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Mommy Makeover with Use of AlloDerm

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This 35 year old patient from Canyon Lake, California, desired breast revision surgery and an abdominoplasty to achieve better proportions and feel more comfortable in her skin. She was referred to Dr. Pousti through a good friend of hers who is also a very satisfied previous patient. At her consultation, the patient received the opportunity to meet with Dr. Pousti, discuss the procedures of interest, and see hundreds of before and after photos from the double board certified surgeon.

before benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty

She was post previous breast augmentation and presented with implant encapsulation, breast asymmetry, and a desire to improve breast size, shape, symmetry, and feel. Dr. Pousti recommended a stage 1 (Benelli) breast lift in order to raise the position of the areola and achieve a better outcome. After 3 pregnancies, the patient presented with excess skin and adipose tissue of abdominal wall associated with abdominal wall laxity.
side view before benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The markings for the procedure are completed the evening prior to surgery and the measurements are double checked the following morning. The patient is able to express any last minute questions and the procedure is discussed between the patient and the doctor one last time.
markings for benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The patient was experiencing capsular contracture which is excessive scar tissue buildup around the breast implant post surgery. The cause of capsular contracture is unknown, but it is the most common complication with breast augmentation surgery. There are different grades of capsular contracture ranging from mild to severe.
benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The rate of capsular contracture has decreased from 20-30 years ago when all breast implants were placed above the muscle (sub-glandular). By placing the breast implants below the muscle (sub-muscular), the rate of capsular contracture has significantly decreased. Also, it is said that massaging of the implants helps decrease the chance of capsular contracture. When a patient is believed to be developing capsular contracture or hardening of the breasts, they may be placed on a medication called Accolate. This is an asthma medication that has shown to improve capsular contracture in patients at an early stage. When a patient develops severe capsular contracture, the treatment would be to return to the operating room and perform a capsulectomy on the patient.
implants from benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
AlloDerm, also known as ADM or is an acellular dermal matrix, derived from donated human skin tissue. Since AlloDerm is regarded as minimally processed and not significantly changed in structure from the natural material, the FDA has classified it as banked human tissue. It has been shown to reduce and even prevent the chance of capsular contracture from occurring.
allograft for benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The Allograft is placed between the breast implant and the patients skin to add another layer of support.
alloderm for benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
Below, the abdominal muscle is show prior to the muscle correction. The black lines represent where the muscle will be brought together and repaired.
muscle repair for benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The excess skin is removed to help the patient achieve her goals.
removal of excess skin for benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty
The patient is shown immediately post Mommy Makeover and has bilateral 750cc Natrelle Silicone Gel Breast Implants.
before and after benelli lift and implant exchange with use of alloderm and abdominoplasty

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, AlloDerm, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Asymmetry, Breast Lift, Breast Procedures, Breast Revision Surgery, Capsular Contracture, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Mommy Makeover


Tuberous Breast And Breast Augmentation Surgery

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This 29 year old patient from Minnesota flew in to have her breast augmentation procedure performed by Dr. Pousti. She desired more cleavage and fullness in her breasts, but more importantly than that, she desired to correct her tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts are a deformity existing since birth. Tuberous breasts are also known as snoopy deformities, and constricted breasts. This deformity is usually distinguished by deficiency of breast tissue and skin, rupture of breast tissue around the areola and constriction of the breast base. This deformity is generally classified into three categories; minor constriction, consisting of noticeable differences in the size and shape of the breasts; moderate constriction, consisting of a more significant lack of breast tissue as well as differences in size and shape of breast; and severe constriction, consisting of major deficiency of breast tissue and severe abnormalities of the shape and size of the breast. Although this is a challenging deformity, it is possible to improve and repair through procedures such as breast augmentation, mastopexy and tissue expansion. Dr. Pousti does what is possible to achieve symmetry and take into account the patient’s wishes and desired outcome of the shape and size of the breast. Tuberous Breasts have a very narrow base and usually a long skin envelope. In the most severe cases of Tuberous Breast, a breast lift can be done through an incision around the areola, making the breast into a more rounded shape that the patient will be happy with. The patient should be aware that the final result will take months to see and that they will need to be patient.Before tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

She found Dr. Pousti online while researching for a doctor that could help her achieve her goals through breast reconstruction. After communicating with Dr. Pousti through email, she decided to fly in for her procedure.

side view before tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation
The markings for her surgery were performed the morning of the procedure. Dr. Pousti draws out his measurements and discusses the process again with the patient to ensure their clear in communicating their goals.

markings for tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

The excess tissue beneath the nipple areola complex is removed.

tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

tissue removal for tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

A sizer is used to determine what implant would help best achieve what the patient desires.

sizer for tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

The patient is shown immediately post surgery with bilateral 465cc high profile silicone gel breast implants.

after tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

The tape around the areola will remain in place for as long as possible to ensure that the patient sees the best possible healing results.

