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Revision Breast Augmentation with Benelli Breast Lifting

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This 22 year old patient from Oceanside, California previously had a breast augmentation but unfortunately, after a year passed the implants did not settle into the breast pockets correctly so she decided to proceed with revision breast surgery.

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implant exchange

Dr.Pousti suggested revisionary surgery to dissect the breast pockets for better breast shape and in order to help the breast implants settle. He also recommended circum areolar breast lifting to improve the position of the nipple-areala.  The patient also decided to increase her breast implant size while she was in the operating room.

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Markings and measurements are performed the morning of surgery in front of a full length mirror. Any last minute questions and/or concerns are also answered.

silicone gel implants

implant exchange (2)

The patient went from 545cc silicone gel implants to 700cc smooth round ultra high profile silicone gel implants produced by the Mentor company. The benelli breast lift was performed and the lower breast poles were opened up more to help the implants settle. The patient is currently doing well and healing without any complications. She will continue to keep Dr.Pousti updated throughout her recovery process.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Pocket Correction, Breast Revision Surgery, Implant Exchange, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift)


Revision Breast Surgery with Benelli Breast Lift

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This 38 year old patient from Temecula, California previously had a breast augmentation performed in 2007. After having 2 children the appearance of her breasts changed and unfortunately she was unhappy with their appearance.  She came in for a consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr.Pousti and wanted to discuss her options with him regarding re-augmentation with larger implants and a breast lift as well.

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breast liftAfter being examined by Dr.Pousti she was found to be a good candidate for the breast augmentation/breast lift procedure. He believed the patient would benefit from the stage I breast lift or “donut” lift. The donut or Benelli breast lift procedure is a unique surgical procedure that is designed to give breasts a more youthful and lifted appearance. The process involves minor shaping and requires only minimal incision lines. The procedure is for women who need a moderate amount of surgical correction. The donut breast lift procedure involves a surgical incision in a ring around the breast’s areola, allowing for maximum flexibility and for the breast to adapt while maintaining as small an incision as possible. After discussing the procedure in detail the patient felt confident that he was the right surgeon fro her and she decided to schedule her surgery date soon thereafter.

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The patient is ready and prepped for her surgery. Markings were completed with Dr. Pousti the morning of her surgery, the patient’s goals were reviewed once more, and any last minute questions and or concerns were answered before they proceeded to the operating room.  The patient was very happy to have her areola reduced in size as well.

breast augmentation and lift

donut breast liftAbove, is the patient directly after surgery with 800cc smooth round ultra high profile silicone gel implants produced by the Mentor corporation. She is currently doing very well and is healing without any complications. She will continue to follow up with Dr.Pousti throughout her recovery process.  As the incisions around the areola heal, they will flatten / smoothen out.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Lift, Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Revision Surgery, Implant Exchange, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift)


Breats Augmentation with a Benelli Breast Lift

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This 32 year old patient from San Diego, California has been considering the breast augmentation procedure for a few years. She was referred to double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr.Pousti through friends. She heard many good things about him and decided to schedule a consultation to discuss the breast augmentation procedure.

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breast augmentation

After being examined by Dr.Pousti, he deemed her a good candidate for the breast augmentation procedure. He also believed she would benefit from a breast lift as well. The breast lift he recommended for the patient was the limited breast lift or Stage one breast lift. The Benelli breast lift procedure is a unique surgical procedure that is designed to give breasts a more youthful and lifted appearance. The process involves minor shaping and requires only minimal incision lines (incision around the areola only). She was very impressed with Dr.Pousti and felt confident that he was the right surgeon for her that she decided to schedule her surgery date soon thereafter.

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The patient is prepped and ready for surgery with completed markings. The markings were performed on the patient the morning of her surgery. Dr.Pousti also answered any last minute questions or concerns that the patient may have had before they proceeded to the operating room.

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breast lift (2)Above, is the patient immediately after her surgery. She currently has 450cc smooth, round, high profile silicone gel implants produced by the Mentor Corporation. She is currently doing well and is healing without any complications.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Lift, Breast Lift with Implants, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift)


Breast Asymmetry

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This 25 year old patient from Wildomar, California has been considering breast augmentation surgery for a while before she decided to take the steps that were necessary towards the procedure. She was referred to double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr.Pousti, through a friend and previous patient of Dr.Poustis’.

breast augmentation

breast lift

After being examined by Dr.Pousti he noticed that she suffered from a slight case of asymmetric breast hypoplasia and would be a good candidate for a breast augmentation and breast lift procedure. He believed it would be necessary for the left breast to undergo a limited lift or benelli lift to help achieve better symmetry as well as the patients ultimate goal. She agreed and they decided to move forward with surgery soon thereafter.

