We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year. Around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly from the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.
Even 68% of our patients travel to have combined surgeries due to our expertise in this field – it has been our specialisation for many years now. We performed such surgeries for more than 10.000 patients to this date. Combining surgeries allow our patients to save time, money and even health. We carefully select patients, evaluate each case individually, and only agree to combine surgeries within health & safety limits.
We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year and around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.
Already more than 30.000 of our former, current and future patients joined our online community with the aim to build a space for opinions and mutual support. Members are welcome to share experiences about their visit to the clinic and to discuss all surgery-related matters.
Our team of 12 plastic surgeons has 10-15 years of experience in the field in total performing over 3.000 different plastic surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.
Our clinic or patients are seen on different media mentions like: BBC, Forbes, Mirror, MailOnline, The Sun and others.
Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical services. We care about the safety, comfort and successful results of our patients from all over the world.
We provide customer service in 9 foreign languages including English, Swedish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish. Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
Every patient has a dedicated customer service representative, helping patients plan their visit, answer all associated questions, available every working day via email/phone.
We do offer an exclusive Aftercare package in the UK and Ireland for our plastic surgery patients. With our Aftercare package, you will get extra support and help while healing and recovering back in the UK or Ireland. Our partner Hollie is a professional cosmetic nurse practitioner with 17 years of post-registration experience. Now Hollie is managing the nurse network in the UK and Ireland which is ready to help you, the patients of the Nordesthetics.
Patients have an opportunity to stay in the apartments, supervised by our clinic. Apartments are located in the centre of Kaunas and most importantly, right next to our new clinic, in the same building (1 min by foot) and are provided with additional medical care (the nurse visits a patient at least once a day after discharge from the clinic), which is not possible while staying in a hotel or other accommodation.
All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics. Our clinic works with medical professionals of the highest education and experience level and uses the same materials as the clinics in Western Europe. More often than not, the quality of our clinic‘s facilities exceed the ones in Western European clinics. The price difference is only due to considerably lower average salaries and taxes – which is the main reason for medical travel everywhere around the world.
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.
You can find more information in video format about post-op healing and revision surgery policy in the section “Explaining aftercare and revision surgery policy” here.
Special live presentation about facelift surgeries
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.