We are one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in the European Union with over 10 years of experience. Our team of 12 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.
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 12 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 30.000 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.
Our team of 12 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.
We do offer an exclusive Aftercare package in the UK and Ireland for our plastic surgery patients. With our Aftercare package, you will get extra support and help while healing and recovering back in the UK or Ireland. Our partner Hollie is a professional cosmetic nurse practitioner with 17 years of post-registration experience. Now Hollie is managing the nurse network in the UK and Ireland which is ready to help you, the patients of the Nordesthetics.
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 rhinoplasty?
A nose job, also known as a rhinoplasty, is a procedure which improves shape and function of the nose, by modifying bone or/and cartilage. Rhinoplasty can enhance aesthetic appearance as well as breathing function.
A rhinoplasty should be considered by patients who are unsatisfied with their nose size, shape or width, or those who have visible humps, wide or asymmetrical nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also help patients with obstructed airways by adjusting a deviated septum, which is a common cause of many breathing problems.
During rhinoplasty a patient is usually put under general anesthesia. Therefore, the patient will have to stay in a hospital overnight.
Who is a proper candidate?
Different rhinoplasty techniques
A closed rhinoplasty, also known as a scarless rhinoplasty, is a surgery more suitable for minor adjustments of the nose. With this technique, surgeons can sculpt and shape the nose without having to cut the nose open. Deviated septum surgeries are usually performed with this technique, too. A closed rhinoplasty is advantageous and preferred by most surgeons and patients because the incision and further alterations of the inner structures of the nose are performed through the nostrils, so there are no external scars left.
During consultation, a patient and a surgeon should define specific expectations and goals. The surgeon will suggest the most suitable technique and inform the patient about the plan of the surgery in more detail.
Function vs. aesthetics
A functional rhinoplasty is usually performed in order to restore breathing through the nose. Reconstruction of obstructed airways might be required because of congenital reasons (meaning that it is hereditary) or after traumas, such as a nose fracture. Because nostrils tend to narrow with age, older people might have difficulty breathing, and thus, might need a reconstruction of their airways.
On the other hand an aesthetic rhinoplasty focuses mainly on improving the visual appearance of the nose. This includes reducing bulbous nose tip, hump, narrowing wide nostrils, reducing the size of the nose, or vice versa, augmenting the nose.
A special presentation about what it takes to create both a beautiful and functional nose
A revision rhinoplasty is needed when a patient is unsatisfied with the results of a former nose surgery and desires additional improvements. Note that before undergoing a revision rhinoplasty, the nose should be completely healed, there should be no signs of inflammation caused by previous surgery and scar tissue formation is complete. Depending on each case, a surgeon will reset the nasal bones and reposition cartilage. Airway obstruction can also be cleared by adjusting the position of the internal nose structures. It’s best if the revision surgery is performed by the surgeon who performed the first surgery.
Preparing for rhinoplasty
The patient might have very specific expectations for the outcome of the surgery, therefore, a thorough discussion with a surgeon is necessary, so each case could be evaluated individually.
Skin condition and wound healing greatly depends on nutrition. Therefore, enough proteins and vitamins such as zinc, vitamin A and C, which are important for the synthesis of collagen, should be consumed. Note that vitamin, mineral and protein malnutrition impairs all stages of immune response, wound healing and tissue production.
Recovering after rhinoplasty
Depending on the technique chosen for the procedure, a patient will have either dissolvable or non-dissolvable sutures inside the nose or columella. The dissolvable sutures are supposed to dissolve after approximately a week and do not require to be removed. If the stitches are non-dissolvable, they should be removed by the surgeon 7-8 days after the surgery. The patient should also expect to have external and internal nasal dressings which will be placed inside and outside of the nose. A small gauze is placed right under the nose so that it absorbs any blood discharge, which is normal and common after rhinoplasty surgeries. Bear in mind that in the first few days after surgery, an absorbent gauze is required to be changed as often as 10 to 20 times. Nasal dressings should be removed in 5-7 days.
Patient’s upper part of the face is likely to be swollen, especially the eyes and the cheeks. Approximately 2 weeks off work are recommended to rest and heal properly because swelling and discomfort usually subsides in that time. After two weeks post-surgery swelling is usually not as noticeable and should not interfere with any daily tasks. Final results can be appreciated after residual swelling is gone, which usually takes about 6-12 months.
It is not recommended to wear eyeglasses since it puts pressure and disrupts the blood flow. In order to reduce swelling overnight, it is advisable to elevate one’s head with multiple pillows.
The patient should avoid bending forward and lifting heavy objects or children and high-intensity activities should be limited for at least 8 weeks after surgery.
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.
Combinations with other procedures
Combining several procedures in one surgery is a good way to lower travel expenses and reduce combined recovery time. Bear in mind that when a few procedures are performed together a risk of complications and infection also gets higher. For a successful procedure and recovery it is crucial to choose a surgeon who is well experienced in all procedures that will be performed. Common combinations are:
A straightening of the deviated nasal septum can be performed in combination with improving the visual appearance of the nose;
Although it is possible to have rhinoplasty combined with breast surgery, there is a bigger chance of infection. Each case should be discussed individually in order to evaluate any specific risks;
A nose surgery and a facial improvement is a common combination of the procedures, that allows to achieve a more youthful and proportioned appearance in one surgery.
If a prospective patient would like to improve a few areas of their body and have a combined surgery, for more specific information they should consult with a qualified surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s anatomical, physical features, overall health and medical history, and will recommend possible combinations that will best fit the patient’s needs.