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 Breast lift?
Breast ptosis (or breast sagging) is a natural process that occurs due to multiple factors including age, pregnancy, breastfeeding and changes in weight or hormone balance. The breast tissue loses some of its elasticity, as does the skin around the breasts. A breast lift (also called mastopexy) is the perfect solution for those who want their breasts to return to a more youthful shape. The procedure involves tightening and reshaping the breast tissue. In addition, the surgeon removes excess skin and resizes the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple). It is important to mention that mastopexy will not significantly change the size of the breasts.
Types of Breast Lift
The type of mastopexy is selected depending on the size of a woman’s breasts and the degree of lift necessary. There are two types of breast lift available:
Also called the inverted T technique or full mastopexy, could be described as the classic method. The incisions are made in three locations: around the areola, along the natural breast fold and one that vertically connects the two. This technique is often recommended to those whose breasts are larger or have a more significant degree of sagging.
When does a patient need a Breast Lift?
A breast lift has no real medical indications – hence, it is mostly performed for cosmetic purposes. One should consider breast lift if their breasts:
A mastopexy can also be performed after a mastectomy (which is a partial or complete removal of one or both breasts) for the purposes of achieving symmetry.
It is essential to have realistic expectations: even though a mastopexy can be performed on breasts of various sizes, the results turn out best for women with smaller breasts. You should discuss your expectations with your surgeon in order to achieve a satisfactory result.
Preparation for surgery
During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your health and suggest the best surgical treatment for you. You should discuss your expectations or any questions you might have about the procedure. Moreover, you will be asked about any type of medications you take or have taken (including herbal supplements and over – the – counter drugs) and allergies. It is also vital to avoid non-steroidal anti – inflammatory medications before the surgery, as the aforementioned drugs can increase the risk of bleeding. If you smoke, you will be advised to refrain from the habit for at least 6 weeks before and after the surgery.
Recovery after Breast lift surgery
The recovery time is individual for each patient, as it is dependent not only on the surgical technique and the type of anaesthesia used during the procedure, but also on the body’s natural healing process. Nevertheless, a one night stay at the clinic is needed for all patients who have had mastopexy done under general anaesthesia.
Depending on your job, you might want to take a week off. It is strongly recommended to return to light physical activities only when 2 weeks have passed after the surgery. Your surgeon may also suggest to avoid any sexual activity for about 2 weeks. Additionally, any sort of strenuous exercise should be avoided about 6 to 8 weeks after breast lift.
In addition to bandages, you will need to wear a compression garment or a surgical bra. Moreover, drainage tubes may be placed near the incisions in order to remove any possible fluids. If so, the drainage tubes should be taken out in a few days by your surgeon.
Medication will be prescribed, including painkillers for pain management and antibiotics in order to prevent infection.
On average, it takes a few weeks for the swelling and bruising of the breasts to subside. On top of that, you should expect your breasts to be sore for at least a few days post – surgery. The results of mastopexy may take a while – a time frame of 2 to 12 months might be needed for your breasts’ final shape to appear. Some scarring can be expected as well. While there are breast lift methods that leave you with minimal scarring, any type of mastopexy that involves a lift of a more significant degree or even larger breasts can lead to more visible scars. However, the incisions made during mastopexy are usually thin, making the scars less noticeable. Furthermore, the scars should fade and flatten over time (usually in 1 to 2 years).
Most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of mastopexy unless it is a part of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
Pros and cons of Breast lift
Breast lift is the ideal procedure to attain a more rounded and youthful contour of the breasts. Like many other cosmetic procedures, it can help improve one’s perception of their body image and increase overall confidence. Nonetheless it should be noted that the results of mastopexy are long – lasting but not permanent: the shape of the breasts may still change to some extent. It is suggested to maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle to help ensure the results last. Getting a breast lift may also affect one’s ability to breastfeed in the future, as it may diminish the production of breast milk (although this is individual, as some women retain a completely normal production). There is also a small chance for the breasts to be asymmetrical after the surgery – these irregularities may improve over time or minor surgical corrections might be needed.
As with any surgery, a mastopexy also entails a risk possible complications, even though they are rare. Those include:
What type of surgeries Breast lift could be combined with?
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation (surgery performed to increase breast size) or breast reduction:
Adding a breast lift to the augmentation is beneficial to the overall outcome – the implant itself does not need to be large and the breast contour looks better than with just one procedure. However, breast implant size is limited to prevent excessive pressure on the closure incisions – in most cases, it is recommended not to go for a breast implant that is above 420cc.
What is the difference between Breast Lift and Breast Reduction?
It is important to remember that breast lift and breast reduction are not the same procedures. While a breast reduction instantly and dramatically decreases the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue, a mastopexy is meant to only improve the shape of the breasts without considerable changes in size.
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.