Breast Uplift Surgery is available in London through Elena Prousskaia, a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon with a specialism in breast procedures.

Also known just as breast lift, or by the technical term Mastopexy, the operation is desirable for many women as they seek to reverse the impact of breasts sagging.

The causes for the breasts dropping can be varied. For some, it is genetic and might have been apparent since puberty, whilst age will also often be a factor. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be other contributory factors.

The impact of breasts dropping can be profound, it creates a physical change that can impact any woman’s confidence and self esteem.

The breast uplift has a huge impact, creating the shape and projection of the breasts that is desired, and this in turn leading to improved confidence and a positive frame of mind that can influence all areas of life, such as work and relationships.

A more youthful appearance will be delivered via the uplift; it is also possible to have an augmentation at the same time, thus further enhancing the breasts to lift, and also create more shapely, firmer breasts. Implants can be used, so too fat transfers.

Ultimately, perhaps it matters little to a prospective patient what causes the drooping, what matters more is that a skilled surgeon can remedy the issue.

The impact of breasts dropping can be profound, it creates a physical change that can impact any woman’s confidence and self esteem.

The breast uplift has a huge impact, creating the shape and projection of the breasts that is desired, and this in turn leads to improved confidence and a positive frame of mind that can influence all areas of life, such as work and relationships.

A more youthful appearance will be delivered via the uplift; it is also possible to have an augmentation at the same time, thus further enhancing the breasts to lift, and also creates more shapely firmer breasts. Implants can be used, and so too fat transfers.

Suitability for Breast Uplift in London

In broad terms, the breast uplift will be suitable for  clients in London who have concerns that their breasts are drooping.

A detailed consultation would always be held, this is your opportunity to discuss the results you seek and for Elena Prousskaia to listen, and then recommend a plan of best action. You would be free to consider her suggestion at your leisure and without obligation.

With Elena, you are in the safest of hands; a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon, she has held the prestigious Fellowship in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Typically, the surgery takes between one or two hours and can be performed under general or local anaesthetic – this depending on the individual circumstances. An overnight stay in hospital will be required in some cases.

It might be that the breast uplift procedure is just one of a number of possible methods to deliver the desired result – Elena can offer advice as to the best method for achieving your aims from surgery.

The best candidates are women who have breasts that have lost volume and are now sagging.

Causes for the sagging can be:

  • Ageing
  • Weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

The sagging can also be related to a condition such as tuberous breast, where breasts have an underdeveloped appearance, with an overly large gap in between them.

Elena’s expertise is such that she would correctly diagnose the condition and then advise accordingly.

Breast Uplift Procedure London

The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic.

Elena would make incisions and then remove excess skin, with the breast tissue reshaped and nipple repositioned.

There are many surgeons who can perform this procedure, but results will vary by experience and expertise. Elena’s expertise is unmatched, as shown by her Fellowships specifically in the field of breast reconstruction.

Results settle down over time, with final results visible after around six months. Scars fade and any marks from incisions will be minimal, Elena having positioned incisions so as to cause the least visible scarring.

Recovery from Breast Lift

Breast lift is a major procedure and so there is a period of recovery required.

Full details specific to each patient would be given at consultation, but in general terms it is usually necessary to take it easy for around six weeks, this including time off work and refraining even from light activities such as dog walking.

Recovery would then continue and it may be up to a year before you can resume all strenuous activities.

Ms Prousskaia holds regular follow-up appointments to ensure you are recovering as expected and she is always available to answer any queries you may have, nothing matters more than your ongoing health.

Breast Uplift: Key Information:

Length of surgery: Typically 2.5 to 3 hours

Recovery: See above. Up to a year until some strenuous activities can be resumed, around six weeks of taking it very easy post surgery

Alternative treatments: As an expert in breast surgery, Elena can advise as to any alternate options. She would also state when a breast uplift would not be in a patient’s best interests

Surgical risks: No surgery is without risk, though they are extremely infrequent with breast uplift. It is also worth factoring in both Elena’s expertise and also the world class reputation of London’s Welbeck Hospital.

The most common (but still rare) side effects include scarring, infection, implant displacement and breast asymmetry.

Cost of breast uplift: As the nature of surgery would vary by patient, it is of course impossible to provide an accurate quote in a singular web page. However, this treatment typically costs from £6,100.

Results from Breast Uplift

Please see the main treatment page where you can see before and after photos of patients who have undergone breast uplift surgery with Elena.

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Why Choose Elena Prousskaia

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Elena’s ethos is summed up in this quote

“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.

Next Steps

If you need any further advice or would like to book in for an initial consultation with a surgeon with true specialist knowledge and an unmatched reputation, please contact us by calling 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

Why Consider a Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)?

For many women, breast uplift surgery can be a positive way to restore a sense of body confidence, boosting self-esteem, and allowing the wearing of tops without a bra, despite perhaps having had children. With rejuvenated breasts, women may feel more attractive.

What are the Alternatives to Breast Uplift Surgery?

As a specialist in breast surgery, Elena can advise you during your consultation of the full range of options available. For some women, breast enlargement or reduction may be a more beneficial procedure, but there are several possibilities.

Are There Risks Involved With Breast Uplift Surgery?

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 Surgery Take?

Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5-3 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.

What Is The Recovery Time?

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.

How Much Does Mastopexy Cost?

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What Is The Breast Lift Surgical Aftercare?

Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice we have made together.

Is A Breast Uplift Painful?

After surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort, the level of which varies widely amongst patients. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You’ll likely feel pain and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for a few months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks.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.

Initial Consultation...

200 - £250 location dependent

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 2 - 3.5 hours
Hospital Stay 1 day
Initial Recovery Time 4 – 8 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 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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