Why choose Elena Prousskaia for your tummy tuck surgery in London?
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.
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What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
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.
What happens during a tummy tuck?
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.
Your recovery from tummy tuck surgery
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.
Will I lose weight after my excess skin and fat are removed?
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.
Which patients benefit most from a tummy tuck?
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.
Do I need to lose weight before tummy tuck surgery?
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.
Is a ‘mini’ tummy tuck an alternative to abdominoplasty?
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.
Are there any other ways to lose excess fat?
Liposuction is a method of removing fat tissue without removing loose abdominal skin. Elena also offers this procedure.
Why is the initial consultation so important?
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.
Is a tummy tuck permanent?
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.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
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.
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About Elena Prousskaia ‘s London Clinic
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.
How to find us
The London Welbeck Hospital
27 Welbeck St,
London W1G 8EN
Email [email protected]
Travelling to the clinic
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.