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. Our surgeons are board-certified in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.
The clinic is equipped with modern diagnostic and surgical facilities, all analogous to those in Western European clinics. You will be looked after by professional English speaking staff. The wards are fully furnished and equipped with TV, WC and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is available while staying in the clinic.
Our clinic is one of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltic region. We work with patients from various countries, among which Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, 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.
All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics.
Our clinic works with medical professionals of 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.
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.
Our clinic is flexible date-wise and can usually arrange your surgery on the date convenient for you.
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, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, and Lithuanian.
We can give you lots of testimonials from our previous patients that had plastic surgery in our clinic. They can tell you their stories and help you make a decision.
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 circumferential tummy tuck?
A circumferential tummy tuck, also known as 360 degree tummy tuck or circumferential abdominoplasty (lower bodylift, belt lipectomy), is a more extensive procedure than a standard tummy tuck. It may sound new, but the technique is actually an old one, however, few surgeons practise it due to its difficulty.
Abdominal dermatolipectomy/abdominoplasty has a long history. There are scattered reports of circumferential dermatolipectomy from the 20th century, but they are scarce and that type of surgery was performed by very few surgeons. Around the year 2000, bariatric surgery experienced a boom which has led to the onslaught of a new group of patients, collectively referred to as “massive weight loss patients”. Because this group of patients experienced body deformities, which occured all around the body, circumferential dermatolipectomy has quickly become a mainstream operation in plastic surgery.
Who is the perfect candidate for a 360° tummy tuck?
A flat stomach requires hard work. In some cases even a balanced diet and exercise cannot result in a tight and beautiful tummy. This may occur after pregnancy or the aforementioned massive weight loss, when the amount of excess skin is so extensive, the body cannot cope with it by itself. Then people decide to turn to surgery professionals. If discomfort occurs mainly due to sagging skin on the lower part of the abdomen and the patient wishes to have a flatter tummy and a slimmer waist, then a simple tummy tuck is normall
y enough. A circumferential tummy tuck is a more complicated procedure and is mostly offered to patients who have experienced massive weight loss and are unhappy with sagging skin both in the abdominal and back area, so they require changes all over their body. Thus a 360 tummy tuck can help make dramatic changes that are not possible to achieve with conservative treatment methods.
There are three groups of patients that can potentially benefit from bodylift/belt lipectomy. They are discussed in detail below:
Massive weight loss (MWL) patients make up the majority of patients who undergo bodylift/belt lipectomy. The lower torso of MWL patients can be thought of as a balloon. As patients gain weight and then lose it, the balloon is initially stretched by the weight gain then deflated as weight loss ensues. Like a balloon that has been inflated for a long time, the intrinsic elasticity of the skin is irreversibly altered during this process, leading to redundant lax skin, which is almost always circumferential in nature.
Preparing for the surgery
To begin with, the patient has to schedule a consultation with the surgeon. The surgeon will examine patient’s general health, prepare an individual treatment plan, and evaluate any possible risks.
Bear in mind that the patient might be asked to perform any necessary lab tests, including blood work, urine test, ECG (electrocardiogram), X-rays, or others.
The surgeon will also discuss patient’s previous medical history, any ongoing diseases, and drugs (aspirin, supplements or any hormonal medication) that are being taken by the patient. It is also important to prepare mentally as well as physically. It is not uncommon to feel uncomfortable when thinking about upcoming surgery. To make the procedure and hospital stay a pleasant experience, patients might ask someone close to them to assist them during time of recovery.
Patients are advised to stop smoking and avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol approximately one month before surgery. It would also be beneficial to ensure a well-balanced diet and to exercise regularly in order to speed up wound healing.
360° tummy tuck recovery
Even though circumferential abdominoplasty is more complex, the recovery period is similar to that of abdominoplasty. Patients normally spend two nights at the clinic. Drainage tubes are placed after surgery in order to collect fluids that the body produces when the wounds are healing. They are normally removed the second day after surgery. In some cases, if the body is producing an excessive amount of fluid, the drainage tubes may be kept a bit longer. A patient will be prescribed painkillers, if required.
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.