I’m sending this review because I would like to express how very grateful I am to have found such a wonderful and talented plastic surgeon. I recently had breast augmentation performed on myself, and I am overjoyed with emotion and happiness. I have wanted this done since I was 19 years old and I am now 32 and it has become a reality for me.
I absolutely love my new breasts. In the beginning every few weeks that go would go by I noticed a change. My breast have dropped into place and are more beautiful to me everyday. I have always been a confident woman but having this surgery has giving me the type of confidence that will change the way that I feel about myself as a woman for the rest of my life.
I am truly happy and I thank my doctor very much. My doctor and his staff always made me feel like I was a part of their little family. I never once felt pressured to hurry up and schedule my surgery. From pre-op to post-op I felt completely comfortable and knew I was in good hands. I am a nurse and I am very picky. I went on several consultations and I can truly say when I walked out of his office, I knew he would be my doctor. I know a few people that have had work done by him and have amazing results. I am now one of those women. My breast look awesome and natural. I would recommend my doctor to anyone, any day!
I don’t know how Dr. Pousti manages to remember all the little details of previous conversations with his patients being how crazy busy he is… he is truly a talented physician! It took me a year from my first consultation to even book the surgery, and every time I came into the office I felt like family. Sounds cheesy, but it’s true. He and his staff are so warm and welcoming, they really made the entire procedure a breeze.
His work speaks for itself, my results are fantastic and even after almost two years I feel like they just keep getting better My recovery was cake. I never once felt even an OUNCE of pain… I’m not kidding. My breast augmentation was completely painless, and I was terrified after hearing my girlfriends say how horrible their recovery was. I was in a daze for the first three days coming out of anesthesia and don’t remember a whole lot. I pretty much slept for the first few days after surgery. The hardest part for me was having to sleep on my back.
Within a week I felt back to normal, and within a month was able to resume my regular activities. I still go into Dr. Pousti’s office every few months or so just so he can check up on me and it’s still always a pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend Dr. Pousti to anymore considering a breast augmentation or revision.
1 day pre
I only met with Dr. Pousti the day before my surgery. I did the consultation through phone calls and via email. I think I made the best choice possible by coming to Dr. Pousti!!!! From the girls in his office to the staff at the surgical center everyone was GREAT! I would highly recommend him even though my final results are not even close to showing. I still look 100 times better that prior to surgery. Dr. Pousti is very calming and sincere. I honestly expected him to be a little arrogant but that totally was NOT the case. I can’t wait to return for my follow ups and my breast to get closer to the final results. Everything i read on Dr. Pousti and his staff has been true. Which sound to good to be true but they are the real thing! I have been controlling pain very easily with my pain meds. Anytime i want a different procedure (hopefully lipo) one day He is well worth traveling to.
10 Days Post op
I stopped all pain meds on day 6. All pain has been manageable. I had my 1 week post op appt on Thursday. Recover is going well. Everyone at Dr. Pousti’s has been GREAT. They still called yesterday (Saturday) to check on me. Saw all of my breasts for the first time and wow what a difference. The implants are still sitting high but the symmetry is great! I cant wait for them to keep changing to get the final look.
15 Day post op appt.
I had my 15 day post op appt. on Friday the 7th. Everything seems to be going well. I was shown how to do the massages. Supposed to do 10 times a day for 10 minutes. I am going to have to find the time but the end results I am sure will be worth it! Dr. Pousti was again very nice and sincere. I have received a little gift after every appt. usually flowers but this time a Body by Pousti tank Cant wait to wear it
I still have the tape on the incisions. I am nervous about that coming off. I am a little sqeamish about those kinds of things. So far the recovery has been well worth the results.
Getting implants was something I considered on and off for years, and it was my biggest insecurity. Late last year, I decided I HAD to finally do something. After researching several doctors both closer to home (Beverly Hills) and even in other states, I had a gut feeling to have my first consultation with Dr. Pousti. By the end of my consult, I was sold! The attentiveness and kindness of the staff was amazing, and once you meet him you’ll see what everyone means. By far, the most kind and personable doctor I’ve met–his bedside manner is amazing! He encourages goal pictures rather than stating a cup size because everyone has a different perception and he was realistic with what he could and couldn’t do. It would be difficult if not impossible to find someone else out there like him. He even called the night before surgery to calm my nerves (and believe me I was a mess) and the follow-up care from him and his staff is beyond what I could have ever imagined. You never feel like you’re just another number, and him and his staff are there to answer your questions and concerns anytime (I called almost every day for awhile). I would do it all again in a heart beat, and I only hope that he is still in business so I can go back after having kids eventually! It’s been over four months since surgery, and I couldn’t be happier with my results. They are exactly what I wanted and I have people asking me who my surgeon was. I could have stayed closer to home in Los Angeles instead of driving down to San Diego for surgery, but I’m glad I did. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Pousti– he is amazing beyond words!
Dr. Pousti I want to first thank you for everything. You are such a sweet man and so compassionate at what you do. I truly felt I could not have done this surgery without you being my surgeon. My anxiety was so high waiting to be seen and when you walked into the room you were my little angel calming me down. I knew once you were there I was in great hands and i had nothing to worry about. You have a true gift and i thank you for sharing it with me. To all who are concerned please take the time to make an appointment with Dr. Pousti and you will know what I mean.
I am 3 days out from my surgery with Dr. Pousti, and it has been an awesome experience! From the moment I stepped into his office as a new patient I had the warmest reception from the staff and everyone there was more than helpful. The Dr. was extremely detailed in his explanation of the procedure and recovery time, but I never knew that I would feel this good after. I only needed to take one prescription pain pill after and have just been taking ibuprofen since. In the surgery center I was catered to like a princess, he had wonderful staff (and I know this because I’ve been a nurse for more than 10 years), and everyone was very particular about making sure they checked and double checked everything before they started. Dr. Pousti even held my hand as I was given my “milk of amnesia” before they started the procedure, just one more thing making me feel even more comfortable about the surgery. I have nothing but praise for the results thus far, I almost cried when they took off the surgical bra today and I saw how beautiful my breasts look even they are a bit swollen and sore. The incision lines are so neat and clean, no buckling of the skin or unevenness (he did a perfect subcuticular stitch on both sides), and to my pleasant surprise I still have full sensation in both nipples which was very important to me. Word of advise to those after surgery, use nail polish remover to take off your surgical pen markings, it works great! I could not more highly recommend Dr. Pousti for this procedure, and I would tell any of my friends or family to see him if they were looking to have the same procedure.
Im 56 and after a lot of years of thinking about a BA/lift I finally did it!! If you are my age and thinking about it” I say go for it” I”m 9 days post op and my experience with Dr Pousti and his staff has been exceptional. Stay turn for more updates in the weeks to follow! He is very professional and listened to what I wanted. I live and work in Orange County and it is worth the extra time/ travel when it comes to choosing Dr Pousti as your plastic surgeon!
As I reflect on the end of the year and facing a new 2013, I think back on the good, the bad and the ugly of years gone by – and for the last two years, the top of my “good” list- has been my decision to FINALLY get my breasts altered with Dr. Pousti. Having small boobs and a bigger frame has always been a source of insecurity for me growing up and through adulthood as well- although I never opted out of going to the pool or wear a sports bra at a gym, I was always self conscious of my chest and it made me fell less of a woman- I know its awful to admit, and we should be confident who we are in other areas other than looks, but I’m just telling the truth as far as how I personally felt. – making the decision to go was a tough one, all my friends insisted that I didn’t need to “get my boobs done” and that “i’m not that kinda girl who gets fake boobs” but at the end of the day, I realized that I cant live my life based on other peoples opinions and unwarranted 2 cents - I made the appt. with Dr. Pousti and was a little nervous for our first encounter- am I really doing this? My nerves were immediately dismissed once I met Dr. Pousti. He was so kind, professional, patient and helpful. He wasn’t pushy and gave honest answers to my millions of questions that I had. The staff there is amazing too- everyone is so nice and makes you feel as comfortable as possible- especially since most patients are there discussing their big big insecurities…(shout out to Cindy! I love her!) – Anyway, my main concern was that I wanted my new pair to look NATURAL- but I didn’t want small boobs, I wanted to fill out swimsuits well – just something that matched my 5′8″ 150lb frame- 2 years later, I’m STILL enamored with my results. I went from a 34B to a 34D – Not only do they look natural like I had asked, but they feel and maneuver like real boobs too! I still get complements about how great they look by my friends who know they are fake, as well as others who have no idea- (a bit creepy, but hey! I admit! I love it!) My decision to get the surgery was the best decision I made in 2011- and in a way boosted my confidence to get a new job in 2012- Shopping is now fun, I don’t dread trying on bras or swimsuits and all my clothes look 10x sexier. I’m thoroughly pleased and would recommend anyone to take the step with Dr. Pousti.
After having my third child at 40, my breasts did not bounce back like they had after my first two children. So at 46, I decided to take the plunge and get a breast augmentation. I knew what I wanted – full breasts with cleavage but still be able to wear a tank top without a bra. As an RN, I wanted someone professional and honest. Dr. Pousti is just that. He is more than a doctor, he is an artist using pictures I chose to create the breasts that I wanted. He explained everything in detail to me and even involved my husband in the experience. His office staff were more than wonderful and I felt right at home the moment I walked into his office. The surgical experience and aftercare was exemplary. I decided on silicone breast implants per his recommendation and they feel very natural. It has been a year since my BA and I am extremely happy with my breasts.
It is truly difficult to find the words to fully express how amazing I feel and how happy I
am. I thank you. The moment I walked through the doors of your beautiful office, I felt
the presence of care. Your staff is amazing. I have never seen an entire medical staff with
so much professionalism and understanding under the same roof. Every day, I look at
myself in the mirror I feel self confidence. I am genuinely happy with my results.
Dr. Pousti, your advice, professionalism and pure talent, gave me all that I could ever
ask for, especially for a first time plastic surgery patient.
My Heartfelt thanks
P.S. Thanks for making me realize that a “C” cup would not have complimented my
curves. I am definitely, loving my new “D” cup, and my new expensive bras J
I am a 28 year old mother of two that has been contemplating breast augmentation for the past 10 years but recently got serious about it in the fall of 2012. While researching online, I came across Dr. Tom Pousti. His website was very educational, included pictures, testimonials and other resources. He is a board certified surgeon with excellent reviews and practices in my hometown of San Diego so I scheduled my consultation right away.
As soon as I met Dr. Pousti, I knew I found the perfect doc. He is a gifted surgeon with a kind heart and a fun, friendly personality. The staff is very caring and supportive, the thought of surgery is very scary for me but everyone made me feel so comfortable right away. Dr. Pousti was very informative; he addressed all of my questions and concerns, I even got to speak with other patients and see their results in person.
I gave Dr. Pousti a very general idea of what I wanted and with his credentials, reviews and experience I trusted he would make the right choices regarding this procedure, and that he did. I am now 7 weeks post op and I look and feel great. My breasts are now proportionate to my body and I feel so much more comfortable and confident in my own skin. I am so happy that I was bold enough to go through with it and very thankful to have found Dr. Pousti.
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I never imagined how much I could love my own breasts! After having two daughters both under 3 and actively playing soccer you can imagine the incredible damage that took on my body and breasts. It all started when my second daughter was 4 months old and I put myself on a strict diet and workout plan to get to the body size and fit I always wanted. During the first month of my routine my younger sister announced she was getting a breast augmentation by none other than the wonderful Dr. Pousti. After seeing my sisters ridiculously quick recovery for someone with no pain tolerance, I had to meet this now to me famous Dr. So I went to a follow up appointment with her. I loved how caring and personable everyone in the office was and how comfortable they made you feel. I couldn’t wait to set up my own consultation myself once I reached my body goals just a few months later. From May to Nov. Now it was my turn! I set my consultation date and within one week I was scheduled for surgery the following week. I figured if I was going to do it, it better be ASAP! Right before surgery I had a little bit of background with what to expect since both my mom and sister both had breast augmentations, specifically my sister since it was by the same Dr. But Dr. Pousti and his staff couldn’t have prepared me more! Everything was exactly planned and coordinated day of surgery as explained in per surgery appointment. There was nothing to worry about! Everyone at the surgery center was amazing too! Before I knew it I was in recovery being pampered. I got home had amazing help but Dr. Pousti himself called the first day to check on my progress himself along with his wonderful girls in the office everyday after until my next appointments for two weeks straight each day! Since then I am two weeks out and never felt better. I am still the type A go go go mom dying to get back to working out and on the soccer field but just more confident and happy with how I look and feel doing just plain old everyday things. I can’t wait to see how I am 6 weeks from now! I couldn’t imagine not have doing it at this point and wonder why I didn’t do it sooner! There is no other Dr for this kind of job but Dr. Pousti!!!!!!
My experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff was simply, remarkable. I found Dr. Pousti over the internet while doing research about breast revision surgery. I had my initial breast augmentation ten years earlier with a local doctor, but with time and weight loss, my breasts had simply begun sagging and I lost so much volume that I was extremely unhappy. The doctor that I had my first surgery with moved his office out of state, so I started to check on other out of state surgeons. I knew I wanted someone I could trust. I knew I wanted to feel comfortable with not only the doctor but the staff as well. My husband was a bit apprehensive at first with the fact that Dr. Pousti was in San Diego and we were in Texas. But, I told him I wanted to fly out to his office for the initial consultation and I would make my decision after I met him and his staff. That’s all it took! Everyone in his office was wonderful. They answered all of my questions, they made me feel very confident and Dr. Pousti himself, really made me feel at ease with having a lift. Although at first we had discussed a partial lift, I ended up having a full lift and I am so thankful that I took that route. I had complete and total confidence in his ability to make my breasts look the way I wanted them to and he did exactly that! The shape of my breasts are exactly like the ones in the pictures I had brought to his office during the initial consultation. I knew that before, during and after the surgery I could contact his office at anytime with any questions or concerns and I would always get a quick response. He is a brilliant surgeon and it was well worth the trip! Dr. Pousti truly cares about his patients and wants to make certain that they are pleased with the results. His staff was amazing! I am so glad that I found his website and did my research. He is truly an artist!
After 3 children and many years of waiting, I finally went ahead with my breast surgery. I did a lot of research and settled with Dr. Pousti. I loved all the information and pictures on his website and I knew I had made the right choice at my consultation. The staff in the office are great, as are the surgery staff and Dr. Pousti is a warm, caring person who listens to what you want and hope to achieve. I told him what I would like to look like and gave him some pictures for a general idea, so when he asked me again on the day of surgery if I had a implant size in mind I told him I would leave that up to him as he had done this many times and I trusted him to choose for me. I made the right decision, he did a fantastic job and I love my new breasts. I decided to go with silicone as I preferred the feel of them. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone who is considering any type of plastic surgery. He, and his staff, are the best!
When I first decided that I wanted to get implants, I researched the numerous doctors in Southern California. One of my friends told me about Dr. Pousti and how happy she was with her surgery. I went in to get more information and to see what Dr. Pousti recommended. After doing research for pictures, I found some that I really liked and had taken them in. Dr. Pousti agreed that the pictures could easily be doable for my shape and size. The morning of my surgery, I was really nervous. I had walked into the operating room and was instantly calmed by the nurses and Dr. Pousti. When I woke up in the recovery room, I was tired and a little sore, until it was time to get dressed to leave, then I realized how much pain I was in. That night was hard, I was tired, not used to having to sit up to sleep, and really sore. Taking the pain medication helped and I was able to get some rest. After the first 5 days, I was able to stop taking the pain meds and was able to take tylenol, and two weeks after, I was able to stop taking medication all together. The first month after, I was getting excited about my new boobs. My ex-husband, did not care for them (which is why he is my ex). But my now husband loves them! Now it is almost 3 years later, and I feel so confident about myself. I have friends that compliment me on how nice they look so natural. For getting silicone implants, I was a little worried, but I wanted the most natural look and feeling. I have had people who did not believe me that they were implants. Thank you do much Dr. Pousti and staff for the kindness you have shown me throughout the process. Dr. Pousti, you are the best and I will recommend anyone to see you for any type of plastic surgery!
