Our clinic works with highly professional and educated surgeons. They have 10-15 years of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. They perform over 2000 surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.
Our clinic is one of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltic region. We work with patients from various countries, among which the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
Despite the size of the clinic we provide our patients with personal care and assistance. The majority of big public hospitals due to high volume of patients do not have enough resources and medical personnel to pay personal attention to each patient. Whereas we are fully focused on providing exceptional care and undivided attention for our patients.
Without any additional fees patients are tended in the clinic as long as they need. It may take up to 3 days. We only discharge our patients from the clinic when they are in a good health state and ready to leave.
Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical service.
Our clinic has one of the biggest plastic surgery patient groups in Europe. In this group more than 20.000 of our past and future patients tell about their experience, share useful recommendations and transformation photos. You can join the group here.
During your entire stay in Lithuania you will receive personal care as well as transport to and from the clinic, hotel, and airport. You will not have to worry about a thing. You will be assisted from the moment of plane landing in Vilnius or Kaunas airport till your departure.
Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including customer service desk, nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
Our clinic is the only clinic in Europe that offers customer service in 10 languages, among which English, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, French, Norwegian and Lithuanian.
2-3 hour regular flights operate from all main airports in the UK & Ireland. Lithuania is closer than you thought. You can find the list of direct flights here. Please note that airlines constantly add new flights and new destinations, therefore feel free to contact us if you need help choosing the flight that suits you best.
Lithuania has been a part of the EU and NATO since 2004. Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies in the whole region and the second fastest internet speed in the world. Lithuanian medical schools have trained many medical professionals who are highly appreciated and employed by many foreign hospitals, among which hospitals in the UK.
What is arm lift surgery?
Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery often leave patients unhappy with the appearance of unsightly loose skin not only in the abdominal area, but also in their arms or upper legs. Body contouring procedures, in combination with bariatric surgery, have the potential to significantly improve or restore patients’ body image and quality of life. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a commonly performed body contouring procedure during which saggy skin and excess tissue on upper arms are removed for a more symmetrical and naturally-looking silhouette. It is worth noting that brachioplasty is considered to be a minor surgery with a low complication rate and it does not have any impact on the long-term function and range of motion of the upper limbs.
What is the difference between arm lift and arm liposuction?
Arm liposuction is a more conservative surgical approach in which excess fat tissue from the upper arms is removed through small incisions near the elbows.
Arm lift surgery is performed through a sinusoidal incision that goes all the way up from the elbow to the armpit and is placed either on the inner side or the backside of the arm, depending on patient’s personal anatomical properties and the amount of saggy skin that needs to be removed. Naturally, permanent scarring on both arms is an inevitable consequence of an effective contouring, though it pays off in firmer and beautifully shaped upper arms.
Who is a proper candidate for arm lift surgery?
Preparation for an arm lift
In order to properly prepare for arm lift surgery, some major pre-operative instructions should be followed:
Practice healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly, having your diet balanced and staying hydrated will strengthen your body and recovery will be faster.
Avoid using tobacco products and consuming alcohol at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
In order to prevent perioperative complications, taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other blood thinners should be avoided, unless the operating doctor has advised otherwise.
Consult a plastic surgeon about your allergies, previous surgeries and daily medications. If you have any pre-existing conditions that require daily usage of medication, your operating doctor should be informed about it. Follow your specific pre-operative instructions as they may vary depending on your personal medical history.
Recovery after arm lift surgery
Recovery after brachioplasty takes time and patience for it to be successful.
Post-operative patients are expected to experience mild to moderate pain that may be managed with prescription medication for up to 7 days. During that time one should refrain from even mildly strenuous activities involving upper body that may put pressure on the incision sites.
Can arm lift be combined with other surgeries?
It is not unusual for an arm lift to be combined with many other body contouring procedures, such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck or thigh lift. However, when several surgical procedures are combined, soft tissues are exposed in a relatively large area of the upper body and so a greater risk of infection and a higher complication rate regarding wound healing may be observed.
After arm lift surgery
Once the surgery has been performed, only a few more things should be taken into consideration for a smoother recovery:
General recovery after the surgery usually takes up to 2 weeks. During that time, it is important not to lift one’s arms above the shoulder level, avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting in order not to disrupt the healing process. It may take about 6 weeks for a post-operative patient to resume one’s normal physical activity.
We will advise you on travel arrangements including flights to and from Lithuania. We will take care of airport pick up and drop off and arrange a pleasant stay in a comfortable hotel at a convenient location. We will be there for you 24/7 if needed.