Mrs. T - GibraltarBackground:
After years of putting it off, I finally decided to go ahead with cosmetic surgery with Aria Medical Group. I had previously had a joint procedure performed with them which went well and that experience, the results and the aftercare from Dr. Marco Vricella and his team made me feel confident that it was time I had the eye surgery I had always wanted.
Yet I couldn’t help feeling a little nervous. Getting work done on my face had always worried me because you can’t hide any mistakes.
However, Dr. Marco Vricella did such an excellent job on the previous tummy tuck and breast lift that I had had that I trusted him to perform the upper blepharoplasty surgery.Procedure:
I had my surgery with Aria Medical Group at the HC International Hospital in Marbella. As before, the procedure, medical care and support was excellent.Aftercare:
Thankfully for me I experienced little to no pain after the upper blepharoplasty. There was of course some discomfort when I first came around after the operation but I was given cold, wet compresses to apply regularly which really worked, along with intravenous painkillers.
I took 10 days off work as I knew there would be bruising. I still had marks under my eyes until day 16, but I could wear makeup to disguise it.
Since the surgery was relatively recent, I am still having check-ups – which will continue for a full 12 months - which are conveniently offered here in Gibraltar.Results:
The few people I told about the procedure teased me saying I was crazy to go ahead and that I didn’t need it. But afterwards, they commented on how great the results were! I was told I looked much younger.
I really recommend anyone thinking about having an upper blepharoplasty to book a free consultation and find out more. I am really happy with the results.
Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty
‘It actually took a week before I could see the initial results. I had to wait for the plasters to be removed and the stitches taken out. I have to say the worse part of the procedure was my concern about the pain of having the stitches out! I was really worried about it.
‘Yet Tanya the nurse understood the concerns and really took it slowly so I didn’t have any pain.
‘Then she handed me a mirror so I could take a look, I just felt ‘wow’; it was fabulous, I was so happy with the results!
‘Then the scars were covered with healing tape for a few days. From then on I was able to wear light make-up and carry on as normal.
‘That first week or so after the surgery I was just SO excited, so happy that I had go ahead and finally done it. Finally after all these years I was without my eye bags. I couldn’t stop smiling, I felt like I was on a high!
‘This op was just so important for me. It was not about a superficial desire to be prettier. I just wanted to rid myself of those eye bags which I had lived with all my adult life.
Now, a few weeks later I think the results are amazing. The incision scar now is just a small, fine line which will reduce even more with time.
As a woman about to be 50 I think the result looks really natural, my face doesn’t looked fake. My eyes look the same, just my face looks healthier and not tired anymore.
So I have to say I am thrilled with the results.
Since my surgery, I have received great aftercare from Dr Vricella, Louise Truelove and the team. I couldn’t have wished for better results and this surgery has made me much more confident and less self-conscious about taking my shirt off. I highly recommend Dr Vricella and his well-experienced team.
I would like to thank them all, but most of all Dr Marco Vricella, Damien Moore and Louise Truelove for their help in changing my life. I agree with Louise 100% when she says the procedure I had was not just cosmetic surgery but life changing surgery.
Many thanks to all at Aria Medical group, you gave me back my confidence and now I walk tall.