Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a popular procedure that can have a truly life enhancing impact for female patients in Bath.
Because a breast lift can have an impact that is both physical and psychological.
Available in Bath at the BMI Bath Hospital, a breast lift can remedy discomfort caused by the sagging and dropping of breasts, also making sport and physical activity easier to undertake.
The surgery can also resolve issues of lowered confidence and self esteem problems that can result from physical change.
Breasts dropping is common, usual even for women due to numerous factors, these including ageing, weight change, pregnancy and breast feeding and genetics. However, the fact it might be common does not lessen the impact.
A breast lift can lead to more youthful breasts, breasts that are firmer and the procedure can also be combined with breast implants to also add volume.
The procedure itself sees excess skin removed and breast tissue reshaped; the remaining skin then tightened.
The areolae can also be reduced in size and repositioned.
Experienced surgeons have four techniques they can use, 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 in Bath 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. There are also follow-up appointments to check the healing process is as expected.
The surgery itself is a procedure that many cosmetic surgeons offer, certainly Elena Prousskaia is not the only surgeon in Bath or the south west to provide breast lift or mastopexy.
There are other fine surgeons, but Elena stands apart for a number of reasons. Not only is she one of the few leading female surgeons in the UK and so has a natural empathy for women undergoing body changes, she is a surgeon whose CV stands apart from surgeons of either sex.
Elena specialises in breast reconstruction and has held Fellowships in this field, including the hugely prestigious Fellowship in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at Guys and St Thomas Hospitals in London. Further Fellowships have been held in Italy, Barcelona, India, Belgium and the University Hospital in Tokyo.
She is also a surgeon who has held numerous awards and certificates, with full details available on the About Her page.
A surgeon’s ethos is of equal importance. Many surgeons have the technical skills, but it is also essential that real time is taken to talk to prospective patients, to understand their hopes for surgery and to detail the results possible.
It is easy to talk of this ethos, but what do former patients say? Elena has universally five star reviews from numerous independent, verified reviews. Please take the time to read what past patients of Elena have said by following the links below.
Of her approach, Elena 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. A consultation can be held in Bath, at which the time would be taken for a full examination and talk through the results achievable, surgeon and patient working in partnership to discuss the results and aims of surgery.
A second consultation is then common, this allowing the time for the patient to think of any supplementary questions, it also ensures that the prospective patient has time to consider if surgery truly is for them, this free of time pressure.
At consultation, Elena would discuss the achievable via a breast lift surgery, this in partnership with the prospective patient.
Details of the operation itself and aftercare would be detailed and, post consultation, a comprehensive quote provided – 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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