Facelift abroad: Lithuania

Leading plastic surgery clinic

We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year. Around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly from the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.

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Even 68% of our patients travel to have combined surgeries due to our expertise in this field – it has been our specialisation for many years now. We performed such surgeries for more than 10.000 patients to this date. Combining surgeries allow our patients to save time, money and even health. We carefully select patients, evaluate each case individually, and only agree to combine surgeries within health & safety limits.

We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 plastic surgeons performs more than 3.000 plastic operations a year and around 90 % of our patients travel from abroad, mostly the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany.

We are trusted by our patients and we appreciate all the reviews and feedback collected over the years. You can find lots of testimonials from our previous patients online on GoogleFacebookTrustpilot or Realself.

Already more than 30.000 of our former, current and future patients joined our online community with the aim to build a space for opinions and mutual support. Members are welcome to share experiences about their visit to the clinic and to discuss all surgery-related matters.

Our team of 12 plastic surgeons has 10-15 years of experience in the field in total performing over 3.000 different plastic surgeries per year. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.

Our clinic or patients are seen on different media mentions like: BBC, Forbes, Mirror, MailOnline, The Sun and others.

Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical services. We care about the safety, comfort and successful results of our patients from all over the world.

We provide customer service in 9 foreign languages including English, Swedish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish. Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including nurses, assistants and the surgeon.

Every patient has a dedicated customer service representative, helping patients plan their visit, answer all associated questions, available every working day via email/phone.

We do offer an exclusive Aftercare package in the UK and Ireland for our plastic surgery patients. With our Aftercare package, you will get extra support and help while healing and recovering back in the UK or Ireland. Our partner Hollie is a professional cosmetic nurse practitioner with 17 years of post-registration experience. Now Hollie is managing the nurse network in the UK and Ireland which is ready to help you, the patients of the Nordesthetics. 

Patients have an opportunity to stay in the apartments, supervised by our clinic. Apartments are located in the centre of Kaunas and most importantly, right next to our new clinic, in the same building (1 min by foot) and are provided with additional medical care (the nurse visits a patient at least once a day after discharge from the clinic), which is not possible while staying in a hotel or other accommodation.

All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics. Our clinic works with medical professionals of the 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.

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Facelift surgery

What is a facelift?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure of facial rejuvenation which reduces the wrinkles that form in the face and neck areas and are caused by the natural ageing process. Time is merciless; fortunately, a facelift can help people who are dissatisfied with their appearance to turn back time.

Although there are different facelift techniques, they all have several steps in common. Facelift is usually performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions along the hairline as well as along the ears. Skin is then separated from the facial muscles and pulled to remove the wrinkles and excess facial skin. Deeper facial tissue and fat can be redistributed for better aesthetic results. Afterwards, face is bandaged to minimise swelling and bruising. Patients are usually discharged on the day of the surgery, however, in some cases a longer monitoring of the patient is required.

Who is a proper candidate?

As with all surgeries it is of high importance to be in a good overall health in the first place. However, the condition of the skin is specifically important for facelift surgeries. Skin should be flexible and elastic. These features might be affected by alcohol consumption and smoking. If this is the case, patients should consult health specialists about a realistic outcome of a facelift.

People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart and blood clotting disorders are eligible for the procedure. However, such conditions can affect a person’s suitability for undergoing anaesthesia and can also disrupt wound healing during the recovery process. It is important to discuss the particular case with a surgeon so that any complications can be prevented and the desired look achieved. The facelift procedure can and should be adjusted to bring the most satisfying results.

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Facelift techniques

There are several techniques and types of facelift, and the exact choice should be specifically tailored to fit the individual case. The patient and the surgeon should discuss the scope of the procedure, its degree of invasiveness, and how dramatic the results are expected to be so that the best technique can be chosen to fulfil the patient’s expectations.

What is the difference between a deep plane facelift and a SMAS facelift?

