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Breast Revision Testimonials

San Diego Breast Revision

I am completely pleased w/the result that I received w/Dr. Pousti. Not only is he amazing, but his staff is as well. I felt as though I was not just a client but also more like a friend. He even held my hand while I was being put to sleep it meant a lot. I received a load of confidence not only in my daily activities, but also my work environment. I feel as though I am a totally different person thanks to him. I recommend him every time someone asks me about my enhancement. It opened the doors to more opportunities that hadn’t been offered to me before. Thank you very much Pousti and staff; you’re amazing.


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“Amazing all the way around! You will not go wrong with your breast augmentation! Changed my life in so many ways! Just incredible expience and life change results! He is honest and his staff is so great! Love my results even after 4 years! He is a miracle worker! Yes it is expensive but so worth it. I don’t regret it at all! Also wear the garments he put on you as long as you can. Trust he know what he is talking about!”

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I meet with with Dr. Poutsi back in March of 2016. I have always had problems with my breasts. They were uneven and were saggy even at a young age of 14. I never felt comfortable in bathing suits, even T-shirts where always a problem. My self esteem was always down when it came to my breasts and I was severely self conscious. 

I went to many different consultations with other doctors and never felt comfortable. I never felt that they were hearing my thoughts and fears. I started to give up and just realized that my breasts were saggy. 

I finally had two beautiful children and my breasts stretched out so much that after I lost the baby weight, my breasts literally hung down like a deflated balloon with nipples at the bottom to paint a pretty picture. =) Dr. Poutsi was honest saying it would be a process but we could get my breasts to 

I felt hopeless and never wanted to look at myself naked in the mirror. 

I remember discussing with one of my girlfriends who informed me that her breasts were enhanced and showed them to me and they looked phenomenal. She spoke so highly about her doctor and since I worked in the medical field I asked around and every nurse I spoke to expressed how amazing Dr. Poutsi was and that I had to meet him,

Reluctantly, since I had such bad previous experiences, I decided to go in for a consultation and it was the best decision I ever made. Dr. Poutsi didn’t just run in and out of the office treating each patient as if they were dollar bills $$$. He sat down with me, went over my concerns and when it came time to look at my (in my opinion) hideous breast he made me feel so  comfortable

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I had been doing my research since my first…
25 Feb 2016 2 months post
I had been doing my research since my first revision in 2010. I live in Las Vegas and people assume that because I am from here I should be able to find a great doctor. I thought I did, but what I found is that not every great doctor is great at revisions. My revision in 2010 was after already having my previous implants for 12 years. Since I knew I wasn’t having any more children I decidedto get them redone. I was more unsatisfied than I was with my old ones and it was obviously very upsetting. After doing my research I decided I would consult with 2 of the best revision doctors that kept popping up in my research. They both specialize in the internal bra that I knew I wanted. I flew to Florida for my first consult. He advised me on the internal bra as well as a lift. When I saw Dr. Pousti he said a lift wouldn’t be necessary. He didn’t want me to have the possible scarring from a lift if it wasn’t necessary. Since I am Hispanic and have darker skin the chance of scarring is more prevalent. Dr. Pousti and his team spent well over an hour going over my needs and concerns. I never felt rushed, and really felt good about him from the minute I left. Vanessa, his amazing assistant contacted me the next day to see if I had any questions about my consult and I scheduled with her that day. Fast forward to surgery date. Dr. Pousti has the best bedside manner I have ever seen. He really wants you to feel comfortable and at ease. I didn’t realize until the day of surgery that Dr. Pousti posts your goal pictures on the wall the day of surgery. 3 days after surgery I started feeling sick and had a fever. I was so nervous that maybe I had gotten an infection so I emailed Dr. Pousti and he responded immediately and even gave me his personal phone number if needed. It was a horrible time to get the flu, but I slept it off and before I knew it I was just dealing with breast healing. I can’t say enough about Dr. Pousti and the rest of the Pousti Plastic Surgery staff. I was contacted daily for the first 2 weeks after surgery. I am 9m weeks post op and I have the breasts that I envisioned about!

Patient Testimonial:

HOWDY,The blonde monster has landed back in Illinois. Guess I should dive right in and let know you how the twins did.I\’ll try to keep it simple. and with-in 1000 words or less.EVERYTHING WENT GREAT!  Wish you could see the silly grin on my face when I look in the mirror. ,. Anything I can do to let others know about you and your staff just how amazing the experience is. Me Being ME – Erica

 I had a trouble-free and amazing experience with Dr Pousti and his team.
 
Early this year, I began scheduling assessments again with three different surgeons.  Dr Tom Pousti was the first one.
 
As background, I have been in pharmaceutical research for many years and I have worked with numerous physicians and observed teams of people in many countries, so I know a good team when I see one.
 
When I went to Dr Pousti’s office, the vibe in the office was very lively and positive.
If I had to choose one word to describe how I felt it would be “respected”.  I felt that what I had to say mattered AND was understood.
 
I saw Dr Pousti, and not only sensed respect but kindness and a desire to make me happy.  Dr P is very low key and soft spoken but knowledgeable, confident and direct.  After I left with a positive feeling, I went home to think about it and decided to cancel my other two consultations and choose Dr Pousti.
 
This was a great decision.  My experience from start to finish was wonderful, positive and enjoyable.  Dr Pousti likes patients to use pictures of other people as a guide to the desire outcome. I said, “If my results are in the ballpark of the pictures, I will be happy.”  Well, Dr Pousti hit it out of the park for me. I am thrilled with the result.
 
The surgery was uneventful, the recovery was a breeze and every visit to the office has been enjoyable with such a great team of people there.  Surgery can be a scary event and I felt comfortable and confident.
 
Positive comments from friends and family, and myself regarding my results confirm I made a good choice.  Thank you Dr Pousti and the Pousti Team!

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It had been 10 years since my first breast lift/augmentation surgery so I thought it was time for a little improvement.
I met with several of the top surgeons in the San Diego area over a 6 month period. I spent a lot of time doing my research, reading reviews and talking with friends who referred me to their doctors.
I choose Dr. Pousti based on the level of experience he has with revisions, his use of Allograft and friends who were happy with him.
He definitely was not the least expensive but I will not bargain shop when it comes to any type of surgery.
My breasts weren’t horrible looking but they had dropped a lot in 10 years and there was quite a bit of bottoming out. I wanted them to be bigger and better and that’s exactly what I got.
I had a small lift external, a lot of internal work including allograft to act as a hammock for my larger implant. I went from 350cc saline to 750cc silicone.
I did not have a specific bra size or implant number I was set on. I looked at hundreds of pictures and brought photos of what I liked and didn’t like. I had met with Dr. Pousti and his staff several times before surgery to go over photos and my desired outcome. On the day of surgery I pretty much gave Dr. Pousti full authority to do what he needed to do to in order to get me the results I was looking for. He’s the artist, I wanted him to do his job.
5 weeks post op and I am so glad I let myself fully trust in his ability as an artist (because that’s what you need a cosmetic surgeon to be).
I’ve got fullness on top that I did not believe was possible. They are settling in nicely. I can’t wait to see what they look like in another 5 weeks.
Dr. Pousti and his staff exceeded every expectation I ever had.

 

Wanted to add a little info about my recovery.
I was never in a horrible amount of pain.  I stayed on top of the pain meds for the first 2 days.  By day 3 I stopped taking everything.  Getting in an out of bed was a challenge.  I bought an incline pillow for my back and also a special pillow to keep my legs elevated for the first few days.  Those helped keep me comfortable.
I’m not going to lie, the drains are annoying (mine were in for 10 days), the bolster dressings that act as a bit of a cast to support everything while healing was uncomfortable (removed at 4 weeks) and the steri-strips left on for close to 5 weeks were not fun because you have to keep all of that dry.  No normal showering until it’s all off.  That sucked but it’s what helps the healing process.
But let me tell you, the first real shower will the most amazing shower you’ll have in your life 🙂

 


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Just had revisionary surgery feb 11th. After 12 year old high profile saline implants it was time to redo the girls. I was in need of a lift bad my implants would fall into my armpits and were so heavy in bathing suits and some bras I needed more support. I wanted a new dr. Not the same dr that did my first BA so after extensive research I came across dr Pousti who I decided to do my revision. He suggested a full lift which I immediately turned that idea down because I don’t do well with scars, he was honest with me tho and I appreciate that so after talking over alternative options we agreed on pocket revision with internal bra and Strattice thro the nipple with an areola reduction. I’m 11 days post op and everything seems good so far, no major pain and no pain meds needed the only thing that is unfortunate is that I contacted the flu with a nasty cough so coughing of course hurts my chest but so far my out come looks nice and I can’t wait to get all the dressings off to see the outcome:)


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I think it is notable that I have never done a review. Dr. Pousti and his office have been fantastic. From the first appointment, to an incredible surgery experience, follow up and outcome has really just bee=n an amazing experience. I get a follow up call everyday! I had 5 consultations-so happy with my choice!!
Dr. Pousti is amazing. Soft spoken, confident and empathetic. Very serious about the individual and understands that you are not just another patient. Very customized and caring to the individual


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I. love. my. breasts.

First off, I am a keloid former and I scar very badly. I realized this after I had my first breast augmentation. I came to Dr. Pousti after consulting about 3 or 4 other surgeons (in a span of about 4 years). My right breast was hard and displaced. My left one was beginning to do the same. I decided to go with Dr. Pousti because I felt he was the most honest and was reasonably priced. I agreed the most with his plan for my breast revision, which was replacing my saline unders with silicone gel, and placing an allograft on BOTH breasts, PLUS singulair for 3 months. I wanted him to do everything he could to prevent capsular contracture or any scarring from happening again. I saw a surgeon before him who was planning to do the same thing, but quoted me 14,500 for ONE breast. And the other surgeons felt it would be best to just remove them completely. I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Pousti. He was honest from the beginning about what to expect, how we would achieve my goal (or get really close to it), and was able to answer all my questions. He was very respectful and acknowledged my career as an ICU nurse which is a bonus. Nurses can be the hardest patients!

I would drive from Santa Clarita, CA to San Diego for every appointment. Come surgery day, I stayed in San Diego for about 5 days. Afterwards, his office called me every single day for nearly a month. They were so nice! It was awesome. I didn’t feel bothered at all. I wasn’t stressed. And I think it allowed me to recover properly. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti. I am now exactly 8 weeks post op. I have minimal scarring. No pain. They’re getting softer every day and……………. I. love. my. breasts.


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You all are so wonderful.
I am healing beautifully. Life-changing to a measure for me after Dr. POUSTI gave me a measure of normalcy on my breasts. I am still so excited and will be for the rest of my life considering how I felt all these years having congenital symmastia-prior to my last 2 surgeries with the doctor. In April, I will send pictures of my breasts for review and update. I am so excited that I will even hire a professional photographer to take the pictures!!! Anyway, tell everyone hello!!!! Thank you sooooo much!


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I had my original breast augmentation in 2009; where I decided to go with saline implants. The implants ended up bottoming out which caused my nipples to peek-a-boo out of most bras and swimsuit tops. My implants also sat far apart which caused me to still wear padded bras to bring them together. I decided to book my consultation with Dr. Pousti because I thought his work looked fantastic. I originally went to Dr. Pousti just for the bottoming out but when he told me he could fix my cleavage, it was a plus. He was very sweet and assured me post surgery they would look great. The night before the surgery I received a phone call from Dr. Pousti; reassuring me that the surgery would go great. He definitely goes above and beyond. The morning of the surgery went very smooth and the doctor did an excellent job of listening to what I wanted and providing his advice. I was glad he provided his thoughts as I felt he would have a better idea about what size implants would work with my small frame. I provided pictures of (Do’s and Dont’s) and I feel the results are spot on. The surgery consisted of removing my saline implants(450cc) and replacing them with silicone(590cc). I also had internal sutures to repair the bottoming out and bring my cleavage together. The surgery went great as well as the post care. Everybody throughout the entire experience has been very nice and professional. I am now 24 days post op and my results are looking awesome as they heal more. I would encourage anybody contemplating breast augmentation to contact Dr. Pousti.
Dr. Pousti has been awesome throughout the entire process. He is very sweet and reassuring. He has been very professional and helpful.


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I just want you to know how much I love my Breasts, you did an incredible job!!
I never imagined they could look so good, Every surgery and I think there was 7 I was never really happy, I just thought that’s as good as it gets, until you stepped in the picture. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, I’m so happy with the outcome. It has all been worth it, there is no short cuts to getting a beautiful outcome, I’m blessed and grateful I found you!!!
All and all they are awesome. 🙂
Dr Pousti it’s really hard to even put into words how well you and your staff treated me, all the wonderful care, calls, everything, our great conversations, you all made Allee and I feel right at home, the whole experience, after 7 surgeries I really had lost faith in a good outcome, and was very afraid, but you with your calm strong confidence diminished those fears, I shocked myself when I told you going into the operating room, do what ever you think will look best, did I really say that? lol I did because that’s how much trust I had in you, and I am so glad I did, I thought I would wake up with a total lift and ugly incisions, instead I woke up with perfect big beautiful breasts like I’d never had before, and no incisions. I am sooooo glad you gave me the size you did, you are a expert, and they look so much better larger. Good eye Dr Pousti!!! 🙂


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I had my original implants for 10 years and for me personally it was time to remove them and replace them with a bigger, fuller set that better fit my body and breast shape. I did not want to go back to my original surgeon so I did a lot of research on line and found Dr. Pousti. He as well as his amazing staff did not disappoint . My entire experience from my first consultation to my many postoperative appointments have just been wonderful and my results were exactly what I asked for from Dr. Pousti.

Dr. Pousti as well as his entire staff ie. Vanessa and Daisy were just wonderful. The entire process from beginning to end was so professional. Every office visit was so amazing. I was never rushed and always was well received and welcomed with beautiful smiles from everyone. The entire staff as well as Dr. Pousti really spend time with you before to really hear what you specifically are looking for from your procedure and their daily phone calls checking on you postoperative for weeks are very heartfelt making sure you are feeling well and healing well. Overall I had an amazing experience with amazing results and highly recommend Dr. Pousti as a surgeon. He also has an amazing bedside manner which you truly do not alway find in a surgeon. He and his staff are the complete practice from A to Z.


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I had my surgery a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share my experience.
My initial BA was in 1999 when I was in my late 20’s. I really was a size A or A negative if there is one since I weighed 100 pounds back then. I just needed a bit to fill out so my first implants were 325 saline. After 12 years and breastfeeding 2 kids later, in 2011 I wanted to increase volume since the breastfeeding drained my boobs and they looked very awkward. Plus I wanted no rippling. Got a new set of silicone implants 640cc low profile. I liked the size but because they were the classic Mentor low profile they looked like pancakes then full round perky boobs. But I wasn planning on keeping them for 10 years and change out to high profile.
Then in mid 2015 I noticed my right breast would sit up high almost near my neck esp after underwire bra for a day and that continued on and off for months. I thought nothing of it. The left breast, meanwhile, kept falling down or bottoming down. Again, I did not know anything about capsular contraction or bottoming out issues and I didn’t know much until I went to a couple of doctors and they said it looks like right breast had capsular and left breast needed pocket revision. I was devastated.
I had read about Dr Pousti on RS many times before on girls having their first set of breast augmentation but now after hearing this, I started researching him and saw that he does a lot of revisions for these types of issues. I drove 2 hrs to have consultation with him back in October 2015. He was even better looking than his pictures here on RS. A charismatic person and very humble person. He told me what the other 2 docs said that I would need capsulectomy / capsulorraphy (words I cannot pronounce) which basically is internal pocket repair and bilateral repair of both sides to remove any capsular and repair my breast pocket so that the implants can stay in place. His quote was not too far off from the other doctors. The fact that he is 2 hrs away means a lot of commuting for me during post op but since I needed to get the revision done, which at that time, the breasts were starting to hurt esp w the right breast. I put a deposit down and secured a date for December. I have never done anything like that before with any of my surgeries where I didn’t at least spend a week thinking about it before selecting that surgeon. With Dr Pousti, his professionalism and his work based on his website and the reviews here just sold me that very day at the consult.

At my pre-op a few weeks before surgery I meet with Dr. Pousti again and Vanessa his office manager and we discussed goals and expectations. I was very honest that since this is my 3rd time and hoping final time I wanted high profile perky and stay within my current size but if I needed to go down to 550cc so that the pocket doesn’t pop open or capsular happen again I would be willing. But I preferred the 600cc HP round. We looked at pics of other patients in his office. He then brought up Allograft which is something I have not heard before. I heard of Strattice or mesh from my other consults but they didn’t think I needed it. Now with Allograft it is even more expensive and the idea is it helps support the internal breast pocket revision and enhances how the implants look, reduces rippling or tenting effect. My implants were low profile so they were almost touching my mid line and I would need reinforcement in that area as part of this revision. He had me talk to a couple of other patients that had the same procedure done recently which I thought was very helpful to make a decision. Still because of the price for Allograft I hesitated and decided to think over a few days.
I researched on here for revision with Allograft and found just a few and they seem to be happy w their decision.
I called the office a few days later and agreed to do it. Hoping for this thing to keep my breast perky and prevent any future capsular.

Day of surgery
I drove down the day before surgery and stayed in town for 3 days. The morning I took a taxi to Alverado Surgical Center for my surgery. It is a really nice center and is just down a few buildings from the big hospital. I liked that if anything goes wrong which is normal fear of surgery of course that they can transport me to the hospital. The team at the surgical center is great. Heather from Dr Pousti’s office met with me after I changed into surgical gown and we discussed goals more. I honestly got more opportunities to discuss goals than I would say my last 2 breast surgeries combined. That’s how caring and serious he is about his patients to make sure to achieve their goals with realistic expectations. As you can see my pre-op pic I have some asymmetry and I said that is my #1 goal in addition to removing the capsular. I brought more wish pics and told Heather 600-650cc HP but would be happy with 600. Then Dr Pousti came in and marked me with his famous red and purple and blue markers which to this day at 2 weeks post-op typing this review, I still cannot remove all the purple marker off esp since you can’t shower as long as you have all these bolster dressing on. I’ll talk more about these dressings later.
Anyway, I always like a dr that marks his patients up which makes me feel confident he is detailed oriented and thorough about what he is going to operate on. Maybe I’m just nitpicking but always wonder if they remember which boob has which issue to correct once you go under…if they don’t mark it up ????.

I was told the surgery would take 4 hrs or more but I got done in 3 hrs. All I remember was I woke up and the nurse said it’s done and I feel like I just went to sleep seconds ago. No issue w the anesthesia when I told them I always get the shakes coming out of anesthesia so please do what they can to prevent. No shakes at all. No pain either since they gave me pain in my IV. Dr Pousti walked by and I asked greedily how many cc and he said 650cc and I was so happy and fell back to sleep.

An hour later I was released. My sister picked me up. I had no major pain as I had expected for both pocket revision. In fact I was up the rest of the day walking around the house watching TV. It was almost as easy as the second breast augmentation. Pain for first BA was a 10 like a truck hit you. Pain for second BA was a 4. This one was a 5 which is tolerable with Percocet. I took the pain meds instructed every 4 hrs but I could not sleep well w Percocet and it would give me a migraine, so I quit it by Day 2 after surgery. I just took 2 extra strength Tylenol every 6 hrs from day 2 to day 10. I have not needed anything since there’s not much pain since.

The Itches drive me insane!

Yes with the tape to hold the dressing under each breast as well as the cleavage area, and I was told it stays on for 5-6 weeks with the surgical bra on, until Dr says I can remove them. Well I have always had skin allergy to anything constricting and the glue from the tape also causes me to rip it off by day 5 and replaced with a cloth tape I bought from Amazon. Needless to say that doesn’t help either. So I took antihistamine to go to sleep so I wouldn’t scratch. Well in the morning I wake up with broken skin for scratching the itches in my sleep. Oh did I mention I had 4 drains..2 on each side. Those things were so hard to hide even under big jacket. The bulbs that the drainage go into are the size of a grenade. Where those bulbs rubbed against my skin I scratched like hell. Anyway I got the drains removed at day 10 by Daisy she was very good at not hurting me when pulling it out. She even extra numbed me.

So I would say the hardest part of this recovery is the damn itchiness which I now have to air out my skin about an hour a day to let the raw skin heal. I bought new dressing from the pharmacy and changed them this week. Daisy from Dr office would call every day to check on me, which is so sweet. When I told her I took off the dressing and changed to new one and taped myself back, she wasn’t too happy with it. I cannot believe any girl here has not have the same itch monster as I have and dutifully keep their bolster dressing in all place intact from the day of the surgery until 6 weeks later. If Dr Pousti is reading this he will kill me at my one month post op…he will say I mess up my results which I’m worried but I really am going crazy with the rash and I take so much antihistamine that I’m so dopey at work. And I sleep with a bottle of hydrocortisone on each side my body so I can apply it in the middle of the night.

The other hardest part is keeping your arms close to you like T-Rex. I tried but it’s hard esp when every thing you do even putting on clothes you have to use your arms and move them. But this I will comply as much as possible.

As far as my new breasts, it’s too early to tell as they change a lot each week and I’m about 2.5 weeks out. They do look a lot better than before. They don’t feel as high as I thought higher profile would look but again it’s too early to tell. They do seem symmetrical but not 100%. Dr Pousti already advised me that no 2 breasts look identical. Breast are sisters not twins…or something like that. So I will be patient as the full results aren’t until 6-12 months. So far I like them though. I’m the only one that sees them. The guy I was dating for a while broke off w me the day I asked him to come and help change my dressing tape. Very sad as it was the day after Christmas. I’m just going to focus on taking care of myself and can’t wait to be in a bikini Ina few months.

I will post more pics at my 1 month post op. I can’t wait to see Dr Pousti again!
A well run office. I’ve been in enough plastic surgeons office and know while the skill of the surgeon is utmost important, it is how the office staff interact with patients before and after that’s crucial for me. Everyone is professional. I get to talk to Dr Pousti several times when I called and never get the run around. He’s very honest with his opinion and he listens to you. No question is stupid. I am impressed with everyone here.


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I am posting my results related to breast augmentation (BA) from 800cc (silicone) to 1530cc (saline). This is my 4th BA. The first one was performed in early 1990’s 500cc saline implants. A few years later, due to deflation of one implant, had both removed and replaced for 650cc saline implants. I had the implants for close to 13 years. I decided to have the implants removed and replaced along with a full lift in September 2014. I decided to go with silicone and 800cc. I was expecting my breast to have a nice lift and more fullness. The doctor who performed my surgery was awesome and my lift results were good; however, I did not obtain the look I wanted. According to the doctor, I would not be able to have a “fake” look because I naturally have a lot of breast tissue and the lift removed tissue thus making my breast look the same size as before.

My boyfriend knew I was not happy with the look so he began researching doctors who perform extra-large BA. He found Dr. Pousti. The doctor will over-inflate the implant (saline only) to allow for a larger size. He also performs internal breast lifts. We decided to meet the doctor and find out about both procedures.

When we arrived for “our” consult, the staff appeared nice and helpful. Once we were placed in a consultation room, the staff person assigned to assist us provided extensive information regarding the procedures. She was able to answer all questions we had. She suggested we find pictures of breast size and looks that we both liked in order for the doctor to understand what look and size we were going for. We took all the time we needed during this phase of the consult.

When we met the doctor, he was very nice and funny. He went over the procedures we were interested in, asked me if I was aware of the possible physical, emotional, and social changes that may occur after the procedures especially with larger breasts. He made sure I was aware of everything involved with the procedures. He also made sure to let me know that due to the amount of natural breast tissue I have, I may not be able to achieve the “fake” look I wanted. I was okay with that as long as I could have more fullness and an internal lift. After the consult, we decided to schedule that day.

I had my procedure in October, 2015. I provided the doctor with a board of pictures showing what I would like my breast to look like. He asked me again if I was sure I wanted to go bigger. I told him I was sure and I told him to keep the implant under 1600cc. I felt comfortable with the doctor and his staff. The facility was clean and the front desk staff nice. The surgery went well and I was back at my hotel that night sleeping.

I have been satisfied, so far, with the results. The lift is awesome. My breast, believe it or not, sometimes look small to me but I get a glimpse of myself in certain clothes and they look huge. I ended up with 1530cc’s. I am 5’2’’. I am overweight for my height but will be working on that this year. I will lose 30 lbs. to accentuate my breasts. I went from a 36H to a 36K.

I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone looking for a good doctor. I do recommend you have patience during a consult. Dr. Pousti is very busy. Although you will have an appointment, remember unexpected issues can arise and your appointment may be a little delayed but seeing the doctor is well worth the wait. Please remember to be nice to those who serve and although you are paying for a service, that does not mean you are entitled to bad behavior.

Sorry my post is long. I tried to keep it as short as possible. I could write so much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I don’t often use this site to post so I will try to check back for any questions.
Dr. Pousti and his staff were very attentive and professional during and after the procedure. I received calls from day one after the surgery up-to the first follow up. The doctor said I was “complication” free. My experience from beginning to-date has been positive. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone looking for extra large breast implants. Dr. Pousti is an expert in this type of BA.


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I had my first breast augmentation with a donut lift in 2001. I had 350cc mentor textured round. In august of 2015 I found a lump and with a sonogram was confirmed my left implant had ruptured. My original surgeon was deceased so having to find a new surgeon was stressful because i wanted it taken care of right away but wanted to do plenty of research to make sure I found they right surgeon for me. I found Dr. Pousti and I have not been disappointed. I was comfortable with him and his staff from the get go and he had plenty of experience with what i needed to have done, they were very informative easy to contact if I had any questions. Being 46 I contemplated even replacing the implant and just having complete removal. I did decide to replant and glad I did. The surgical staff was great about making me comfortable. They even used compression socks which was wonderful. Don’t know if thats normal for everyone but new to me and I loved them. I ended up with 475cc mentor high profile. The recovery has been so much better than first time. Day 1 came home very alert no pain watched tv no problems. Day 2 little rough had some nausea but they did give me anti naudea pills which did the trick, was sore but nothing out of control just took it easy watched movies. Day 3 still good no nausea no real pain. Day 4 switched to Tylenol working just fine hoping tomorrow I can quit that too and get my drain out. Still haven’t got to really look at my breast but will upload as soon as I get some pictures of them.
I would recommend Dr Pousti to anyone, I had the best experience, so glad I chose him.


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I am currently 6 days post op from a complicated breast revision to fix bottoming out, capsular contracture, and to switch implants from over the muscle to under the muscle (First BA from a diff PS). Dr. Pousti is the best, I traveled from LA where I have consulted with other breast revision specialists in Beverly hills, but Dr. Pousti is definitely trumped them all with his skill and experience. I am so grateful to have found him, he and his staff are all so wonderful and genuinely care for you.
As a nursing student, I was very impressed by how professional and thorough the entire surgery process was, all the steps meticulously taken pre op to post op exactly like any other real surgical procedure done in a hospital not for aesthetic purposes. They encouraged deep breathing post op to prevent pneumonia, and I even went home with ted hose to prevent any possibility of dvt (despite the fact I’m a perfectly healthy 22 year old with no risk factors). My friends who have gotten BAs and myself did not have this kind of car for our surgeries with other plastic surgeons!
A+++ for Dr. Pousti and his team!


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I had this condition for several years. My husband and I found Dr. Tom Pousti when his name came up in a Google search. We were specifically looking for a surgeon who had an expertise in repairing the type of condition I had. From our first consultation with Dr. Pousti, we knew we had found a caring, compassionate Dr. with a down to earth concern for our best interests and expectations. At one time Dr. Pousti performed the full gamut of cosmetic surgery procedures. In the last 5 years, his work has been focused on revisionary surgery. So this Dr. knows his stuff! Dr. Pousti explained what he would do to correct the serious scarring around my rt. implant. On the day of surgery, his staff was so attentive to my every comfort. They were all so warm and personable! I felt so cared for and it really contributed in easing me into the O.R. experience. Dr. Pousti used all of his most effective modalities of his craft to create a soft and natural breast! I am a woman of faith! I prayed over the years that God would provide a powerful healing to my capsular contraction. I sincerely believe that Dr. Pousti, his skills, and his wonderful staff are an answer to my prayers. I’m still recovering from the procedure, but all is going very well!
I would give Dr. Pousti and his staff 5 stars in each area of review! With all of the patients who come to him for procedures, he is a very busy Dr. The wait times have at times been rather extended, but well worth it. Impeccable bedside manners to him and his staff. Their follow up is impeccable as well! God bless them!


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I cannot say enough wonderful things about the results from my procedure! I have been a nurse for 14 years and I know good surgical work when I see it. Not only is Dr. Pousti and his entire office staff extremely professional and courteous, but they provide top-notch care.

Three years ago I had my original augmentation, and decided to go back for a little bit bigger and to have “the girls” brought together more with an internal bra. I went in well prepared with photographs of what I wanted done and what I was hoping to achieve as a final outcome, and Dr. Pousti knew immediately how he was going to handle my case.

After my initial office visit I was able to make an immediate appointment for surgery in 2 weeks. Surgery went fabulous and despite being in a little more discomfort than the initial procedure I had done, I could not have asked for better results. At 2 1/2 months out my new breasts are already settling into place, and they look amazing! They have exactly the right shape and profile that I was hoping to achieve, and I already barely see the incisions that were needed to place the implants. If you come in with realistic expectations and are open to suggestions about how to achieve the best look for your body type, you will not be disappinted.

It’s true, Dr. Pousti creates perfection!

Dr. pristine is one of the most kind and gentle physicians that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I work with doctors daily and have come across for you and all of my years of nursing who are as compassionate and considerate of their patients needs. Dr. Pousti is a perfectionist and this comes across in his fine attention to detail. I don’t know of many doctors that will hold your hand in the operating room until you completely go under, but this was my experience and I felt so safe in his care. I never felt rushed in his office and always had my questions answered thoroughly.


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I don’t even know where to begin…..Dr. Pousti and his staff are beyond amazing.
I feel like the second time around was a lot scarier than the first for me because i knew what to expect and I was also so used to my breasts already (9 years) so I just couldn’t picture myself with anything different.
The minute Dr Pousti came in the room I already knew he was the one! Just his energy alone was so calming. I told him what I was looking to do and he listened to everything and then told me what he thought would be best for me for the outcome I wanted. It was like he could read my mind! He knew exactly what I was looking for. 🙂 I visited him twice and on the second appt I made my surgery date.
On the day of surgery I was not nervous one bit! At all! Everyone at the surgery center was also so amazing they took such good care of me. It was such a pleasure being there. I felt like I was at a spa that’s how relaxed I was.
It’s been about 2 weeks since my surgery and I feel great! The pain was nothing like the first time. I think I felt to good I wanted to get up and do things lol. the dr ended up putting 700cc silicone ultra high profile implants in. I was 420cc before (wt. 115 ht. 5’3). They look amazing already!!!!
When I got to finally see them for the first time at my post op appt I couldn’t believe how they looked I was so happy. Once Vanessa( she is so amazing by the way, she kept me laughing the whole time) took the bandages off I just couldn’t stop smiling!
Thank you to all of you that were part of this amazing experience and for checking up on me every couple days.

Dr. Pousti has this energy about him that I just can’t explain. He is truly amazing at what he does and takes such good care of his patients. I felt so comfortable and at ease around him he made my experience an unforgettable one.


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I had implants placed originally when I was 35. Now that I’m 53 Ive found one of my implants had deflated and the other had a slow leak. It was time to replace them. I researched and was referred by several other doctors to Dr Pousti. Now I can see why. What a top notch professional and staff! Can not say enough great things about my whole experience with them, it was wonderful. I can’t think of one thing they could improve on. If you need any type of breast surgery, Dr Pousti is your guy!
Dr Pousti is at the top of his field and it shows. He and his staff are very knowledgable and will make you feel at ease at every turn of your journey. Loved my experience with Dr Pousti!


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After having surgery with a Dr. out of state, I went onto this sight for advice re: drain removal. Not only did Dr. Pousti respond immediately discouraging me from removing my own drains, [Now I realize just how STUPID that thought was!] but, also spoke with me directly when I called his office to inquire if he could help me.
Fate was definitely at work here! It was worth taking most of a day to drive 130 each way. He and all his staff made me realize the difference between my Dr. and Dr. Pousti. Let’s just say it was worth the drive, in more ways than one!
If you want an attentive, knowledgeable surgeon that’s also a “good guy”, look no further. Additionally, Dr. Pousti is skilled in his field…. all this with a kind, welcoming staff. What more can a person ask for??
Thank you all for your help and compassion from another happy client!
Head and shoulders above the norm!


