Rhinoplasty is available in Bristol at two centres 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 are two wonderful centres – Bristol Spire and Bristol Nuffield – there are further details about both on this site.
With first-class facilities and experienced staff, both Bristol centres are equally suited to producing superb, natural looking results.
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!