I went to see Dr. Tom Pousti 8 years ago because I was unhappy with my breast after having my first child. Dr. Pousti was always kind and very comforting to me throughout my experience with him. I choose him for breast augmentation because when I went for my consultation he really understood that I was trying to achieve a natural breast size that fit my body type. He did such an excellent job, my cup size is perfect for my body. After my surgery, the staff always kept in touch and made sure that I was healing well and happy. It has been 8 years now, and since, I have had 3 more children and breast feed them all! I had no trouble breast feeding, and my breast still look as perfect as the day Dr. Pousti put them in. Dr. Pousti has a gift, he always treats every patient as if they are beautiful and special. I also wanted to note that I have no scars!! I am going to back to Dr. Pousti soon for a tummy tuck, and I would trust no one else but Dr. Pousti with my body, he is truly an artist.
This was my first plastic surgery experience and I had no idea what to
expect going in except hopefully bigger boobs. I was referred to Dr. Pousti
by a friend of a friend who recently got Breast Augmentation through him.
Its been two weeks since my surgery and I am Very Happy not only with the
results but with my overall experience. The staff at Dr. Pousti’s office
are so nice and helpful. They have made me feel so comfortable since day 1
at my first consultation and have been consistent throughout. Not only are
they nice but they are also very informative! Any questions you have, they
are there to help
On the day of surgery I was really nervous and Dr. Pousti and his nurses
did everything they could to comfort me. I feel horrible for not
remembering the nurse’s name that went into surgery with me but she was
Fantastic! Super funny and she made my husband and I laugh and feel really
comfortable. Dr. Pousti is great at what he does, my husband and I felt so
comfortable with him and his team. I know I used the word “Comfortable” a
lot but to me that is so important when you are going into surgery.
Lastly, the results! I am VERY HAPPY with my results as well (which is also
very important) I got 457 cc Silicone implants and its only been two weeks
and they feel so natural. My first day back at work all the girls in the
office wanted Dr. Pousti’s info! Lol
Dr. Pousti is a great Doctor and his team is Awesome, I am so happy I went
through them for my surgery
I had small uneven breasts all my life. After having 3 kids they became even smaller (AA). I couldn’t fill even the smallest size A bras in any store. It made me feel so abnormal and I hated looking at myself in the mirror even though my husband was completely satisfied with me. I thought about Breast Augmentation for years but I was always afraid of the risks and it looking too fake on my petite sized body. I didn’t want huge dome shaped breasts to flaunt to the world. I wanted full breasts that looked nice and natural in the nude but not obvious with normal clothes on that would raise questions at the next PTA meeting.
I interviewed several doctors in La Jolla because my friends had referred them, but to be honest, I wasn’t pleased with their photos, and these doctors didn’t take the time to ask what I really wanted. THANKFULLY, I came across Dr. Pousti’s website. He had TONS of before/after photos of all the work he did all online. This proved to me that he was really experienced esp with women with petite bodies. During my consultation, I found him and the staff to be very friendly and caring. I particularly appreciated the way he allowed me to talk to any of his patients that were there at the time, I was able to ask them ANYthing! That really says a lot about Dr. Pousti, he has nothing to hide.
We discussed the breast size and look I wanted, we went over sample photos right before surgery. I wanted silicone implants, to be a small C with some fullness on top but gradual sloping. The procedure didn’t take long at all, I was out of the surgery center in 3 hours. The first few days of recovery were pretty painful but manageable with the medications. My husband was a huge help esp with all our kids, one being only 15 months old. When I saw the results during my follow up visit, I was extremely PLEASED. Dr. Pousti achieved my goals to a T. I have no idea how he did it! I love how I fit into my clothes and the fact that no one can tell I had a breast augmentation. But underneath, they’re VERY nice, even, and full and look awesome in a bikini and lingerie. I used to slouch a lot being embarassed about my flat chest, but now I have better posture with all the confidence I’ve gained. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone interested in a breast augmentation, he is a true ARTIST!!!
Ever since high school I have always been unhappy with the way I looked. As time went on, I began considering getting a \”boob job\” but then life just got busy. Over the next 10 years after high school I got married and had 2 kids. Well, after my 2nd pregnancy I was at my lowest point of basically hating how I looked. I finally began looking for Drs in my area and after a few searches I found Dr Pousti. I made my consult and I knew he was the one. His staff was awesome and he was great at answering all my questions. I ended up calling back a few weeks later to schedule my surgery. I am now 2 weeks post op and I could not be happier. The week before surgery Dr P called me himself to check on me and see if I had last minute questions as well as his staff called the day before. The day of surgery it was hard to be nervous because all the staff at the surgery center made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Since the surgery his staff has called every day to check on me and see if I have had any questions. All in all I had to best experience and I would tell anyone he is the Dr to go to. All my appointments have been great. Him and his staff are very professional and caring. Oh and I am extremely happy with my results. Dr. Pousti gave me exactly what I wanted and I am finally comfortable with my body! Thank you!
I chose him because he is the best Doctor in San Diego based on quality, care, and experience. I used to work in a medical spa in La Jolla where I had the opportunity many times to choose one of the doctors we worked with there but I still didn’t feel sure about my choice until I met Dr. Pousti. I made my consultation appointment and on the same day decided to come back and book my Breast Augmentation surgery. I had my surgery the week after that consultation on a Wednesday. I was so impressed by Dr. Pousti ability to make me feel comfortable about the procedure. His staff were experienced, beautiful and provided all the material I needed to feel confident about my new breasts. Many of the photos of past clients and even live testimonials helped me with my decision. I couldn’t wait to have my breasts done. After my surgery I went back for a follow up appointment and was more the satisfied with the result. I felt as if all the staff including Dr. Pousti were as family and made me feel supported and comfortable every step of the way. Now I am 2 weeks after surgery, not even fully healed and I have relieved so many compliments from friends and family. I definitely would recommend Dr. Pousti for Breast Augmentation for anyone interested in this particular procedure. I feel so much more confident and sexy! Thank you Dr. Pousti!
I went through Dr Pousti to have a breast enhancement procedure. The reason that I wanted this procedure done is because Ive always wanted larger breast and my body would not grow them on it’s own. I met with Dr. Pousti and after my consultation with him I decided to go through with the procedure and I’m truly happy that I did it. Dr. Pousti is a wonder Surgeon and his staff is amazing as well; they have a great team at Dr Pousti’s office. Dr Pousti gave me everything that I was wanting from the look that I was going for, to the size and shape. I have gel silicone implants, the first four days of my recovery was intense just because of the pain from having surgery which is normal, I had my surgery on July 20, 2012 and my new boobies look amazing! I love them!!!!!
-It has now been 4 months since my procedure and my new boobies look better every day I’m completely inlove with them and so happy that I had the procedure! I am also very thankful that I went through Dr Pousti, and I recommend him to anyone looking for a Plastic Surgeon!
I’m giving this rating because, before I had my procedure with Dr Pousti, I had contemplated for a few years about whether I wanted to get breast implants or not. I had small breast but they were cute but I always wanted them to be bigger but they wouldn’t grow. One day I was talking to a friend, and she told me she had went through Dr Pousti and recommended him to me so I had my consultation with Dr Pousti, he and his whole staff are amazing and make you feel very comfortable, that day I deiced that I was going to get breast implants. It honestly was thee best decision that I’ve ever made and totally worth the money! Dr Pousti gave me exactly what I wanted, from the type of implant to the size, to the shape, to the closeness of the breasts. They look fantastic and I’m so happy that I went through Dr. Pousti. I recommend him to everyone who is planning on getting breast implants.
To say that Dr. Tom Pousti is an incredibly gifted surgeon would be an understatement. The compassion and professionalism he shows is evident everywhere in his practice; from his professionalism and knowledge of the specifics of my case, to his staff’s conscientious care of me. He has a kind, gentle and patient manner that helped me feel relaxed and comfortable. I felt, without hesitation, that I was receiving the very best care, and that he understood all of my individual challenges as well as making sure I understood what to expect. He listened to me that I wanted to achieve a natural looking outcome. Not only did he strive to get the results I wanted, but the results were better than I had ever envisioned. His excellent care is extended to even his post-surgical care. I received frequent phone calls from his office to check on my well-being and progress, even between office check-ups. He gave me a bouquet of flowers at my first post-operative check-up; he is such a nice, caring, thoughtful man. He went the extra mile to make sure my experience and outcome were better than what I expected. My personal results are so natural looking and beautiful that no one would know unless I told them; which is exactly what I wanted! I highly recommend Dr. Pousti, he is THE BEST. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.
As soon as I met with Dr. Pousti, I knew I had found the doctor to perform my breast augmentation. Not only is Dr. Pousti amazing, but his staff is top notch as well. All of my nervousness went away after my consultation with him, and I booked my surgery that same day! I was looking for a doctor who not only had the best credentials, but someone who made me feel at ease. I had been contemplating surgery for about 2 years, but wanted to be sure about moving forward with it, and wanted to find the right doctor. I was so impressed with Dr. Pousti and his staff each and every time I spoke or met with them. From the person who makes the appointments, to the surgery nurse, to Dr. Pousti — everyone – wonderful people! My surgery was 6 months ago, and I love the results. I am 48 yrs. old, and went from a saggy C cup to a DD, and now I feel so much more confident about the way I look and how my clothes fit. I had no problems with the surgery or recovery. Dr. Pousti is one of a kind and an exceptional human being and doctor. Very caring and dedicated to his work and to his patients. I was there for a follow up visit the week of my birthday, and Dr. Pousti and his staff gave me a beautiful vase full of flowers. So very nice. If you are looking for an excellent doctor who will give you excellent results, look no further. Dr. Pousti is the best.
I am a board certified M.D. and surgeon and I just had my consultation with Dr. Tom Pousti for breast augmentation. I have considered the surgery for several years, but my family and profession always took precedence. Now that I am “stable” (i.e. not planning more pregnancies and no longer in training), I am ready to proceed. While their are many upsides to being a physician and having a surgical procedure done, the downside is my fear is exaggerated as I know every single possible risk or complication! Updated on 9 Nov 2012:
I am a physician who would like to preserve my privacy, but the greatest thank you I can give Dr. Tom Pousti is to write this review.
I would STRONGLY recommend any patient considering breast augmentation to schedule a consult with Dr. Pousti.
He is an exceptional surgeon, an ethical physician, passionate about his profession and humble about his phenomenal work.
After much research and waiting, it was due to this combination of qualities that I chose Dr. Pousti as my plastic surgeon.
AND I have no financial or professional gain by telling you this info – my relationship with Dr. P is as a patient only!
Also I want to thank all you lovely ladies who shared your story on Real Self.
You are so sweet and supportive, I couldn’t imagine going through this without you.
I only told my husband and friend who helped take care of me after the surgery.
So here are my numbers:
I am 38 years old, I have two children who I breast fed both for 8 months.
I am 5′7″ and weigh 120 pounds.
Dr. Pousti placed 338cc Naturalle Silicone, under the muscle, periareolar both sides (Keller Funnel Method).
Dr. Pousti asks for you to bring photos of what you like and dislike.
I will upload my collage that I gave him the day of my surgery.
I am at post-op week two and couldn’t be happier.
I worked out as usual (for me 4 -5 days/week; mostly aerobic stuff with some weights)
I did take the Make Me Heal Plastic surgery suppliments 2 weeks before the surgery: $60 on Amazon
And also took Arnica Montana 30x 250 tablets: I took 4 pills four times a day 1 week before surgery and am still using: $8 on Amazon
I read and re-read Dr. Pousti’s website:
About the Doctor
Breast Augmentation : ALL of the links (I esp liked the pre/post-op/choosing your size links)
FOLLOW my Journey from Start to Finish (a link on the left side of his webpage) – I really liked this one
In the Operating Room
And of course his Before and After Photos
Also enjoyed this from Real Self:
My husband took the kids for 2 days after my surgery (done on a Friday and kids and hubby were back on Sunday) and my friend took care of me while the family was away.
I took off 9 days total and feel great. I have a busy schedule (see about 35-40 patients/day and perform surgeries 1-2 times a week).
I started working out again at POD(post op day)#11, did the reclined bike and did a Zumba class POD#12!
I am still wearing my surgical bra – boo hoo! But will do as instructed (will need to wear for 4 weeks total) to keep them to continue to drop.
Sorry I am back to work and super busy but will try to give you more info/photos ASAP!
Good luck to everyone and again Thanks!
I found him on the internet. His website, yelp, realself, vitals, and healthgrades I can honestly say as a physician AND patient, Dr. Tom Pousti has won me over. I had my consult yesterday and was more than pleased with the experience. First he is double board certified in surgery and plastics. He has had 15 years experience with cosmetic surgery. He has worked with his scrub nurse and anesthesiologist for over 10 years in the same hospital (this is key – decreasing variables has been shown to increase success rate). He is married with 5 children (again the decrease of variable factors – i.e. his social life is stable). His staff is exceptional as well. Vanessa was very knowledgeable and friendly as well. Not only did she address my concerns about the risks of the procedure, she conveyed my message to Dr. Pousti regarding my husband’s hesitancy. I have been with my husband for almost 20 years and he prefers I do not have surgery. Dr. Pousti stated he has had many patients with similar spousal concerns and recommended he meet with my husband and I before making any decisions. This was a huge relief for me because it demonstrated Dr. Pousti and his staff understand my husband’s concerns and ultimately realize I need my spouse’s support. All I can say is I am more than excited to be seeing Dr. Pousti again in the near future.
Dr. Pousti is as professional as they come. His work is second to none and he gives straight forward advice to prospective clients. For first timers, such as myself, I needed a considerate guide to help me navigate through my breast enhancement procedure. He laid out possible obstacles as well as expectations after surgery. I am proud to have him as my doctor and I have referred him to my closest friends. I love my new additions and I will definitely return if I need any more work.
Thank you Card:
Everything about my experience with Dr. Pousti has exceeded my expectations. I was extremely nervous during my first consultation, and I was immediately put at ease by the entire staff as well as the doctor. We discussed my expectations and desired results as well as the specifics of the procedure. His confidence in his knowledge showed early on. I was told to provide before/after photos prior to my appointment. Based on the photos and our conversation, we quickly had the decisions made of silicone gel implant, going thru the nipple and under the muscle. I tried on various sizes of implant, settling on 425cc for a rough estimate. I was able to see one of his patients 3 days post op during that consultation and was impressed by not only his work but the wonderful testimonial that patient had.
During my pre op appointment another patient was willing to show her progress, and she was 3months post op. Seeing the two patients, in various stages of healing time gave me a good indication on what my process would be like. On the day of the surgery, the team at the surgical center was so professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. I was nervous and everyone put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. The doctor and I discussed my desired results, and since I had very little to work with (I was a 32 B) he explained he would do everything he could to get me my desired size (425 cc) to achieve roughly a full C, small D. Happily, he was able to do more, which ended up giving me 457cc silicone gel implant.
I can’t say enough about how thorough and thoughtful his entire staff has been. I received a phone call every day for 2 weeks after surgery, and every question or concern was addressed. I had my follow up appointment 4 days after surgery and was beyond impressed with the minimal swelling and ZERO bruising I had! I had another follow up appointment the next week and saw even more improvement on reduced swelling and healing. I was shown massage techniques to start helping the implant to settle into the pocket. Now, 3 weeks after surgery I finally had the white steri strip bandages removed from the incisions and I cannot begin to tell you what a relief it was to see how minimal my scar is! The healing process has already begun and I know my results will continue to improve. Anyone who is considering breast augmentation needs to visit Dr. Pousti. He is sincere and genuine, truly wants the best outcome for his patients and it shows in his work!