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I received my first breast augmentation in 2012 and didn’t do enough research on the procedure and surgeon to realize that going under the muscle is the way to go. As a result, my 450cc implants placed over the muscle have bottomed out and developed capsular contracture. They are also too far apart…they just don’t look right lol.
The first consultation I went to was with Dr. Linder in Beverly Hills. Along with stating that he does not feel comfortable performing revision surgeries from over the muscle to under due to having terrible results and would keep my implants over the muscle with an internal sling, I did not really get a genuine vibe from him overall. I did more research specifically looking for a surgeon who has a lot of experience in bottoming out repair and specializes in breast revisions and discovered Dr. Pousti. He had so many before and after pictures and reviews of great looking revision results. My consultation with him and his staff was wonderful, and I even met with some of his post op patients whose results looked amazing. Dr. Pousti and his staff were so friendly, and Dr. Pousti seemed very experienced and totally confident in fixing my breast issues. He is going to switch my over the muscle implants to a larger size, place them under the muscle, perform a breast pocket revision with internal sutures to prevent the implants from displacing laterally and bottoming out, and remove the hardened scar tissue that has formed around my implant. My surgery date is in 3 weeks, I am so excited (:
Incredibly sweet and experienced.


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I live in Texas, I flew in for a consultation in San Deigo after making several calls and emails. I decided to take the plunge. I researched him UP and DOWN. Nothing but good results. Even the bad ones he even offered to fix for free!! (He told me if anything goes wrong with mine Ill only have to pay for the materials) THATS ALL YOU CAN EVER ASK FOR, if you think somone should do more than your unreasonable… (look at my history). Anyways Hes friendly his staff is friendly!!! Im terrible with names… But literally his staff goes ABOVE AND BEYOND ANY STAFF. I’ve ever MET.

I went into surgery that friday. They Gave me socks and stuff so I would be comfortable. I forgot to wear panties that day (OPPPSS) the nurse told me that was one less thing we need to worry about. Dr pousti asked me to act like we never met and tell me exactly what I wanted again. Just to make sure my opinion didnt change and I knew exactly what I was getting into and he started drawing… YES DRAWING!!!

He drew where the implants where going to where the stiches where going to go and WROTE SILICONE on my tummy. The lady who put my other was super sweet she was from louisana I belive, And she put me other while we where talking about food…. I woke up and there was another nurse waking me up. She told me I needed to eat somthing. I looked at her and said Give me chicken fried steak. She told my it was the dimerol talking. I ate the cracker and drank the soda. I was on my way back to the hotel room… On bed rest I had DRAINS… UGH they where Annoying but worth it to stay healthy and beautiful of course. I had to breath in and out really hard “even if it hurt” to keep from suffering any complications…. and wigle my feet every hour to keep from clotting. Went back to Dr pousti for the post op appointment. They told me my wraps where not ready to come off but showed me pictures of how my breast looked right after surgery…. They looked so prefect!!!

So now im back in Texas its been 3 weeks of bathing from the waist down and im not allowed to remove my wraps STILL!!!! I have peaked SHHHH!!!! dont tell him and they still look prefect… I pretty much feel Normal. I mean this surgery was a BREEZE I feel some tightness but they gave me Diazpam and honey it make the muscles relax… TRUST.

I cant wait to show your pictures, if you read my other reviews you know that I always post a ton of pictures however theres REALLY nothing to show there wraped up in his FAMOUS bulstering and im wearing a thong bra over that with a medial sports bra on…. But trust me there will be tons of pictures to come.

One thing I also want to Mention is that they still call my daily to check on me.
Great he was really awesome =)


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I am 30 years old with my 4th breast augmentation. My previous 3 breast augmentations were done in Texas. My first one was at 21, of course I was way to young and not enough experience to choose the right doctor at my young age. After my first augmentation, I waited 6 months to find another doctor to correct my surgery. I went from an A cup to 525cc. 6 years past after my second child , I had lost tons of weight down to 103, started competing in fitness and figure, and thought I should get my boobs 1 cup smaller down to 425cc. I felt comfortable for a while, years past and gained weight, my body changed with other surgeries, so my lower body just looked way too small. By then I had gained 40 extra lbs , my boobs looked way too small and sagged. I felt like I needed a lift, bigger boobs to accentuate my waist, to feel proportionate to my lower body.

I researched in Texas , looked at photos of different women and how their boobs looked according to having similar bodies as mine. Found nothing in Texas, so decided to research further, until I came across Dr. Tom Pousti’s website. I compared his other patients photos to the ones I had of how I wanted my boobs to look . I liked what I seen online, read patient reviews, seen patient videos on you tube, so I decided to consult with Dr. Pousti and his staff. His staff and him are very professional , answered all my questions I had through email. They responded to my email very quick in a professional and timely manner. I emailed them photos of how I wanted my boobs to look.

Once I felt like they answered all my questions , especially me coming from Texas , made me feel comfortable traveling to San Diego to have my surgery. Sometime went by, to give me time to decided he would be the correct Doctor to finally give me the results I wanted all along. I booked my appointment.
I wasn’t nervous because they made me feel really comfortable before visiting San Diego. The day of my consultation, the day before my surgery I went in and had another consultation in person . Dr. Pousti and his nurses assisted me and went through all the paper work with me, very thorough by the way. Also, answered all my questions, looked over the pics. I went in knowing exactly on the look I chose for myself. I felt that helped, me to decide on the size of implants I had in mind , after studying my own body and how I think the size of implant would look on my body.
The day of surgery Dr. Pousti and his nurses were at the hospital and helped me with everything I needed. Dr. Pousti talked to me the morning before performing surgery went over the breast size I planned to achieve. I chose to go from a 425cc-1150cc . I am very happy of my results. What I like about Dr. Pousti is he is very professional, and loves his work, that’s important to me. Dr. Pousti listened and helped me achieve my look! I am super happy. I now have amazing boobs achieved the look. I am very helpful of Dr. Pousti and his nurses for taking care of me, I am very appreciative.
My recommendation in choosing the correct Doctor to perform surgery on you is extremely important. When you are young, or its your first surgery , you have no clue of where to start, I do recommend doing your research for a long time, making sure of the look you want, and overall choosing the correct Doctor that’s going to help you accomplish your look.
I have zero regrets of choosing Dr. Pousti. By the way, once I flew back to Texas , Dr. Pousti and his staff called me everyday to check up on me, that shows excellent bed side manners.
I give Dr. Pousti and his staff a 10. I am again very happy and thankful for my results.
I give Dr. Pousti a five star.


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Dr Pousti had done my breast implants several years ago. I went from a Large A to a Small C. Incisions are negligible, breasts are centered and perfectly proportionate to my body build. As a result, 6 of my friends used him for either Breast Aug, Breast Reduction, or Breast Reconstruction and everyone is still happy.
I visited Dr Pousti again recently to see if it was time to re-do my Breast Augmentation from a medical standpoint.
He recommended against it. He said of course there are Dr’s who will do it but I should wait 2 more years and check again. He said they look amazing are don’t touch them. He does not make money with this recommendation but it is a clear indication of his honesty and expertise.
Dr Pousti can be thoroughly trusted as a plastic surgeon.


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I’m a native San Diegan and have had three breast implant surgeries before coming to dr poutsi. I first had saline implants put in at age 22, through my belly button, which turned out to be a nightmare. I had capsular contracture and nine months later the same Doctor, in la jolla did them again through the nipple. I moved out of state for college and had issues again from them. I went to another doctor in Tulsa Oklahoma who did a pretty good job but they weren’t great. I later learned the vast differences between cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Please be aware that while cosmetic surgeons might have good instentions, their skill, qualifications, experience and care are not up to speed with plastic surgeons such as dr poutsi. Before even having implants put in at 22, I looked up dr poutsi but didn’t want to wait for an opening to have a consult so I went with the la jolla Doctor. I wish I had first gone to see dr poutsi but can’t go back in time. I am so happy I was finally able to see him and have a real, skilled expert work on me. I had surgery on October 15 and he did pocket repair and a slightly larger implant. I am still wearing my surgical bra so I can really tell yet how they look but I can already see a difference. The placement is 100 times better than I had before. He is the best doctor in San Diego and probably ranks in the top 10 in the nation. I can’t wait to be completely recovered because I know I will look and feel great. Dr poutsi is caring, calm, precise, skilled, and always makes me laugh at least twice when I see him. His staff is wonderful and very thoughtful too. I would ONLY recommend dr poutsi as a plastic surgeon and I am very grateful for what he has done for me.
Very skilled. An expert plastic surgeon. Very caring, knowledgable and has a calm presence put me at ease going in surgery. I had no doubt that he could help me and both of us think I will be very pleased with the results.


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After many surgeries, complications, and many deflations, and my last implant rupture in July, I had to have yet another surgery, my confidence level was low, with all the surgeries I was never that happy, it was always fixing something. My hope was to find a surgeon like no other I had before. Through much searching, and I mean searching I found Dr Tom Pousti. I read everything I could find about him, then when I saw him, I knew he was the one. I traveled from Dallas Tx, the whole experience was awesome, Dr Pousti has a calm confidence that I felt all my worries, and fears disappear, he is truly amazing, and did a incredible job, my breasts look the best they ever have! His staff, all the girls in the office, Vanessa is a doll, she took wonderful care of me, checked on me everyday, I’m only 6 weeks out, and very happy!!! I highly recommend Dr Pousti, it was way worth the travel, and money spent, and I was in incredible hands for sure!
Dr Pousti and I, went over many things about my surgery, after all I didn’t have room for more complications, I had one breast that was hard, and one ruptured, rippling in both, symmetry off, he took every thing into consideration what would be best, and the fact that I was out of state. I really had never felt so comfortable, I just told Dr Pousti do what you believe will give me the best results, and least complications. I thought I would wake up with a whole lift and incisions, to my SURPRISE, I didn’t just a small incision on my nipples, so amazing! Dr Pousti did everything internally, he went a little larger to get the best look for me, I’m only 6 weeks and they look awesome!! I’ve seen many Plastic Surgeons, none compare to Dr Pousti!!!


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“I’ve been meaning to send this email since I had my consultation September 9th. I would first off like to thank you for your honesty. As hard as it was to hear the truth, I think it was necessary. As much as I would like to solve my breast implant issues, I think you are 150% right in everything you said and perhaps right now is not the right time. I do need to take care of some personal/internal issues, and be 100% before having another surgery. I really appreciate the fact that you have taken my best interest into consideration, and respect your decision. Thank you very much for being straight forward with me, and for caring about me as a person, it means more than you know. I would also like to thank Vanessa for taking the time to talk with me after our consultation. She reassured me completely, and I felt ok knowing that I would not be booking a surgery, but that the door was still open. Thank you very much for putting things into perspective for me, I’m very happy I came all the way to San Diego to meet with you in person. I hope to be in touch at some point in the future, at a better time… Thank You”

This is the email I sent shortly after flying to San Diego from Toronto Canada to see Dr. Pousti in person. I have had a very rough experience – having had 3 surgeries within 8 months due to complications – and am currently in need of another (revision). I wanted to meet Dr. Pousti because based on my previous experiences I’ve realized that it’s very important to have a surgeon who genuinely cares. Although my consultation did not result in me booking a surgery – I truly believe it’s for the best – Dr. Pousti was very open and honest with me about my situation – that he can help me with my issues (double bubble and capsular contractor) – but that he sensed that there were internal issues that I needed to deal with. It was emotionally difficult yet also a relief to hear his observations – because It made me realize that he is 100% right – Breast Implant (Revision) Surgery is a major surgery – and one should be physically, mentally and emotionally at their best prior to. I left San Diego knowing that I found a surgeon who can help me – but who also genuinely cares about my well being. I will not be having surgery at the moment – but I plan on contacting Dr. Pousti in the future.


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I came to Dr. Pousti 5 years out from a traditional breast augmentation, over the muscle. When researching the best doctors for the original procedure, Dr. Pousti was on the list, but I lived in Illinois and did not want to travel. I was borderline lift at that time. Since then, my breast have continued to sag dramatically. Three years ago I relocated to California. I was excited to be able to talk to Dr. Pousti about what he could do for me. I consulted Dr. Pousti and he gave me several options, allowing me to be in control of how I wanted this handled. His mannerism was professional, friendly, comfortable, and nothing but pleasant. During the consult and pre-op visit, not only the Doctor, but his staff went above and beyond with courtesy and respect. They made me feel like I was the only patient in the clinic. Every detail was explained and every question was answered. The day of surgery, Dr. Pousti again explained the entire procedure in detail to ensure that I was getting exactly what I wanted. The outcome is AMAZING! I am 6 days post op and couldn’t be happier. I had my post-op appointment and had my drains removed PAIN FREE! I am returning to work in a few days after expecting to be out much longer. His care and compassion, personalized approach, and dedication to his job is without words. Prior to having my procedure with him, I had several friends ask me about getting a breast augmentation. We recommended Dr. Pousti without hesitation. Three of my friends have been to him, even before I did, and had phenomenal results. I knew I would be satisfied as well. A huge thanks to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff at the clinic and the surgery center. He is definitely the best around and I would recommend his services for anyone needing any kind of cosmetic surgery. We only have one body and should seek the best of the best to look our BEST! Thank you Dr. Pousti and your amazing staff.
From~ Your VIP patient!!!!
Dr.’s staff called me every day following surgery, including the evening of to make sure that I had everything I needed, no questions, and no concerns. I even received flowers upon leaving my post op visit. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!!


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I was in a horrible horrible position a year and a half ago. I needed a miracle to help me. After a lot of praying, God sent Dr. Pousti from heaven to help me. I feel extremely privileged that he was able to come to my rescue. A couple of years ago I got a breast augmentation from a Doctor that is obviously not very experienced. Shortly after, I experienced capsulation in one of the breasts. The doctor told me we had to have another surgery. Because of her lack of experience, she did not take the known proper precautions to prevent the same problem from reoccurring. She also gave me horrible post-care instructions which shortly resulted in exposure. I realized I was not with the right doctor and quickly researched who the best doctor would be to fix this mess. Well I did find the best doctor in the world that was able to heal me in the best manner. He knew right away how to fix my problem. He cared so much about me and made sure that I was given the best treatment possible. It was obvious that he is very experienced and has magic hands and a magic mind. His first concern was always my health. He always wanted to make sure I was healthy. After following the exact orders of Dr. Pousti, I am happy again. He was able to safely heal me and fix my breasts. Not only that, they look better than before! This is a miracle, given I may have had to remove the implants completely for good if it wasn’t for Dr. Pousti! I pray all the time to thank God for giving me Dr. Pousti. My husband is also a huge fan of Dr.Pousti, he makes us both feel very comfortable. He always involves my husband and talks to him. He is always there for us when we have any questions or concerns. Even though he is very busy and always has lots of patients, he makes sure to give us his time and full attention.


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I had my salines replaced with silicone a month ago. I am extremely happy with my results Dr Pousti performed. He did my original saline implants 10 years ago and I had no problems, I wanted silicone implants so I came back to see him. His staff is amazingly sweet and caring. Vanessa and Daisy called me on a daily basis for two weeks after my surgery to ensure all was well. My daughter also wanted implants and I referred her to Dr Pousti. He and his staff are the best!!!


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By far the most kind, polite and professional office staff I have met in a long time. I felt a genuine welcome and kindness when I walked in the door and was treated with the same friendliness by everyone I saw that day. I was able to calm my nerves right away and concentrate on the many questions I had regarding my recent saline leak. Dr Pousti and his staff never ever rushed me and in fact, made me feel as if I was the only person with an appointment that day. My consultation consisted of talking to Jessica about my reason for my visit, looking over pictures, trying on sizers and also meeting real patients of Dr Pousti. I met 4 of his patients that day. They ranged from 1 month post surgery, 1 year post surgery and several years post surgery. I was impressed with how soft and natural they all looked and felt. Yes, Dr Pousti ‘s patients advised me to feel their breast since I was considering exchanging my saline for silicone. I have to say it made it easier for me than having to go up to friends and ask if I could touch theirs. I’m just not a touchy-touchy person I guess. My consultation lasted more than 2 hours and Dr Pousti blew me away with his mannerism and expertise. I had breast augmentation about 10 years ago by another surgeon; saline, under the muscle, and the recovery was rough or maybe I should say, highly inconvenient because it takes the body quite some time to heal. I am recently separated so I had pulled out money from my retirement to help me get situated…and then one day I look down and see my left breast is deflated. One breast is obviously smaller than the other. Initially I am very disappointed and frustrated that it couldn’t have happened at a more inconvenient time but after talking to Dr Pousti, I feel a sense of relief that I found him online (after sleepless nights of research) and he will be doing my surgery.


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I had my first breast augmentation about 18 years ago and was not happy with the results. I immediately had severe skin tenting and symmastia. The doctor tried fixing it by putting in some sutures but it didn’t work. I started looking for another doctor to fix it when I was able to save enough money. However, life and having kids kind of put a hault to my search. Well, as fate may be, one of my saline implants deflated so it was time that I did some searching. Thank goodness for the Internet, I am able to do my researches more thoroughly now. After a long time of researching, I knew Dr. Pousti was the one who could help me. As soon as I met him in person, I knew he was the one for me. He was one of the sweetest doctors I have ever met. He truly listened to me and was honest and upfront with what I can expect. So, I am 2 months post op still wearing my thong bra, but I really like the results so far. I went with silicone and under the muscle this time. Although I see some skin tenting still, it has improved drastically. I’m hoping it will continue to improve. I’m crossings fingers…. As for the size, shape, and position of my new breasts, I love them!!! I know that I will be able to wear low cut shirts and feel confident about myself. Dr. Pousti and his staff are wonderful people. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Thank you Dr. Pousti!!!
Dr. Pousti is very sweet and caring. He really listened to my concerns and was upfront and honest with me.


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Dr. Pousti and his staff are AMAZING! I am a Physician Assistant in the aesthetic field, and I went to multiple consults in order to find the right plastic surgeon for me. I originally had a B cup, saline implants and was looking to swap them out for a C cup, silicone implants. From the minute Dr. Pousti walked in the door during the consult, I knew I was in good hands! Not only is he a down to earth doctor who makes you feel comfortable and at ease, but he also a very skilled and knowledgable plastic surgeon who keeps up to date on the newest and latest advances in the medical field. I am approximately 2 weeks post-surgery and very happy with my results 🙂


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From the moment I stepped into Dr. Pousti’s office I felt so welcome and put at ease. Everyone on his staff is so friendly, helpful and answered questions anytime I had them. Dr. Pousti is a brilliant plastic surgeon and a true gentlemen. He’s an awesome doctor that really cares about your happiness. He filled me in on all the pros and cons and has a great demeanor. He made my breasts just how I envisioned! I got silicone 800 cc and they fit my body perfectly! I’m 5’6, 126 lbs, 34 DDD and they really gave me the shape I’ve always wanted. Don’t worry about the numbers of cc’s, go for the look you want to achieve! I wanted an hourglass figure and now I have it thanks to Dr. Pousti. My husband says he loves Dr. Pousti everyday! Highly recommend!


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My wife had implant exchange with Dr. Pousti. From a husband’s stand point, I was extremely pleased with Dr. Pousti and his staff. From the first consultation, I was included in all of the discussions. The staff made sure that I had all of my questions answered and treated me with nearly as much care as they did my wife. Heather was always amazing as was the rest of the staff. During surgery I was informed of the status of my wife. After surgery, Dr Pousti made it a point to personally let me know everything went well. On our follow up visits, we were always treated as though we were important. I have been very pleased with the professionalism from everyone at his office. The results are amazing. What a difference from the last version. Great choices by Dr. Pousti to get the look we were hoping for. Much more natural looking. Very happy.
Dr Pousti took all my fears away about my BA surgery. The entire staff is phenomenal, especially Heather and Vanessa. They made sure I got the exact look I wanted. The staff called me every day after my surgery to ask how I was doing and to find out if I needed anything. Heather was the nurse assisting in the surgery room and took the edge off with her warm smile and bubbly personality. Vanessa took her time removing my stitches and it was painless. She made sure to comfort me and distract me so I wouldn’t focus on the stitches being removed. The staff even gave me flowers after my surgery during my check-up visit post-op. They are the superheroes of cosmetic surgery!!


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I had my revision surgery a month ago they look so good. I’m very pleased with dr poustis work. My results look amazing. My first boob job was a horrible experience and dr pousti completely fixed and transformed them into amazing results. Vanessa has helped me a lot and taken very good care of me during my healing process. thank you dr pousti, Vanessa and the whole staff


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Dr. Pousti has done an absolute fantastic job with my breasts so far, I just had the surgery done 17 days ago but I am very happy with the outcome and I can’t wait until my breasts are fully healed. His nurse HEATHER is absolutely AWESOME. She’s very caring, kind, helpful & a joy to be around! All of Dr. Pousti’s staff has been very helpful & informative.
Dr. Pousti is very concerned about safety and makes sure that he knows what you exactly want so everyone will be very happy. My breast surgery was almost painless. Dr. Pousti is the expert and knows how to satisfy his patients!


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One month out and recovery moving forward nicely. I had Alograft with my procedure because of severe scar tissue from myv original surgery with another doctor. I was in severe pain and was embarrassed by the obvious differences.
Already there is a huge improvement regarding softness!
The ladies are wonderfully helpful regardless of the request. I saw Vanessa this past Friday who always gives the most helpful suggestions. I’m so happy to have the ongoing support of Dr. Tom and his excellent staff!¡
Dr Tom made me feel confident immediately! I loved being so welcomed upon walking into the office at the front desk. His manor is comforting, confident, and makes me feel beautiful each visit. He is FABULOUS!!


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Having a larger bust size without all the padding is something I have always wanted but never acted on…I guess because as a mom, we always put everyone else’s needs before our own. I’ve been happily married for over 20 yrs to a man who thought my body was already perfect which was probably another reason why I kept putting it off. Well age 49 rolled around and I thought to myself “what am I waiting for…this is what I really want?” I never do anything for myself so this was a huge step for me to say the least. I decided to do some research online and found it very helpful to read reviews and see actual pictures of before and after. After many hours of reading reviews, I narrowed it down to 3 Dr.’s in San Diego and made apts to visit each. The first one I actually considered going with since he seemed very nice and competent but I knew I the smart thing would be to meet with three and weigh them all together. The second Dr. I met with was Dr. Pousti and by the end of my visit something in my gut told me this was the Dr. I could trust to take care of me….and he has certainly gone above and beyond his word. I never actualy met with the third Dr. since I knew Dr. Pousti was the one. My first surgery was April 2014 and my goal was to be taken from a C cup to a full DD. The CC’s selected were 560 in saline and being I was 5′ 3″ weighing 115lbs at the time that should have been more that adequate to obtain my goal. My surgery went great and I couldn’t have been happier with the shape and size…they were perfect! A couple months passed and after the swelling went down and they began to drop into their pockets my anatomy somehow absorbed them. Anyone looking at them would have said they were a perfect pair, however I had invisioned exactly that but just a little larger. I really hated to say anything to my husband or Dr. Pousti because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone….my hasband had supported me through the process and Dr. Pousti created two of the most perfect D breast anyone could ask for. I actually ended up waiting a year before I told my husband and he again supported me and told me to contact Dr. Pousti and ask there was a way to add more saline. I sent an e-mail and with open arms was ask to return so they could see what was necessary to get the results I wanted. After talking with Dr. Pousti he recommended a much higher cc#’s but assured me that it’s only a # and that the same CC’s on one person could look completely different on someone else even starting at the same size….I myself found was a perfect example of this. Dr Pousti explained the necessary CC’s to get the size and fullness I wanted and recommended an internal bra to maintain that look even without wearting a bra and to prevent sagging down the line. Dr. Pousti told me before the surgery the cc#’s would be somewhere between 900 and 1000CC’s but the number did not faze me because I knew he would add whatever was necessary to get me to my goal. 1000 CC’s it ended up being and I’m telling they are exactly the full DD I envisioned! I’m hoping to be able to add pictures soon for comparison, because that # might sound huge to most trying to decide for themselves but remember not to focus on the #. I am three weeks post op and had them unrapped today and they are the most perfect set!!! I’m so extreamly happy I did this for myself. Dr. Pousti is an amazing Dr that really cares about every detail and takes his work to heart. When I started this process I was first very reluctant to put my story or pictures out there because I’m a very private person but then after time I realized it was the stories I read that helped me narrow down my search to to Dr Pousti. Thank you Dr. Pousti for everything you did for me….I’m so glad I found you…your the greatest!! Dr Pousti is the most professional and friendly Doctor I have ever met! He walked me through every step of the procedure and even met with me prior to the surgery to make sure every last detail was covered to get the results I wanted. Choosing Dr. Pousti for my breast agmentation proceedure and revision proceedure was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.!


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Dr. Pousti preformed my breast augmentation and lift over 9 years ago. So, when my right silicon implant ruptured, there were only one place I was going to go to get it fixed. Back to Dr. Pousti. He replaced my silicon implants, revised lift and I couldn’t be more happy. I recommend Dr. Pousti and his staff.
Dr. Pousti is perfect and his office staff is top notch. Daisy calls me everyday since the procedure to see how I am doing (it’s been a week and a half) and I’m doing great.


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Best decision of my life. I’m beyond greatful and happy with the new joy in my life that Dr. Pousti has given me. I felt deformed for an entire year after my first BA as things went wrong from the beginning ie deformed cleavage & pain. I have my life and confidence back. Pre op 475 HP unders. Post op 595 HP unders with internal revision. Here is a link to the review of my first doctor. http://www.realself.com/review/plastic-surgery-nothwest-spokane-wa-breast-implants-ba-475-hp-muscle
Very intelligent! Comforting and charismatic. A true master of his trade. It’s hard to put into words just how amazing he was from start to finish, but my life is better after having met him.


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My name is Stephenie. First of all, I would like to thank Dr Pousti for the incredibly positive results which his knowledgeable surgical skills and superior clinical aftercare have provided me. When I first met him at his clinic, I had some very real concerns about my breasts and their appearance which were summarily degrading my self esteem and confidence. Dr Pousti thoroughly expressed his understanding of my concerns and in exquisite detail covered the procedure he proposed for me which could provide me with a whole new outlook regarding their revised size and the proportionate balance that it would provide me in appearance. With the full understanding of the procedure he proposed, I scheduled my procedure. After my surgery, I was remarkably excited about the new size of my breasts and was just as remarkably impressed with the amazing aftercare I received both at his clinic and the daily phone calls received from him and his amazing staff, checking up on me during my recovery period. Needless to say, Dr Pousti has remarkably restored my overall confidence in myself and in the incredible size and appearance of my new breasts. He has indeed captured the very essence of femininity needed in his extraordinary skills and concerns for his patients. I would also like to warmly express my thanks to his incredible clinical staff and team for their sustained personal care and attention extended to me throughout the past year since my surgery, which continues to this day. Whether you are still on the cusp of considering having a procedure performed or are in need of self encouragement from others who have experienced his procedures and aftercare, I would highly recommend any of the many beautification procedures offered by Dr Pousti, and his caring clinical staff. Infinite Hugs…


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I had a recent breast augmentation and lift by Dr. Pousti. I am very happy with my procedure…this doctor and his staff are absolutely amazing. I wanted to send a special Acknowledgement to Heather. She is amazing!!! She is always smiling and has a incredibly positive attitude. She goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. She truly cares and it shows. I am always excited to go to my appointments and see Dr. Pousti, Heather and the rest of the staff…I am very very glad I chose this doctor for my procedure.
Absolutely amazing. An incredible doctor and staff who really cares.


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I had my first BA in November 2011 performed by another PS. I was satisfied with the “natural look” at the time but as time progressed I wanted something more. After 8 months of research and deliberation I decided on revisionary ba with capsuloraphy. Every review I found about Dr. Pousti led me to him. This made my decision even more difficult because I love in East Texas and he’s in California. All I can say is it was well worth the trip . From my initial email just inquiring for information to the scheduling, pre-op upon my arrival, surgery and post-op care. Everything was absolute top notch. Dr. Pousti listened to my goals and concerns and followed through to provide me with amazing results.
My interest in BA revision was because I desired a more “perky”, round, full and more upper pole look.
Dr. Pousti recommended the internal sutures (capsulorrhaphy) as well in order to support the larger breasts. I also went from silicone to saline on order to achieve the large and round breast I desired.
My recovery so far has been fairly easy. Much easier than I expected. My BA was performed on Wednesday afternoon. When i awoke after the surgery I felt better than I did after my first BA procedure. After my first procedure I felt like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. It I didn’t feel that way at all this time. I was sore days 1 and 2. Day 2, my husband and I went out to dinner. By day 3, we went around town and out to lunch and dinner. By day 5, I felt good enough to spend most of the afternoon at the San Diego zoo. My recovery has been very smooth this far.
Dr. Pousti and his staff are wonderful. It was comforting meeting the OR nurse that would be in the OR with me at my in office pre-op appointment. Dr. Pousti made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I am just now 1 week post-op and his office has called everyday except Sunday to check on me. I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti.


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I flew in for surgery so I had my pre-op the day before surgery on the 18th May. I shared my concerns and desires with Dr Pousti. I wanted a internal bra and an increase of volume to around 2000-2200cc.
Next day came around quick early start had to be at the surgery centre at 5.45am, so my family dropped me off. Dr Pousti came for a quick visit to go over the pros and cons for this type of surgery. Surgery started at 7.00am and around 10.00am I was calling for my family to come and pick me up, they were already there waiting for me. I felt pretty good not much pain to start with. The nurse wheeled and helped me into our huge hire car.

The next day I was pretty sore from the internal bra so I had to have the pain killers I didn’t need the muscle relaxers. And for a couple of days I needed the nausea pills. With the pain killers block you up so you need to get some stool softeners. Day 3, I went back to Doc office and Dr Pousti said everything looks good. I did ask him about the size of the shells and he put in 650 shells overfilled to 2030cc, he said that the 800 shells would have been far too big for me and I would have had uni-boob problems. I came back on day 7 just to make sure everything was ok and I got the all clear to fly to Honolulu with my family. I took pain meds on the plane just to make sure I didn’t suffer. At this stage I was only taking one pain pill per night. We relaxed in Honolulu for another 10 days which was very nice.

I am now back home (3 weeks post op) still slow but getting much better. Looking forward to taking off the medical bra and bolsters. I will not post any photos until I can take these off. You can have a look for me on Dr Pousti website, its says that I am 41 from Oakland New Zealand as there are photos already there and I will be sending him updates at one month, three months, six months and a years time. I cant wait until six months time to see when they have settled to see a more final result. Many thanks to Dr Pousti and his team of staff.


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I had a breast augmentation in the Seattle area one year ago and was unhappy with the results. I did not feel that the surgeon listened to what I wanted. I feel he had already decided what he thought I should look like and didn’t deviate despite seeing my wish photos. He already chose the cc before surgery. In his defense, my starting point was very difficult as I have pectus excavatum and my breasts were far apart and I never had cleavage.

I have wanted a breast augmentation since I was 18. In my teens and 20s, before I had children, I was completely flat with 12% body fat. Before my first BA, I was about 10-15 pounds overweight and breast fed 3 children so had a lot of breast tissue/skin even though my breasts were size 34 A. With my first BA at 45 years old, I had 385cc silicone moderate profile.

I understand my anatomy dictated how they would look post-op but I was really unhappy from day one (blues big time, I cried the first day knowing it was not what I wanted) with the lack of cleavage and my body seemed to engulf the 385cc. My surgeon made it clear that high profile looked too fake and that 385 was the max we could go for my width of my chest. I felt post-op he could not wait for me to leave the room and would open the door “shooing me out” as I asked more questions. Totally disgusted with his arrogance, I never even went back for revisits after the 3 month mark. I do not like to write negative reviews so I am leaving his name out of this post. I could not get cleavage with pushup bras and did not look how I wanted to in bathing suits. My breasts were in my armpits. Very uncomfortable. I think I cried for 3 months straight regretting ever having the surgery.

Luckily, I found Real Self and did a lot of research knowing that I wanted to have a revision done. I came across Dr. Pousti’s name frequently for breast revisions. He has a wonderful reputation especially for breast revisions. I emailed him pictures because I am from out of state and he sent me a detailed email about the options for my situation. I flew in to see him (my choice) to see if I would be a good candidate because I felt my pectus excavatum was an issue and I wanted his opinion in person to see if he could help me and what were realistic expectations. He was amazing and spent 2-3 hours with us. I showed him pictures of what I wanted and he answered in detail any questions that I had. He did not want me to leave until I felt my questions were answered. I was very impressed with Dr. Pousti and his staff.