before and after tuberous breast corerection and breast augmentation

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Procedures, Tuberous Breast Deformity


Mommy Makeover with Benelli Lift

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This 34 year old patient from San Diego, California, desired to have a mommy makeover procedure performed because she was unhappy with the look of her body after children. While looking online and researching for the most skilled plastic surgeon, she came across double board certified, Dr. Pousti. She came in for a consultation and determined she would be a good candidate for tummy tuck.before mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

He also recommended breast augmentation with the use of silicone gel breast implants and a benelli (stage 1) breast lift to help her achieve more fullness and cleavage with perky breasts. She proceeded with surgery.

side view before mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

The markings were performed the morning of surgery and the procedure was discussed in details to ensure there was clear communication between the patient and Dr. Pousti.

markings for mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

The abdominal muscle wall is repaired to help tighten the core of the patient.

muscle repair mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

Below is after the muscle repair is completed.

mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with benelli lift

Excess skin is removed from the patient to help her achieve her goals.

mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

The patient is shown immediately post surgery with bilateral 435cc silicone gel breast implants. She will recover for 4 weeks and continue to return to Dr. Pousti for follow-up.

after mommy makeover- tummy tuck and breast augmentation with stage 1 lift

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Asymmetry, Breast Lift, Breast Procedures, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Mommy Makeover


Silicone Gel Breast Implants for Pectus Excavatum

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This 26 year old patient from Murrieta, California, was interested in breast augmentation surgery and breast lifting. She desired to camouflage her pectus excavatum. Pectus Excavatum, also known as funnel chest, the sternum (breastbone) is depressed relative to the rest of the chest wall. Breast implants can be used to camouflage mild to moderate pectus excavatum. After her consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Pousti, the patient decided to proceed with surgery.

markings for breast augmentation to correct pectus excavatum

The markings were performed the morning of surgery and all the patients questions were answered. Because of the breast asymmetry, different sized implants were used

Below, the patient is shown immediately post-surgery and has 495cc (right) and 435cc (left) silicone gel breast implants.

after breast augmentation to correct pectus excavatum

side view after breast augmentation to correct pectus excavatum

The bolster dressing used between the breasts will help improve healing by preventing the implants to displace and cause symmastia.

breast augmentation to correct pectus excavatum

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Procedures, Keller Funnel, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift), Pectus Excavatum, Silicone Gel Implants


Breast Asymmetry

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This 30 year old patient from Alaska had been interested in breast surgery for quite some time.  She not only wanted larger, more “perky” breasts but she wanted to address her breast asymmetry as well.  She decided to fly to San Diego to have her breast augmentation and breast lift procedure performed by Dr. Pousti because of his expertise with breast surgery procedures.before breast augmentation with lift

She was referred to Dr. Pousti from a satisfied previous patient. At her consultation, she met with Dr. Pousti and learned more about the procedure she was interested in, as well as viewing hundreds of before and after pictures of Dr. Pousti’s work. She felt confident in his double board certification and scheduled her surgery.

side view before breast augmentation with lift

Dr. Pousti discussed her breast asymmetry and determined that he would need to perform a benelli breast lift (incision around the areola) on her right side but a more extensive breast lift on her left side to achieve as much symmetry as possible.  The patient understood that perfect. Her markings were performed the night before surgery and were reviewed and discussed again the following morning.

markings for breast augmentation with lift

The “x” below represents where the areola is planned on being after surgery.

breast augmentation with lift markings

Below, the patient is in the midst of the breast lifting procedure. Her right breast only needed a stage one breast lift while her left breast needed a stage two breast lift.

breast augmentation with lift

The patient has bilateral 545cc high profile silicone gel implants.

breast augmentation with lift after

after breast augmentation with lift

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Posted in Areola/Nipple Procedures, Benelli Lift, Breast Asymmetry, Uncategorized


Mommy Makeover

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This 36 year old patient from Escondido California was interested in a full mommy makeover procedure. After multiple pregnancies, she desired to achieve her body back. The patient was interested in an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to tighten her abdomen wall and rid herself of the excess skin on her stomach. She also desired to achieve more fullness and cleavage in her breasts. This would require both a breast lift and a breast augmentation.before mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

The patient was researching for a board certified plastic surgeon who she would feel confident in trusting. She came across Dr. Pousti and was impressed with the hundreds of pictures of his work in addition to his specialty with abdominoplasty surgery and breast lifting with implants.  As you can see below, her abdominal muscles were separated and “bulging” out.

side view before  mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

Dr. Pousti and the patient met and discussed all of the potential risks/ complications associated with these procedures and the patient decided to proceed with surgery. The markings were performed the day before surgery and re-discussed the following morning.

markings for  mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

Below, the abdominal muscle is shown prior to the repair. The black lines drawn on the muscle show where Dr. Pousti is going to bring the muscle together.

before muscle repair for  mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

Immediately after Dr. Pousti tightens the abdominal muscle.

after muscle repair for  mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

The excess skin is removed to achieve the patients goals.

mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

Below, the patient is shown immediately post surgery and has bilateral 440cc silicone gel moderate profile implants and a tighter abdominal muscle.

after  mommy makeover abdominoplasty and breast augmentation

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Posted in Abdominoplasty, Benelli Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Procedures, Keller Funnel, Silicone Gel Implants


Benelli Breast Lift with Breast Implants

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This 29 year-old patient from Escondido, California was interested in breast augmentation and breast lifting surgery after having children.  She was unhappy with her breasts after breast-feeding and pregnancy (post pregnancy issues), she felt like her breasts lost fullness and volume.

