Accommodation with medical care – from 49 £ per night
Accommodation with medical care – from 59 € per night
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 Canthoplasty?
As aging process progresses, eyelids tend to gradually develop laxity, giving ones face a tired and sad look. Minor lower eyelid droopiness becomes an issue when a lateral canthal tendon loses its firmness, resulting in a descent of a lateral canthus (a lateral corner where both eyelids meet), and slowly progresses into an inferior migration of the lower eyelid. It is worth noting that malposition of both upper and lower eyelids may not only affect one’s appearance, but it also has a significant impact on the overall eye health, as the eyelids work like constantly moving curtains that protect a very fragile eyeball. Moreover, both eyelids are responsible for covering the surface of an eye in a salty liquid that is produced in the lower eyelid tear meniscus for optimal vision to be enabled. Any interruption to the normal function and structure of the eyelids may have adverse impact on the symmetry of ones face and potentially result in ophthalmic pathology.
Canthoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure which help restore natural anatomy of either medial or lateral canthus, and improve both vision and function of the eyelids.
Lateral canthoplasty is performed through either a small upper eyelid crease incision or a limited lateral incision for a lateral canthal tendon to be reached. The main aim of this procedure is to restore natural position of the lower eyelid and lateral canthus by tightening the tendon and removing excess tissue of the lower eyelid.
Who is a proper candidate for canthoplasty?
Canthoplasty is a relatively safe and simple procedure which is usually performed under regional anesthesia. For this reason there are no strict regulations regarding a candidate’s anatomic properties, such as BMI etc.
What are the results of this procedure? What to expect?
Lateral canthoplasty makes the eyes appear larger and brighter, as during the procedure the lateral canthus is lengthened and the simultaneously raised outer tail of the eyes is corrected. The results are usually long-lasting and very little or no significant changes (slight droopiness, wrinkles etc.) in the region around the eyelids are observed. It is worth mentioning that the necessary incisions in the upper lid are tiny and do not leave any visible scars.
Preparation for canthoplasty
When preparing for canthoplasty, no major changes in one’s diet or everyday life are required. However, there are some tips that should be taken into account for recovery to be fast and smooth:
Practice healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly, having your diet balanced and staying hydrated will strengthen your body and immune system.
Avoid using tobacco products and consuming alcohol before the procedure for as long as possible. Chemical compound inhaled with smoke contribute to clot forming processes inside the blood stream, which deteriorate tissue perfusion with oxygen.
In order to prevent perioperative complications, taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other blood thinners should be avoided before the procedure, unless the operating doctor has advised differently.
Consult a plastic surgeon about your allergies, previous surgeries and daily medications. If you have any pre-existing conditions that require daily usage of drugs, your operating doctor should be informed about it. Follow your specific pre-operative instructions as they may vary depending on your personal medical history.
Recovery after canthoplasty
It is absolutely normal to feel pain for up to 4 weeks after the procedure. It should be managed with prescribed medication depending on the pain intensity.
The stitches are removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. While the incision lines may appear red for about 2 to 3 months, with time they blend in with the surrounding skin colour and become no longer noticeable.
Within 1 month after surgery the swelling entirely fades. Canthus swelling and bloodshot eyes, if present, usually disappear within 3 weeks.
After the surgery oral antibiotics and ophthalmic ointment, as well as three kinds of eye drops (antibiotics, steroids, and artificial tears) are often prescribed. Steroid eye drops should only be used for a short period of time when the swelling is present.
It is very important not to open or rub the wound. While the patients may wash their face or take a light shower after removing the stitches, it is worth waiting for 3 weeks before going to a sauna or swimming pool and wearing contact lenses.
Patients are strongly discouraged from consuming alcohol and using tobacco products, especially while taking any kind of prescribed medication after the surgery, for they may provoke some toxic side effects and complications could develop.
What are the possible risks?
Although it is a safe and simple procedure, canthoplasty as all the procedures related to eyes and their surrounding tissues is associated with some possible side effects, though very rarely observed. Complications that result in loss of vision are extremely rare and have not been observed in patients after canthoplasty worldwide. However, there are some possible short-term changes associated with surgical alterations in eyelid and canthus anatomy, such as dry, irritated eyes, eyelid closing problems, injury to the eye muscles, skin discoloration etc., which tend to disappear with time. All in all, it has been widely noted that the benefits of canthoplasty most certainly outweigh the risks.
When canthoplasty is recommended in combination with other surgeries?
Depending on how droopy the skin of the eyelids is, canthoplasty may be performed together with upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid blepharoplasty and lower eyelid retractor reinsertion. When combined these procedures significantly rejuvenate the face and may even improve vision.
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.