Two months later, June 8, 2015, I had my pre-op visit and we spent another 1-1.5hrs discussing what I wanted and what was possible. Dr. Pousti is down to earth and honest. He is a very busy man but MAKES the time to answer your questions. I appreciate his kindness. I was terrified to have the procedure done…one reason because I am terrified of going under anesthesia and two, I am terrified that my results will not be what I expect. On the day of surgery, he reviewed my pictures again, what I wanted and what was possible for my anatomy. He explained in detail what he was going to do as he drew on my chest. I felt completely safe in his hands. He is an artist…I can tell. He could tell how frightened I was to go under and made me feel calm as the anesthesia kicked in.
Overall very impressed with Dr. Pousti and his staff. Dr. Pousti cares about his clients and is an artist. He is a hard worker/perfectionist. The surgical center and staff were professional. The anesthesiologist was professional and thorough….I did not have emesis…!!!! I am only one day post-op so will continue to review on this site and could not fill out the aftercare part of the review. I feel like Dr. Pousti took his time and listened to me. I have my doctorate degree and am a nurse practitioner and I treat my clients very similarly with respect and I LISTEN to them and collaborate….crucial for success for treatment and healing. I love that about Dr. Pousti.


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Am loving my new set!! I’m 34 and for my second augmentation I was all around ready for a larger size. After 3 consultations Dr. Pousti was the right fit for what I was longing for. He had sooooo much reference that I knew I was going to obtain the fullness and roundness. I have side boob for days!! Though I live in Orange County, it is very well worth the little trip. Dr. Pousti and his beautify staff are an amazing team! The entire team are very professional and knowledgeable. I wasn’t taken into a room and told what else I could do with my body. Dr. Pousti and his staff contacted me frequently after my surgery to make sure I was good to go.


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First off this review is way over due!! But better late then never. Dr. Pousti and his staff fall nothing short of amazing. I booked my initial consultation with him back in May of 2013. Going in I knew that I would need a lift along with implants because I lost around 30 lbs. Dr. Pousti told me all the pros and cons of going on with the procedure the day of my consultation. The difference between saline and silicone, under the muscle vs over etc etc. he made me feel that everything was going to go smooth but yet also said there is always a percentage of something going wrong because it was a lift and implants. After thorough research I went ahead with the procedure. I decided to to medium moderate profile with 425 cc under the muscle. At first everything was healing fine but as time went on I got a cc on my left breast. I want to say it was about six months out. Not Dr. Pousti fault but with his impeccable care and attention to detail as well bedside manner he caught this and I had a second surgery performed. I haven’t had any problems since! I’m currently 2 years post op and I’m very pleased with the work that he’s done!
Dr. Pousti is simply the best. From the moment you walk in his office all his staff greet you with such grace and a smile doesn’t hurt that their all gorgeous as well!! Vanessa and Anna are the sweetest! From beginning to end Dr. Pousti and his staff will answer any and all questions that you have, and he will even personally call you to check on you even months after surgery. I’m so happy and pleased that I picked him to do my BA.


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I wanted breast augmentation after 3 previous from other surgeons. I was impressed with the care received from Dr.Pousti and his staff. Vanessa, Christie and all of the staff are wonderful. I am completely happy with my augmentation going from 800cc to 1680cc. Wait time of .office visit was minimal. Dr. POUSTI was excellent addressing my concern over keloids. The incision is excellent and my husband and I are very pleased with the outcome.


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Dr. Pousti and staff are great they really go above and beyond for you. They made me feel so comfortable. I love how my breast look in any top or not after nursing I never thought my breast would look so good and better then before. My breast feel soft and look good .
Thank you dr. Pousti ask for Vanessa she is great


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I was recommended to Dr. Pousti by a friend. I knew it was the right place when I walked in the office. Everyone is so warm and inviting and friendly. Dr. Pousti is also very professional and truly cares about his patients. Surgery was great, results amazing. They call and check on you daily! Thank you!
Dr. Pousti is very professional and personable. He really cares about his patients. He is very good about questions that I didn’t even think of and then answering them. He knows his job well and performed a perfect revision on me. Thank you Dr. Pousti. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering having this done.


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Today I asked my husband to take a picture during my daily cross-fit training. The sunrise is a metaphor for my life since I met Dr. Pousti who performed cosmetic surgery that made every day a “sunrise” filled with hopes and dreams come true. Dr. Pousti helped me find solutions to my “middle age blues” brought on by aging and motherhood. His professionalism and understanding combined with an artistic grasp of a woman’s body inspired me immediately! Not just anyone could know the how’s and why’s of matching my “inside” hopes with my outside realities of middle age. We talked about my cross-fit training, mountain running (called fell running) and the artist who loved life and family. We realized together that my mirror image had to change. What a relief when he told me “I can help with this problem.” We immediately focused on my breasts. Since I had three prior augmentations in Texas, my concern would the size and weight of new implants hamper my strenuous training and lifestyle? Dr. Pousti suggested increasing my implants to 1220 cc’s, and an internal bra to stabilize my upper body. He also added that “I can heighten and tighten your cleavage.” Most women don’t want to hear about the results of gravity, so my husband and I said “Yes!” to his recommendations. Privately as an artist, Dr. Pousti must have the Michelangelo gene! During our consultation (my husband was cheering us on) about grounding our expectations with a dose of reality and patience about the healing process. He honestly and earnestly warned us that I must keep my bandages and surgical bra in place for four weeks, but just to make sure, I kept mine on for six. Finally, I was so grossed out, that I tore them off forever! One sobering thought was messing up a perfect surgery because of my impatience. I couldn’t imagine calling him about my stupid mistake. My recovery was nothing short of spectacular, and all my expectations–my husband’s too– were fulfilled. I must add that all of his staff, the surgical nurses, and the surgical suite were excellent–I was always in good hands, and all my fears were put to rest. No amount of praise is too much for the way they made me feel as I faced a new tomorrow. Thanks to you all. Well, all that was two years ago! Today, my husband and I are preparing for a return visit to San Diego with Dr. Pousti. I’m going to increase my implant size by 250 or 300 cc’s, and continue the dream of a better me, a better life, along with a bigger better sports bra! Wish me luck.


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Hi I’m Lydia from Australia I travelled al the way to USA for XL breast implants who were done by Dr Pousti in SanDiego on 30march 2015. My breast are amazing and so great looking I never had any problems thanks to Dr Pousti. He’s by far the nicest and most genuine surgeon I’ve seen. I felt so comfortable after meeting him I booked straight in and got breast to die for. Dr Pousti was an amazing doctor made me feel so comfortable and happy to undergo my surgery- the out come was more then I expected


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Ten years ago I decided to have breast augmentation surgery, kids were grown and was time to do something for myself. Little did I know it was going to take so long to get where I am today. I am finally happy with my body and enjoying life again. I owe it all to the talented artistry of Dr. Pousti.
I had my first surgery done only to have capsular contracture in one breast. I was devastated and the only thing I could think about was having revisionary breast augmentation. Well, that didn’t go as expected, the outcome was the same. What I thought was going to be a great time in my life wasn’t turning out that way. At this time I knew I had to find the best surgeon out there who specialized in revisionary breast augmentation. I was now on a mission, I spent so much time online researching and I went on numerous consultations with surgeons over the years but I just hadn’t found the right one yet. One day I decided to pick up my search again after a few months and I had come across Dr Pousti’s website and I was very impressed with what I saw. I decided to make an appointment for a consultation. I was very skeptical going into this but also optimistic because I knew there was a surgeon out there who could help me.
I got such a warm welcome as soon as I walked into the office, everyone was so nice it put me at ease right away. My consultation with Dr. Pousti was so laid back, I immediately felt comfortable. He took so much time going over my history and gave me all my options. I had a lot of questions and concerns, all were answered without making me feel that were not valid questions or was that I was being rushed. I knew at that point I had found the right surgeon to put my trust in. I felt confident enough to schedule a surgery date before I left the office.
Today. I am very happy with my results, not to say that it wasn’t a bumpy road along the way. I knew all to well going into any surgery that there were risks involved and possibility of complications, to nobody’s fault. This time was no exception. The exception this time was having a surgeon who was there with me through the difficulties and complications. I was not going through it alone, the phone calls from the girls in the office, to knowing that I could get a hold of Dr. Pousti with any questions anytime was comforting. Dr. Poust made it so easy to keep a positive attitude through the surgeries that I would have to have to get where I am today. I will be forever filled with gratitude for Dr.Pousti”s perseverance and commitment .
I would highly recommend Dr Pousti to anyone who is looking for an amazing plastic surgeon. He is excellent at what he does, his passion and commitment to his work shows through in his work. To the staff in his office and at the surgery center, you are the best and I thank all of you for being so kind and caring. Dr Pousti, I greatly appreciate everything you have done and what you have given back to me. It has been a long journey for me and you have made it a successful one. THANK YOU AGAIN, Wendy


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To preface my post i am 20 years old, Height is 5’1 and about 100 pounds. My natural size was a 32AAA. My goal look was a very high profile, round, and bimbo/fake looking implants.
I had my first surgery with Dr. Pousti when i was 19 and i just had my second a few days ago which i don’t have any pictures of right now. The second surgery was for bigger implants since my implant size/goal was much bigger then one surgery could do.
My first consult was great, they have a lot of tools at his office to play around with to decide on the look you’re going for and i was able to take my time with doing that.
Getting prepped for surgery was a breeze. You’re surrounded by very personable and upbeat women that get you all comfortable for surgery, then they take you back to the operating room and a few coughs later you’re out like a light bulb.
Both surgeries i had no complications and my breasts looked great! Dr. Pousti accomplished getting me close to my goal look as much has he could every surgery…. (safely 🙂 )
I appreciate how thorough and knowledgeable his entire team was. I was extremely impressed by the after care his office took to make sure that everything after my surgery was going smoothly. I drove from another state to have my procedures done and i could always count on a call from his office every few days then every few weeks to check up on me.
10/10 would do again……


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Dr. Pousti is everything I wanted in a plastic surgeon. I started my search online and Dr. Pousti definitely lives up to his reviews. I came from outside the country his office staff were extremely accommodating to all of my needs. I wanted to go larger than the existing silicone implants I had and went with overfilled saline implants. He listened to exactly to what I wanted to have done and I am extremely pleased with my results. The office and support staff are extremely professional. His pricing and costs are terrific. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to any friend or relative without hesitation. If I have a need for more cosmetic surgery in the future, I will defiantly return to Dr. Pousti without hesitation. If you are looking for a skilled cosmetic surgeon that you can feel safe with, I definitely recommend Dr. Pousti.


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I decided on have breast augmentation in June of 2013. About two months after, I began to have severe pain in my right breast and some hardening in my left. My original doctor, who to my mistake was a cosmetic surgeon, not a plastic surgeon, said I had capsular contracture in the left breast and said ultra sound therapy would work. He said my right breast, the one with extreme pain, looked find and I should just go to the regular doctor. He said he could remove the left implant and do a capsuletomy and put the implant back in. Um, no thanks. That was my red flag. I decided to just deal with the pain since my implants were not cheap. Wearing bras caused so much pain. I am a very active person and going to the gym hurt my right breast daily. I could no longer do any chest workouts like push ups or pull ups. The original doctor also told me I could work out immediately. After about two weeks I went on a run and felt something sort of “pop” in my right implant. I believe this is where my trouble began. A year and a half later I couldn’t take the pain anymore. These implants were affecting my life. I also had a strange rash that appeared the day after getting my implants that spread to my hands and feet. In April 2015, I decided to make an appointment with dr. Pousti. I had wanted to come to him for my original BA, but I wasn’t smart and decided to go the cheaper route with an in office procedure. I wish I would have done my research! Dr. Pousti and has staff had me sold the minute I walked in the office. The nurses were amazing and so helpful. Dr.pousti was wonderful and made me feel so comfortable! Instead of a 15 minute consultation, which was what I had at my original BA with the other surgeon, I was in the office for two hours talking about my every concern with the doctor, his staff and even patients! I was able to speak with a young lady on the phone who went through the same procedure as I did. She was on her way to a yoga class after two weeks! I hadn’t been able to do yoga for almost two years. I couldn’t wait to be able to have my active life back. Don’t get me wrong, I loved having my implants. I even spoke with dr. Pousti about possibly replacement my implants. He was extremely honest and told me we could replace them, but he couldn’t guarantee I wouldn’t have pain. I felt like he really cared about my personal well being rather than just putting in new implants. I really respect dr. Pousti and his honesty! I officially decided to remove and not replace. I asked dr. Pousti if I could get implants again in the future and he said after three months. If I do replace one day, he is the only doctor I will ever trust with my body! My surgery was yesterday, may 6th. I was extremely nervous. Dr.pousti and his staff made me so comfortable. Dr. Pousti had one last consultation with me before I went in for surgery. He addressed all my pain concerns and asked me what I wanted to accomplish. I mentioned the rash and asked if it would be possible to remove the capsule, just in case the silicone could have caused the rash. Everyone’s bodies are different so I didn’t want to take a chance leaving the capsule in if it could help with my rash. Dr. Pousti told me I’m the boss and he would be happy to do so! He said that in the future, smaller.Implants would be less likely to cause the displacement and pain. I just went too large for my body and caused pulling on my muscle. My surgery went extremely smooth! Dr. Pousti told my husband the implants are in tact with no leaks and the capsule was soft and easy to remove. I left the surgery center around 5 after recovering for an hour. I had no negative anesthesia complications, which I did after my initial breast augmentation. The surgery was so smooth and I had so much energy afterwards. I had some minor pain, but was so happy. Today is the day after surgery and I have my first post op with dr. Pousti to check out these crazy “grenade like” drains. I’m a little sore with some pain, but I already can feel the pain in my left armpit going away! I haven’t seen my breasts yet but know this was the best decision for my active lifestyle! I will update shortly on the results! Dr. Pousti is an amazing surgeon and human being. He genuinely cares about his patients and his work. He is not a showy guy and makes you feel so comfortable. He is the only plastic surgeon I will ever go to and recommend to friends and family. Thank you dr. Pousti! I can’t wait to see my results and work with you in the future!!


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My experience with Dr. Pousti was amazing! He and his whole staff were so attentive to my needs and to my “story.” They were all on board to give me the results I wanted. I had previous breast augmentation with another surgeon about 2 years ago to create lift and fuller breasts. I have kids and breastfed both of them, and my breasts had become quite deflated! And so with the new implants, I of course had the larger, fuller breasts, but they were not as ascemetric as I envisioned, and I had a large gap between my breasts and significant under arm “boobage.” I aired my concerns to Dr. Pousti and he knew exactly what needed to be done. He performed the procedure to stitch up my pocket underneath my armpit so my implants would not be able to settle there. Also, he created an internal bra which would help my breasts stay upward and inward. And lastly he increased my CC’s from 340 to 505 which would also bring my breasts closer together. An additional note is I am an athlete and compete in fitness competitions, which means I have very little body fat, and lots of muscle, which can add a challenge to the surgery and recovery. Once again, Dr. Pousti was well aware of my body’s needs, and made sure the surgery and recovery program worked the best for my situation. So I want to say thank you so much for giving me the breasts I’ve always wanted. Dr. Pousti has an excellent bedside manner. Very patient, polite, funny. He put me at ease right from the beginning.


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As of today I can say that I am the most happiest human being in this world because of you Dr. Pousti. Its one month post op and I saw my little sisters and I am in love with them. Thank you for your kindness, good care of me and great humor every time I saw you or spoke to you. I can’t say enough how good and skilled plastic surgeon You are. The sensitivity and support of your fine staff helped me through out this journey and I will never forget your kindness!


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Dr. Pousti has the best work that I have ever seen. I am very pleased with the results I’ve see from his patients and he is extremely kind to talk to. He has answered all my questions I could possibly think of and he had even offered to bring in past patients incase I had any further questions I’d like to ask them. He is extremely considerate and I trust him so much in his practice. I believe that he is not only the most qualified and certified in his practice, but also has a lot of experience and expertise to speak from. I have had my consultation and my pre ops so far, and he and his staff have always made me feel very welcome and they have made the whole experience very positive and uplifting. I’m so excited to have my surgery for the XL size and I am so glad that I went to Dr. Pousti. I seriously believe Dr. Pousti is the best! I can’t wait to see my results! 🙂

My surgery is scheduled for March 4th, 2015. So far, all my experiences leading up to my surgery have been very positive and uplifting…and I am so excited! He is seriously the kindest and most considerate. I trust him so much and his expertise.


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Having endured cancer & disfigurement, my breast reconstruction made me feel like a woman again. Thanks to Dr. Pousti and his staff. He was very professional and his staff was kind and caring, making sure I was taken care of. Would definitely use him again for other procedures.


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5 years ago I had a breast augmentation done in my hometown. I was not very pleased with the outcome. My breasts didn’t appear to look full and still lacked the volume I was trying to achieve. A good friend of mine had been researching Dr. Pousti for two years, and had decided she was ready to have her breast augmentation. She asked me if I wanted to fly out with her and take care of her after her surgery. I agreed to go, but as a patient myself, not a caretaker, lol. We made the arrangements to fly out and lined out another friend that helped us the following few days after the surgery. We are both extremely pleased with our results and loved Dr. Pousti and his staff. They were so friendly and had us at ease the entire time. We are now 6 weeks post surgery and very pleased with the results and the continued care we’ve received. Daisy, one of Dr. Poustis nurses, called every day for the first two weeks and then two times a week after that. They’ve answered any and all questions or concerns we’ve had. Although it’s not necessary to go back for a post op after the first initial one, since we live out of town, we just made our 3 month post op. We’re both looking forward to going back in. On top of the breast surgery we also did Botox while we were there. Again another good experience. By far the best Botox I’ve had done.
Extremely pleased with Dr. Pousti’s bed side manner. The minute we met with him pre surgery we knew we were in good hands. He is very friendly, easy going and easy to talk to.


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First and foremost my experience was speechlessly amazing Dr pousti is a perfectionist at what he does he takes pride in his work he is so concerned with current and long term effect he counsels with you mentally physically and emotionally over any decision being made he does everything in his skills to perform perfection he gives you exactly what you want under certain understanding safety first he answers every question every concern and worry or wonder .. his staff is so helpful I have recieved several phone calls daily to check on me .. he gave me his personal cell phone to contact at any hour for care . He is extremely skilled has a passion in his profession to be the perfectionist he is ..I love my results God Bless him and His staff because theve been a blessing to me he goes above and beyond to give you your exact expectation under his skilled professional advise .. and cares for you long term after being a patient of Dr Pousti im no longer a Patient im family
Dr Pousti is a perfectionist and extremely skilled at what he does .. and never waivers safety he is all about safety and Health first and formost .. He explains long term effect but does all he can do and goes above and beyond to give you EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT and cares for you to the extreme post care ..


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I met Dr. Pousti through my daughter who had recently had implant surgery. I told him that I had very old implants (I am 70 years old) and they needed to be replaced. He said he could help me and so the process began. What a delightful person he is. His entire office staff is helpful and make you feel welcome whenever you come to the office. I said “Does a 70 year old lady really do this?” He laughed at me and we have gotten along really well since then. In fact, today was my 6 week check up and all is going well. I only took a pain pill the day of surgery and one the next day. Everything went so well. That must be the sign of a good surgeon. Today I have more cleavage and a definitely fuller look.
Dr. Pousti has a great bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable with what is going to happen. He allows input from you but also makes good suggestions for you. The procedure went well and I am happy with the results. His office staff calls you every day for two weeks following your surgery to check on you and see how you are doing. (This definitely did not happen the first time I had implants.)


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After having a previous breast augmentation (different doctor), and 2 kids, my breasts were not where they were supposed to be at this age. I was a 32 DD, got pregnant and up to an H. They went back down after my first pregnancy but wernt the same. After getting pregnant the 2nd time I knew I was going to need them redone. I wasn’t able to choose more than one precedure but I got new implants (went from 375 & 400cc saline to 465cc silicone), a capsulorrhaphy & removed unwanted skin/lift.
At one week out I still can’t remove my bra or dressings, so no new pictures… I have an appointment on Monday and I think I’ll get to actually see them at that appointment (fingers crossed!) Pain is basically nonexistent. The one thing about this procedure that is REALLY hard is that I can’t move my arms from a “t-Rex” position for the next few weeks. With 2 kids it’s rough, but we’re getting by with a lot of help!
Dr Pousti and staff are amazing! Everyone is so nice and welcoming. I never once felt uncomfortable. Even before surgery when I got nervous the nurses were holding my hand and stroking my hair. It was really sweet!


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If you are seriously considering a plastic surgeon to have work, after my experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff, there isn’t another surgeon I would choose and I have been to others that were very good. My experience has been so positive that I’m almost waiting for something to happen.

After having my 700cc silicone implants since 2003, I decided that they looked like they were bottoming out and since I was going through with a surgery, why not go bigger as well. My last doctor doesn’t practice anymore so I needed to find another doctor. I was very nervous because I looked at so many before and after photos online from different doctors and to be honest I found myself not liking a lot of them and there were even some that looked better before just in my opinion. I also needed to find a doctor who was open minded and able to get me to my goal. I came across Dr. Pousti in San Diego even though I live in AZ. I found some before and after photos that I thought were amazing and what I was looking for.

I decided to e-mail Dr. Pousti with some photos and what I was looking to do. I got a quick response which was refreshing. We exchanged emails and I felt comfortable with what he thought was the best option for me. Dr. Pousti was always timely in responding with questions I have/had or one of his staff would always return emails.

I had a hiccup before surgery as my mammogram that I decided to get came back inconclusive. It became a waiting game for results and then more tests. Through all of this, the staff at Dr. Pousti’s office was always there for me. They were compassionate and caring. They knew I was frustrated too because I just wanted to go ahead with surgery. After the radiologist confirmed I was alright and gave me clearance to get my breast implant surgery, she emailed Dr. Pousti. I was so surprised when I got a call from the office after hours even to say we got your results and we are happy you are okay. I just didn’t expect them to go beyond what they needed to do.

My pre-op appt. went smooth. Expect to wait a little as the office does get busy. The wait is worth it. Dr. Pousti spent one on one time with my husband and I. He was very detailed oriented and even gave us background info on himself which other doctors haven’t done that I have gone to. He listened to what I wanted and emphasized that he would be able to go bigger as long as it was done safely. He has a great sense of humor that eases your mind. At least for me, humor always relaxes me.

My experience at the surgery center carried on the same way too. It went smooth. I was soooo nervous but I’m one of those girls that tries not to show it. My husband was terrified and the staff and Dr. Pousti dealt with him in a caring way which I appreciated. Make sure you tell the surgery center and Dr. if you are sensitive to anesthesia and/or if pain medicines upset you stomach easily. I have this problem and they can do things so you are more comfortable. I will say that no matter what though, I still got nausea and I did get sick after surgery. The staff when I returned home helped me with what to do and if you need anything at all, they are there. The office and the Dr. called afterwards to check in many times in the week after. I never had an experience where a doctor’s office keeps in touch so much.

I am one month post op now and just today I got a call from the office to check in. I am healing well and am super happy with my results. I will say to make sure you listen to the instructions they give you afterwards. I have to wear a bolster and surgical bra for six weeks which is not fun but I did try to take it off and I realized they are telling me this for good reason. 🙂 I did expect my pain to be much more because I got internal stitches and overfilled saline and I’m happy to say its much less than I thought. I have had days where I have cried and it has not been easy so don’t expect for everyday to be the same. Just take one day at a time and choose a great Dr. and staff to go through all this with. It has made all the difference for me. I can’t thank them all enough for all the time and effort!


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I had implants placed February 2013 by a different doctor in another state. I had a detailed image in my head of how I wanted my implants to appear and I thought that the doctor that performed the surgery knew exactly what I wanted. Initially, I was a 34C (smaller side of C) and I was very active. My new obsession with my healthy lifestyle changed the shape of my breasts and I decided I wanted implants. I told the doctor that I wanted to be a D cup and I wanted them to sit firmly on my chest and if I didn’t want to wear a bra, I wouldn’t have to because they would just set there. I guess you could say, I wanted the “fake” look. I had the procedure done and after a month or so I noticed that the implants were much bigger than I was expecting. The doctor told me they had not settled yet and I let it go and gave it more time.

Time had passed and they were still large. By the time I could wear normal bras, I could only fit into a DD. This was absolutely not the size breasts I wanted. My right implant then decided to drop and you could visibly see my natural breast separate from my implant. Then came the rippling. I had ripples going straight down the middle of my chest from my implants. To say the least, I was very unhappy with my breast augmentation. Not only were they awful to look at, they interfered with my gym lifestyle. They were too big and I felt ridiculous going to the gym even wearing a very constricting sports bra. After dealing with these implants for two years I decided it was time to get them out. After my first experience with a plastic surgeon, I was going to search thoroughly for a surgeon who has a great reputation and great reviews.

I stumbled across Dr. Pousti on Yelp and many other sites; including this one, and they all praised Dr. Pousti for his amazing work. I was still skeptical so I kept searching for about a month but no one compared to his excellent reviews. I made myself an appointment for a consultation and my husband joined me. The office was very welcoming and the environment was comfortable in the office. We were brought back and we met Dr. Pousti. He told us his background in the field and a little about himself and asked me what I was looking to do. I had been going back and forth about replacing my implants with new ones but after much thought, I decided I wanted to be all natural. There were several factors that lead me to this decision: I wanted to have a child within 3 years, I have a very active lifestyle weightlifting and I didn’t want the upkeep of implants. I told Dr. Pousti my decision and I was pleasantly surprised when he did NOT push placing in new implants. He even agreed with me that getting new implants was probably not the best option for me because of my future plans.

Since I had the implants for only two years, he suggested that my breasts should bounce back and a simple capsulorrhaphy would bring my breasts back to where they should be. I liked that Dr. Pousti also involved my husband and he even asked him what he was envisioning for my breasts. The whole process was very professional and I felt like I was being heard and that he truly cared. That experience alone was completely different from my first visit with the plastic surgeon that did my initial breast augmentation. It was 1000X better. After some time, I decided this was the way to go and I scheduled an appointment to have the surgery performed. I had my surgery February 3, 2015. I met with the whole staff at the surgery center and they made me feel very comfortable in such a stressful situation. I also met with Dr. Pousti prior to surgery and we went over the procedure again before we began; which was nice, because it reassured me I was getting what I wanted. Next thing I know, I was waking up from surgery.

The pain was fairly minimal and surgery went very well. A couple days post-surgery I went in for my post-op appointment. They removed my drains (which was painless) and checked my dressings. Dr. Pousti came and spoke with me and let me know how well the surgery went. He made sure I had no concerns or questions. I am currently still wearing the dressings and am looking forward to having them removed in a week. I have yet to see my new natural breasts but I’m sure they will be amazing because Dr. Pousti and his staff truly care about their patients. I would also like to mention that everyday post-surgery, the office has called to check on me and ask if I have any new concerns. It has been a very positive experience for me and I’m glad I did my research and found Dr. Pousti. I would encourage anyone who is considering breast implant removal to visit Dr. Pousti. Thank you Dr. Pousti and staff for taking care of me and me listening to what I wanted to achieve with my new breasts. Very grateful.

Things are going very well since the procedure. I woke up with no pain but am currently experiencing the “shooting pains” occasionally. The office warned me that this will happen and it is completely normal. The pain is so minimal, no medication is required. The only struggle I have is not being able to shower! Sponge baths have become my new best friend. 🙂 Looking forward to my next appointment in 5 days!

I did not upload photos initially but I have found that they helped me when I was researching breast implant removal and I wanted to help someone who may be considering implant removal. I have had the drains removed since and I am still wearing a lot of bandages and the bra I was wrapped in since the surgery. I will post more photos after I have my bandages removed.


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I love Pousti and his team. But take note! Your navigation system will say they’re on the right but here on the left. Across from SHARP hospital. Anyway, him and his team make you feel so welcomed and comfortable. Pousti definite knows what he’s doing. You do talk to a nurse a lot but they also know what they’re talking about. She answered all my questions correctly. Highly recommend him!


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Dr. Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS and his staff are absolutely AMAZING! Ever since I was in high school, my breasts have been tube like, uneven and somewhat saggy. I had always anticipated and hoped for better looking, more full breasts, but by age 21, I had not seen much change, and decided that I wanted to pursue my other option of getting breast implants, in order to boost my confidence, feel better about myself and to feel more feminine. One of my best friends and I (we were both flat chested and uneven) used to talk about one day getting cosmetic surgery for ourselves, to improve our confidence, and then one day she told me she scheduled a consultation and shortly after that, got her implants done by Doctor Pousti! My friend is very particular and once she told me she got her surgery, I saw her beautiful breasts, 6 weeks post surgery- and she looked very beautiful and natural!

From there, I scheduled a referred consultation with the Doctor, and right away from the beginning, he and his staff were very kind, realistic and helpful in explaining to me the procedure, the risks involved, and the realist, honest outcomes to expect, especially since my breasts were small, uneven, and lacking symmetry, something called tubular breasts. The Doctor and his nurses and marvelous staff explained to me that since I had less symmetrical and tubular breasts to begin with, that my expectations need to be different than if I had more symmetry and non tubular breasts to begin with, and weighing out the pros and cons I decided to go with the Doctor Pousti’s recommendation and get breast implants along with a breast lift at the same time, in order to improve the shape, size and symmetry of my breasts. I did not NEED TO CONSULT ANY OTHER DOCTOR because one meeting with Dr. Pousti, and i knew he was the one! I read his reviews online and also met in private with some his his patients post their surgery and they talked to me openly about there wonderful experience with their new breasts and with Doctor Pousti and his team of nurses and staff, and I must say I have had the same exact experience!

I absolutely LOVE Doctor Pousti and his team!!!!!! I got my surgery almost two weeks ago (breast implants and breast lift) on January 6th, and today is January 18th! I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with my results so far! The pain has gone away and every single day, his office gives me a call to check on me and see how I am doing and if I have any questions etc. I have been doing VERY VERY well and have since seen him twice and my third post- appointment with him is tomorrow, on Monday, January 19th!

Doctor Pousti is the BEST, he is honest and ethical and told me that my breasts are healing VERY WELL and that I will be EXTREMELY pleased with my results! I am sooo sooo happy and very excited! So far I have been able to relax on vacation at home and go back to work on Wednesday. I will be able to begin carefully driving but not doing any kind of heavy lifting, which is perfectly fine for me! My family and I planned this surgery with the Doctor very well so that I would have enough recovery time at home and someone to nurse me, since you will need help the first couple of weeks!

As far as the surgery went, the surgery center was run triple AAA, and I was made to feel very comfortable!

I am very confident and happy in my decision and especially in choosing Doctor Pousti as my surgeon! I absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to get any work done, especially breast work, that is his specialty!

I look forward to visiting Doctor Pousti in his office, he really does care about his patients and for him, safety is always first, and the goal look is second. I went into it with realistic expectations and although I am still wearing the surgical bra and still have a little bit of swelling, the pain is gone and I can already tell that my results are AMAZING and far outweigh anything I could have ever expected!

I will be back on this website updating you on my progress s you can hear my story and see my progress! I am so excited and hope that if you choose to get this procedure done, you choose Doctor Pousti! He is number #1 !!!!


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I am so grateful to Dr. Pousti for the amazing job he did. I had to have an implant revision surgery performed and I consulted with 3 top surgeons in the San Diego area. One (who’s name I won’t post), said I would need a somewhat aggressive type of surgery (lollipop lift) in order to fix the issue and quoted me $16,500 for the surgery! (insane and exorbitant in my opinion) The second surgeon I consulted with was much more reasonable, but specialized in ‘facial surgery’ and was by no means an expert with breasts and was not Board Certified. (Dr. Pousti is Board Certified and has extensive expertise)

Luckily, a good friend recommended Dr. Pousti and he was my third consultation. Not only was he extremely experienced in breast revisions (an expert in my opinion), but he had hundreds of reviews, testimonials, photos, and spent a lot of time with me discussing my body structure, desired result, and how to correct the problem I encountered from a former surgery with a different surgeon years back.

In addition, his price was extremely reasonable. He assured me I would not need the aggressive type of breast surgery that the first surgeon told me I had to have, and would still achieve a beautiful end result. We discussed in depth my desire to maintain a classy look (nothing sleazy), yet have a hint of sexy, and do so age appropriately as I am now in my 40’s.

