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 Liposuction?
Liposuction (also known as liposculpture, lipoplasty or body contouring) is most commonly described as the surgical removal of subcutaneous fat in order to achieve a more preferable body shape. The technique itself is based on reducing the amount of fat cells in certain areas of the body – where it is otherwise hard to get rid of the fat in conventional ways (i.e. diet and exercise). Liposuction leaves a smooth transition between the suctioned and non-suctioned parts. Even though the technique is used to remove fat, the procedure itself should not be confused with obesity treatment.
Types of Liposuction
There are a few types of liposuction that can be performed:
A problematic area is injected with a mixture of salty water, adrenaline and a local anaesthetic in order to reduce bleeding, swelling and bruising. Then a surgeon makes a cut and inserts a metal tube which is moved actively inside fatty tissue to break it up and to suck out the fluid. As the required amount of fat is removed, the tube is taken out.
Renuvion, or also J-plasma is a non-surgical procedure for skin tightening that can be combined with liposuction. The procedure tightens and refreshes loose skin without the need for invasive surgery, extended downtime, or large surgical scars. The specialist creates a small entry point placing the device just under the skin. Once the device is in place, the specialist releases pro helium gas and radiofrequency (RF) to create a precise stream of energy (plasma). This energy generates enough heat to contract the skin while, at the same time, excess helium gas cools the treatment area. This combination of energy contracts the tissues just under the skin, which tightens it.
Is Liposuction safe? Pros and cons of liposuction
Liposuction results are long – lasting if a patient maintains his or her weight after the surgery, and the shape of the treated body area only improves over time. Liposuction reduces the risk of having health issues related to excess fat and aids in improving one’s self esteem and body image, but it is not weight loss surgery.
Considering the fact that liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide, it is encouraging to know that lipoplasty is not usually associated with serious complications. However, like with any plastic surgery procedure, liposuction may lead to complication development. Some are non – specific, such as bleeding or allergic reactions to anaesthetics. Specific risks or complications for liposuction include:
When liposuction is enough and when it is needed in combination with other surgeries?
For those in need of fat reduction only, liposuction alone is enough to achieve desired results. However, excess or loose skin will not be treated by liposuction. In these cases, other surgical procedures can be performed in combination with liposuction (for instance a tummy tuck or a breast lift). It is essential to discuss these options with your surgeon, who can recommend the safest and most efficient surgical treatment for you.
Other things to consider
Insurance. More often than not, liposuction is performed for cosmetic reasons. Due to this, most health insurance plans do not cover the cost of lipoplasty.
Which body areas can be treated with liposuction?
As mentioned above, liposuction is usually performed on the areas of the body where fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise. Lipoplasty is most commonly done on areas such as upper and lower abdomen, upper and lower back, flanks (love handles), arms, outer and inner thighs, chin. However, liposuction is not recommended on areas where it is easy to damage the nerves (i.e. face, calves).
Who is a proper candidate for liposuction?
Preparation for liposuction
If you are considering liposuction, a consultation is the first step you should take. Your goals, expectations, options, risks and benefits or any other questions you might have should be discussed. Your surgeon may take a few photographs of the treatable areas and offer courses of treatment that are best suited for you. The surgeon will also need to know about any type of medications you take (including over – the – counter drugs and herbal supplements) and allergies. Certain medications should not be taken prior to surgery, such as blood thinners or specific painkillers. Moreover, you will be advised to stop smoking for at least 6 weeks both before and after the liposuction, as the effects of smoking can make the healing process more difficult or even contribute to the risk of serious complications.
Recovery after the liposuction
Depending on the volume of fat removed, the recovery time can vary from a few days to a few months. An overnight stay is needed for those who have undergone a liposuction.
Even though patients are usually advised to get up and walk around as soon as possible, any type of strenuous exercise should be avoided for up to 4 weeks. Every patient case is individual, therefore getting back to usual activities also varies from person to person.
Bruising, swelling and soreness in the treated area is completely normal and may last for at least a few weeks and fade over time. Results of liposuction may take a while to settle in – 6 months are usually needed for the overall outcome to appear. The expected scarring in liposuction is minimal, as the incisions are very small. Furthermore, the appearance of the scars depends on a patient’s genetic scarring tendency.
As it is completely normal to experience mild to moderate post – operative pain. Medications for pain management might be prescribed by your surgeon. Additionally, antibiotics may be prescribed in order to prevent infection. Elastic bandages and tape or other form of fitting garment will be applied to the treated area. What is more, a compression garment is to be worn by the patient for up to 8 weeks.
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.