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Department of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Prof. Dr. Rytis Rimdeika
plastic and reconstructive surgery

About the department

The plastic and reconstructive surgery department at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius specializes in correcting defects and improving the face's and body's aesthetic appearance. Patients are often dissatisfied with their appearance, especially after illnesses, injuries and burns. The goal of the department specialists is to improve a person's appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Plastic surgeons in the department assess the need for surgery and offer possible solutions to the patient's problem. During the initial consultation, doctors conduct physical examinations, laboratory tests, and preoperative tests. The department keeps pace with innovations, so plastic and reconstructive surgeries are performed using minimally invasive sparing techniques. In addition, the department provides everything patients need for inpatient treatment, including pyjamas, a bathrobe and slippers.

Doctors of the department specialize in all types of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, including plastic surgery of the face and neck, breast reduction and augmentation or lift operations, body contouring surgery (abdominal plastic surgery, shoulder and hip lift), and fat removal surgery, etc. One of the most requested surgeries is the Brazilian Butt Lift, which can improve the shape and size of the buttocks after massive weight loss in a short period. Plastic surgeons also have exceptional experience in lip lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, and complete facelift surgeries.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Physical congenital disabilities
  • Ear deformities
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Breast cancer
  • Gynecomastia 
  • Aesthetic defects
  • Abdominal stack defects
  • Skin defects after burns
  • Scars (hypertrophic or keloid)
  • Chronic wounds
  • Soft tissue defects
  • Bedsores

Diagnosis: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination
  • Body mass index
  • Lipid profile 
  • Biochemical tests 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Digital X-ray or computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Mammography 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • 3D visualization 

Treatment:

  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Eyebrow lift surgery
  • Lower face and neck lift surgery
  • Bichat fat removal
  • Lip augmentation with fat
  • Chin surgery with implant
  • Full face lift (forehead, middle and bottom part) surgery
  • Gynecomastia surgery
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction surgery
  • Brazilian buttock lift (Buttock augmentation with fat)
  • Labiaplasty
  • Scar сorrection
  • Penis augmentation
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1984 – 1990 Studying in Kaunas Medical Academy
  • 1995 – 1999 PhD studies in Kaunas University of Medicine's surgical department

Experience

  • 1990 Surgeon, plastic and reconstructive surgery doctor in Kaunas Academy of Medicine hospital (Plastic and reconstructive surgery department)
  • 2001 – 2006 Head of the Plastic surgery and burns department in Kaunas University of Medicine hospital
  • 2006 Head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department
  • 1997 – 2007 Coordinator of surgery
  • 2007 – 2013 Director of surgery in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital
  • 2016 - 2020 President of the Lithuanian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society

Awards, memberships, publications

  • The European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 
  • European Wound Management Association 
  • President of the Lithuanian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • A representative of the Lithuanian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in many international events
  • President of the Lithuanian Wound Healing Association 
  • Member of European Burns Association 
  • Member of International Society of Burn Injuries 
  • 1999 and 2015 were awarded honorary diplomas by the minister of Health in Lithuania
  • 2002 "Gerumo plyta" ( "Gerumo kristalas“ ) award
  • 2006 "Sveikatos riteris“ award in Kaunas.
  • 2012 Awarded as an honoured doctor in Lithuania by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania
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