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African-American Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Tom Pousti La Jolla / San Diego Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon specializing in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to restoring appearance, self-esteem, function, and quality of life to his patients. Dr. Pousti performs plastic surgery in a hospital O.R. with a highly skilled team of Anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians to enhance patient comfort and to provide peace of mind to patients and their families.

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African American Breast Procedures


African American Breast Augmentation

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Patient Testimonial:

“I am African American and Dr.Pousti has extensive prior experience in dealing with the sensitivities of dark skin, such as scarring, and hyper -pigmentation. In fact, the main reason why I chose Dr. Pousti to do my procedure was because of his experience with women of color, and the successful results of their procedures.”


Breast Augmentation is performed to increase the size and fullness of the breast. Women whose breasts are disproportionately small, or whose breasts have sagged or “deflated” after childbirth, or who have unevenly-shaped or sized breasts, are candidates for the procedure. At times, it is necessary to lower the inframammary fold to achieve the results we are looking for. If the breasts droop too much, a “lifting” procedure may be required in addition to, or instead of the augmentation.

Each person is unique and the way one person scars may be much different from the way another person may scar but they are more common with olive and darker skin complexions. With African American patients there is also a high risk of keloid scar formation. Dr. Pousti uses special approaches and techniques with wound closers on ethnic patients to help prevent scaring.

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The location of the incisions, under/over the muscle, breast size, choice of implant type and shape are custom designed for each patient based on their needs and their body and breast types.

The Surgical Procedure

The procedure takes approximately two hours. Placement of the implant is usually centered on the nipple-areola. Often, placement above or below the muscle is decided on an individual basis. Likewise, the incisions used to place the implant vary with patient preference and anatomy. The surgery is performed in a state of the art outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. The size and type of implant to be used, along with their relative advantages will be discussed with your doctor at the pre-operative appointment.

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What To Expect After The Surgery

Rest in bed is the order of the day, along with plenty of fluids and no aggravation. During the first week, a brassiere will be fitted and you will be permitted to shower, perhaps as quickly as two to three days post-op. Initially, the breasts will appear to be slightly higher than normal. Over three to six weeks the implant will descend to a more natural position. Also, the chest will feel somewhat sore for the first few days. This should abate very quickly, and by the end of the first week you should be very comfortable.

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African American Body Procedures


Body contouring procedures have now become the most commonly performed operation in Plastic Surgery. These procedure range from liposuction to tummy tucks and mommy makeovers.

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The Surgical Procedure

The procedure can take anywhere from 3-6 hours more or less depending on the complexity of the patient’s case. As with the breast procedure, body contouring procedures carry a higher risk of scaring in African American patients. To avoid these scar healing problems Dr. Pousti uses the newest technology and approaches to wound closure.

African American Patient After Mommy Makeover Procedure

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African American Patient After Extreme Weight Loss/Abdominoplasty

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What To Expect After The Surgery

Rest in bed is the order of the day, along with plenty of fluids and no aggravation. Patient’s post op care instructions and approximate healing time depend on the procedure that the patient gets.

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Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation
XL Breast Implants
New High Strength Gel
Silicone Breast Implants
Breast Reduction
Breast Lift
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
with Implants
2 Stage Breast

Breast Correction

Bottoming Out
Breast Asymmetry
Breast Implant Downsizing
Breast Implant Removal
Capsular Contracture
Implant Rippling
Internal Bra
Lateral Displacement
Nipple-Areola Repair
Pectus Excavatum
Revision Breast Surgery
Tuberous Breasts

Body Sculpting

Liposuction for Men
Mommy Makeover
Tummy Tuck
Post Pregnancy Issues
Tummy Tuck Scars After

Surgery after Massive
Weight Loss

Pec Implant
Chest Wall
Arm Lift
Thigh Lift
Labial Reduction
Transgender Procedures
Earlobe Repair Surgery
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Skin Care

HydraFacial MD
Chemical Peels

Pousti Plastic Surgery Center
Pousti Plastic Surgery of San Diego
8851 Center Drive, Suite 300
La Mesa, California 91942
Phone: (619) 466-8851 or Email
Dr. Tom Pousti is a San Diego and La Jolla Plastic Surgery specialist. He has provided plastic surgery treatments to many San Diego and La Jolla facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty patients. His office is located in San Diego, serving the La Jolla, Riverside, Inland Empire and Temecula areas. Disclaimer

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