A cosmetic surgeon with a stunning CV and specialism in breast surgery, Elena Prousskaia is an outstanding choice for those seeking breast augmentation in London.
For those who enter a search such as breast augmentation or plastic surgery London, there are of course many options, there are many fine surgeons who operate in the capital.
Elena Prousskaia is not the only surgeon with a superb ethos who has held Fellowships at leading institutions. Please consider Elena Prousskaia not because she is the only suitable surgeon, but because she is the best.
In this page, we will outline details relating to breast enlargement and also why you should consider Elena Prousskaia as your best surgeon for breast augmentation in London .
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.
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 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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation?
Normally, after a one-night stay, you would go home once the drains are removed. You may feel tightness of your breasts after this surgery. This is normal and it will improve gradually. 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.
What Is The Aftercare for Breast Augmentation?
The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we’ll make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We’ll give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
Are There Risks With The Procedure?
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 A Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 60-90 minutes, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
Is It Painful To get Breast Implants?
After surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort, the level of which varies widely amongst patients. 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.
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!