Elena Prousskaia, one of the world’s leading surgeons specialising in breast surgery having held Fellowships around the globe, is available for congenital breast correction in Swindon.
There are, undoubtedly, many fine surgeons in and around Swindon, but in the specific field of breast surgery, including congenital breast and concerns such as asymmetrical breasts and tuberous breast, Ms Prousskaia stands apart.
Her CV is simply stunning.
Ms Prousskaia has held the Fellowship in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction at London’s Guys and St Thomas’, and also held Fellowships in Tokyo, Italy, Spain and more. Locally, she has worked for the North Bristol Trust, working with patients who have suffered from breast cancer.
She has written peer-reviewed papers and been recognised for her expertise in breast surgery.
Anyone who believes they may benefit from congenital breast correction should use the contact options to arrange a consultation.
Who Is Congenital Breast Surgery For?
It is, of course, impossible to determine suitability in a single web page. Instead, a detailed consultation would always be held, this the opportunity for the prospective patients to talk and for the surgeon to listen, ask relevant questions and then suggest a plan of best action.
Anyone who has concerns over the size, shape or symmetry of their breasts may be suitable for this treatment – it is worth noting that there is nobody more skilled in assessing suitability than Ms. Prousskaia.
Often, someone seeks a consultation because their breasts have not developed in what could be considered a ‘normal’ manner – they might lack symmetry or there could be an issue such as tuberous breast.
In many cases, the prospective patient has been aware of concerns since puberty, but often treatment is only sought much later. Unfortunately, many women live with the concerns for years or decades.
One such concern is a lack of symmetry – it is quite normal for the breasts to not be perfectly symmetrical with each other, but more obvious imbalance can be a cause for concern. Surgery options could include reshaping or resizing to create the desired balance – this could be through the use of implants or fat transfer.
Tuberous breast is a condition whereby there is a larger than usual space between the breasts, this can appear somewhat tube-like, hence the name for this condition. With tuberous breast, the lower portion of the breast may be underdeveloped and the areolas large and dilated.
With all these conditions, there is no medical necessity for treatment, however, the benefits can still be profound. Concerns relating to the breasts can be distressing for any woman, leading to lower self-confidence and self-esteem, the impact can impinge on all areas of life – work, relationships, friendships and more.
This can be the true benefit of surgery and is why Ms Prousskaia specialises in this area, seeing the impact a truly transformational change can have on someone’s overall wellbeing.
For those who do ultimately have surgery, the impact can be life-enhancing and wonderful to see.
Ms Prousskaia sums up the impact beautifully.
“Before surgery there is always a shadow on their faces that seems to say, ‘I know I am different, I do not like myself. Will it ever be over? Does it have a solution?’
It’s distressing for the young woman and her family. Fast forward to post-op, I can see a completely different expression on their faces. It is a relaxed and confident smile, like a huge weight has been lifted! It is very similar to what I see after I reconstruct breast cancer patients, they struggle to believe it can be over until it is done.
I particularly enjoy seeing these girls coming in with a new partner, before surgery many of them were single, so I feel I not only helped to change their body and mind but also had a positive impact on their personal life.”
Please be assured that Ms Prousskaia treats everyone who comes for a consultation with the utmost care and sensitivity.
The Congenital Breast Consultation
The importance of a thorough consultation cannot be overstated – it is not just the opportunity to discuss your aims for surgery, it is also your opportunity to ensure you are confident in your choice of surgeon.
You don’t have to approach just one surgeon, opting to have surgery is a huge step and one no woman will enter into lightly – it is important that you feel confident you have found the right surgeon.
The right surgeon should be skilled, have a proven track record and expertise but also have an ethos and manner that instils confidence.
They should answer all questions and be there to help you make a decision – regardless of whether this is ultimately having surgery or not. No reputable surgeon will push you into having a procedure that is not truly in your best interests.
The aim of a consultation is for you to talk, explain your journey to this stage and the surgeon to listen and ask any questions that are relevant. They will also factor in your medical history.
No two consultations will be the same because no two patients are the same.
The Process for Treating Congenital Breast
Just as no two consultations are the same, so too no two procedures are the same. Congenital breast is a broad term that covers a huge range of specific concerns and instances.
The skill of the surgeon will be key in ensuring that the right options are chosen and then administered with skill to produce the very best results.
One option may be implants, these potentially used to reshape the breasts, add volume or create greater symmetry.
It may also be possible to use existing breast tissue and reposition this as a means to addressing the specific concern.
In other cases, fat transfer may be used, this fat grafted from elsewhere on the body and then used to reshape the breasts. The fat will often be taken from an area such as the abdomen or thighs – one potential benefit of this option is that it can improve two areas at once.
The fat transfer from the abdomen can be part of a tummy tuck, with this fat then used to reshape the breasts.
Only through examination and consultation can a specific best plan of action be created for an individual patient.
The operation itself is likely to take between two and three hours, the precise time depending on the nature of surgery to be performed. It would be performed under general anaesthetic.
Recovery from Congenital Breast Procedures
Full details as to the recovery process would be provided during the consultation and also post-procedure.
As this is a relatively major operation there is inevitably a period of rest and recovery required.
Strenuous activity should be avoided for a number of weeks and it is usual to have some time off work as you look to take it easy and allow the body time to heal.
Final results may not be apparent for some time after surgery, this is usual as the swelling recedes and the body heals.
There is likely to be swelling and also some degree of mild pain, though this would typically be managed through the use of painkillers.
Follow up appointments are usual to ensure healing and recovery are as expected, this also allows the patient the opportunity to ask any questions.
The Cost of Congenital Breast Correction
The cost for the procedure covers the surgeon fee, anaesthetist and the fees inherent with using a private hospital.
At the time of writing, prices would start from around £6,000 – however, the nature of this surgery, the wide range of specific cases it covers, means that in reality an accurate cost can only be provided at a detailed consultation.
If you choose to have a consultation with Ms Prousskaia, she would provide a full, detailed quote, this inclusive of all fees and aftercare.
About Elena Prousskaia
Elena is cosmetic surgeon with approaching 20 years’ experience, she is known as one of the leading surgeons operating in the UK.
Starting her career at the North Bristol trust she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction as well as general plastic surgery.
Elena has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious posts with Guys and St Thomas in London and Fellowships in Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital of Tokyo.
As befitting a leading surgeon she has won awards and written for numerous leading medical journals.
Credentials are of course important, but so too the ethos of the cosmetic surgeon and their ability to truly listen to anyone considering surgery.
Of her ethos, 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.”
The independent reviews back up Elena’s skill as a surgeon and ethos -universally five-star reviews across multiple independent sites.
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!