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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Elena Prousskaia Clinic
The London Welbeck Hospital
27 Welbeck Street
London W1G 8EN
Tel 0800 8021 886
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.
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)
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.
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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