How To Choose A Cosmetic Surgeon

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Having a cosmetic surgery procedure is an important decision, and one that is best made when fully informed. Here are ten top tips for choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic procedure.

  1. Qualifications

Is the surgeon on a recognised register? Surgeons should be registered with their relevant medical councils – so for example surgeons may be registered with the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register for Plastic Surgeons or its equivalent in Spain.

  1. Specialists

Cosmetic Surgeons should be qualified and registered in Plastic Surgery – not just general surgery. Dr. Marco Vricella of Aria Medical Group is a registered specialist plastic surgeon.

  1. Medical Team

Ask about the team that will assist the surgeon. For example, the anaesthetist should be registered, and you should ask about their experience. Aria’s theatre team are world-class.

  1. Hospital

A private hospital registered with the local health authority, such as HC Marbella Hospital is the ideal location. Ask about your accommodation if you need an overnight recovery stay. HC Marbella offers luxurious private rooms where a friend or family member can stay overnight with you and 24/7 medical support.

  1. Free Consultation

Aria Medical Group offers free consultations in Gibraltar with Dr. Marco Vricella, specialist cosmetic surgeon. A professional surgeon will always be honest about what results you can expect from a procedure and the potential risks, however small. Make sure you have realistic expectations for the procedure. A cosmetic surgery procedure can achieve much, but results vary from person to person, considering their age; quality of skin; lifestyle; and more. Ask to see ‘before and after’ photos.

  1. Aftercare

Aria Medical Group offers free, comprehensive aftercare. This includes post-operative check-ups in Gibraltar, 24 hour telephone support if you have any queries and revision surgery should it be necessary. Aria Medical Group includes this in their price and is free in the first year.

  1. Price

This is one of the most important considerations for many people when considering a cosmetic procedure and surgeon. Yet price should not be the deciding factor. The increased popularity of cosmetic surgery has brought down the cost of surgery over the years, but it is still a case of ‘you get what you pay for’. Remember that your fee must cover many elements including the time and expertise of the surgeon; the anaesthetist; the medical team; the operating theatre costs; the implants if you are having breast augmentation; a potential overnight stay with doctor and nurses on call; and much more.  Follow up care is especially important and Aria provide regular follow up appointments at 1, 2 and 4 weeks, 3 and 6 months and 1 year, but you will be seen every day if necessary; there is no limit on follow up appointments.

Aria Medical Group offers competitive, realistic prices guaranteeing the best service – with no hidden extras.

Client Testimonials

Think about talking to other people who have had the operation you are considering. Aria Medical Group has client case studies available to read or view online with ‘before and after’ photography – contact Aria for more information.

  1. The Company

Cosmetic surgery is available from several medical groups that service Gibraltar. However, with Aria Medical Group you are assured of the personal care of an independent firm. That’s why Aria Medical Group has such a good reputation in Gibraltar.

  1. Location

The location of your consultation, surgery and aftercare is important. Having a cosmetic surgery procedure close to home has a number of benefits such as convenience; reduced travel before and after; and possibly lower costs as you can recover at home. Aria Medical Group offers free consultations at College Clinic in Gibraltar and all follow up appointments are also held there.  If you travel elsewhere in Europe or the world for surgery, what will happen if you need aftercare or revision surgery?

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.

Dr. Vricella holds free consultations in Madrid, Marbella & Gibraltar throughout the year – for dates and to book an appointment please call + 34 671 639  353 or email

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

+ Liposuction

+ Face Lifts

+ Eyebag Removal

+ Rhinoplasty




HC International Hospital

  (+34) 671 639 353
 (+34) 662 936 058

Casa Santa Isabel, s/n
Urb. Las Mimosas
29660 Marbella, (Malaga).


College Clinic

 (+34) 671 639 353
 (+34) 662 936 058

Gibraltar GX11 1AA,


Clínica de la Luz

 (+34) 652 321 683
Calle del General Rodrigo, 8
28003 Madrid


Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

 (+34) 652 321 683
Calle de la Salle, 12-Salida 10 Nacional VI,
28023 Madrid

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