FAQ: Plastic Surgery In Kaunas
FAQ about plastic surgery
What questions should I ask a surgeon?
What about scarring after cosmetic surgery?
Are there any age restrictions for cosmetic surgery?
What is recovery period after surgery like?
Can I have several procedures at one time?
Is it safe to fly after cosmetic surgery?
FAQ about surgery in our clinic
Are there any waiting lines?
How can I be sure that the quality is not lower than in Scandinavian or other Western countries?
Why Lithuania, as a pretty new player in the World market of medical tourism, is reliable, comfortable and worth to be chosen as a medical tourism destination?
Should I consult my doctor before?
Why is the price of medical services much lower in Lithuania?
How much is it possible to save while choosing medical services in Lithuania?
When the payment should be done?
How much is the first on-line consultation?
What about experiencing language problems?
The goal of consultation is to arrange surgery details, express your expectations on surgery results and clear up your mind. Do not be afraid to ask questions concerning your decision even if you think it is not important. Moreover, ask surgeon about his experience in particular cosmetic surgery. You will feel more comfortable knowing that person who is likely to operate on you is well known in this field. One more helpful tip is to ask to show pictures of his previous work. You will see the result plastic surgery provides and get a chance to evaluate whether you are happy with it.
As with any surgery where incision or skin cut is present, a scar will be the result of natural healing process. However, in cosmetic surgery incisions run along natural skin folds or by the hairline decreasing the possibility of visible scar. Also special medical ointments will be prescribed. Most likely you will have to apply it several times a day for a month or two. It is important to follow instructions precisely to achieve the most pleasing result.
Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is not recommended for patients under 18 years old. Patients should understand that puberty is a period of time when the most significant change of body contour occurs and there is no need to rush in surgical correction of any part of it. Moreover, in most cases, the part of body teenagers are unsatisfied with matures does not require any interference of a surgeon. As for older patients, there is no upper age limit.
You should be prepared that the final result will not be visible until several weeks after surgery. Most likely, the surgical area will be painful and swollen. It is normal reaction to tissue damage caused by surgical manipulation. In order to reduce uncomfortable feelings medication will be prescribed, however it does not mean that the pain will be unbearable. Every patient is individual and copes with pain differently. Your stay in hospital should last about 1-3 days. It depends on the type of surgery performed and the patient operated. During the stay, you will be encouraged to exercise, walk in the ward. Day by day you will be allowed to return to your daily activities.
In the field of cosmetic surgery having several procedures at one time is quite common practice. It has medical, financial and social benefits. First of all, anaesthesia is performed only one time. It is better for your health as well as reduces the overall price of surgery. You will spend less time off work while all problems will be solved in one time. However you should find a middle ground, because having too many surgeries might result in increased risk of complications. If you have thoughts about undergoing several cosmetic surgeries at one time, you should discuss with your surgeon whether it is possible or not.
Flying immediately after surgery carries a higher risk of blood clot formation and there is no guarantee that it will not be fatal. In order to prevent it, we advise all our patients to stay in clinic for several days. Surgeon will recommend necessary precautions - medications preventing from blood clot formation, moving around the ward or wearing compression stockings. Only after careful evaluation of your health state, you will be allowed to travel home.
There are no waiting lines for plastic surgeries in NordEsthetics clinic. Surgery can be performed at a time which is convenient for you.
Our surgeons K. Maslauskas and V. Kaikaris are highly experienced plastic surgeons. They regularly arrange consultations in Denmark, Ireland and UK. You can ask for direct testimonials from our customers from your country if you only ask us to give you their personal telephone numbers.
- Lithuania is very flexible in order to penetrate into the market
- Lithuania offers many different places for health recovery, sightseeing and activities
- Lithuania is easy to reach – 3 international airports, you can drive across the whole country just in a few hours.
- Lithuanian climate and geographical location is not troublesome – it is a safe, clean and an up-to-date young Christian country located in the middle of Europe. Lithuania is a member of European Union and NATO.
- Lithuania has world class surgeons as well as clinics, and the prices for the same medical treatments are 3 or more times lower than in western countries
It is encouraging to consult your personal physician before you leave for treatment. Most doctors know the main concept of medical travel so their advice and critical sum up of your personal case will surely make the situation clearer.
Firstly, it is because of cheaper labor force in Lithuania as hourly wage in Lithuania is usually much lower than it would be in Scandinavian countries, Great Britain, Germany, etc. Secondly, the professional liability insurance is much cheaper here in Lithuania thus healthcare does not have to pay so much for insurance companies as it is usual in well developed countries.
According to statistical data of Lithuanian Private Health Care Association, prices here in Lithuania are from 3 to 10 times lower than in Western countries. Your savings depend on the amount of procedures you plan to have there. However, even including your plane tickets and accommodation in Lithuania you may save a substantial amount of money.
You do not have to pay anything until you meet your surgeon personally. During your first visit in the clinic, you and your physician both decide on the procedures you need, the terms of payment, and set the total costs according to your case.
It is absolutely free of charge. The only thing you have to do is to contact us and describe your case and your expectations. We may only ask for some additional information (photos) so that the surgeon could analyze your case.
Our surgeon speaks fluent English and Russian. Medical staff is used to foreign patients. Studying and taking courses abroad gave them the skills to communicate with people in foreign languages.