Accepting the changes that age brings can be challenging, but a facelift in London could be the solution you are looking for.  

After the age of 40 the skin loses elasticity and firmness. The contours of the face soften, lose definition and begin to sag. Cheekbones can become less pronounced, lines around the mouth and nose start to deepen, and the brow and eyelids can start to droop.

Elena Prousskaia is one of the leading providers of cosmetic surgery in London. She can rejuvenate your face with safe and effective facelift surgery.


Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic for your facelift in London?

Elena is one of the UK’s leading aesthetic surgeons. She has been a highly regarded plastic and cosmetic surgeon for more than two decades.

For many years, Elena worked in the NHS as an award-winning consultant plastic surgeon with interests in microsurgery and breast surgery. She now offers world-class cosmetic surgery in her private clinics in the UK, including her London clinic in the prestigious Welbeck Hospital near Harley Street.

Elena always puts the comfort and safety of her patients first. Patients love her friendly and compassionate approach and are always delighted with the excellent results of their surgery. 

You can read some patient testimonials here.


Should I have a facelift?

Some people find their confidence is affected by the way that they age. A skilled surgeon like Elena can transform your face and self-esteem with a facelift. Your face will look firmer and plumper, and the contours will be more defined, just as they were when you were younger.

Elena is well known for her sensitive approach to cosmetic surgery. She prefers a natural look and rejects the overly taut look sometimes seen after facelifts.

What happens during a facelift?

The details of the procedure will depend on your requirements, and they will be confirmed during your consultation with Elena.

Typically, the skin of the face is detached from the underlying structures and gently moved up and backward as excess skin is removed. At this point, Elena can remodel the underlying tissues to improve the contours of the face. She may also perform a fat transfer to restore youthful fullness. 

If required, Elena will tighten the muscle underlying the skin of the neck to reduce the appearance of neckbands. Elena can remove excess fat under the chin with liposuction during the facelift.

What is the recovery period after a facelift?

You will experience some numbness and bruising after your facelift, as with all surgical procedures. This may last up to 14 days. 

Once you have fully recovered, your face will be smoother and more youthful-looking. Elena always ensures that the small scars resulting from surgery are well hidden.

Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

The best time to have a facelift is when you have started to notice the early signs of ageing. Your skin must be in good condition for the best results possible. 

If you are not ready for a facelift, you can take advantage of the Elena Prousskaia Clinic’s four-step rejuvenating programme, which comprises Botox, Profhilo and fillers.

The cost of a facelift in London

All patients have an initial consultation which costs between £200 and £250. The cost of a facelift starts at £15,950, but the total price varies. 

Elena will discuss your requirements and confirm the cost of your facelift at the initial consultation.


How to find Elena Prousskaia’s London clinic

The London clinic is located in the London Welbeck Hospital, which has been providing outstanding healthcare for decades. The Welbeck is close to Harley Street,  the world-famous centre of medical excellence since the nineteenth century. Mayfair and Regent’s Park are within walking distance. This area of West London offers plenty of high-quality accommodation for clients who travel to consult Elena.


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.

The 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. 

Arriving by car

From M5 Junction 17

Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left-hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.

From M4 Junction 19

Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.


Bristol Spire Hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.

Arriving by train

Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.

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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