We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 9 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.
90% of our patients combine tummy tuck surgery with other procedures (read more in the next tab)
90% of our patients combine tummy tuck surgery with other procedures (read more in the next tab)
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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 9 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.
Already more than 25.000 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.
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 team of 9 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.