Blepharoplasty East Grinstead

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

Blepharoplasty is available in East Grinstead through a true world-leading cosmetic surgeon.

Anyone considering blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, requires both a surgeon with a superb CV and patient-first ethos and also for the procedure to be carried out in a state-of-the-art facility.

Elena Prousskaia operates out of the McIndoe Centre in East Grinstead, this a facility that is only 20 years old and was set up by leading consultants who wanted a centre in Sussex that could be the equal of anything in the country.

Operating out of this centre is Elena Prousskaia, a cosmetic surgeon with nearly 20 years experience and who has held Fellowships around the world.

Elena trained for eight years in plastic and reconstructive and then held a three-year Fellowship as a cosmetic surgeon at Guys and St Thomas’ in London. Since then, she has held Fellowships in Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital in Tokyo, learning true world-leading techniques.

She now runs a private practice that has a stunning reputation as can be seen through the independent reviews on Google and Iwantgreatcare. 

The reviews for Elena speak of her expertise performing a range of procedures, including blepharoplasty, but also her ethos, as she says.

“The one thing that matters most to me when I am with a patient is empathy.
“It is only when you are able to identify and understand your patients problems that you can begin to help resolve them satisfactorily. A good surgical outcome is not the only thing that matters. Everything that you do and say to a patient has to come from your heart.

“I consider myself very lucky to be able to share my passion for what I do and hopefully bring a bit more happiness into my patients’ lives.”

Elena has won awards and has been published in leading medical journals – this is mentioned not to boast but to show her credentials as a true leading cosmetic surgeon. You can read more about her career on this site.

Blepharoplasty East Grinstead – A Leading Surgeon

Elena’s patient-first ethos starts with a detailed consulatation for anyone considering blepharoplasty in East Grinstead, or any other procedure for that matter. Elena will talk through all the details of the procedure, the effect it will have, the after care and treatment and discuss any concerns the patient might have.

It is then typical to have a second consulation with Elena at which any follow-up questions the would-be patient might have thought of can be answered. Only after this second consulatation and with both patient and surgeon happy that the procedure is the right course of action will surgery be booked in.

Eyelid surgery can help restore a more youthful look to the patient. Eyelids can sag and droop, become heavy and puffy. They can make people look older than they are, tired, sad even – the eyes giving an impression of the person that is both undesirable and also not necessarily true of how they feel.

Of course, the eyes and surrounding area are also a part of the body that is being continually looked at, we make eye contact with others and so how our eyes look is an important first message we give out.

The surgery involves removing and tightening excess skin and potentially removing excess fatty deposits too. 

A highly skilled cosmetic surgeon such as Elena will also be able to advise as to whether an upper eyebrow lift might be beneficial too to compliment the  blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty – Key Information

On this site, there is a wealth of information about blepharoplasty and the service Elena offers in East Grinstead, including a guide to prices.

We have produced a brochure you can view online which details the procedure  and what to expect. 

Key details such as prices, the length of surgery, recovery time details and more are available on our dedicated eyelid surgery page.

To see examples of Elena’s work performing blepharoplasty surgery in East Grinstead there is also a photo gallery. 

To book a consultation, or just to get further information, please fill out the Contact Form or call on 0800 8021 886 . 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Risks Of Eyelid Surgery?

Any surgical procedure comes with some risks. Like any operation, blepharoplasty poses a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. Elena will provide you with further information about the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.

What Care Is Taken Before And After Eyelid Surgery?

Following your initial consultation It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made, we will carefully prepare for your surgery. During this consultation, you will have a fully informed consent form instructing what to do before and after surgery for the best outcome. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we will make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Most of our blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years old, however ultimately age does not matter. Elena will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. Eyelid surgery is typically for those patients who are seeking to reduce droopy eyelids, or “bags” under the eyes, for a younger, more open-eyed look. However, the surgery has also a functional purpose in that some people’s eyelids are sagging to such a degree that it actually interferes with their vision. In these cases, the procedure can make a huge improvement to their daily life.

What Is The Recovery From Blepharoplasty Surgery?

In this first week there will be some puffiness or swelling around the eyes. This is completely normal and part of the post op healing process, and should subside within 7-10 days. The incisions around your eyes may be pink and quite visible, and your eyelids may feel numb for several days. Your eyes may also be watery, dry, and sensitive to light. You may also experience some tenderness and bruising around the eyes resulting in a “black eyed” appearance. Some recommended tips for reducing the swelling around your eyes include: • Sleep elevated on two pillows.
• Use cold compresses – especially in first few days.
• Avoid wearing contacts for this first week but glasses are okay.
• Drink plenty of water and fluids, but avoid alcohol.
• Eat a light healthy food that is low in salt.
• Rest, rest, and more rest. You may also experience some double vision or blurriness a few days post op. Wear dark sunglasses during this period particularly if you’re going outdoors.

Can I have surgery if I wear Glasses?

If you wear contact lenses, you will not be able to wear these in the first days after surgery. As glasses make no direct contact with the eyes, they are safe to use. A patient’s focus will be on resting in those early days of recovery, which means avoiding strenuous physical activities as well as activities that may result in eyestrain. However if you go outdoors, be sure to wear sunglasses. This will hide your eyes from view after surgery has been performed and will also protect your eyelids from direct sun exposure.

How Long Does Surgery Take?

Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.

Treatment Cost

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.

Initial Consultation...

£200 - £250 location dependent

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 1 - 2 hours
Hospital Stay 0 - 1 days
Initial Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Anaesthetic Local or general anaesthetic
Final Result 1 - 3 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks, 6, 12 months

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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!

SM – Abdominoplasty & Arm Lift

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