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 14.000 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 8 languages, among which English, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish 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 eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which helps restore tired-looking or baggy eyes to their naturally youthful appearance. The aging process affects the elasticity of the skin. Gravity pulls the fragile skin down, and thus, prompts the formation of droopy eyelids or bags under eyes. Muscles surrounding the eyes also weaken with time, making the skin appear wrinkly and bulgy.
Excess skin and/or fat can be removed from both upper and lower eyelids. Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning that patients are discharged from the hospital on the same day as their surgery. The surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia. Usually, especially with upper eyelid surgery, a surgeon injects numbing medications into your eyelids and administers sedative medications through an intravenous catheter. Incisions are usually done above the lash line orinside the pink portion of the lid (transconjunctival approach).
Upper eyelid surgery for medical reasons
Severely hooded eyes not only make one appear much older but also can impair one’s vision which may interfere with daily tasks (e.g. driving). Droopy eyes can result in the loss of peripheral vision, particularly the top and side parts of the visual field, making eye lift surgery a medical necessity. After blepharoplasty, patients regain their normal vision and become more alert, and thus, can drive safely.
Eyelid surgery may also be required for treatment of such hereditary conditions as ptosis. If untreated, it can worsen the vision even more and lead to other conditions, such as amblyopia or astigmatism.
Is eyelid surgery safe? Can it affect my vision?
Eyelid surgery targets one of the most fragile parts of the human body, thus, it is not surprising that many prospective patients worry about their eyesight after surgery. As opposed to many concerns, blepharoplasty significantly improves vision. After removing extra skin and fat from the eye area patients can see more clearly.
Patients who have high blood pressure or are on blood thinners or aspirin have a higher risk of complications. In extremely rare cases (1 in every 30.000 surgeries) eyelid surgery can result in vision loss. Fortunately, it is such a rare occurrence that most surgeons have never observed this complication during their career.
Who is an eligible candidate for eyelid surgery?
Preparing for eyelid surgery
Patients have very specific expectations for the outcome of a surgery, therefore, a thorough discussion with a surgeon is necessary.
During the consultation, patients are instructed to stop taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and the like. You should take only medications that are approved by your doctor.
Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided one month before and after the surgery so that it does not restrict blood circulation and affect the healing process.
Skin condition and wound healing greatly depend on nutrition. You should consume enough minerals (e.g. zinc) and vitamins (e.g. vitamin A and vitamin C) which are all important for the synthesis of collagen. Note that malnutrition impairs all stages of immune response, wound healing and tissue production
Make sure you have a well-fitted pair of sunglasses as you will have to wear them outside.
Medical examination and a review of medical history is an essential step prior to surgery. Your surgeon will explain in detail the surgery plan and recovery process. Before and after pictures of your eyelids may also be taken.
You should not eat or drink 6 hours before your surgery. An empty stomach is required in order to prevent regurgitation when under anaesthesia.
On the day of surgery, you should not wear any makeup, eyelash extensions, wigs or hairpieces.
Opt for comfortable and loose clothing. Choose a button-up top so that you do not have to put on clothes over your head.
Recovery after eyelid surgery
Just after the surgery, you will wake up from anaesthesia in a recovery room. If everything goes well, you will be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home.
At first, you may experience blurred or double vision, watery eyes, numb eyelids, light sensitivity, swelling, and bruising similar to having a black eye. Your doctor will inform you about any specific pain-relieving medications you have to take. Slightly elevating your head when sleeping will reduce swelling and bruising. Eyes may have to be cleaned gently with prescribed ointments. Eye drops will be necessary to prevent the eyes from drying out.
After about a week most patients have recovered enough to make short trips. Bruising should subside after 10-14 days. By this time you should feel confident to go out in the public again. Usually, patients can return to their jobs in 10-14 days after an eyelid lift. However, if your job requires staring at a computer screen for long periods of time, be careful about straining your eyes and attempt to gradually increase your workload.
You should not drive until your surgeon gives you clearance to do so.
When upper eyelid surgery is not enough?
Eyelid surgery restores a more natural eye contour by correcting droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes. However, blepharoplasty cannot correct the wrinkles around the eyes (e.g. crow’s feet), remove forehead wrinkles, or reposition the eyebrows. Thus, in many cases, just blepharoplasty may not be enough to achieve one´s aesthetic goals.
Fortunately, eyelid surgery can be performed with other rejuvenation procedures, such as a forehead lift or facelift. For those who want to make the most out of their efforts, performing several procedures in one go will save money as well as traveling and recovery time.
For example, forehead lift and blepharoplasty procedures will address the sagging skin on the forehead, correct upper eyelids, and lift the eyebrows. It will help position the brows in proportion to the rest of the face, and thus, make the eyes appear much more youthful.
Different types of lower eyelid surgery
Aging process makes the skin under the eyes loosen and wrinkles form. In some cases, fat which was previously located around the eye can shift from its position and accumulate under the eyes as bags. When a patient decides to undergo lower eyelid surgery, there are a few different surgical techniques that can be performed.
Firstly, an incision can be made inside the pink portion of the eyelid. This is called a transconjunctival incision which allows direct extraction of the excess fat. This type of incision heals quickly and leaves no scar.
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.