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 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 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.
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.
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.