Microsurgery is the technique of joining very small vessels under microscope.
It allows us Elena to use soft tissue from any area of your body, raising it on nourishing vessels and connecting it to the vessels on the recipient area. Once vessel connection is established, the tissue will survive. Tissue raised on nourishing vessels is called a free flap. Free flaps can be used for multiple purposes for posttraumatic and oncological reconstruction to replace defects when skin, fat, muscle or bone are missing.
Elena’s methodology takes microsurgery to the next level, by not only trying to repair the problem but to do it in the most cosmetic way possible. That means that she uses thinner flaps available on your body and attempts to restore the problem with minimal donor site morbidity and minimal scars. This is technically more challenging but provides better cosmetic results and higher satisfaction rates for the patients.
Sometimes soft tissue can be used for other purposes, such as replacement of encapsulated and painful breast implants, providing natural breast augmentation for life with no need of further implant replacement.
Mrs Prousskaia and Mr Teo perform this surgery as a team, as usually it is a long operation and having two experienced consultants significantly reduces the duration and shortens your exposure to general anaesthetics.