FaceLift Bristol – World Renowned Surgeon

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK, facelift surgery is available in Bristol at the superb Bristol Spire private hospital with world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia.

Facelifts can help to remedy the natural effects of ageing. As we get older, the face can begin to sag, this often especially noticeable between the ages of 40 and 60.

Skin loses its natural elasticity and as the soft tissue begins to descend, the mid-face can lose volume. Former heart-shaped characteristics of the face become that bit squarer as cheekbones become less angular and lines around the mouth and nose deepen.

The eyes, so prominent a feature on our faces, can also visibly age as brows start to droop and eyelid skin succumbs to gravity.

How Facelifts Work

Facelift surgery helps by tightening the skin and in so doing rejuvenating the face and creating a more youthful look. The appearance should of course still be natural, one that produces superb results but does not have the obvious look of work ‘having been done’.

In the procedure, excess skin would be removed and underlying tissue such as muscle and fascia tightened. The incisions are discretely placed with any resultant minor scarring well hidden.

The facelift treatment would typically involve at least one night spent overnight in the Bristol Spire private hospital – this no hardship given the setting and level of support from nurses. 

Prospective patients often combine a facelift with a neck lift, this removing visible bands in the neck and creating a consistently more youthful look.

The popularity of facelifts means that there are many surgeons in and around Bristol and the south west of England who are able to offer this procedure, many with fine reputations of their own. Why then consider Elena Prousskaia?

About Elena

Elena has close to 20 years’ experience as a cosmetic surgeon, she was an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital where she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery.

Trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Elena has held Fellowships around the world, these including prestigious positions at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ as well as Barcelona, Italy, Tokyo, India and more.

She has been published in leading medical publications and won awards – full details of her career are available on the About Page. 

None of this is mentioned to boast, simply to assure you that Elena is a surgeon with proven credentials – please take the time to research any cosmetic surgeon you consider approaching for consultation.

Elena’s consultations are always detailed, allowing the patient time to outline their hopes for surgery and Elena to then suggest a best course of action. A second consultation is then common, this ensuring that surgery is only undertaken if there is true harmony between surgeon and patient that it is the best approach and agreement on the results being sought.

It is of course easy to speak of having this patient-led ethos, do the reviews back it up?

In Elena’s case, verified, independent reviews are universally positive – please do take the time to read testimonials via the links below.

Next Steps

The cost of facelift surgery will vary on a patient-by-patient basis, so too the precise details of after care and recovery time. 

However, Elena would outline both during the consultation, this including a comprehensive quote that would be inclusive of hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees and also post-operative visits.

We have provided key information below relating both to facelift surgery and also the wonderful Bristol Spire private hospital.

If you would like to book an initial consultation or have any questions, please contact us by calling 0800 8021 886 or using our Contact Form.

Key information

About Bristol

Bristol is a city and county in the south west of England with as population of 434,000 as of the 2011 Census.

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

How Are Face And Neck Lifts Performed?

Elena lifts the skin off the deeper facial structures, gently pulls the skin in an upward and posterior direction, removes the excess skin and perform tightening or remodelling of the deeper tissues of the face (SMAS lift). Fat transfer is often performed to improve areas of missing volume which is crucial for juvenile looking face. A small incision, or cut, may be made under the chin to tighten the skin and deeper tissue of the neck. The underlying muscle called platysma may be tightened to remove unfavourable looking neck bands (platismoplasty procedure). Chin liposuction is often performed to remove fat excess under the chin.

How Long Can Swelling And Numbness Last After Surgery?

It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and some areas of numbness after your procedure. Most of the bruising after a facelift takes 10-14 days to resolve. Swelling will steadily improve over about two weeks, and some areas will recover much quicker than others. Certain areas may hold onto swelling longer.

How Is It Different To A Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift reduces minor sagging on the lower face and neck. It is a minimal skin tightening procedure which offers shorter-lived results than a traditional facelift.

How Long Does A Facelift Last?

This will depend on your life style – drinking, smoking and sun damage will accelerate the aging process for you and the lasting effects of your surgery. In healthy individuals with good diet balance and healthy lifestyle the results tend to last longer.

Are There Any Alternative Procedures?

If you present early signs of ageing you may be willing to start with our personalized 4 steps  non-surgical rejuvenation program with combination of Botox, Profhilo and fillers before moving to surgical treatments. Please contact us for more information.

How Can Facelift And Neck Lift Surgery Help?

A skilled facelift surgeon can rejuvenate your face and neck, replacing the signs of ageing with taut skin, a youthful complexion, and the restoration of natural angularity. In particular, Elena’s approach to these procedures is to emphasis a completely natural look above all, avoiding any impression that you’ve been operated on or that the resulting skin has an overly taut appearance. Excess skin will be removed and underlying tissues, such as muscles and fascia, will be tightened and reshaped. The incisions will be discretely positioned and the resulting scars well hidden. Often done as part of a facelift procedure, necklift surgery aims to remedy loose skin around the neck. Some people are unhappy with what are called neck bands: an age-related condition that begins to appear when the platysma muscle becomes thick and cord-like, resulting in the appearance of bands across the front of the neck. Necklift surgery can make a huge difference to these issues, using a combination of liposuction, suspension stitches and incision to trim excess neck skin.

How Can Eyebrow Lift Surgery Help?

The process of lifting up the eyebrows, sometimes to help smooth out the horizontal expression lines that come with age, is known as an eyebrow lift. Again this procedure is often done as part of an overall rejuvenation package.

What Does This Procedure Cost?

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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 6 - 8 hours
Hospital Stay 1 - 2 nights
Initial Recovery Time 2 - 6 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 6 - 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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