The deep plane facelift technique is sort of a little step forward from the classical SMAS facelift, but the main idea still remains the same – SMAS layer release and lifting. Therefore, if one asks whether the deep plane facelift still is a SMAS facelift, the answer is yes. There is no other way to perform a facelift than manipulating with the SMAS layer. The only difference is that the deep plane facelift is more precise and focuses nearly only on deeper layers of the skin where the actual problem lies, barely raising the superficial layer (i.e. subcutaneous tissue). It is a straight-to-the-point facelift that does little tissue damage near the skin surface, which results in less bruising and swelling, as well as in less downtime after the surgery.

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Facelift types

Depending on the scope of the procedure, facelifts are grouped into classical, full, neck, mid and forehead facelifts. Your doctor will choose a procedure or suggest a combination of a few so that it best fits your needs and expectations.

A classical facelift involves cuts along the hairline and around the ears. Skin is pulled back and the facelift mainly improves the appearance of the jawline and cheeks. Various modifications of a classical facelift allow the surgeon to tailor the procedure to the specific needs of each individual.

A neck lift is suggested for patients with problematic areas on the neck and the chin. It will remove any excess skin and create a more defined contour resulting in a much more youthful appearance.

The mid-facelift, or cheek lift, is an elevation of the cheeks which transforms them from deflated to youthful and prominent. This procedure can also aid in reducing hollowness under the eyes, however, it mainly affects the middle part of the face and is not a substitute to facelift procedures.

A forehead lift improves the look of a person’s forehead (e.g. “worry lines” and “frown lines”) and is usually not included in the traditional facelift. By lifting the forehead skin wrinkles are smoothened and “hooding” over the eyes is reduced.

A facial fat transfer can be beneficial for people dissatisfied with hollow areas beneath the eyes, sunken cheeks, brows, temples or chin.

Preparation

A patient might have very specific expectations for the outcome of the surgery, therefore a thorough discussion with a surgeon is necessary in order to select the most suitable method.

Skin condition greatly depends on nutrition. Therefore, the patient should ensure that he or she is consuming enough proteins (which are crucial for wound healing) and vitamins such as zinc, vitamin A and C, which are important for the synthesis of collagen and for maintaining skin integrity. Note that vitamin, mineral and protein malnutrition impairs all stages of immune response, wound healing and tissue production.

It is essential to talk to your doctor a couple of weeks before the surgery as you might be instructed to stop taking medications such as aspirin or other blood-thinning drugs

Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided one month before and after the surgery so that it does not affect the healing process by restricting blood circulation.

Medical examination and a review of medical history is an essential step before the surgery. In order to determine the best facelift type a surgeon will examine the patient’s face and will discuss the possible strategies. Patients will have to undergo any necessary lab tests, including a blood work, a urine test, ECG (electrocardiogram), X-rays, or others. The surgeon will explain in detail the plan of the surgery and recovery.

In order to prevent regurgitation during the surgery an empty stomach is required for anyone undergoing general anaesthesia. Therefore, patients should not eat or drink one day before the surgery.

Facelift and Eyelid surgery

For even more expressed results it is possible to combine a facelift with other procedures, including neck lifteyelid lift or rhinoplasty (nose job). 

Possible complications

The most common complications include hematoma, seroma, infection and delayed healing.

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.

After the Facelift

After the surgery is performed, it can take up to four weeks to fully recover. The patient should take time off work for the whole period of recovery.

Bandages are used for covering the wounds, while an elastic facial sling prevents swelling and ensures equal distribution of pressure. If serous fluid drainage tubes are used they will be removed in several days, as well as the stitches (unless dissolvable stitches were used). Bruising should fade away in a couple of weeks. However, to be able to appreciate the final results of the procedure the patient might need to wait from six to nine months until the swelling has fully gone down.

Sun should be avoided for several weeks as it can interfere with scar healing and damage the surrounding vulnerable skin. It is highly recommended to avoid driving after the surgery at least until bruising is relieved. The patient should also avoid wetting the bandages for a couple of days. Strenuous physical activity should be ceased for at least two weeks. The patient should resist applying makeup while the wounds are still healing.

Quality skin care is required to prevent early ageing and it inevitably adds to the effect of a facelift. Weight fluctuation tends to stretch the skin, hence a healthy diet and a stable weight can prolong the results.