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 a buccal fat removal surgery? How does it work and what is improved?
Buccal fat removal, or buccal lipectomy, is a surgical procedure done to make one’s cheeks appear slimmer and more contoured. The surgery focuses on removing buccal fat pads – fat deposits that are located under the cheekbones and behind the muscles of the face. Unlike regular fat tissue that is situated under the skin, buccal fat pads diminish with age. Nonetheless, some people, usually due to hereditary factors, possess buccal fat pads that are too large for their faces, especially in proportion to other fat deposits present in the body.
A buccal fat removal surgery is a fairly simple procedure which can take from 30 to 60 minutes depending on each individual case. It may be performed either under local or general anaesthesia. The incisions are made from the inside of the cheeks leaving no visible scars. Additionally, as the buccal fat pads are minimally connected to the structures around them, the removal itself is fairly simple. It is important to mention that the buccal fat pads are never fully removed, as it may result in a hollow appearance of the face.
Who is a proper candidate for buccal fat removal surgery and when is it needed?
Preparation for buccal fat removal (drugs, smoking, consultation)
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is necessary before the procedure. You should be prepared to discuss your expectations and the likely results of the procedure, including the possible risks. Additionally, your surgeon will evaluate your overall health, take photographs and recommend the best course of treatment for you.
What is more, you will be asked about any type of drugs you take or have taken (including over – the – counter medications and herbal supplements).
Besides that, you will have to provide information about your smoking habits and yours previous surgeries, if you had any.
Do not hesitate to ask any questions about the procedure and the preparation process. It is important to mention that in order to prepare for the surgery you will be asked to refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before the procedure and to avoid taking certain anti–inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin) and herbal supplements, which could increase the risk of bleeding.
Recovery after a buccal fat removal surgery
The recovery after a buccal fat removal surgery is easier when compared to recovery after many other cosmetic procedures. Nonetheless, an overnight stay at the clinic may be required if the procedure is done under general anaesthesia. Furthermore, you should expect a certain degree of swelling that can last up to a week. You may apply ice onto your cheeks to reduce the swelling. In addition, certain instructions are to be followed after buccal fat removal surgery, such as a liquid diet for a few days and using special mouth rinses in order to avoid infection at the incision sites. Your surgeon may prescribe additional medications (for decreasing the risk of infection or reducing pain) which can be taken or applied orally. Depending on your case, the surgeon might also recommend applying a bandage to add pressure to the buccal area. Finally, it should be noted that the results of buccal fat removal can take up to three months to fully appear, as your skin needs time to settle.
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Can buccal fat removal be combined with facelift or other surgeries?
Buccal lipectomy is frequently performed in combination with other facial surgical procedures, as the conjunction between two techniques may help achieve the desired look of a more natural and youthful face. Therefore, buccal fat removal may be performed along with:
Facelift – a procedure that reduces the signs of aging in the face and neck areas.
Middle facelift – this particular surgery tackles signs of aging in the lower eyelids and cheeks.
Blepharoplasty – also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is done to repair droopy eyelids.
A neck lift – this surgery may involve removing excess skin, muscle tissue or excess fat in order to improve the appearance of the neck.
Chin augmentation – a procedure done to reshape and enhance the appearance of the chin.
If you are considering combining any of these procedures, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is the best way to determine which combination will work best for you.
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.