Hooded eyes are a common problem that can be safely and effectively solved with upper eyelid surgery in Bristol. Drooping upper lids make you look tired and dim your sparkle. They can also cause problems if they are low enough to droop over the eyes as they can obscure your vision. Some people find that irritation can develop in the deep fold above the eye.
Ms Prousskaia has worked as a successful cosmetic surgeon for more than twenty years. Clients value her combination of surgical expertise and calm, compassionate approach. She has worked extensively in the NHS as a consultant, and the demand for her services has led her to establish thriving private clinics in the Southwest, London, and the West Midlands. The Bristol Spire Hospital, the largest private hospital in the South West, is home to Elena Prousskaia’s Bristol clinic.
The surgical procedure to remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper eyelids is called blepharoplasty. The drooping appearance of the lid will be rectified, and the eye area will be smoothed and refreshed. Other eye issues, including puffiness under the eye, lowered brow line, and lines around the eye, can be addressed by other procedures at the Elena Prousskaia clinic in Bristol.
The eye area is very sensitive, and there may be some swelling for up to ten days after surgery. This swelling sometimes temporarily causes blurred vision. You can encourage this puffiness to disperse by using ice packs and sleeping in an elevated position to help the fluid to drain away from your face. Reducing the salt in your diet will also discourage fluid retention. It would be best to wear glasses during the first week after surgery rather than contact lenses which may irritate the eye. The procedure should not cause significant pain, but over-the-counter painkillers can be used if required. Elena will give lots of great advice about aftercare at your pre-surgical consultation and will be checking your progress at the Spire Hospital Bristol for up to a year after surgery.
After three months, your eye area will have healed, and you will look wide-eyed and refreshed once more.
Patients at the Elena Prousskaia Bristol Clinic have an initial consultation with their surgeon, which costs between £200 and £250. Upper eyelid surgery typically costs £4620 but may vary according to your issues. This cost includes the hospital fees, the surgeon’s time, the anaesthetic, and all post-operative consultations.
Bristol is a large city on the River Avon in the Southwest of the UK. Bristol has a great maritime history, and there is plenty to see and do in the city. The spectacular Avon Gorge is straddled by the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge and is a must-see for visitors. The Elena Prousskaia Bristol clinic is located in the suburb of Clifton, near the Gorge. It is based in the ultra-modern Spire Hospital Clifton, which is also close to the Downs, a green oasis in the city that is a favourite with walkers and runners.
Spire Bristol Hospital,
Bristol, BS6 6UT
Tel 0117 453 4074
From M5 Junction 17
Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.
From M4 Junction 19
Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.
Bristol Spire Hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.
Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.
Any surgical procedure comes with some risks. Like any operation, blepharoplasty poses a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. Elena will provide you with further information about the risks and provide you with a detailed consent form during your consultations. This will help you to minimise the risks.
Following your initial consultation It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made, we will carefully prepare for your surgery. During this consultation, you will have a fully informed consent form instructing what to do before and after surgery for the best outcome. The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we will make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We will give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.
Most of our blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years old, however ultimately age does not matter. Elena will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. Eyelid surgery is typically for those patients who are seeking to reduce droopy eyelids, or “bags” under the eyes, for a younger, more open-eyed look. However, the surgery has also a functional purpose in that some people’s eyelids are sagging to such a degree that it actually interferes with their vision. In these cases, the procedure can make a huge improvement to their daily life.
In this first week there will be some puffiness or swelling around the eyes. This is completely normal and part of the post op healing process, and should subside within 7-10 days. The incisions around your eyes may be pink and quite visible, and your eyelids may feel numb for several days. Your eyes may also be watery, dry, and sensitive to light. You may also experience some tenderness and bruising around the eyes resulting in a “black eyed” appearance.
Some recommended tips for reducing the swelling around your eyes include:
• Sleep elevated on two pillows.
• Use cold compresses – especially in first few days.
• Avoid wearing contacts for this first week but glasses are okay.
• Drink plenty of water and fluids, but avoid alcohol.
• Eat a light healthy food that is low in salt.
• Rest, rest, and more rest. You may also experience some double vision or blurriness a few days post op. Wear dark sunglasses during this period particularly if you’re going outdoors.
If you wear contact lenses, you will not be able to wear these in the first days after surgery. As glasses make no direct contact with the eyes, they are safe to use. A patient’s focus will be on resting in those early days of recovery, which means avoiding strenuous physical activities as well as activities that may result in eyestrain. However if you go outdoors, be sure to wear sunglasses. This will hide your eyes from view after surgery has been performed and will also protect your eyelids from direct sun exposure.
Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.
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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