Tummy Tuck Surgery in Gloucester

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

tummy tuck procedure – available in Gloucester through renowned cosmetic surgeon Elena Prousskaia – is a relatively straightforward cosmetic procedure that can have a profound impact.

Whether it is through ageing, genetics, pregnancy or any other reason, it is common to have some excess fat in the tummy region – this fat can also be the hardest to shift and incredibly resistant to exercise.

The impact, as well as visible, can also affect mental health and self confidence. Any drop in self esteem can make a person feel less attractive, less confident and, subsequently, less happy.

While the excess tummy fat might not be a major health concern of itself, removing it can have huge benefits. In these circumstances, a tummy tuck – or abdominoplasty – can be a superb option.

The result of a tummy tuck carried out by a highly skilled and experienced surgeon such as Elena is to reshape the abdomen and stomach to create a flatter, smoother and more youthful profile but one that remains natural looking.

As mentioned, the procedure itself is straightforward. At the superb Winfield Hospital in Gloucester, Elena would remove excess skin and fat and then tighten the deep tissue and fascia over the muscle. 

Tummy Tuck Results Available in Gloucester

Up to 50% of the abdominal skin can be removed making those unwanted bulges, as well as any stretch marks, a thing of the past. As part of the surgery, the belly button can also be reshaped and any scars will be hidden subtly below the underwear line.

To perform the surgery, a number of techniques are possible, Elena deciding upon the best course of action only after a detailed consultation with the patient, conversation with them and medical examination.

Elena prides herself on always holding detailed, thorough consultations, these then followed up by a second consultation. 

Nobody undertakes cosmetic surgery lightly and it should only be proceeded with if the prospective patient is fully informed, all details have been discussed and there is agreement between surgeon and patient that surgery is a good course of action.

If surgery is undertaken, results are then seen quickly. The surgery itself typically takes two to three hours, after which a night or two spent in hospital is usual – this no hardship at the Winfield. 

Full recovery is usually within two to three months.

Why Consider Elena Prousskaia for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

In Gloucester and surrounding areas, a number of skilled cosmetic surgeons are able to perform the tummy tuck procedure, so why consider Elena?

Elena has a CV that stands apart. She has close to 20 years’ experience and during this time has held Fellowships around the world, these including India, Italy, Belgium, the University Hospital in Tokyo and London’s prestigious Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.

She has won awards and accolades and been published in leading medical journals. You can read more about her career to date on this site.

She also has a proven record of offering superb patient support – this highlighted in independent, verified reviews. Please take the time to read reviews via the links below.

Elena would welcome the opportunity to discuss how a tummy tuck procedure could be of benefit – please contact her team on 800 8021 886 or  book a consultation online.

Further links relating to the tummy tuck procedure are included below for your convenience.

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Details of Gloucester’s Winfield Hospital 

About Gloucester:

Gloucester is a cathedral city with a population close to 150,000 as of the 2011 census.

The city’s economy is dominated by the service industries, with finance, R&D and light industry all key. There are also historic associations with the aerospace industry and a sculpture in the city celebrates Gloucester’s aviation history and its involvement in the jet engine.

Gloucester is famed for its cathedral, a building that has also appeared in the film versions of the Harry Potter films. The museum and school of art and science are other notable buildings.

Among those to have been born or lived in Gloucester are the former England cricketer and captain Alastair Cook, the comedian and writer Simon Pegg and John Stafford Smith, the composer of the American National Anthem.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Abdominoplasty Surgery Entail?

Elena will restore the shape of your tummy by removing the excess skin and fat, then tightening the deep tissue or fascia overlying the muscles. For most patients, between 30-50% of the abdominal skin can be removed, eradicating any stretch marks that had been present on that skin. She will also reshape your belly button. Your scar will be well hidden by your underwear. There are several cosmetic surgery techniques she can offer and making the correct choice for you is very important. It is a decision which you will make together after a long conversation and examination in the clinic.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Typically, abdominoplasty patients are able to stop medication in about a week, stand straight in 2-4 weeks, begin driving in 4-6 weeks, begin exercises in 8-12 weeks, be back to most all activities 2 months. Elena will talk you through all the intricacies of the surgery, offering advice on how best to prepare and how to look after yourself during the recovery period.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-six weeks off work, and after you have seen Ms Prousskaia for your four weeks follow up you can discuss beginning other activities.

Will Abdominoplasty Be A Good Weight Loss Procedure For Me?

Abdominoplasty procedure helps to remove skin and fat excess from abdominal areas and does help to reduce certain excess of skin & weight. However if you are in a process of losing weight it is highly recommendable to lose all the weight you are planning to loose in order to achieve best possible result with your tummy tuck. In patients with high body mass index tummy tuck may not provide desired result and complications rate is higher. Therefore Ms Prousskaia would normally recommend to the patient to complete weight loose journey prior to surgery and to be in a stable weight for at least 6-12 months prior to tummy tuck surgery.

How Long Can I Have An Abdominoplasty After Pregnancy?

It is recommendable to fully recover after pregnancy prior to having abdominoplasty at least a year post pregnancy. Also its important to consider that you may not be able to lift heavy weight including baby up to 9 months after abdominoplasty surgery.

Can I Have Surgery with A Smaller Scar, such as A “Mini” Tummy Tuck Or Just Liposuction?

That is something that your surgeon will advise you after examination as it depends on several factors, including amount of tissue that needs removal and if muscle repair is required.

Will The Results Last?

Tightening of the Fascia is done with permanent sutures. The removed skin and fat excess will not come back unless you gain significant amount of weight.

What Does This Procedure Cost?

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Treatment Cost

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.

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£200 - £250 location dependent

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£9350+

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 4 - 5 hours
Hospital Stay 2 nights
Initial Recovery Time 2 - 6 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 6 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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WHAT DO ELENA'S PATIENTS SAY...

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!

SM – Abdominoplasty & Arm Lift

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