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 word, 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.
These credentials – and further details are outlined here – are not mentioned to boast but to show Elena’s standing as a cosmetic surgeon.
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 is also completely open with regard to prices – you can see a guide to the cost of eyelid surgery in Bristol.
Finding the correct surgeon is vital, but why consider eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty in the first place?
The skin around the eye is incredibly thin and this, coupled with fat deposits that can move, can lead to an overall appearance of the eyes looking puffy, tired and potentially sad. A person can feel rested and positive and yet their eyes can be giving quite a different message.
Eyes are also always on show, they are the first thing we look at when talking to someone, eye contact is the basis of communication.
Eyelid surgery is a procedure that can usually be performed under local anaesthetic and can be carried out as a day case or with a single overnight stay. The recovery is then quick, the initial recovery taking a week or two and final results visible after between one and three months.
Given the surgery involves incisions, excess skin being removed and, on some occasions, excess fat being removed too there is some initial swelling and redness after the surgery, but this subsides and progress will be carefully checked at follow-up appointments.
Elena has produced a brochure that goes into more detail about the procedure, how it is carried out and the recovery post surgery.
Post surgery, the effects will be long lasting – the surgery will not stop future ageing, but it will be from the new base, the eyes and eyelids forever looking younger and less tired and saggy than they otherwise would have.
Eyelid Lift Surgery – Next Steps
Chosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is a major consideration and one that anyone will give serious thought to.Elena understands that which is why anyone considering eyelid lift surgery in Bristol – or any other procedure – will first have a lengthy and in-depth consultation. Typically, there would then be a second consultation, this allowing the person considering surgery to ask any questions that might have arisen. The job of the cosmetic surgeon is not to talk people into having surgery, it is to check that it truly is the right thing for them.
Elena would love to meet you for a consultation to discuss potential eyelid surgery. Consultations can be booked online or call 0800 8021 886.