Pros: Knowledgable, professional and confident. Truly caring staff. Great follow through.
Cons: the only downside I have experienced is I have a weak stomach for anesthesia and was vomiting my first 24hrs. However, the staff at the office was helpful in giving us tips to help subside my nausea.
So far, I can already tell I have more confidence. I feel my body is the way it should have been, much more proportionate and I can’t wait for bikini season!
Thank you Dr Pousti for everything you have done to add to my life!
My experience with Doctor Pousti falls nothing short of incredible. From my first consult to follow up appointments, him and his staff were completely accommodating, kind, and friendly. There was no pressure to rush a surgery date or schedule it any sooner than I was ready to do so. The entire process was clear and concise, which added to my comfort and ease with the procedure. I had no qualms or worries with Pousti or his staff; it was the genuine care for me that they all had that blew me away. My husband was deployed at the time of the surgery, and I got more “Hey Deej, how are you feeling today?” “Are you feeling lonely? Would you like to chat?” calls from him and his staff than I did my counselor (and my counselor is incredible at what he does too, so that says something!).
Pousti’s desire to understand my goals for the procedure and my lifestyle was crucial in choosing him as my surgeon. I have worked very hard on building a healthy lifestyle, and in doing so I have lost 100 lbs. The thought of handing my hard earned and toned body to a careless surgeon for a breast augmentation terrified me. My worst nightmare would be a botched boob job on the body I have spent years developing. Seeing the immense care and respect Pousti showed me and all his patients solidified that he was the surgeon for me.
The result? A set of dream-come-true perfect breasts that allow me to continue my active lifestyle, and give me those sexy curves up top to match my new figure. I LOVE the outcome, and I absolutely, without a doubt, could not be happier. I could write PAGES on my experience with Doctor Pousti, but the bottom line is, I am so incredibly elated. Pousti is my guy!!
Dear Dr. Pousti:
I’m currently in Afghanistan and want to thank you so much for taking care of my wife. She has wanted this surgery for a very long time. She’s always felt like she wasn’t complete and it made me very sad to see her like that. She’s an amazing woman and is so humble and brave. I couldn’t be there for the surgery but am so happy to say that you took care of her just as I would have and I’m forever thankful for that. You treated her so sweetly and gave her an amazing new body. She looks amazing and I can’t believe how good of a job you did on her. You’re an amazing surgeon and an amazing person.
I was really uncomfortable with the way my breasts looked before my surgery. I visited many doctors in the San Diego area and none of them made me feel as comfortable as Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff did! He was honest, welcoming, and easy to talk to. When I first met him I immediately noticed that he was that type of doctor that truly cares about his patients and their personal goals that they want to achieve through plastic surgery. Prior to my surgery Dr. Pousti gave me one on one time to talk to some of his previous patients that were visiting for follow up appointments in the office that day. His work was amazing to see in person and I never spoke to one patient that was unsatisfied with their result. My surgery came out amazing! I am just over two months and I love the way I look! Dr. Pousti has truly changed the way I feel about myself. I would definitely recommend him!
I am so grateful and happy I found Dr. Pousti! He’s such an exceptional surgeon and person. I had been to 9 other surgeons before I chose him. As soon as I met him and began talking to him I knew I had found my surgeon! He gave me instant confidence and trust and felt super comfortable with him; something I hadn’t felt with other docs. He makes u feel like your his only patient. I loved how I was able to meet real life patients on my initial consultation and see their results and ask them questions. How amazing is that?!!! Also his staff (the girls) are so nice, friendly,wonderful, and attentive. They make u feel at home:) Furthermore my experience with Dr. Pousti has been extraordinary!! I would 100% recommend him to anyone in a heart beat. I love my results I am extremely grateful and appreciative to him. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin, feel sexier, my self esteem and confidence are up there! I finally have PERKY BREASTS!!:D I don’t leave the bra store feeling frustrated and upset anymore, on the contrary, can’t decide! So once more if you are looking for the best Pousti is the way to go, he’s the whole package and more! He will make you feel at ease about your procedure; I remember because I was a nervous wreck. In fact, I plan on going back for a second to go a little bigger;)
Everything was great. From helping to calm my nerves, to a price that would allow me to keep my house I went into surgery nervous, yes, but of course confident that I was in good hands!! I was incredibly nervous about BA surgery. But Dr. Pousti and staff helped make the entire experience wonderful. The office staff even keeps and eye on my kiddo during post-op exams. It was a blessing to find a doctor that could make me feel so at ease. Thanks Dr. Pousti and his staff!! You all rock!
Its never easy to make a decision regarding permanently changing your physical appearance. Especially these days when there are so many phony doctors out there. The internet doesn’t ease that decision any. Fake reviews, artificial photos, etc. I read several reviews regarding Dr. Pousti. My first thought? This guy is too good to be true. No way he’s really that good. I was wrong. I’ve always believed in natural beauty. I don’t wear make-up. I’ve never dyed my hair. I rarely cut it. The closest I’ve come to cosmetically altering my appearance was Lasik. So, going from not wearing foundation to breast augmentation was a decision I did not take lightly. While my husband’s deployed, I’m on a mission to lose the weight our son had graciously given me. As his homecoming nears, I was thrilled that my waist line has shrunk, but discouraged that my breast line followed suit. So, after discussing it via Skype and emails, we decided to go for it. I was so nervous that when Dr. Pousti called the night before, I asked if he’d allow me to bring my husband’s dog tags along to help put me at ease. He approved without hesitation! As I started to fall asleep, both Dr. Pousti and Helen (nurse) held my hands (and my hubby’s dog tags). When I woke, the first thing they did was return my dog tags. They called every day for a while after my surgery. And didn’t make me feel silly for calling them for every little thing that I noticed. I never felt like I was asking a dumb question. Or like I was being a bother with my questions. Here I am, a month later. My husband is due home soon, I could not be MORE pleased with my results, and would absolutely recommend Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff to anyone considering BA.
I had been considering a breast augmentation since I was 16. I had put itoff for several reasons, school, age, work etc. I was always frustrated not being able to wear low cut tops, wearing undershirts with low tops, bikinis not looking sexy, sewing low cut dress because of my lack of cleavage and breasts. I was always very self-conscious about my breasts. Finally early 2012 I decided I wanted to get them done before the end of year. I did tons of research; what kind of implant, incision, under the muscle over the muscle, etc. I met with a few other surgeons before I met with Dr. Pousti. I was referred to Dr. Pousti from my close friends who had a breast augmentation with him too. I decided to meet with Dr. Pousti because of the large amount of before and after pictures and how good the after pictures were in comparison to the before. I was stunned! I spent hours and hours researching him and looking at all the pictures. I finally scheduled my consultation for early May 2012 (now age 23). The moment I walked into his office, the staff made me feel welcome and comfortable. Everyone was very nice and genuine. I talked to one of the girls who asked what I wanted, how big, the look etc. They showed me an informative video and more before and after pictures before meeting Dr. Pousti for the first time. Finally 15-20 minutes later I got to meet the famous Dr. Pousti. I relaxed the moment he walked in. He was calm, kind, caring, and very professional. He took his time to answer all my questions whereas the other surgeons I met with were all in a rush to get to the next patient. I spent about 2 hours there for my first consultation and before it even ended I had made a decision…Dr. Pousti was the one! I scheduled my surgery for late July …I know it is an odd time of the year for surgery but I didn’t care, I wanted my new boobs. I went back in for a few more consultations; I brought pictures of what I wanted as required by Dr. Pousti. I explained I wanted a natural look and a size proportionate to my body type. I also explained to him I wanted cleavage which was something I lacked and was very important to me. I originally had in mind 500-550cc’s based on the implants I tried on at other surgeons’ office…Dr. Pousti doesn’t let his patients try on implants. He explained to me that they are not representative of what you will get… and boy was he right! He suggested I go bigger because of my wide shoulders, hips and height…I told him to do what he thinks will look good, he’s the professional. I trusted him 100% and I will never regret it! I went in for surgery on JuIy 19th and went home same day. The surgery staff was equally nice and welcoming. They helped me laugh and relax telling me how hot I was going to look in a few hours. After surgery Dr. Pousti and his staff called me every day to see how I was doing, I totally was not expecting this. They truly do go above and beyond. I was able to go back to work 6 days after surgery; I am a realtor so my work is very light. I am not even two months out and I am excited to see what my final results will be like, right now they look and feel amazing and I cannot imagine how much better they will look! I ended up getting 675 cc’s, saline, under the muscle; taking me from a small B to a full D and achieved the cleavage I longed for. Dr. Pousti was right about going bigger; it’s the perfect size for me and my body type. I am glad I trusted Dr. Pousti, he truly is the best! Thanks to his amazing job my confidence is a lot greater than before. I get tons of compliments on how good I look, but no one knows why. My breasts look super natural which is exactly what I wanted. I can wear things I never thought I could; from low cut tops to long form fitting gala dresses. I am ecstatic with my results and I know if ever need to go back (maybe after I have kids) I will definitely go to Dr. Pousti. A million thanks will never be enough to show how happy and grateful I am with my results. Thanks Dr. Pousti and staff, I wish you all a life time of successful surgeries and happy patients. The work was amazing and treatment wonderful. I am more than satisfied. XOXOHappy Pousti Patient since July 2012
Hi, I am a single mom I had been planning on having a breast augmentation for three years and now that its finally done I am aboslutely extatic! My experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff was more then I could ever ask for. Since I have been waiting to do this surgery for awhile now, I was extremely impatient to schedule appointments and Dr.Pousti’s office was extremely flexible and really accomidated me. I love his personality and his sense of humor, it made going into sugery much less scary and the time passed much faster the day of my surgery. I just want to say thank you to him and his office staff. They are funny and professional which makes for a very good chemistry which keeps smiles on his patience faces.
Before visiting Dr. Pousti’s office, I consulted other surgeons but did not feel comfortable with them or their staff. Dr. Pousti is not only a great physician but is also very personable and has good energy about him. The same applies to all the nice ladies who work in his practice. After my breast augmentation, Margie was always there for me with any questions I had. It has been five years since I had my breast surgery and I am very happy with my results. Throughout the process, from the initial consultation to the after-care visits, the entire staff has always been patient, attentive, caring, knowledgeable, and friendly. The office is always clean and comfortable. After 5 years, I continue to have nothing but the most positive feelings about my “new” self. I constantly think about how wonderful Dr. Pousti and the rest of his staff are and thank everyone again! I would not hesitate to use Dr. Pousti again in the future and would recommend him highly to my very best friends and family.
Im 56 and after a lot of years of thinking about a BA/lift I finally did it!! If you are my age and thinking about it” I say go for it” I”m 9 days post op and my experience with Dr Pousti and his staff has been exceptional. Stay turn for more updates in the weeks to follow!
He is very professional and listened to what I wanted. I live and work in Orange County and it is worth the extra time/ travel when it comes to choosing Dr Pousti as your plastic surgeon!
I was contemplating breast augmentation surgery after having my two kids. I wanted fuller, nicer breast, with an extremely natural look. I was refereed to Dr. Pousti, and did a little research on him as well, I went in for a consultation and I knew he was the one. Dr. Pousti and his staff were great, answered all of my questions and really understood the look I wanted. After giving them pictures (what I liked, didn’t like, and the “IT” look”) and seeing other patients post ops in office (extremely helpful) I was tired of looking at boobs and was set on getting mine done and seeing my finished product! I am one week post op and I LOVE the look, I cannot wait until they are fully recovered and settled into place! The recovery has been great and speedy, office staff calls everyday and makes sure you are ok and don’t have any unanswered questions, which is very nice! Dr. Pousti and his team care about you and they will not let you down!
After my initial visit with Dr. Pousti and his staff I knew that this was the Dr. that I wanted to do my surgery!! Dr. Pousti takes the time to sit down with you and gets to know you and will figure out what results you are looking for and what he thinks is the best option for you. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon. My results are exactly what I wanted.
His staff is hands down the most caring, warm group of ladies you will every encounter. Every day they took the time to call and see if everything was going ok and if there was anything I needed. I wouldn’t go anywhere else “GO SEE DR. POUSTI” you will not be disappointed!!
As a mother of identical twin girls, (23 months old.) I was nervous about getting a breast augmentation. However, I was also dissapointed and insecure of what my breast looked like after I was done with breast feeding… Also, there were many other things on my mind. The what if’s… and my activity level of cleaning, cooking, taking care of the dog, a turtle and running a house hold, all on top of being a full time mom of two. Not to mention, myself independence of wanting to do all these things on my own. Who would be able to take on all of this and then take care of me? At the time, My husband was working out of town, so it also left me with a guilty feeling about doing this. How was I to know that everything would be okay with me down and out for a few days? After meeting Tom Pousti and thinking more about this, I started talking things over with my mom and mother in law to come into town and stay with me for the first few weeks. With the help and support, I finally made my decision to go thru with my surgery. I am truly happy that I did. I don’t even have to tell you about how genuine Doctor Tom’s entire office staff is. You will feel how warm and friendly they are on your first visit. Tom Pousti, not only helped me gain my self confidence, he helped me achieve my desired natural looking goal I was trying to achieve, he did more in a way words can’t describe. He is not just a doctor, who will help you achieve your personal goal, Listen to you and answer all your 100 questions during each visit but he goes the extra step, that no doctor I have ever met has gone. He treats you and his staff as he would his own family. Tom and his staff are very professional, personable, and a pleasure to be around. I was referred to Tom Pousti by a friend, and now I highly recommended him to anyone who may be interested in his services.
Dr. Tom Pousti and his staff are absolutely an amazing team! I had breast augmentation done in 2004 by Dr. Pousti and have been a client since. The difference between Dr. Pousti and other plastic surgeons is the fact that Dr. Pousti genuinely cares about you as a person and not just as a client. Dr. Pousti and his staff answered all questions in a timely manner and truly made me and my husband feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
I am constantly complimented on what a wonderful and natural job Dr. Pousti did. My main concern before undergoing surgery was the appearance of the scars once healed. I am more than ecstatic to share that the scars are not visible due to Dr. Pousti’s astounding job. Dr. Pousti and team are absolutely fantastic and have my highest recommendation!
Thank you for an admirably phenomenal job!
Dr. Pousti and his staff are wonderful. They always have time to fit me in and answer every question I have thoroughly and honestly. Dr. Pousti is very experienced with all different kinds of body types and will do what he can to make his patients happy. I am very satisfied with my new breasts and am very pleased that I chose Dr. Pousti! I will definitely refer him to everyone I know and use him for any future plastic surgery I may need.
I am 21 years old and had Dr. Pousti perform a breast augmentation on me 3 months ago. I was always self conscious about my breasts because being 5′10, and having a small B cup, I always felt like my body was not proportioned. After about two years of thinking of having my breasts done, I decided to visit Dr. Pousti, where two of my friends had their breasts done and gave him great reviews. During my consultation, Dr. Pousti and his staff made me feel very comfortable and not pressured. After talking with Dr. Pousti I felt very comfortable in going forward with my decision and getting my breast augmentation. I scheduled the appointment for a month later and the morning of my surgery at Alvarado Hospital I started to feel very nervous and started to re-think my decision. The nurse I had that morning was great though because she was very calming and then when I talked to Dr. Pousti, it took away my nerves and I was excited. When I woke up I was not in any pain thanks to the anesthesia and over the next few days I found it very easy to control the minor pain with pain medicine. The staff at Dr. Pousti’s office was great calling me every day just to make sure that everything was going good. They have the best customer service and never make you feel like they are too busy to help you. Luckily my breasts healed very easily and I was back to work 5 days post op. In the end I went from a 34b to a 34DD and couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone that is thinking about getting their breasts done! I am so happy and love my new breasts!
