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 buttock lift?
A buttock lift, also known as a gluteoplasty, is a surgical procedure which restores the appearance of the buttocks and upper part of the thighs by tightening and removing loose skin. Skin becomes loose over time for several reasons: it might be a result of a significant weight loss, ageing, pregnancy, or simply genetics. A buttock lift surgery will benefit those who wish to regain a toned appearance of their backside.
During a buttock lift, a patient is put under general anesthesia. A surgeon makes a continuous incision right above each buttock and pulls sagging skin up. Any excess skin is then removed and the rest of the skin is tightened. A final result is a youthful, wrinkle-free buttock area.
A buttock lift can be tailored so it best fits the needs of an individual patient. People who wish to get rid of the saggy skin in the buttock should opt for a traditional buttock lift. However, if there is a wish for a more enhanced figure and increased volume of the backside, a buttock augmentation, for example, fat grafting should be chosen instead.
Which areas are corrected during a buttock lift?
Buttock lift surgery targets the gluteal area as well as the upper part of the thighs. This procedure also smoothens and tightens the skin of the lower back. Moreover, a buttock lift can improve the transition from the buttock to the tights.
Who is a suitable candidate for a buttock lift?
A proper candidate for a buttock lift is someone with significant soft tissue looseness and a moderate amount of fat in the gluteal region. A buttock lift procedure may be a favorable choice for patients who have already been exercising and eating a well-balanced diet. A buttock lift will help to achieve a desired look by correcting saggy, bumpy or wrinkly skin.
Note that a prospective patient should not plan to lose any more weight after the surgery. By the time of the surgery the patient should be at a stable weight for at least 6 months. Weight fluctuations can have a negative impact on the results of the treatment. Note that a body mass index (BMI) should not exceed 27.
Patients with risk increasing conditions (diabetes, heart and blood clotting disorders) or a long history of smoking are also eligible for the procedure. However, such conditions can affect a person’s suitability for anaesthesia and can also disrupt wound healing during the recovery process. It is important to discuss every particular case with a surgeon so that any complications can be prevented and the desired look achieved. Having a good overall health, realistic expectations and a positive outlook are also highly welcomed features of a prospective patient.
Preparing for surgery
It is essential to consult with a doctor a couple of weeks before the surgery about taking certain medication such as aspirin or other blood-thinning drugs.
A buttock lift vs. a brazilian butt lift
It may be challenging to firmly decide which surgery the patient should proceed with; therefore, the most effective approach will be recommended during the consultation with a surgeon. A buttock lift and a brazilian butt lift procedures can both be individually customized to meet each patients’ needs, however, they greatly differ in their primary purpose.
A buttock lift is a surgical procedure designed to restore the appearance of the gluteal areaby lifting and tightening the loose and saggy skin. Therefore, this procedure is not suitable for patients who wish to increase their buttock size.
A brazilian butt lift is a procedure which is designed primarily to enhance the size and prominence of the buttock. It is performed by firstly harvesting a patient’s own fat cells from the body areaslike abdomen, flanks, back, arms or thighs. The fat is then strategically injected into the buttock giving it a more contoured silhouette.
Recovering after a buttock lift
After a buttock lift surgery an incision, which has been made along the bikini line, is sutured and covered with wound dressings. Sutures are supposed to dissolve after approximately a week and do not require to be removed. A patient should also expect to have a compression garment put on. It aids in keeping tissues tightly in place and it also prevents seroma. In order to prevent the build-up of the serous fluids a surgeon will most likely place drain tubes under the wound. The doctor will provide any necessary information regarding the care of the wounds.
Pain should begin to decrease within 72 hours after surgery. In order to reduce discomfort a patient should use pain-relieving drugs prescribed by a physician. If the pain is still sharp and long lasting the patient should contact the clinic.
Approximately 2 weeks off work are recommended to rest and heal properly because swelling and discomfort usually subsides in that time. Final results can be appreciated after residual swelling is gone, which usually takes up to 3 months.
A patient should not sleep on the back and should avoid sitting directly on the buttock for at least 8 weeks. Patients are advised to sleep in a prone position (on the belly) or on the sides. Any kind of movement that may put strain on the wound should be avoided, including exercising, sexual intercourse, swimming and driving.
Advantages of a buttock lift
Disadvantages of a buttock lift
Combining a buttock lift with other surgeries
Combining several surgeries might be effective since it allows for a lower traveling price as well as a shorter recovery time. However, with every additional procedure the risk of complications increases and the recovery process becomes more difficult.
A buttock lift may be combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck, a liposculpture or a thigh lift. Unfortunately, some surgeries are difficult to combine because of complicated recovery. For example, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty as well as facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a face-lift, an eyelid-lift and a lip correction are recommended to be performed separately. Bear in mind that a few successful recoveries are usually less stressful than one but long and difficult.
Possible complications of a buttock lift
Even though a buttock lift is not considered a high-risk surgery there are possible complications that a patient should be informed of. The risk of complications varies greatly among people, therefore, each case should be discussed and evaluated separately.
Seroma is a fluid accumulation beneath the skin. As skin and fat tissues are separated and repositioned some gaps may be left between the tissues. Body’s natural reaction is to produce serous fluids and fill those gaps in. In order to prevent seroma drains are usually placed under the wound and a compression garment is worn. A surgeon can also remove serous fluid by using a syringe.
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.