As part of the natural ageing process, the face and neck start to sag between the age of 40 and 60.
With the skin losing its natural elasticity, the soft tissues start to descend and the mid-face loses volume. Cheekbones can become less angular, lines around the mouth and nose start to deepen, and the normal heart-shaped characteristics of the face beings to turn squarer. In the eye area, brows start to droop a little, with the skin of the eyelids succumbing to the pull of gravity.
In this page, we look at:
• Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for Your aesthetic Surgery?
• What is a face and neck lift?
• What is a Brow lift?
Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for Your Cosmetic Surgery?
Elena is one of the UK’s most sought after aesthetic surgeons for her artistry, calm and friendly manner. 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 UK and internatal Fellowships to enhance her surgical skills.
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 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 UK. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location.
What is a face and neck lift?
Face and Neck lift is a surgical procedure with the aim to improve and reduce signs of ageing. With time, facial skin and muscles tend to relax, stretch and all the facial structures slice down giving the face a tired look.
Surgery cannot stop the process of ageing, but can improve visible signs of ageing by remodeling of deep facial structures, removing skin excess and by fat remodeling. This procedure is designed individually for each patient. The best candidate for face and neck lift is a person with early signs of ageing and with good skin quality.
What is a brow lift?
Browlift is a surgical procedure that helps to uplift low positioned eyebrows. It is performed through four small cuts in the hairline area, and two small cuts under each eyebrow to release muscles that cause furrows between the brows and lift sagging brows.
Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Surgical time can vary depending on the complexity of each individual case. On discharge from hospital your face is likely to be bruised and swollen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Are Face And Neck Lifts Performed?
Elena lifts the skin off the deeper facial structures, gently pulls the skin in an upward and posterior direction, removes the excess skin and perform tightening or remodelling of the deeper tissues of the face (SMAS lift). Fat transfer is often performed to improve areas of missing volume which is crucial for juvenile looking face. A small incision, or cut, may be made under the chin to tighten the skin and deeper tissue of the neck. The underlying muscle called platysma may be tightened to remove unfavourable looking neck bands (platismoplasty procedure). Chin liposuction is often performed to remove fat excess under the chin.
How Long Can Swelling And Numbness Last After Surgery?
It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and some areas of numbness after your procedure. Most of the bruising after a facelift takes 10-14 days to resolve. Swelling will steadily improve over about two weeks, and some areas will recover much quicker than others. Certain areas may hold onto swelling longer.
How Is It Different To A Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift reduces minor sagging on the lower face and neck. It is a minimal skin tightening procedure which offers shorter-lived results than a traditional facelift.
How Long Does A Facelift Last?
This will depend on your life style – drinking, smoking and sun damage will accelerate the aging process for you and the lasting effects of your surgery. In healthy individuals with good diet balance and healthy lifestyle the results tend to last longer.
Are There Any Alternative Procedures?
If you present early signs of ageing you may be willing to start with our personalized 4 steps non-surgical rejuvenation program with combination of Botox, Profhilo and fillers before moving to surgical treatments. Please contact us for more information.
How Can Facelift And Neck Lift Surgery Help?
A skilled facelift surgeon can rejuvenate your face and neck, replacing the signs of ageing with taut skin, a youthful complexion, and the restoration of natural angularity. In particular, Elena’s approach to these procedures is to emphasis a completely natural look above all, avoiding any impression that you’ve been operated on or that the resulting skin has an overly taut appearance. Excess skin will be removed and underlying tissues, such as muscles and fascia, will be tightened and reshaped. The incisions will be discretely positioned and the resulting scars well hidden. Often done as part of a facelift procedure, necklift surgery aims to remedy loose skin around the neck. Some people are unhappy with what are called neck bands: an age-related condition that begins to appear when the platysma muscle becomes thick and cord-like, resulting in the appearance of bands across the front of the neck. Necklift surgery can make a huge difference to these issues, using a combination of liposuction, suspension stitches and incision to trim excess neck skin.
How Can Eyebrow Lift Surgery Help?
The process of lifting up the eyebrows, sometimes to help smooth out the horizontal expression lines that come with age, is known as an eyebrow lift. Again this procedure is often done as part of an overall rejuvenation package.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
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The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.
EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!
JB – Breast Reduction
Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.
LMS – implant Removal & Replacement
Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!