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.
So i research several doctors before finding Dr.Pousti online. I happened to find several positive reviews about him which persuade me to go in for a consultation with him :) Since the first day I met his staff and Dr. Pousti they were very attentive and knowledgeable about the procedure I was doing. They all have great attitudes and made me feel very comfortable after the fact I was very scared to do breast augmentation. Everyone from his intermediate staff to the surgery department were great people that made me feel welcomed, comfortable and happy. After my procedure Dr.Pousti’s staff made sure to call me everyday to make sure I was doing just fine, which my mother was very surprise and happy about also. I am very pleased with my breast augmentation with Dr.Pousti and glad i came across this specific surgeon If you are looking into any type of surgery, I definitely recommend you to go in for a consultation so you experience the positive atmosphere and work I did
Testimonial: My experience with Doctor Pousti falls nothing short of incredible. From my first consult to follow up appointments, him and his staff were completely accommodating, kind, and friendly. There was no pressure to rush a surgery date or schedule it any sooner than I was ready to do so. The entire process was clear and concise, which added to my comfort and ease with the procedure. I had no qualms or worries with Pousti or his staff; it was the genuine care for me that they all had that blew me away. My husband was deployed at the time of the surgery, and I got more “Hey Deej, how are you feeling today?” “Are you feeling lonely? Would you like to chat?” calls from him and his staff than I did my counselor (and my counselor is incredible at what he does too, so that says something!). Pousti’s desire to understand my goals for the procedure and my lifestyle was crucial in choosing him as my surgeon. I have worked very hard on building a healthy lifestyle, and in doing so I have lost 100 lbs. The thought of handing my hard earned and toned body to a careless surgeon for a breast augmentation terrified me. My worst nightmare would be a botched boob job on the body I have spent years developing. Seeing the immense care and respect Pousti showed me and all his patients solidified that he was the surgeon for me. The result? A set of dream-come-true perfect breasts that allow me to continue my active lifestyle, and give me those sexy curves up top to match my new figure. I LOVE the outcome, and I absolutely, without a doubt, could not be happier. I could write PAGES on my experience with Doctor Pousti, but the bottom line is, I am so incredibly elated. Pousti is my guy!!
Testimonial: I would like to thank Dr. Pousti and his staff for completly exceeding every expectation i had for my breast augmentation. I am 22 years old and heard about Dr. Pousti through a close friend who also had the same procedure. I was deployed when i made my final desision that i wanted to have my surgery and even thousands of miles away they accommodated to my needs. From the consultation, the surgery and even to today, two months later Dr. Pousti and his staff have been there every step of the way. I couldnt be happier with my results and will continue to recommend Dr. Pousti to any one interested in this procedure!
Testimonial: 1st Testimonial: I was nervous at first but it all went away on the day of my consultation with Dr. P and his staff. I was immediately comfortable with him and his staff. Dr. P is a down to earth doctor who listens to what you want and he will explain everything you need and want to know. His entire practice is all about the patient. After three previous consultations in the SD area Dr. P was the last I saw and I just knew right away he was the one I wanted to perform my breast augmentation. Working in the health care field I can say from the consultation to post-op I had the best experience a patient could have. The first time I saw my breasts I was in love with them and even though there was swelling they were perfect! The office calls you everyday 2 weeks post-op to ensure you are doing well and if you have any questions that may arise during your recovery. I had surgery 7 weeks ago and now I am out of the SD area so I am able to keep in touch with Dr. P’s office via email. If I had to do it all over again Dr. P is my number one choice!” 2nd Testimonial: My surgery a year ago went absolutely well and I just returned to the San Diego area for my 1 year follow up with Dr. Pousti and as always the visit was great. I love the work Dr. Pousti has done and I am so grateful and after a year my breasts have finally settled and look great as ever before. The office and staff (especially Vanessa) are always helpful. I wish every doctor was like Dr. Pousti!
Testimonial: I am a 22 year old patient of Dr. Pousti who is currently just one week out of surgery for breast augmentation. For many, many years I had been unsatisfied with my appearance, but did not actually consider taking action and literally changing anything about my appearance until very recently, when a good friend of mine introduced me to Dr. Pousti. Upon considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, I did some heavy research to be 100% sure that it was what I really wanted, and I finally wanted to feel great about myself. I started out as a 34B, but was hoping to become a full C or small D. I read everything I could about the procedure, and decided that there was no better time than now to go through with it. I apologize if this sounds like an exaggeration, and no one paid me to say this, but the reviews I read on every other surgeon paled in comparison to the rave reviews on Dr. Pousti by former patients, and believe me, his work almost seemed too good to be true. It turns out that I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Dr. Pousti was everything I was looking for in choosing the right surgeon, and more. When I finally went in for my first consultation after reading all of the reviews on him, it was like I was meeting a movie star! Not only that, but he had a wonderful sense of humor, was very understanding, patient, and ensured that I knew exactly what I wanted and that I wanted the procedure done for the right reasons. I informed him that my intent was for my breasts to be proportional to my body, noticeably larger, and with a bit of emphasis on cleavage, as I had none to start with, but at the same time I wanted a natural look. I appreciate that Dr. Pousti was very honest with me about the possibility of attaining those results, based on the characteristics of my body. He said, “Above all, we need to be realistic,” as far as the outcome of the results, which was a very accurate statement. The resulting size and appearance of my breasts would be what Dr. Pousti referred to as “Keep them guessing,” which I thought sounded great, since actual cup size, I learned, is only really determined once you start shopping for new bras, and the size of the implants is not measured by cup size. I received extensive pre-op and post-op instructions, which were more than helpful and left me with little to no questions. When I went in for my second follow up appointment after the surgery, I was shown the photo taken of myself before the procedure was done and I could not believe that girl was me. I was then introduced by one of the many wonderful ladies of Dr. Pousti’s staff to a patient soon to be undergoing the surgery, who wanted to ask me questions about the procedure and recovery. The fact that Dr. Pousti encourages current patients to give in-person testimonials to future patients really shows his confidence in his work, which I believe is very important when choosing a surgeon. Dr. Pousti truly is an artist, and I am extremely satisfied with my results so far, even after 1 week. I would like to take this opportunity to mention how fantastic and kind Dr. Pousti and his staff have been to me, all the way from first consultation to surgery, and even now, while I still receive daily phone calls from their office to check up on me and ask how I am feeling. Thank you for giving me flowers after my surgery by the way, ladies… it was such a sweet gesture! Rest assured, Dr. Pousti’s office will give you the genuine feeling that you are cared for as a patient, and it is evident in their professionalism, kindness, and eagerness to answer any and all questions. I cannot thank Dr. Pousti and his staff profusely enough for everything they have done, and I wish anyone considering this procedure in the future good luck.
Testimonial: Being transgender, with no breasts, I love boobs and missed having them. I decided to rectify this situation. I have girlfriends of varying breast size who have had “boob jobs”, so I was somewhat aware of what was achievable, If I was to make any impression on my chest, then I needed a specialist surgeon. I did the “net search”, enquired locally as well as the obligatory “Thai Hospital”. I ended up time and time again with my search for XL breast augmentation the same Southern Californian surgeon. Having decided to have a breast augmentation I also decided to go big as I had been wearing my EE false silicone prosthesis. I wore these for a year 24/7 right up to the operation so that I could as best as I cold be sure I was making the right decision. I am now 1 month post op, I have never had any doubts about my decision or the surgeon I chose. My scaring from the incisions barely visible, it is about 1” long on each breast around he lower edge of the aloa. The stitches were so so fine, I am so impressed. When considering my recovery, I have been very fast, on the better end of the advice I was given or better. I put this down to, yes a great surgical team, but when the surgery finishes, you have to do the rest. I have followed the postoperative advice to the letter. I am 63 Kg, 1.8m/ 5’11”. Through pilaties every day I have good core strength. This all helped me carefully moving post operation, so much that it was noted by the nurse I had to care for me for the first 24 hours from discharge. I have a very good diet and take particularly good care of myself. I look upon my surgery as life enhancing and I am so glad I did it. It is my intention to do it all again in a year or 2 to get me to the breast size I have always wanted. My skin can only stretch so far in one go, it is indeed stretching further that I had thought possible and twice as much as surgeons locally to me in Australia had suggested they could manage. I have 400 cc of Saline each side. Next time I will do the same again, same surgeon and ask the same of him, to make them as large as he can safely. I trusted him last time and I have every reason to do so again.
Testimonial: I’m mom to three wonderful little girls. My body went through major changes to bring them into this world and none of it regretted. Nursing the three of them changed my breasts drastically. I became increasingly more aware of the changes once I stopped nursing my third, and my self confidence started to lack. At only 30 years old, I really felt it was time to enjoy my body and be able to feel full and sexy going into my prime years. My husband and I did a lot of discussing the pros and cons of having a breast augmentation. Being the health conscious person I am, I take great pride in treating my family holistically and as natural as possible. I’m even known to go the extreme opposite of conventional medicine, so I battled with the thought of going through a breast augmentation that would introduce foreign materials into my body. Needless to say, there were many many hours of research done before finally deciding to go through with it. I consulted with two well known and highly recommended surgeons in San Diego before making my decision. I felt a great connection with both. The following two reasons (somewhat silly I admit) were the reasons I chose the surgeon I did. Reason one: He specializes in reconstructive surgery and works with situations that require major reconstruction of severely malformed breast. I have a sensitive body and tend to produce scar tissue easily so I figured if things did go wrong with mine, I was in good hands. Reason two: I had a size and look in my mind of what I wanted but ultimately I left it up to the surgeon and I figured a male would make my breasts look great and proportioned to my body. I was very nervous leading up to my surgery day. In fact, I almost cancelled. Instead, my surgeon called me personally to go over my fears and concerns. He did not try to push me either way in my decision to go forth. Instead, he recommended I dig deep inside and work through them before having the surgery. I decided not to cancel my appointment. The morning of I was a mess. Shaking, nauseous, just feeling like a total baby really. The surgical team was so amazing! Comforting me, trying to make me laugh and being very gentle and kind with their words and touch. My surgeon came in to reassure me before walking back to the OR. He asked what type of music I like. Walking back to the OR was a blur but when I got there they had my favorite music playing and I just broke down crying. On the table I climbed and my surgeon came over and held my hand, smiled at me and told me everything was going to be great as they sedated me, tears streaming down my face. I awoke to a wonderful nurse helping to wash my face and apply chapstick to my dry lips. Off I went home to rest, some pretty great meds in hand. Two days of off and on sleeping, a little discomfort and by day four I was up and feeling normal. The hardest part, trying to take it easy and NOT be the over-achiever mom I am to three young kiddos. I’m 6 months out from surgery and my new breasts feel completely normal and a part of me. Soft and very real feeling. I can play them up for bikinis or nights out, or play them down for work because of the size. My surgeon chose a great size proportioned to my body and no one can tell I had surgery. I had zero complications. Although a part of me wouldn’t mind going bigger, they are perfect for my body and going bigger comes with bigger risks. These are perfect for me! Dr. Pousti and his staff deserve a 5 star rating and more!
Testimonial: HAPPY AND THRILLED I am 38 years old, and I have three children. After the birth of my youngest child, I felt it was time mommy got some much deserved TLC. I wanted a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation. I first learned about Dr.Pousti through my friend. She told me she had done extensive research into the procedure and the doctors, and she chose Dr. Pousti. Her results were amazing. She raved about the care and attention she received. That\’s when I decided to call and make an appointment. I took my aunt that day for support and to get her opinion. When we left the office, I turned to my aunt and asked her what she thought. She did not have a single negative comment. In fact, she really liked Dr. Pousti. It was great. I called back two days later and scheduled my surgery. My overall experience from the first appointment to my five-week post-op has given me the results I hoped for. I feel blessed to have found Dr. Pousti. He and his team are wonderful. He is a very positive and caring person. At one point, I called the office to ask for advice and within 15 minute, he had returned my call. When I asked him to call me back to check in on me, he did! I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. If anyone were to ever ask me to recommend a plastic surgeon, hands down Dr. Pousti is the DOCTOR/MAN. Dr. Pousti and his staff ROCK. The care I received after surgery was great. I pray that Dr. Pousti and his staff continue to make a difference in people’s lives.
Testimonial: In 2009 I had a huge life style change. I moved out of my parents and started to really focus on bettering myself and my life style. I began to work out on a regular basis and starting eating healthier. After losing 35 pounds I couldn’t believe how great I looked and how much I improved myself. Then I started thinking “Well if only I had a more woman physic I would be complete”. I was AA naturally, so losing weight cause them to just disappear. I started to become really insecure and decided that I was going to get a breast Augmentation. I started researching and researching doctor after doctor and then I came across Dr. Pousti’s website. I read it from top to bottom looking at the photo galleries and reading the testimonials/reviews. Every single testimonial I read I could feel the happiness and excitement form these woman on how happy they were with the whole experience. I have never had a major surgery before and hearing the horror stories really made me cautious and careful when it came to deciding on a doctor. My other problem was I didn’t have the funds at the time for the surgery, but I couldn’t stop reading and looking at Dr Pousti’s Site. So I decided to keep researching and working out so that when it came time when I would have the funds, I would have the prefect Doctor and the perfect body. Well I became addicted with the idea and had to schedule a consultation with Dr Pousti. July 2010 I drove down to Dr Pousti’s Office in San Diego to meet with him. I brought along my boyfriend who was also eager to hear what his idea was for me. The staff of ladies in his office were amazing and so caring. They were so helpful and I felt so clam and relaxed since I was so nervous to meet Dr. Pousti. I have read and researched him so much that I felt like I was about to meet a movie star. Dr. Pousti introduced himself and shared some of his accomplishments and achievements. I still wasn’t exactly sure on what procedure I wanted so he was so helpful about helping me decide. At the end of the consolation they gave me a free bra and implants so I could go home and play around with my clothes and figure out the size I really wanted. March 2011 I was laid off from my job due to the economy and was devastated. Not only did the thought of not having a job killed me but I felt like I would never be able to afford my breast Augmentation. I was depressed and looking for a new job took so much out of me. Then June 2011, my boyfriend told me he had the money and that I should call Dr. Pousti office and schedule an appointment. I was so happy and so excited that I called right away. They had an opening about 3 weeks in advance in July and I booked it. I was so excited and the only thing I could do is count down the days. But after only 3 days I got called back, Vanessa one of Dr. Pousti amazing staff members called to tell me that they had a cancelation and I was the next in line so I was able to book my surgery at the end of June. Surgery day. My operation was scheduled at 8:00am and I had to be there 2 hours early for prepping. I was so nervous but never scared. The staff did an amazing job entertaining me and making me feel comfortable. Dr Pousti went over the surgery again with me and they took me to the surgery room. A little over an hour later, I woke up from the anesthesia and went home about an hour later. My healing process wasn’t bad I was up and walking around within 5 days. Now I am 6 months along and feel amazing. I ended up with 450 cc silicone in each breast making me a 34 DD. I am so happy with my results and still cant believe it when I look in the mirror. Thanks to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff, I am what I have always dreamed of being and with out his incredible work, I could have never and couldn’t even imagine feeling and looking the way I do now. Thank you so much Dr. Pousti. You are a life changer!
