Breast Uplift Surgery in Bristol

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

As one of the top breast specialists in the UK, Elena has a great deal of experience in breast uplift surgery. With clinics in the South-east of England, Elena is now delighted to be offering her trademark blend of surgical finesse and conscientious aftercare at the private hospital Bristol Spire, on the edge of Clifton.

What does Breast Uplift Surgery Entail?

Breast uplift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a common cosmetic surgery procedure designed to correct the drooping and sagging that may occur to breasts with age, or post child birth. Often using breast implants, the process and timeframe of the procedure is something Elena will discuss with you during your initial consultation.

Mastopexy at the Bristol Spire Clinic

Offering modern, state of the art facilities in one of the Southwest’s top private hospitals, the Bristol spire has an enviable reputation for high standards and great aftercare. Conveniently located in the heart of Bristol, the clinic is easy to reach from the nearby areas of Westbury on Trym, Shirehampton, Redcliffe, Brislington, Avonmouth and Hanham.

If you’re coming from the Bristol Southwest airport, the Spire is easily reached via a short car journey.

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.

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Next Steps

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 book a consultation online.

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About Bristol

With as population of 434,000 as of the 2011 Census, Bristol is a city in the south west of England

Bristol and the surrounding area is seen as one of the most desirable areas of the UK in which to live – it was selected in 2009 as one of the world’s top 10 cities by international travel publishers Dorling Kindersley and it was named the best city in Britain to live in by the Sunday Times in every year from 20414 to 2017. The city also won the prestigious EU European Green Capital Award in 2015.

Formerly a key trading hub, Bristol is now at the forefront of many newer industries and technologies, these including aerospace, defence, media, information technology, financial services and tourism industries. The city also has clinics and surgeries for many of the UK’s leading surgeons, becoming a centre every bit as in-demand as London’s Harley Street.

The actor Cary Grant was born in the city, while more recent Bristolians include comedians Russell Howard and writer-comedian Stephen Merchant.

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.

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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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