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.
Tummy Tuck East Grinstead – The Right Surgeon
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.”
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.
Tummy Tuck – A Simple Process
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.
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!