Cara - SotograndeBackground:
For Cara each day was marked by pain and discomfort; yet not from a chronic disease. Cara had very full, ample breasts, causing back and neck pain, as well as frequent migraines, whilst her bra straps cut into her shoulders.
Since being a teenager, Cara had a cup size of 30FF. Her breasts were out of proportion with her petite frame; making her not only feel self-conscious but also affecting her daily life, causing discomfort. ‘Each day I couldn’t wait until the moment when I could take off my bra – the weight on my shoulders was a nightmare’. Her ample breasts also significantly affected her enjoyment of an active, sporty lifestyle and affected her posture.
‘I used to wear baggy clothes to try a disguise the size of my breasts, yet I wasn’t over-weight’ explains Cara. She continues, ‘The joke was that I didn’t wear a bra, but more a “hammock”!’
Yet the reality was no laughing matter for Cara. She enjoys running, golf and other sports, but having large breasts made activity uncomfortable and difficult.
‘I was referred to an NHS surgeon some years ago, when I lived in the UK’ confirms Cara. ‘I knew I had to do something about my bust, but after the Breast Reduction consultation and learning more about the procedure, I didn’t feel right about it’ she explains. ‘Surgical techniques have clearly advanced greatly over the last 15 – 20 years, but back then the operation seemed unsophisticated with the nipples being completely removed and then sewn back on again, leaving me without sensitivity. Also, I was in a relationship with a partner that didn’t really support my desire to have such a big operation. In addition, my professional career had really taken off and I just couldn’t find the time to take out for the procedure. So over the years I kept delaying the decision to go ahead.’
It wasn’t until Cara was 46 that she decided to proceed with a Breast Reduction.
‘The time was just right. I have a new partner who is really supportive of me having a cosmetic procedure. Also modern techniques now are far less invasive,
Cara had discovered Aria Medical Group through Louise Truelove, their chief Patient Care Coordinator. She arranged a consultation with surgeon Dr. Marco Vricella.
‘I knew I wanted to go-ahead with a breast reduction. I had done quite a lot of research before my consultation, reading case studies, and discovering background information about the procedure. I would really recommend any woman interested this procedure to read up about it before the consultation as then you can go into the meeting with a list of all the question you want to ask the surgeon.’
‘During my private consultation Dr. Marco Vricella was excellent. As a working professional, I really appreciated his precise and methodical approach. He never tried to convince me to go ahead.’
He simply focused on each aspect of the procedure detailing what I should expect, the potential risks of surgery and the recovery period. He wouldn’t confirm the exact size I would have after the op. but he understood perfectly that I needed to reduce the weight and volume of my bust’.
Four weeks after the consultation, Cara went ahead with the surgery. ‘For me it was a question of trust. I had complete confidence in Dr. Vricella and his team’ confirmed Cara.
She stayed at Aria’s luxury private hospital in her own private room for two nights before returning home for recuperation.
Dr. Marco Vricella said the procedure went very well, with a very pleasing looking result as well as a breast reduction to 30D.
‘The following day after the reduction, Dr. Marco Vricella visited me in my room to see how I was. He gently removed the bandaging and with a mirror showed me the results. Even with the post-op swelling it was clear my new bust was considerably reduced’ says Cara.
‘I was told the operation was almost 4 hours long, so quite significant yet I felt good. I took painkillers for about 10 days afterwards, but I have to say I wasn’t in any real pain. Dr. Vricella explained that since muscle was not affected in the procedure, just the removal of tissue, the discomfort would be manageable.
‘It wasn’t until I was having my check-up a week after the procedure that I was able to properly see my breasts. I was so happy! The breasts looked in proportion with my body. The incision around the nipple wasn’t visible, whilst other incisions were neatly hidden under the breast. There was one very fine line down the front of each breast, but already after a week it was very discreet. I was over-joyed’.
Cara, as with all Aria Medical Group clients, benefited from the firm’s free aftercare service, which includes check-ups after week 1, week 2, then again after month 1, month 3, and at month 6...and then after 1 year.
‘The aftercare was wonderful. The recovery period was fine. Admittedly I did schedule plenty of time off to take it easy, and I took my healthy eating seriously with lots of fresh food, fruit and juices. I was determined that I would heal well. The only thing I struggled with was sleeping on my back for a month, as I normally like to sleep on my side’.
‘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!’
The tummy tuck from Aria has made a massive difference! I look and feel so different. I notice clothes fit so differently, and I can enjoy wearing so many more different styles of clothes. People comment positively on my figure too! I feel a different person. I am so happy that by the summer I will be completely healed and ready to enjoy wearing a bikini again!
Its sounds a cliché but I do wish I had done it years ago, when I was in my 30s or 40s! Thank you Aria.
Abdominoplasty; then Breast Augmentation & Uplift
I can't believe I waited so long to have the surgery, and would have no hesitation in recommending Aria and the team to anyone. The change in my life is incredible.
Breast Augmentation & Uplift
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.