Endoscopic abdominoplasty with repair of diastasis recti

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Imogen, UK
Imogen, UK
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Felt at ease from the moment I landed in Kaunas all staff was polite and friendly and made me feel at ease, my room was clean and my meal that the hospital prepared was something Gordon Ramsey would be proud of any future surgery I would definitely revisit half the price than the uk with Aclass service
Xanthe, UK
Xanthe, UK
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I couldn't have chosen a better clinic. The fact it was 65% cheaper than the prices I'd been quoted the in UK and the extra help they provide is just incredible. My surgery went perfectly and they removed 10lbs of skin from my stomach and waist. I had everything I needed in my hospital room and the nurses are so attentive, kind and available 24 hours a day.
Amalie, Norway
Amalie, Norway
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Before and after surgery I felt like I was very well taken care of! The nurses were very compassionate, and made sure I had what I needed - and that it went well! I don't think I've experienced that it's so good in Norwegian hospitals even..I will definitely recommend the clinic further, if anyone is considering it, but is insecure.
Vee, UK
Vee, UK
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These people went above and beyond, soooo much more polite than UK surgeons, these people actually care about how you are, check up on you and answer all the questions you have. After check up a week later, my surgeon carried my luggage to my taxi. Fussy in ways you'll never know and if ever the need for surgery again, I'll go there. Anyone I know, I'll recommend over any others I've heard of.
Michael, Denmark
Michael, Denmark
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5 ***** Stars from here. Very Professional and extremely nice people! Very caring and nice. You definitely feel welcome. They really can do magic and the results are fantastic! Will recommend them anytime 🙂
Gisela, Sweden
Gisela, Sweden
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I had Dr Tautvydas who did a mommy makeover on me two weeks ago. I can't describe in words how happy I am now! I felt so calm and safe when I met him and he radiated safety and warmth!Then looking at the clinic was just as good. the nurses were absolutely wonderful and kind and made me feel safe. My results so far are fantastic and the scars are healing nicely. I can really say with all my heart that I can recomend this clinic but also Dr. Tautvydas!
Elisabeta, Sweden
Elisabeta, Sweden
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IF you are looking for perfection, this clinic is the answer for you. The staff's professionalism and attention to detail to create a calm environment for its patients is exceptional. Doctor Gediminas is,amazing, answer any questions with professionalism. During my stay at the clinic, I felt very well cared for by nurses.
Clare, UK
Clare, UK
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No words can ever explain how incredibly lucky I feel that I found this clinic. From start to finish their customer service has been exceptional, the clinic modern and spotlessly clean, the surgeon approachable and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering plastic surgery and there is every chance that I will revisit in the future should I need to.
Kimmie, UK
Kimmie, UK
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I am giving nordestetics clinic a 10/10 l and I am recommending them to all my friends and family members that are thinking of having plastic surgery. The whole team is amazing and I thank you all for a 5* experience!
Kristina, Norway
Kristina, Norway
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Surgery went good and I was so happy with my stay at the clinic with extremely helpful and friendly nurses caring for me 24/7. The clinic was so fresh and I was served delicious meals. Another bonus was their transportation team who picked me up/dropped me off at the airport, back and forth from the hotel to the clinic etc. It was great not having to worry about any logistics, since it was all taken care of.
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What sets us apart from other clinics?
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.
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. 
 
We assure the comfortable and carefree stay of every patient – wide food and beverage choices including vegetarian and vegan upon request, flat screen TV with your individual Netflix account and all the hygiene measures provided.
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.
 
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.

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.

You can find lots of testimonials from our previous patients online. Reading all the positive feedback on GoogleFacebookTrustpilot or Realself can help you make a final 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.

Abdominal surgeon Linas Venclauskas
  • Abdominal surgeon with over 15 years’ of experience
  • Specialises in minimally invasive surgery, surgical treatment of the upper gastrointestinal tract and bariatric surgery
  • Associate Professor at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  • President of the Kaunas Society of Surgeons
  • A member of the European Hernia Society
  • Chairman of the Lithuanian Society of Hernia Surgery
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What is abdominal muscle diastasis? How to identify it?

Abdominal muscle diastasis (diastasis “linea albae” or rectal abdominal muscle) is a condition referring to an abnormal separation of the abdominal wall muscles. One of the main core muscles is the rectus abdominis muscle, a so-called “six-pack”. The abdominal muscle is comprised of two parallel muscles that are separated in the middle by a strand of connective tissue. During pregnancy, the connective tissue stretches and the two sides of the muscles separate. For most women, the abdominal muscles return to their previous location right after pregnancy, but for others, the muscles stay separated, creating a saggy look of the lower belly.

