This is a testimonial from a client of Aria Medical Group who chose to combine cosmetic surgery procedures, performed at the same time – a Mini ‘Tummy Tuck’ (known as an abdominoplasty) with Liposuction together with Breast Augmentation and Uplift.
Some readers may also be considering combining procedures to minimise time away from family or work, or to reduce recovery time, so this testimonial will be of particular interest to you.
This is Laura’s story (her name has been changed to protect her privacy).
Why did you choose cosmetic surgery?
‘I’m a mother of two young children. Both pregnancies had a real impact on my body and I just wanted to get my figure back. I’m 29 years old, yet my tummy had saggy skin and my breasts had lost their shape and were too big and hanging down.
There has been a large gap between my children, so I knew that although I had left time for my body to recovery naturally after my first child, it never ‘bounced-back’ after the second. Since we had no plans for more children, I was ready to have cosmetic surgery – I felt like I wanted to reclaim my figure.
I had scar tissue on my stomach from my two caesarean births and also from an operation I had when I was young, so I was really hoping that the mini tummy tuck could improve these.
Were you concerned about surgery?
Having had ops before, and t two caesarean births, I wasn’t particular concerned about having a cosmetic procedure. I was more concerned about the time away from being an active mother. As a young mother I knew that it would be difficult to make all the arrangements for my family if I was to have the procedures apart, so I opted to have them together which I was told is common. Apparently, breast surgery with abdominal surgery at the same time is the most popular ‘multiple’ procedure.
I was a little concerned about pain though, as I recalled the recovery from the caesareans was very uncomfortable. However, Dr. Marco Vricella explained to me during my private consultation in Gibraltar that the mini tummy tuck was less invasive than a caesarean as it doesn’t affect as many layers of tissue, so he reassured me that the recovery would be easier – and he was right!’
Tell us about the procedure
On the morning of the procedure my husband took me to the HC Hospital in Marbella, and I was taken to my private room. I have to say at this point I was feeling a little nervous, as I suddenly realised this is it, I was having the procedures.
The nursing and medical team at Aria Medical Group and the HC Hospital were fantastic. They took time to explain everything to me in advance, to make sure I was again fully informed and feeling more at ease, before being taken to the operating theatre. I have to say that I was very impressed by Louise Truelove my patient care coordinator and the whole team.
Recovery & Results
After the procedures I stayed at the HC Hospital for two nights. The first day I was still affected by the anaesthetic, so I slept most of the time. By the end of the second day I was feeling alert and more mobile and certainly ready to be at home.
The pain was totally manageable and easier to deal with than from my previous experiences of surgery.
My family knew I had been wanting this operation since the birth of my children, so it was a dream come true.
Now that I have healed, I can see that Dr. Marco Vricella was able to remove the scars from my earlier caesareans and my other op.
Now looking at my flat stomach I feel like16 again!
My clothes feel so big on me, so I can’t wait to go shopping and buy new ones!
FIND OUT MORE – FREE, private, consultation
If you’re interested to find out more, then a consultation with a qualified surgeon is the best way to become informed. That’s why Dr. Marco Vricella always meets every person who is considering a procedure with Aria Medical Group.
To book a free and private consultation in Gibraltar at College Clinic, contact Aria Medical Group:
Tel: (+34) 951 276 748 or (+34) 671 639 353
Aria Medical Group
The Aria Medical Group team offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures for both women and men, using the most up-to-date techniques. These include:
+ Breast Augmentation
+ Breast Uplift
+ Breast Reduction
+ Tummy Tuck
+ Face Lifts
+ Eyebag Removal