An Otoplasty is available in Bath with Elena Prousskaia, a renowned cosmetic surgeon who has held leading Fellowships around the world.
While otoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure, it can have a profound impact on someone’s s life.
The more technical term for ear pinning, otoplasty – or pinnaplasty – is a procedure that alters the size and or shape of the ears, making them less prominent and more in keeping with the rest of the face.
Who Opts for Otoplasty?
The ears are a hugely prominent part of the face, we cannot help but notice someone’s ears as we talk to them and so any issues, any sense that they are out of proportion or stick out can impact self-esteem and confidence.
Otoplasty is therefore a potential treatment for anyone in Bath who has concerns relating to the appearance of the ears.
It is a procedure that alters aesthetic appearance, but the actual benefits go well beyond this.
Much depends on the individual. If someone had large ears, or ears that stick out and this does not concern them in the slightest, there would be little point considering surgery.
However, others will find that this an issue, as can be the case with so many aspects of our appearance. It can impact on many areas of life – potentially, friendships, relationships and work too.
It is hard to feel at our best, or portray confidence if we have nagging issues.
The ears can be a particularly sensitive area, many come to see Ms Prousskaia still carrying the scars of bullying and teasing as a child. Potentially many years later, and finally in a position where they can consider surgery, their relief is huge on finally getting a source of concern remedied.
Suitability for Ear Pinning in Bath
A detailed consultation is always required, this being an opportunity for the prospective patient to talk through their hopes and concerns and for the surgeon to suggest a best course of action and the results achievable.
A second consultation is then usual, this allowing time in between for the person considering surgery to weigh up whether it is truly for them and also for any follow-up questions to filter through their subconscious.
An experienced surgeon will never push someone into a procedure, instead, the aim is to do what is best for that person – this stemming from the medical background and oaths taken by every registered medical professional.
Otoplasty is a surgery that can be suitable for patients of any age, except very young children for whom the ear has yet to fully develop. Elena has treated patients of a wide range of ages across Bath.
The Ear Pinning Procedure
Elena Prousskaia as an experienced surgeon has several techniques at her disposal and would use the one most suited to each specific case.
Much will depend on whether the surgery is to re-size the ear, pin back or if a combination is required.
However, the patient does not need to be an expert on the procedures – you may be relieved to note! Instead, it is the job of the surgeon to assess the best option – or indeed if surgery is not suitable.
Again, this highlights both the importance of consultation and also finding a surgeon you feel comfortable with. The best way to do this is to speak to a surgeon and book a consultation with someone who instils confidence.
To give some detail of the surgery, typically a cut will be made to the back of the ear and some skin peeled from the cartilage, the shape of the cartilage is then altered to bring the ear closer to the head.
Stitches and dressing are applied to the wound.
The procedure will usually take around 90 minutes and can be performed under general or local anaesthetic.
Otoplasty is considered a safe surgery but there are of course risks with any surgery, including a risk of infection.
Ms Prousskaia would detail the precise nature of the surgery as well as the recovery process and nature of any risks.
Post-surgery, strenuous activity should be avoided for a number of weeks and the full benefits of the surgery will be visible after around six weeks.
For most patients, the recovery will be straightforward and, some mild pain and swelling aside, not uncomfortable.
The Cost of Otoplasty
The main costs related to ear pinning surgery in Bath are the facilities – the use of a private hospital – and also the surgeon and anaesthetist fees.
In Bath, this would be at the wonderful Bath BMI Hospital, a modern hospital with world-class facilities.
At the time of writing, surgery costs with Elena Prousskaia are from £4,800. A full, detailed quote would be provided at the detailed consultation – the patient then allowed to consider this at home at their leisure.
About Elena Prousskaia
You may be certain that otoplasty is a treatment that would be beneficial and so be looking for a leading surgeon in Bristol. Why consider Elena Prousskaia?
Elena is cosmetic surgeon with approaching 20 years’ experience, she is known as one of the leading surgeons operating in the UK.
Starting her career at the North Bristol trust she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction as well as general plastic surgery.
Elena has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious posts with Guys and St Thomas in London and Fellowships in Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital of Tokyo.
As befitting a leading surgeon she has won awards and written for numerous leading medical journals.
Credentials are of course important, but so too the ethos of the cosmetic surgeon and their ability to truly listen to anyone considering surgery.
Of her ethos, Elena says.
“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. I consider myself very lucky to be able to share my passion for what I do and hopefully bring a bit more happiness into my patients’ lives.”
The independent reviews back up Elena’s skill as a surgeon and ethos – universally five-star reviews across multiple independent sites.
The largest city in Somerset, Bath has a population of 88,859 as of the 2011 census.
A world heritage site since 1987, Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Bristol.
The city is now a popular tourist destination, with close to four million day visits every year and one million who stay overnight, the city’s Roman remains, including the Baths, being a key factor in this tourist appeal.
Education and health and tourism and leisure are key employees in the City, these accounting for close to 50,000 jobs in Bath and surrounding area.
Famous residents and those born in Bath include comedians Bill Bailey and Russell Howard, filmmaker Ken Loach and everyone’s favourite baker, Mary Berry.
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!