Hair Transplantation Clinic Bristol

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

Renowned cosmetic surgeon, Elena Prousskaia, offers safe and effective hair loss treatments at her hair transplantation clinic in Bristol.

Hair loss commonly affects men and hair thinning can begin as early as the teenage years. In fact, research suggests that 16% of men between 18 and 29 will suffer from moderate to extensive hair loss due to male pattern baldness.

The development of advanced surgical techniques has made hair transplants so effective and safe that many patients can be spared the self-consciousness caused by hair loss and enjoy a healthy head of hair again.

Contact Elena Prousskaia’s Bristol clinic to find out more about the FUE hair transplant procedure.

Why choose the Elena Prousskaia clinic for your hair transplant surgery?

Elena Prousskaia has an excellent reputation as an aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

She has a number of clinics in the UK, offering a full range of plastic surgery treatments.

Her Bristol hair transplant clinic is located in the Spire Hospital which offers outstanding care to patients in the South West.

All the members of her surgical team demand high standards of care for all our patients and are experienced in advanced surgical techniques.

Elena is proud to partner with one of the most highly qualified and talented hair transplant surgeons, Dr Umar Khan, at her Bristol Clinic.

Dr Khan is registered with the General Medical Council. He is a member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons UK, an Associate Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons USA (ISHRS), and an Associate Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine UK (BCAM).

Dr Khan is a specialist in the FUE hair transplant.

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What is Follicular Unit Extraction?

The Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant harvests your own hair follicles from areas of healthy hair growth on your scalp and transplants them to areas affected by hair loss.

Why is the FUE hair transplant considered the gold standard in hair restoration surgery?

Unlike more traditional hair transplant procedures, the FUE is a minimally invasive process which is performed under a local anaesthetic.

FUE hair transplants use your own hair follicles and the hair regrowth looks extremely natural and is permanent.

The nature of the procedure means that there is little if any, visible scarring even with cropped hairstyles.

After a follicular unit extraction procedure, you will be able to style your hair however you wish without adapting your style to hide scarring.

The success rate of the FUE hair transplant in the hands of a surgeon as experienced as Dr Kahn is extremely high.

The new hair growth will grow in the same direction as the rest of your hair.

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What happens during the follicular unit extraction?

You will be asked to shave the donor area so that the surgeon can have clear access to the individual follicles.

Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will begin to remove individual hair follicles, or units.

The follicles are preserved in a petri dish at a perfect temperature of minus 8 to 10 degrees centigrade until enough have been gathered for the hair transplantation to begin.

Turning to the area requiring hair loss treatment, your surgeon will implant the follicles into tiny incisions in your scalp.

How long does a hair transplant take?

Hair transplant surgery can take between eight and twelve hours, depending on how many hair follicles are needed to achieve the desired effect.

How long is the recovery time after a FUE hair transplant procedure? 

This hair transplant technique will leave tiny circular incisions on your scalp. You can expect these to have healed after about 10 days.

The FUE transplant is a surgical procedure and your surgeon will advise you to rest afterward to promote healing.

It is important that you treat your scalp gently for a while to ensure optimum results. Don’t worry: you will be given detailed instructions on caring for your scalp when you leave the clinic.

Many patients feel confident enough to return to their normal routines after relaxing for a few days.

How quickly are the results of hair restoration visible?

The new hair growth on the transplanted area will become visible after between 6 and 9 months.

The surgeon’s skill will ensure that the new hairs blend seamlessly into existing hair growth.

How long do the effects of the FUE hair transplant last?

The results are permanent. Your own hair follicles are used and reimplanted into your scalp.

Is there always scarring after hair transplants?

Scarring is minimal after a FUE transplant.

As your hair grows, the tiny scars, which will already have faded considerably, will become impossible to find with all but the most cropped hairstyles.

Am I a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?  

All our patients have a hair loss consultation with their surgeon.

Your surgeon will assess your hair loss and decide if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant.

If the procedure is appropriate for you, your surgeon will decide how many follicles should be transplanted during the hair transplant to achieve the effect you want.

Are hair loss consultations carried out by hair transplant surgeons?

Your consultation will be with the surgeon who performs your hair transplant.

You will have plenty of time to ask questions and to find out all the details of the hair transplant surgery.

What is the cost of a hair loss consultation?

Your hair loss consultation will cost between £150 and £200.

How much will the Follicular Unit Excision Hair Transplant cost?

The cost of the hair transplant itself will be affected by the number of grafts required and will be confirmed at your consultation.

The total hair transplant price will include the work of our skilled surgeon, the anaesthetic, and follow-up appointments after one month, three months, six months, and a year.

How can I find out more about hair transplant procedures?

You can speak to our friendly staff at the Bristol hair transplant clinic today.

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How to find the Elena Prousskaia Hair Transplantation Clinic in Bristol

The Elena Prousskaia clinic is located in the Bristol Spire, a state-of-the-art provider of excellent health care in the city’s suburbs.

As well as offering hair transplants in Bristol, the clinic also offers aesthetic surgery solutions for the face and body.

Ms Prousskaia and Dr Khan look forward to welcoming you to the Bristol hair transplant clinic and supporting you on your hair restoration journey.

About Bristol

Bristol is home to the magnificent Avon Gorge and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is a large, multicultural city with a fascinating maritime heritage.

Bristol is home to two universities, and there is plenty to see and do during your visit.

Address

Elena Prousskaia Clinic
Spire Bristol
The Glen
Redland Hill
Durdham Down
Bristol, BS6 6UT

Tel 0117 453 4074

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.

Parking

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

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.

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.

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WHAT DO ELENA'S PATIENTS SAY...

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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