If you are experiencing hair loss and are looking for a hair transplant in Birmingham, the Elena Prousskaia clinic offers the Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) hair transplant to patients in Birmingham and the Midlands at her clinics in Worcester and Gloucester.
Lotions and supplements that promise to halt hair loss and restore thick, shiny locks can be found online and in shops and pharmacies. But in reality the only reliable and permanent solution for hair loss is a hair transplant.
The FUE hair transplant is the gold standard amongst transplant techniques as it is highly successful and leaves minimal scarring. Certified hair transplant surgeons perform the procedure for patients in Birmingham at Elena Prousskaia’s clinics, following a consultation to assess your hair loss and desired outcomes.
Want to find out more about the FUE procedure at the Elena Prousskaia clinic serving Birmingham, and whether a hair transplant is right for you?
Hair transplants at Elena Prousskaia clinics near Birmingham
Elena Prousskaia has clinics around the UK, including in Worcester, Gloucester, London and Bristol. She is an award-winning cosmetic and aesthetic surgeon with many years of experience as an NHS Consultant Surgeon and in her private practice.
Her team comprise highly trained medical professionals and surgeons, all of whom share Elena’s focus on the safety and happiness of her clients. Her skilled hair transplant surgeons are experts in performing the FUE procedure and have a long list of satisfied clients.
Take a look at some BEFORE AND AFTER pictures of clients who have experienced a hair transplant.
Why is the FUE different from other hair transplants?
Traditional hair transplants involve the transplantation of a strip of skin with hair follicles attached from an area of healthy growth to the part of the scalp suffering hair loss. This type of transplant is a significant procedure requiring a longer recovery time than the FUE.
During the FUE hair transplant, the head is shaved, then individual follicles or units are taken from the back and sides of the client’s head, where growth tends to be most vigorous. These follicles are carefully preserved then transferred to the problem areas and inserted into small incisions in the scalp.
The process only requires a local anaesthetic. The FUE transplant typically lasts between 6-10 hours; however, the length of the procedure depends on how many follicles need to be harvested to provide the desired hair restoration.
When will I see the results of my hair restoration procedure?
Clients are understandably impatient to see the results of their hair transplant, but remember that your hair has been shaved and will take time to grow back. You will start to see the results of the process after about six months. Initially, you may be able to see tiny scars where the hair transplant surgeon made the incisions, but these will continue to fade and will be hidden by even a close-cropped hairstyle.
Perhaps the most significant advantage of the FUE hair transplant over more traditional procedures is the low level of scarring, which allows you to wear any hairstyle you wish without having to worry about hiding the residual scars. You will no longer need to be self-conscious about wet weather or wind disturbing your hair and will be able to participate in sports and swimming fully.
How does it take to recover?
You will not need to stay in hospital after the FUE hair transplant but can go home the same day. Birmingham clients leaving the clinic receive comprehensive instructions about scalp care. It is essential to take it easy for a few days as the scalp heals, but most clients feel up to resuming normal activities after three days.
Am I a candidate for the Follicular Unit Excision procedure?
There are many factors to consider before undertaking even such a safe procedure as the FUE Hair Transplant. We offer free 15-minute video consultations to all clients so that they can talk to a surgical team member about their suitability for the procedure. Issues such as your age and your current level of hair loss will be relevant to your suitability for the procedure.
What is the cost of a hair transplant near Birmingham?
The FUE hair transplant is a lengthy procedure that can only be performed successfully by highly skilled hair transplant surgeons experienced in restoring permanent natural regrowth for their clients. This level of expertise is expensive, but our clients would not trust anyone else with their hair restoration.
It is difficult to estimate the price until one of our surgeons has assessed how many hair follicles are required. The number of follicles involved determines the duration of the procedure. The final cost will also cover regular reviews for a year.
What Is The Recovery Time for Breast Augmentation?
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 Is The Aftercare for Breast Augmentation?
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.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
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Are There Risks With The Procedure?
While complications with surgery are infrequent, no surgical procedure is without risks. Among the possible complications are scars, infection, haematoma, implant displacement, breast asymmetry and implant rupture. 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.
How Long Does A Breast Augmentation Surgery Take?
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 60-90 minutes, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
Is It Painful To get Breast Implants?
After surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort, the level of which varies widely amongst patients. There is rarely prolonged pain unless there is a complication and in all cases you will be prescribed pain medication.
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.
Why Choose Elena Prousskaia?
Ms Elena Prousskaia has been carrying out aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures for more than 20 years. Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and since then has held leading Fellowships around the world and specialised in breast surgery procedures, whether a patient is having the procedure for purely aesthetic reasons or as part of breast reconstruction. As an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery. During this time at North Bristol Trust, she particularly enjoyed rebuilding patients who suffered from breast cancer giving them their body and confidence back. At present, Ms Prousskaia runs her own successful private practice performing full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery for face, body and breast. Elena Prousskaia consults in several clinics around the South West. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location.
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!