What is liposuction?
When liposuction may be carried out?
Are there any necessary preparations before the surgery required?
No special arrangements for this surgery are necessary; the patient gets a blood test, which is prescribed by the plastic surgeon during the consultation. However, if any dietary products have been used, the patient should stop the consumption on those.
What type of anaesthesia is used at the surgery?
Depending on surgery extent and localisation, there may be local, intravenous, general, or spinal anaesthesia applied.
How does the surgery go?
Minor incisions are made in preliminary marked spots during the operation. Those spots are then injected by a special liquid mixture. Afterwards, the excess of subcutaneous fat is removed in feathery strokes via the same incisions by using special cannula and a pump.
How long does the surgery take?
The duration of the surgery depends on the extent of the surgery and the amount of body fat to be sucked out. To put it in numbers, liposuction may last from one to several hours.
What is the risk of liposuction surgery?
Liposuction alone is a low-risk surgery, it is important, however, to reasonably assess the amount of subcutaneous fat to be sucked out, also, not to carry out several big surgeries at one time.
Can fat be removed from any area of the body?
No, there are limitations. Most common areas of liposuction are the abdomen, waist, inner- and outer thighs, inner surfaces of knees, upper arms, shoulders, pubis and chin.
Are there possible complications?
Liposuction surgery complications are very rare but nevertheless possible, namely: infection, bleeding, skin lesions, nerve injuries (usually get back to normal in several months). If there is too much fat sucked out, some body contour irregularities may occur.
Can the removed fat regenerate again?
The removed fat cells will not regenerate. The human body, however, is apt to accumulate fat, hence, it will generate in other areas.
How much does liposuction procedure cost?
The cost of liposuction surgery depends on the extent of the procedure and can be seen here.
Additionally, under the laws of the Republic of Lithuania, surgery indications only being of aesthetic nature, they are taxable with Value Added Tax (VAT) (21 per cent of the surgery price is added to the final cost of surgery). This is determined by the surgeon after the consultation/evaluation.
What services are included in your offer?
- The procedures, along with general anesthesia, hospitalization, consultations, tests and all the other medical costs;
- Discounted 5 nights stay at our partner hotel. Learn more about in on Booking.com;
- Surgery bookings, help finding best airplane ticket deals, accommodation booking;
- Pick up and drop off at the airport, personal driver within Lithuania at all times (for medical reasons);
- Phone + Lithuanian SIM card for unlimited calls in Lithuania;
- 24/7 assistance in Lithuania in case something is needed;
- Help with after-care and rehabilitation;
- Insurance of up to € 35000 / £30000 against injuries resulting from malpractice.
Is the post-operative period painful?
If the operation is bigger in volume, the postoperative period may get quite painful, hence analgesic consumption is prescribed.
When do patients return to normal daily activity (work) after surgery?
It usually requires one week for patients to return to work.
When is the final outcome of the surgery visible?
The final results are visible in two months after the surgery when the swellings fade away.
Is a girdle necessary?
Yes, of course, special compression clothing must be worn after the surgery for four weeks to improve skin shrinkage.
Are there any scars visible after liposuction surgery?
Micro scars (from 3 to 4 mm in size) remain after liposuction; however, over time, they become hardly noticeable.
Can liposuction be applied for obesity treatment?
How does abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) differ from abdomen liposuction?
During abdominoplasty, the excess abdomen tissues are removed, whilst when abdomen liposuction is performed, only fat cells are sucked out. For that reason, sometimes liposuction alone does not provide the desired aesthetic result.
What amount of the body fat may be sucked out during surgery?
Maximum amount of fat to be suctioned is capped to six litres.
What is the difference between classic liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction?
By performing classic liposuction, results are visible in two months, while with laser-assisted surgery – only in half a year. Not to mention, that bigger amount of fat may be removed surgically than in laser-assisted liposuction. However, the latter leaves no postoperative micro scars.
What is medical tourism?
