Breast Lift surgery or mastopexy, available in Bristol through world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia, is a hugely popular procedure that can help tackle the effects of ageing, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change and genetics.
It is very common, usual even, for female breasts to alter over time, this can be due to a single factor or a combination.
Ultimately, perhaps it does not matter, it is the impact that is of importance. For any woman, the impact can be psychological as well as physical. Physical symptoms can include discomfort while sport and physical activities can become more difficult to undertake.
Psychologically, as breasts drop a woman may lose confidence and their self-esteem can be affected, the body’s changes can lead to feelings of being less attractive to a partner.
The process of a breast lift or mastopexy can restore body confidence, leading to breasts that look more youthful once more.
Available at Bristol’s Spire Hospital, a superb modern facility with easy access from the city and surrounding areas in the south west, the breast lift procedure itself is a relatively straightforward process.
Breast Lift in Bristol: Techniques
The surgery can be accompanied with the insertion of implants, thus making a breast enlargement as well as uplift. This can create a result that is breasts that are lifted and also have extra fullness and volume.
As with all cosmetic surgery, the skill of the surgeon lies in working with the patient to discuss the desired results and then ensuring that surgery leads to results that are beneficial but also in keeping with the patient’s body and age.
During the process, excess skin is removed and the breast tissue reshaped; the remaining skin then tightened.
The areolae can also be reduced in size and repositioned.
At the surgeon’s disposal are four breast lift techniques, these known as the crescent, circumareolar, vertical and anchor techniques. The technique used will in part depend on the degree of sagging, there are three degrees of sagging; minor, moderate and severe.
There is further information on all the techniques in our dedicated PDF.
The surgery typically takes between two and 3.5 hours and is carried out under general anaesthetic. The hospital stay is one day with an initial recovery time of between four and eight weeks.
World Renowned Surgeon for Mastopexy in Bristol
There are in fact many cosmetic surgeons in and around Bristol who can offer breast lift surgery, so why consider Elena Prousskaia?
Elena is a surgeon who stands apart, she is one of the few leading female cosmetic surgeons in the UK and is one of the leading surgeons male or female.
Across her 20 year career, she has specialised in breast reconstruction and breast oncoplastic surgery and held the prestigious Fellowship at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in this field.
She has also held Fellowships around the world, including Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital in Tokyo.
Elena has held many international awards and certificates, with full details available on the About Her page.
Just as important, though, is a cosmetic surgeon’s ethos, that they make prospective patients feel relaxed, that they listen to them and talk through all aspects of the results and procedure itself. There should be a partnership between surgeon and patient with surgery only proceeding if it is genuinely in the person’s best interest.
Elena prides herself on her ethos of working to ensure the best results, 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.”
This ethos shines through in consultations. Elena always holds detailed consultations, this a chance for all aspects to be discussed and details of the potential results talked through. Typically a second consultation is then used, this ensuring the patient has time to consider if surgery truly is for them.
Independent reviews uniformly show the level of satisfaction patients have had with Elena’s manner and the end results. Across multiple reviews sites, independent, verified review average the full five stars. Please take the time to read reviews via the links below.
At consultation, Elena would discuss the results achievable via a breast lift surgery and then outline the after care and nature of the operation. A comprehensive quote would also be delivered post consultation, this inclusive of hospital and surgeon costs and after care visits.
Key information is provided via the links below.
If you would like to book an initial consultation or have any questions, please contact us by calling 0800 8021 886 or using our Contact Form.
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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!