acid? Who is your doctor?”. Just like that, my group of girlfriends -all about 5 to 8 years younger than me- went on talking about their favorite “products” and places to get “it” done.
This is when I opened my eyes and realized they all do “prevention” and really… Is it ever too late to prevent some more wrinkles from appearing? Never too late in life is my motto! So, figuring I’m probably not the only one who doesn’t know much about the topic and remembering a post on the LMBB forum where some ladies enquired about where to get Botox done in Munich -not only for aesthetic but also for medical purposes, treating teeth clenching for instance-, I decided to research a bit more. Between you and me, I even had to check the spelling for “hyaluronic acid”. With my French accent, it is a pain to pronounce it in English but at least now I can, at least, properly spell it.
My research began by asking around and, of course, not everybody agrees on aesthetic surgery but remember… We are a non-judgmental platform and plastic surgery does include reconstructive procedures. So, for those who are interested in the topic, I’ve done my homework especially for you. I asked many of my girlfriends and found out that the person to talk to about getting a tweak here or there is Prof.hc. Dr.Med. Stefan Gress, who has worked many years in the field of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He focuses on the face, breasts, and intimate surgery. Of course, his services include light procedures as well, such as Botulinum toxin -Botox- & Hyaluronic acid injections, which my girlfriends were raving about.
Based on everything I heard and read, I made an appointment with Dr. Gress. I went with another member of our LMBB community to his practice, located in the heart of Munich. We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome: his friendly staff offered us a coffee and we waited less than 5 minutes! Outstanding by Munich standards to say the least. Though the subject of the appointment could have made us uncomfortable, we were made to feel totally at ease. After all, there is no way of guessing the reason why someone is there for. A man was sitting in the waiting room with us. Between you and me, I do wonder what his reason for visiting was… I guess I’ll keep wondering!
Once we went inside, my girlfriend talked about a possible breast augmentation and he gave her a very clear explanation of what kind of procedure he would follow and what it would entail in terms of recovery & risks. However, in case she decides to move forward, she needs to make a second appointment to discuss the procedure in detail. If she does, I’ll share the scoop! As for me, I enquired about Botox since I know this is a topic of interest to LMBB members: how long it lasts, where you can have it injected and what are its risks. Dr. Gress took the time to answer all your questions: its visible effects appear at about 4 days after the procedure and last from 6 to 8 months. As for what you can do with it… Well, you can use to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Mission accomplished!
LMBB special offer!
I told Dr. Gress about our community and I have some good news for you! If you are a member of the LMBB Facebook group, you will be able to benefit from a special price just for our members. Check out our Facebook page to learn more. For those who are not part of LMBB yet, sign up and join us to take advantage of this very special offer!
How to get there
Praxis Prof. Gress is in the FÜNF HÖFE in the heart of Munich at Salvatorstr. 3 – 80333 München, a step away from Odeonsplatz (lines U3, U6, U4 & U5). The tram line stops at Nationaltheater and Theatinerstraße. You can also walk from Marienplatz so it is very easy to reach by all public transports. The entrance is through the Amirapassage. You should, in any case, call beforehand to make an appointment (telephone – 089 24223922).
Great to know
- Gress speaks perfect English so, at least for once, you don’t need to worry about translating!
- Before making an appointment, check Dr. Gress’ website. You can really get a feeling of who he is through the interviews and videos you will find there.
- You will be charged €80 for the consultation pre-operation but will get a refund if you go ahead with it.
- No consultation is needed to go ahead with the Botox injections: once you decide you want to do it, the doctor will use just enough, so that you look refreshed and natural. In all honesty, I would never have thought my girlfriends had it done! He is just that good.
This review was posted in July 2017. Please bear in mind that businesses can change opening hours, services or even shut down entirely without warning. Let us know if this listing needs updating or add any info we’ve missed by leaving a comment below.
Laure Faye lived and studied in France, Spain and England. She spent several years in London, working in banking, before starting her own language school. She later moved to Paris to attend the prestigious Cours Florent drama school. She will always be a Parisian at heart but, for now, she is in love with discovering Munich.