Medical tourism may be defined as the arranged travel abroad with the intention to restore, maintain or enhance individual’s health or well being. Such travelers are mainly driven to the countries that can offer lower cost and/or free of waiting times healthcare. Usual medical trip looks like this: a few days for medical treatment, a few days in rehabilitation centers and a few days of sightseeing and touring around (if the doctor permits). Put it differently, medical tourism is not only about receiving medical treatment, but also – experiencing a new country and relaxing.
Lithuania is one of the top medical tourism destinations in Europe!
Is medical tourism for me?
It is the right thing for you, if you are looking for medical, surgical, dental, wellness or other kind of care and at the same time you want to:
- save significantly;
- avoid waiting lines;
- get top-quality care;
- relax on a small holiday;
- experience a new country and culture.
Why do people travel abroad for medical treatment?
Usually individuals choose to receive a treatment abroad due to one, few or all of these factors:
- High quality;
- Low cost;
- Short or no waiting times;
- All inclusive care;
- Chance to relax as you would on a regular holiday;
- New country/culture experience.
What about the tourism part?
Medical tourism is not only about the treatment but also activities that you normally do on a regular holiday. Upon request, our company will organize you sightseeing trips and other extras to help you discover Lithuania to the fullest.
Of course, some procedures require peaceful rehabilitation afterwards; thus, we will act according to the doctor recommendations as safety always come first. Overall, it is up to you to decide how much leisure you want on your trip to Lithuania.
Can I take someone else with me?
Definitely! We will take full care of you and any of your co-travelers. Whether they need medical assistance or simply want to enjoy Lithuania, we will help them with everything they wish. We give special prices for accommodation, transportation and leisure activities so everything will be much cheaper with us.
Why can’t I organize everything on my own?
Just keep in mind that arranging medical trip on your own will require time and probably even more money. Our close partnerships and experience in travel management allow us to organize everything smoothly and at the best possible prices.
What are the risks involved in treatment abroad?
No matter whether you get the treatment in your home country or Lithuania, there are naturally certain risks involved. You can have a quick overview of the risks of liposuction in its respective description. However, the experience and healthcare standards of our partner clinic allow diminishing these risks to the minimum. Of course during the free online consultation you will be personally guided through all the risks (even the least likely ones) that are associated with liposuction or other treatment and it is up to you whether to take it or not.
Will I get insurance against complications or other problems?
For liposuction and other plastic surgeries at our partner clinic, you are insured for up to € 35,000 against injury (impairment of health) as a result of direct legitimate actions taken in providing medical services (malpractice insurance).
There are many reasons why you should choose this small but unique country in the middle of Europe for your medical trip. The main pros being:
- European Union standards in healthcare;
- Transparency and quality of health services;
- Modern facilities with state-of-art equipment;
- Latest techniques and methods in treatment;
- Full privacy and confidentiality;
- Top-class wellness centers;
- Warm people.
- Experienced and internationally accredited specialists;
- Low costs;
- All inclusive care;
- Excellent air-travel connections;
- Splendid nature;
- Around 1000 objects of sightseeing;
Discover what else Lithuania has to offer by visiting the official gateway of Lithuania.
Why healthcare prices are lower in Lithuania?
All the goods and services, not only healthcare, are much cheaper in Lithuania than for instance in Scandinavia or Western Europe. This must be attributed to two factors: 1) less expensive labor and 2) lower taxes. To put it more simply, clinics/other facilities have to pay smaller rents and salaries to personnel, as the cost of living is low in Lithuania, and hence can offer you a better price of the final service.
Nevertheless, the quality of healthcare is at similar or even higher level! The doctors at our partner clinic are accredited internationally and have extensive experience in their field. Thus, you can enjoy top-class standard of medicine, while paying an affordable price.
What about the language?
Every doctor in our partner clinic speaks fluent English; hence there will be no difficulties in understanding everything you want to know. The same goes for our accommodation, transportation and leisure partners. Upon request, we will organize you a personal translator so that you can fully relax during your stay in Lithuania.
How long does it take to reach Lithuania?
Lithuania can be reached quickly and easily from any point in Europe. Direct flights are available from all Scandinavian countries, UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. Depending from where you fly, the flight will take you only 1-3 hours.
