With a superbly equipped base in Bristol’s Spire private hospital, world renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia is the go-to choice for anyone requiring tuberous breast treatment.
The treatment for tuberous breast can be life-enhancing, life changing even, potentially correcting balance, the breast aesthetics and symmetry and also boosting confidence, self-esteem and other lingering problems that can be related to negative self-image.
For many, tuberous breast is a congenital condition they have lived with since puberty, Elena is correcting the problem for many in Bristol and beyond.
We will talk a little more about tuberous breast lower down this page, but you might have a more immediate question – why consider Elena as the surgeon to chose, how does she stand out against other surgeons in Bristol and beyond.
To answer that, it is necessary only to look at her experience, ethos qualifications and awards and to look at where she has worked.
Elena stands out in the following ways:
Her level of qualifications and experience are exceptional
Her ethos and her manner with patients, after all technical skill is only half the job, it is also essential to empathise with would-be patients, taking the time to discover what they are hoping to achieve and to talk through their concerns
Her reviews and reputation – it is easy to say someone has a great ethos, what do actual patients say?
As with all renowned cosmetic surgeons, Elena has extensive experience, she completed eight years training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and then undertook a three-year Fellowship in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction and Breast Oncoplastic Surgery at leading institutions including Guys and St Thomas’s in London.
Other Fellowships have included working in Tokyo, seeing the latest developments in treatments, including for conditions such as tuberous breast, bringing this knowledge back to the UK, including her Bristol practice.
Tuberous Breast – A Leading Surgeon
Elena has also won numerous awards and is a Board Certified UK Consultant Plastic Surgeon – among many other qualifications.
You can read much more about Elena’s experience, qualifications and awards on this site and it should be pointed out that this is not to boast. Choosing to undergo medical treatment is never done lightly, it is important to fully check out the credentials of anyone you deem might be suitable to perform the procedure.
The experience and ability are essential of course, but the ethos of the surgeon and their manner with patients are also crucial.
Elena puts potential patients at ease, using lengthy consultations to really get to know them, understand their motivations, hopes and concerns for any treatment.
As 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.”
The fact this ethos is reality is shown in the reviews. On the iwantgreatcare.org site, she has 100% five star reviews and glowing testimonials, similarly the reviews of her work in Bristol, including for tuberous breast, are all five stars on Google.
Tuberous Breast Bristol – Correcting These Issues
At a consultation in Bristol, it would become apparent whether tuberous breast treatment was the right option for you, in general it is a procedure to consider when any of the following are issues:
Wider Areola – Herniation
Narrower breast base
The fold beneath Your breast (inframammary crease) is high Breast Asymmetry
In more general terms, if you are concerned that your breasts are not developing correctly or have never reached their optimum size or shape them a consultation would be well-advised.
If treatment is to be undertaken, Elena would have a range of options, which of course would be decided upon in discussion with the patient. Again, this is something to be talked through in consultation.
If you want further information on tuberous breast treatment, we have a dedicated page, this includes a before and after gallery, a guide to prices and information on how long the surgery takes and the recovery time.
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!