Mrs. JCN - GibraltarBackground:
I’m a fit 50 year old; I exercise frequently and I am always active. Cycling and keeping fit are a part of my lifestyle, so I feel healthy. Yet over the years I had put on weight, lost it again and put it on again – really I guess part of the aging process.
Despite my active lifestyle and my ability to shift weight when I put it on, my body just didn’t make me feel good about myself. I had been meaning to have a tummy tuck about 10 years ago, and I wish I had done it then, but it was only now that I went for it.
My consultation was excellent. Dr. Marco Vricella discussed the options, risks and benefits. He suggested I also go ahead with a breast reduction and some liposuction, as he could understand that I wanted an overall a better look, and I might as well have the procedures done at the same time.
I have to say I didn’t think too much about the surgery; once I had decided to go ahead with it that was it. I had decided and didn’t want to think more about it or worry about it.
I waited a few months before going ahead with the operation as I needed to save more money, as of course having three procedures was more expensive. The day of the op went really well, although as always I was sick after the op due to my established reaction the anesthetic, but that was over quickly. I then remained at the HC Hospital for 3 nights in my private room. The hospital is lovely, so luxurious and more than anything the team there are lovely.
I wasn’t in any real pain afterwards. I’m not sure if I have a higher pain threshold than most, or if it was because I am fit, but really I wasn’t in pain. I was in some discomfort, but really I felt perfectly okay.
I took a few weeks off work, and then extended that by a further 2 weeks – I think I got back to my normal life too quickly so maybe I overdid it slightly, so I took the doctor’s advice and remained off work for a little longer.
Now, after few months I look and feel great – I have even been on an activity holiday. Shortly after the procedure I went back to Marbella to have the stitches out but thereafter, all my checkups and follow-ups were in Gibraltar which has been really convenient for me.Results:
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!
I decided to get some advice from Dr Vricella as two colleagues at work had had surgery performed by him. During my consultation Dr Vricella explained the procedure very clearly and in a manner which was very re-assuring.
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.
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.