If you have excess loose skin and stubborn fat around your middle and lower abdomen, contact the Elena Prousskaia clinic about a tummy tuck in London.
Whether caused by age, extreme weight loss or pregnancy an undefined abdominal area with slack abdominal muscles can be distressing. It can be difficult to fit into clothes and can affect your attitude to exercise and intimate relationships.
Elena Prousskaia is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons and she can restore your flat, smooth body profile with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure.
CONTACT THE ELENA PROUSSKAIA CLINIC TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A TUMMY TUCK
Elena Prousskaia is one of a small number of female consultant plastic surgeons.
She has been transforming lives with her excellent surgical results for over twenty years.
After a successful career in the NHS as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in microsurgery and breast surgery, Elena now offers cosmetic surgery to patients in several UK clinics.
Her London clinic is based in the private London Welbeck Hospital near Harley Street.
In the hands of a surgeon as skilled as Elena, a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat is a straightforward procedure and her results are stunning.
In addition to her surgical skills, Elena’s empathy and compassionate manner make her very popular with patients.
You can some testimonials from delighted patients here.
Elena is renowned for the artistry she employs during her surgical procedures and during your tummy tuck she will create a flatter, firmer, more defined body shape for you.
You will be able to wear the clothes that you want to wear and feel comfortable and confident in them.
Patients report higher levels of self-esteem and a new zest for life after a tummy tuck procedure.
Elena will make an incision and will remove excess skin and fat.
She will smooth out any bumps from your middle and lower torso and pubic area by tightening the underlying muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall.
It may be necessary to move your belly button to a different position during the tummy tuck procedure.
For many patients, it is possible to remove up to 50% of the excess skin so you will lose most of the unsightly stretch marks that develop with weight gain and loss.
Every patient is different and Elena has a few cosmetic surgery techniques at her disposal to produce the best results for you from your tummy tuck.
After Elena has assessed you and listened to your hopes and expectations at your initial consultation, she will be able to suggest which approach will suit you best.
Your tummy tuck surgery will take place under general anaesthetic.
A tummy tuck involves major surgery and you will need to be patient during the recovery and healing process.
Elena advises all patients to book between four and six weeks off work.
You will need to wear a supportive garment after surgery.
One week after your tummy tuck you should be medication free, able to stand upright in two to four weeks, be ready to resume driving in four to six weeks, start exercising again after eight to twelve weeks, and then return to normal activities after two months.
All this will depend on your body’s healing process and Elena will advise you on when you are ready to take up different levels of activity. You will need her advice before returning to strenuous exercise.
The amount of post-operative scarring after a tummy tuck will depend on the techniques used but your abdominoplasty scar should have faded considerably after a year.
A tummy tuck should not be principally regarded as weight loss surgery.
You will be lighter after your tummy tuck as so much excess skin and fat tissue will have been removed from your body.
However, it is best to consider tummy tuck surgery as a post-weight loss procedure.
The patients who see the best results are those who have worked hard to achieve a significant weight loss and are left with the stretched excess skin that developed when they were at a larger size.
Women who have excess loose skin after pregnancy are also ideal candidates.
Patients with a high BMI may be disappointed with the results of surgery.
Losing weight is always a good idea and Elena suggests that patients should have maintained a stable ideal body weight for at least six months before booking a tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty is a less invasive procedure that is suitable for people with less excess skin than those who require the full tummy tuck described above.
Liposuction is a method of removing fat tissue without removing loose abdominal skin. Elena also offers this procedure.
If Elena is to perform cosmetic surgery on you then she needs to be sure that you understand the surgical procedure and that you have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with abdominoplasty surgery.
Elena will discuss all the different surgical options with you at your tummy tuck consultation if she thinks that they are appropriate for you.
The excess skin that is removed cannot grow back and the sutures used to tighten the underlying tissues and sutures are permanent.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not gain weight after your tummy tuck you should retain your new shape.
The initial consultation with Elena about your tummy tuck surgery is an essential part of your journey.
The pre-operative consultation costs between £200 and £250 depending on your location and will be invoiced separately to your surgery.
The cost of a tummy tuck starts at £9 350 but will vary according to the surgical techniques used.
The London clinic is located in the centre of the capital’s medical area just a short distance from Harley Street which has been an international centre for medical excellence since the nineteenth century
Elena’s practice is based in the prestigious London Welbeck Hospital.
The London Welbeck Hospital
27 Welbeck St,
London W1G 8EN
Email [email protected]
The clinic is in the borough of Westminster and is easily accessed by train, tube or car.
The nearest mainline stations are Marylebone, Charing Cross, and Euston.
The closest tube stations are Bond Street (0.4km) Oxford Circus (0,6km) Regents Park (0.8km).
The hospital has on-site parking which should be reserved in advance and metered parking is available on the roads around the hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.VIEW ALL PRICES
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