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Case Number 954: Body Makeover after Gastric Bypass Surgery

This 21-year old patient from El Cajon, California (East San Diego County) is post op gastric bypass surgery in 2007, after her significant weight loss of over 120lbs, the patient was happy about the weight loss but unhappy about the “saggy skin” and “droopy breasts”. She decided to look into breast implants, breast lifting(mastopexy) and tummy tuck surgery(abdominoplasty).

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The patient was referred to Dr. Pousti by Kaiser Plastic Surgery. During her consultation, Dr. Pousti explained the procedures in detail to the patient and her mom and they were impressed by his experience with post-gastric bypass surgery patients. With the patient in excellent health, She decided to proceed with all of the procedures at the same time.

She also chose silicone gel breast implants to achieve the fullness that she wanted with the most natural looking and feeling implants.

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The patient met with Dr. Pousti the night before surgery to have markings performed to map the surgery in detail. Once again the planned procedure was explained in detail as well.

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In the operating room, the abdominal wall muscles were repaired and excess skin removed.

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The abdominal binder and bra with bandeau will be worn for 4-weeks. These garments will help protect and support these areas and aid in the healing process. The drains that you see are removed 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Along with the breast lift (mastopexy), 550cc silicone gel breast implants were used in both breasts with submuscular placement.

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The patient is now 3-months post-op surgery and is very pleased with the results of her surgery.



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Patient Testimonial: 
It amazes me how much one's life can be changed for the better under the influence of a positive attitude and incredible support. On May 30, 2006, I underwent Gastric Bypass Surgery performed by Dr. George Zorn at Pacific Bariatrics. I was eating healthier, exercising regularly, thanks to my personal trainer, and enjoying my healthy lifestyle. The rapid weight loss of 120 pounds, although beneficial and successful, left me with excess skin and an unrecognizable body of which I was embarrassed of. After multiple consultations with Dr. Zorn and my primary care physician it was agreed that no matter how much I exercised the skin would not go away. It was then that I realized, however frightening, plastic surgery seemed it was my only hope for a confident and comfortable lifestyle in the long term future. I consulted with several plastic surgeons before meeting with Dr. Tom Pousti. Both my mom and I were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and genuine attitudes the entire staff exuded. Dr. Pousti made us feel welcomed and at ease. All of our questions were answered as we explored different options for surgery and reviewed pictures. Dr. Pousti and his staff are committed to the satisfaction of their patients. The entire office has extensive experience and compassion in dealing with Gastric Bypass patients, which was what attributed to my decision that Dr. Pousti was the best surgeon for my needs. I had my extended tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation on May 4, 2007 at Alvarado Hospital. On that morning, I met with Dr. Pousti to answer any last minute questions. I walked into the operating room, IV in hand and laid down on the OR table and the next thing I remember is waking up and being introduced to Julie from The Hideaway Recover Center. I made the decision to stay at The Hideaway after a recommendation from Dr. Pousti. The Hideaway allowed me to recover with a specially trained nursing staff and gave my family the opportunity to be educated in how to help me when I returned home. The Hideaway was beautiful and peaceful. It was a bittersweet moment to leave the Hideaway Recover Center. It has only been 3 weeks since I had my surgery and I couldn t be happier. Dr. Pousti has given me the chance to live my adult life with confidence and pride. I will no longer be embarrassed of my body and I am actually looking forward to bathing suit season for the first time in my entire life. Thank you for my new life KDB

 



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