I could not be any happier and pleased with the outcome! My surgery was flawless, the recoup time short and fairly painless, and my breasts look absolutely gorgeous. They are appropriately apportioned to my slim body size, I have a hint of cleavage (which the other surgeons said could not be achieved) and I did not have to undergo any radical surgery (as the other surgeon said I would need).

His entire staff was nice, the follow-up care and treatment was superb, and I want other women out there to know that they should definitely consult with Dr. Pousti if they are considering a breast augmentation or revision. If I ever need to have any cosmetic surgery done in the years ahead, undoubtedly I will return to Dr. Pousti. He and his staff have earned my business and loyalty.


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After having a routine mammogram, I was told that I needed to see my plastic surgeon because they had detected a possible leak in my 23-year old implants. My original plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Pousti, was retired, so I went to his son, Dr. Tom Pousti, who had performed a breast augmentation for my daughter 5 years ago. After an exam, he suggested that because of the age of the implants, they should be replaced. With the new type of implants, he felt the procedure would be well worth it. I had the surgery less than 2 months after the exam and Dr. Pousti and his team found that both of my implants were leaking. They removed the old implants, cleaned out scar tissue, and gave me beautiful new implants!

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I had met Dr. Pousti previously when I went with my daughter 5 years ago and was immediately impressed with his professionalism and calm demeanor. His staff is extremely kind, courteous, helpful, and they make you feel completely at ease and safe in their capable hands. They explained every step of my procedure in the office visits and just before the surgery. Dr. Pousti and his staff are definitely top-notch from the moment you step in the office for a consultation to the pre-op to the surgery and post-op. Daily personal phone calls during recovery are common and they even give flowers after the surgery! Every member of the staff makes you feel like you are part of their family. Their genuine concern and impeccable work is unmatched!


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I reviewed and interviewd many doctors in orange county, and San Diego. I found Dr. POUSTI to be the one. Went for my consultation and was very pleased with the staff and doctor and also was able to meet with other Patents to talk about their experiences and outcome. My husband and I knew after meeting with Dr. POUSTI that he was the one. Also told him about my right implant that I was concerned about possible problem that occurred a year ago that did not show up on any Mamogram. I scheduled my surgery the following week. I’m so pleased with outcome and how Dr. POUSTI listened to both my husband and I desires for the perfect shape and size. My new twins look amazing. Going from 550 cc to 800 cc silcone under muscle. As it turned out the right side had rupshered and he was able to clean it up. Anyone who wants the best of care should setup a consultation.

Dr. POUSTI is one of the best surgeons in San Diego, Ca. He is very Knowledgeable and talented in his work and truly listens to you. Also his staff is very caring and the follow up is fantastic. Also has patients flying in from all over the world. He is dedicated to his work and clients.


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I just can’t thank Dr. Pousti and his staff enough. From the moment I walked in to my first consult through to each and every one of my follow up appointments after my BA and lift, I have felt cared for by him and his girls and absolutely know they have a genuine interest in my happiness and quality of life. Their upbeat attitude is contagious, and I never once doubted Dr. Pousti was doing EXACTLY what was best for me – and that is saying a lot in my book.
I knew I would be in good hands, and my results are so spectacular! I feel even more confident in my looks and it comes across to the people I meet. I believe he is a true artist with a passion for his job and I think his positive energy promotes a quick recovery.
When I was scared a couple of time after my surgery about healing, him and his staff made sure they took the time to listen to my concerns without interruption and gave me solid answers to anything I asked – no matter how many times I asked the same question. I will actually be very sad when I don’t need to go see their smiling faces anymore after my last follow up.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my breasts match my personality!


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I had breast lift/augmentation in my home town and was very unhappy with the outcome. The Dr that did the surgery said that was as good as it gets!!!! my Husband begin searching outside of our area for a Dr that would do oversized implants so that I could get the full, round look that I wanted, in searching, he found Dr. Tom Pousti in San Diego Calif. We sent pix and developed a long distance relationship with Dr. Pousti and his fine Staff, we then flew out for a consultation and to have the surgery done. I have never felt more comfortable than I did with Dr. Pousti, he is a FANTASTIC surgeon and a GREAT person, he genuinely cares about his Clients and puts a lot of focus on giving them the exact look that they desire. Ladies, you can’t go wrong with Dr. Pousti, he will amaze you! Check out his website, it says it all, it is by far the most informative website for a Dr. that I have come across. Oh, and did I mention how wonderful his entire staff is!


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Last year in October 2013, I had a much-needed breast lift along with 440 cc silicone implants click here to read my review. After breast-feeding three children, gravity setting in, and hitting age 40, it was time! The procedure went well, but unfortunately my left implant encapsulated, resulting in hardening, discomfort and a distorted appearance. I went to Dr. Tom Pousti in October 2014 and he performed the revision, taking out the implant, removing the excess scar tissue and putting in a new implant. I am now a little more than 3 weeks post-op and everything is looking very good! I’m doing my daily massaging and am thrilled with the result!
Dr. Tom Pousti is absolutely THE BEST plastic surgeon in San Diego when it comes to breast augmentation of any variety. His medical team and staff are amazing and you know you are getting the best care with him. He is brilliant, talented and really listens to his patients. In my opinion, there is no one better.


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I have had multiple augmentations throughout the years but always with ultimate disappointments. Dr. Pousti came into my life, after reviewing and research at depth on his website. It was a long way to travel but was well worth the effort, with results I could not be happier with. He is a compassionate surgeon and patiently listens to his patients, keeping them well-informed. This is the very first time I have had absolutely no wrinkling. This is the first time I have cleavage, which I have ALWAYS longed for. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff.


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Ever since I was young, I was never satisfied with my breast development. As I got older, their growth had stopped at a “B” cup, so I went in for my first time and had my first implants put in to increase their size. After the implants had healed, there was a large gap mid chest between the my two breasts which even with the tightest of bra’s, I could not bring them together to create a normal appearance of cleavage when attempting to show that I had some. I had spoken with a few other doctors after my first implants, who only told me that what I already knew regarding it being because of how my mid chest widely developed.
After many years passed, I had heard of Dr Pousti from a few friends, so I decided to set up a consultation with him figuring that I would only once again hear the same I had from the other previous doctors. To my surprise, it was not what I heard, but instead, he recognized my development right away and fully expressed and explained how he could correct the separation and even give me larger breasts, if I liked. I was really impressed with his complete and total real concern he showed for me, so I took him up on his offer.
Dr Pousti got me in for surgery right away and his clinic staff even prior to my surgery were never more caring as they starting checking in on me even prior to my surgery to answer any questions I might have had, including many softening assurances that everything would go well with my reconstructive surgery and how happy I would be. They were right! Wow! After surgery I was not only amazed with my new larger size, but also the fact that it was obvious that I had beautiful showing center cleavage even before the bandage came off.
Both Dr Pousti and all of his amazing staff continued calling me almost daily between follow up appointments and I have never been so well taken care of before in comparison with any other experiences, in fact, Dr Pousti and his staff still call me regularly and have become like a second family to me. I have never been happier and would highly recommend Dr Pousti and his amazing team to anyone and everyone needing the many services he offers at his clinic.
Thank You Dr Pousti and to all of the team there at the clinic.


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Dr. Pousti finally corrected a problem that I had tried to have corrected twice. My right implant was sliding toward the midline of my chest, and just about crossing over. Dr. Pousti fixed this problem once and for all. I can’t say enough about him and his staff. They were knowledgeable and patient. They addressed all of my concerns and answered all of my questions. I traveled from several states away for the surgery and wish that I had found Dr. Pousti many years ago. Whether you want a first-time breast augmentation done perfectly, or need a repair, Dr. Pousti is the doctor to go to.
Dr. Pousti is truly an expert in his field. He has the skill to repair problems that seem impossible. Not only does his surgical skill surpass any that I have seen, he is so easy to talk to about expectations and the likelihood of meeting those expectations. Having gone through two revision surgeries that were unsuccessful, it was important to have a doctor that would inspire confidence. Dr. Pousti did this, and he followed through with an excellent result!


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My expectations are to have saline implants placed with (internalized bra) to give me a fuller and rounder look. Going to Dr. Pousti’s office for the first time was a wonderful experience. The staff was helpful in answering all my questions. Dr. Pousti was very caring and concerned about my needs and wants on the outcome of my surgery. I had no anxieties about having the surgery after leaving his office because he put my mind at ease and I had complete confidence in him and staff.
Dr. Pousti is very professional and caring about my concerns. He made me immediately feel comfortable and listened to me with giving excellent feedback on what I wanted and the final results.


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Had my first BA in 2005 after breast feeding two kids, was a 34C prior to kids and like many, my breasts totally changed after breast feeding. Goal of first BA was simply to get back what I had. Went for the natural look and did mentor moderate profile saline implants filled to 390cc. I’m 5′9, weigh 115, athletic small frame. I should wear a 32D, but hate tight bands so I’m more comfortable in a 34D bra.

Absolutely loved my boobs, over time with a few complications, find myself with rippling, bottoming out and need of a revision. I’m very active and love that high, full, round look so will go bigger this time to find that perfect balance. Not bothered by “fake look”, it’s my body ;) I am traveling to San Diego to have Dr. Pousti perform my revision with Strattice. All the research and comments out there about Dr. Pousti and his staff are so true. Absolutely loved him and the staff, very patient, informative, and truly listen!! I drove out for the consult and they called me enroute to make sure I was okay, offer directional help, offered to alter my appointment time based upon my drive out – WOW, such a feeling of caring. Still finalizing size, thinking 650/700cc silicone and getting excited but nervous for the recovery and staying still….

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After 30 years with Silicone implants I FINALLY decided to take the plunge and get a revision. I knew the implants probably were leaking. I am a busy executive and kept putting it off. I did have capsular constriction of the implants but it did not distort the look of the implants and it was not painful. I choose Dr. Tom Pousti, because of his excellent board certifications, Harvard Grad and because his father Dr. Michael Pousti had done my original implants 30 years ago. I was still nervous but Dr. Tom Pousti and his staff were WONDERFUL. Answered all my questions, were caring and patient with me and their follow up each day has been amazing. I didn’t think I could love my breast more than the implants I already had been living with which are over the chest muscle. I love them more! There was a lot of clean up work to do in there and my recovery has been fast. Dr. Tom Pousti obviously was careful and respectful while performing the surgery which I feel has contributed to my fast recovery. I highly recommend this doctor. ( Picture only after 10 days post surgery)
I thought I loved my boobs before and never thought I could love them any more but you have made that happen thank you

Testimonial:
Hi ladies! I am 29… and I had my first BA in 2012 with Dr. Pousti in San Diego Ca. I had nice breasts before (32 C with a tad bit of sagging due to my love of bodybuilding which had caused me to lose some volume on top) I wanted to have perkier rounder breasts and I knew at the time after doing extensive research that I would need a BA with a lift. I wanted to be a full D cup. Dr Pousti assured me that he could achieve these results with BA alone and that I would not need a lift. I trusted his opinion. Post surgery I could already tell there was a problem. My breasts were already drooping and sagging to the side. I was 500cc silicone – a 32DD. I waited six months to see if they would change before letting Dr Pousti know that I was unhappy. Six months go by and they are sagging more to the side.
I consulted with Dr Pousti about a revision and he agreed I absolutely needed one – which he would perform at no cost ( only anesthesia/OR fees which came out to be 3,000.00). After an extensive talk- he assured me that a revision with saline implants instead of silicone and a capsulorraphy would fix the problem. I trusted him again- of course this time it would be right. Fast forward to post op- I woke up with 700cc saline implants/size 32F. I was shocked by the size but they looked perky so I was happier… I knew swelling had to go down but I was still shocked about having 700cc’s …… I am only 5′5 115 pounds. After the implants I was/am 121 pounds. These things weigh 6 pounds! I am sad and frustrated to say that 8 months later, they are sagging to the side even more due to the size. I am such an easy going happy girl- and I have been nothing but positive and understanding through this whole process but now I am fed up. I just want these balls OUT. I have not only lost 9,000.00 but I really hope I haven’t stretched out my skin too much. I hope my breasts will return to their original size and I will eventually get a lift when I am done paying off this debt from these large sacks on my chest. It has only been a year so I think I will be ok…. sigh! Anyway I have a consult on Aug 21 with Dr P to discuss having them removed under local anesthesia ASAP. They have got to come out. They seem to sag more every month. After less than a year, its a joke. I really hope Dr. P can make this right for me and help me. I have placed all of my trust in him before and he is a sweet caring person from what I see. I just don’t know what happened. I knew I needed the lift but he swore he could get me the results I wanted without one. He stated my breasts were too beautiful to put scars on. Lesson learned? Get a second and third opinion and trust your gut! I sure hope this all turns out well for me. I am so over this whole process and I want to be able to work out hard again! I can’t do anything with these sacks of water. XOXO

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At age 40, I had my 3rd child and breast fed with saline implants for over a year. I am grateful I was able to do that, however, that left my breasts stretched and with no upper fullness. Also, I hated the way one of my breast looked. One areola had become huge and the entire boob did not look right. From the first consultation with Dr. Pousti and his staff, I felt at ease that I made the right choice to invest my time and money with this plastic surgeon. He informed me, one boob needed capsulorrhaphy, basically the implant pocket repaired. My initial visit with Dr Pousti, was to revise my areola and low hanging boob. I was happy to get the exact cost of the surgery on the initial visit. After further visits with Dr. Pousti and my own research, I decided to upgrade my saline implants to silicone to achieve the look I desired.

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Never liked my breast from start. I’ve had 2 procedures. None to my satisfaction . Last doctor stated I didn’t have cores skin for it. I wanted big round full breast . I researched Dr on the internet. Looked for Dr who could do just that. All my information lead to Dr Pousti. I called for a consultation . Gave him photos of what I wanted to achieve . I told him I had been through a lot and could he give me what I wanted.  Dr. Pousti stated not only could he do it but safety was his 1st objective.

I felt Dr. Pousti truly listened to me and my needs.

I was so happy when I woke up saw my fullness.  He slammed it with a home run. could he give me what I wanted. Dr pousti stated not only could he do it but safety was hIs1st objective.
I felt Dr pousti truly listened to me and my needs.
I was so happy when I woke up saw my fullness . He slammed it with a home run.


Spouse Testimonial:

I wanted to contact you and thank you for the marvelous job you did on my girlfriend breast augmentation. I made sure she waited to find the right doctor and I’m elated with the decision we made in choosing you. I can’t thank you enough, sir you are a artist, gentleman and truly one of a kind. Not only is your work immaculate but just being in your presence and being able to chat with you was a pleasure.  So again thank you, thank you and thank you for everything and I wish you all the happiness and success.


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I want to thank you so much for everything you have done for me and I am appreciated for all your hardworking to revise my breasts.
I never have any surgery in my life until the age of 39.  After I gave birth of two beautiful girls. Because of breast feeding, I lost my breast volume and I decided to have my breast augmentation.  On November 2012, I had my BA with a local Doctor here in San Diego.  Two months later after the surgery, I noticed my breasts were hard and looked uneven.  I talked to my Dr. and he confirmed that I had capsular contracture on both breasts.   Then, he offered me a breast revision with no charges.  On April 2013, I proceeded my second revision breast surgery.  Just about a month, I had both breasts developed capsular contracture again.  I felt so frustrated.  I lost my trusts and my hopes with this doctor and I did not feel comfortable to go back to see him again.
Give up my hope about having another surgery? NO WAY! I heard about Strattice can prevent from recurrent capsular contracture.  So I went online and checked out other doctors opinions and I saw Dr. Pousti website.  After reviewing thousands before and after of patients’ photos from Dr. Pousti performed.  I immediately called the office and made an appointment for consultation.  The comments and testimonials from the patients who had services done at Dr Pousti’s office are so TRUE.  Dr. Pousti is so kind, warming, caring and professional.  I felt so comfortable to discuss with him about my case.  After Dr. Pousti examined my breasts and explained about the benefits vs the risks.  Dr. Pousti recommended me to have bilateral breast revision with Strattice, capsulectomy and exchanged new implants.
On December 2013,  I had my breast revision done by Dr. Pousti.  I am now only two weeks post op.  I feel great.   I am very satisfied with the way my breasts look.  They are soft, fullness and I have a beautiful cleavage.  I am so happy with the result.  I am also praying that I will not have recurrence capsular contracture again in the future after this surgery.
My message for all the girls out there who have breast implant and have same situation like my,  please come to visit Dr Pousti office to have your second opinions.   Don’t give up your hope.  Breast surgery is expensive, once you have a success outcome.  Your surgery expenses are totally worth it.
And again Dr. Pousti,  I truly thank you for taking care good of me like you said :) . And I also thank you for your wonderful staff.  Daisy, thank you so much for calling me everyday to check on my status after surgery.  You guys are awesome!  I will definitely refer and refer new patients for your office.  By the way, wishing you all a healthy holiday seasons and Happy New Year.


Testimonial:

I had breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Pousti, and I have nothing but praise for his work and my overall experience with him and his office. I really love my new look! Dr. Pousti approaches breast augmentation in a very professional way, using techniques that I believe give the highest probability of surgery success and patient satisfaction. I am very glad that I selected him as my surgeon! I have some experience with dissatisfaction from a previous breast augmentation surgery and have learned much from my long journey from flat-ish natural breasts, to an augmentation that was of moderate size but still not really right, and finally to becoming a true “Pousti girl” like so many others, with the breasts I actually wanted and the satisfaction with their appearance that seemed so elusive before I met Dr. Pousti. There is much I think needs to be said about breast augmentation that you probably won’t hear clearly stated when reading websites or magazines, and probably not even when talking to some women who have been through the procedure, so in addition to speaking positively about the job Dr. Pousti did for me, I will attempt to clarify a few points some need to hear if considering breast augmentation. I realize that this is a long essay, but I thought that my experiences and struggles could serve others in a way that helps them avoid my pitfalls and choose a surgeon using better information than they might otherwise have. To be as helpful and fair as possible, I have to provide some background about what I wanted in the way of an augmentation and what I had been through in the past. Note that I only had breast augmentation done with Dr. Pousti, so I cannot make specific claims about any other procedures he performs in this essay. Your ideal look may not match mine, and that is fine, but much of what I want to make clear here is universal to all women who desire breast augmentation. I use male pronouns when writing about surgeons in general, but I do realize that there are female surgeons out there too, and everything I’m going to write could apply to them as well, so please don’t take that the wrong way. Writing “he/she” all the time is just so awkward. I came to Dr. Pousti wanting larger and much rounder breasts than I had before, with much more upper fullness. I knew going in that the look I was seeking was not “natural.” I feel that in America today, breast augmentation is far more socially acceptable than it was even just a decade ago, and I also think that having breasts that many people can tell have been adjusted does far more good for a woman than harm. I am now one of the Pousti girls with saline implants (under the muscle) that would be counted in the extra-large category for my body size. Let’s not kid ourselves: breast implants are purely for appearance. I am proud to have the improved appearance, and I am not at all afraid of people realizing that I have them. As I said, I did not ask Dr. Pousti for a “natural look” (I can’t clearly define what that would be anyway, other than no implants), though he is an excellent surgeon and will definitely accommodate anyone’s reasonable appearance goals. Dr. Pousti is all about communicating clearly with the patient about her desired final appearance and getting the best visual representation of her goals he can to guide him at surgery time. He will even encourage you to bring photos that provide a good approximation of your appearance desires during the consultation process. Not all surgeons are good about this, as I will shortly describe. My breast augmentation with Dr. Pousti was the second one I have had. My first surgery was performed by a very reputable surgeon in southern California who was located much closer to my home than is Dr. Pousti. That surgeon has an extremely nice office and by many accounts does excellent work. I am not going to say that my first augmentation was horrible, because the surgeon was very competent, it was a decent job, and I was not disfigured or ugly. It was performed in a clean and very modern facility, and many women in my shoes might have considered it good enough and decided to just live with the outcome. The problem was that after I was fully healed and a great many months had passed, my final appearance was somewhat far from what I really wanted and had asked for, even though I tried very hard on more than one occasion to communicate exactly the look I wanted to that surgeon. I brought pictures to my consultation with that surgeon, viewed pictures of many of his previous patients for additional comparisons and verification, spoke at length about the look I wanted to achieve, discussed all the pros and cons about the saline-versus-silicone options, the round-versus-teardrop implant profiles, and even sent a follow-up email clearly summarizing the main points about my desires. I even went through the now-infamous sizing technique where various different pockets filled with rice grains or small resin pellets are used with a bra under normal clothes to aid size selection. That technique is not usually adequate for choosing a size accurately when a woman is looking for larger implants and wants them under the chest muscle. It tends to drive your choice toward the small side by making a given implant volume look much larger approximated in the office than it really will, post-surgery, in your body. I eventually figured out, after the fact of course, that there are some rather well-hidden appearance biases out there among many plastic surgeons, and these biases work their way into the process in subtle ways that tend to lead patients toward having smaller breasts than they will actually want in the end. Have you ever looked at a surgeon’s website or met with one to discuss breast augmentation surgery and had him openly claim, “I have a personal bias and don’t much like the look of breast implants on women, and I tend to think breast implants, if done at all, should be kept as small as possible. My in-office sizing techniques are designed to foist my bias on you and tend to err on the small side for this reason.” No, I highly doubt you have ever received such a claim from a surgeon or ever will! However, some surgeons are skittish about augmentation surgery, especially the larger implant sizes, and seem to think that their reputations depend not on delivering the results their clients ask and pay for, but on delivering legions of women who meet some arbitrary theoretical ideal that may not represent the goals of a particular client. Also, I believe that many in-office sizing techniques and common ways that implants are talked about and sold to the patient by these “other” surgeons (not Dr. Pousti!) shift the burden of accountability for the sizing choices toward the patient but do so without giving her a clear sense of what she will really look like post-surgery. She will be left making tricky choices with incomplete or flawed information, settling on implant volume “magic numbers” and implant types she is quite unsure of (and often that magic number is actually a little smaller than what is needed to fully achieve her long-term wishes), and the surgeon may want plans fairly set in stone by surgery day so he can run virtually on autopilot once in the operating room. This means that the surgeon’s ostensibly expert judgment does not get used much during the surgery for making size adjustments to help align the outcome with the stated appearance goals of the patient. Think about it: isn’t that expertise a big part of what you are paying a non-trivial amount of money for? Of course, you cannot be awake to help judge the appearance of your implants along the way, so if you settle on a number in the office using one of those dubious bra-sizer approximations that are often touted as a great idea for choosing an implant size, you may find yourself later with much smaller looking breasts than you thought you would get. A surgeon acting as I just described has at least one reason that doing things that way is an advantage for him but not for you. He can essentially put you on the spot if your new breast size ends up not looking like what you wanted! He knows that you remember making the implant volume choice in his office, and it was probably locked-in before the surgery, so he always has the negotiating position available to say “Well, we did agree on X cc implants at the office, remember? That’s what I gave you.” He gets to take the high ground in the discussion immediately and is largely off the hook, and you go out into the world wondering whether your results are just “good enough” or if you will be back in surgery sometime later to further support the industry with a revision to a different size. I strongly disagree that modern breast augmentation needs to be fraught with such difficult choices or be a hit-and-miss endeavor! In contrast to the experiences I had with my earlier surgeon, Dr. Pousti does not treat his patients in ways that would promote any of this folly. Dr. Pousti will specifically target your exact appearance desires rather than make choices based on misleading numerical criteria or contrivances that may not suit all patients. He is very interested in knowing exactly what you want your surgery to accomplish for you looks-wise and how concerned you might be about various subtle differences in plausible outcomes. For instance, you will probably not be asked to precisely nail down an exact implant volume, but you will be asked about the shape, height, upper fullness and the relative size of the breasts you are seeking, and Dr. Pousti will expect you to be able to point to photographic examples that are at least close to your desired look. If you have special concerns or corrective needs, he will want to know that as well. He may ask you if you are leaning toward a more natural look, or if you are fine with a look that may raise a few eyebrows; he can do them all, so do not hesitate to ask for what you really, truly want! Also, don’t worry if at the first consultation you cannot supply any photos, as he has several great photo books of previous patients, and his website has many great examples as well. Also, you will have many opportunities later to adjust your requests and bring in or email photos you find. I prepared a large collage of photos, including my pre-Pousti photos for comparison, a few from his website that I liked, as well as several that I found at outside sources. Why are your photos so important? The short answer is that each woman is unique, and the identical implants will look completely different on different people, so in-office size and appearance choices can only serve as very rough guidelines! Dr. Pousti likes to use photos immediately before and during surgery to fine-tune his procedures and achieve exactly the look you are seeking. He will judge carefully, during the surgery, whether he has the shape and size of your implants right before committing to that look. It is common that for your body and skin type, shoulder and chest width, and overall body shape, the desires you expressed in the office will require additional adjustments at surgery time to achieve in the finished result. You want a surgeon who knows what he is doing and can make those necessary adjustments skillfully, and Dr. Pousti is among those. In effect, Dr. Pousti will do the numerical sizing for you during the surgery, when he is looking at your real body and the real outcome of any given implant size and type. A surgeon who relies exclusively on numbers conjured up while comparing you to photos of other women and “reading tea leaves” sitting in an office is more concerned about the ease of the surgery (and probably himself) than your final appearance, and he very well may not achieve the look you are seeking. Dr. Pousti applies his considerable expertise to target the look a patient desires as closely as possible, with the least risk to her health and well-being. There are two other important features of the breast augmentation experience that I have learned from my journey, and all women considering breast implants should learn of them. In almost every single case, women underestimate (sometimes greatly) the volume required of implants to achieve a given look, and they don’t realize how significantly many styles of clothing, and even swimsuits too, can de-emphasize the size of their breasts in the final outcome. It is so important to be cognizant of these two facts when considering a breast augmentation procedure. The size of your implants is just a number, and as I have already alluded, two different women getting the identical procedure done, with roughly the same desired final appearance, will always need different implant volumes to achieve it. Further, as the women look different to begin with and have differences in their natural breast sizes, shapes, and body types, their final outcomes will also look slightly different. That’s just the way it is, and one should not be bothered by that. Your own natural beauty will still be a part of your final outcome, so you should not fear that breast augmentation is somehow going to falsify you or undermine the better sides of your natural appearance. I was very surprised at how easy it is to conceal the true size of my breasts with regular clothing. They are definitely large for my body size, and frankly no one seeing me in a plain, close-fitting, pullover T-shirt would think that my breasts were just “ordinary.” You would be amazed, however, how close to ordinary I can look in so many styles of regular clothing and business styles. For swimsuits, generally less of the dramatic truth is concealable, but it is still quite possible to minimize the visual impact if you choose to, especially with one-piece suits and/or those with looser tops. Keep this in mind when you are considering augmentation and what size you might like to have. I am not at all alone in thinking that women considering breast augmentation should expect to go somewhat larger than they might initially think they will need, as so many natural factors tend to suppress the apparent size of your breasts anyway. The overwhelming majority of the world will only see you clothed, so you will always have the option to dress according to the visual impact you want to project. Larger breasts are totally visually adjustable, but small breasts look small in pretty much all situations, no matter what. Also, if you are careful about what you wear after your augmentation and do as I did, you can have some fun very gradually transitioning your appearance so that no one but your closest confidants can know exactly when your surgery occurred. I discovered Dr. Pousti via his website, which I found quite helpful in explaining many things about his procedures. In addition to the things I have already said, I very much liked that he has much expertise with breast augmentations of all sizes, advertises that fact and his techniques clearly on his website, and communicates in a way that makes women feel comfortable and secure in their choices. His office staff was very attentive and maintained great communication with me all through the process. He can also accommodate those who must travel significant distances to see him and has done so many times before. If you are considering breast augmentation, you absolutely should strongly consider having Dr. Pousti as your surgeon. You deserve to get all you asked for in your augmentation procedure, and you are paying good money for it, so your surgeon should be an expert and be working for you and your interests every step of the way. I believe Dr. Pousti will do just that.


Testimonial:

I wanted to get a revision on my breast, because I wanted them to be bigger and fuller, so I went to see other doctors and just by talking to them, I knew they wouldn’t give me what I wanted so I started looking on the internet for a doctor that did overfills and I found Dr. Pousti in San Diego, CA. I looked at the pictures and read the testimonials an I was really impressed so I made an appointment. When I went to my consultation, I knew right then Dr. Pousti was the doctor! He answered all my questions and concerns and what to expect, I was so excited I booked my surgery as soon as possible and his staff was great! Before my operation I was 650cc he gave me what I wanted 1130cc and I was very happy with the results so much a year later I went back and got my breast bigger 1650cc! If I need to again.. It will be Dr. Pousti and I will recommend anyone to him! GREAT JOB!!


Testimonial:
I had a BA 15 years ago, but was never satisfied with the results. I wanted a more full and natural looking shape and feel. Having been unhappy with my first BA I was concerned about my choices and results but Dr. Pousti was very astute and was able to provide me with just the results that I wanted.


Testimonial:
My experience with this procedure was life changing. I originally received a masopexy and augmentation in 2011 from a CERTIFIED cosmetic physician. He was NOT BOARD CERTIFIED which makes a world of difference. The outcome was deplorable and the experience was nothing less than torture. From preparation, to the procedure itself, to wound care, to professionalism, and most devastating, the outcome was horrific. I truly lost hope that my breasts could be fixed, due to the extensive damage done in the first surgery. I was blown away by the professionalism, care, expertise, and most importantly the surgical outcome and experience of having this revision done with Dr Pousti. I could never express how truly grateful I am to have found him and to have been able to have him correct all of the massive problems I had. I highly recommend him, especially for tough cases that other professional plastic surgeons have declined based on the extent of the damage. I was told by 2 other specialists that in order to correct my breasts, it would take 4 surgeries, one every 6 months for 2 years, to correct my problems. Dr Pousti corrected it in one surgery!


Testimonial:
Dr. Pousti is an excellent doctor and he has a wonderful staff.

He did my breast augmentation last week and did a great job. I was very pleased with how large he was able to go despite having very little to start with. Also, I can hardly see any incisions and both sides were very symmetrical. He did a better job than I thought possible.

Everything about his practice was excellent.


Testimonial:
I’ve been to Dr Pousti for a few years first just to get breast implants then once I discovered the FDA approved silicone gel… I went back :) recently went back for a revision. He is the most awesome surgeon ever! With an *Extremely* nice staff
You can call most any of his previous patients to validate his awesome work.


Testimonial:
The change was so gradual I didn’t notice the hardening of my 30-yr-old implants. However, while on vacation in Colorado, I experienced significant pain in my left breast and knew I needed to have it checked. My 28-yr-old daughter had received implants from Dr. Pousti 7 months before so I called him to schedule an examination. To my relief, he saw me the day after I returned home. Within 7 days of returning from my trip, I was in surgery to replace the 2 ruptured implants with smaller (320cc) silicone ones. They are perfect for me and have a beautiful, natural shape rather than the super round fake look I see every day on younger girls. Thank you, Dr. Pousti. You listened to me and made this 60-yr-old athlete/singer/volunteer mom proud of her new look. I can even give hugs now without any hesitation! And here’s a big one for YOU!


Testimonial:
I cant thank you enough for my new AMAZING boobs. OMG I’m obsessed with them. I can’t stop starring at them. When I came into your office the first time I literally hated my boobs and the work Garth Fisher did…Horrible, horrible job. I felt like my boobs ruined my whole body. I honestly didn’t even think that it was possible to have boobs like the ones that you gave me! I can not express my gratitude! You made my DREAMS COME TRUE! Literally. I have the boobs I use to fantasize that I had on my body. I can’t even wait to show them off on Halloween and in bikinis!

My ONLY regret now was that I didn’t go bigger! I’m SOOOO glad that you overfilled them to 700 and didn’t listen to my 600 request. LOL! I didn’t know that they would come out this amazing, and now I wish they were bigger! But still, I’m SO in love with them!!

Hopefully you will see me again in the future to get them even bigger!

Thank you for existing. You’re the most amazing surgeon and I feel so blessed to have found you. All other surgeons should bow down to you, cause no one holds a candle to you….

I LOVE you Pousti!! <3


 

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Professional, Kind, Confident and Caring. He really made me feel like I was in trusted hands. His follow up was outstanding, his staff was very attentive in calling me and checking on me. You don’t sit forever in the waiting room he is incredibly punctual. I have not one bad thing to say about the entire experience. I only wish I had an endless supply of money so I could have him tweek a couple more parts of my body :)


 

Testimonial:

This review has been a long time coming, mostly because I knew it was likely going to be a small novel of praise for Dr. Pousti haha!

