World renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia is now offering facelift treatments at the Shirley Oaks hospital in Croydon.
In this page, we will talk about the surgery available, what a facelift is likely to entail and also the facilities available at Croydon’s Shirley Oaks Hospital.
First, though, a few words on Elena and why you should consider her for something as important as cosmetic surgery, where the results have to be perfect.
“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.”
World Class Facelift Surgery in Croydon
Elena is a truly world leading cosmetic surgeon who has held Fellowships around the globe.
Her near-20 years experience includes eight years training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and then there years in one of the UK’s most prestigious Fellowships, working on cosmetic surgery at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals.
Since then, she has held Fellowships in Barcelona, Milan, India, Belgium and the University Hospital of Tokyo, seeing the very latest techniques and international advances.
Just as important though is her ethos, and this applies to all surgery, including when carrying out a facelift in Croydon. Elena believes that empathy.
Facelift Croydon – Patient First Ethos
We mention Elena’s experience and success not to boast but to assure you that she is a cosmetic surgeon of the highest standing – given the procedure you are considering it is important to have complete faith in your surgeon.
This starts with the consultation. Elena takes the time to have a lengthy consultation with any prospective patient and then, at a later date a second consultation. This second consultation is important as during the interim period the person considering surgery might have thought of new questions, or new concerns might have arisen.
Only if the person considering a facelift is completely certain it is the right procedure for them will surgery be booked in.
What is a facelift?
A facelift helps to rejuvenate the face against the natural signs of ageing that typically occur between the ages of 40 and 60. During these decades, the faces and neck start to sag as the skin loses some elasticity, cheekbones becomes less angular, lines deep and the face begins to turn squarer.
A facelift surgeon such as Elena replaces the signs of ageing with taut skin and a more youthful complexion, complete with a restoration of the natural angularity of the face. However, it takes a truly skilled surgeon to get the results right, to leave the face looking more youthful and rejuvenated but also natural and not with that look of when it is obvious surgery has been undertaken.
To ensure the look is natural after excess skin has been removed and tissue, muscle and fascia tightened the scars will be well hidden, the incisions discreet.
The facelift is often accompanied by a neck lift procedure and potentially eyebrow lifts – this, of course, something to be discussed in consultation with Elena, her experience and skill can ensure you achieve the desired result.
Facelift Croydon – Further Information
The Shirley Oaks Hospital is a modern hospital in a convenient location in Croydon. It has 42 private beds and is easy to reach, with easy access via the M25 and A22, while it is also served by the nearby East Croydon train station – full directions available.
There, you will receive the highest standards of care.
We appreciate that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is a major decision and one that requires thought and research, to help with that we have provided some key information below.
Prices will obviously vary by the exact nature of the cosmetic surgery, but you can see our guide to prices.
We also have a picture gallery that shows people before and after the facelift surgery.
If you are considering a facelift in Croydon, please do get in touch and arrange an initial consultation. With Elena, you will be in the safest of hands.
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?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
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.
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!