Mrs. W - MarbellaBackground:
After thinking about it long and hard, and spending some considerable time soul searching and lacking in confidence, I finally decided I wanted to have surgery done. Since having my daughter by emergency caesarean, I had a pouch around my stomach area. I had also gained a lot of weight during pregnancy which, although I lost most of it, I didn't ever seem to be able to lose it from around my tummy. One of the main areas where I lost weight was by breasts (which weren't big to begin with!) I was so unhappy with my shape for years, and no matter what I did, it didn't seem to make a difference to these areas.
So, I contacted a few different surgeons, and decided upon Aria Medical Group. The reason I chose Aria was because of how I was made to feel during our first consultation. I didn't feel rushed. Any questions I had were answered, no matter how silly I thought they were. The care and attention to detail I was given made all the difference. I was made to feel welcome and everything was explained to me in simple terms.
My initial operation was for a tummy tuck. This was in November of 2010. After the success of this I decided to have breast augmentation and uplift in December 2011. Again, the same care and attention to detail was given to me at every stage. At the initial visits and at all the follow-ups, I was very well looked after. There are many follow up meetings, which is fantastic. On the day of the surgery, I was greeted at reception by Louise Truelove, the Patient Co-Ordinator, and shown to my room. The rooms are very comfortable and have everything you can possibly need. Once I had changed out of my clothes, I was met by Dr Marco Vricella and Damien Moore, the Specialist Nurse, where we went over everything once again just prior to surgery. The next thing I remember is waking up and being taken back to my room. It was over and I couldn't wait to see the results. Again, the hospital staff were all wonderful and very caring.Aftercare:
On returning home after I was discharged by Dr Vricella, I even received follow up phone calls and emails from Louise to ensure I was OK.Results:
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.
I am so pleased with the results and the service I received - and still am receiving - that I felt I had to let the staff at ARIA know. I love my new body and I have Dr Vricella, Louise and Damien to thank for that, so thanks guys!!
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 I had mine done my friend has booked her operation for this week. I must admit that my life has changed tremendously - I am finally happy with the way I look! My clothes fit differently and I must admit I now feel like a complete woman. Thank you Doctor Vricella, Louise Truelove and of course Damien Moore - between you all you have changed my life!