My back story: I’ve had quite a few breast surgeries over the years. The first was very traumatic, leaving me with terrible, terrible scars and battered self-esteem. The others that followed helped, but each time I was left with tatas that looked ok at first, then majorly bottomed out within a couple months. The skin on my breasts is pretty thin and stretched out, so after awhile I just gave up on fixing them.

I came across Dr. Pousti online and was very impressed by his website, particularly the ginormous photo gallery! I have never seen a doctor post up more than a couple pages of results. Dr. Pousti has hundreds! This demonstrates his pride in his work and really shows his ability to achieve results tailored to the individual (ie: you don’t see “the same” set over and over again. He does everything from perky lil ones to “LOOK AT ME MY BEWBS ARE AWESOME!” lol)

Anyway, I was most intrigued by his revision gallery. This man has helped so many woman with far worse situations than I. Honestly, I teared up a bit looking through some of these, he’s changed a lot of lives. I wanted to give myself one last shot at breasts I actually liked.

If my mind was made up looking at his website, then it was double done upon interacting with his staff and meeting him in person. Everyone was very friendly and approachable and Dr. Pousti himself is very kind and understanding. We talked about what my goals were for the surgery and he suggested we go under the muscle this time (I had previously only done over) and perform a small lift as well.
I wanted my breasts perkier and wider so they would have more bra-less cleavage.
Dr. Pousti delivered on all counts. My recovery wasn’t too bad and his aftercare was top notch. I was so happy with my results that I routinely showed them to other prospective patients (in office haha) when I had my check up appointments. This is not a rare occurrence at Dr. Pousti’s either, we are literally so happy we can’t “contain” ourselves! :P
Almost two years later and I am still very happy with my results. With my skin being the way it is, I expected them to drop a bit, which they did, but they still look great.

So in conclusion, Dr. Pousti is the boob whisperer. Accept no imitations or substitutes, it’s worth every penny! Marjory bottomed out within a couple months. The skin on my breasts is pretty thin and stretched out, so after a while, I just gave up on fixing them.


 

Testimonial:

I decided it was time to change out my implants several months ago, they had been in for an extended period and age + weight loss were making them appear not as pretty as they did originally. I knew going in that I wanted an implant size larger than usual – my original implants were almost 400cc’s. Tons of research pointed me to Dr. Pousti so I set up a consultation. I was very impressed with every aspect of my journey with him and his team. I had 2 consults prior to surgery and then jumped right in. He is very straightforward, tells you the truth about what is and isn’t possible. In my case, the words coming out of my mouth did match the inspiration pictures I took him and he asked me to think more about what I really wanted for my results then come to see him again. That was exactly what I needed! Coming back to see him a few weeks later, I knew exactly what I wanted to look like and we had a long discussion about what could be accomplished for the look I wanted and my body type. He made it clear that he wanted to make sure that I would be happy with my results every step of the way. I set my surgery date up at that visit, to be completed just a few weeks later. His office staff was amazing – at every appointment they were sweet and responsive. They have been very helpful answering my questions, have never blown me off some other Dr.’s office staff, always returned my calls, and generally seem to just want to make people happy. The staff has called me everyday since surgery to check in or verify follow up appointments. The surgery center Dr. Pousti uses is really great as well; the team there was super professional, had great attitudes, and were very thorough and careful. I would absolutely feel comfortable having any procedure there. The results exceeded my expectations and I am extremely happy I took the time to go to San Diego and meet with Dr. Pousti & his team.


 

Testimonial:

Hello, to all of you who are considering a breast revision with Dr. Pousti – Long Story Short: “You are in good hands!”

Here is my journey that I would like to share with you all. I had a breast lift in 2011 with a plastic surgeon in Illinois. I wasn’t pleased with the result and after that I had another breast lift (3 months) after the first surgery, in order to correct the initial procedure. I end it up with very undesirable results; with my breast falling under my armpits and implant malposition – so my nipples where to high and could not be covered up in any bra. The two surgeries and their subsequent, sub-par, outcome had negative physical and mental, effects! Apart from “Hating the way my breasts looked” large scars, infections, sagging, nerve damage, a trip to the emergency room, I also developed a mental depression, started having marital issues, loss of sex drive and more! After the second failed, surgery I started to search for another Plastic Surgeon and after year and a half I decided to fly for my surgery to Dr. Pousti in California. After years of research, I found him, his website, testimonials to be above any other! After exchanging several emails and phone conversations, I knew I found the right person!

So, journey starts here… We wrote emails to each other with photos, my questions and any concerns, Dr. Pousti talked to me over the phone, as did the amazing women who worked there and gave me all the answers before I visited with him.

I flew from Illinois and stayed in Holiday Inn, about a mile from the hospital where I had surgery the next day. Hotel was good, clean, had a swimming pool so you could relax and also a 7/11 twenty feet form the hotel. The next day I went for the first consultation with Dr. Pousti. Helen greeted me with a warming hello and asked me to fill up some papers. While filling out the paperwork, I was able to help myself to   a bottle of water plus an apple – they were just sitting in the waiting area in a basket, along with other refreshments, for all to enjoy.

I was very pleased with the way the staff treated me. I was treated like a person, and  not like a number! The staff gave me as much time I was needed in the office at the first consultation to answer all my questions. For example I could touch all the breast implants so I could feel them that I could not do in the past. Daisy one of the employees, was with me in the room, talked to me, and helped me with getting the medication from the pharmacy that was conveniently located on the first floor!

She spent a good 30 minutes with me. Then I met Dr. Pousti, very warm person, good hand grip ;-)– I was welcome, felt like he listened to me and we were on the same page. I brought a poster I made, with exactly what I wanted from my surgery, on the huge piece of paper with pictures I download from Dr. Pousti gallery. He was happy that I did that.

We talked, extensively and went over every last detail! Exactly what I wanted, what I didn’t want and also about what I had in the past (previous surgery) I was very open and honest with him telling him exactly what was done etc. I was very excited talking to him, without family next to you and far away from home I felt everyone want it for me to feel like at home which helped me with the stress going for the third surgery under general anesthesia.

After I got all the information from Dr. Pousti again we went over everything before he let me go to the hotel. I was prepared and felt safe in his hands. I knew he would do everything to fix what was done in the past by different surgeon.

The next day started at 6am, my surgery was at 9:15 but I had to be there at 7:15.

I checked in, and they asked me to fill out some paper work and they took me to the room. There was a nurse, I believe her name was Sue, very warm and carrying lady. Sue told me to dress myself (hat, awesome socks, slippers and gown)

They started an IV, and then the doctor came in. We went over what we talked the day before, size what I want, don’t want and he started marking with a Sharpie on me, believe next Picasso ( in California) They took some pictures and took me to another room to lay down to draw more on me.  Next step, I walked to the operating room and what I remember was when Dr. Pousti grabbed my one hand and the nurse grabbed another and the next thing is when I was at the recovery room. I think I got emotional and the tears of joy went down. J I was so happy! Dr. Pousti came and said everything he did is A+, everyone at the operating room were so pleased and happy for me.

My recovery started when my friends picked me up form the hospital and we drove to San Marcos.

Two days after I went to visit Dr. Pousti and everything went great. We talked over and over about my recovery what to do what not to do etc. Then he surprised me and asked me if I could talk to 4 women who were planning a breast lift which were sitting in the waiting area. I was very happy talking to them about my journey and helped them answer all their questions and addressed their concerns. All 4 women scheduled a surgery that day with Dr. Pousti.

Next and last visit was on Saturday; everything went perfect I got some t-shirts from DR. Pousti, which I will use them in my pictures when I will heal J

Again I said thank you to Dr. Pousti and the amazing staff and flu home the next day to Illinois.  He gave me high quality support bras, at no charge, tension socks for the flight home, and a couple “Body by Pousti” tanks! Little things…..but they sure count!

Since that every day Dr. Pousti called me twice asked me how I feel, and to tell me please stay in touch and to tell me take it easy. He knows I have Two kids that wants mommy J Thank Good for my wonderful husband and all his support and my brother who take care of my kids while I was in California.  It’s almost two weeks after my surgery and they are still helping me. While writing this review Dr. Pousti surprised me with his phone call, yet again!

I feel like a person with heart, while under Dr. Pousti’s care! He and his staff are constantly taking care of you, especially after you leave California, and are at home! They show genuine worry and concern, about you, which makes you feel special and with all that I believe that you heal easier and you have always someone to answer all your questions.

I made the choice of my life, to fly for the surgery to Dr. Pousti to California. He made me again a beautiful person inside and out! Dr. Pousti gave me back what the other surgeon took away! I can lead my life now with, my new beautiful breasts, which my husband loves, by the way! My breasts look amazing! And I feel great!

He changed my life forever – Thank you Dr. Pousti for taking the time with me for telling me the truth about the outcome for being such a caring and honest person. I would like to thank all employees at Dr. Pousti Surgical Center for answering my emails, phone calls and being part of my journey.


 

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Hi I’m 26 years old from the Middle East and I’ve had my first BA last Feb. 2013 in my country, which was a complete failure. I had 450cc Textured Silicone over the muscle Crease Incision. Implants were placed too low on my chest and gave a bottomed out look!! Areolas were too high and nipples pointed upwards. I tried to keep an opened mind thinking they will look better when swelling goes down, but left breast’s incision was opened and implant was exposed after 4 weeks. Did another surgery to stitch back the wound, I have expressed to my previous surgeon about the look of my implants and he denied that they are placed too low. And he was blaming me for my incision to open and didn’t believe that I have followed all his instructions post surgery. At 2 months post my previous surgery I was still feeling pain and discomfort and cannot go without my support bra, even for few minutes when I have to take it off to take shower i cant wait to finish quick and wear the support bra because I was feeling pain and that the implants were being pulled downwards. I decided to do a revision to fix this problem but i was feeling sad and devastated. I thought I would never have normal looking boobs again.

I actually knew about Dr Pousti years before my first surgery, I used to read reviews and see his work on his website and realself. I LOVE HIS WORK!!! He seemed very skilled and experienced. But traveling outside my country wasn’t an option back then. So i couldn’t wait until i was able to travel and did my first surgery in my country which was a huge mistake (Last time I’m gonna do any surgery in the Middle East!!) so I went back to see Dr. Pousti’s website and my heart started beating again!! I’ve emailed Dr. Pousti and I received a reply almost immediately!! I was impressed with the way he have answered all my questions and i decided to travel to the states for my revisionary surgery.

Dr Pousti recommended exchanging my implants plus Internal sutures to fix bottomed out implants and Strattice to support my lower breasts tissue. Price was 14,500 USD Including 4000 USD for the Strattice and initial 500 USD to book for surgery day.

After exchanging few emails with Dr. Pousti I’ve felt so happy and excited and decided to call the office to choose my pre op date and book for the surgery. That was 3 months before my surgery.

I had a hard time getting an approval from my employer to get some time off work to travel to the states for my surgery, my work is so strict and demanding that I had to email Dr. Pousti’s office to change my surgery date sooo many times. It was very embarrassing to me but Margie and Helen from Dr Pousti’s office were very understanding and helpful, they were always attentive and gladly accepted to change my surgery date no matter how many times I asked them to, I appreciated that very much thank you Margie and Helen!!

So eventually on 15th of Sep decided that my surgery date is gonna be on 1st of Nov. I flew to San Diego from The Middle East on 27th Oct 25 hours flight 15000 Miles!! It was my first time to come to San Diego and I came by myself. I intended to come few days earlier to adjust my sleeping time to US timing and do some shopping to prepare for my surgery. I had my pre op consultation on 31st of October, It was Halloween and all staff was dressed very nice costumes!! (Coming from outside the states I never seen people wearing costumes like this and never got to celebrate Halloween :( Moving on, Jen, the receptionist lady have recognized me immediately! She has given me some papers to sign and afterwards I got to meet Vanessa, a consultant. She was very nice and I felt very comfortable talking to her. She was asking me few questions and showing me some of Dr. Pousti’s breast work and she was asking me if I have a wish pic, I thought I did but my phone let me down and I couldn’t find the pic I liked but I have given her few case numbers for the results that I liked from Dr. Pousti’s website and she gladly printed them and included them to the file. Then I met Dr Pousti!!! I swear I loved him from the moment he came in he’s literally the coolest person and the best doctor ever!!! I am having tears in my eyes right now remembering this moment I am very happy that i came to him.

Dr Pousti is not just good at what he does; he is funny, very sweet and very understanding. He makes his patients feel comfortable and let them express their concerns freely. He made sure to know how I wanted my breasts to look. He has explained to me what he is planning to do; I told him that I have faith that he will be able to help me. I have an open mind and I know that I cannot expect a miracle from a revision surgery especially that fixing a bottom out implants is a complicated surgery and very difficult to fix. Dr Pousti was confident and made me feel safe. He told me that he is very committed doctor and that he sleeps early and not to worry and that he will take care of me and give me 110% of his effort :’)

On surgery day while Dr. Pousti was drawing on my chest before surgery he was chatting with me and was being funny and that helped me feeling less nervous :) I cant forget it when I was about to sleep i was very nervous he asked me if I am and I told him yes, he held my hand and looked into my eyes and told me “Inshalla”. And i was finally at peace

I’ve prepared a list of questions and Dr. Pousti took the time to answer them all. I was advised by the office to use a scar cream costs 50 USD and I wanted to buy two containers and I ask Dr. Pousti if i can use them on my old scars (9 months old scars from previous surgery on crease line) and he said no! 9 months old are considered matured scars and cannot be corrected by creams! I appreciated him being honest with me cause other surgeons can easily say yes and sell more products. Dr Pousti is very skilled he was able to fix my complicated problem without needing to use Strattice that i paid for in advance and have refunded me 4000 USD!! I feel very happy and blessed to have came across his website and found about this amazing wonderful and honest doctor!!

I went on my last visit having mixed feelings, I was happy to see Dr. Pousti and sad knowing that it’s my last day in San Diego. I’ve taken few pics with Dr Pousti with my phone camera :’D I wanted to remember this wonderful surgeon who gave me back my body and my confidence

I’ve received flowers and complimentary tank tops from Dr. Pousti’s office I was so happy bought a lot of food and drinks and celebrated alone in my hotel xD

I’ve seen Dr. Pousti after 5 days and he has explained to me what he did during the surgery. He has used 545cc HP smooth round silicone gel :) Yeeyy Bigger boobs!! But the bigger surprise is when he told me that he could fix my bottomed out implants problem without the need of Strattice!!!! Omg Dr. Pousti you are soo good I cant thank you enough!!! :’)

So I woke up from surgery and i was feeling pain all over my breasts and rib. Nurse Kelso At Alvarado Hospital was such an angel and was very nice and tried to comfort me with everything she could do. Surgery took 3 hours and after waking up i got pain meds and felt better and left with my Personal nurse (Gloria; She’s the best!!) to my hotel. I was prescribed to take Percocet every 4 hours and Valium every 8 hours. I spent most of the day sleeping because my meds made me feel drowsy.

Next day morning I received a call from Dr Pousti’s office through my Nurses phone (since I don’t have a US Phone number) to see how I am doing (how caring!!) during my stay in the states (12 days) Dr. Pousti kept in touch with me through emails after my nurse left (she stayed with me for 3 days) and even though I was by myself I felt safe knowing that I can reach Dr. Pousti anytime if anything.

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There are a series of unexpected events that led me to Dr. Pousti.  My original breast augmentation surgery was not done by him.  The surgeon who did my original surgery did a great job and I was indeed happy with my breasts.   However several weeks into recovery one of my breasts began to fill up with some sort of fluid.  So I went to my surgeon to find out what might be the problem.  He tells me he doesn’t know and that I should give it some time and see my gynecologist.  Well in that short amount of time my left breast swell to an enormous size.

At that point I knew something would have to be done soon.  So I called my surgeon and he said he was out of town and would not be back until the next day.  But because my breast was so very swollen I knew I could NOT wait even another day.  So I discovered Dr. Pousti online via his website. Of the many surgeons I saw online he seemed to be the most thorough and knowledgeable. So I said a prayer and decided to page him for help.  I was contacted within minutes of my page and Dr.Pousti agreed to see me even though I was not a patient of his or on his schedule for that day.  I was so grateful.

At my appointment with Dr. Pousti.  I did not feel like a last minute squeeze.  Instead I felt like royalty.  He was kind and patient and willing to call my original surgeon to try and get to the bottom of what might be causing the swelling.  After talking with my surgeon there was still no sure indication of what kind of fluid was in the breast.  Nonetheless, we did agree that surgery was necessary and at that point I was on Dr. Pousti’s schedule for the next day.  During surgery Dr. Pousti discovered that the fluid was in fact breast milk.   I had given birth to twins (but did not breastfeed) six months prior to surgery but never imagined milk could still be stimulated somehow.

Dr. Pousti and I decided that it was in my best interest to drain the milk and have the implants removed.  I was a bit devastated but so glad to have my good health back and not be worried about my breast. Dr. Pousti knows that he was the answer to my prayers that day. My breasts after recovery from surgery are not so bad after all.  I feel like Dr. Pousti was a man of his word when he said he would give me his best effort and do his best job. So needless to say when I decide to have my surgery redone I will be calling him excited about the work he does.      SIncerely


 

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I found Dr Pousti through two different clients of mine. The first Gal I had met had the most amazing boobs I had ever seen and I knew they were not local boobs. She told me it was a doctor in California and when she told me his name Dr Pousti I didn’t think much of it because I knew I probably couldn’t fly to California to get my boobs redone. And plus because he was a doctor in California and her boobs were so perfect I probably could never afford to have him do mine. .
A few months later a different client had came in with the most fabulous boobs and again I knew right away those boobs were not done in my local area. So of course I just had to ask her who did her boobs and it blew me away when she told me Dr Pousti from California!! I see thousands of boobs with the type of work that I do and I’ve never seen better boobs than these two girls.
Okay so right away I jump on the computer and I start doing some more homework. I made a phone call and they ask me to send in pictures so that’s what I did. I was mortified and extremely nervous and scared because I had been screwed over so bad and spent so much money trying to have my boobs done the right way. My boobs looked terrible and that is the The most embarrassing part. I needed help desperately Or at least Needed to find someone who could fix the mess that was made From my last surgeon who actually performed two breast surgeries on me three months apart. I swear all he wanted was my money. Because he certainly didn’t care about what he had done to me. All he said to me was that he was sorry I didn’t like the outcome. After he did the second surgery on me He also told me that I would never be able to have that upper pole round volume look that I was looking for. And he said that it sounded like what I wanted Was capsular contracture! And then he and his office nurse kind of giggled laughed at me.
At this point I’ve already had five surgeries on my breasts and they look absolutely terrible like big fat saggy water balloons. Of course the last doctor Before we went to surgery promised me this wonderful outcome And “Apple tight tits” is what he called it… He said I would just have to trust him during surgery and that he would have to do what he needed to do to give me the look I was looking for. He said a bunch of other things to me to try to make me comfortable so he could perform the second surgery on me and make more money off me and make my implants smaller since he put 800 cc’s in me the first time and 500 cc’s in me the second time but as you can tell from my before pictures all I was left with was a disaster, Boobs saggier than they were when I first went in there And lots of ridiculous unnecessary scarring!!
Words can not even describe what I’ve gone through!
After Dr Pousti reviewed my photos he requested that I wait at least 8 months before he would perform the surgery on me because my previous surgery was so recent. I totally respected that And at that moment I actually felt like maybe I was in the right hands. So months and months go by and I’m looking online reading all of his reviews looking at all of his pictures and trying to make a final decision. I pretty much knew that My case was going to be the two-stage procedure. I’ve done this so many times and I just didn’t want to set myself up for failure again.
Since spring break was coming I decided to fly to San Diego and do a consultation with Dr. Pousti.
I was impressed right off the bat when his staff worked their magic to get me in for a consultation since the time that I was going to be in California Dr Pousti was going to be out of the office.
I’ve been in a lot of different plastic surgeon’s offices with the type of work that I do and Dr Pousti’s office was packed solid. I mean usually when you go in to a plastic surgeons office there might be one maybe two other people in the lobby or waiting area. So again that’s going to tell you something about his work And reputation. Needless to say, none of the patient’s waited more than a few minutes to get taken back.
And finally it’s my turn to meet the world famous Dr Pousti!!!! Yeahhhhh!
We took photos we talked about my wants and desires and the look that I wanted. We talked about reality and expectations . His staff had asked me to bring photos of all the boobs that I wanted mine to look like and bring a few photos of the boobs that I didn’t want to look like. I’m so glad I did that because it gave Dr Pousti a realization of the look that I was going for.
At this point Dr Pousti is pretty confident that he can help me and give me the look that I want and help reduce some of the scarring that was done previously. But he also was very honest and upfront with his expectations of me, so that I could get the best results. He also told me that I would definitely need to do the two-stage procedure to get the best long lasting results. Okay so now I’m starting to get super Duper excited and starting to feel more confident just by talking to him, the feeling that was in the room was so overwhelming. (Tears) I knew for a fact that I had finally found a doctor that knew what he was doing, And that he was confident enough to perform my surgery.
By the time I left the office that day I actually scheduled and had paid for my first stage operation. The communication has been great and there’s never been a time that I have not been able to get a hold of somebody if I had a question or concern.
During my pre-op appointment Dr Pousti drew his little diagram on me which was actually pretty cute. He told me I was going to have an internal bra and He went over exactly what he was going to do with me again and then the next thing I knew I woke up and had no booby’s!! It’s a dang good thing I was prepared for that because man oh my there was nothing there. Hahaha.
Today I am 3 1/2 weeks out of surgery for my first stage. I have so much to say I don’t even know where to begin…
First of all my boobs look amazing Dr Pousti has eliminated almost all of my scarring!!! Don’t even ask me how he did that because I have had many of surgeries before and I’ve never ever in my whole life seen such a beautiful job on skin. And I’m still in recovery so for my skin to look this good right now I can only imagine what time is going to do. I have full sensation back to my breasts and my nipples. Because my boobs look and feel so good right now I have been so tempted to just leave them alone!!!! Hahahaha I love having little boobies for a minute. It makes me feel so tiny and petite. As a matter of fact a lot of my clients keep commenting on how much weight I’ve lost and the funny thing is I haven’t lost any weight I lost boobs. Hahahaha.
My next step is implant surgery and I wait 3 to 6 months to have that surgery done. I might milk it for a while though since I’m getting so many new looks and tons of complements. Plus I can fit into anything I wear. I went and bought a whole bunch of swimsuit tops and my little boobs are so cute in them. I look like a little girl in eighth grade. Hahahaha.
All I can say right now is thank you so much Dr Pousti and team for helping me get my confidence back saving my life and renewing my self-confidence! I wish with all of my might and all of my heart that I would’ve found you first so that I didn’t have to go through all these other surgeries just to get to you. I guess that was just part of the plan so ill go with it. I’m just so thankful and feel so blessed to have Dr Pousti in my life finally. For all you readers out there or investigators trying to find and search out for the best plastic surgeon in the whole wide world you’ve come to the right place!!!! Please don’t make the same mistake I made by trying to save a few bucks, Or simply trusting the opinion of somebody who has not had multiple surgeries by multiple doctors. Please please please do not go anywhere else Especially if you have to have any kind of revision redo or reconstruction. You are in the right hands and care with Dr. Pousti and his unbelievably go out of their way helpful team! I am sending all of my friends, my employees, my family and clients to Dr Pousti for any Cosmetic procedures for the rest of my life.
I’ll keep sending updates and photos and I’ll be looking very forward to my final stage!!!
Thanks again.

 

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My adventure has been exciting , fun and turned out just as I had dreamed.
I had been researching Dr Pousti for about a year. I was blown away of all of his education and his team and his patients. I had my first breast surgery in 2001. I was a AA cup. That surgery got me to a C bra and I was excited and grateful to now wear a bra. I knew after a few months I wanted very large breasts and had 3 more surgeries . They turned out great, but I wanted BIG. I was told I had the largest I could get. 800cc. Did a lot of research and found Dr Pousti . Made contact with his office. Margie and Daisy were friends from the time I said Hello to Good bye. I did all that was asked of me and had my pre op appointment on Thursday to meet Dr Pousti . He is charming , fun and real. I knew all was going to be beautiful . I knew what I wanted and he was on the same page with me. Surgery the next morning . The surgery team is a lot of fun and I laughed all the way till they put me out. Woke up to a very kind nurse with a super kind heart.
Went to my hotel to rest. Dr Pousti and Daisy called me every day to make sure I was doing great. The surgery team also called to see how I was. Three days later I was back at his office for my post op appointment. Got to chat with Daisy and had a few photos taken. Then got to chat with Dr Pousti . I was flipping happy!!! He is a kind man! He is gifted as a super Surgen . And best of all, he and all of his staff care. You are in great hands when you chose Dr Pousti .
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Well, my journey really starts at age 5, when I decided that when I grew up I wanted massive round fake breasts. A lot of people don’t understand that, and that is totally fine. We all have different likes and dislikes, that’s what keeps the world interesting. =)

My first experience with augmenting (800cc Silicones.) was not a great one. I had a few minor cosmetic complications, and my surgeon had rather poor bedside manner (will not say who it is, for lack of wanting to get sued for defamation of character.)

So I went in search of a surgeon I knew would not be scared to put the numbers I wanted in my breasts. I was gifted with a natural G cup chest, so I didn’t start in the A range as a lot of ladies who get augmentations do. The average surgeon wouldn’t touch me because of that, so specialist doctors were always a necessity for me.

After a lot of study, and contacting many surgeons. I came to the conclusion to pursue Dr.Pousti in California. In the end, I was so impressed by my phone consultations, and his honesty, that I flew all the way from Japan to California, specifically to receive care from this surgeon.

It is very important to me that surgeons not sugar coat a process. I don’t like someone trying to sell me homeopathics or shush away my questions about scarring. I am not medically trained, but given my interest in augmentations from such a young age, I have studied the topic thoroughly from the first moment I had access to the Internet. I am also not a stupid person, so someone placating me and brushing off legitimate questions about complications irritates me to no end.

Dr.Pousti not only met my expectations in this regard, but went far beyond them. His professionalism was something I have never seen matched before, but still manages to maintain a casual and approachable air to his bearing.

If you are considering an XL implant, I would consider it folly to not at least contact him and ask some questions. It’s always best to find the surgeon that is right for you, but I really could not stress enough how much I recommend this man.

Anyway,

I was nervous about a lot of things at my first in person consultation. I knew I wanted to achieve 1600ccs at least, and my doctor assured me that was possible. I told him that 2000ccs or more would basically make my day, but that I was not expecting anything like that, since my current implants were only 800 ccs.

We discussed complications at great length, and the doctor spent a bit of time talking to my husband about after care, but also assured us that after the surgery he would be reminded of the important stuff and given literature to reference as well.

The day of surgery came, and I was shocked to find myself at a small private surgical office, rather than a big hospital. My last experience had been at a hospital, where all of the nurses were judging me for wanting to go larger with natural G breasts. It was very intimidating and intense right before undergoing a massive surgery.

So this time, going to a tiny private medical facility, staffed entirely by people who Dr.Pousti hand picked, made me feel both welcome and at home. I was treated amazingly well, and all of the nurses were patient with my endless onslaught of questions.

Before I knew it, I was waking up groggily in a pleasant little curtained off area. I glanced around, and a nurse was at my side the second I moved. I can’t honestly remember these moments clearly, but I vaguely recall questioning pain levels and nausea.

I do distinctly remember requesting my husband. Sadly he was not allowed to see me till after my pain levels were down to around a 5.

But at around this point, I look down at my chest and see the number “2530″ written in sharpie on my breasts…. I think to myself… No… No… That can’t be… I just… Really?

When my husband was allowed in to see me, I asked him excitedly if anybody had told him what number I had reached, he said no, so I showed him the sharpie marks. We were both giddy with excitement, and he hugged me as softly as one can to a patient recovering from a massive surgery. =p

My trip home was a little uncomfortable, and the next few days were pretty unpleasant.

Pousti’s staff contacted me daily, sometimes more if I had expressed any anxiety on my first phone call of the day. Constantly making suggestions or recommendations for my complaints or ales.

It is just a simple matter of science that adding almost 1800cc of saline to each breast in a matter of hours will cause a lot of pain. I am one of those people who refuses to admit any kind of weakness, so taking pain medication is not something I enjoy, so I took the minimum that I could stand. A lot of sleep happened, and a lot of pain. I was up and about in as little as three days though.

I had a follow up appointment a few days after the surgery, where Pousti checked my breasts and gave me the thumbs up, then at the two week mark I came back in to have my steri strips removed before my trip back home (Japan). All seemed well, and both Dr.Pousti and his staff continued to live up to the high standards I had come to expect.

My trip home was a painful one, with many delayed planes, and getting stuck in Tokyo overnight thanks to San Francisco’s air traffic control sucking. But I managed to cope with all of it with only taking pain meds twice. (once on the long flight, once at the terminal after having to run with all of my baggage to try and catch a flight after my plane landed two hours late.)

I am now home, and my breasts are sitting comfortably and healing wonderfully. I am using Tegaderm bandages over the sutures, to keep them 100% dry. I am still terrified of a complication, but at this point I think I am almost in the clear as far as infections go. My incisions are closing more and more every day.

I will keep updating this as time goes by, with my progress. I hope to continue to post such positive reviews and opinions, and I hope I convince a few ladies (or men.) to visit Dr.Pousti, as I truly think he is the most talented surgeon I have ever found, with my many many many years of searching. =)


 

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“Words cannot express how happy I am with the results of my breast augmentation, liposuction and eye lid surgery! The day of the consultation, my husband and I were so surprised how comfortable it was talking with Dr. Pousti about the procedures. He answered all of my questions patiently and thoughtfully and put me completely at ease. At the end of the consultation we both knew immediately he was the right surgeon for me, and scheduled the surgery. I couldn’t have found a better doctor and staff, all of them make me feel so comfortable at all times, and that made this experience and my results better than I could have ever imagined! My husband and I truly enjoy going to his office for post-op visits as everyone has been so warm and caring from the very beginning. Special thanks to Margie and Vanessa for their caring and kindness. I wish my primary physician and nurses treated me this well! Thanks again Dr. Pousti, I will continue to recommend you every chance I get.


 

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I am 30 yrs old. I found Dr. Pousti about 2 years ago after I was suffering from complications from a HORRIBLE breast augmentation performed by a surgeon in Newport Beach. In September of 2011 Dr. Pousti replaced my implants and fixed my capsular contracture on my right breast. I just recently went back to him for another surgery last week, as I was interested in slightly increasing my size and trying a
different style of silicone implants.

 


 

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After having a breast aug. (1/2012) to correct the damage of breastfeeding, I was left with significant asymmetry; bottoming out (L) and apparent CC (R). I researched revision extensively and met with surgeons both locally and out-of-state. My case was complicated and multiple surgeons described multiple surgeries to correct my appearance with guarded expectations.

Dr. Pousti acknowledged the difficulty of my situation and welcomed the challenge! He worked with me to answer questions, address concerns and give me clear, yet optimistic expectations. As an out of state patient, we were in contact daily via phone and he always made me a priority. As a self-educated patient he discussed my case with me as a peer, respecting my questions and giving me his honest and professional opinion. Finally Dr. Pousti and his staff always made accommodations for me to meet with him when I could be in town.

Dr. Pousti completed my surgery in Aug. 2012 (in 1 procedure!), on short notice so that I could return home to be a part of my daughter’s first day of school! The surgery went perfectly and I was at Disneyland with my family 4 days post-op! Dr. Pousti and his staff were, and continue to be extremely attentive during my recovery with frequent phone calls and check-ins.

I am now 6 months post-op and feel blessed to have found Dr. Pousti. My results have exceeded all of my expectations with near perfect symmetry and beautiful size and shape in wonderful proportion to my frame! I now have the results I had hoped for originally!

My only regret is not having gone to Dr. Pousti from the very beginning! Regardless of where you live or what your needs are, you owe it to yourself to call and talk to Dr. Pousti! He is a gifted and talented surgeon, who truly cares about his patients! You cannot do better!

C.H.


 

Testimonial:

I had breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Pousti, and I have nothing but praise for his work and my overall experience with him and his office.  I really love my new look!  Dr. Pousti approaches breast augmentation in a very professional way, using techniques that I believe give the highest probability of surgery success and patient satisfaction.  I am very glad that I selected him as my surgeon!

