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 Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
As elastic as our skin is, its biomechanical properties are limited. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that abdominal contour deformities are the most common complaint among massive weight loss patients wishing to undergo plastic surgery. Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty, also known as FDL tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure in which excess abdominal fat is removed and loose skin is tightened to restore a natural body shape. FDL tummy tuck involves both horizontal and vertical incisions in the abdominal area for a long-lasting post-operative effect.
Who is a proper candidate for FDL abdominoplasty?
In this case, tummy tuck is a real game changer that not only restores the shape and strength of the abdomen but also helps to regain a beautifully balanced waistline. However, as with all body-contouring procedures, a candidate for FDL must be aware of permanent scarring that is inevitably seen in the abdominal area where the vertical and horizontal incisions are made. Moreover, as a relatively large area of the abdomen is exposed during the procedure, a greater risk of infection and a higher complication rate regarding wound healing may be observed in those patients with pre-existing medical comorbidities, such as smoking, diabetes, immune compromise, etc. On the whole, to properly evaluate one’s eligibility for FDL tummy tuck, a plastic surgeon should be consulted.
Before and after pictures of Fleur de list tummy tuck
Preparation for surgery
Proper preparation for FDL abdominoplasty is a vital part of the procedure itself as it determines the success of the operation and the quality of recovery after it.
Here are some major pre-surgery guidelines that should be followed:
Practice a healthy lifestyle. Exercising regularly, having your diet balanced and staying hydrated will strengthen your body and recovery after the surgery will be faster.
FDL tummy tuck vs. Full tummy tuck
FDL tummy tuck is an advanced version of a classical abdominoplasty, better known as full tummy tuck, and it is specifically adapted for those who have experienced a significant weight loss, as the skin is tightened not only in horizontal, but also in vertical way for a notably flatter and firmer abdomen. The major difference between FDL and full tummy tuck lies in the surgery technique that is determined by a distinct incision pattern. When standard abdominoplasty is performed, there is essentially one major incision made in the area between a belly button and pubic region. In more detail, a large transverse incision crosses the abdomen reaching the uppermost parts of hip bone on both sides. As for Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, both vertical and horizontal resections are required. The horizontal incision is performed first as with classical transverse tuck. Once tissue is excised in that way, a vertical incision, crossing the belly button, is extended up to a level just below the end of a breastbone. When choosing between FDL and full tummy tuck it is important to find out which procedure may fully meet one’s expectations depending on patient’s personal anatomical characteristics. Therefore a plastic surgeon should be consulted.
Recovery after FDL surgery
Recovery after FDL tummy tuck takes time and patience for it to be successful.
It takes about 6-8 weeks to recover. During that time an abdominal binder should be worn to support the tissues and avoid fluid retention.
It is important to stay at least minimally active during the first 2 weeks. Short walks for a few minutes several times a day positively affect blood circulation and so the healing process speeds up.
After the first two weeks it is recommended to begin a daily routine of light exercise, if the operating surgeon has not advised otherwise.
Bruising and swelling in the abdominal area may be present up to 4 weeks as an indication of a local inflammatory response to surgery. If significant swelling is present for a longer time, a doctor should be consulted.
Tummy tuck scars are usually most visible in the first 9-12 months after surgery. Later on the color fades and the surface flattens..
In some rare cases, the wound might get infected or an abnormal blood accumulation, also known as hematoma, may form. To avoid possible skin and tissue damage, the surgeon must be informed about it as soon as possible.
Could FDL be combined with other surgeries?
There are several therapeutic and cosmetic procedures that could be performed together with FDL tummy tuck. Breast enlargement and/or breast lift is the most common one. If a patient has a medical record of a pre-existing ventral or umbilical hernia, one may have it repaired at the same time, if there are no other contraindications and the plastic surgeon has not advised otherwise.
After FDL surgery
When FDL abdominoplasty is performed, a few more things should be taken into consideration in order to ensure a smooth recovery:
It is required to keep the incision sites dry and clean. Usually the patient can take a shower a few days after the procedure. Later on patients are highly encouraged to maintain their personal hygiene routine or adjust it to the doctor‘s recommendations.
Loose fitting clothes are advised for patient convenience as they are easier to put on and off.
It is normal to feel pain in the abdominal region in the first 2-4 weeks after surgery. It should be managed with painkillers personally prescribed by the operating doctor.
Patients are highly discouraged from using tobacco products and alcohol during the recovery time as it may result in excessive blood clotting and weaken the immune system.
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.