The main complaint in patients with abdominal muscle separation is the poor shape of the abdomen and pain or discomfort in the abdominal area after physical activity. Patients notice a visible gap between the two muscles that are especially apparent when laying down, coughing, or laughing. Lower back pain and constipation are also common complaints due to low abdominal muscle strength.

Who is a good candidate for abdominal wall reconstruction?

How can abdominal muscle diastasis be repaired?

Abdominal wall separation can be repaired conservatively or with surgical repair. Non-surgical methods include weight loss and exercise to improve muscle strength. However, conservative methods have not been shown to provide encouraging results.

The most common treatment method that provides complete symptomatic relief is abdominal wall reconstruction surgery. Surgery restores the integrity of the abdominal wall so that it can protect the internal organs and provide good support for the spine. Abdominal muscle diastasis can be repaired in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries, like a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover.

What is SCOLA method?

SCOLA (Subcutaneous Onlay Laparoscopic Approach) is a surgical abdominal wall repair technique that is shown to be a safe and effective approach to repair abdominal muscle diastasis or umbilical hernias. To perform SCOLA, a surgeon makes a 3-centimetre incision above the pubic bone and then uses a laparoscope (a tiny camera) and other surgical instruments to reach the abdominal muscles underneath the skin. Usually to repair diastasis it is enough to use slowly absorbable sutures. Sometimes the special mesh could be placed on the rectal abdominal muscles if it is necessary (in case of large diastasis or poor condition of patient’s tissue). Once the surgeon reaches the muscles under the skin, he closes the gap by placing several sutures to bring the two muscles together.

Advantages of  SCOLA method

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Preparation for the surgery

As with any other surgeries, preoperative preparation requires an in-depth patient examination. For the first visit, patients should bring all their medical documents, including the files of the previous surgeries and the list of all the prescribed medications. During the initial check-up, the doctor examines the abdomen by palpating it to determine the approximate size of the diastasis. Diastasis recti is identified when a spindle-like bulge is apparent in the center of the abdomen and it gets bigger when abdominal muscles are engaged.

Additional tests prior to surgery include an ultrasound to measure the exact size of the gap and rule out hernia, appropriate laboratory studies, chest x-rays and ECG (Electrocardiogram) for patients older than 35 years.

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.

Before surgery, patients should avoid lifting heavy objects, doing sit-ups and crunches. Patients should also learn how to get out of bed, cough and even laugh to avoid putting strain on the muscles. It is recommended to become aware of the posture and engage the abdominal muscles to maintain a straight back when sitting and standing.

At least 4 weeks before and after surgery patients must not smoke cigarettes or vape as these both deliver nicotine that can cause smoking-related blood clotting which may result in severe complications, like poor wound healing, infections, and seroma formation. Patients should also stop taking blood-thinning medications 5 to 7 days before surgery.

On the day of the surgery, patients should arrive without jewellery, nail polish, or make-up, and wear loose-fitting clothes. Patients must not eat anything at least 8 hours before surgery, otherwise, the surgery might be postponed.

How is the surgery performed?

SCOLA is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 1.5 hours to complete. A surgeon makes a 3-centimeter incision in the lower part of the abdomen just above the pubic bone. Then follows the insertion of a trocar which is used to fill the inside of the abdomen with CO2 gas. Using gas to blow the belly up is a common step in laparoscopic surgeries and it allows the surgeon more space to perform the complex procedure. The laparoscope (a tiny camera) and other surgical instruments help to repair the muscle structure. Once the laparoscope is in place, the surgeon inspects the abdomen and puts in special sutures to bring the two sides of the abdominal muscle together. Sometimes after diastasis repair with suture, the special mesh could be placed above the muscle. It depends on the width of diastasis and the patient’s tissue condition. At the end of the surgery, the surgeon places the drains (sometimes it is not necessary), sutures the incision, and places a bandage to cover the surgical site.

Recovery after abdominal wall reconstruction 

Drainage at the end of the operation allows the removal of body fluids such as seroma and blood. The drain is withdrawn on the second or third day after the surgery. In some cases, the drain may be left longer (1 to 2 weeks) if high fluid secretion persists. While in the clinic, pain is controlled with intravenous medications and upon discharge from the hospital patients are prescribed pain killers, like naproxen or ibuprofen. At least 2 to 4 weeks are needed to rest post-op and it may take 1 to 2 weeks to return to a sedentary job. Even though the results are visible immediately, patients should expect swelling to persist for about 6 weeks and the end results to finalize in 3 to 12 months. To support the core, patients should wear a compression garment for 3 to 4 weeks and always bend at the knees when picking something up from so to avoid straining the back.

Explaining aftercare and revision surgery policy

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.

Our clinic is the biggest plastic surgery center in Baltic states 
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Personal assistance in Lithuania

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.

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