I have some experience with dissatisfaction from a previous breast augmentation surgery and have learned much from my long journey from flat-ish natural breasts, to an augmentation that was of moderate size but still not really right, and finally to becoming a true “Pousti girl” like so many others, with the breasts I actually wanted and the satisfaction with their appearance that seemed so elusive before I met Dr. Pousti.

There is much I think needs to be said about breast augmentation that you probably won’t hear clearly stated when reading websites or magazines, and probably not even when talking to some women who have been through the procedure, so in addition to speaking positively about the job Dr. Pousti did for me, I will attempt to clarify a few points some need to hear if considering breast augmentation.  I realize that this is a long essay, but I thought that my experiences and struggles could serve others in a way that helps them avoid my pitfalls and choose a surgeon using better information than they might otherwise have.  To be as helpful and fair as possible, I have to provide some background about what I wanted in the way of an augmentation and what I had been through in the past.  Note that I only had breast augmentation done with Dr. Pousti, so I cannot make specific claims about any other procedures he performs in this essay.  Your ideal look may not match mine, and that is fine, but much of what I want to make clear here is universal to all women who desire breast augmentation.  I use male pronouns when writing about surgeons in general, but I do realize that there are female surgeons out there too, and everything I’m going to write could apply to them as well, so please don’t take that the wrong way.  Writing “he/she” all the time is just so awkward.

I came to Dr. Pousti wanting larger and much rounder breasts than I had before, with much more upper fullness.  I knew going in that the look I was seeking was not “natural.”I feel that in America today, breast augmentation is far more socially acceptable than it was even just a decade ago, and I also think that having breasts that many people can tell have been adjusted does far more good for a woman than harm.  I am now one of the Pousti girls with saline implants (under the muscle) that would be counted in the extra-large category for my body size.  Let’s not kid ourselves: breast implants are purely for appearance.  I am proud to have the improved appearance, and I am not at all afraid of people realizing that I have them.  As I said, I did not ask Dr. Pousti for a “natural look” (I can’t clearly define what that would be anyway, other than no implants), though he is an excellent surgeon and will definitely accommodate anyone’s reasonable appearance goals.

Dr. Pousti is all about communicating clearly with the patient about her desired final appearance and getting the best visual representation of her goals he can to guide him at surgery time.  He will even encourage you to bring photos that provide a good approximation of your appearance desires during the consultation process.  Not all surgeons are good about this, as I will shortly describe.

My breast augmentation with Dr. Pousti was the second one I have had.  My first surgery was performed by a very reputable surgeon in southern California who was located much closer to my home than is Dr. Pousti.  That surgeon has an extremely nice office and by many accounts does excellent work.  I am not going to say that my first augmentation was horrible, because the surgeon was very competent, it was a decent job, and I was not disfigured or ugly.  It was performed in a clean and very modern facility, and many women in my shoes might have considered it good enough and decided to just live with the outcome.  The problem was that after I was fully healed and a great many months had passed, my final appearance was somewhat far from what I really wanted and had asked for, even though I tried very hard on more than one occasion to communicate exactly the look I wanted to that surgeon.  I brought pictures to my consultation with that surgeon, viewed pictures of many of his previous patients for additional comparisons and verification, spoke at length about the look I wanted to achieve, discussed all the pros and cons about the saline-versus-silicone options, the round-versus-teardrop implant profiles, and even sent a follow-up email clearly summarizing the main points about my desires.  I even went through the now-infamous sizing technique where various different pockets filled with rice grains or small resin pellets are used with a bra under normal clothes to aid size selection.  That technique is not usually adequate for choosing a size accurately when a woman is looking for larger implants and wants them under the chest muscle.  It tends to drive your choice toward the small side by making a given implant volume look much larger approximated in the office than it really will, post-surgery, in your body.

I eventually figured out, after the fact of course, that there are some rather well-hidden appearance biases out there among many plastic surgeons, and these biases work their way into the process in subtle ways that tend to lead patients toward having smaller breasts than they will actually want in the end.  Have you ever looked at a surgeon’s website or met with one to discuss breast augmentation surgery and had him openly claim, “I have a personal bias and don’t much like the look of breast implants on women, and I tend to think breast implants, if done at all, should be kept as small as possible.  My in-office sizing techniques are designed to foist my bias on you and tend to err on the small side for this reason.”No, I highly doubt you have ever received such a claim from a surgeon or ever will!  However, some surgeons are skittish about augmentation surgery, especially the larger implant sizes, and seem to think that their reputations depend not on delivering the results their clients ask and pay for, but on delivering legions of women who meet some arbitrary theoretical ideal that may not represent the goals of a particular client.

Also, I believe that many in-office sizing techniques and common ways that implants are talked about and sold to the patient by these “other” surgeons (not Dr. Pousti!) shift the burden of accountability for the sizing choices toward the patient but do so without giving her a clear sense of what she will really look like post-surgery.  She will be left making tricky choices with incomplete or flawed information, settling on implant volume “magic numbers” and implant types she is quite unsure of (and often that magic number is actually a little smaller than what is needed to fully achieve her long-term wishes), and the surgeon may want plans fairly set in stone by surgery day so he can run virtually on autopilot once in the operating room.  This means that the surgeon’s ostensibly expert judgment does not get used much during the surgery for making size adjustments to help align the outcome with the stated appearance goals of the patient.  Think about it: isn’t that expertise a big part of what you are paying a non-trivial amount of money for?  Of course, you cannot be awake to help judge the appearance of your implants along the way, so if you settle on a number in the office using one of those dubious bra-sizer approximations that are often touted as a great idea for choosing an implant size, you may find yourself later with much smaller looking breasts than you thought you would get.

A surgeon acting as I just described has at least one reason that doing things that way is an advantage for him but not for you.  He can essentially put you on the spot if your new breast size ends up not looking like what you wanted!  He knows that you remember making the implant volume choice in his office, and it was probably locked-in before the surgery, so he always has the negotiating position available to say “Well, we did agree on X cc implants at the office, remember?  That’s what I gave you.”He gets to take the high ground in the discussion immediately and is largely off the hook, and you go out into the world wondering whether your results are just “good enough” or if you will be back in surgery sometime later to further support the industry with a revision to a different size.  I strongly disagree that modern breast augmentation needs to be fraught with such difficult choices or be a hit-and-miss endeavor!  In contrast to the experiences I had with my earlier surgeon, Dr. Pousti does not treat his patients in ways that would promote any of this folly.

Dr. Pousti will specifically target your exact appearance desires rather than make choices based on misleading numerical criteria or contrivances that may not suit all patients.  He is very interested in knowing exactly what you want your surgery to accomplish for you looks-wise and how concerned you might be about various subtle differences in plausible outcomes.  For instance, you will probably not be asked to precisely nail down an exact implant volume, but you will be asked about the shape, height, upper fullness and the relative size of the breasts you are seeking, and Dr. Pousti will expect you to be able to point to photographic examples that are at least close to your desired look.  If you have special concerns or corrective needs, he will want to know that as well.  He may ask you if you are leaning toward a more natural look, or if you are fine with a look that may raise a few eyebrows; he can do them all, so do not hesitate to ask for what you really, truly want!  Also, don’t worry if at the first consultation you cannot supply any photos, as he has several great photo books of previous patients, and his website has many great examples as well.  Also, you will have many opportunities later to adjust your requests and bring in or email photos you find.  I prepared a large collage of photos, including my pre-Pousti photos for comparison, a few from his website that I liked, as well as several that I found at outside sources.

Why are your photos so important?  The short answer is that each woman is unique, and the identical implants will look completely different on different people, so in-office size and appearance choices can only serve as very rough guidelines!  Dr. Pousti likes to use photos immediately before and during surgery to fine-tune his procedures and achieve exactly the look you are seeking.  He will judge carefully, during the surgery, whether he has the shape and size of your implants right before committing to that look.  It is common that for your body and skin type, shoulder and chest width, and overall body shape, the desires you expressed in the office will require additional adjustments at surgery time to achieve in the finished result.  You want a surgeon who knows what he is doing and can make those necessary adjustments skillfully, and Dr. Pousti is among those.  In effect, Dr. Pousti will do the numerical sizing for you during the surgery, when he is looking at your real body and the real outcome of any given implant size and type.  A surgeon who relies exclusively on numbers conjured up while comparing you to photos of other women and “reading tea leaves” sitting in an office is more concerned about the ease of the surgery (and probably himself) than your final appearance, and he very well may not achieve the look you are seeking.  Dr. Pousti applies his considerable expertise to target the look a patient desires as closely as possible, with the least risk to her health and well-being.

There are two other important features of the breast augmentation experience that I have learned from my journey, and all women considering breast implants should learn of them.  In almost every single case, women underestimate (sometimes greatly) the volume required of implants to achieve a given look, and they don’t realize how significantly many styles of clothing, and even swimsuits too, can de-emphasize the size of their breasts in the final outcome.  It is so important to be cognizant of these two facts when considering a breast augmentation procedure.  The size of your implants is just a number, and as I have already alluded, two different women getting the identical procedure done, with roughly the same desired final appearance, will always need different implant volumes to achieve it.  Further, as the women look different to begin with and have differences in their natural breast sizes, shapes, and body types, their final outcomes will also look slightly different.  That’s just the way it is, and one should not be bothered by that.  Your own natural beauty will still be a part of your final outcome, so you should not fear that breast augmentation is somehow going to falsify you or undermine the better sides of your natural appearance.

I was very surprised at how easy it is to conceal the true size of my breasts with regular clothing.  They are definitely large for my body size, and frankly no one seeing me in a plain, close-fitting, pullover T-shirt would think that my breasts were just “ordinary.”You would be amazed, however, how close to ordinary I can look in so many styles of regular clothing and business styles.  For swimsuits, generally less of the dramatic truth is concealable, but it is still quite possible to minimize the visual impact if you choose to, especially with one-piece suits and/or those with looser tops.  Keep this in mind when you are considering augmentation and what size you might like to have.  I am not at all alone in thinking that women considering breast augmentation should expect to go somewhat larger than they might initially think they will need, as so many natural factors tend to suppress the apparent size of your breasts anyway.  The overwhelming majority of the world will only see you clothed, so you will always have the option to dress according to the visual impact you want to project.  Larger breasts are totally visually adjustable, but small breasts look small in pretty much all situations, no matter what.  Also, if you are careful about what you wear after your augmentation and do as I did, you can have some fun very gradually transitioning your appearance so that no one but your closest confidants can know exactly when your surgery occurred.

I discovered Dr. Pousti via his website, which I found quite helpful in explaining many things about his procedures.  In addition to the things I have already said, I very much liked that he has much expertise with breast augmentations of all sizes, advertises that fact and his techniques clearly on his website, and communicates in a way that makes women feel comfortable and secure in their choices.  His office staff was very attentive and maintained great communication with me all through the process.  He can also accommodate those who must travel significant distances to see him and has done so many times before.  If you are considering breast augmentation, you absolutely should strongly consider having Dr. Pousti as your surgeon.  You deserve to get all you asked for in your augmentation procedure, and you are paying good money for it, so your surgeon should be an expert and be working for you and your interests every step of the way.  I believe Dr. Pousti will do just that.

L. V.


Testimonial:
I consulted two plastic surgeons for a problem with my old implants. Medically both Dr Pousti and the other surgeon had the same recommendation for repair. However, Dr Pousti was much more interested in my wishes for the outcome. The other surgeon wrote down a size and told me what size he would replace my implants with. Dr Pousti took much more time. I was surprised when told that he would study my chart overnight. He is more than a surgeon, he’s an artist, and as it turns out he used a different size in each breast in order to get an even appearance. I am convinced that if I went with the other surgeon, I would be very unhappy today, as well as uneven.
The office staff is always friendly and helpful. After care was excellent, and Dr Pousti has a way of making every patient feel that they are his favorite patient.


Testimonial:
I had been searching for a good plastic surgeon for a long time who has experienced in breast revision. I had spent a lot of time researching on internet and found Dr. Pousti with many testimonials praising him and giving him an excellent rating. I decided to go to Dr. Pousti for a consultation. At the first consultation, I got right away the answer with confidence “I could fix it” and later he did it beautifully. Besides being a skilled surgeon, Dr. Pousti amazed me by his friendliness and his good bedside manner. He deserves those testimonials. Also, Dr. Pousti has a wonderful staff which is polite, courteous and professional that makes people feel comfortable at his office.


 

Testimonial:
First and foremost I want to thank Dr. Pousti and his staff for such a positive experience.  Prior to meeting Dr. Pousti I had undergone two breast augmentation surgeries.  I had my first in 2005 and my second in 2007. In 2007 I maxed out what was the traditional “conservative” plastic surgeon’s recommendation with 800cc silicone implants. I loved the results but I went on to have two amazing daughters which I breastfed back to back in 2010 and 2011. My breasts needed some work.  They weren’t as perky anymore and I had lost some of my own breast tissue from nursing. I also had lateral displacement of my implants. Basically, when I laid on my back my breasts went into my armpits which left quite a considerable space in my cleavage area. I also knew I wanted to go bigger. Here is when the research started-I met with my former plastic surgeon and his opinion was that I needed a full anchor lift and all the scarring that came with that. I felt it was overkill and was saddened by the recommendation but I booked my surgery trusting his advice. After more thought, I decided to look into the option of over filled saline implants and maybe a little “pocket tightening”.  I first learned about Dr. Pousti from his AMAZING website.  The testimonials and photos said it all. I knew I needed to rethink my decision and have a phone consultation with him. I emailed photos (frontal and side) and he got back to me via telephone very promptly. To my excitement he told me he thought I didn’t need a lift. He also was willing to go as big as was safe for my body. I canceled my other surgery and put down my deposit for my surgery in San Diego. The website and staff had wonderful recommendations on which hotels they recommended their patients stay at and the hotels even offered a discount for being his patient. I was also given the name of a great after surgery recovery nurse who went on to do a phenomenal job of taking care of me post op for the first 24 hours. When I met Dr. Pousti for my pre op the day before surgery I instantly knew I had made the right decision to have my surgery performed by him. He is such a skilled, caring and kind person. At my pre op he recommended I have internal sutures placed to correct my implant displacement and promised he would take great care of me. I am absolutely insanely in LOVE with my new breasts. I would never trust my body to another plastic surgeon after meeting Dr. Pousti.  As a former model, I can tell you that I almost idolize the man for giving me back the breasts I had before having my children. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone who wants the job done right. Flying out for surgery, especially alone, can be a scary thought but it is such a worthy investment. The moment you walk into his office-no matter the distance you have traveled-you will feel at home. Thank you Dr. Pousti for changing my body and my life.


Testimonial:

To anyone considering breast augmentation or revision,

After realizing one of my large saline implants had rupturedand deflated I was frantic and anxious. The thought of replacing my implants had crossed my mind before thisunexpected deflation, but now I knew I had to make a decision fast. I hadactually looked at Dr. Pousti’s website before this had happened and was veryimpressed with what I saw. I read all the wonderful reviews from past patientsand knew this was the doctor to see. So, as soon as I noticed my deflation I called his office to see if I couldget an appointment the following day. The staff was wonderful and understanding of my situation, they madesure I had an appointment the following day.  As soon as I met Dr. Pousti I felt at ease with mysituation.  Not only is he veryprofessional, but also very personable. He was very thorough in asking me how I wanted my breasts to look andfeel like.  My old DD salineimplants were very large (770 cc), heavy, hard, and sat high on top of mychest. I told Dr. Pousti I wanted a very very natural look, a natural slopewith no big bumps high on my chest. I wanted a smaller implant that would look classy and to keep peopleguessing if I had actually had breast implants at all.  As an avid running a smaller breastsize would also fit into my active lifestyle. While in the office I was shownphoto albums to get an idea of the look I wanted. I also met several post oppatients who were all extremely happy with their results and experience withDr. Pousti.  After my consultationI knew Dr. Pousti was the Plastic Surgeon for me. The most amazing part of thiswhole experience is that Dr. Pousti and his staff were able to
scheduled my surgery for the very next day.  When I arrived at the surgery centerthe next day Dr. Pousti again went over my goals, placement of where I wantedthe implants to sit on my chest and a size that would suit my body. I knew Iwanted large C/ small D silicone implants and I felt totally confident he wouldcreate this natural look for me.  Ihave to say I had no complications, zero pain ( I did not even takeprescription pain meds), and was back to my normal lifestyle the next day.  Dr. Pousti himself even called me overthe weekend to see how I was doing. His wonderful staff called me every day fora week to make sure I was doing okay and to see if I had any questions. Even anurse from the surgery center called to see how I was doing. I have nothing butgreat things to say about Dr. Pousti and his staff.
As a Registered Nurse I understand how important it is toreceive superior care and this is what I experienced from Dr. Pousti and hisstaff.  I now have 445 cc silicone34 D natural looking breasts.  If Iever decide I need or want another surgical procedure, Dr. Pousti is the onlyone I will see. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone wanting to change hisor her appearance for the better.

Sincerely Grateful,

SG, Registered Nurse


Testimonial:

I was unhappy with my results from my previous BA after 9 years and having 2 children and breastfeeding. I started looking 2 years before I actually had my procedures done. I had visited Dr. Pousti and knew that he was going to be my choice for my doctor. I had looked at his website and loved his work. Once I went in to talk to him I was not happy that I needed a 2-stage procedure but I respected him for not giving in to my just wanting it all done at 1 time. He is very concerned with safety and the best outcome, which in the long run I will love. The staff there is just amazing and so is Dr. Pousti!!

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Testimonial:

I had a BL/BA with Dr. Pousti on Sept.7, 2011. I had always been unhappy with my breasts, especially after breastfeeding. I thought about having this procedure for about 8 years, but was always scared of the idea. The girls in the office made me feel so comfortable I booked my surgery that day. My skin tends to scar very red, so i am having a scar revision as well relifting. Overall, I had a wonderful experience with the first surgery. Dr. P and his office staff are more than caring and attentive. Dr. Pousti really listens to what you want. He is highly skilled in his profession! I already love my new breasts! So I know they are just going to get better! I am excited for my revision surgery, I know he is going to make them look amazing!

Updated on 25 Sep 2012: I had surgery this morning and as always the nurses were wonderful, as well as Dr. Pousti. I was a little nervous this time around, but the nurses made me feel so relaxed and at ease. The nurses make sure your every need is met. Again, just like the first time, I had a very pleasant experience and the surgery center Dr. Pousti is such an amazing doctor! He really listened to what goals and \”look\” I wanted to achieve. I have no doubt that he did everything in his power to give me everything I asked for. I haven\’t seen them yet as I am bandaged up, but I am already happy with the upgraded size! Dr. Pousti is a incredibly AWESOME doctor! He is talented in creating beautiful breast! I would recommend him over and over again!!


 

Testimonial:

The results from my surgery from Jan 31, 2012 were really good, except I had a little asymmetry. My right breast had dropped and my left never did. I decided to schedule a revision to correct the imperfection with an internal bra. My husband and I thought about it and decided that I would do an implant exchange at the same time. I was limited with how big I could go at my first surgery due to the fact that I was having a lift, and with the amount of sutures that I would put too much pressure on them if I went too big. So at the time, I let Dr, Pousti be the judge and he filled me as large as was possibly safe. I had beautiful shape and gorgeous nipple placement.
My experience – once again – at Dr. Pousti’s office has been nothing short of a visit to the family Doctor. Dr. Pousti really understands when you tell him what you want. He actually listens, he cares, he hears what you are saying instead of just nodding just to get you out of there and go on to the next patient.
I brought in a LOT of photos and discussed what size, look and placement I wanted. I always leave Dr. Pousti with an extreme amount of confidence that I have made the right choice. He is an amazing Doctor.
Surgery went fantastic…I, again, left the cc’s up to Dr. Pousti – he had the photos of what I wanted to look like. I know that the # of cc’s can look different from one girl to the next, so I was not dead set on anything.
I had an internal bra in the right breast to bring it up to the same level as the left breast, then the implant exchange.
When I woke up in the recovery, I just wanted to see the # that he filled me to –
1130 cc
YEAH
So, recovery is going well. I am sore – but not too bad. The internal stitches are tender and it is hard to remember to keep my elbow down. If I move the wrong way, my body does remind me. Can’t wait until my appointment next week for the unveiling so I can see the results.


Testimonial:

This is my second breast augmentation but my first one by Doctor Pousti.  I got my first breast augmentation done approx 8 years ago and I didn’t do my research to find a good doctor and I paid for it greatly. I was completely dissatisfied with them and was more self conscious about the poorly done breast augmentation than I was without them.

I found Doctor Pousti through a friend of mine who had gotten her breast augmentation done by him. Her breasts looked awesome and I was so jealous that I hadn’t done the research for a good doctor like she had.

I looked up Doctor Pousti’s website and read the testimonials by other patients and also read other reviews about him. I looked at before and after pictures of other women who also had their previous breast augmentation surgeries re-done by Doctor Pousti and was even more pleased at the phenomenal job he had done fixing other so-called “doctor’s” augmentations.

I decided that I didn’t want to wait any longer. I immediately scheduled a consultation with Doctor Pousti and scheduled my new breast augmentation surgery shortly thereafter.

I couldn’t be more pleased with how my new breast augmentation looks! Everyone, including the staff at Doctor Pousti’s office to the nurses who cared for me at the surgery center, took phenomenal care of me. I have never come across a more personable and caring group of people.

I would recommend anyone and EVERYONE to Doctor Pousti. He and his staff are a wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable team together.  My new breasts look PHENOMENAL and I now have the self confidence that I have the beautiful breasts that I’ve always wanted.

Thank you Doctor Pousti!!


Testimonial:

At age 25 I decided to have breast augmentation and had sub muscular implants put in.  I remember my reasoning being that I needed to be better proportioned.  I felt I had a large behind and even though I had fairly decent sized breasts of my own I wanted them bigger to counter balance my behind.  About twelve and a half years later, while pregnant one of my implants ruptured.  There wasn’t a specific incident.  I believe it was just the added weight and pressure, plus they had reached what I guess is considered shelf life.  It was a scary experience.  I wasn’t sure what had happened and I had mild pain shooting down my stomach.  It of course made me concerned about my baby.  After realizing what had happened I called Dr. Pousti’s office.  They were very kind and helpful and explained there shouldn’t be an issue and I could have something done after I gave birth.  I’m sure glad they were saline!  Well anyway, I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl and that became one of my many concerns in having something done.  I love her and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to me.  I didn’t want to have a procedure of any kind done.  I hoped the other would just rupture and I wouldn’t do anything about it.  I didn’t want to have to make a decision to have them removed or replaced.  I was concerned about recovery and how I would handle my baby.  I had many bills still from having my daughter and I didn’t want to take on any additional debt.  Not to mention, I remembered the initial procedure as being extremely painful.  I didn’t want to go through that again.

I met with Dr. Pousti a little after a year later.  He and his staff were very comforting and helpful.  We discussed my options of having them removed and replaced or just removed.  Needless to say, I was undecided and continued to put it off.  Again, I just hoped the other one would rupture.  Finally, after two years of being lopsided I decided to have a procedure.  It was a tough decision as to what to do.  I was contemplating having them removed, but was afraid I wouldn’t be happy with my appearance.  I didn’t want to spend any money at all though, so of course the less expensive route was alluring.  That coupled with the fact that I didn’t want to be faced with this dilemma again were the defining reasons in why I ultimately decided to have them removed.

I just had my procedure done and so far I am happy with my results.  There is a sense of freedom in being just me.  Dr. Pousti and his staff were amazing.  I felt special.  I felt like they cared about me.  As nervous and anxious as I was about the whole thing prior, when I went into the operating room I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands.  The procedure was quick and easy on me.  To my delight and surprise I have felt very little, if any pain.  Dr. Pousti of course told me that would be the case, but I doubted it some considering my memory of my initial recovery.  The office and Dr. Pousti have continued to be in touch with me and I appreciate that.  I should be fully recovered soon and I’m looking forward to it.  I’m looking forward to buying some new bras!  Probably going to have to buy some push ups!  Ha!  Good luck to those of you considering this procedure!


Testimonial:
I originally got saline implants back in May 06 in south carolina, within 3 weeks I had a nasty infection and after months of trying to save the implant it had to come out. There I am newly engaged, plan in a wedding and hoping I et my boob back in time..haha. well I did and minus a few more problems it stayed put until I had my last baby in July 2010 and I noticed I looked lopsided. Sure enough went to a Dr (now in FL) and my implant had an early deflation, go figure. Thankfully I purchases insurance so it was covered and I upgraded to silicone for a small price. 3 weeks later no infection but my incision opened up and had t get a new implant. After all that I was fine and I was enjoying them, until around 6 months later and I noticed a dark spot on the bottom lobe area. Went to my Dr and he was baffled and mentioned placing some kind of fake skin but wanted to speak to his colleagues, however by the time he got back to me I got another infection and was in the process of moving cross country so he told me to rush to San Diego and get it fixed. I arrived in San Diego mid august but it was too late, my breast had several holes through the skin and not much could be done. Went to the ER and the implant along with part of my lower breast was removed. I saw several doctors of all kind and everyone had a different treatment plan. Some were extreme and some not extreme enough considering my history. I finally met some friends and several of them referred me to Dr. Pousti. They all raved about him so I met with him and immediately felt like he was who I’ve been looking for and waiting for! Its been a year since my implant was removed and I just had the revision and re-implants done this past week. I am anxious and hopeful to see what amazing work he’s done. I was lopsided for a year and now I’m just hoping for my life back! Will keep our all updated :-)


 

Testimonial:

I came across Dr Pousti following poor augmentation surgery in the UK. After contacting numerous surgeons throughout Europe, without success, I furthered my search to the USA. I found Dr Pousti’s website to be easily laid out. As soon as I saw the Before/after photos, I knew I had to take it further. It had an XL section for breast augmentation, which is what I wanted.

I made initial enquiries with Margie from Dr Pousti’s team via email and was immediately impressed with the quick, informative replies I was receiving. I then spoke to Helen from Dr Pousti’s team, who was able to answer all my questions. I sent photos via email to Dr Pousti, which again were answered promptly. He gave me a breakdown of how he could help me.

With My experience up to that point, along with the success stories and great online reviews, I decided to book my surgery. I travelled to San Diego and had an appointment with Dr Pousti and his team. I have experienced a number of surgeries in the UK, some better than others-but none compared to La Mesa. The Office was professional, calm and had a pleasant atmosphere.

I met Dr Pousti in person and we spoke about the upcoming surgery, I was put at ease and was 100% sure that this was the surgeon for me. I wanted large implants and Dr Pousti assured me he would go as large as possible, but always putting my safety first.

The morning of my surgery, I was dealt with very professionally-the nursing staff were great and Dr P met with me before to go through our goals.

Following the successful procedure, I was discharged and given all the guidance I needed. I met with D P two more times before I returned to the UK. I was still able to enjoy my time on holiday (carefully) after a short period of rest!

To say I’m happy with my surgery is an understatement. Seeing is believing. Due to my poor augmentation previously, I had a loss of confidence, self esteem and wasn’t myself. I’m now able to move on with my life and be proud to wear clothing that shows off my fantastic chest. The corrections made are literally incredible.

I would advise anyone interested in such surgery to give Dr Pousti’s office a call. I’m one of many very happy patients. I’m also happy to speak to anyone who is interested or thinking about surgery with Dr Pousti, please ask the office for my email or phone number!

Kind regards,

Lou…xx

Patient’s Partner:

I cannot express in words, my gratitude to Dr Pousti and his team. Lou received world class treatment in La Mesa. As an ex-Military Policeman, I believe myself to be a credible judge of character and hold very high standards. These expectations were exceeded within seconds of meeting Dr Pousti, a very professional man, who was intently truthful with Lou about the goals in which wanted to be attained. Everything was explained on a level in which we understood.

From the office, to the operating theatre, to the post op meetings and beyond, we have had a great experience. The results are amazing and the difference in Lou personally, is incredible (I have the old Lou back).

If any partners wish to contact me, it would be my pleasure to share our experience further or discuss any concerns someone may have.

Again, thank you so much and it would be great to see our friends in San Diego again someday.

Kind regards,

Chris


Testimonial:

My Story begins early in life being told daily I was ugly not good enough and enduring physical abuse.I rose above this negativity and always had an inner love for myself.I have overcame all types of obstacles in my life from being a teen mom , going to college, being a business owner, realtor and role model to others.

I have always strived for perfection and being physically attractive and youthful taking care of myself.I am a motherof two daughters ages 16 and 24 and have an adorable 4 yr old grandson.

In 1998 is when I first when under the knife for plastic surgery to get a tummy tuck and arm lipo. I liked my results and as I did more research and the years passed I had more surgeries every couple of years from lipo in various areas, two more tummy tucks, two breast lift and small implant for volume only 325 cc’s but it didn’t look right because of sagging boobs with implants sitting high by collarbone.

In 2006 I got everything revised skin removed with lift and got 1000 cc saline implants partial unders with more tummy and back lipo.Looked ok but after awhile started to sag and never had the high profile I desired.

In. Dec. 2010 I wanted to have bigger breast I was told by my plastic to achieve large boobs I would have to stack them and they didn’t make one implant large enough. I kept the 1000cc’s in place. He removed more skin on both breast to look tighter and my plastic surgeon added two more 1000cc’s one on each side giving me 2000cc’s after 5 hours in OR They were huge and I was excited to see my results. I went home very sick that night my right boob looked as though it had split down the middle below areola It was red swollen and very sore. I go for post op and it is defintely spliting fluid is oozing and its dressed.I continue to his office daily for 2 weeks to get it dressed.I go home same evening I take a small hand mirror and look at my breast and it still feels sore swollen and painful I look under my right boob crease and see a black spot . I come back to office next day and he says the black spot is my implant and it will need to be explanted I am devasated and crying hysterical.I come back the next day told to take 1 valium and went in Or on premise and had both implants on right side explanted the entire time awake.

I was left with 2000 cc on left and explanted boob wound left open without drains and was scheduled to come in everyday to change my green, blood stained gauze this went on for at least 2 months.

Had explant in Jan 2011 and was ready to replant in May 2011.got new implants and was replanted with 2000cc’s. The day of surgery was rushed back to my plastic surgeons office because implants felt like they were under my armpit after a few weeks implants were hard painful and implants were high by my collarbone I had arm pain numbness and developed a lump under my right armpit.

After months of pain and severe Capsular Contracture and implants sitting extremely high my plastis surgeon suggested to filet the scar tissue to make implants drop he called it a capsulectomy.

Dec 2011 had capsulectomy through the same scar orginally that split in Dec 2010. A week goes by its seems fine then my boobs starts to deform and gets a huge dent and turns bright red warm to the touch and I get fever chills feels like I’M going to die.I see my plastic surgeon he says its just the tissue settling and its due to all the implant pressure but no infection.I did my own research and it said Cellullitis! which is major I called to antibotics from him but he refused but his office asst called me in cipro.I stayed on antiobiotics for over a month I sent links to show my doctor this what I had but never responded.

I then researched the web an breast forums to find another opinion and highly recommended Doctor who had the expertise but who really cares for his patients like family.I finally found that one Dr.Pousti in San Diego even though his office was 6 1/2 hours away I knew I needed him to see me.I emailed pics and made appt in person.He was professional, honest and very concerned about my individual situation his office staff is superb and when you walk in you know they are a strong professional unit and they love the patients also.

Dr.Pousti did see me and set me to come back in Aug.2012 he gave me advice and his professional opinion I immediatley felt secure and looked forward to being his patient and geting the results I was trying to achieve.

In the beginning of July 2012 I started to develop a bubble filled with fluid on my right boob by the third week it had graduated to 3 bubbles I go in to my plastic surgeon and he says its a hernia and that my scar tissue split and the fluid went to the weak spots.He suggested I get the hernia cut out and deflate one of my 1000c implants to 500 cc’s so I can have 1500 cc’s on the right and keep my 2000cc’s on the left he said if it burst I will be hamburger. I felt uneasy about this procedure and option and immediatley called Dr.Pousti’s office in San Diego I even sent Dr.Poutsi pics and email and was given an appointment.

