With a base in the McIndoe Centre, renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia is available for tummy tuck consultations and procedures in East Grinstead.
In this page we will talk further about tummy tucks (abdominoplasty to give the procedure its proper name), what they are, who is suitable and further details.
However, we will start with a look at Elena, explaining why she is the go-to choice for so many seeking cosmetic surgery including tummy tucks and what makes her stand out among cosmetic surgeons, in the UK not just in East Grinstead.
Elena is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon of huge experience and repute. She has been carrying out procedures for approaching 20 years and as an NHS consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital dedicated several years to undertaking complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery.
Now running her own private clinic, Elena undertook eight years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and then held one of the most prestigious fellowships, three years spent at leading institutions, including Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals.
Further Fellowships around the globe followed, including Spain, Italy and India and also at University Hospital in Tokyo, learning about the latest advances in plastic surgery.
Elena also holds many international awards and certificates and has been published in leading medical journals.
Her status and qualifications are not listed to boast instead to show that she is a cosmetic surgeon you can put your faith in – if you are looking for a tummy tuck in East Grinstead you could not be in better hands.
This level of care begins with her ethos, putting prospective patients at ease, listening to them, talking through their hopes for surgery and also any concerns.
Or, 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.”
You can read more about Elena on this site.
What, though, of tummy tuck procedures – are they the right course of action?
The abdominoplasty reshapes the stomach and abdomen to give a flatter, smoother profile and also helps remove any lumps that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It is often used to correct changes caused over the passage of time or through childbirth.
The procedure is a straightforward process yet the effects are truly life enhancing, including having the potential to greatly increase self esteem, removing negative self-image issues.
Elena would restore the shape of the tummy by removing excess skin and fat and then tightening the deep tissue or fascia over the muscles.
Most patients can have between 30 to 50% of the abdominal skin removed, eradicating any stretch marks that might have been present. The tummy button would also be reshaped and the scar well hidden below the underwear line.
There are a few techniques open to Elena and these would, of course, be discussed in your thorough, lengthy consultation.
Timescale wise, post tummy tuck procedure, patients would typically be able to stand straight inside a week and within two to three months would be back to exercise and most other activities.
On this site, there is much more information relating to tummy tucks in East Grinstead, this includes a guide to prices, further information on length of surgery and post operative timescales and even a full brochure you can download.
You can also see a gallery of before and post surgery images to see how this procedure has benefited many others.
Please have a look around this site and get in touch with any queries or to book a consultation.
Call on 0800 8021 886, you can also book a consultation online.