Testimonial: It has been almost a year since I had breast implant surgery performed by Dr. Tom Pousti. There has not been one minute since that day that I have regretted the surgery or the doctor. Both the results and Dr. Pousti are truly amazing, and have given me a renewed body image along with a much needed increase of self esteem. All through my teenage and young adult life, I struggled with my extremely small breast size of AA. I had my first implant surgery in 2004, but was never satisfied with the results. I was barely a B cup after the surgery. When I decided I wanted bigger implants, I researched several doctors in my state of Utah, but always felt that their suggestions of size were not right for me. Most doctors told me that they would not implant anything bigger than 450cc (my first implants were 325cc). I was really disappointed, and had almost decided to give up when I heard about Dr. Pousti. Althoug the distance to San Diego was farther than I would usually go to meet a doctor, my husband and I felt that it was right and made the trip. It was definitely worth it. Dr. Pousti and all of his staff are more knowledgeable, skilled and caring than any staff or doctor that I have met. I cannot say enough about the wonderful care I received. Dr. Pousti even made the effort to make my husband feel welcome and at ease. Thank you Dr. Pousti for all you have done for me. My results are wonderful……better than I could have ever hoped for! I recommend anyone that has even slightly considered breast implants to visit Dr. Pousti. He will give you honest answers, wonderful care and consideration, and life-changing results. –Happily Ever After in Utah
Testimonial: Dr. Pousti and staff, It’s been almost a year since my breast augmentation, and I wanted to take the time to write and say thank you with the following: I’ve always been athletic and curvy, but I never had much going for me up top. I have been able to surmount any challenge placed before me as a military officer, broken through physical boundaries as an athlete and fitness competitor, but nothing changed the fact that I didn’t particularly like the breasts mother nature bestowed upon me. As I matured, it became clear that my small, odd shaped breasts were my last remaining insecurity, and the only thing I couldn’t do anything about! Enter Dr. Pousti and staff in the summer of 2011. I knew instantly that I would be comfortable amongst him and his staff. The staff are almost all of the doctor’s patients, and are not shy about showing off his handiwork! They answered all of my questions with patience and genuine interest in making sure I was going into this procedure with realistic expectations, and a solid understanding of what was to come. The day of the procedure, there wasn’t a moment I felt unease, there was always someone with me to tell a joke, make sure I was warm, etc. They even played my favorite music and held my hand as I went under–can you ask for better than that? Never once did I doubt I was in professional, trustworthy, and caring hands. Every day after surgery I received a call from the office as a check up. That little service makes all the difference in the world when you’re recovering from a major surgery. Again, my confidence in Dr. Pousti and his staff was exceptionally high. My goal with my breast augmentation was to leave people wondering whether I was simply blessed. I wanted to maintain a highly active lifestyle, but also take on a more womanly silhouette. I clearly communicated my intent to Dr.Pousti, and he skillfully crafted the exact look I was going for. Recently a friend asked me, “how do you have such perfect breasts?!” I just smiled to myself, and started typing this testimonial as soon as I had a free moment. Thank you, Dr. Pousti for giving me the breasts I always wanted. For being patient and generous, and hiring such amazing ladies! I can’t wait for the opportunity to recommend your services to friends and family!
Testimonial(Before Surgery): Hi Dr. Pousti!!! Before I ever have surgery, I just want to say thanks. Losing this weight has been an incredibly long and emotional journey, and I am getting very excited to see the benefit of all my hard work pay off. 100 lbs is NOT easy, and it is even harder to do over 4 years!!! But even after all the tears and frustrations, it is sooo worth it! I have had a few doctors in my short little life, and you are truly one of a kind. I left today knowing exactly that I had made the right choice coming to see you, and even though as nervous as I get, I know that I am in good hands with you. I am blessed to be in the position that I am in to get surgery, and I am blessed to have been guided to your office. Good thing you have such great referrals from my friends!! They love you! Truly deserved! Anyway, it is always easy for everyone to say thanks after their surgeries, but I wanted to say thanks before. Just wait ’til I am rocking that bikini and shippin’ ya pictures for your wall! You are one in a million!
Testimonial: Both women and men are improving their looks and their confidence by entrusting their bodies to any one of the number of qualified surgeons available throughout the world today. I share the same discontent with a certain part of my body as do literally hundreds of thousands of women across the globe. I was not happy with my breast size. My decision to have breast augmentation surgery was not taken lightly, nor was it a fleeting thought . It is something I’ve contemplated for years, dating as far back as my teenage years, when I was just 16 years old. A couple of months ago, I finally decided to move forward with this transformation in my life and make things happen.I did a lot of informative research about breast augmentation, the actual surgical procedure itself, possible side effects and, of course, I inquired on countless qualified surgeons throughout San Diego county. I hand picked a few and set out to visit each one of them for a complimentary consultation. With every consult I attended, I gained knowledgeable insight. I was informed, educated and introduced to each doctor’s own way of practicing medicine. I paid special attention to the staff and the overall feeling I got from the atmosphere of each office. I can honestly say, each doctor I visited seemed more than capable of performing my surgery and I felt very confident in each one of them. I was initially scheduled to have my surgery with a prominent, highly recommended physician (not Dr. Pousti) on April 27, 2012, when I decided to get one last opinion. I found Dr. Tom Pousti’s name on the internet and was quite impressed with his patient “before and after” photos. So, I made the appointment. When I visited Dr. Pousti for my initial evaluation, I was more than prepared with my mental list of questions and concerns and knew that Dr. Pousti, if he were to be my surgeon, would have to offer me something I had not yet been introduced to by the other doctors. Dr. Pousti had to win me over as a patient. By gosh, I was pleasantly surprised! My expectations were met and the information I received actually exceeded what I felt was necessary to get me to sign on that dotted line. I felt extremely comfortable and at ease with every part of my consultation. Dr. Pousti’s staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of breast augmentation. When I aked questions, they actually listened to what I was saying and addressed all of my concerns. As for Dr. Pousti, he is quite a character! He has a great sense of humor and is very friendly. He makes his patients feel like they have known him for years. By the end of my appointment with Dr. Pousti, I decided I was cancelling my surgery with the other physican and scheduling my procedure with Dr. Pousti. As I mentioned earlier, I did extensive research on my soon to be “enhancements” and, therefore, was very critical about receiving exactly what I wanted in terms of shape and size. I was very surprised when Dr. Pousti and the nurses were as determined to understand what I wanted as much as I was determined to convey my desires to them, even up to the last cc. There were only two pictures (that I downloaded and printed from Dr. Pousti’s website) that I felt displayed my desired results. I must mention that the difference between those two pictures was very, very small (about 70cc difference in implant sizes), This allowed Dr. Pousti a very small margin for error. On the day of my procedure, I arrived at the surgery center both excited and anxious. This would be my first surgical experience, other than having my wisdom teeth removed, so everything was very new to me. The nurses and Dr’s that work with Dr. Pousti are just awesome!! They were very friendly and professional. One of the nurses talked to me about my desired results while we were waiting for Dr. Pousti to arrive. She said “I am your voice in the surgery room so I want to make sure that I understand exactly what you want. Dr. Pousti, of course, will be the one to make the final decision, but I will be there to make sure all of us are on the same page”. After I spoke to her, Dr. Pousti showed up, and, putting any doubts or final concerns I might have to rest, Dr. Pousti discussed my desired results with me one last time. After that conversation, I knew I had made the right decision…there was no turning back now. The only thing that was on my mind was how excited I was and that I was looking forward to seeing my surgery results. My surgery went well, no problems with the anesthesia or with the surgery itself. I was actually told I was the “model patient”. When I woke up in the recovery room, I looked down at my chest and was so happy, they were just what I wanted! I couldn’t be happier. My post operative experience has been uneventful. That is a good thing! I have had no problems whatsoever. I’m at the beginning of my third week post-op. I stopped taking pain medications on the 3rd day after surgery, and was driving myself around on the 4th day(and I even drive a stick shift!). I know the speed in which I recovered is not common. Each person heals individually and it all depends on one’s own body. For some people, the healing process takes a couple of weeks. For those fortunate ones, such as myself, recovery can happen in just a few days. I want to share some post-operative information in regards to sleeping positions. For the first week after surgery, you will only be able to sleep on your back. During your second to third week post-op, you should be able to sleep on your side. You won’t be able to sleep on your stomach for about 2-3 months after the surgery. I found a little trick to help with the “laying or sleeping on my stomach dilemma”. At night before I’m falling asleep, I put one pillow under my head(as usual) and I place one pillow under my stomach. In doing this, your breast barely touches the bed and it takes pressure off of your back . Also, the first few days following your surgery, the sling you are required to wear is pretty tight and very warm. I consulted with one of Dr. Pousti’s nurses after surgery and asked if I can use some sort of cold pack to reduce the “heat” and “swelling” of my breasts. I had read on the internet that some women recommend using cold packs to relieve their symptoms after surgery. Dr. Pousti’s nurse informed me that using cold packs can lead to complications, therefore, Dr. Pousti does not recommend cold therapy after surgery. Dr. Pousti please don’t kill me… but…I used a wet towel ( I wet it in a slightly in cold water) and was applying it to my chest the first and second day post-op. I found it helped cool me down and it relieved some of the tightness in my skin. I’m not recommending going against doctor’s orders, so please ask your doctor before applying an sort of ice therapy to the surgical area. Overall, I’m extremely happy with my results. It has been so much fun acquiring new pieces to my wardrobe. I had no idea I would be able to shop and buy myself new clothes just one week after my surgery. As for my old clothes, they look so much better in the “new me”. Now, I find myself paying special attention to my posture. When standing, I proudly display my new acquisitions. And, for the most part, people notice. My only complaint is within myself. I’m very active and am used to working out pretty hard 6 times a week. Unfortunately, one of Dr. Pousti’s post-operative instructions is to restrict your work-out regimen. Obviously, doing any exercises that involve the chest muscles have to be omitted for a few weeks after surgery. Dr. Pousti does not want his “masterpiece” compromised by any unnecessary activities. So, for now, I have to hold myself back and forgo push-ups, crunches, etc., until I am fully recovered. I think adjusting my workout routine to consist of primarily leg exercises for the next few weeks is a small price to pay considering all I have gained. My stats: I’m 5’6, 124lb, before surgery cup size A. Post surgery: Silicon Implants, 300cc, under the muscle, desired result achieved: full B-small C cup Best wishes,
Testimonial: “Roses are red; violets are black…why is your chest as flat as your back?” These were normal things I heard growing up, but I didn’t let it define me. I was always self-conscious about my chest, but I tried not to let it bother me. Fast forward…fell in love, got married and started a family…J Was seriously wondering how I was going to breastfeed without any breasts?!? But hey, being pregnant and nursing was fun…the “titty fairy” came and I got to experience boobs for the first time. So after my husband and I were done having kids is when I really started to consider “doing” something about it. I searched all over the internet because I wanted a very natural look. Most of the pictures I was looking at came back to this Doctor in San Diego…Dr. Pousti. My husband and I met with him and he really got inside my head as to the struggles I was having making this decision to consider something like surgery. I left the office excited at the possibility, but still weighing my decision. It was much more of an emotional process than I realized. I had to come to terms with my own body and how I viewed beauty…was I just being vain? In the end I decided to embark on this journey, not to be noticed or to be the hottie at the beach in a bikini, but to feel like a woman. From there, I booked my date and moved forward without looking back. I put together some pictures from his website of the look I was trying to achieve. The night before surgery Dr. Pousti called and reassured me (I think he sensed my anxiety of being too large at the pre-op visit) that I was in good hands and my results would be very “natural.” Dr. Pousti really listened and gave me what I desired. I now feel sexy and comfortable in my own skin…J Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you Dr. Pousti and staff for a wonderful experience from start to finish! 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: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: I got breast implants this past February 2012 with Dr. Pousti, and I am so extremely happy with my decision, and my choice in plastic surgeon. Dr. Pousti is an excellent surgeon! At the beginning of January I was interested in getting implants, so my boyfriend and I scheduled a consultation and we received such welcoming and assurance. I was first introduced to Daisy, who provided me with some basic background information and answered all my questions I had. Next she gave me books to look over to see what exactly I was looking for, in terms of size, shape, and appearance. Dr. Pousti and his staff put every effort forth to obtain the results you want, which is so great. Later, Dr. Pousti came into the room and introduced himself, gave me some background of his professional record, and then asked me about myself – he was looking to see what I wanted from the surgery; why I was looking into getting breast implants, and later assured me I was in excellent hands in terms of surgery. There was no pressure from Dr. Pousti to get the surgery, unlike some stories you hear where the clients are pressured into setting a date. He made sure this was something I wanted and was comfortable with. He told me to take as much time as I needed to think about it, but I knew he was the surgeon I wanted. My boyfriend and I discussed moving forward, and a couple days later, I called the office and set a surgery date. I was in a time crunch to get the surgery done because I have vacation in April, and I needed plenty of time to heal before vacation. From the time I had my first consultation to when I went in for surgery, it was just over a month – his office is very flexible with scheduling appointments and they made sure I could get my implants in the time period I wanted. At my pre-op appointment, Dr. Pousti told me to come with a poster of pictures of what I liked and didn’t like in terms of appearance of breasts. I ended up making a collage and put pictures of what I did not want, and put pictures from his website/magazines of how I wanted my breasts to look with and without a bra. The purpose of this poster is to help Dr. Pousti during surgery, which he hangs the poster up and can match perfectly how I want the implants to look on me. The week of surgery was rough, healing wise, but any type of surgery is. Yet I was, and still am, impressed with the professional follow-up of his staff. I got a call from the office a few hours after surgery to see how I was doing, and continued to get calls from the office just about every day for the first week to see if I had any questions and to follow-up on my recovery. Dr. Pousti and his staff truly care about your well-being, which impresses me thoroughly. It has now been two and a half weeks since I got the implants, and I am SO pleased with my decision! I started off as a “B” cup size and should end up as a “D” (I’m still wearing the surgical bra, so I have yet to go bra shopping). I told Dr. Pousti I didn’t want to go too big, but I wanted to go big enough that I would not regret that I should have gone larger. Additionally, I didn’t want the implants too round, and wanted them natural looking – he eventually termed my appearance as “to keep people guessing,” which is exactly what I wanted. I absolutely LOVE the final results! I just had my second post-op appointment and Dr. Pousti said my healing was going great and his staff was impressed with how great the implants look, just after two weeks. The scaring is barely noticeable, which will further reduce over time, and the swelling has greatly reduced. Dr. Pousti is such an excellent surgeon, and after all the years of cosmetic surgery he has done, he is truly an artist. I have heard and read that people from all over the nation (and other countries) have flown out here to receive surgery by Dr. Pousti, and I understand why – he is excellent at what he does! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pousti for breast implants, and any other type of surgery, as I assume the same amazing results. What else impresses me, aside from his artistic talent, is his rapport with clients. With the various times I have been to the office, I notice he has numerous appointments with clients that are seeing him for a consultation and for pre/post-op appointments. With the amount of clientele he has, I figured he may not recognize everyone when he sees you waiting in the lobby –however, he remembers everyone. I was sitting in the waiting-room waiting for my post-op appointment and he walked by and waved to me. Something as minor as this, was truly impressive. He not only cares about pleasing his clients for their final results, but he remembers everyone, which is amazing. After this, I was even more pleased that I came to him to perform my surgery. If I return later for a touch-up for my implants, I would not even consider going to anyone else but Dr. Pousti. His staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable. Not only does Dr. Pousti want you to be comfortable with him and the surgery, but that you feel comfortable with his staff of girls, who are so helpful and caring. From the very beginning, he made me very comfortable with pursuing such a big personal decision, and now I am so extremely pleased with the results. I feel more confident and absolutely enjoy the fact that when I get dressed up, I don’t have to try and make my breasts look the way I want them to in clothes, because that has already been achieved.