Aug.2012 at my apppt with Dr Pousti he addressed the seriousness and urgency of my situation letting me know this fliud will pop and have impant exposer and greater chance of infection and that I need to act fast I’m 61/2 hours from home but wouldn’t make it driving back without a possible expousre.Dr.Pousti even said he will lose sleep over my situation that’s how  worried he was about me.It really touched me and I booked my operation for Friday Aug.10th my 72 year old fathers birthday

Dr.Pousti took more photos re exaimed me and drawn out my areas for the operation in the days before my surgery. He let me know I would be having a double explant, shin revision and a lift.He let me know realistic expecations.He knows how much I admire larger breast and my goal of achieving larger breast in the future. He never promised me anything and I was okay with that.I knew what he was faced with and my health was epic.

I had my surgery and everythting went really well.It was my first experience with the Physicians Surgery Center and Dr.Pousti. I was pleased with everyone who helped me in the OR and recovery.Both facilities called and checked on me and Dr.Poustis office have called daily.It was my birthday on my post op day and was given a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a sentimental card signed by the entire staff, they made my day

I am now implant free and my breast. Very small 16 again lol! I feel like l left my twins at the orphange but it had to be done and will take time to get use to and it gets emotional at times.I can now focus on getting well and stronger and allowing my body to heal so maybe just maybe I can get my implants back.I will listen to Dr.Pousti’s suggestions I feel he saved my life.


Testimonial:

Dear Dr. Pousti and staff:

In 1995, when I was 25 years old, I had my first set of saline breast implants put in.  Because I was always barely a size A cup, it was something that I had wanted to do as long as I could remember.  I was pleased with the results until the day I was in a car accident and one of my breast was damaged.  Because of this, in 1998 the implants had to be removed.  I had originally wanted them just removed without replacing them, however, the doctor at the time (not Dr. Pousti) talked me into removing and replacing the implants instead of removing them only.  I had a very difficult surgery as well as recovery.  I have regretted ever since then that I let the doctor talk me in to new implants.  They have since been uncomfortable; I have not been able to sleep on my stomach; as a runner, it has been hard running with the implants, they have been in the way; and I just have not been able to wear anything that I wanted without it being too tight in my chest and too big in my waist.  I was just a different person when I got the implants, and implants were not fitting in with my lifestyle any longer.  I had been beyond ready to go back to my natural body for a long time.  Finally, fourteen years later, when we were finally in a position where I could have them removed, we began to research and pray that we would find a great surgeon.  Due to the fact that I had such a horrible experience with my last surgery, we wanted to find a doctor that we could trust and one in which we would feel comfortable.  In Dr. Pousti and his staff, we found much more than we could have ever imagined or hoped for.  We have been so blessed that we found Dr. Pousti.

I would like to thank Dr. Pousti and his staff so much for all that they have done and continue to do for me even though my surgery is over.  While I was researching and looking around for the best surgeon that could perform my surgery, I kept coming back to Dr. Pousti.  I was impressed with the extremely large amount of positive comments that were on many websites. Fact is, honestly in all of the many reviews that I read through, I did not come across even one negative comment.   Also, his own personal website was amazing and filled with so much information about any surgery that you could possibly think of.  Once I went in for my first appointment, I knew for sure, no question that I wanted Dr. Pousti to perform my surgery.   Dr. Pousti, from the very first appointment made me feel beyond comfortable.  He and his staff explained everything and answered any question that I had, and I had many.  I had such a negative experience due to a very bad surgery in the past, and felt very very anxious.  Dr. Pousti took so much time to help my husband and me to feel as stressed free and relaxed as possible.  This amazing Dr. and his staff has called me everyday since my pre-op appointment just to check in on me, making sure that everything was ok and to rest any worries that we may have had as they knew that I was extra anxious. Since my surgery, they have continued calling and checking in on me to make sure that all was well.  They even called on both Saturday and Sunday.  From my first appointment until today, which is a week today since my surgery, Dr. Pousti and his staff have just gone above and beyond what they needed to do; way more than I have ever experienced from any other doctor’s office.

If Dr. Pousti and his staff were not enough, the Surgery Center where he preforms his surgeries is absolutely top of the line.  Again we were astonished and amazed at the treatment that we received there.  Dr. Pousti shared with them my concerns, and the staff from the Surgery Center went above and beyond what they needed to assure me and help make sure I was comfortable. They called me the night before and listened to my concerns.  The next day they were perfectly punctual, and everything went according to schedule.  Dr. Pousti and the staff from the Surgery Center were there by my side the whole time.  They even held my hand as I drifted off to sleep.

My husband and I will always be thankful and blessed that we found Dr. Pousti to perform my surgery, and we would not hesitate for even one second to refer anyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon to Dr. Pousti.  He is truly a one of a kind Dr. with a one of a kind staff.  We searched form many other doctors, and Dr. Pousti was like night and day compared to the others that we visited.  We are absolutely sure that anyone who does choose him will be extremely satisfied, thankful, and blessed.

Extremely Grateful

PS:  A side note from my hubby –

It was very important as we searched for a doctor that we found one in whom I could feel safe in trusting my wife’s care too.  Dr. Pousti and his staff were very professional with high quality and standards which exceeded our expectations.  Thanks for taking care of my wife.

God Bless


 

Testimonial:

I had developed symmastia after a breast augmentation a couple of years ago. I had undergone revisional surgery by another plastic surgeon in hopes of having this corrected unfortunately the surgeon was unable to repair it and informed me that this would be impossible to fix.  Fortunately, I came across Dr. Pousti’s name after searching the internet for physicians specialized in symmastia repair. I was very impressed by the amount of testimonials and high patient satisfaction rate along with his impressive photo gallery of before and after pictures of surgeries he had done in the past.  I lived out of state but knew it was going to be worth my time and money getting a consultation with him. When I met him for the first time it was clear from the very beginning not only that he is an experienced surgeon and certainly one of the best in his field but what really makes him amazing is his compassion, empathy and care for patients.  After my consultation I was very hopeful he was going to be able to repair my symmastia and provide the results I had been seeking for many years ago.  I have to confess at first I thought it would  be a challenge scheduling my surgery given I was out of state nevertheless he has an amazing staff that will work through your schedule and basically guide you every step of the way with regards to pre-op and post-op surgical care.  They were readily available either by phone or email making it a very pleasant experience.

I was finally able to get my surgery and it has been a couple of months since I had it done. I am very happy and pleased with the end results. He surely exceeded my expectations and was able to correct what other surgeons in the past considered an impossible task.  I highly recommend Dr. Pousti not only because his vast experience will guarantee the best surgical outcome but his excellent work will allow you to start healing emotionally.


Testimonial:

The best thing I did was to have a consultation with Dr. Pousti. He and his staff (after seeing several other surgeons) made me realize Dr. Pousti was the best in his field especially when listening to his patients. I explained that my breast reconstruction was very important to me and that my outcome leaves my breasts looking as perfect as they possibly can. He did exactly that! I am two months post op and they are beautiful. The healing process has been fun. Just after my surgery I started reading the book \”Fifty Shades of Grey\” need I say more? My husband of thirty years loves my new breasts and is anxious for my healing to be over. I just look at him with my \”sexy grin\” and keep reading my book! Like I said, timing is everything! Thank you so much


Testimonial:
After several years with breast implants, I decided to have them removed in my mid-30s. There wasn’t anything wrong with them – thanks to the fine artistry of Dr. Pousti they looked and felt great. I had been wondering if they were contributing to some auto-immune type symptoms that I had prior to the surgery, and decided to have them removed mostly for peace of mind. As it turned out, it became clear to me pretty quickly afterward that there was no connection with the implants.

I was fine without the implants for a number of years, and got used to my new “back to normal” size, which was slightly larger than the original 34A size I started out with naturally. In my early 40s I began thinking about having implants again. I was wearing bras with extra padding, again, and missing the way the implants provided my body with better symmetry. So I went back to Dr. Pousti for another go at this.

The second time around was a lot easier than the first since I knew what to expect. The staff pulled up my original photos of how my breast shape turned out with the first implants, and I decided to request a size just slightly smaller. I used the photos as a template to specify minor adjustments to reach a smaller “C” size. I am writing this just two weeks after my surgery and I am very pleased with the results, once again, and the healing process has ended up being quicker than the first time.

I don’t know how long I’ll have these implants. Maybe I’ll have them taken out in another few years, or maybe I’ll keep them for the rest of my life. I think the decision for me to have them back in again is one that works for me at this point of my life. In my case, it boils down to having a choice, and also understanding that there are some things we can control and other things we can’t. I think that much of life is an attempt to find that balance and be happy with the choices we make, which has taken me down this journey (with and without) implants.


Testimonial:

I was given a piece of paper with  Dr. Pousti’s name and telephone number by my esthetician.  My esthetician then said, “I hear he’s the BOOBY GURU.  He’s supposed to be the best!’

I was having problems with my implants and decided to meet with Dr. Pousti  (he is in La Mesa-the medical buildings across the street from Grossmont Center) in hopes of he fixing what was going on with my implants.  My implants started to harden; it became uncomfortable wearing a bra, they hurt and were not looking pretty! I explained my concerns to Dr. Pousti which he then proceeded to tell me what he thought was happening, gave me a detailed explanation as to what the surgery entailed and said, “Don’t worry we’ll get you fixed, I’m pretty good at what I do.” I was impressed because the plastic surgeon that performed my breast augmentation was stumped as to why I was possibly having complications and could not give me an explanation at all. I knew at that moment that he was the one to perform my revisionary surgery. I had found my new plastic surgeon, a doctor with a great bed-side manner, exudes confidence in what he does and attentive to your needs/concerns.  Dr. Pousti invited me back to meet a patient who had the same issues with her implants that I was having and take a peek as it work. Wowsers…Dr. Pousti did phenomenal work…so pretty! I wanted pretty breasts as well and was tired of the pain. I scheduled my appointment and decided I would give myself a new set of twins for Christmas!  I had a couple of appointments before my surgery to go over the size of the implants, what I wanted and medications.  I was confident that I was in good hands so I said to Dr. Pousti that whatever size he thought would  look proportioned to my frame (I am 5”4 and weigh 114 pounds)  and go for it! The surgery went well and thought I was going to cry when I saw my new breasts.  They were PERFECT! I continue to have follow-up visits with Dr. Pousti to ensure everything is coming along.  There are many follow-up visits which are nice and staff is great when you have questions or concerns.

I am 100% happy with my new editions!  Dr. Pousti is truly the best.  He performed his surgery at Alvarado Hospital and the nursing staff he used when I had my surgery is great.   And ladies………yes, he is the “BOOBY GURU!”

Thank you, Dr. Pousti for I am no longer in pain and have a pretty good looking set of twins!

K.H.

San Diego


Testimonial:

I am a 48 year old woman who had my first breast surgery in 1990 with the original silicone implants which failed and leaked. I had them removed in 2002 and had new saline implants put in.Within a year of my second surgery my breasts started to sag and develop ripples.I lived with them for ten long years and realy started to feel self conscios about my sagging, uneven and ripply breasts. At one point I had even made an appointment with another doctor but he refused to give me what I wanted which was to go bigger! I had 325 cc. saline  and I am extremely small wearing a size 0. This doctor had me believe that I was too small to go big. My boyfriend did some investigating and thus found Dr. Pousti. After checking out his extensive collection of patients, pictures, and testimonials we made an appt. to have a consultation with Dr. Pousti. His staff and himself were over the top courteous and professional. On that first day they let me talk to and inspect a nice pair of big ones on a girl that just had them done and I gotta say, I was really impressed. Then Dr. Pousti said he could give me what I wanted and I felt so comfortable and assured that I signed up for surgery on that day.What we learned was the most important thing up front was that the actual size or cc. of the implant  was not near as important as the actual size and shape that I wanted. This is where the huge importance of pictures came into play. My boyfriend urged me to pick out pictures online and in magaazines of the perfect breasts for me. He reminded me not to pick pictures where they were pushed up in a bathing suit or bra. we soon settled on a group of pics that truly showed exactly what my dream and vision was. It was also important to show Dr. Pousti pics of what turned me off. On our pre-op meeting we reviewed the pics in his office and He still felt that he could give me what I desired but that my safety would come first and foremost. Well, here I am 8 weeks later sporting a beautiful set of 34 triple D’s made up with 800 cc. of silicone over the top of the muscle.

My breasts are amazing; so full and round! Dr. Pousti was very perceptive  to what I wanted and he took the time to explain what he could do and how to achieve it. I can not say enough about Dr. Pousti and his staff. I would refer everyone to him because as far as I am concerned; He’s the best!!!


Testimonial:

1st Testimonial:

As a fly-in patient from the Pacific Northwest, let me start with the most important aspect of selecting Pousti Plastic Surgery “ the people and their professionalism”. I had been contemplating cosmetic surgery for some time to correct a dropping upper eyelid and I knew that my breasts needed some work. The implants I had done 12 years ago simply weren’t perky anymore and I also wanted to go bigger. Visited several PS’s in our area and never really found a PS that I felt comfortable with, I got the impression that they were hesitant with the size I wanted to go to.

My husband and I started looking on the internet and we kept coming up with Dr. Tom Pousti’s name on various sites. Which is where we found Dr. Tom Pousti Surgery website and we were both very impressed with the testimonials on the varies websites as well as Dr. Pousti’s own web pages. I decided to send an inquiry e-mail that was promptly answered by Margie and that in turn lead to a phone discussion with Dr. Pousti. The doctor took all the time that we needed on this phone call. It was very satisfying to finally find a doctor that listened and acknowledged every question, desire and concern I had. One is naturally nervous about going out of country and having surgery done by someone that you have never personally met but when I finally had my in office consultation with Dr. Pousti I was sure that I had made the correct decision. The office consult reviewed all aspects previously discussed and assured me that we were on the same page with what I wanted to achieve in correcting the droppy eyelids and in obtaining extra large breasts that were more centered with a higher nipple position without having to undergo a breast lift. Dr. Pousti, I love your sense of humor . I had my pictures of what I wanted and left the number of cc’s needed up to Dr. |Pousti. At this time I also met some of the doctor’s wonderful office staff. I want to take this time to thank all of the office staff. An extra special thank you to Helen and Daisy whom I got to know very well during my stay in San Diego.

The very morning I was off to the surgical center, again it was all about the “wonderful people” that staff the center. From the time you walk into the clinic I was very well taken care of. Thank you to all staff at the surgical center. Sorry that I can’t remember all the names, but you all know who you are.

Dr. Pousti came and did his drawings on my eyes and breast and we chatted again about the picture of the new breasts that I wanted. Once in the operating room, Dr. Pousti kindly held my hand while the other doctor put me to sleep.

I woke up with new eyelids and the march larger breasts that I had wanted. Dr. Pousti told me that what was needed for the size I wanted was 1220 cc’s of the saline implants. I know sounds kinda scary, but my body type just seems to swallow implants. So basically I went from a C cup to a DDD or G cup.

I am extremely happy with the work on my eyelids and excited about my new beautiful big breasts.

Thank you Dr. Pousti and all your wonderful staff.

2nd Testimonial:

You can be sure that when we travel to Jamaica in November and I can go around the resort topless,  I will tell any lady that
wants to know that Dr. Tom Pousti did his magic on my body.  He is such a caring doctor with an excellent bedside manner.  I can tell that Dr. Pousti
really loves his work and that he cares very much about the happiness of his patients.
I am really enjoying shopping for new clothes for my new body, everything fits so much better now  “Of course my husband loves my new body too” …lol


Testimonial:

I had my breast done 11 years ago and had saline implants put in. At the time i liked them, i finally had a more womanly body, something i had dreamed about ever since i was a little girl. But  after a few months i noticed that i could feel my implant bags on the sides and underneath and when i bent over i could see the rippling, not attractive in my eyes. But i still liked my boobies. A year ago one of my friends got her breasts done by Dr. Pousti. About a month ago i asked to see her implants and asked her some questions and i liked what i heard. So i researched him and found Dr. Pousti to be highly recommended by everyone on the internet, so i made a call and had my apointment. I was SO exited! When i walked in all of the staff there were so friendly and so helpful when i was making my decision on what i wanted. Dr. Pousti has such a friendly dispossession and you can tell that he really cares about what you want done to your body. Dr. Pousti and one of the nurses held my hand in the operating room, made me feel so calm. After i had my implant revision i was home for a few hours when i got a call from Daisy one of the women that work in the office, she was checking up on me and seeing if i had any questions or concerns. I never had any of that with my other plastic surgen, so i knew i made a good chose. I tell you i look at my breast now and i love them so much , i went with 600 cc’s silicon, bigger then my old ones and no rippling. In a year or two i am going back to Dr Pousti for my nose job. Dr. Pousti and his staff just rock!!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS OR CLOSE TO THEM I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. POUSTI. look him up if you don’t believe me.


Testimonial:

I am 5′2 110 pounds and started with 450cc which were bottoming out and causing me much discomfort. I wanted to go smaller to prevent this from happening again. I was really apprehensive about going to just any doctor to fix this problem.  I researched many doctors but couldn’t seem to find a doctor with whom I would be comfortable or have the confidence to do the kind of surgery I needed. I was looking for a doctor who specialized in the “internal bra.” Finally I came across Dr. Pousti and read all about his surgeries and decided to make an appointment for a consultation.  The consultation was very informative and most importantly, I felt very confident that I had made the right choice. Dr. Pousti was very professional, caring and very considerate of answering my questions and really listened to my concerns. His office staff was also very caring, helpful and very informative of the surgeries as well as the aftercare. At first I wanted to go 100cc’s smaller.  I was nervous about what size I was going to be.  The day of the surgery, Dr. Pousti did his sketching and immediately I felt at ease because he is so confident and knew exactly what he was doing with what we both wanted to achieve.  At the end of the surgery, I ended up 371cc’s and  I’m so happy that he decided not to go any smaller!  They look very natural and now I feel so confident and pleased with my new look!!  His staff is great!!! Dr. Pousti is a true artist and I thank him for the wonderful job that he’s done!!!!


Testimonial:

I was pleasantly surprised how often Dr Pousti and his team called after my surgery.  I had breast implants about 7 years ago.  I went in, had my surgery, and that was the last I heard from my surgeon or his staff.  Although my previous surgeon didn’t do a bad job, in fact they were nice, they were not what I had asked for (much smaller than I wanted) and if I had had any complications, he would never had known.

After meeting with Dr. Pousti all my concerns and worries went away.  I had actually been keeping up with Dr Pousti and his practice for almost 6 years before I actually decided to fly to another state sight unseen to have a surgery like this.  The other concern I had was, previously I had tattoos to cover the scars from my previous surgery.  I was so worried how mutilated they would be after the surgery(especially when other doctors said they would be).  Dr. Pousti was so accurate not only does the tattoo look untouched, but the scar blends right in with the previous scar.

My recovery was even more unbelievable.  I had taken 10 days off of work, but probably could have gotten away with 5 days (my work consist of sitting at a desk).  I had decided to get XL implants so wasn’t sure how quick I would recover or how bad I would feel.  I had recently had 2 friends who had breast implants about 3 months prior to mine and their bruises were so bad (rainbow bruising yellow, purple, black), I was not looking forward to it.  I had no bruising, no major soreness, and over all didn’t feel as bad as my previous surgery.  Overall my only complaint was Dr Pousti didn’t live closer and I wish I hadn’t waited so long, but it was a great excuse for a vacation and well worth the wait.  Thank you Dr Pousti and Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You all were amazing and am SO GLAD I didn’t settle with someone nearby


Testimonial:

After many months of planning and saving, I finally got my new 800cc babies (o)(o)!!

I travelled from the Gold Coast, Australia just to see Dr Pousti. Hubby and I planned a wee bit of a holiday around the surgery..so it was all worth it making the trip.

I had contacted Pousti late last year by sending him some photos of myself and goal photos. I had 800cc silicone in my mind, but when he spoke with me over the phone he recommended that I don’t get fixated with a number, but concentrate on the look I am wanting to achieve. He suggested possibly getting 800-1000cc with an internal bra due to my bottoming out issue.

I had a pre-op consult a couple of days ago. After meeting with me, he felt 800cc silicone moderate plus and an internal bra would be ideal for the look I wanted to achieve.

I am now taking it easy back at our hotel and am on my second day of recovery. I have admit that it is more painful than my first BA, which I am guessing that it is from the internal bra. But overall it is nothing I cannot handle. I have a great husband who is taking good care of me :-)

I would highly recommend Pousti and his team to anyone and everyone. Every single person I have dealt with was extremely lovely and professional. The whole process was simple and helped making the distance from Australia worth it.

I loved the fact that Dr Pousti didn’t over promise anything and was realistic with me about anything that could happen. As he says, “your breasts are like sisters, not twins” which is so true in every aspect.

I feel so happy with the results and stoked that I got everything that I wanted


Testimonial:

Dr. Pousti has given me the best gift I’ve ever received – my confidence back. Four years ago when I was only 18, I had breast augmentation performed by another local plastic surgeon. Being so young and eager, I blew off the obvious warning signs that he was not a good surgeon and chose him anyway. Though I stated time and time again that I wanted a natural, realistic looking chest for my size, I ended up with breasts that were anything but natural looking. I knew right away that he had left me with symmastia, and despite trying everything I could think of to get them to separate, they would not move. This was devastating to me as it meant I had spent all that money to end up worse off than I was before. Instead of gaining confidence, I gained embarrassment and physical pain. I couldn’t wear anything low-cut and hated trying to find bathing suits that would cover up the center of my chest. I spent the next four years hiding behind bulky clothes so that no one would know the awful thing I was hiding. I even tried my best to keep them from my longtime boyfriend, who I had started dating before I ever had implants.

By the time I turned 22 I knew I had to do something about them. I started researching different techniques to fix symmastia online and found that most of the before and after photos I was seeing on various websites were all attributed to Dr. Pousti. When I saw the great reviews people had left for him, I knew I wanted a consultation.

The difference between Dr. Pousti’s office and the office of my prior surgeon is like day and night. The girls at the front desk are all very nice and helpful, and Dr. Pousti is always on time for appointments. From our first meeting I knew that I wanted him to be the one to fix my symmastia. I think I visited his office three times in five days early on because I had so many questions and concerns regarding my procedure. Even though I had emailed him my questions, he invited me in to his office versus emailing me back to make sure I got a clear answer I could be satisfied with. Dr. Pousti’s confidence in his ability to fix my symmastia gave me confidence too. He was even able to schedule my surgery with very short notice, since it would be the only time my work and school schedule would allow for two weeks off until the following year. It’s amazing to me how he went out of his way time and time again to help me during the whole process.

The day of my surgery I was surprising calm. Aside from a little nervousness about how much pain I would be in after surgery, I wasn’t nervous at all about the procedure going well – I just knew it would. Most people thought I’d be a nervous wreck, seeing as how my last surgery ended up so horribly, but my faith in Dr. Pousti’s ability was quite strong. He just has this way about him that’s very reassuring and calming.

The surgical facility was also excellent. The nurses there were very kind and understanding, and did their best to make me feel comfortable. Right before I went under, I had both a nurse and Dr. Pousti holding my hands as the anesthesia went in, telling me not to worry. When I woke up, aside from the pain and grogginess that is to be expected, I felt great.

Interestingly, my pain after my symmastia revision surgery was far less than the pain I experienced after my initial augmentation. The day of my surgery I went home and was climbing stairs and watching TV, and the day after I went out to eat. In fact, the hardest part of my initial recovery was resisting the temptation to take off my tape/bandages to see what my new breasts looked like, but I figured if I could wait four years, I could wait a few more weeks.

When I was finally able to view the results of my surgery, I was absolutely amazed. Before where my breasts had touched and puffed up now laid a smooth, flat area of skin. The size of the space was perfect, and even though I was still somewhat swollen, I knew Dr. Pousti had listened to my wishes that I not have too much fullness on top. Seeing my results literally brought tears of happiness to my eyes, they were that great.

Now, about three months post-op, my breasts are softer, rounder, and more natural looking than ever. I have been wearing my “thong” bra religiously, and have resisted the urge to wear a normal bra or exercise. I was having a little trouble massaging the implants as often as Dr. Pousti told me to at first, so to ensure they stayed soft he put me on an anti-inflammatory medicine that has been helping tremendously. Also, the space between my implants is still flat and smooth, with no tenting or rippling to speak of.

I can now wear any type of top or bathing suit I like, and my breasts look great. I recently went bra shopping and for the first time, it was a pleasant experience. My life is becoming more in line with how normal 22 year olds live – I’m going out more and have more confidence, and I am no longer put in awkward situations where my old breasts would have held me back. This operation was truly life changing, and I cannot say enough about the amazing job Dr. Pousti and his staff have done for me.

If there’s one thought I want to leave people with, it’s that selecting the right surgeon is the most important decision you’ll ever make. Dr. Pousti is so talented at what he does, and shows genuine concern and compassion for his patients like I have not seen with any other doctor. His ability to fix what most other surgeons told me was difficult if not impossible to do shows what a true professional he really is. I only wish I had met him four years ago, but I’m more grateful than anyone can know to have him as my surgeon for my revision. Thank you Dr. Pousti and your wonderful staff for changing my life for the better.


Testimonial:

Dear Dr. Pousti,

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the exceptional care and treatment provided by you and your team in connection with my Breast Augmentation – Remove and Replace procedure in February of this year.

Having spent greater than eights years working with renowned physicians surgeons throughout the United States as a medial malpractice defense attorney; it is my humble opinion that the skill level and degree of artistic perfection exhibited by you intra-operatively places you undoubtedly within the top tier of plastic surgeons. The trust and confidence that I intuitively felt pre-operatively were most certainly confirmed post-operatively by your polished work product, which incorporated, distinguished surgical and post-surgical techniques designed to maximize the aesthetic value of the breast augmentation. Likewise, the quality of care and concern exhibited by your team throughout this process further supports the conclusion that I am most pleased by the treatment referenced herein.

Based on the above, the decision to proceed under your care and guidance seems most obvious. Accordingly, please feel free to forward this correspondence, or to otherwise provide my contact information, to any prospective patients.


Testimonial:

Testimonial:

 

Advice to future breast augmentation patients………..from an extremely satisfied patient of Dr. Pousti’s!!!

I am not going to brag about Dr. Pousti and what an accomplished, skilled surgeon he is.  I’m sure you have thoroughly toured his website, read the testimonials and have familiarized yourself with his bio and his credentials.  Or maybe you are lucky enough to have met him and had a consultation already.  Either way,  you are already aware of his passion for what he does, and how committed he is in helping his patients achieve their desired plastic surgery goals.

I am however  going to tell you what sets Dr. Pousti aside from any other plastic surgeon…….he listens and he is honest.  He is extremely receptive to everything that you tell him and he is very straight forward and honest.  If he doesn’t believe that something is a good idea, or it cannot be successfully surgically achieved…….he will tell you straight up.  He’s not going to sugar coat anything or tell you what you might want to hear.    He is going to give you his professional and surgical recommendation that will leave you with a clear insight of exactly what your surgical experience is going to entail.  Some situations are easy, some are more complex than others…….some patients need a revision surgery, a  two-step surgery…….ect.  Whatever the case you will feel completely confident that Dr. Pousti sincerely has your best interest in mind.

Here is where my advice comes into play!

Dr. Pousti like any other human being can only listen to exactly what you tell him.   So make sure you think about your body and what you really want.  Rather than focusing on the amount of cc’s you think you need to achieve your desired bra size, or putting too much emphasis on the photos you see on his website or in magazines………..go out and buy the bras that you want to wear after your surgery.  Or buy the bathing suits that you want to wear, or a shirt you want to fill out.  I wear a 36DD bra in the Victoria’s Secret bras that I buy, but I have a few bras from Macy’s and Nordstrom’s that are a 36D.  EVERY bra is different!!!!  And keep in mind when looking at pictures of women with implants to gain better size perspective, the EXACT same size implants on two different women will look completely different.

I think most women have this misconception in their head that if they get a breast augmentation their breasts will come out looking like a playboy centerfold’s breasts……..I know I did!  Oh how I wish that were the case!!!  But the reality of it is that there are many factors on your body that will determine the end result of your breast augmentation.  The amount of breast tissue that you have to start with, the natural shape of your breast (round, tear drop, ect) weather you decide to have your implants placed on top or below the muscle, weather you chose silicone or saline, what style implant you chose (moderate, high profile, ect) and whether or not you need a lift. I know a lot of this can be a little overwhelming, and that is what Dr. Posuti is going to help you with.  He will make his recommendation based on what he thinks is going to achieve the most successful results for you and your body.

If you go into your surgery with realistic expectations, then you will come out with realistic results!!!  Good luck ladies!!!!


Testimonial:

3/16/09

Dr. Pousti,

I am very happy w/ the results from my breast augmentation. I want to thank you for being a great listener of my needs, and also your input on what size I should go with, P.S. I’m glad I listened to you!!!! 800cc not so bad!!

Thank you again & again


Testimonial:

My 1st breast augmentation surgery was performed overseas 25 years ago!  I had silicone implants positioned over the muscle.  I developed capsular contracture and for that reason, together with the age of the implants, felt that it was time for revision surgery.

I did so much research on the subject, I felt like I had earned a degree on the subject!  Armed with this knowledge, I narrowed down my choice of surgeons to 3.  Due to the amount of experience Dr Pousti had in revision surgery, together with the glowing reviews about his personal demeanor, skill and professionalism, Dr Pousti was hard to fault and in the end, I made only one consult appoint with Dr P and that meeting was enough to make me comfortable enough to go ahead with the surgery.

I am now 12 months post op and am so happy with my results.  I was terrified that the end result would be bigger than I wanted, but he was exactly spot on with my desired size.

I drove 6 hours for each appointment to see Dr Pousti but it was definitely worth  it.  He is such a caring, gentle doctor and must admit that you can’t help but fall a little bit in love with him.  Hopefully I won’t develop capsular contracture again but I know if I do, I’ll be back to see Dr P for any future surgeries.

Thank you to all at Pousti Plastic Surgery for your expertise and professionalism always!


Testimonial:

I wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you did.I`m glad you decided to do internal sutures. I`ve noticed the difference as soon as I woke up from my surgery and people around me have noticed it too. When I found your web site about a year ago I was stunned at the results on your patients, but I never thought that one day I would take this step and fly so far away to have my breast done.  Your quick responses to all my emails and questions really suprised me . I could see that you and all of your team were definitely at ease with far away patients. Anyhow I decided to go and I`m happy I did.

Your warm personality,, the great team that works with you makes us feel secure even when we come from far away and are traveling alone (I had a wonderful nurse to take care of me by the way) .

Thanks again you truly are a one of a kind doctor.


Testimonial:

I want to thank Dr.Poutsi for his excellence in patient care & bottom line incredible results. Equally impressive, the staff. I cannot say enough on how tremendously comforting & catering you all were. I was comfortable to call & ask any question no matter how trivial. There is no other practice like Dr.Poutsi & the team right down to the sugery center staff.

Forever a patient


Testimonial:

I began to realize that something was “abnormal” about my breast shape as I approached my teenage years. I became very self-conscious about it and remember numerous uncomfortable situations throughout my first intimate relationships.
I did some research and discovered that I had a mild to moderate case of Tuberous Breast Deformation. The word “deformed” is a difficult term to accept, but it was also important for me to understand that this was a semi-common case and the important thing was that it was not cancerous or life/ health threatening.
After searching the web, I did find similar stories and photos that compared to my personal case. Although it was comforting to realize I was not alone in my “deformation” I knew the current shape of my breasts would continue to bother me and affect my self-confidence.

I began to look up the best doctors with the most experience correcting tuberous breasts. Dr. Tom Pousti’s name came up right away. Feeling lucky that I was based in Orange County, close enough to drive down for a consultation, where many fly across the country to see him, I booked an appointment right away.
Dr. Pousti, kind and understanding, told me he could definitely perform tuberous breast correction on me as he had done it time and time before. He explained that the best and most common procedure for fixing tuberous breasts was to expand the constricted breast base with an implant. I had very little breast tissue at the time, and puffy areolas, which usually accompanies tuberous breasts. Although having small breasts wasn’t what bothered me, and it was really just the shape of the breasts that I couldn’t accept, I scheduled my surgery with the excitement of a future with a normal breast shape.
I remember the procedure happening quickly, waking up all wrapped up, and that surgical bra…I remember the healing process on the couch at my moms house. Lots of movies and soup. I remember trying on clothes for the first time and feeling “proportional”, curvy, womanly, and sexy. My areolas were flat and my breast were ROUND and sizable.
Anxious to heal, accept my new body and put the “ugly” past behind me, I soon after moved to San Francisco to attend college. It was great to have a new beginning, with my new body, meeting new people. I felt confident and happy that I had the procedure done.
I ended up living in San Francisco for the following 5 years. The Bay Area, with it’s colder than SoCal climate, demands you wear more clothing, and keep semi- covered up. I adapted to this dress code, accepted my breast implants as a part of my body, and almost forgot the surgery itself had happened. Unfortunately I didn’t realize that the implants made me feel less comfortable in performing upper body activity and unconsciously became less physically active. Most likely a combination of this and the college diet of pizza and beer, I gained some weight. Busy with school over these four years, I didn’t think too much about it.

