Breast Augmentation Information
Also known as breast enlargement surgery, and colloquially a boob job , this procedure is the most common cosmetic surgery in the UK.
As such, there is no shortage of surgeons who perform this surgery and the methods are well known.
However, while it is a surgery that many can perform, there are differences to consider.
The implants used, the experience of the surgeon, the past results achieved.
Breast augmentation uses implants to create the shape and size of breast desired by the patient – this will be discussed in consultation with the surgeon, factoring in a patient’s weight, height, body shape and existing breast tissue.
The operation itself typically takes around an hour and is performed under general anaesthetic.
Ms Prousskaia would make an incision either in the crease below the breast, under the arm or around the nipple.
From there, the breast implant is inserted between the breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest wall muscle.
Breast augmentation can also see fat grafted to either create the augmentation, or help to shape the breasts.
This would be applicable when a patient also wants to lose fat from a body area, for instance the abdomen or thighs.
Fat can be grafted and treated and then used to help shape the breasts.
This can be a wonderful option for some patients as it helps to address two issues at once; it is relatively common after childbirth with new mothers looking to regain their former figure.
From this derives the colloquial name ‘mummy makeover’.
The approach taken would depend upon the physiology and medical history of the patient.
Your safety and well-being is of paramount importance. Ms Prousskaia only recommends surgery when it is truly in a patient’s best interests.
She also only uses the highest quality of implants, and has never used PIP implants.
Advice On Breast Implants
Since December 2018, many regulatory bodies around the world have issued statements regarding their own position and some have limited the distribution of other textured devices.
The advice does vary from country to country because the research data available is limited and not conclusive.
None have called for the precautionary removal or replacement of textured devices that are already inside patients’ breasts.
Breast implants however are not lifelong enhancements and in general will need removal or replacement at some point.
In an effort to have more robust data about both conditions, the Breast and Cosmetic Implant register (BCIR) collects breast implant data for patients in England and Scotland.
The MHRA continues to collect and analyse UK information through a reporting system. It also has links with up to date information from international public health organisations. The most recent advice from MHRA on BIA-ALCL was updated on the 4th April 2019.
View the MHRA statement on Allergan
Download the BAAPS statement on ALCL
Breast Augmentation Key Details
Surgical time: The breast enlargement operation typically takes between two and 3.5 hours. It is performed under general anaesthetic
Hospital stay: An overnight stay in hospital is required
Recovery period: Full details would be provided, but recovery typically takes up to eight weeks. Some time off work is required, and physical activities would be phased back in gradually.
Cost: Surgery typically costs from £5,800 at the time of writing. A full quote would be provided if appropriate during consultation.
Final results: Final results would be visible potentially as quickly as three months after surgery, although it can be up to a year.
Follow up appointments: Ms Prousskaia would hold follow-up appointments at one week, four and 12 weeks and then a year. She would also answer any questions outside of these scheduled checks to ensure your progress is as expected.
Breast Augmentation Results
On the main breast augmentation treatment page, we have an image gallery which demonstrates before and after images from some of Ms Prousskaia’s past patients.
The surgery can produce the physical change that is sought, creating breasts of the size and shape the patient wants, but also in proportion with the body. The results are natural-looking.
However, the results achieve more than just physical improvement, the process can also do so much for self-esteem and confidence.
This relates to Ms Prousskaia’s ethos, of which she says
€œThe 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.
It is truly wonderful to see the positive impact a procedure such as breast augmentation can have on someone’ life as well as their appearance.
Why Consider Elena Prousskaia?
You may be certain that breast enlargement surgery is for you, but why consider Ms Prousskaia? She is far from being the only highly qualified surgeon in London.
There are in fact many compelling reasons.
Elena Prousskaia’s CV is stunning
She has close to 20 years’ experience as a cosmetic surgeon having carried eight years training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
She is a true specialist in breast surgery, this including those who have suffered breast cancer to rebuild their body and confidence.
Her list of Fellowships can be compared to those for any surgeon, arguably the most prestigious being the Fellowship in microsurgical breast reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at London’s prestigious Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. This demonstrates a level of expertise in breast augmentation that few, if any, can match.
Other fellowships have included Barcelona, Milan, India, Belgium and the University Hospital in Tokyo – here experiencing the very latest techniques and developments in plastic surgery.
She has held many awards and had peer review work published in medical publications. Please read more about her CV on site.
Ms Prousskaia’s reviews are also universally positive, these independent, verified reviews from past patients.
Ms Prousskaia holds detailed consultations with all prospective patients, this your opportunity to talk and outline the change you seek and for her to listen.
She will then recommend a course of best action, this factoring in your full medical history.
She adheres to the highest standards of patient care and only recommends a procedure when it is truly in a patient’s best interests.
To book a consultation, please call 0800 8021 886 or use our Booking Form.
London, the capital city of England, is renowned for medical expertise.
Harley Street, located in Marylebone and named after former Lord Mayor Thomas Harley, is perhaps the most famous location relating to the medical profession in the UK.
Many leading practitioners across a wide range of medical specialisms have clinics in Harley Street.
Location wise, it is highly accessible, with close proximity to Regent’s Park, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations and also mainline stations including Euston and Kings Cross.
As you would expect of a street of such influence it has featured in many cultural works and had many famous residents.
Agatha Christie regularly used Harley Street as a locations it features in, among other stories, And Then There Were None, Crooked House and Death on the Clouds.
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility has many chapters based in London and specifically Harley Street.
Real life residents have included artist JMW Turner, Labour MP Harriet Harman and also Lionel Logue – the speech therapist who helped King George VI and is represented in the King’s Speech