Mrs. C. - GibraltarBackground:
Ever since I was a teenager, I was always self-conscious about the size of my breasts and how small chested I was compared to the rest of my friends. At the back of my mind I constantly had the thought of having a breast augmentation but was terrified of going through surgery and worried about the possible risks and side effects that could follow.
However, when I had my children I loved the size and shape of my breasts during pregnancy and the first weeks after the birth. I remember telling my husband that this was how I wanted to look from now on. My breasts felt full and firm. Obviously after stopping breast feeding I went back to looking like I had before being pregnant and slowly started feeling that my breasts looked even worse now. They were smaller and felt empty at the top. More and more I began to consider having surgery and made the decision to go for a consultation and set the ball rolling as soon as my children were old enough to understand that I could not pick them up for a while.
Through word of mouth, I heard of different clinics and surgeons, but Dr Vricella's name kept coming up quite often. I looked on the internet to find more information and was extremely happy to see that he had a clinic in Gibraltar where I could make an appointment for a free consultation.
At the consultation Dr Vricella explained the procedure for the operation and post-op recovery so well that he actually answered all the questions that I had intended to ask him myself. He understood that I wanted my breasts to look natural and that I didn't want to go too big either and recommended the size of implants that I should have. He really put my mind at ease and without further thought, I booked the date for my operation there and then.
The procedure went as planned. The hospital staff were very professional throughout.Aftercare:
Louise and Damien were fantastic in supporting me both before and after the operation. They are always available to answer any questions and doubts.Results:
It has now been 2 months since I had the augmentation and am thrilled with the results! The operation has boosted my self-confidence and I feel that this has been one of the best decisions I have ever taken. I definitely recommend Dr Vricella and his team to anyone considering undergoing cosmetic surgery.
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.
Breast Lift together with Abdominoplasty
I’m extremely pleased with the results and I highly recommend Dr. Marco & his team.
Every time I look at myself in the mirror I am wowed by the results!
Thanks to my breast lift and tummy tuck, my clothes fit better. I can put on a bikini again after all these years and feel great.
Before the surgery I used to buy and wear loose fitting clothes to disguise my figure. Now I can buy clothes that fit and friends comment that I look thinner and have a great figure. Colleagues also notice I look in better shape.
In short, the experience was truly worthwhile, even after all the years putting it off. Aria Medical Group is a professional team; Dr. Marco is a talented surgeon with a good aesthetic eye; and as a client and patient I felt well cared for by a team that always made themselves available.
‘I am so happy with the results. I would say to any woman that is considering this procedure not to delay the decision!’
‘The results for me have been wonderful.’
‘Dr. Vricella is clearly more than just a talented surgeon, he really values aesthetics. The skill and care with which he performed my procedure is something my partner and I really value. My breasts look and feel great.’
‘My breast reduction is fantastic! I am so happy with it. I’ve retained complete sensitivity in my breasts and nipples and they look great. The lines from the incisions are so good that even now, so soon after surgery, they are hardly noticeable. I can’t wait for summer!’
‘My clothes fit so much better, and I am able to truly enjoy sport. What’s more the scars and grooves in my shoulders from years of wearing a heavy bra are already softening. I don’t feel any discomfort anymore in my back and neck and I don’t get migraines any more. I feel that this has been a real investment in my long term health and well-being. I think Marco is brilliant!’