As college came to an end, and as nature had it I was growing up, I picked up eating healthy and taking care of my body as a new hobby. I began to go to gym and eat clean whole foods and lost all the excess weight I had gained.. except the weight in my breasts of course. Feeling great and getting tons of attention from.. everyone.. I took an after graduation vacation to Hawaii. Being on the beach and being warm after all those cold years in San Francisco felt amazing. Looking and feeling awesome in a bikini was great too. A week of this was simply not enough and so I proceeded to stay for the following 3 months. I became even more active in my time in Hawaii, leaning to surf, swimming, running and picking up yoga. I was now more in tune and touch with my body than I had ever been and was really learning to “love myself” completely.

This was the most my breasts had been “out” since I had the procedure done, as the entire time I lived in SF they were mostly covered by clothing. Now I lived in a bikini top and my healed large breasts were out for the world to see, and looking quite natural as they had just enough years to settle in place.
Coincidentally, this is just the time when my implants started to bother me. Not because anything seemed “wrong” or painful, but just because I had become such a hippie (haha), and was so aware of myself physically now, I could literally feel the implants inside my body. I could feel the separation between the foreign objects and my natural self, and it just felt like something wasn’t “right”.

I returned to the mainland, and chose to relocate back to Orange County rather than San Francisco, as I realized how much I loved the ocean and being in warm weather. Dr. Pousti was just a short drives distance from me again and I decided to schedule a consult to express the notions I had developed in my present maturity.
Just as sweet as before, with 5 added years of experience, Tom Pousti made me feel right at home once again. Happy to see me and treating me like a returning family member, he and his staff were very supportive in my feelings and said I was not the first of my kind in seeking implant removal.
I was concerned about the outcome as what did in fact make my case rather “special” was my history of tuberous breasts, and the tuberous breast correction being done in conjunction with implants. What would my result look like after implant removal? There were not many “before and after” cases of this exact scenario on the web for me to confide in.

Willing to take the chance with my trustworthy friends at Pousti Plastic Surgery, I scheduled my implant removal surgery for October 31, 2013. I was looking very forward to being my “natural” self again. Keeping positive and optimistic, I had faith that I would heal beautifully, and my body would reward me for removing the unfamiliar matter.
And honestly… what followed was exactly that. I am 5 weeks post-surgery now and feel so amazing I could cry happy tears. The healing process of implant removal is SO QUICK physically, emotionally and mentally, it’s amazing. I still have the steri-strips on the incisions around my areolas, but feel just about completely healed. I cannot wait to be able to go swimming and SURF again in a few short weeks! I am so happy and comfortable with my new/ old self (haha)!

Some details about my quick removal journey-
I was scared, definitely. I was afraid my breasts would look saggy and deflated post implant removal. How flat would I actually be? What would the people I see on a daily basis think? Would they notice? Having implants was never information I publicly shared. My personality type isn’t one who cares for attention focused on my physical appearance, let alone breasts- large or lack there of. I was afraid my coworkers would be like, “Woah, where are your boobs? You had implants?” Nevertheless, I knew I was doing this for me, and I would be happy with the outcome either way, and so quieted my worries of what others might think. Still, I didn’t want anyone to know what I was having done. I preferred it to be a private matter kept between myself, some family members, and the staff at Dr. Pousti’s office.

On my surgery day, as one of the nurses in the surgery center set me up for my IV.. I began to cry. Suddenly a slew of emotions overcame me and I just couldn’t hold them in. I felt like I was mourning a loss in a way, of a body part that I had lived with for 5 years. It was really strange but I still KNEW i was doing the right thing for me. What made it even more emotional was how insanely sweet and caring Dr. Pousti’s team at the surgery center was. I seriously get teary eyed reminiscing about it. Literally every single one of his nurses separately came in to my surgery-prep room to hold my hand, assure me I was safe, my outcome would be amazing, and that they are all here to take care of me and I wasn’t alone. Making changes to your BODY is such an emotionally heavy thing. I am forever grateful to Tom Pousti’s team for their kindness and care in getting me through my procedure.
In healing, and in regards to all my worries of what others would think, I am pleasantly surprised that no one has seemed to notice! I’ve caught a few wandering eyes, but no cases of shock or comments that have made me uncomfortable! I’ll share some of my coping secrets with you now, that I think have played a role in my smooth transition to real self. :)

First, I told my workplace that I was going to visit a family member out of town and so excused myself a week off for private healing time. This gave me enough time to have the drains removed before returning to work.
With implant removal, after the drains are removed, you are instructed to wear a compression sports bra for the following weeks to help prevent any potential fluid build up. I went out to Kohl’s and bought a couple sports bras with removable padding. I collected all the removable pads from old bras of mine and my sisters. I stacked at least 4 pads in each pocked of my new sports bra. I was going from a 36D to a 36A, for sure. This helped the psychological process of accepting my new body image tremendously. With that amount of padding I looked about the same size as I was pre-removal. I also went out and bought some printed/ looser tops, without changing my style completely. This way I wouldn’t feel like my clothes were hugging my new contour, making it obvious that something about me was different.

These adjustments really helped me feel more comfortable about returning to work and life without the fear of unwelcome comments.
It’s amazing as I’ve healed, and felt more and more comfortable in my new body, I have slowly removed the padding from the sports bras and felt confident going out into the world without any “training wheels”.
I am so thankful to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff for making this experience as smooth, comforting and supportive as possible. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to any one interested in having a procedure done. The travel will be well worth it. The whole team at Pousti Plastic Surgery is truly special.

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Testimonial:

First and foremost I want to thank Dr. Pousti and his staff for such a positive experience.  Prior to meeting Dr. Pousti I had undergone two breast augmentation surgeries.  I had my first in 2005 and my second in 2007. In 2007 I maxed out what was the traditional “conservative” plastic surgeon’s recommendation with 800cc silicone implants. I loved the results but I went on to have two amazing daughters which I breastfed back to back in 2010 and 2011. My breasts needed some work.  They weren’t as perky anymore and I had lost some of my own breast tissue from nursing. I also had lateral displacement of my implants. Basically, when I laid on my back my breasts went into my armpits which left quite a considerable space in my cleavage area. I also knew I wanted to go bigger. Here is when the research started-I met with my former plastic surgeon and his opinion was that I needed a full anchor lift and all the scarring that came with that. I felt it was overkill and was saddened by the recommendation but I booked my surgery trusting his advice. After more thought, I decided to look into the option of over filled saline implants and maybe a little “pocket tightening”.  I first learned about Dr. Pousti from his AMAZING website.  The testimonials and photos said it all. I knew I needed to rethink my decision and have a phone consultation with him. I emailed photos (frontal and side) and he got back to me via telephone very promptly. To my excitement he told me he thought I didn’t need a lift. He also was willing to go as big as was safe for my body. I canceled my other surgery and put down my deposit for my surgery in San Diego. The website and staff had wonderful recommendations on which hotels they recommended their patients stay at and the hotels even offered a discount for being his patient. I was also given the name of a great after surgery recovery nurse who went on to do a phenomenal job of taking care of me post op for the first 24 hours. When I met Dr. Pousti for my pre op the day before surgery I instantly knew I had made the right decision to have my surgery performed by him. He is such a skilled, caring and kind person. At my pre op he recommended I have internal sutures placed to correct my implant displacement and promised he would take great care of me. I am absolutely insanely in LOVE with my new breasts. I would never trust my body to another plastic surgeon after meeting Dr. Pousti.  As a former model, I can tell you that I almost idolize the man for giving me back the breasts I had before having my children. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone who wants the job done right. Flying out for surgery, especially alone, can be a scary thought but it is such a worthy investment. The moment you walk into his office-no matter the distance you have traveled-you will feel at home. Thank you Dr. Pousti for changing my body and my life.


Testimonial:

I had nearly a dozen consults over the years before I finally decided to have breast augmentation surgery in 2007 at age 34. I chose to have my surgery in Alaska where I live (basically for convenience). I was extremely unhappy with my results and my surgeon’s lack of desire to address my concerns. I finally obtained a second opinion and was told surprising facts about my surgery that explained many of my issues. I also received confirmation that the recommendations provided by my plastic surgeon were not going to solve the underlying problems. I was heart broken. I had many concerns going into this elective surgery. I had put much trust in my surgeon and felt betrayed by her. I wanted to have revision surgery, but was scared to trust another surgeon. I had been blogging on several of the popular plastic surgery websites and Dr. Tom Pousti’s name kept popping up. Patient after patient told their stories of surgery nightmares and how Dr. Pousti was able to correct their problems and restore their broken spirits. I could not ignore their testimonials, so I researched him myself and decided to go about planning the revsionary surgery. First, I e-mailed his office and was shocked to receive a call from Dr. Pousti himself the very next morning! I e-mailed pictures and we discussed the revisionary surgery a few more times over the phone. His office staff was extremely helpful and quickly responded to any questions I had regarding the surgery and planning my trip. I met with Dr. Pousti the afternoon before surgery and had a completely successful surgery in the morning. I cannot thank Dr. Pousti and his caring staff enough for all that they have done for me! My breasts are healing beautifully and the results already far exceed my expectations. Dr. Pousti has true compassion for his patients. This is evident in the manner in which he treats them and the skillful work he performs on them. He is an impressive surgeon and artist and a truly kind person. I would recommend him to ANYONE considering plastic surgery. He is definitely worth any amount of travel. His office now considers me part of their “family” and I am proud to be associated with such an impressive team!


Implant Exchange, Silicone Gel Implants, Breast Lift:

I first found Dr. Pousti in 2001 in my search for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Not only was he Board certified but double board certified. I was interested in a Breast Augmentation and was VERY impressed with his mastering art of Cosmetic Surgery. Every picture that I saw on his website was just beautiful.

Once arriving to my initial consultation and meeting Dr. Pousti I knew that he was the surgeon that was to perform my surgery. His staff is first class and helped me with anything and everything I needed. During the consultation he explained the surgery itself in detail and spent a good amount of time with me and answered all of my questions. I never felt like I was rushed or just a number. He really took his time with me and made me feel really comfortable. He is very caring, respectful, compassionate about his work, genuine, has wonderful bedside manners and is just an all around great man. We looked through pictures that I wanted to use as a guide and met with his actual post-op patients that were in the office. I really thought that the patients that shared their wonderful experience with me was very helpful. Before I left his office I knew that I had to schedule my surgery.

My surgery went extremely well. Dr. Pousti was with me the whole time through the morning of my surgery. I really felt like he cared and he even took the time the night of my surgery to contact me to make sure that I was doing ok. I was very happy with my results/experience and decided to go larger in 2002 with Saline implants. The 2nd time around was even easier then the 1st. My incisions were near to nothing. I couldn’t ask for a better surgeon to perform surgery on me and that’s why he performed my 3rd!! I am now 3 weeks post-op from a Breast Augmentation with a lift and switched to Silicone implants. After having the larger implants I decided that I wanted a little more conservative size and downsized and switched to silicone. The 3rd time around I can and will say that I still have the up most respect for Dr. Pousti and the gift that he was given. He does amazing work and will continue to do so. I am VERY happy with my results and can’t wait to see the end result.

Dr. Pousti does amazing work as it speaks for itself. I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to him.

Thanks Dr. Pousti!!!!


Revisionary Breast Surgery Testimonial:

I had surgery with Dr. Pousti in April 2010.  I have had several breast surgeries and I have to say Dr. Pousti was the best.  I had breast implants placed under the muscle for the first time,  he also revised my breast lift scars.  What I love about Dr. Pousti is that he listens to what you want and gives it to you.  My past Dr’s did what they wanted and I didn’t like the results.  I wanted small B cup implants and that is exactly what I got.  I traveled all the way from New Orleans for my surgery.  I would recommend him to any one who has a surgery that needs a revision of some sort.  My scar revision is on the way to healing and so far so good.  His office staff is also friendly & helpful.  Go see Dr. P and you won’t regret it!!


Thank you card from patient:

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‘ Marjan & Dr. Pousti:

Thank you (again) for taking care of me for this past surgery. From the bottom of my heart I really do thank you for all you have endure with and for me. I have said this from the beginning but you both are friends to me and I value you both.  I’m happy that I am able to be of some help by sending you patients or talking with them about your practice, which is by far the b est around. Look forward to many years of friendship.

Sincerely,

Melissa’


Revisionary Breast Surgery withStrattice:

Dr. Pousti and Staff,

After suffering a serious injury to my pectoral muscle, I found myself in need of surgery and recognized, after evaluation by several other plastic surgeons, that my case would be difficult with an unpredictable outcome. I began to search for the doctor that would be the best to do the repair- I finally located you after extensive research. Your familiarity of the use of Strattice as your replacement tissue and your amazing artistic ability has truly been my saving grace. My “revisionary” surgery has proven far superior and much more beautiful than my original breast augmentation. I wish I had found you years ago for the original implants, but I feel blessed to have found you now. My trip from Arkansas was so worth while! Wonderful staff- Awesome you!

Sandra O.

Arkansas

From the patient’s significant other:

I would like to express my sincere thank you for such a great job. The original augmentation was less than satisfactory and the injury sustained was drastic, as you well know and the results of your work outshine that tremendously. Sandra is very happy and as a result has a much better outlook regarding her appearance.. She was always great to me regardless and still is. I thank you once again for your skill and judgment in regards to sizing, shape, etc. I feel that you have captured the perfect essence of her femininity with your work, I am sure in the month to come as she heals that your work will only become better as well.. once again thank you for your time, patience, skill, and personal attention to her when she first contacted your office and staff. At the very beginning she was so distraught and after talking to everyone there became much more relaxed and assured that she was in good hands.


Revisionary Breast Surgery:

Dear Dr. Pousti and Staff-

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the compassion and quality service that I received while under your care. I could not have achieved the amazing look and feel of my ‘new breasts’ with any other office. I am extremely pleased with the results. Thanks a ton!

To Anyone Considering Revisionary Breast Surgery:

I had breast augmentation preformed about two years ago by a surgeon in North Carolina. Within a year of the surgery I began to have complications. I noticed a small bump forming beneath the skin on my right breast. Within a year the bump had grown and caused the breast to become misshapen and uncomfortable. It was even noticeable when I had a lined bra and clothing on. I later came to find out that the ‘bump’ was actually the implant pushing its way through my skin. I knew that I needed to have the problem corrected right away!

I was apprehensive about finding a surgeon that specialized in revisionary breast surgery. However, I had received many recommendations for Dr. Pousti and decided to schedule an appointment. From the moment that I met with Dr. Pousti I felt at ease with my decision to have my surgery performed by him. Dr. Pousti reassured me that he would to the best possible job to fix my problem. Within the month I scheduled the surgery.

After everything was over and done with I couldn’t have been more happy! My breasts looked awesome! The bump was gone and I could not believe how natural they looked and felt. I could hardly wait to show off my new ‘look’ to my husband.

Dr. Pousti and his staff did an excellent job and I would recommend them in a heartbeat. I appreciated their compassion and outstanding service. Dr. Pousti is knowledgeable and very skilled in his profession yet he is humble and truly cares about each individual that he works with. I am VERY pleased with my results!


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It has been ± 18 months since my procedure. As shown in the 18 month photographs, there has been some settling and swelling reduction since the 6 month photographs (as expected and predicted), and I have lost about 10 lbs. Implant placement seems to be holding in place (as was the intended purpose of Dr. Pousti’s procedure). Prior correction attempts were already showing signs of failure by 18 months, so I am still very pleased with my results at this point, and very optimistic of “long term” success provided by Dr. Pousti’s skills and knowledge.

My surgery was in the fall of the year, so at this point I have enjoyed my “new look” for one summer/bikini season. I did not tell friends and family of my corrective surgery, however several friends have commented on “how great they look”, or even asked if I had a “re-do”, or asked “where did you get yours done” as shape, volume and overall workmanship display signs of true professional! I truly believe breast augmentation is an art. There is a difference in a surgeon who performs augmentations and a surgeon who display his talent in the augmentations he performs.

Centerton, AR


Revisionary Breast Surgery:

“What can I say?” I’m extremely thrilled to be writing and sharing my happiness, and gratitude with my Breast Revision results. My first Breast Augmentation was six years ago, right before my wedding. Every woman wants to feel perfect on her big day. I was an “A” cup for the longest time and I remember since I was 14 years old wanting bigger breasts. I just knew I’d feel more like a woman, sexier too. My soon to be husband was extremely scared for me to have the surgery. Six months after our wedding, I got pregnant… Not enough time for me to enjoy my new, round and perky breasts. Did I mention that my husband loved my new boobies? I am 29 years old now. I have two beautiful children, both of whom I’ve breastfed uccessfully with the implants. But what happened to the shape of my breasts after the breastfeeding left me feeling depressed, and I also developed horrible scar tissue, the medical term is called Capsular Contracture. My scar tissue got so bad I had trouble sleeping at night. I am a very active woman. I’ve even

competed in the Boston Marathon. After finishing breastfeeding my son, I immediately went back to my doctor in hopes of him fixing my breasts. Come to find out he retired and a very prominent doctor took over his practice. I met with this doctor but I did not feel like he cared about me at all. He had a very fancy office, with all of his own paintings that he painted, hanging in every room. The staff was also very quiet, no smiles and they seemed unapproachable. I went to three appointments with this doctor dicussing my wants hoping to like him and feel comfortable with his approach in fixing my breasts. This doctor wanted to give me a full lift, and what

that means is a lot of scars basically. I left his office with a fancy price, and I was completely frustrated and confused as to whether or not I wanted this guy to do my operation. I decided that I was going to visit other doctors. During my hunt for the right doctor, my sister mentioned Dr.

Pousti’s name. That a lot of the women at her gym have seen him for various operations and were very pleased with their results. I was very afraid when I went into Dr. Pousti’s office. When Dr. Pousti came in the room to meet with me I just let it all out. I expressed to him my frustrations, and I asked him how do you know if you found the right doctor? I said I’m scared, I don’t know what to look for, I want this operation done right, but how do i know if you’re the right one? Dr. Pousti took me around his office and showed me his credentials and expl

ained to me what they meant, and he also took it a step further and had me meet with patients in his office that day only a week or two out of surgery, and I couldn’t believe my eyes how stunning everyone’s breasts looked. They were women of all ages. Dr. Pousti just kept bringing them in one by one. And the women shared with me there experiences with Dr. Pousti and how happy they were with there results. I needed a doctor to care about me, and to want to give me the best results. When he looked at me I could tell he was an artist, he cared deeply about his work and he told me, “I can fix your breasts without a lift.” “You are young and beautiful, and don’t need those scars.” I couldn’t agree more. I went home that night and told my husband that I had found the right doctor. I said that he took over an hour with me, talking with me, wanting me to feel comfortable with him, and that he even showed me several of his patients just out of surgery, and that I couldn’t believe how beautiful everyone looked. I said this is the guy I want to do my surgery. Dr. Pousti had his work cut out for him. He had to do a Capsulectomy( removal of the scar tissue) and Breast asymmetry and re-augmentation. The growing scar tissue had severly changed the shape of my breasts, so he had to reshape them as well. I couldn’t be happier today. I know I made the right decision in choosing Dr. Pousti. I have not only come to really liking Dr. Pousti, but his staff of women, his team, is amazing as well. I love all of them. We

talk about our kids, we laugh and share stories together, when I walk in that office, I am always greeted with a smile. I feel like a million bucks. Dr. Pousti and his wonderful team have helped improve the quality of my life. Thank you Dr. Pousti for taking the time to help me feel comfortable,

and confident in your abilities, and for helping me now love again, my new boobies.

MB

San Diego, CA


Revisionary Breast Surgery with Saline Implants:

I just had my implants redone for the 3rd time since 1985. Third time was a charm with Dr. Pousti. I had silicone the first time, they ruptured from a car accident, had them replaced with saline. I wanted to go bigger but my old doctor at the time would not do it, so I was very unhappy with results.I was referred by family to go see Dr Pousti. They both loved him & were very happy with their results.

So I finally went to see Dr. Pousti, he sat down with me & listened to my every word. It felt good to be heard. I was very impressed with how he made me understand that it’s not the CC# its how do you want to look when we are done. He asked me to bring in pictures of what I liked and so I picked out photo’s ranging in 500 cc range. I ended up with 700cc to get that look.

If I would have gone into his office and said I want 500cc I would have came out very disappointed again. I am so glad I trusted Dr Pousti”s years of experience as I am very happy with my results. They look just like the pictures I had brought into him. Highly recommend Dr. Pousti if you are wanting a Breast Augmentation or Revision.

Canyon Lake, CA


Revisionary Breast Surgery with Strattice:

Hi to Dr. Pousti and Staff :) I could go on and on, but I tried to make this testimonial as concise as possible for future patients. First let me thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!! Thank you for caring the way that you have :)

I’m writing this for anyone considering breast augmentation surgery, or anyone who is coming to Dr. Pousti for revision surgery. I moved to San Diego in August of ‘06 and new that finding a doctor to do my revision surgery was a main priority for me. I had lived with a previous complication for two years with increasing difficulty as it kept getting worse and worse. The hardest part of the process for me was learning to trust a surgeon again after my past experience. I’m 23 and had already had two surgeries, and the amount of emotional stress I had for the past two+ years had worn me down. I found Dr. Pousti online and came in for a consultation within a couple weeks of moving here. After meeting with him, looking at pictures online, and reading patients testimonials, I knew he was the man for me!! (Not to mention his wonderful staff)

I had a pretty serious/complicated issue (take a look at the before and after pics!) I was pretty much hopeless that I would ever be anything but deformed… and yet Dr. Pousti. didn’t turn me away, instead he worked with me and did research on new techniques in breast revision surgery. He went out of his way to help me, and treated me like and individual person instead of a paying customer. I will be forever grateful for the extra effort he put into my case :) It’s now Feb ‘07 and I am more than a month out of surgery, the revision surgery went better than I could ever have imagined. He did an amazing job!!

One thing I would like to add because I think it is a common misconception with female patients, is about male surgeons. I know that after having a male doctor for my first two surgeries I was frustrated because I felt like men didn’t take the time to listen to me, and (with my young appearance) treated me like a child. So before meeting Pousti I had consulted with a female surgeon in the area thinking maybe that was the answer… I was wrong, she was actually worse than my previous surgeon, and made assumptions about what I wanted and didn’t want without asking me. In short, It’s not about a male doctor or a female doctor, it’s about the person.

I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery, honestly he is a very talented surgeon. If you are consulting with him because you are facing a revisionary surgery, he is someone you can trust, he’s completely honest, and he really does care about his patients. Best of luck with your future surgery :)


Revisionary Breast Surgery with Silicone Gel Implants

Dr. Pousti and Staff,

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful experience of being your patient and my results are beyond my expectations.

I was so broken hearted when my first augmentation left me with a terrible case of capsular contracture in both breasts. My husband’s job was transferring us to California, and I had pretty much lost faith in my previous surgeon who’s PA was the only person I saw at any appointment after my augmentation, disregarded my concerns from early on. I started researching surgeons in California and came upon your site. I honestly thought you had to be too good to be true, mind you, I was skeptical of any surgeon by this point.

When we were finally settled in from our cross country move, I made an appointment to see you, again very skeptical of how it would go. I had so many mixed emotions about even having a second augmentation, but the contracture left me with constant discomfort.

When my husband and I entered your office, your staff was so warm and friendly. They immediately ushered me off to meet with a patient who was only a few weeks into her recovery, and then another. I was very impressed with that. There is nothing better than hearing experiences from an actual patient.

When the time came to sit and speak with you about my case, you took time to answer all of my questions, and because of my previous experience I left no stone unturned. You didn’t always tell me what I wanted to hear, you were very honest with me about what to expect. I asked you “What happens if I develop a contracture relatively soon again?” Your answer to me was, “If there is no pain involved, I suggest we do nothing, and if there is pain involved, I would suggest we consider removing the implants all together.” This was the point that my husband and I KNEW you were the surgeon for me. I felt as though you were putting the best interest of your patient before anything lucrative for yourself. YOU CARED! I wasn’t just another patient file.

I am six months post op, and I have remarkable results. I have gone from having a notable difference in symmetry, square, hard breasts to something that looks very natural on my frame. The few people I have shared my augmentation experience with have said they would have never known I’d had surgery by looking at me. You quelled all of my concerns, all my fears, and all my self-consciousness. I have several friends are interested in having cosmetic procedures, and I’ve referred them all to you.

Again, I can not thank you or your staff enough. From the time I first walked into your office, through my surgery (you have an impeccable bedside manner), and through out all of my post op visits, each of you has greeted me by name, even without my chart in hand, and have always been “First Class.”


Testimonial:

Thanks so much for your understanding and royal treatment now and always!

Currently, I am taking Pilates classes, started a new cake business, and my surgery scars from 2010 are almost gone. In fact, since I saw you in January my breasts have continued to soften and look more natural now than they did. I think you would agree that Dr. Pousti did an excellent job on my reconstruction.

D.D


Testimonial:

When I was considering getting breast augmentation redone, I was looking at a doctor in California I have seen on the television to do my surgery. Turns out he doesn’t do new surgeries anymore. Well, thank God he doesn’t because I immediately came across Dr. Pousti online and started researching right away. I had an instant feeling of comfort reading all the great experiences he had given his patients and seeing all the improved pictures they had posted. I literally ready every single thing on each case that I could see. My fiancée is the kind of person who wants to meet people in person before he decides to make big decisions, so we set up a consultation. We flew to California and met the staff and Dr. Pousti. I LOVE THEM AND SO DID HE! Not only did Dr. Pousti know what he was doing as far as having the education, and licenses…he was warm, friendly and funny. It was a winning situation all around. Vanessa was so easy to talk to and looked beautiful. Margie was the same we absolutely loved her! I think it really says a ton about the doctor how his staff operates and treats you. I had no concerns when I was in their office except when can we operate? I had breast augmentation in New York about ten years ago and was a bit disappointed in how it turned out. Dr. Pousti heard what I didn’t care for and changed it them to nice, big, even, round breasts that have awesome cleavage if I may so myself:) The coolest part is that I saw pictures of the labiaplasty and wanted that as well. The embarrassment of having extra labia I never wanted is now gone. I still can’t believe it…I am so happy! Praise God for Dr. Pousti and the way he treats and helps people feel more secure and beautiful. I feel lucky to have been led to him all the way across the country and would refer anyone I knew to him. I also loved the nurses that were at the surgery center; they were so easy to be around and gave me comfort and warm blankets and smiles right before I went under. I will say in my other operation I did not get treated that way in New York and that makes a huge difference when you are not herded around like cattle but treated as a special individual and guided gently. I will find time when I go back to California and stop in and say hi to the office, it’s just that kind of place:)

S.H

Tulsa, OK


Testimonial:

I came in to see Dr Pousti , for a Mommy Makeover. Having 3 kids all weighing over 9lbs; really took a toll on my body.  I would find myself exercising, and not losing my belly.  It was very frustrating. The day I came in for my consultation, I was immediately welcomed by his wonderful staff.  I really felt like I belonged there.  After meeting with the Doctor, My husband and I knew he was the one.  Dr. Pousti really listened to my concerns, and answered all of my husbands and my questions. (There were a lot of them.) The best thing about his office was the fact that I got to meet and talk to all kinds of patients that had the same things done.  We decided that I was going to have a breast lift with implants, and I full tummy tuck; which goes all the way around to my backside, to get rid of my muffin top. The day of the surgery came quick, and I was very scared. Dr. Pousti and the hospital staff were there letting me know everything was going to be OK. I felt so much better. The surgery was 6 hrs long and it went smoothly. The first week was very painful, and I don’t remember too much about it; other than it hurt. The time flew by very fast, and by the 6th day I didn’t need any more pain meds.  I am now 8 weeks out, and I not only feel amazing; but I look amazing as well.  I look forward to my appointments at his office. His staff is so warm and caring.  Dr Pousti did an amazing job on me. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. He is truly a gifted surgeon; A real artist. He has raised my confidence so much. I would recommend him to anybody. I feel very blessed to have had Dr Pousti to perform my surgery.

R.H

San Diego, CA


Testimonial:

Its been a year since my mommy makeover; and I couldn’t be happier with my body. I look and feel great. I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon. A few months ago; Dr. Pousti noticed I had a small leak in my left breast.(It was actually a blessing in disguise.) He went in, fixed it, and made them fuller. :) Because I had a breast lift during my first surgery; I couldn’t go as full as I wanted without putting my healing at risk. (That’s why it was a blessing in disguise.) Needless to say; my boobs now look perfect. Plus the healing time was a piece of cake!!! I love my DR. and his staff. It may sound funny; but it’s true. The whole staff is very friendly and has always set the tone by providing a welcoming and comfortable environment. I always look forward to my appointments. I can’t thank Dr. Pousti enough for what he has done for me. He’s amazing. I feel BEAUTIFUL; and I haven’t felt this way in a long, long time.

Thank You ,

R.H xxx

San Diego, CA


Testimonial:

Hi !

I am from Canada  and I wanted to share how glad I am to have chosen Dr.Pousti to do my breast latest surgery . Last fall after a breast augmentation surgery (here in Canada) I wasn’t really satified with the results. After going on the web, I came across a few girls whom I really like the results of their breast surgery and then found out that their Doctor was Dr.Pousti. So I went to his website. I was really impressed but I thought that California was pretty far away from home for a surgery since I live in Eastern Canada.

But after inquiring with out of states patients, I decided to send an email. I was answered pretty quickly. After a few mails and a few phone calls with Dr.Pousti, I was conviced and decided to go along with the surgery. Everything went so smoothly, they accomodated me for the scheduled surgery, contacted me by phone and emails and then I flew in the San Diego area.

Dr.Pousti and his entire staff, are warm and friendly, very professional and Dr.Pousti was very honest about the result. The surgery went wonderfully well , the next day I was travelling around the town and felling just fine ! I was verry happy with the results (and still am after 3 and a half months). I feel that Dr.Pousty listened to my needs. Back home, Dr.Pousti and his staff checked  on me regulary and I always felt cared for even now so far from his clinic.

I am very happy I`ve decided to fly to California to have my surgery done by him. My only regret is not to have herd of him earlier. It would have saved me a lot of unwanted  surgeries to get what I wanted .

Jessica B. from Canada.


Testimonial:

When I was considering getting my breast augmentation redone I was looking at a Doctor in California I had seen on t.v. to do my surgery. Turns out he doesn’t do new surgeries anymore.Well, thank God he doesn’t because I immediately came across Dr.Pousti online and started researching right away. I had an instant feeling of comfort reading all the great experiences he had given his patients and seeing all the improved pictures they had posted. I literally read every single thing on each case that I could see. My fiancee is the kind of person who wants to meet people in person before he decides to make big decisions, so we set up a consultation. We flew to California and met the staff and Dr.Pousti. I LOVED THEM AND SO DID HE! Not only did Dr.Pousti know what he was doing as far as having the education and license…he was warm, friendly and funny. It was a winning situation all around. Vanessa was so easy to talk to and looked beautiful. Margie was the same way, we absolutely loved her! I think it really says a ton about the Dr. how his staff operates and treats you. I had no concerns when I was in their office except when can we operate? I had breast augmentation in New York about ten years ago and was a bit disappointed in how it turned out. Dr.Pousti heard what I didn’t care for and changed it to nice, big, even, round breasts that have awesome cleavage if I may so myself :) The coolest part is that I saw pictures of the labiaplasty and wanted that as well. The embarrassment of having extra labia tissue I never wanted is now gone. I still can’t believe it…I am sooooo happy! Praise God for Dr.Pousti and the way he treats and helps people feel more secure and beautiful. I feel lucky to have been led to him all the way across the country and would refer anyone I knew to him. I also loved the nurses that were at the surgery center, they were so easy to be around and gave me comfort and warm blankets and smiles right before I went under. I will say in my other operation I did not get treated that way in New York and that makes a huge difference when you are not herded around like cattle but treated as a special individual and guided gently. I will find time when I go back to California and stop in and say hi to the office, it’s just that kind of place :) -Stephanie

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