Get your surgery for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the systems of one of the EU countries and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times.
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 14.000 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 8 languages, among which English, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish 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 reduction surgery?
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves removing excess skin and fat tissue from breasts in order to reduce their size and form an aesthetically pleasing contour of the bust.
The whole breast may be anatomically divided into several regions according to the 3 main arteries and their branches that supply blood to the tissues. Simply put, when the breast is reduced, it still needs its vascular supply from at least 1 of the arteries. An artery, its branches and the tissue surrounding it form a pedicle. Therefore, a great variety of breast reduction methods essentially differ from one another in the pedicle that is kept during the operation as the main irrigator.
In addition to that, there are several incision patterns to choose from, depending on the amount of tissue that has to be resected from the breasts. Wise, also known as inverted T, and vertical incisions are the most commonly used patterns.
With the most typical inverted T pattern there are 3 main incisions made: the first one is around the edge of the areola, the second one starts from below the areola and down to the inframammary crease and the third one is a line along the inframammary fold.
Breast reduction surgery for medical reasons
Breast reduction becomes a medical necessity when the size and weight of the bust start affecting one’s general well-being. Excessively large breasts are associated with shoulder, neck, back pain and numbness that may later result in some serious medical conditions that affect the spine and upper body muscles, such as scoliosis, etc. Moreover, a very large bust may limit one’s everyday activities such as exercising and impair one’s social life contributing to an increased daily mental distress. If a person experiences physical or psychological discomfort due to the abnormal properties of one’s bust, a doctor should be consulted.
What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift?
The main aim of breast reduction surgery is to make one’s breasts look smaller by removing excess skin and tissue, whereas breast lift adjusts the volume of the breast regardless of their size or shape. However, both of these procedures share techniques of tissue resection and skin incision patterns, with the main difference being the amount of breast tissue resected. Therefore, breast reduction is essentially the same procedure as breast lift but only performed on patients with excessively large breasts.
Who is a proper candidate for breast reduction surgery?
A proper candidate for breast reduction is often someone who has been experiencing neck, back or shoulder pain for a long period of time which cannot be attributed to any other cause but excessively large bust. Moreover, breast reduction should be considered if the size of the breasts affects the quality of one’s everyday life and well-being, as it may significantly improve patient’s self-esteem and body proportions. It is important for a candidate to be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about surgery outcomes, too. As safe and reliable as reduction mammoplasty is, it may be successfully performed on patients who are overweight with BMI up to 33-35.
Preparation for breast reduction
Success of reduction mammoplasty greatly depends on patient‘s determination to cooperate during the pre-operative period. Here are some major pre-surgery instructions to follow:
Recovery after breast reduction surgery
Recovery after breast reduction takes time and patience for it to be successful.
Post-operative patients are expected to stay at home for at least 1 week. During that time one should refrain from even mildly strenuous activities involving upper body, such as lifting, pushing or pulling heavy objects, driving etc.
It is required to wear a support bra at all times for 6-8 weeks after the procedure. The bra not only provides support for the breasts, but also holds them in a proper position and so the healing process is accelerated.
Breast reduction scars are distinctively noticeable in the first few months after the surgery and slowly fade into a thin line later on. However, an unlikely abnormal scarring may be fixed with an additional surgical procedure, if necessary.
Bruising and swelling around the breast may be present for up to 8 weeks as a clinical manifestation of a local inflammatory response to a surgery. If it lingers on, a doctor should be consulted.
Can breast reduction be combined with other surgeries?
Breast reduction is usually performed together with breast lift and areola reduction. Depending on patient’s preferences, breast reduction may be combined with breast implants as they effectively augment the upper pole of the breast and so the bust regains its natural firmness and symmetry. In some cases, if a patient has recently undergone a massive weight loss in a short period of time resulting in significant sagging skin, breast reduction may be performed together with Fleur de Lis tummy tuck. However, it is worth remembering that the more invasive the procedure is, the higher the risk of peri-operative and post-operative complications, and some additional precautions should be taken.
After breast reduction surgery
Once the surgery has been performed, only a few more things should be taken into consideration for a smoother recovery:
It is important to keep the incision sites dry and clean. In the first few days after the procedure patients are encouraged to shower and maintain their personal hygiene routine or adjust it to the doctor‘s recommendations.
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.