silicone gel implantsAbove, it the patient immediately before her surgery. Shortly before she was brought into the operating room she met with Dr.Pousti to complete markings, discuss any last minute questions or concerns, and also to go over any last minute goals she may have had before they proceeded to the operating room.

breast lift-left side only

breast augmentation (2)

This is the patient directly after her breast augmentation/breast lift procedure. She received smooth round high profile silicone gel implants produced by the Mentor corporation. She has 475cc in her right breast and 450cc in her left breast along with the limited lift or benelli lift on her left breast to create better symmetry. She is currently doing well and is healing without any complications.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Procedures, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Silicone Gel Implants


Mommy Make Over

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This 34 year old patient from Japan had been interested in a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and a breast lifting for years. She was unhappy with her body after having children and she was ready for a change.

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After evaluating the patient and her goals, Dr. Pousti recommended the Benelli breast lift in addition to placement of breast implants to fill out her breasts.

Tummy Tuck

markings for breast lift

abdominoplastyDr.Pousti performs markings and measurements the day before and the day of surgery. He also likes to go over patient goals and any other concerns or questions they may have regrading their surgery.

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abdominoplasty and mastopexy

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This is the abdominal wall before it is sutured together. Dr. Pousti sutures the abdominal muscles together to achieve a tighter and slimmer waistline.

muscle plication

tummy tuck and breast lift

This is the patient directly after surgery with a tummy tuck and breast augmentation/lift. She has Mentor smooth round high profile silicone gel implants. She has 500cc in her right breast and 475cc in her left breast. She is doing very well.

Patient Testimonial:

I’m a mom of two, 12 and 9 years old and after years of thinking about it, I finally took the plunge and inquired into a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. With my husband’s current military orders overseas in a deployable unit and being financially stable to do so, I turned down a position in Japan to stay home with the kids. So, I was able to focus on my children’s upbringing, which I missed a lot of while traveling on business. Also I got back hard on fitness/weight lifting. So, I felt it was the right time and I had my husband’s and children’s full support and encouragement!

Even though we were in Asia and would have saved us a lot of money getting the procedure done there, I knew that safety and my health comes first. So, without having any knowledge where to begin, I Yelped “tummy tuck San Diego”!! I ended up with Dr. Pousti with hundreds of awesome reviews! I sent him an email and he personally responded back asking for pictures. I sent him pics of my body and he responded back that I’d be a great candidate with just a regular TT, breast augmentation with a possible stage 1 (benelli) lift, but not to be disappointed if things change when I meet him for safety comes first! Next thing, I received quotes from his office. Separate quotes for TT with silicone no lift, TT with Saline no lift, etc. Without further research and because we felt we have trusted Dr. Pousti and his staff already, we sent in our deposit.

The major factor going into getting this surgery and why it took years of going back and forth was cost. We did not want to take out a loan or place all into a credit card, putting us into a financial bind. We have been blessed to put all into our credit card and pay it all off within months and get major rewards on our CC.

With that said my surgery was set for July 15, 2015. It was September 2014. Communication between Dr. Pousti’s office (all the ladies are wonderful) from then til the surgery has been more than great. Dr. Pousti is also a great supporter of the military families, so I I knew I will be in great hands getting this surgery done while my husband is deployed.

Wonderful and honest surgeon. Double board certified and such a consummate professional. Both my husband and I felt such at great hands based on his overseas communication, personable character, and previous work and the reviews of his patients on any review sites. His amazing staff were all great from Helen, Margie, Vanessa, and Heather who all personally worked us through the whole process. This says a lot of his professionalism and relationships that echoes through his office staff and patients.

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Lift with Implants, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Mommy Makeover


Overfilled Saline Implants

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This 31 year old patient from Norco, California received breast augmentation surgery previously from another surgeon.  She had been considering revisionary breast augmentation surgery for many weeks before she decided to  take the steps to move forward with this procedure. She was very impressed by Dr. Pousti’s experience related to revisionary breast augmentation surgery.

Revisonary surgery

Implant exchange

At her consultation, Dr.Pousti deemed her a good candidate for this procedure. She presented breast asymmetry and was interested in revisionary surgery and Dr.Pousti knew that that would involve breast implant removal, placement of new breast implants and a breast lift.

Implant exchange-salineAbove photo shows the patient immediately before surgery.  Dr. Pousti performed markings and measurements.  She currently has a 460cc saline implant in her right breast and a 480cc breast implant in her left breast.