Testimonial:From my initial consultation to my 1 year post op appt it was the best experience imaginable. I had a breast augmentation with a lift. Dr. Pousti always made plenty of time for my questions and concerns and his staff was so caring (called everyday after surgery to make sure I was doing well and had no questions). I am so extremely pleased with my results, I couldn’t be happier! Dr Pousti is very professional but also very personable, my husband also liked him very much. I’ve recommended Dr Pousti to all of my friends!Testimonial: Hello! If you’re reading this, you’re likely still a bit apprehensive about breast augmentation. Well your apprehension should cease now, as you have found the perfect surgeon/artist! Breast augmentation is not only a surgical procedure, it also an art-form, and I am beyond thrilled with Dr. Pousti’s surgical/artistic skill-not to mention bedside manner. For years, (yes years!) I had been sporadically reviewing breast augmentation results pictures on the internet. After years of consistently going back to Dr. Pousti’s results (internet) pages, I decided to stop being such a chicken and finally make the call for a consultation. Two months post-op I only wish I hadn’t been so apprehensive because I could’ve been enjoying my new girls years ago!! Dr. Pousti’s work really speaks for itself, just look through the countless revision breast surgeries he’s performed-the results are astounding and consistently symmetric and natural. The Process: I went for my initial consultation and the staff were all SO friendly and helpful. I brought a list of questions, mainly which kind of implant would fit my body; I already knew I wanted to go under the muscle. Dr. Pousti knew immediately that silicone would work best for my body type so I trusted his professional opinion. After I told him what size I was going for, he began to complete my sentences for me-he knew exactly what I didn’t know I wanted. He explained that on some thinner women, saline can ripple, and he even went so far as to introduce to me to a lady in the office who had saline implants from another surgeon that had rippled over time and she was having Dr. Pousti perform revision surgery. He went into detail about placement and volume in various places. At that same initial consultation I either met or over heard all the future patients say they were referred to him by several people. I even met a woman whom had traveled all the way from Austria to have him do her surgery. She was 2 days post-op and extremely enthusiastic and pleased with her results. She said 3 of her friends in Austria had recommended him. I also met a woman from Chicago who had 2 friends who were also Pousti’s patients. Additionally, many of his staff said they were also patients at one time, so I knew I was in the right place! I had a good gut feeling about Dr. Pousti and I was absolutely right to follow my intuition. On my second consultation I cracked a joke saying I wished my surgery date was tomorrow so I didn’t have to wait any longer. Dr. Pousti said, “Well I just had a cancellation for tomorrow. Let’s see if we can get you in.” He then told his staff member to call the surgery center and ‘make it happen’, and she did!!! I was SO excited! I lined up a ride for the next day, and then next thing I knew, I was at the surgery center at 7am the next day!! Surgery day: Let me first just say-ladies, let the surgeon take the wheel. He went to the top schools in the country and his expertise are to be heeded. Trust his eye and his expertise; he knows exactly what is best for his patients. On the day of the procedure, we again discussed the approximate size I desired, but I told him to ultimately determine exactly what cc. measurement was best once I was in surgery. I trusted him completely to make that decision for me and I am so glad I did. I said I wanted to be a D or close to a DD. I am now a 34DD, he used 475 cc. I was originally a 34B and it’s so nice to finally have some boobs!! Trust his expertise and you will not be disappointed!
Testimonial: In 2009 I had a huge life style change. I moved out of my parents and started to really focus on bettering myself and my life style. I began to work out on a regular basis and starting eating healthier. After losing 35 pounds I couldn’t believe how great I looked and how much I improved myself. Then I started thinking “Well if only I had a more woman physic I would be complete”. I was AA naturally, so losing weight caused them to just disappear. I started to become really insecure and decided that I was going to get a breast augmentation. I started researching and researching doctor after doctor and then I came across Dr. Pousti’s website. I read it from top to bottom looking at the photo galleries and reading the testimonials/reviews. Every single testimonial I read I could feel the happiness and excitement form these woman on how happy they were with the whole experience. I have never had a major surgery before and hearing the horror stories really made me cautious and careful when it came to deciding on a doctor. My other problem was I didn’t have the funds at the time for the surgery, but I couldn’t stop reading and looking at Dr Pousti’s Site. So I decided to keep researching and working out so that when it came time when I would have the funds, I would have the prefect Doctor and the perfect body. Well I became addicted with the idea and had to schedule a consultation with Dr Pousti. July 2010 I drove down to Dr Pousti’s Office in San Diego to meet with him. I brought along my boyfriend who was also eager to hear what his idea was for me. The staff of ladies in his office were amazing and so caring. They were so helpful and I felt so calm and relaxed since I was so nervous to meet Dr. Pousti. I have read and researched him so much that I felt like I was about to meet a movie star. Dr. Pousti introduced himself and shared some of his accomplishments and achievements. I still wasn’t exactly sure on what procedure I wanted so he was so helpful about helping me decide. At the end of the consolation they gave me a free bra and implants so I could go home and play around with my clothes and figure out the size I really wanted. March 2011 I was laid off from my job due to the economy and was devastated. Not only did the thought of not having a job killed me but I felt like I would never be able to afford my breast Augmentation. I was depressed and looking for a new job took so much out of me. Then June 2011, my boyfriend told me he had the money and that I should call Dr. Pousti office and schedule an appointment. I was so happy and so excited that I called right away. They had an opening about 3 weeks in advance in July and I booked it. I was so excited and the only thing I could do is count down the days. But after only 3 days I got called back, Vanessa one of Dr. Pousti amazing staff members called to tell me that they had a cancelation and I was the next in line so I was able to book my surgery at the end of June. Surgery day. My operation was scheduled at 8:00am and I had to be there 2 hours early for prepping. I was so nervous but never scared. The staff did an amazing job entertaining me and making me feel comfortable. Dr Pousti went over the surgery again with me and they took me to the surgery room. A little over an hour later, I woke up from the anesthesia and went home about an hour later. My healing process wasn’t bad I was up and walking around within 5 days. Now I am 6 months along and feel amazing. I ended up with 450 cc silicone in each breast making me a 34 DD. I am so happy with my results and still cant believe it when I look in the mirror. Thanks to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff, I am what I have always dreamed of being and with out his incredible work, I could have never and couldn’t even imagine feeling and looking the way I do now. Thank you so much Dr. Pousti. You are a life changer!
Testimonial: “Oh, I’M going to get my boobs done when I’m done having kids!”, how many times have you heard a friend, or yourself utter those words? I know those words had come out of my mouth many times without contemplating what “surgery” entailed. Now, at age 30, after two kids, those words were knocking at my door, no longer a want but an actual need. I knew something had changed about me but I couldn’t quite figure it out. With exercise my legs were back, with diet my stomach had gone back but my breast were not the same at all. I had had two kids and breastfed exclusively for a year and my pre-baby breast size of a small C cup was now an A. Not only did they look unattractive but I could definitely tell that it had taken a toll on my self-esteem. This is when I started really paying attention to others, making phone calls and researching to make the change I wanted and needed. I found out that three of my relatives had had breast augmentation surgery and all of them had chosen Dr.Pousti as their surgeon. The first women of the three, which made me feel the most comfortable, is actually an ER nurse whom felt that his education, professionalism, and surgery center were as close to her work environment as possible. His education speaks for itself, he has an amazing dedication to his practice and it shows. Upon meeting Dr.Pousi I felt very relaxed with his open demeanor and his helpful staff. The actual surgery was very smooth with a comforting staff and clean surgery center. I’m two weeks post surgery now and am very happy with the results. I have the look of my pre-baby body back and am very thankful to Dr.Pousti.
Breast Augmentation: My experience with Dr. Pousti has been nothing but life changing and rewarding! Since the age of 15 I knew I wanted to have a breast augmentation, It wasn’t something that I decided over night. I researched all the pros and the cons to the surgery, spoke with many surgeons, spoke with friends and family who had gone through the procedure. The reason I wanted surgery wasn’t because of looks merely but more for a personal reason that is so close to my heart.The day I went to see Dr. Pousti and left the office I knew right away he was the surgeon to perform my surgery! His office staff was so helpful and warm especially his office manager Vanessa. Words cannot express how thankful and blessed I was/am to have this woman call me so many times to check up on my status. The day after surgery one of the ladies called me to make sure everything was okay, and I was feeling alright. That is so rare!! I truly appreciated that and knew I had made a good choice. His office staff is always so helpful whenever I call or visit for an appointment. They go out of their way to make sure the patient is alright and their needs are taken care of. I could not have asked for a better surgeon or office staff. If I had to do it all over again…I would choose this office and surgeon…no doubt about it!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Pousti for allowing me to feel more comfortable in my own skin,something I struggled with for a very long time. He brought a type of confidence in me that I will cherish everyday!
Testimonial: I had been researching plastic surgeons for over a year and am so pleased that I decided to choose Dr. Pousti’s services. Several friends had procedures done by Dr. Pousti and were thrilled with the results. Their strong recommendations and my extensive personal research convinced me that Dr. Pousti was the best choice. My experience was exceptional and I have joined the many devoted fans of Dr. Pousti. Dr. Pousti and his staff are incredibly professional and are simply the best in the business. They made me feel comfortable and special throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Pousti strives to be the best and it shows in his work. He is very personable, listens intently to his patients, and goes the extra mile to ensure that his patients are completely satisfied. I am a professional photographer and designer with an eye for natural beauty. I was hoping for a natural, yet artistic look and that is exactly what I received. From the very first meeting through the operation and post care, my experience was incredibly positive. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and his staff to all my friends and colleges without reservation.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Breast Augmentation and Upper Eyelid same time surgery I imagine you are reading reviews to find the best plastic surgeon. Well your search is over! Dr. Pousti in La Mesa, CA is a Master Plastic Surgeon. I began my search online for a local plastic surgeon that held top credentials and qualifications as well as experience. I quickly came upon Dr. Pousti’s name and read that he was double board certified as a General Surgeon as well as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and then further on, which detailed where he studied, accomplishments, and some personal information. An additional plus for me was that his father was a plastic surgeon as well. A bit about my experience….I’m 56yrs old and have always wanted larger breasts. It was exhausting looking for bathing suit tops, bras, dresses that would fit nicely. Additionally, I told myself that if my eyelids began to sag, I would have surgery. The time for me was now, so I began my search and found Dr. Pousti on the internet. I called his office and his highly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable office team quickly responded and set up an appointment. Directly upon meeting Dr. Pousti, shaking his hand, and a brief discussion about what I wanted done. I knew I had found my doctor. Dr. Pousti just knew right away what I wanted and explained reiterated exactly what I wanted with a bit of explanation on steps he would take to achieve my desired look. He was not in a rush to schedule surgery, rather said whenever I was ready, we would begin. I was ready and scheduled surgery for breast augmentation and upper eyelid surgery at the same time. I received easy to understand written and verbal instructions both before and after surgery. The hospital staff at Alvarado Physicians Surgery Center was professional, efficient, and caring. Dr. Pousti’s office team was excellent in all areas, they also took the time to call me every day for a week after surgery to check on me. Healing took place quickly. I had surgery at the end of July, visited family in several different states in August, and in September began heavy re-landscaping of my backyard. Dr. Pousti is an absolutely excellent plastic surgeon. My breasts fit my body and look very natural and my eyelids are awesome. A few weeks after surgery, I was with my daughter and became aware that I could “see” so much better. I have two “out of state” family members that are the dears of my heart who will be having breast augmentation/reconstruction in the near future and will be traveling here to have Dr. Pousti perform the surgery. I trust Dr. Pousti and his surgical expertise and give him my highest recommendation. Oceanside
Testimonial: I have been wanting to get breast augmentation for 13 years. Over the past several years I went on numerous consultations with different doctors, however no doctor felt like the right one. Finally at age 28 I decided that this was something I really wanted to do and I set out to find the right surgeon. During my initial consultation with Dr. Pousti he immediately made me comfortable and put he at ease. He took the time to thoroughly discuss my desired goals and to explain to me what I could realistically expect from the surgery. Whereas other doctors I had consulted with discussed what “bra size” I wanted to be, Dr. Pousti’s focus was on what look I wanted to achieve. Upon leaving the consultation I immediately knew Dr. Pousti was the doctor for me. I am now 5 months post op and have never felt more beautiful and confident in the way I look. I couldn’t be happier with the results and I would recommend Dr. Pousti highly.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: During high school, I felt very self-conscious of my breasts. I wanted to feel sexy and curvy in all the right places but I couldn’t because I always felt that my breasts were a bit on the smaller side (a B cup to be exact). I was buying the “Miraculous” bras from Victoria’s Secret that would boost my breasts up to 2 cup sizes. Needless to say, it was embarrassing when my breasts would look way smaller when those helpful bras came off or when I wore sexy bikinis. It bothered me for quite some time, so I started to do some research. I went through a couple of consultations with different plastic surgeons, but Dr. Pousti was the only one that stood out to me as the best. This man knows exactly what he is doing! I walked into his Murrieta office and was greeted very warmly by all of the beautiful staff. Vanessa, the office manager, is an absolute sweetheart. She made me feel so comfortable and answered all of my questions with a smile. Now that I think about it, Vanessa has been there since the very first day of my whole process. Thank you for that, Love. I was also even given the opportunity to meet an actual patient that was there for a post-op appointment. After speaking with her and seeing just how gorgeous her breasts were, I was even more confident about Dr. Pousti and what he can do for me. I literally scheduled the date of my operation that day. The entire process was so easy and quick. Throughout my next few appointments with Dr. Pousti, he did everything he could to make sure that he understood what it was that I wanted from my surgery. I brought many pictures from online that I liked so that he would get a feel of what it was that I wanted. When the day of the surgery came, I was so nervous! The hospital staff was very sweet and assured me that I would be just fine. A few hours later, I woke up on a hospital bed and felt absolutely no pain. I was just sleepy and felt a great pressure on my chest. I was bedridden for the next couple of days, but within a week, I was feeling pretty much back to normal. It has been almost six months since my operation, and I don’t regret a thing! My breasts still have a bit more settling to do but I absolutely love them. It doesn’t hurt that my boyfriend loves them too! My skin is a bit sensitive so I do have a bit of scarring under my right breast. At my appointment today, Dr. Pousti told me that if I am not satisfied with the way the scar has healed after it has fully matured, he would help me cut the scar out. What really got to me is that Dr. Pousti would do what he can to make sure that I am happy. In fact, every single post-op appointment with him has been most attentive and special. I am so grateful for that because I am sure most doctors would care less long after the surgery. Because of Dr. Pousti, I have never felt more sexy and confident! You really have changed my life and I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you card: ‘Dr. Pousti & staff. I can’t say thanks enough!! You made me feel so comfortable from start to finish. I don’t think I have ever met such a nice Dr You really care about your patients, and shows the individual kindness from your staff, and you. Thank you for changing my life in such a positive way. I have self confidence now, and feel great about how I look! You are all awesome! Thanks a Bunch! I <3 my new boobs!’
