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 fat transfer and how does this procedure work?
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or lipofilling, is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure which enhances volume in certain parts of the body, which were full and well roundedbefore the aging process or weight changes. The main goal is to relocate the fat from undesired locations (e.g. arms, abdomen, thighs or other) and inject it into areas that lack definition (e.g. breasts, face, buttocks). This procedure enhances contour-lacking body parts while reducing the fat in an undesired area.
This procedure is comprised of a few steps.
Where can fat be transferred to?
Places that are usually treated with fat transfer are buttocks, breasts, legs and face. Other treatment areas may also include hips, front and back sides of the hands. Even the male chest can be enhanced in a way that it appears well trained. Fat grafting can also be used to alter intimate body parts, increasing the width of the male penis and the fullness of the female labia majora. Fat transfer is also proven to be an effective treatment for scars left after injuries, or other surgeries. Superficial scars can be filled in and effectively diminished, leaving the skin smooth and firm. Fat injections can even restore youthful hand appearance by simply injecting it into the upper side of the hands.
What results can be expected?
The biggest advantage of fat transfer is that it is a natural way to enhance one’s appearance. Body’s own fat cells are used in transplantation which means that the overall transplant rejection rates are significantly lower than those of synthetic fillers. Although results may vary in individual cases, under optimal circumstances fat grafting can provide a great enhancement and can be permanent. If injected correctly, fat cells will last a lifetime. It is completely natural that a portion of the injected fat is reabsorbed by the body during the first six months, however, as much as 50 percent of the fat cells will survive and continue to thrive in the new tissue. For long-lasting results, patients are recommended to repeat the treatment a few times. An experienced plastic surgeon will know the best techniques to transfer the fat cells so that their vitality is kept at their highest.
Who can undergo a fat transfer?
Prospective patients should meet certain criteria.
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Preparing for surgery
At first, you should schedule your initial appointment. During this consultation you will discuss with a surgeon what are the exact goals. You will be evaluated as a fat grafting candidate. Being completely honest during the consultation is key since the way you present your wishes may have a great impact on the treatment plan.
You can also bring a few pictures from the past which may serve as a good guide for the surgeon. Your medical history and health status will also be reviewed with the emphasis on any recent cosmetic procedures, current medications, allergies, pre-existing health conditions, or other risk factors.
In order to determine your fitness for a fat transfer, any necessary lab tests, including blood work, urine test, ECG (electrocardiogram), and others, may be performed. Note that smoking and alcohol consumption is forbidden 6 weeks before and after the surgery since nicotine is known for its restrictive effects on blood circulation.
Various drugs and herbs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, CoQ10, glucosamine chondroitin, flaxseed, vitamin E, fish oil, green tea, chia seeds, primrose oil, and garlic, can all increase the risk of bleeding.
Your hospitalization time depends on the length and extent of the fat transfer. In order to prevent regurgitation during surgery, you should not eat or drink at least 6 hours before receiving general anaesthesia.
Arrive early to the appointment and make sure to bring any necessary medications you might need additionally.
Wear comfortable clothing and choose button-up shirts since they are easier to put on and take off.
Recovering after fat transfer
When you wake up from anaesthesia you will receive information about the care of drains (if they have been placed) and how to take care of the surgical sites. Your doctor will explain the normal postoperative symptoms that you may experience. How much time it takes for you to recover from fat grafting depends on the scope of the surgery.
Surgical sites will swell and you may experience moderate pain which can be controlled by taking anti-inflammatory drugs. Allowing yourself some downtime is crucial, therefore, take time off work and social events for at least the first 2 weeks. On the second week, bruising should subside, however, many patients will still experience some swelling later on . By the third week, you will be able to wear make-up to touch up any discoloration or bruising which can still be present at this time. Once bruising and swelling have fully receded, you will be able to appreciate the look you were going for.
Bear in mind that fat transfer success highly depends on one’s weight. Meaning that if you start losing weight after receiving a fat transplant, a fat cell will not be able to survive and will lead to an unsuccessful fat transplant. It is crucial to maintain the body weight you were at the time of surgery so that the best results can be achieved.
Advantages and disadvantages of fat transfer
Bear in mind that each case is different and unique. A plastic surgeon will thoroughly evaluate every particular case and recommend the best treatment options.
What surgeries can fat transfer be combined with?
During this procedure, the face is rejuvenated through lifting it up and removing excess skin. Fat may be injected in the cheeks making them fuller and more contoured. So-called crow’s feet wrinkles, smile lines, laugh lines, or acne scars can also be filled in. Fat injections can also be used to correct sunken areas or indentations.
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.