Having held fellowships at world-leading hospitals and with outstanding independent, verified reviews, Elena Prousskaia is a leading female plastic surgeon in London.
In reality, that gender qualifier is not needed. Elena Prousskaia is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Harley Street, London or anywhere in the UK regardless of gender. However, she does bring a female perspective to her expertise, for instance being truly understanding and empathetic with concerns around breast surgery and other sensitive issues.
In this page, we will outline some of Ms Prousskaia’s credentials and also the plastic surgery services she is able to offer in London.
It is always essential that you feel confident any plastic surgeon can deliver the results you seek.
A Highly Qualified London Plastic Surgeon
Elena Prousskaia’s CV stands comparison with any surgeon’s.
She has carried out cosmetic surgery for approaching 20 years, this after completing eight years training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
As Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital she dedicated years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and also more general plastic surgery.
She has specialised in breast surgery and reconstruction, including helping those who have suffered breast cancer to rebuild their body and confidence.
Her list of Fellowships held is stunning, including one at London’s prestigious Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital – this in microsurgical breast reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery.
Other fellowships have included Barcelona, Milan, India, Belgium and the University Hospital in Tokyo – here experiencing the latest techniques and developments in plastic surgery.
Her achievements and level of qualifications are not listed to boast, instead to show that Ms Prousskaia has the level of experience and expertise you would expect when looking for the most suitable female surgeon in London.
Please take the time to fully research any surgeon you consider.
Her independent reviews are also universally positive.
Tuberous (tubular) breasts and asymmetrical breasts
Breast reconstruction with DIEP flap, TMG flap and LD Flap
Male gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), male body remodeling
Breast implants, expanders and fat grafting for breast reconstruction
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Mini tummy tuck, Liposuction, Thigh and Arm lift
Prominent ears (pinnaplasty)
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
Face Lift including neck and brow surgery
Eyebag removal (blepharoplasty)
Genital surgery ““ labiaplasty
Lymphoedema surgery- bypass and lymph node transfer
Skin surgery including mole, lesions and cyst removal
Ethos of Your Surgeon
Experience and skill are of course of vital importance, but so too is the surgeon’s ethos and manner with patients.
You have to feel confident that the surgeon you entrust understands you, why you are seeking surgery and can empathise.
After all, plastic surgery is often about so much more than the purely aesthetic. Successful surgery can boost confidence and self esteem, an issue that may have been a cause for concern for years or decades can be rectified.
This can be as true for breast reconstruction as it is for a procedure such as ear pinning.
It is truly wonderful to see the impact in terms of confidence and sense of self.
It is perhaps this level of empathy that persuades many to specifically seek a female plastic surgeon. In some instances, they can just understand the impact of a condition or concern better than may be the case for a male counterpart.
Of her ethos, Ms Prousskaia 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 patient’s 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 Plastic Surgery Process
Ms Prousskaia is skilled in a huge range of cosmetic procedures and uses the latest and best techniques to deliver the best results.
However, the process begins a stage earlier with a detailed consultation, this a step of vital importance.
As a prospective patient you may not be an expert in the techniques or even know the fancy technical term for the condition to be treated.
You may instead simply know that there is a cause for concern you wish to see treated.
It may be to correct breast asymmetry, or it may be for mole removal, or perhaps to address signs of ageing on the face and neck.
Whatever the issue, the process always begins with that consultation, this your chance to talk and Elena to listen.
She will then factor in your full medical history and suggest a plan of best action and why this course of action is recommended.
It is then usual to have a second consultation, this allows time so you can consider the information from the first consultation and to take time to come to an informed decision.
As with any leading surgeon, Ms Prousskaia has no interest in pushing people towards surgeries that are not truly of benefit.
The consultation exists to find that perfect match – helping you find someone who understands your concerns and has the skills to then create the change you seek.
What should plastic surgery lead to?
It should help to create the physical change you seek, whether this is helping to remedy a cause for concern, address a sign of ageing, or perhaps create the physical change that you have always sought.
However, it should also look natural. The person who has surgery should look like themselves, only a great version of themselves.
This is where surgeon skill is so vital – avoiding the clear look of ‘work having been done’ yet still making that profound change both to appearance and confidence.
Ms Prousskaia understands that the appearance of very visible plastic surgery can be every bit as upsetting as the issue may have been pre-surgery.
About London’s Welbeck Hospital
Elena Prousskaia performs plastic surgery procedures in London from the world-class London Welbeck Hospital.
The Welbeck is a private hospital situated in the heart of London, in the Marylebone region and closer to numerous public transport links including Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Regent’s Park underground stations.
The full postcode is W1G 8EN.
There are many plastic surgeons in London and a fair percentage of these are female. You are not short of choice.
You should not consider Ms Prousskaia because she is the one of the few, instead she is one of many. However, her reputation shows she is perhaps the best.
