World renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia is available to carry out eyelid surgery in Bristol.

Operating out the Bristol Spire, Elena can perform eyelid lift surgery – also known as blepharoplasty – to help return the youthful sparkle to one of your most expressive features.

In this page we will talk a little more about what eyelid surgery involves and what to expect should you undergo this procedure in Bristol.

However, first a word about Elena and why you should consider when looking for a cosmetic surgeon.

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 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.

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Elena is also completely open with regard to prices – you can see a guide to the cost of eyelid surgery in Bristol. 

Blepharoplasty 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.

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.

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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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WHAT DO ELENA'S PATIENTS SAY...

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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