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 calf correction?
Calf correction surgery enhances the shape and overall appearance of the lower leg. Surgeons use implants or a fat grafting technique to create visually pleasing calves and proportional legs which have long been known to be one of the crucial elements of an appealing physique. Some patients may opt for calf correction solely for the aesthetical purpose, while others may want to get rid of certain developmental deformities, congenital asymmetries, or deformities caused by a traumatic event.
There are two main techniques that are currently used:
The results of a thigh lift can be noticed immediately, but the final result will be visible after a few months. After recovery, some visible scars may remain, but the results are long-lasting if stable body weight is maintained.
What is the difference between thigh lift and inner thigh liposuction?
A thigh lift is a more extensive procedure than thigh liposuction. This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. A surgeon creates an elliptical incision along the groin crease and then remove excess skin and fat. Then follows the tightening of the remaining tissues, which helps to achieve a firmer appearance and feel. Cases that are more extensive may require a second incision that follows down the inner thigh. It will take approximately 2 weeks for initial wound healing and 4 more weeks for a complete recovery. During recovery, the patient is required to wear a compression garment, which promotes healing and speeds up the recovery time. It is crucial to be cautious when moving, especially during the first two weeks. Incisions in the thigh area are subject to tension from sitting down, standing up, walking, and bending. Therefore, it is highly important to restrict activity at least for the first couple of months.
Who is an eligible candidate for thigh lift surgery?
Each patient case is unique, and therefore, thigh lift may not benefit all patients equally. Who would gain the most advantage from undergoing this body contouring procedure?
Using your time wisely before a major surgery is just as important as taking the time to recover. When your appointments and surgery is scheduled, you can begin preparing for your visit to the clinic.
Two weeks before the scheduled surgery you should have your medications and dietary supplements reviewed. Bear in mind that aspirin, ibuprofen, CoQ10, glucosamine chondroitin, flaxseed, vitamin E, fish oil, green tea, chia seeds, primrose oil, and garlic can all increase the risk of bleeding.. You should eat a balanced diet and consume enough proteins, vitamins (e.g. vitamins A and C), and minerals (e.g. zinc). Note that vitamin, mineral and protein malnutrition impairs all stages of immune response, wound healing, and tissue production. Stay hydrated and avoid smoking and consuming alcohol one month before and after the surgery.
One week before your surgery you should undergo any necessary medical tests. A surgeon will examine your medical history, skin quality, and other significant factors. During a consultation with the surgeon, you will discuss available strategies and post-operative period. You will have to undergo any necessary lab tests which might include blood work, urine test, ECG (electrocardiogram), X-rays, or others. Before and after photos of the thighs may also be taken.
On the day of surgery, arrive earlier prior to your appointment You should not eat or drink at least 6 hours before the surgery to prevent regurgitation when put under general anaesthesia. Try to get a good night’s sleep and keep calm before surgery. You should not wear any makeup,piercing, wigs or hairpieces. Comfortable and loose clothing is best in this case.
Recovering after a thigh lift
After thigh lift, incisions will be covered with wound dressings and you may have drain tubes placed in the wounds. The drains keep serous fluids from building up under the skin, and thus, prevent seroma formation. Sutures usually dissolve after approximately a week and do not require to be removed. Also, from now on you will be fitted with a compression garment which keeps the tissues tightly in place and provides support for your body as it heals. You are recommended to wear a compression garment 22-23 hours a day for 6-8 weeks. Your surgeon will provide any necessary information about wound care.
During the first week, it is common to experience swelling, pain, and discomfort. If the pain is unusually sharp and long-lasting, contact the clinic immediately. In order to reduce swelling, stick to low sodium diet and consume plenty of fiber-rich foods.
Swelling and discomfort usually subside in approximately 2 weeks. Patients are recommended to take at least a few weeks off from work to rest and heal properly. Final results can be appreciated after residual swelling is gone, which usually takes about 4-6 months.
Bear in mind that it is best to avoid direct sun exposure as it may lead to skin irritation and possible skin discoloration in the long run.
One of the key parts of recovery is acknowledging the necessity to be very cautious when moving. Since incisions are made in the thigh area, they are subject to straining and pulling when you stand up, walk, sit, or bend. Also, avoid getting up and down the stairs for the first two weeks. High-intensity activities, including exercising, sexual intercourse, swimming, and driving, should be avoided for at least 8 weeks.
Despite the fact that you need to avoid high-impact activities, some movement is still beneficial to reduce clotting risk. You may also wear compression stockings and do calf exercises, such as heel-toe movements. The best way to prevent clot formation is walking.
In rare cases, wound healing may be prolonged due to poor blood flow (a side effect of smoking) or a lot of pulling on the wounds. If the patients fail to follow doctor’s recommendations on wound care, an infection can also prolong wound healing. In rare cases, a scar revision might be necessary at a later stage.
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.