This, though, does not come at extra cost – her prices are competitive compared to any other top, London surgeon. Ms. Prousskaia also provides comprehensive quotes at consultation so you can easily compare any price quoted against what others may charge.
To book a consultation, please call 0800 8021 886 or use our Booking Form.
London, the capital city of England, is renowned for medical expertise.
Harley Street, located in Marylebone and named after former Lord Mayor Thomas Harley, is perhaps the most famous location relating to the medical profession in the UK.
Many leading practitioners across a wide range of medical specialisms have clinics in Harley Street.
Location wise, it is highly accessible, with close proximity to Regent’s Park, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations and also mainline stations including Euston and Kings Cross.
As you would expect of a street of such influence it has featured in many cultural works and had many famous residents.
Agatha Christie regularly used Harley Street as a locations it features in, among other stories, And Then There Were None, Crooked House and Death on the Clouds.
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility has many chapters based in London and specifically Harley Street.
Real life residents have included artist JMW Turner, Labour MP Harriet Harman and also Lionel Logue – the speech therapist who helped King George VI and is represented in the King’s Speech.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are You Considering A Tuberous Breast Correction?
Many of Elena’s tuberous breast patients have felt self-conscious about the issue since puberty, which is when this issue manifests. If you are concerned that your breasts are either not developing normally, or have never reached their shape, we suggest you book a confidential discussion with Elena to discuss whether this surgery might be appropriate for you.
Is Tuberous Breast Surgery Right For You?
If any of the following characteristics feel true, then it is likely this is the correct surgical procedure. Of course, this can be confirmed following a detailed discussion with Elena:
• Elongated or coned Breasts
• Narrower breast base
• The fold beneath your breast (inframammary crease) is high
• Prominent enlarged areola.
What Are The Risks Of Tuberous Breast Surgery?
While complications with surgery are infrequent, no surgical procedure is without risks. Among the possible complications are scars, infection, haematoma, implant displacement, breast asymmetry, implant rupture and capsular contracture. Elena will provide you with further information with the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.
What Is The After Care For Tuberous Breast Surgery?
The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we’ll make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We’ll give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena. Elena will also advise you on a specialised garment bra which will also help with your recovery.
Will I Be Able To Wear A Normal Bra?
Tuberous breast correction ensures that patient gains missing volume especially in the lower pole of the breasts, which tend to be short of skin and breast tissue. Once the lower pole of the breast becomes rounder and fuller a bra would normally fit well.
How Do You Fix Tuberous Breast?
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. The length of surgery is between 2-3 hours however this is dependent on the complexity of surgery. The placement of scars will depend on your preference and the recommendation. The missing volume is restored with implants after breast remodelling is completed, normally as part of the same procedure. Areola reduction can be performed through periareolar approach, with a scar around the nipple areola complex. The Implant often can be introduced through the scar using a Keller funnel resulting in minimal scaring. Very rarely in severe grade of tuberosity a two stage surgery may be needed. In these rare cases, tissue expanders would be placed first to stretch the tissue and at the second stage it would be replaced with implants.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
What Is The Recovery Time For Tuberous Breast Surgery?
Normally, after a one-night stay, you would go home once the drains are removed. You may feel tightness of your breasts after this surgery. This is normal and it will improve gradually. You should avoid all sport activities, housework such as hovering, driving, dog walking for at least 4-6 weeks following surgery and any weight lifting or strenuous activities for up to 8-12 months following the surgery. The visibility of your scars will depend on the technique used and on the biological response of your body to surgery and healing. Generally the scars after this type of surgery are almost invisible by the end of the year. Patients can benefit from taking four weeks off work, and after you have seen Ms Prousskaia for your four weeks follow up you can discuss beginning a gym routine focused on lower body strength.
What Type Of Implants Are Used?
The shape of implants can be round or anatomical (teardrop). Both can provide an excellent result. The outer shell and the filling may vary depending on the manufacturer. Miss Prousskaia has never used PIP implants in her practice and she will offer you high quality implants from the best manufacturers. You will discuss with Miss Prousskaia which specific shape and size of implant would give you the optimal result. You should know that in the European Union (EU) 95% of implants used for breast augmentation are made of silicone gel and only 5% contains other type of fillings such as saline. Mentor Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants are devices with shells constructed from silicone elastomer. The shell is filled with MemoryGel®, Mentor’s proprietary formulation of silicone gel.
What Would My Expected Results Be?
Elena prides herself on taking the time to truly understand a patient’s aims and discussing what result will work best given the patient’s body shape and size. Although good results are expected, the body is not symmetric and almost everyone has some degree of unevenness, which may not be recognized in advance. The more realistic your expectations as to results, the better your results will be in your eye. You will have at least two consultations with Elena where she ensures that she meets your expectations and she will always try to achieve your desired results.
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!