Lip fillers are available in Bristol through Elena Prousskaia, a renowned cosmetic surgeon who has a private clinic in the city.
Using dermal fillers, a technique that rejuvenates the skin and helps to restore volume, the lip filler is a treatment that is quick to perform, safe but has a profound impact.
In this page, we will outline some key details relating to lip injections and lip fillers, what the treatment involves, the impact and answer some common questions.
They are a safe treatment, the hyaluronic gel is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. However, as mentioned previously, that is not to say there is not value to choosing an experienced practitioner
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are an injectable that works to counteract the natural effect of ageing.
The injection in the form of a gel contains hyaluronic acid. This acid reverses the impact of depleted collagen and elastin creation. Typically, from around our mid-twenties we stop producing these natural substances in the same quantities and our skin and face gradually suffers, becoming less voluminous, with wrinkles and signs of ageing appearing.
The hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, rejuvenates the skin, making it plumper with wrinkles essentially filled from within.
The process is to inject the dermal fillers, but the skill lies in knowing how much to inject, precisely where and having the knowledge of facial anatomy that can deliver the very best results. The most skilled and experienced practitioners can apply layers of filler, creating an effect that is natural looking but make a clear improvement.
The results can last close to two years, but a range of nine months to two years is more typical. It is quite usual for people to continue to have more injections, perhaps every nine months or so, to retain that more youthful, but natural look.
The Impact Of Lip Fillers
The aim with lip fillers and all dermal fillers and similar treatments should be to enhance appearance, but for the appearance to remain natural. There should not be that obvious look of ‘work having been done’.
Key to this impact is the skill and experience of the practitioner – this point cannot be overstated.
It is a strange quirk that in the United Kingdom, dermal fillers can be applied by almost anyone, there are no restrictions to someone putting a sign up saying ‘lip fillers Bristol’.
The fillers may be a safe skin treatment but that isn’t to say you should choose someone who doesn’t have skill and years of experience. Not only will safety be enhanced, but this experience and skill also impacts the end result.
The practitioner needs to know how much gel to use, how the dermal fillers will interact with the face and lips.
The results achievable would be discussed at a detailed consultation. There are some who will offer the injections without consultation, but Elena, as a leading cosmetic surgeon, believes in applying the same high standards to injectables and lip fillers as to a fuller cosmetic procedure.
A consultation is the opportunity to ensure that the customer is happy with the results achievable and also for any questions to be answered. The details of the procedure would be discussed, so too the recovery time and how long the enhancements are likely to last for.
Lip Fillers – Key Information
Lip fillers are a hugely popular procedure and one that any experienced practitioner has carried out hundreds or thousands of times.
The procedure is considered safe, it sees a substance that occurs naturally injected, this simply rejuvenating the skin and adding volume.
Unlike a full cosmetic procedure, the process is quick. It takes just 30 minutes to an hour and there is no requirement for a hospital stay.
The procedure is almost pain free, there can be mild discomfort though an injection of local anaesthetic minimises this.
There is no downtime post procedure, no need to book time off work, avoid exercise or driving. There may be specific instructions, these to be discussed during the consultation, but one of the great advantages of lip fillers is that they do not impact on your work or leisure time.
There is likely to be some swelling and redness, this will disappear usually inside a couple of days. A follow-up appointment would be held after four weeks and the results settle down into their final appearance usually after around a month.
Cost Of Lip Fillers
The cost of lip fillers will be broadly similar across all qualified, experienced practitioners – any fillers that seem far cheaper as these are liable to be low-quality products.
The cost will vary by the nature of treatment and amount of filler – a detailed quote would be provided by Elena at the consultation.
Why Consider Elena Prousskaia?
Elena is a cosmetic surgeon who has 20 years’ experience. She knows Bristol well, early in her career, she was an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.
Since the, she has become widely travelled and established a global reputation. She trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious positions at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ as well as Barcelona, Italy, Tokyo, India and more.
Independent reviews speak of the delight patients have had with Elena’s manner and the end results. Across multiple reviews sites, independent, verified review average the full five stars. Please take the time to read reviews via the links below – testimonials speak of the anti ageing impact of a dermal filler injection and the effectiveness of this non-surgical intervention.
She provides consultations relating to non surgical treatments including lip fillers at her cosmetic clinic in Bristol.
If you would like to arrange a consultation in Bristol, please call us on 0800 8021 886 or use our Contact Form.
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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.
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!