Check out the direct flights and flying times from your country under Our Clinic (scroll to the bottom).
From where do our patients usually come?
Patients most of the time come from Scandinavian countries, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada, as medical tourism in Lithuania brings the most benefits for patients from these countries.
How skillful and qualified are the doctors?
Our clinic is renowned for the highly skilled and internationally accredited physicians and medical personnel. If you want to know more about a specific doctor, inquire us and we will provide you with all the information you need. If you decide to proceed with us, you will have a free online consultation with the specialist that will be treating you, so you can get to know him/her yourself.
What if there will be any complications?
Patient safety is the first rule of our work. Every procedure has some risk involved, yet it is very small and in most cases everything goes as planned. Of course, you will be guided through all the risks that are involved in your treatment and the complications that may occur. It is completely up to you to decide whether you want to take the risk or not. Naturally, in case of necessity, the doctor will advise you to stay in Lithuania for a few days of rehabilitation after treatment. If any complications happen, you will surely be in good hands in Lithuania since our partner clinics are well prepared for even the rarest cases. If your recovery is not going as planned when you come back to your home country, do not hesitate to contact us or your local doctor, so that risk of any possible complications is eliminated.
How long are the waiting times?
There are no or short (up to 1 month) waiting times for the treatments in our partner clinic, hence you can receive the required treatment at the most convenient time for you.
What about an online consultation?
You will get a free of charge online consultation, during which: 1) your doctor will investigate your individual case, 2) look to your medical history, 3) check what preparations you need, 4) what are the possible risks involved, 5) what after-care you will need and 6) answer the other questions that may arise.
Do I have to go to see a doctor in my home country before a medical tourism trip?
Each individual case is different; therefore, our doctors offer you a free online consultation before going to Lithuania. They will closely inspect your needs and tell you what preparations are necessary while you are in your home country. Thus you will be let to know whether you require a prior-doctor consultation or not.
What about travel/health insurance?
As Lithuania is a member of European Union, European Health Insurance card is valid in Lithuania. Also EU directive 2011/24/EU allows to ask for reimbursement from your healthcare insurance provider even if you over go the procedure in another member state. For more information, please inquire us or contact your insurance broker.
What should I do next in oder to proceed with your company?
Simply choose the most convenient way you want to contact us: inquire us instantly through the live chat (at the bottom-right corner of your screen), fill-in our quick inquiry form, send us an e-mail or ask for a call back – we will get back to you in no time and explain everything you want to know.
Inquire UsYou still don’t know much about liposuction, nothing about treatment abroad and only very little about Lithuania? Don’t worry, you can find all the needed information in our website.
If there is still something unclear or if you just simply want a live conversation – do not hesitate and write to us instantly via live chat (bottom-right corner of your screen)!
When you have all the information you need, you can inquire us by simply filling in a quick contact form.
Free e-ConsultationWith us you are always given a non-binding and free consultation with the doctor that will perform the treatment. Depending on your preference you can do it via phone or Skype. Such consultations allow our patients to get recommendations from the specialist, as well as get a clear picture on the procedure and the planned result.
Official Proposal & BookingOnce prepared we will send you an official proposal with the approximate prices for the treatment + travel calculated and all the other information you need to know. If you want to proceed with us, we will book your treatment in the clinic, accommodation and additional services. To confirm the booking – no later than 2 weeks before the surgery, you will have to pay a 20% deposit for the medical treatment. This can be done via bank transfer, PayPal or your credit card. For all the payments you will be provided with an official contract recognized in the whole EU.
ArrivalUpon arrival, we will welcome you in the airport, introduce you to Lithuania, arrange all the transport and accommodation, as well as provide assistance 24/7, answer all your questions and take full care of you and your co-travelers.
Treatment & After-careOn the scheduled time, we will bring you to the clinic. After the procedure, we will be there to assist you with everything you may need throughout your recovery time. At the end of your vacation, we will bring you to the airport and wish you all the best. Of course, when you’re back to your home country, we will continue on checking on you and the state of your recovery. If necessary we will provide all the required post-treatment care and consultations.