If you are looking for an eyelid surgeon in London, contact the Elena Prousskaia Clinic.

As the eye area ages, we can lose our wide-eyed youthful expression. Our eyelids can become puffy and sag over our lashes and eyes, creating a hooded appearance. The drooping of the lids can become severe, making it difficult to see clearly. Under-eye bags are also common, making the eyes look smaller.

Surgery can offer a safe and effective treatment for signs of aging around the eyes.

Elena Prousskaia is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons with clinics throughout the UK. Her London clinic is based at the Welbeck Hospital, a leading provider of plastic surgery in London.

How can hooded eyes be treated?

Hooded eyes can be treated with blepharoplasty. This is a relatively quick and straightforward operation during which the surgeon removes the slack skin, muscle and excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Ms. Prousskaia treats each patient individually, designing a procedure to address your specific problems, whether sagging skin, heavy lids or under-eye bags. Blepharoplasty is not a solution for other age-related issues affecting the eye area like crow’s feet or a brow that has lowered with age. Elena offers treatment for these and a wide range of other cosmetic problems at her London Clinic.

Why choose Elena Prousskaia as your eyelid surgeon in London?

Elena Prousskaia’s London clinic is based in the renowned Welbeck Hospital in Marylebone near Harley Street’s world-famous medical hub. Elena is one of the very few female plastic surgeons in the UK. She brings a feminine perspective to her work and understands the unhappiness that dissatisfaction with one’s appearance can cause. She combines the wisdom and expertise gained through many years of experience as an NHS Consultant Surgeon and in her private practice with a calm and friendly manner that her patients find very reassuring.


How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty?

Your eye area will be swollen for up to ten days after surgery. You can encourage the swelling to subside in a few ways. Enlist gravity to help reduce the swelling by remaining upright, even propping yourself up with pillows when you sleep. Ice packs or cold compresses are also good ways to reduce puffiness. Avoid salty foods and alcohol for the first few days as they can cause fluid retention making the situation worse! It is fine to wear glasses but contact lenses could irritate your eyes, so avoid them for at least a week after surgery.

You will receive all the information you need about post-operative care before you leave the hospital, and you will see your surgeon for a check-up a week after surgery. Post-surgery pain can be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers if necessary.

How soon will I see the results of surgery on my eyelids?

Although it varies from patient to patient, any swelling and residual bruising should have settled after three months. Your eye area will look fresh and smooth once more!

The cost of cosmetic eye surgery in London

All Elena’s patients have an initial consultation with their surgeon to discuss the surgery in detail and confirm the cost based on the required work. The cost of an initial consultation is £200 to £250, depending on location. Blepharoplasty typically costs from £4620, which includes the hospital fees, the surgery, the anaesthetic and all follow-up appointments.


How to find us 

The London Welbeck Hospital is in Marylebone in the City of Westminster, at the heart of  London. It can be found south of Regents Park and north of Mayfair.  Marylebone is an exciting area with a vibrant high street full of places to eat, high fashion boutiques, and lifestyle stores. Welbeck Street is a stone’s throw from Harley Street which has been a centre of medical excellence for over a century. The area is well served with hotels and places to stay that you may find useful;l if you have travelled a distance to see Ms. Prousskaia.


Elena Prousskaia Clinic
The London Welbeck Hospital
27 Welbeck Street
London W1G 8EN

Tel 0800 8021 886


From Bond Street, cross Oxford Street and head down James Street until you reach Wigmore Street. Turn left and take the third street on the left into Welbeck Street.

Train stations

The nearest mainline stations are Marylebone, Charing Cross and Euston.

Closest tube stations are:

  • Bond Street (0.4km)
  • Oxford Circus (0,6km)
  • Regents Park (0.8km)

Parking Facilities

There are a variety of parking options available at the hospital outlined below. Please be advised to check availability in advance before visiting.

  • Cavendish Square Car: Address: 25 Holles St, Marylebone, London W1G 0DB
  • Q Park Harley Street: Address: Queen Anne Mews, Marylebone, London W1G 9HF
  • Q Park Oxford Street: Address: Cavendish, Marylebone, London W1G 0PG
  • Just park: Must be booked in advance through the website: JustPark

Parking meters: There are also a limited number of parking meters available along Welbeck Street and the surrounding area. Meters are paid for hourly and maximum parking is either 2 or 4hrs. This is from 08.30 AM to 18.30 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Risks Of Eyelid Surgery?

Any surgical procedure comes with some risks. Like any operation, blepharoplasty poses a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. Elena will provide you with further information about the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.

What Care Is Taken Before And After Eyelid Surgery?

Following your initial consultation It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made, we will carefully prepare for your surgery. During this consultation, you will have a fully informed consent form instructing what to do before and after surgery for the best outcome. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we will make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Most of our blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years old, however ultimately age does not matter. Elena will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. Eyelid surgery is typically for those patients who are seeking to reduce droopy eyelids, or “bags” under the eyes, for a younger, more open-eyed look. However, the surgery has also a functional purpose in that some people’s eyelids are sagging to such a degree that it actually interferes with their vision. In these cases, the procedure can make a huge improvement to their daily life.

What Is The Recovery From Blepharoplasty Surgery?

In this first week there will be some puffiness or swelling around the eyes. This is completely normal and part of the post op healing process, and should subside within 7-10 days. The incisions around your eyes may be pink and quite visible, and your eyelids may feel numb for several days. Your eyes may also be watery, dry, and sensitive to light. You may also experience some tenderness and bruising around the eyes resulting in a “black eyed” appearance. Some recommended tips for reducing the swelling around your eyes include: • Sleep elevated on two pillows.
• Use cold compresses – especially in first few days.
• Avoid wearing contacts for this first week but glasses are okay.
• Drink plenty of water and fluids, but avoid alcohol.
• Eat a light healthy food that is low in salt.
• Rest, rest, and more rest. You may also experience some double vision or blurriness a few days post op. Wear dark sunglasses during this period particularly if you’re going outdoors.

Can I have surgery if I wear Glasses?

If you wear contact lenses, you will not be able to wear these in the first days after surgery. As glasses make no direct contact with the eyes, they are safe to use. A patient’s focus will be on resting in those early days of recovery, which means avoiding strenuous physical activities as well as activities that may result in eyestrain. However if you go outdoors, be sure to wear sunglasses. This will hide your eyes from view after surgery has been performed and will also protect your eyelids from direct sun exposure.

How Long Does Surgery Take?

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

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 1 - 2 hours
Hospital Stay 0 - 1 days
Initial Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Anaesthetic Local or general anaesthetic
Final Result 1 - 3 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks, 6, 12 months

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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!

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