Upper Eyelid Surgery in London

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

The Elena Prousskaia Clinic is the first choice for upper eyelid surgery in London.

Drooping upper lids can contribute to an aged appearance, making the eye area look hooded and tired. In extreme cases, the overhanging lid can obscure the vision. Help is at hand with a safe and effective surgical procedure to restore your youthful wide-eyed appearance.

Elena Prousskaia is one of the UK’s most highly regarded aesthetic surgeons. She has several thriving clinics across the UK, and she is a leading provider of cosmetic surgery in London.

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Why choose Elena Prousskaia for your cosmetic lid surgery in London?

You could not be in safer hands for any cosmetic surgery than those of Elena Prousskaia. Elena has been transforming faces, bodies, and lives as a cosmetic surgeon for over twenty years. She has had stellar careers as both an award-winning NHS Consultant and a private practitioner with clinics throughout the UK. Elena is the ultimate professional with a reputation for surgical expertise and a friendly and compassionate manner with her patients. Her London clinic can be found in the prestigious Welbeck Hospital in Marylebone.

What is the treatment for sagging eyelids?

The surgical remedy for sagging upper eyelids is a small operation called a blepharoplasty. During this procedure, loose skin and muscle are removed from the upper eyelid through a small incision. Blepharoplasty is quick and effective while making a significant improvement to your appearance. You can see some before and after pictures here.

How long is the downtime after a blepharoplasty?

All surgical interventions are likely to cause some swelling, and as the eye area is particularly susceptible, there may be some puffiness for up to ten days. You can take steps to encourage the swelling to reduce as quickly as possible. These include using ice packs, sleeping in an elevated position to take advantage of gravity, and reducing the salt in your diet as it can cause water retention. Patients at the clinic do not report significant pain after the procedure, but over-the-counter pain killers can be used if necessary. Contact lenses could irritate the eyes while they are extra sensitive, so glasses should be worn for the first week post-surgery.

Ms Prousskaia monitors the progress of her blepharoplasty patients with a check-up a week after surgery and as many as are required until healing is complete.

How soon will I see the benefits of surgery to my upper eyelids?

After three months, any residual bruising or swelling will have cleared, and your hooded eyes will be a thing of the past, giving you a more youthful appearance again.

The cost of upper eyelid surgery in London

The cost of blepharoplasty, including the hospital fees, surgery, anaesthetic, and all follow-up appointments, is £4620. A further cost of between £200 and £250 is charged for an initial consultation to discuss the surgery before committing to surgery.

How to find Elena Prousskaia’s London clinic

The clinic is in Marylebone in the City of Westminster and is based in the London Welbeck Hospital, renowned for the high quality of its service. The hospital was established 90 years ago and is close to Harley Street, the world-famous hub of medical excellence. The clinic is in one of the most beautiful parts of West London, with Mayfair to the North and Regent’s Park to the South. Marylebone offers exciting shopping opportunities and a wide choice of hotels and other accommodation for clients who travel to attend Ms Prousskaia’s clinic.

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Address

Elena Prousskaia Clinic

The London Welbeck Hospital

27 Welbeck Street

London W1G 8EN

Tel 0800 8021 886

 

Directions

From Bond Street, cross Oxford Street and head down James Street until you reach Wigmore Street. Turn left and take the third street on the left into Welbeck Street.

 

Train stations

The nearest mainline stations are Marylebone, Charing Cross and Euston.

Closest tube stations are

Bond Street (0.4km)

Oxford Circus (0,6km)

Regents Park (0.8km)

 

Parking Facilities

There are a variety of parking options available at the hospital outlined below. Please be advised to check availability in advance before visiting.

Cavendish Square Car: Address: 25 Holles St, Marylebone, London W1G 0DB

Q Park Harley Street: Address: Queen Anne Mews, Marylebone, London W1G 9HF

Q Park Oxford Street: Address: Cavendish, Marylebone, London W1G 0PG

Just park: Must be booked in advance through the website: JustPark

Parking meters: There are also a limited number of parking meters available along Welbeck Street and the surrounding area. Meters are paid for hourly and maximum parking is either 2 or 4hrs. This is from 08.30 to 18.30.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Risks Of Eyelid Surgery?

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.

What Care Is Taken Before And After Eyelid Surgery?

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.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

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.

What Is The Recovery From Blepharoplasty Surgery?

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.

Can I have surgery if I wear Glasses?

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.

How Long Does Surgery Take?

Generally speaking this surgery takes around 2.5 hours, although this varies depending on the nature of the procedure.

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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Initial Consultation...

£200 - £250 location dependent

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£4620+

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 1 - 2 hours
Hospital Stay 0 - 1 days
Initial Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Anaesthetic Local or general anaesthetic
Final Result 1 - 3 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks, 6, 12 months

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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!

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