Mrs. M. W. - GibraltarBackground:
Mine was a somewhat unusual situation as I am not a resident in Marbella, but with the kindness of a friend who said I could stay with her for 2 weeks post operatively I was able to go ahead with my surgery.
I had lived with bags under my eyes for many years and it was making me feel very depressed. With the encouragement of my friend I booked myself a consultation appointment in June 2011 and was met by Louise Truelove, the Patient Coordinator, who introduced me to Dr Marco Vricella. After my in depth consultation I decided to plan to have the operation at the beginning of 2012 and the date was set for 11 January.
Louise arranged a pre-operative meeting with Damien Moore, Aria’s Specialist Nurse, where everything was explained clearly to me making me feel very at ease.
On the day of the surgery I was met by Damien and Louise and shown to my room in preparation for the op - I was met by Dr Vricella in the operating theatre who went through any more questions I had and before I knew it I was in the Recovery Room.Aftercare:
The follow up care was exemplary.Results:
I have to say I am so pleased with the results that I would recommend ARIA to anyone thinking of having eye bag removal.
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 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.
The scar is very low and I love being back in my miniskirts this summer. I even went to a nice lingerie shop and brought a few matching sets and new bikinis which I wear with confidence. I never realized how low my confidence was with my body until after this operation. My relationship with my husband is back to what it was when we first met, I go out with my friends more, and most importantly I’m posing in photos with my kids.
I show my operation scar to everyone, as I’m so proud of the results. Some people think I’m crazy for having it done, however the way I see it, if you have a problem/illness with your body then you would see a doctor to get it sorted. That’s what I did with my tummy tuck.
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!