Breast implants are a hugely popular cosmetic procedure in London – in fact the most popular – but not all surgeons performing this procedure are equal.

Elena Prousskaia is not just a leading female cosmetic surgeon, she is a leading surgeon full stop.

She is a true specialist in breast surgery having held the world-renowned Fellowship in microsurgical breast reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.



Benefits of Breast Implants

The breast implant procedure will have an obvious physical impact, but it can also do so much to boost confidence and self esteem.

In this page, we will provide details about breast implant procedures in London, including key information, and also outline why you should consider Elena Prousskaia for the procedure.

Having breasts that are too small, or not the desired shape can greatly impact any woman’s state of mind, Elena Prousskaia understands these concerns and how the surgery is about so much more than the physical change.

The surgery can also help to resolve issues such as tuberous and asymmetrical breast, implants helping to resolve issues in the shape of breasts, or address any imbalance.

For many women, the need for some form of breast surgery may be apparent from puberty and yet it is only much later that they are able to afford a procedure.

Ms Prousskaia sums up the impact surgery can have when speaking of her ethos. 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.

Breast Implant Procedure

The process for breast implants always begins with a detailed consultation, this is your opportunity to outline your hopes for surgery and Ms Prousskaia to recommend a plan of best action.

If surgery is the best option, the procedure is one that is performed regularly in London’s private hospitals. It is a procedure that a large number of cosmetic surgeons can perform, but that is not to say all results are equal. Few can come even close to Ms Prousskaia’s expertise in breast surgery.

The benefit of this skill and experience is shown in the final results – breast implants that lead to a size and shape that makes the profound difference you seek, yet looks completely natural and in tune with your body. This is the aim of world class cosmetic surgery; to produce visible improvement, but not in a visible way.

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 Implant Results

To see before and after images from past patients, please visit our main breast augmentation treatment page, these are fair images taken under consistent lighting conditions.

The surgery can produce the physical change that is desired, and so too the psychological change; the boost to confidence and self esteem. Results look natural, giving the breasts better shape and definition but in keeping with the rest of your body, height and weight.

The results achieve the boost to self-esteem that many seek too. Ms Prousskaia speaks often of the joy seeing the change brings, and how it transforms people’s lives.

Why Consider Elena Prousskaia?

While you may know that you want an expert in breast implant surgery in London, you may not be sure which surgeon to choose. After all, there is no shortage of choice in the capital.

Please consider Ms Prousskaia because:

Her CV is stunning

She has almost 20 years’ experience as a cosmetic surgeon having carried eight years training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Just as importantly, she is a true specialist in breast surgery, including the use of breast implants, both to add volume, shape and size, but also to address concerns such as asymmetry and tuberous breasts.

She has specialised in helping 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 implants that few in the capital 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.

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Next Steps

Ms Prousskaia always holds thorough consultations with all prospective patients. At these, you have the chance to talk and detail the changes you seek, Ms Prousskaia will listen, factor in your medical history and suggest a plan of best action.

In common with all leading surgeons, she adheres to the highest standards of patient care and only recommends a procedure when it is truly in a patient’s best interests.

Please have a read and a look round the site and if you want to have that initial consultation to discuss whether it is the right procedure for you please call on 0800 8021 886 or  book a consultation online.

About London

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?

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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.

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.

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£200 - £250 location dependant

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 2- 3.5 hours
Hospital Stay Over night hospital stay
Initial Recovery Time 4 - 8 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 3 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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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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