Ms L, Gibraltar - GibraltarBackground:
I’m in my late 30s and I’m a mother of two children. After having the children my breasts changed, and after losing some weight my breasts were noticeably sagging. They were also causing me back-ache and neck pain too when I would have to stand for long periods at work.
When I was younger I never really thought about my breasts. I knew they were not perfectly balanced, but it wasn’t until I was a bit older, having had children, that I wanted to do something about them.
I also was tired of the way I looked and how I felt in my clothes. I wanted to restore my self-confidence.
For me, my femininity and confidence are linked to the way I look and to how my breasts look, so I knew I had to go ahead and do something.
I have a salon and I had heard about Aria Medical Group from clients who were happy to recommend the company and Dr Marco Vricella.
The consultation with Aria was free, so I felt I had nothing to lose by going along. Clients were really happy with their results, so I thought I’d go to College Clinic for a private consultation.
When I booked the consultation, my expectation was to have a Breast Uplift, to deal with my sagging breasts.
Yet once I was in the consultation with Dr. Marco Vricella, he suggested a different approach. I was shy of course, but Dr Vricella made me feel at ease and confident so I found it easy to talk about my breasts – I felt comfortable with him.
He was a true professional and so insightful. He recommended that I have a Breast Augmentation with Uplift to give a better aesthetic result. He recognised that my breasts would benefit from being slightly fuller and lifted. After the surgery I realised he was so right!
Meeting Louise, the Chief Patient Care Co-ordinator was a pleasure. She’s so friendly and helpful. From the moment of booking the consultation, to the day of the procedure, and through the aftercare Louise has been with me all the way.
I really felt confident with the team, and things just went so smoothly from having my pre-op tests to arranging the surgery date.
I went to Aria Medical Group’s private hospital in Marbella for the surgery. I was accompanied by my husband, and we were both shown to my lovely private room. The medical nurses helped me prepare for the op. The team made me feel relaxed, calm and confident.
The private hospital is so different from what we are used to with public health. It’s a beautiful place with gardens – it has a tranquil atmosphere.
After the operation I had some discomfort, but it was manageable and Tanya the clinical services manager and the medical team helped me with advice and painkillers.
Also, I found it much easier to deal with, as the operation was something I had wanted – I was not ill, so I was able to easily deal with the discomfort, as I knew it was for something I wanted – to have better looking breasts.
It wasn’t until day two that my bandages were removed and I could see the results. Of course, I was swollen, but I was smiling so much as I could tell just how great they looked.
For the first week, I really took it easy, following advice from Tanya. She was excellent, and she was always available at whatever time, on the phone or via messaging, if I had any questions or concerns.
The main thing was that I wanted to make sure I didn’t undo any of the splendid work of the surgeon – I wanted to heal well. So I took it easy.
The slight discomfort continued for a few weeks, at night-time, but it was fine.
The Aftercare from Aria was great. Regular check-ups and follow ups so I really felt everything was under control. The team at Aria is always thinking about my well-being – I am impressed.
When I came back to work I decided to tell a few people about the operation. I was just so happy with the results that I wanted to share how I felt. Now some of my clients want to have the operation too!
I am super happy – really, really pleased with the results.
I just want to go shopping for new clothes!!
Since the surgery, I’ve noticed the pain in my neck and back has gone; which is great as I spend a lot of time on my feet in my job, so not only do I feel more feminine, but my overall health is improved because of the surgery.
I feel more attractive; and much more confident.
My husband was worried about me having surgery but he really supported me, and he also felt that I was in safe hands with Aria Medical Group.
I know that Aria Medical Group are not the cheapest choice for breast surgery; I could have had the operation cheaper. But that wasn’t my priority. I wanted to feel confident, safe and have the assurance of a good result.
I really trust Aria Medical Group. I now, after talking with my friends and clients, see just how many other happy patients they have.
Since my surgery, in June 2013, I have received great attention and after care from Dr Vricella, Louise Truelove and Damien Moore. I couldn’t have wished for better results and this surgery has made me much more confident and less self-conscious about taking my t-shirt off. I highly recommend Dr Vricella and his well-experienced team.
Upper Blepharoplasty – upper eye lid surgery
By day 4 I could see the results! It was a fantastic feeling! I was overwhelmed by how good the results already were! I felt emotional, seeing how my face had changed, after all these years thinking about and waiting for a procedure.
Now, just few weeks after the op. I am enjoying putting on eye make-up again for the first time in years!
I feel great – so much more confident.
My advice to anyone thinking about a procedure like this, is to go for it. It’s remarkable how a change like this can make you feel so different.
The few friends who I have told about the op. are so happy for me!! They tell me I look much younger!
The funny thing is that although I am in the 50s, I didn’t want to have the procedure because I wanted to turn back the clock; I simply wanted to get rid of my droopy eye lids to allow me to have open eyes; to feel good about myself when I went out; to enjoy wearing eye make-up; and not be affected so much when I suffered allergies or sinus issues.
I see this positive reaction from other Aria clients. For example I was in the waiting room for an aftercare follow-up consultation and another client who had recently had a tummy tuck couldn’t help but show me their result and say just how happy they were to have had cosmetic surgery!
Like the other clients, my upper eye lid surgery has been a real success.
I am happy to recommend Dr. Marco Vricella and Aria Medical Group.
Abdomoplasty, Breast Reduction, Liposuction
Everyone can see the difference! I of course look slimmer and I can tell you, my husband is very happy! I’m telling my close friends about the cosmetic surgery – I am so proud of it! I can’t wait for summer – already buying new clothes!