Male Breast Reduction Surgery Bristol

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

Having held  the prestigious Fellowship in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at Guys and St Thomas’, Elena Prousskaia is uniquely qualified to provide male breast reduction surgery in Bristol.

This form of surgery, known as gynaecomastia, is becoming increasingly poplar, helping men regain self confidence which might have been lost in part through the growth of their breasts.

Men may not discuss body matters as openly as women do and certainly male cosmetic surgery procedures are less common that those performed on females, however the benefits just as profound.

Up to 60% of men experience breast tissue enlargement as they age, this leading to visible growth of their breasts. 

What to Expect

The process of considering breast reduction surgery begins with a thorough consultation. 

Elena prides herself in ensuring that any such consultation is incredibly detailed and gives the prospective patient a real opportunity to discuss their hopes for the surgery.

She will discuss potential treatment options and any decision will be arrived at together – this might be to proceed with surgery, equally it might be agreed that surgery actually is not the best option.

It is easy to talk of this level of patient care, but Elena’s is backed up by independent, verified reviews. Please do take the time to read some of the reviews via the links below.

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Her ethos is summed up in this quote:

“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 patients 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.”


Male Breast Reduction Surgery Bristol – Consultations

With male breast reduction this will perhaps be especially important, it might not be an easy step for a man to book in for a consultation, everything about the experience with Elena will help put the patient at ease.

The procedure itself can be achieved through a variety of different techniques and Elena’s skill and experience will ensure the best possible outcome. A cosmetic surgeon for approaching 20 years, she specialises in breast surgery and reconstruction and has held Fellowship in Tokyo, Italy, Spain, Belgium, India and more.

As you can see from the About Her page, she has also won numerous awards and been published in world-leading journals; in short her credentials as a surgeon in this field are unmatched in Bristol and beyond.

Post surgery, there is typically an overnight stay in hospital and then a requirement for a few days off work to rest. Strenuous activity, including lifting should be avoided for up to six weeks. After care is also assured through scheduled follow-up appointments with Elena.

After care, though, is for the future. The first step if you are considering breast reduction surgery is to book a consultation, this the opportunity to discuss your hopes for surgery and find out if it truly is right for you.

Elena is available for consultations in Bristol – please get in touch by calling 0800 8021 886 or  book a consultation online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Entail?

There are a variety of different techniques for the correction of gynaecomastia, including liposuction, excision of the skin and breast tissue, In most of cases combination of excision and liposuction will been performed. The scars will be placed in area of nipple-areola complex. The placement of scars will depend on your preference and the recommendation of your surgeon, Miss Prousskaia. Choosing the right technique is very important and it is a decision which Elena will make with you following a detailed conversation and examination. The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and will take around 1,5-2 hours. The procedure requires a stay in hospital overnight and sometimes drains are inserted to drain excess blood. You will wake up in a supportive garment.

Am I A Candidate For Male breast Reduction?

The possible reasons for you to seek surgery are: • To improve the shape of the breast.
• To correct the excess of volume and skin.
• To correct difference in shape or volume between the two breasts where there is asymmetry.
• As a reconstructive technique in certain situations.

What Is The Recovery Period for Gynaecomastia?

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 3 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 Elena will talk you through all the intricacies of the surgery, offering advice on how best to prepare and how to look after yourself during the recovery period. During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage style support garment will be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery. You will also be given specific medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection.

What Is The Cost For This Procedure?

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Can I Return To The Gym And Sports Following?

After you have seen Ms Prousskaia for your four weeks follow up you can discuss beginning a gym routine focused on lower body strength. You should avoid all very intense sporting activities for at least 3 months.

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.

Initial Consultation...

£200 - £250 location dependent

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 2 - 3.5 hours
Hospital Stay 1 day
Initial Recovery Time 4 - 8 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 3 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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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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