She was referred to Dr. Pousti by a friend.breast augmentation with lift

During her consultation, Dr. Pousti and the patient discussed a limited breast lift would for both breasts.  To perform a benelli lift, Dr. Pousti would place the incision around the areola (with time, this incision heals beautifully and is barely visible).

breast lift with implants

Measurements and markings were performed before surgery.

breast augmentation and breast lift

Before and Immediately after breast augmentation and breast lifting surgery.

beneli lift with implants

595cc silicone gel implant was used on the right side and 545cc silicone gel implant was used on the left side to achieve breast symmetry.

limited lift breast augmentation

Patient Testimonial:

Dr. Pousti and his staff are the best thing that ever happened to me … my self-esteem is at a point where I didn’t even know existed. I knew from the day that I came to see him that I was at the right place. Dr. Pousti and his staff are all very nice and professional, they all took the time to answer my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I can now enjoy my intimate life without being embarrassed about my saggy, ugly boobs. I went from a B to a double DD thanks to Dr. Pousti because I was unsure of what I wanted and trusted him and his expertise.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Lift with Implants, Silicone Gel Implants


Breast Augmentation Revision with Benelli Lift

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This 57 year-old patient from Temecula, California was interested in breast implant revision surgery.  She was interested in removing her current saline breast implants and exchanging for larger silicone gel implants.

She was referred to Dr. Pousti by a friend.implant exchange

In order to achieve her desired look, a limited breast lift would also be needed in addition to exchanging her breast implants.  To perform a benelli lift, Dr. Pousti would place the incision around the areola (with time, this incision heals beautifully and is barely visible).

breast revision

Measurements and markings were carefully made.

breast revision with lift

Before and immediately after breast revision, implant exchange with benelli lift (limited lift)

implant exchange with breast lift

breast revisionwith beneli lift

750cc silicone gel implants were used to achieve the patient’s desired look.

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Revision Surgery, Implant Exchange, Silicone Gel Implants


Benelli Breast Lift with Breast Implants

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This 23 year-old patient from El Cajon, California was  interested in breast augmentation surgery for many years.  This mother of 2 was unhappy with the shape and size of her breasts and wanted to achieve larger breasts with outer fullness.  She discovered Dr. Pousti while searching online for board certified plastic surgeons and was immediately impressed with all of his great reviews and multiple before and after photos of previous patients.

breast enhancement with lift

During her consultation Dr. Pousti discussed achieving better breast symmetry and her desired look by performing a limited breast lift in addition to the breast implants.  To preform a benelli lift, Dt. Pousti would place the incision around the areola (with time the incision heals beautifully and is barely noticeable).  She felt confident that her goals would be achieved and proceeded with surgery.

breast augmentation

breast augmentation, mastopexy

Measurements and markings were preformed prior to surgery. You can see the right breast is slightly larger and lower than the left breast.

breast augmentation surgery

Before/ Immediately After breast augmentation surgery with limited lift

breast enhancement with benelli lift

breast lift with implants

545cc silicone gel implants were used in each breast to achieve the patients desired look.

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Benelli Breast Lift and Implants

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This 40-year old patient from Coachella, California was interested in breast augmentation surgery after having children. She was unhappy with her breast size and fullness after breast-feeding and pregnancy. The breast asymmetry bothered her as well. A friend referred her to Dr. Pousti and after researching Dr. Pousti on realself.com, was impressed with all of his outstanding reviews and experience with breast surgery so she came in for a consultation.breast augmentation

During her consultation, Dr. Pousti and the patient discussed improving breast symmetry and the patient needing a limited breast lift (benelli lift).  The benelli breast lift helps with the position of the nipple/areola complex for patients who need minimal breast lifting with the incisions being placed only around the areola.

breast augmentation with limited lift

Dr. Pousti performs measurements and markings before surgery and discusses the procedure in detail again with the patient.

breast augmentation with lift

Intra Operative photos of this patient below show before and immediately after breast augmentation with limited lift (benelli lift)

breast augmentation with benelli lift

breast lift with implants

Silicone gel breast implants were placed sub muscularly-  655cc in the right breast and 695cc in the left breast..

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Posted in Benelli Lift, Breast Asymmetry, Keller Funnel, Limited Lift (Benelli Lift)



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