Frequently Asked Questions
Why Consider a Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)?
For many women, breast uplift surgery can be a positive way to restore a sense of body confidence, boosting self-esteem, and allowing the wearing of tops without a bra, despite perhaps having had children. With rejuvenated breasts, women may feel more attractive.
What are the Alternatives to Breast Uplift Surgery?
As a specialist in breast surgery, Elena can advise you during your consultation of the full range of options available. For some women, breast enlargement or reduction may be a more beneficial procedure, but there are several possibilities.
Are There Risks Involved With Breast Uplift Surgery?
While complications with surgery are infrequent, no surgical procedure is without risks. Among the possible complications are scars, infection, haematoma, implant displacement, breast asymmetry and implant rupture. Elena will provide you with further information with the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.
How Long Does Surgery Take?
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5-3 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
What Is The Recovery Time?
You should avoid all sport activities, housework such as hovering, driving, dog walking for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery and any weight lifting or strenuous activities for up to 8-12 months following the surgery. The visibility of your scars will depend on the technique used and on the biological response of your body to surgery and healing. Generally the scars after this type of surgery are almost invisible by the end of the year. Patients can benefit from taking four weeks off work, and after you have seen Ms Prousskaia for your four weeks follow up you can discuss beginning a gym routine focused on lower body strength.
How Much Does Mastopexy Cost?
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What Is The Breast Lift Surgical Aftercare?
Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice we have made together.
Is A Breast Uplift Painful?
After surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort, the level of which varies widely amongst patients. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You’ll likely feel pain and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for a few months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks.There is rarely prolonged pain unless there is a complication and in all cases you will be prescribed pain medication.
What Type of Implants Are Used?
The shape of implants can be round or anatomical (teardrop). Both can provide an excellent result. The outer shell and the filling may vary depending on the manufacturer. Miss Prousskaia has never used PIP implants in her practice and she will offer you high quality implants from the best manufacturers. You will discuss with Miss Prousskaia which specific shape and size of implant would give you the optimal result. You should know that in the European Union (EU) 95% of implants used for breast augmentation are made of silicone gel and only 5% contains other type of fillings such as saline. Mentor Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants are devices with shells constructed from silicone elastomer. The shell is filled with MemoryGel®, Mentor’s proprietary formulation of silicone gel.
Why Choose Elena Prousskaia?
Ms Elena Prousskaia has been carrying out aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures for more than 20 years. Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and since then has held leading Fellowships around the world and specialised in breast surgery procedures, whether a patient is having the procedure for purely aesthetic reasons or as part of breast reconstruction. As an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery. During this time at North Bristol Trust she particularly enjoyed rebuilding patients who suffered from breast cancer giving them their body and confidence back. At present Ms Prousskaia runs her own successful private practice performing full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery for face, body and breast. Elena Prousskaia consults in several clinics around the South West. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location
What Would My Expected Results Be?
Elena prides herself on taking the time to truly understand a patient’s aims and discussing what result will work best given the patient’s body shape and size. Although good results are expected, the body is not symmetric and almost everyone has some degree of unevenness, which may not be recognized in advance. The more realistic your expectations as to results, the better your results will be in your eye. You will have at least two consultations with Elena where she ensures that she meets your expectations and she will always try to achieve your desired results.