Plastic Surgery Guatemala | Dr. Stefan Preuss Sterkel

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Procedures and Treatments:

Cosmetic Rejuvenation
Face, Eyelids, Brows
Nose & Septum
Forehead, Cheeks
Chin Neck and Ears
Breast Reconstruction
Augmentation and Reduction
Autologous and implant
Liposuction and Liposculpture
Abdominoplasty and Gluteoplasty
Lifting of the Thighs and Arms
Scars, Hands, Congenital Deformities Wounds and Burns
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Augmentation of Buttocks
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Fat Transfer
Body Lifting
Hair Replacement

Doctor's Profile

Dr. Stefan Preuss (plastic surgeon) is the founder and medical director of Nova Aesthetics, one of the premier plastic and reconstructive surgery, and hair transplant clinics in Guatemala since 2002. Surgical procedures are usually performed at the newly renovated state-of-the-art private clinic of Dr. Preuss, Nova Aesthetics, or in the modern surgical facilities of Hospital Herrera Llerandi, Multimedica, or at the Hospital Universitario Esperanza, in Guatemala City.

At Harvard University Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Preuss studied plastic and reconstructive surgery and accepted honored fellowships in clinical research and in tissue engineering and gene therapy. He also completed his general surgery residency and accepted a research fellowship at the Medizinische Hochschule at the University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

In recent years, Dr. Stefan Preuss has attended many symposia, conventions, and medical meetings in North America and Europe. He has appeared as a featured guest speaker on several Guatemala television programs regarding health and cosmetic medical procedures.

Dr. Preuss has contributed to dozens of honored publications. They include the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, W.B. Saunders, 2001; Techniques of Plastic Surgery: Operations and Outcomes in Plastic Surgery, Mosby Inc. 2000; The Surgical Forum; and The Journal of Hand Surgery.

Well-informed patients from around the world are concerned for their health and appearance. They choose to travel to Guatemala for natural-looking enhancement because they trust the medical skills and artistic talent of Dr. Stefan Preuss.

Nova Aesthetics clinic has highly specialized monitoring and anesthesia equipment, the procedures are performed in an optimal and very comfortable environment for the patient. We invite you to visit the best Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Guatemala.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

American College of Plastic Surgeons
Meeting attendance annually

Berfufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen
Board of German Surgeons
Board certified in Germany.

Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Guatemala, Guatemala City
College of Doctors and Surgeons of Guatemala
Active Member

Academic Affiliations

Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tissue Engineering and Genetic Therapy

Medizininische Hoschschule,  Hannover, Germany
University of Hannover Medical School
General Surgery, Resident
Research Fellowship

Universidad de Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City
Medical School Graduate


Diferencias de los procedimientos quirúrgicos entre la lipoescultura y liposucción en Guatemala
Differences in surgical procedures between liposculpture and liposuction in Guatemala
Breast Implants: Tips and suggestions given by Dr. Stefan Preuss before placing them.
Dr Preuss is a special guest on Guatemala TV programs. On this video he explains the benefits of Lipotransfer


Special Interests

Thermage is a quick and easy procedure that smoothens and tightens the skin, decreasing wrinkles and hooding in the treated area without surgery or injections. Thermage is a single treatment that uses unique, deep-heating technology to stimulate and tighten the existing collagen as well as stimulate new collagen growth in the affected area. The procedure usually takes one to two hours, and leaves the skin tighter and smoother, improving skin tone and texture without leaving any bruising, swelling and sutures. For further information on the procedure click on the link below:


Dr. Stephan Preuss was my surgeon and I really didn’t know what to expect from him when I arrived. Lori [of Guatemala Medical Travel] had told me he is one of the best doctors around and he definitely lived up to her description. He was very professional, spoke perfect English and I was very happy that he never tried to oversell me on my procedure. He was open and very honest about what he could do and what he felt would give me the best results. His office and staff are amazing. New, clean and efficient. They go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable. Would I recommend Guatemala Medical Travel and Dr. Preuss? You bet 100%!

Debbie, Roatan, Honduras, May 2016

Charity, Public Service, Donations

Giving back to the community is important to Dr. Preuss, so he regularly contributes his service to correct cleft-plate disfigurements of local children in need.