Mastopexy I

Below, the implants are completely removed and the benelli breast lift is being performed.

implants removed

exchanging implants

breast lift-donutThe temporary sizers are placed and the size and shape are evaluated and compared to the patient’s “goal photos” to see what size breast implant will be safe to use to achieve the patients goals.

breats lift (side view)

Implant exchange-saline

Above, the patient’s breasts have been lifted. Her breasts were lifted using the “donut” or “benelli” method. This method is often requested by patients who understand the results of the procedure and are satisfied with the minimally-invasive incision around the areola.  She is currently 1 week and 2 days post revisionary breast surgery with Mentor smooth round moderate plus profile overfilled saline implants. She is doing well.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Revision Surgery, Overfilled Saline Breast Implants, XL Breast Augmentation


Breast Surgery to Address Breast Asymmetry

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This 29 year old patient from San Diego,California has been considering breast augmentation surgery for 10 years.  She was unhappy with her breast size as well as her breast asymmetry.

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Dr. Pousti discussed her breast asymmetry and the need for a benelli breast lift on her left side to help improve the symmetry.  The patient agreed and proceeded with surgery.

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She scheduled her consultation and was very happy with her conversation with Dr. Pousti that she scheduled her surgery date soon thereafter.

DSC08005This is the patient directly before and directly after receiving the implants. You can notice the difference in symmetry between the two pictures.

DSC08006Right side view of the patient directly before and after surgery.

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Left side view of the patient directly before and after surgery. She has acquired silicone implants. She has 415cc in her right breast and 385cc in her left breast.  She is currently 4 days post breast augmentation surgery with a benelli lift and is doing well.

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Benelli Breast Lifting for Breast Asymmetry

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This 29 year old mom from Murrieta, California was interested in improving her breast asymmetry. She did a lot of research online before meeting with Dr. Pousti and scheduled her first consultation.

before and after (front view)

She met with Dr. Pousti multiple times before deciding to go forward with breast surgery. She was very impressed by Dr. Pousti’s knowledge about the subject that she scheduled her breast augmentation surgery date soon thereafter.

before and after (side view)

Below you can see the patient’s photos before and immediately after breast augmentation and benelli breast lift on the right side.

before and after surgery

This patient is currently 1 month and 2 weeks post breast asymmetry surgery.  She has 465cc in her left breast and 435cc in her right breast.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Asymmetry


Mommy Makeover with Hernia Repair

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This 27 year old mother of two from Escondido, California, was tired of having excess skin and stretch marks in her abdomen area. We understand having a child is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have, with new life and energy to any family. Some women, however, feel somewhat self conscious about their new body post-pregnancy. She also desired to have her breasts enhanced to achieve a larger and more full looking chest. In addition, she had an umbilical hernia that she wanted corrected. She decided that a mommy makeover would be the best procedure for her : tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and a breast augmentation.before breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

She was referred to Dr. Pousti through internet search engines like www.google.com. She found his credentials, experience, and previous work examples to be very impressive. She scheduled her consultation and was given the chance to meet with Dr. Pousti as well as patients who had the procedure performed by Dr. Pousti at an earlier time. Dr. Pousti recommended that in addition to the breast augmentation, the patient have a stage 1 (Benelli) breast lift. This would help move the nipple-areola up just enough to achieve a more full and perky outcome.

side view before breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

Dr. Pousti completed the patients markings and measurements on the afternoon prior to surgery and he double checked everything the following morning.

markings for breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

The breast pocket is opened in order for Dr. Pousti to perform the breast enhancement.

breast enhancement

An intra-operative sizer is used to assist Dr. Pousti in determining what implant size would best achieve the patients goals based on their goal photos and body frame.

breast augmentation with stage 1 (benelli) lift

Below, the patients umbilical hernia is shown prior to surgery.

belly button hernia

The herniated adipose tissue was removed and the fibrous tissue was sutured together to prevent a future hernia.

belly button hernia repair

Cauterization is performed to stop any active bleeding sites.

tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

The patient had significant diastasis (muscle separation).

before muscle repair for breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

The abdominal wall is shown prior to the muscle repair. The arrows represent where Dr. Pousti will suture the muscle together in order to achieve the patients goals.

during muscle repair for breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

The muscle repair is performed.

suturing for breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

Below shows after the abdominal muscle repair.

muscle repair after breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

The JP drains are sutured to the skin to prevent excess movement and irritation. The drains are used to prevent fluid build-up (seroma).

drains used for tummy tuck

Excess fatty tissue is removed before the abdominal flap is closed.

abdominoplasty with belly button hernia repair

The excess skin is removed to help the patient achieve her goals.

excess skin removal for abdoinoplasty

The proper positioning of the belly button is determined and the belly button is brought through the abdominal flap and sutured.

belly button suturing after hernia repair

Limited liposuction is performed in the midepigastric and flank areas to better contour the body.

