Some areas of stubborn fat resist both diet and exercise, but liposuction in London could offer a solution. Highly acclaimed plastic surgeon Elena Prousskaia offers liposuction as one of the treatments at her cosmetic surgery clinic in the prestigious London Welbeck Hospital.
Elena brings a feminine perspective to her work and understands how women feel about their bodies. She is the ideal surgeon for all your aesthetic surgery needs.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat cells. This procedure is very effective for removing fat from the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, hips, knee, and the area beneath the chin. The surgeon will remove the fat using fine cannulas inserted through 5mm incisions in the skin of the problem area.
A skilled surgeon like Elena can make significant improvements to the shape of your body with liposuction. Clients who have had their hip and thigh areas treated can enjoy wearing tight jeans and other figure-hugging clothes that they would previously avoid.
Why choose Elena Prousskaia for Liposuction in London?
Elena Prousskaia has worked as a plastic surgeon for more than two decades. She had a successful career as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the NHS for many years. Elena is well-known for prioritising the safety and happiness of her patients and her surgical expertise. The demand for her services has led her to establish several private clinics across the UK, including her London clinic.
Elena does not perform large volume fat removal during liposuction procedures as this can be bad for the patients’ health. She takes a more creative approach: using liposuction sparingly to recontour specific areas where stubborn fat cannot be removed by healthy lifestyle choices. For example, Elena uses liposuction to make a dramatic difference to the hip and thigh area in women who have an inherited predisposition to store excess fat in these areas.
Liposuction is a significant surgical intervention, and you will need to rest afterwards so that your body can recover. While small areas can be treated under local anaesthetic, a general anaesthetic is often used, which means you may need to stay in hospital overnight.
You will have recovered from surgery after between two and six weeks, and the final result of your liposuction will be apparent after six months. Aftercare is essential for the best results, and Elena will talk through all the precautions and care you need to take post-surgery with you. The clinic will closely monitor your progress during follow-up consultations during the first year after surgery.
Liposuction carries the same risks as all surgical procedures, such as bleeding, infection, and a bad reaction to anaesthesia. Of course, the risk of these problems is minimised by choosing an excellent surgeon, but Elena will discuss all the potential issues before you decide to go ahead.
What is the cost of fat removal surgery in London?
Initial consultations cost between £200 and £250 and are an essential part of the process, allowing you and your surgeon to decide how you can benefit from liposuction. The surgery itself and the post-operative follow-up will cost from £4950.
The clinic is based in the central London district of Marylebone. This stylish area is close to prestigious Mayfair and near Regent’s Park. It is not far from the world-famous hub of medical excellence, Harley Street. The area is well served by hotels of different sizes for patients who need to travel to visit Miss Prousskaia.
Elena Prousskaia Clinic
The London Welbeck Hospital
27 Welbeck Street
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.
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)
There are various parking options available at the hospital, as outlined below. Please check availability before visiting.
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 is also a limited number of parking meters available along Welbeck Street and the surrounding area. Meters are paid for hourly and maximum parking is either two or four hours between 08.30 AM and 6.30 PM.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Elena's Approach To Liposuction?
It’s important to point out that liposuction is not an alternative to losing weight because only a limited amount of fat can be removed in one operation. Elena’s policy is not to perform massive volume liposuction, as it can be dangerous to your health. Used sparingly and sensitively, however, it can have great results on certain areas, such as the outer thighs where some women have a genetic predisposition to gaining fat.
What Liposuction Surgery Aftercare Is Offered?
Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice we have made together. The good news is that the scars after liposuction are usually almost invisible and your clothes will fit better. Following your treatment, however, you will be a bit sore for a few weeks and will require an elasticated support garment during this period. Before you leave the Clinic, our team will make sure you’re completely informed about how best to care for yourself during the recovery period. Aftercare is a huge priority for us and we’re always available for any questions during the weeks and months after your procedure.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
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Can I Have More Than One Session Of Liposuction If Needed?
Elena will discuss your desired outcome and the specific treatment in detail during your initial consultation. If necessary, It is possible to have more than one session. Normally these will be at least 6 months apart.
Is Liposuction Safe?
As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anaesthesia. Your decision to have this operation should be based on your careful evaluation of all the possible risks and the potential benefits. Most patients undergoing this surgery do not experience complications. However, you should discuss all possible risks and your tolerance of complications with your consultant plastic surgeon, Miss Prousskaia, in order to make sure that you fully understand the implications and consequences of having fat transfer. Possible complications specific to liposuction include: Contour irregularities, your skin may appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing. 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.
Will Skin Irregularities Disappear?
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 individual characteristics. In patients with skin irregularities and loose skin, skin excess may not adapt by itself after liposuction and may require additional skin tightening techniques. Skin irregularities may not always improve with liposuction.
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!