Breast Augmentation: Having had a very bad experience in the past with a prior plastic surgeon (not for the same procedure), I was very skeptic about going through another procedure and having bad results as I did the first time! On very high recommendations from a few friends, my husband and I decided to meet with Dr. Pousti. We first met with Vanessa and she gave us information and made a great impression of the staff and what we were to experience. Upon meeting Dr. Pousti, he made us feel so comfortable and not pressured at all at our first visit. Our visit felt like we were talking to a good friend, not a businessman.We were both very happy with our visit. We made another visit to him again for further questions and once again the attention, patience and information he gave us made us feel very cared for and extremely comfortable. We were so happy that we did not hesitate to schedule the procedure which a was breast augmentation with a lift.Vanessa called me a few days before and was so enthusiastic and reviewed a few things with me. Amazing service. The day of my procedure, the pre-op nurses at the surgery center were very nice and made me feel comfortable. Nurse Kelly was the best as she called herself my advocate in the surgery room. She kept me laughing while I was waiting for my time. Dr. Pousti came in and explained to my husband and I all that he had planned to do, as he was marking me and getting me ready. Again, Dr. Pousti made us feel special and cared for. I was definitely at peace with my decision going into surgery. The after care and follow up calls and visits have been indescribable. I received daily calls from the staff at the office starting the evening of my surgery and every day until I returned to work. My first follow up visit with Dr. Pousti he was very compassionate on how I was feeling. He is very gentle and so understanding. At my ten day follow up I actually saw my results for the first time and they were amazing.My husband and I were extremely happy with what we saw. Dr. Pousti did an amazing job, I have no bruising, the cuts are beautiful and all seem to be healing nicely. The staff at the office I met with that day were all very friendly and helpful changing bandages and just being hospitable and very professional but in a way that made us feel like long time friends! My overall experience to date has been great. All calls get answered and if who I ask for is not available they will call you back immediately. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Pousti. He has made this experience such a great one. He is such a passionate and professional doctor. He would not steer one wrong. I have not seen one person leave the office upset! Having work with doctors myself I know how they can be all professional and no bed side manner. Not Dr. Pousti!! He is amazing, caring, patient and one thing for sure, he wants to ensure that his patient receives the best care and treatment possible! Thank you Dr. Pousti and staff!! You have made this a great experience and the results are amazing! I would be very proud to refer anyone to this practice!!
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: October 25, 2011 Dear Dr. Pousti and Staff, I cannot begin to tell you how pleasant and truly life-changing my experience has been with all of you. I am so blessed to have found the best surgical team in San Diego by far! I have always been very apprehensive about having a breast augmentation or any surgery for that matter. But through all my nerves, doubts, and uncertainties, I made it through comfortably and confidently because of Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff, who were there for me absolutely any time I needed them. There was never a time they did not express genuine care and concern for my well being, and I truly appreciate that. When I consulted with Dr. Pousti about having breast augmentation surgery, I came out feeling great about myself and my decision. I felt supported and informed. Most of all, I knew immediately that I can trust Dr. Pousti with this important procedure. I felt that I was being looked out for my best interest and well being first and foremost. His staff has been truly supportive and uplifting with every encounter. In the days prior to surgery, I was very anxious and had a lot of questions. All my questions have been answered, all my worries have been suppressed, and on the day of surgery I felt more prepared than ever! My nerves were gone, because I knew that I had no doubts ahead of me. Even as I lay on the operating room table, I see Dr. Pousti there watching over me before I go to sleep, and the nurses holding my hand. It was the most comforting thing to feel cared for like that in the moments before the procedure. When I woke up, the nurses came to check on me and make sure I was comfortable. I looked down to see my new breasts and immediately got a huge smile on my face! I had finally done it! As soon as I got home, I got a call from Dr. Pousti’s staff to see how I am doing. Indeed I was impressed with that kind of personal follow-up! I got a call for the next several days thereafter to check on me and make sure I was recovering smoothly. Again, I felt truly cared for and it made the few days of recovery so much better than I could expect. I now come in to visit Dr. Pousti and his staff periodically, and I always look forward to my follow-ups! This entire team is exceptional. They are always so excited to see how I am doing and I feel more like we have made friends of each other since the first day I walked in. They even surprised me with flowers on one of my visits!! I was speechless at their level of care and thoughtfulness.Again, there are no words to express my gratitude to you all! I feel incredible about myself now. I have always felt a bit lacking in my self confidence, but now I feel so much happier with my decision. I have been modeling here and there before I got my procedure done, but I am seeking more and more modeling opportunities now that I have my breast augmentation. I can fit into my clothes so much better, and I can actually fill a bikini now! Most of all, I have a renewed sense of confidence that I have never had before. Trusting Dr. Pousti with my experience was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I would do it all over again without a second thought. I am forever grateful to you, Dr. Pousti, and your staff is one-of-a-kind. You have all made this life-changing experience one of the best I have ever had. Very, very sincerely
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: October 25, 2011
There are so many positive things to say about Dr Pousti and his staff that I barely know where to start, so here is my story from the beginning. I am in my mid-20s, and ever since I could remember, I wanted larger breasts. Naturally I was an A cup (although Dr Pousti and other doctors I saw believed I was at least a small B, so maybe I was wearing the wrong bra size, who knows?), but always wanted to “upgrade” to the “perfect C cup”. Once I graduated school and landed on my feet with a little extra money saved up, I decided to actually look into the breast augmentation procedure. I was very very skeptical and nervous about getting breast implants, after all, there were no physical deformities and I did have some breast tissue that could easily be manipulated to look larger. My worst fear was getting a botch boob job! I obsessed constantly and carefully critiqued every doctor and his work before deciding to go and meet any of them. A tip to women looking at doctor reviews: a doctor can have 100 excellent reviews for nose jobs or tummy tucks, but that doesn’t mean anything if you are getting a breast augmentation! Be sure to concentrate on the right reviews and make sure your doctor is a specialist in what procedure you are having done! I saw 2 doctors before finding Dr Pousti. From the minute I met him, I knew he was the right doctor for me. The other doctors were nice, but we just didn’t click. I feel like Dr Pousti was the only doctor I talked to that understood what my end goal was and then some. He asked me to bring in pictures of what I wanted my results to be, which is what I HIGHLY recommend even if you decide to go with another doctor. As he told me, my idea of a C cup and his idea of a C cup could be completely different. A visual representation of what I actually wanted is the only way to really get accurate results. To my surprise, the photos I brought in were actually patients who ended up with a D cup or larger! Dr Pousti actually takes the pictures into the operating room with him so he can get your results the closest he can to what you want. I will admit it was a little nerve racking going into the OR not knowing a size beforehand, but after it was all over, I wouldn’t have done it any other way. The other doctors used a bra in their office and just put the implant over my breast and “guaranteed” me they would be the size I wanted…WRONG! You can’t put an implant under your shirt and expect the final result to be accurate. Everyone’s body is different and sticking an implant under a shirt will not give you an accurate end size. The sizes that the other doctors wanted to use were significantly smaller than what I actually ended up with and I would have probably ended up getting them redone. Dr Pousti is very honest. If he does not feel he can get an A+ result, he will not take that patient. He tells you exactly what to expect and lets you know upfront what the risks are and also that even though you have a perfect image of what you want to be, it is not always possible since everyone is different. No other doctor I visited even muttered those words to me. I know putting your body image in the hands of basically a complete stranger is very unsettling, but one visit with Dr Pousti and his staff, your mind will be at ease. He even lets you talk to actual patients who are there on appointments. You can see his work first hand and given the privacy to ask those patients for their honest opinion and for their advice. What other doctor will let you do that? Knowing that he has such confidence and skill in his work that he lets you talk to actual patients really says a lot for what kind of doctor he is and how good his work is. The staff is always pleasant and patient. After my surgery, I must have called every other day asking if what I saw was normal, they never complained, never were rude, and were very professional on the phone and in the office. They understood that this was the first time I ever had any type of surgery and my questions and concerns were normal, even though they may hear them every day. They call you every day after your surgery to make sure you are doing well, even over the weekend! Dr Pousti is also very patient and understanding, I even requested a second consultation appointment before my surgery so my husband could come and meet him, and he was more than happy to do so. He answered all our questions and was very understanding to both of us. Thank God I found Dr Pousti! He is a specialist in breast augmentation and does dozens every week or so. By the day of surgery, I had decided numbers don’t mean anything to me; I was no longer going to concentrate on what size implant I was getting. I gave him my pictures and told him my expectations, he is the specialist, not me, and so I was going to let him do his job based on what I had told him. I hired him because he is the best at what he does and I was going to trust him to do a superb job on me. The final size we agreed upon before going into surgery: Keep em’ guessing. I didn’t want my new girls to look super fake, but I didn’t want it to look like I didn’t get anything done. My end result is just that! The surgery center is great, the anesthesiologist and Dr Pousti hold your hand while you are sedated. Dr Pousti uses sizers in the OR to find out what size you need to get to your requested size before putting in the permanent implant. I wouldn’t recommend anything else! Don’t settle on a size before going into surgery, because honestly, you won’t know what it will look like until the job is actually done! Currently I wear a 34D in Victoria’s Secret, depending on the style a DD! With anything else, I would have been super unhappy. I have been out in San Diego and Las Vegas and have gotten compliments from other WOMEN on how perfect my girls look. Not to brag, but Dr Pousti did give me the perfect breasts!
Breast Augmentation: October 19, 2011 Dear Dr. Pousti, Office Staff, and Surgery Staff at Alvarado Surgery Center, This testimonial has taken some time for me to write because it’s hard for me to express in words how thankful I am for the care that you took of me before, during, and after my surgery. But please know that a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think what a wonderful job you have done. From the first time that I met you, I have felt that I’ve known you for a long time. And your office staff are so welcoming, they could be old co-workers of mine too. I interviewed 2 plastic surgeons before you, and with them I felt like I was just another job for them to do. Both of these other surgeons pushed for me to get very large breasts, and when I voiced some hesitation on their recommendations, I could sense that they tuned me out. They would rush in and out of their offices, and the office staff would barely say a word to me. I had heard about you from various clients I had, and they showed me the amazingly beautiful jobs you had done for them. I was so happy when I came in to consult with you, but to be honest, my husband was a little more reticent. After conversing with you for a while, you truly did make me feel as though you were an old friend, and that you wanted to give me something that would make me happy. You definitely won over my husband that day. After my consultation, both myself and my husband felt confident that you were the surgeon/artist that we had been looking for. The day of surgery I was excited and nervous, but I knew I was in the right hands. To be able to go into surgery having complete confidence and trust in you is something that I wish every patient could have; and to know that you stocked different implant sizes in your surgery center was of great comfort to me too, since I knew you could try out different sizes on me during surgery in order to find the best fit. But even before surgery, the Surgery Staff at Alvarado were so nice and made me feel so comfortable. The smallest thing, such as giving me a warmed blanket just prior to the surgery, made me feel more relaxed. I’ve been through other surgeries before, and I can attest that I never got a warmed blanket! I wish I could remember the names of the nurses caring for me, because they did a wonderful job in making me feel safe. My droopy A-size breasts with the abnormally large and long nipples, and now a perfect DD. And thankfully, you recommended my nipple reduction! I would have never thought of that, and I can’t imagine how much more my nipples would have poked out of my clothes without having it done! In the past I had to wear heavily padded bras because my nipples were so long that you could see that they were poking through the bra. Now I can wear normal non-padded bras, I don’t need push up pads, and my clothes fit me so much better! Last, but definitely not least, let me just say how great your office staff is. After my surgery, they checked on me frequently. I’m sure it’s part of their protocol, but when they called, I felt like we were just friends having a conversation, not that it was a job they had to do. The one thing that keeps me loyal to a business is friendly faces, polite manners, and great customer service. You have it all! Ok, so I really did try to make this a short thank you/testimonial, and I did by not giving my whole life story, but like I said, it’s so hard to express every wonderful thing I have to say about you and your staff. If you ever need someone to speak to a potential client about how wonderful you are, feel free to send them my way! And please don’t move or go anywhere in the next 20 years because I know that this is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship! Your truly
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Dr. Pousti and his staff are by far the best EVER!!! When I entered Pousti Plastic Surgery Center I immediately felt welcomed and at home. I was completely comfortable with Dr. Pousti and his staff. They were able to help me with any and all questions I had. On the day of my surgery when I walked into the Alvarado outpatient center I became terrified but the staff there was very patient and reassured me that everything would be great and walked me through all the steps of the procedure. When I awoke I wasn’t rushed out and Dr. Pousti stopped by and told me all went great and told my fiance all after care information and sent me home with a cute basket of flowers. I’m now about 2 months PO and couldn’t be happier with my results. Dr. Pousti has a gift for knowing exactly what you want all I did was give him a few pictures of what I was looking for and the rest was left to him and the results are AMAZING! Thank you so much Dr. Pousti and staff for all that you have done!!! I would highly recommend you to family and friends and anyone else considering plastic surgery!!! Sincerely, Melissa Temecula
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Dear Dr.Pousti and Staff, Thank you all so much for the kindness and support you’ve given me. Dr.Pousti, you did an amazing job on my breast augmentation. They look great and I am very happy I came to you for my surgery. I’m definitely going to recommend you to everyone I know who is interested in having cosmetic surgery. You made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I’m very happy with the results you’ve given me. Staff, you girls are awesome. You always checked up on me and made sure I was healing okay. You have no idea how much that means to me. I greatly appreciate everything. I want to give a personal thanks to Vanessa. You’re such a sweetheart. Dr.Pousti and his staff are amazing people and I consider them family. Thank you so much.