liposuction

The patient has bilateral 505cc high profile Sientra silicone cohesive gel breast implants.

after breast augmentation with limited lift and tummy tuck with belly button hernia repair

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, Belly Button Repair, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift with Implants, Hernia Repair, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Lipectomy of excess skin, Mommy Makeover


Mommy Makeover

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This 31 year old mother of two from Santee, California began doing online research for a board certified surgeon who could help her achieve her goals of a flatter tummy and larger breasts. She did a lot of research on the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure as well as breast augmentation. She was referred to Dr. Pousti through internet research on websites. She scheduled her consultation for a mommy makeover.before mommy makeover - tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

At her visit, Dr. Pousti and the patient discuss the goals of the procedures as well as the potential risks and complications. Dr. Pousti recommended that the patient have a stage 1 (benelli) breast lift in order to fully achieve the look she desired. This breast lift/augmentation would place an incision around only the areola and help move the breasts up. The patient felt confident in this advice and proceeded with surgery shortly after her consultation.

side view before mommy makeover - tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

She came in the evening before her procedure and Dr. Pousti performed the initial markings and measurements. The following morning, everything is double checked.

markings for mommy makeover - tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

The use of an intra-operative sizer helps Dr. Pousti determine what size and profile implant will best achieve the patients goals.

benelli breast lift with implant sizer

The abdominal muscles are repaired.

muscle repair for abdominoplasty

The excess skin is removed to help the patient achieve her goals.

mommy makeover - tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

The patient is shown below immediately post surgery and has bilateral 385cc high profile Sientra silicone gel breast implants.

after mommy makeover - tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

Patient Testimonial:

I had my first child in December 2006. I had already been a little more heavy set when I got pregnant and once the big news came that I was going to have a baby, I got more concerned about my weight. I had my son and at 2 months post pregnancy I started hitting the gym. I lost the baby weight and about a year later worked to move beyond just baby weight and burn more fat. I accomplished my goal in May 2008 and was at 135 lbs, 5 lbs past my goal, and about 20 lbs less than my prior average weight. I was very happy and very proud of myself for this accomplishment, but along with losing weight, I lost quite a bit of volume in my breasts, my once full C’s were now B’s. My stomach was flat for the most part, with the exception of the small pooch from being pregnant. Overall I was happy with how I looked and new one day I would want my breasts fixed up.

About 6 years down the road my second son was born. Time went by and my son was born in January 2013, I worked once again to lose the baby weight. Since I had stayed healthy after my first son, the weight seemed to fall off. Once again, along with the weight loss, I lost even more volume in my breasts which took me down to an A maybe small B, depending on the brand. My stomach was still kinda flat but the pooch got worse and no matter how hard I worked I could tone up everything, except for that pooch. If I lost weight my stomach looked bigger, if I gained a few pounds my stomach looked proportionate. I couldn’t win.

At this point, I don’t like how my pants fit, I don’t like how my clothes not fitting right affects my workouts, and I cannot stand how I look in my uniforms for work. Everything seems to fit just right till I get to my upper torso area, my chest area is baggy and stomach area is tight. Definitely should be the other way around.

Through out a couple years, even once before my second child, I had consults with different plastic surgeons. I obviously wanted to fix myself, but after each appointment something told me to hold off. I ended up deploying for about 7 months in 2014 and had plenty of time to think, to plan, to contemplate, and make sure I am ready mentally and physically to make this decision when I returned home. Once I was home I had a consult with a surgeon that a friend of mine had seen. I was excited and wanted to go for it, but I held off. About 2 months later I scheduled a consult with Dr. Pousti and everything about the appointment just felt right. I went home that night and thought and looked into the important factors to make sure it was the right time to do this. I called back the next day and scheduled the surgery for breast lift, augmentation, and tummy tuck. November 5th was the date and I couldn’t wait. About a week went by and some things came up that could prevent me from doing this right now, so I canceled with the intention of rescheduling at a later date. I waited two weeks or so before making a final decision on saying yay or nay. I talked to some family and friends who knew this was something I had been planning for years now, and I decided to call back and reschedule. So now, November 10th it is! I can’t wait, my mom came out to help me with my boys, my sister in law is here to help as well, I’ve purchased items to help with recovery, and now a day and a half prior I’m just waiting.

More to follow….

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Procedures, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Lipectomy of excess skin, Mommy Makeover



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Dr. Tom Pousti is a San Diego and La Jolla Plastic Surgery specialist. He has provided plastic surgery treatments to many San Diego and La Jolla facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty patients. His office is located in San Diego, and also serves the La Jolla, Riverside, Inland Empire and Temecula areas. Disclaimer


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