Rhinoplasty is available in Bristol with world leading cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia.
The surgery – rhinoplasty or nose reshaping as it is also known – is one of the most popular procedures but it is also one where it is essential to find a surgeon who can produce results that look natural, leaving a nose perfectly proportioned with the rest of the face.
In this page we will talk more about rhinoplasty and also the superb locations where this surgery is available in Bristol, but first a few words on the surgeon Elena Prousskaia.
Choosing a hugely experienced and skilled surgeon is essential – regardless of whether or not you end up choosing Elena, you need someone with a superb CV, proven experience and a patient-first ethos.
Elena has been a cosmetic surgeon for approaching 20 years. She trained for eight year in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and then embarked on Fellowships around the globe at some of the leading centres for plastic and cosmetic surgery – of course with rhinoplasty, one of the most common procedures, chief among her experience.
Elena spent a three year Fellowship at the renowned Guys and St Thomas’ in London and then held Fellowships in Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital in Tokyo, learning the very latest techniques./
But just as important as the Fellowships and awards is the fact that independent reviews for Elena speak of her ability and patient-first focus. Across independent review sites such as Google and Iwantgreatcare she has universal five-star reviews – please take the time to read through some of the impartial reviews.
As Elena says:
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.
Rhinoplasty Bristol – The Process
This approach is seen when a patient is considering rhinoplasty in Bristol.
The process would start with a detailed and lengthy consultation, at which Elena would take the time to discuss the surgery, the potential results and also outline the recovery process.
After this, there would usually be a second consultation at a later date, this allowing the would-be patient to ask any follow-up questions that might have occurred to them, the pause also allowing people to consider whether surgery is truly what they want.
Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure and it is one where Elena’s approach is to make the results natural looking, cosmetic surgery where the end result does not look as if there has been obvious cosmetic surgery. The results should look natural, leaving a nose that is well proportioned and fits with the rest of the face.
Being realistic and open about the procedure is also key. Rhinoplasty is surgery that takes a while to produce the final results – there can be visible swelling for months and it might be up to a year until the final true results have completely set in. It is also a procedure where the healing process means that it is impossible to predict the finished results with complete certainty as the internal scarring can alter the result achieved in surgery.
This means that the skill and experience of the surgeon are crucial, that ability and knowledge to be able to tell with as much confidence as possible how the surgery will ultimately look.
The consultation would also run through the two possible types of surgery – one leaving a small scar at the base of the central partition, the other with all scarring internally. Which is the best approach will vary.
For a more detailed look at the procedures, the anatomy of the nose and the types of results achievable, please have a look at our detailed rhinoplasty brochure.
Rhinoplasty Bristol – Key Information
For anyone who does have rhinoplasty in Bristol, there is a wonderful centre – Bristol Spire – there is further details about this on this site.
With first-class facilities and experienced staff, the centre is suited to producing superb, natural looking results.
On this site, there is a wealth of information, including a guide to prices, details of the recovery time and key questions answered.
Please have a look around but do also get in touch to arrange a consultation with Elena. Call 0800 8021 886or use the Contact Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are You Considering A Tuberous Breast Correction?
Many of Elena’s tuberous breast patients have felt self-conscious about the issue since puberty, which is when this issue manifests. If you are concerned that your breasts are either not developing normally, or have never reached their shape, we suggest you book a confidential discussion with Elena to discuss whether this surgery might be appropriate for you.
Is Tuberous Breast Surgery Right For You?
If any of the following characteristics feel true, then it is likely this is the correct surgical procedure. Of course, this can be confirmed following a detailed discussion with Elena:
• Elongated or coned Breasts
• Narrower breast base
• The fold beneath your breast (inframammary crease) is high
• Prominent enlarged areola.
What Are The Risks Of Tuberous Breast Surgery?
While complications with surgery are infrequent, no surgical procedure is without risks. Among the possible complications are scars, infection, haematoma, implant displacement, breast asymmetry, implant rupture and capsular contracture. 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.
What Is The After Care For Tuberous Breast Surgery?
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. Elena will also advise you on a specialised garment bra which will also help with your recovery.
Will I Be Able To Wear A Normal Bra?
Tuberous breast correction ensures that patient gains missing volume especially in the lower pole of the breasts, which tend to be short of skin and breast tissue. Once the lower pole of the breast becomes rounder and fuller a bra would normally fit well.
How Do You Fix Tuberous Breast?
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. The length of surgery is between 2-3 hours however this is dependent on the complexity of surgery. The placement of scars will depend on your preference and the recommendation. The missing volume is restored with implants after breast remodelling is completed, normally as part of the same procedure. Areola reduction can be performed through periareolar approach, with a scar around the nipple areola complex. The Implant often can be introduced through the scar using a Keller funnel resulting in minimal scaring. Very rarely in severe grade of tuberosity a two stage surgery may be needed. In these rare cases, tissue expanders would be placed first to stretch the tissue and at the second stage it would be replaced with implants.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
What Is The Recovery Time For Tuberous Breast Surgery?
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 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.
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!