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 a neck lift?
Neck is one of the few body areas that start to change due to aging. A “turkey wattle”, fatty jowls, vertical banding, horizontal creases and a double chin can all make us look older than we feel. A neck lift, also known as platysmaplasty, is a rejuvenation surgery that enhances the appearance of the neck and improves the contour of the jawline.
Although there are different facelift techniques, they all have several features in common. Neck lift is performed while the patient is under general anaesthesia. It works by tightening the underlying muscles and removing saggy skin as well as excess fat. Incisions may be hidden in the hairline or under the chin.
If you are looking to get rid of a double chin and tighten the skin in the front of the neck, then you may opt for a chin tuck surgery, which compared to a full neck and lower face lift is a less extensive procedure.
Who is eligible for a neck lift surgery and what surgeries can it be combined with?
Neck lift can give you a more youthful profile and frame the rest of the face. Neck anatomy differs with each patient, and thus, not everyone is an eligible candidate for a neck lift.
Although a neck lift can be done as a stand-alone surgery, there is a possibility to perform it along with other rejuvenation procedures, like a chin liposuction, a facelift, or a fat transfer.
Preparing for a neck lift
In order to select the most suitable surgical method a thorough discussion with a surgeon is necessary. During a consultation a patient will be able to discuss any specific expectations for the outcome of the surgery and a surgeon will explain in detail the surgery and recovery plans.
Also, the patients must stop taking blood-thinning substances, such as aspirin, certain herbs, teas, and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Smoking and alcohol consumption must be avoided at least one month before and after the surgery so that it does not restrict blood circulation and the healing process.
Medical examination and review of medical history are essential steps before surgery. To determine the best approach of a neck lift a surgeon will examine the patient and discuss available strategies. The patients will have to undergo any necessary lab tests, such as blood work, a urine test, and others.
You should take care of items that will come in handy after your surgery is done. It includes ice packs, gauze and towels, loose clothing (preferably buttoned-down tops that do not have to be pulled over the head).
An empty stomach is required for anyone undergoing general anaesthesia. In order to prevent regurgitation during the surgery the patients should not eat or drink 6 hours before the surgery.
The difference between chin liposuction, neck z-plasty and neck lift
A lax platysma muscle, excess fat and the presence of a large fold of excess skin can make the neck appear unaesthetic and result in such features as a “chubby” neck, “double chin” or “turkey gobblers”. Z-plasty would benefit those patients who are specifically unhappy with the look of their neck only. During a z-plasty the incision will be made under the chin and hidden in the neck creases. Z-plasty would be more suitable for men since the scars can be hidden under a beard or under the shirt collar. Although this procedure does leave a Z-shaped scar line along the neck it usually heals well. Taking everything into consideration, a z-plasty is suitable for those who wish to get rid of a large amount of saggy skin and do not mind having a longer scar under their neck.
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Recovery after neck lift surgery
After the surgery is performed you will wake up from anaesthesia in a recovery room. You may find a drain tube inserted under the bandages to help drain any excess fluids. The incision sites will be covered with bandages which will need to be changed according to your doctor’s request. You might have to wear a special chin slack which will ensure equal distribution of pressure. Remember to rest and take time for yourself, have someone assisting you, get plenty of water and nutritious foods, avoid stress. Most importantly, avoid alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
If drainage tubes were used they will be removed after a few days. Stitches will be removed in 7 days unless dissolvable stitches were used. Do not apply ice on the wound site as cooling down the area might result in restricted blood flow, and thus, disturbed wound recovery unless advised otherwise by your surgeon. Bruising should fade away in a couple of weeks. It is highly recommended to avoid driving after the surgery at least until bruising is relieved. To be able to appreciate the final results of the procedure a patient might need to wait for few months until the swelling and bruising have fully gone down.
A doctor will inform you about any specific pain-relieving medications you have to take. The recovery can take up to four weeks. A patient should be prepared to take time off work for at least 2 to 4 weeks when recovering.
Sun should be avoided for several weeks as it can interfere with the healing of the scars and damage the surrounding vulnerable skin. Heavy physical activities should be ceased for at least four weeks. You can resume once your doctor allows you to do so.
Quality skin care will prevent aging and inevitably add to the effect of a neck lift. Weight fluctuation tends to stretch the skin, hence, a healthy diet and a stable weight will likely prolong the results. Nutrition highly influences the skin condition as well. A patient should consume enough proteins which are essential for wound healing. Zinc, vitamins A and C should all be consumed properly since they are important for the synthesis of collagen and skin maintenance. Note that malnutrition impairs all stages of immune response, wound healing and tissue production.
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.