Testimonial: As a physician, I was looking for an experienced surgeon who had both the technical skill and personal rapport to accomplish the cosmetic results I was looking for. He was able to work around my busy schedule and I was very pleased with the results of my surgery. His staff was very courteous and professional and I appreciated the follow up calls.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation The doctor and staff treat you as a friend instead of a patient. They remembered my name after just the first visit. I never wait long and yet I always get quality care. S. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation/ Abdominoplasty: I am a long time patient of Dr. Tom Pousti. I have lived in La Jolla for over 10 years and am very excited that Dr. Pousti has opened up an office in La Jolla. I was looking for my breast augmentation in La Jolla. I had always had small breasts and thought of getting breast implants for many years. I moved from Orange County, California to La Jolla, California after my 2nd child was born and that is when I first visited Dr. Pousti. My breasts were small to begin with but after nursing 2 children, there wasn’t much left. Dr. Pousti made me feel very comfortable with my decision to proceed with breast augmentation surgery. I had seen many plastic surgeons in Southern California, La Jolla, Orange County, Los Angeles but no-one made me feel as comfortable as Dr. Tom Pousti. He discussed the procedure with me and I had my surgery with no regrets!! After 5 years and 2 more kids, I decided to have an abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck). My skin and muscles had stretched out so much that my daily exercise routine was not helping. I am now 3 years out from my tummy tuck surgery and I look and feel great!! My stomach is tighter and flatter than ever. This surgery jump started my exercise routine (because I LOVE the way I look, I exercise and eat right to keep it looking great!!). I heard from friends that Dr. Pousti was now opening up an office on Girard Avenue in La Jolla and I was sooo happy. My kids go to La Jolla Elementary School and the office location is so convenient for me. I plan on returning to the office very soon to ask about replacing my saline breast implants with silicone gel breast implants (since they have been FDA approved). I have seen other La Jolla patients of Dr. Pousti who have the silicone gel implants and they look and feel AMAZING. I will return to Dr. Pousti because I think he is the best plastic surgeon in San Diego. ~M.A.P. A very happy La Jolla patient.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I just wanted to give testimony of the wonderful experience I had with receiving my breast augmentation surgery in La Jolla. I am a beginning bodybuilder and with that it involves not only having muscles but, symmetry of the entire body. I didn’t have total symmetry. I needed breast surgery. Working out preparing for competition deflated my breast, all the fat was gone, all that was left was skin. I went from a “C” cup to a floppy “A”. After seeing several successes and not so successful breast surgeries I was hesitant until I met Doctor Pousti. Dr. Pousti made me feel really at ease and comfortable about my decision. I was very pleased with the post-op results. I had no bleeding, scaring and minimal pain. My body is now symmetrical for competing. Here is my first competition photo. I placed well. I just want to say thank so so much Doctor Pousti! D.W.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I’m 50 year old woman who got breast implants with lift in March 2011. First I thought I was too old to do this procedure, but I had a couple of friends who also had breast implants and they were very happy. My breasts had become very small and saggy from age and from working out and I just wanted to feel better about myself. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation and they made me feel very comfortable, plus I also realized plenty of older women were getting this procedure done, and were happy with their results. They even let me talk to other patients, and ask them how they were doing. Experience was important to me I wanted someone who had done this procedure many times. There are many pros, to getting breasts implants with a lift, you just look better all around. It’s fun to buy bathing suits and clothes now. No more padded bra shopping and you can look natural. The cons are you do have a little recovery time, where you do have to wear a special bra, and you really can’t work or drive for at least one week. You can walk, but you can’t really work out for at least three weeks, but once you heal it’s great and your breasts just keep on getting a softer feel like normal breasts. I’m happy with my results and my doctor and the surgery went very well.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I have been meaning to write this letter for about 3 months now. I had to let all of you know how extremely happy that I had you perform breast augmentation surgery on me. It was the best thing that I have ever done for my self esteem and my overall appearance. I had my surgery on June 11, 2003. I have had three children, ages 8, 5 and 2. I nursed all of them for an altogether total of about three years. I loved giving my children the absolute best start I could, but the havoc it wreaked on my breasts was formidable. I was a mid-size “C” cup before I had my children, but afterwards, well, let’s just say that I used to joke with my friends that eventually I would become inverted in the boob department. When I was younger, I never even considered plastic surgery and was overall quite happy with my appearance. While I always thought having slightly larger breasts might be nice, I was happy enough with what I had. Little did I know that I would join the ranks of women who actually lose breast tissue after pregnancy, I am not talking small numbers here, ( no pun intended) but I seriously went from a C cup to an A cup with little, ugly, saggy breasts. I wore all the apparatus to disguise this fact, padded bras, water bras, pads inside my bras, but at night, when it was my husband, me and no boobs, it got kind of depressing. I was really lucky in the fact that my husband was completely supportive of breast augmentation. It freaked me out at first that he would mention it, but it kind of got me thinking…..well maybe it is not such a bad idea. Several years went by and I did lots of research with many friends who had had this procedure done. Everyone was happy with the results. I was surprised at how many people had done this that I was not even aware had anything done! It seems that very few people really are born with “perfect” bodies. I had decided that I really needed to find a doctor that I trusted, not some quack like in Doc Hollywood, Now, how to do that? It suddenly occurred to me that my OBGYN, Dr. Aliya Khan might have some insight as to whom might be an excellent plastic surgeon. She recommended Dr. Pousti and said that several of her patients had undergone procedures with him and that he was one of the best. He was keeping up with all of the new technology and she thought extremely highly of him. After that recommendation and checking him out on the internet, I decided to make the initial consultation. He and his staff were so wonderful. I never felt rushed, and even though I had tons of questions, he never hesitated to answer all of them. I also did not mince words, I asked him all of the hard stuff about complications and things. He was up front and honest, which set my mind completely at ease. I had found my plastic surgeon!! I am one of those people who does not let the grass grow under their feet, so I immediately scheduled the surgery for 2 weeks later, I underwent a mammogram, just to make sure and really felt very prepared by both Daisy and Vanessa who help out in his office. All of the nurses were really wonderful, both in his office, and in the surgical center that he likes to use. My mother is also a retired nurse of 40+ years, and she told me that the surgical center was really the way to go as they were much cleaner than most hospitals. The day started out early, and I met with the anesthesiologist who I also fired 20 questions at prior to surgery the night before and the day of. He was great and I trusted him completely as well. Dr. Pousti came and met with me before the procedure and though I was nervous, I really felt very confident that it was going to be alright, and it was. When I woke up, I had no pain, and later I was sore, very sore for about a week and a half, but nothing that could not be managed with the pain pills he gave me. I took them around the clock (even woke up in the night just to make sure). At six weeks post op, I began swimming again, and at seven weeks I was back playing on my women’s softball league. I also played golf and could lift my daughter with no problem. This was an overall wonderful experience for me and I would recommend it to all of my friends and family. My body is back, better than ever, and my husband tells me that I have perfect boobs! Wow! What a change! Thank you Dr. Pousti for the wonderful job! J.H. Temecula, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: December, 2006 I consider myself to be a modest woman, maybe even conservative. I might not seem like a typical candidate for breast augmentation, but it is something that I have wanted ever since I was a teenager. I always felt self-conscious about my breast size. During high school, I was an “A” cup. Later, I had three children and nursed each of them for twelve months. While I was nursing, I was able to experience what it would be like to have larger breasts. But by the time I finished nursing my last child, I became even more dissatisfied with my breasts, as now they were small, but also sagging! At this point, I wore a “B’ cup, but I would not buy a bra unless it was heavily padded. Going to the beach was embarrassing and I often wore a large t-shirt over my swimsuit. This last summer, I was finally able to get down to within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. While I was excited with losing weight, I was disappointed to see that my breasts had also gotten smaller. It was the final deciding point for me. I called my sister and asked her for Doctor Pousti’s number, as she had breast augmentation done several years earlier with Dr. Pousti and her results were fantastic. As soon as I hung up the phone with her, I called Dr. Pousti and scheduled a consultation a few days later. My next step was to go to his website and check out the possibilities with the before and after pictures of real patients. When I went to my appointment, the office staff was so friendly and cheerful that I felt comfortable discussing my hopes and concerns with them. When I met with Dr. Pousti he was very reassuring and confident. Before I left, I scheduled my surgery. Living in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley, I was very thankful that Dr. Pousti has an office in the Murrietta/Temecula area, so that I did not have to drive all the way to San Diego (even though I would have been willing to)! The surgery itself went well. The staff and the environment at the surgery center were also great. My recovery has been going well. I stayed home for six days after my surgery and returned to work (as a high school teacher) being careful about how much I moved my arms. I only took the “heavy duty” pain pills he prescribed during the first 4 – 5 days and then I switched to over-the-counter Motrin. I am thrilled with my results! Even though my husband has always been good about telling me how beautiful I am, now I can actually believe him. I finally have the confidence that has been lacking for a long time. I can’t wait until my four-week check-up so that I can start wearing “real” bras in my new size (probably a D)!!! Thank you Dr. Pousti! Sincerely, RB Hemet, CA
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am a 21 year old female from Palm Springs California. I have always wanted to have breast augmentation, but have been too scared to do so because of all the horror stories that I had heard. Myself and two of my friends started discussing it and decided that we should all have it done together at the same time. We started searching locally for surgeons, but couldn’t find a surgeon in Palm Springs that we felt comfortable enough with. Then, I talked with my sister who referred me to Dr. Pousti. She was planning on going to him for reconstructive surgery as her first breast augmentation (done by a doctor in Mexico) went wrong and she had developed symmastia. I looked up Dr. Pousti’s website and knew at once that I wanted to meet with him. Every surgeon I had looked up in the Palm Springs area had maybe three before/after photos on their websites of breast augmentations. Doctor Pousti had what seemed to be hundreds! We made an appointment to meet with him that week, and the rest is history. Doctor Pousti and his staff were so kind and helpful in answering the many questions and concerns that I had, and dispelled many of the scary “myths” I’ve heard associated with breast augmentation surgery. The staff treated me like a friend the minute I walked in the door, and still treat me that way when I return for my post operative visits. On our first visit to Dr. Pousti’s, we were able to meet with patients who had just had their surgery 24 hours prior who were there for their post-op. Dr. Pousti left the room, and we were allowed to ask them any questions we had about their experience with Dr. Pousti, and whether they would recommend him. Both patients were very happy with their experience and results, and seemed to be so alert and not in pain considering they just underwent surgery. After meeting with Dr. Pousti, we decided to go ahead and make our appointment for surgery. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to any person looking to get breast augmentation done. I am VERY VERY pleased with my results, and if I would have known how easy and relatively pain-free it would be, I would have done it sooner! Dr. Pousti in my opinion is the very best surgeon out there-which is why I made the decision to travel from Palm Springs to San Diego to use him. I, my two friends, and sister are all so happy with our results! Thank you SO MUCH Dr. Pousti! ~I.O. Palm Springs
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am writing in regards to the wonderful experience and results that I had with Dr. Pousti and his lovely staff. I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Pousti in March of 2006. After many years of being indecisive about the surgery, I finally decided that it was time. I researched my options for about 6 months and I went on a few consultations, but I always felt that the doctors were trying to sell me a product rather than take care of me as a patient. From the moment I walked into the waiting room, I felt completely comfortable. I especially liked that my initial consultation was on a day that there would be other girls that had undergone the same procedure. It was a kind of “meet and greet”. I had the opportunity to talk to some of Dr. Pousti’s other patients and discuss their experiences. Many of them had undergone a breast augmentation, but others had different procedures done. Not one patient had anything negative to say. I met with Dr. Pousti and I felt very comfortable with him. I felt that he viewed me as a patient, not a paycheck. TO me, this is one of the most important things that I look for in a doctor (not to mention his/her credentials). It is important that doctors, especially plastic surgeons, have a good bedside manner. Dr. Pousti was in no way pushy. He answered all of my questions with complete honesty, and I respected that. He spent time with me, got to know me as a person and what my fears and apprehensions were. Additionally, he told me that there was no pressure and that I could come in to see him and his staff as many times as I needed and ask any questions that I had before I made a decision. This was a totally different experience that I had had at other offices. Additionally, I did not have to pay ANY consultation fees before or after the surgery. I made the decision to have my surgery and I wanted my mom to come in and meet him and give her the opportunity to ask any questions that she had (which was a few). She also really liked the doctor and his staff and felt like he was a great choice. The day of the surgery went well. Everyone in the surgery center was very nice and made me feel at ease. I was very nervous because I had never been under general anesthesia. Both Dr. Pousti and the Anesthesiologist assured me that I would be fine and that they would take good care of me. My surgery went without any complications. I woke up feeling a little groggy but not sick or anxious in any way. My recovery went well, although I was pretty sore for about 6 weeks. I think that my soreness was because I tried to do to much too soon. The only complaint that I had was that I had to wear an extremely uncomfortable (and ugly) bra for a month, but it paid off, because my breasts look great, very natural. In fact, the only people who can tell that I had the procedure are the people who knew me prior to my surgery. Since then, I have had no problems or complications. I feel great and I love my “new look”. I have seen Dr. Pousti about 5 times since I had the procedure and I love going to the office. The girls that work in the office are wonderful. The are friendly, knowledgeable and many of them have first hand experience with the procedure. I am so appreciative of Dr. Pousti and his staff and I recommend him to anyone that even mentions any type of cosmetic surgery. I will continue to see Dr. Pousti for as long as he is in practice. He is my La Jolla Breast Augmentation Surgeon. Thanks for the great experience! ~Melissa La Jolla, Ca.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I want to start off by saying a big Thank You to Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff. Everyone was very helpful and really showed an interest in my questions. I really appreciate all their support and concern… : ) Growing up I had hopes of having cleavage and a nice set of breasts. I had nice breasts, but only small and absent of cleavage. After all, that’s the fun part. I set a consultation appt. with Dr. Pousti in July after getting two different referrals to his office. As a gift to myself for my 22nd birthday I had my breast augmentation Aug. 11, 2006 and have loved them from ever since. It is a risk under going surgery and I thought about that days proceeding my surgery, but luckily I was in good hands. I had gone to one other doctor before Dr. Pousti, and wasn’t impressed or moved by our meeting. Something that I found odd was that he was performing these procedures from his office. Being unsettled in my search, I then set out to my second consultation, this time with Dr. Pousti. Immediately I was impressed when I walked into his office. Not only on his beautiful office but his beautiful staff. The women working there really made the experience comforting and provided a lot of information. When I finally met with Dr. Pousti, we sat down and we discussed every little detail to the shape, size and fullness I wanted. We sat for a while and I love that he didn’t seemed bothered or try to rush me. It really showed me that Tom wanted to get everything he needed to provide me with the perfect set of breasts. I went from a small A to a large C/small D. I am thoroughly happy with my results and if I had to, I’d do it again! Everyone tells me they look so natural and real…I say, “mission accomplished” : ) Thanks again, ~ F
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am a 23 year old female from the Palm Springs area. Me and three of my friends decided to have breast augmentation surgery together. We all felt good about going through it together. I wanted to get one since I was about 15 or 16 and realized I wouldn’t get any bigger than an A cup. We researched local doctors a little bit and asked around as to what people’s opinions were on these doctors. We heard some good things and some bad things. We were referred to Dr. Pousti by someone who had been a patient of his. We decided it was worth it to go outside of Palm Springs to have such a great surgeon. His office was very accommodating and once we went for our consultation we had no doubt in our minds that we would go with Dr. Pousti. I had open heart surgery when I was nine, due to a birth defect, and therefore have a scar that goes across my chest. I was so excited when Dr. Pousti said he could use the same scar for the incision. Three out of four of us were able to have our surgery all on the same day and stayed in a hotel room with our husbands. Dr. Pousti gave me 510 cc’s of saline in each implant. I am very happy with the results and so are my friends. I have always been curvier on the bottom half, so now I have the top to match. I feel like I look much more proportionate and look better in my clothes. I feel more confident too. To anyone looking into getting a breast augmentation I say go for it. I don’t have any regrets and the recovery time and any discomfort you go through is very minimal in my opinion. It was a lot easier and less scary than I thought it would be. Dr. Pousti is a fabulous surgeon and he won’t let you down.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Dear Dr. Pousti & Staff, I had my breast augmentation surgery going on 11 months now and couldn’t be happier with the results. Ever since having my son 6 years ago, I’ve been wanting the procedure to not only get back the self esteem I lost, but to also help my overall appearance. When I came in for my consultation, you were not only very helpful in answering all my questions, but I also felt you were very honest which was important to me. Seeing other patients that just had the surgery was very helpful as well. I was amazed at how enthused they were and how good they felt after the surgery. I went home that night and discussed the procedure with my boyfriend and was so happy with my experience at your office, I called the next day to make the appointment for my surgery. I’ve wanted this for years so I thought why wait any longer. My surgery was scheduled for the following Friday (yes, 10 days later) and I was nervous and excited at the same time. I talked with my family and friends about it and they all supported me saying it my body and if its going to make me happy, then do it. So the morning of my surgery was a little nerve racking (I’ve never had surgery before), but the staff at the surgical center made me very comfortable and were attentive to my needs. I went home that afternoon and slept through the night and when you called the next day to check on me I thought WOW, what a very professional and caring guy! My recovery went smoothly with minimal pain and discomfort. I had someone at home to help take care of me and the things I couldn’t and I would suggest anyone considering this surgery to do the same. I’ve never in my life been so excited to shop for clothes because now I feel I can wear anything with confidence. I have gotten many compliments on my breasts as well and my self esteem has gone up more than I thought it ever would. I couldn’t thank you and your staff enough for the great experience!! Thanks! C.N. San Diego, CA December 5, 2006
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I had my breast augmentation 3 months ago, I am feeling great and I cannot believe the results I got in the end. I am a mom of two kids, I breast fed both so that totally ruined any kind of breasts I had after kids. I waited 4 years after my last child was born to begin looking into having a breast augmentation. I was unsure about the risks of surgery and all that could happen but one day I decided that enough was enough, I had so much breast tissue I would hate for my husband to even touch them so I decided to start looking for a plastic surgeon. I went to several Dr.’s and had many, many, consultations but I never felt comfortable with any of the Doctors, I rarely received calls back on questions or even just a warm smile from the office staff. So I stopped looking for a Dr. for a few months and decided to go back on line and research some more. I came across Dr. Pousti’s web-site and said ok this one has to be it or I don’t know what I’m going to do. The office staff was very professional and kind on the phone, and even more so when I went in for my consultation. When I met Dr. Pousti he didn’t make me feel rushed, he took his time answering questions and he didn’t seem like he had to be somewhere else even with a full waiting room. He just made me feel comfortable. I did not hesitate to schedule me surgery as soon as I could. I had me surgery about a month after my consultation and the day of surgery was great, I was nervous but feeling good everyone at the surgery center were reassuring and wonderful. When I awoke from surgery I felt good, and I was ready to go home, on the way Dr. Pousti called me on the phone to check how I was feeling, I couldn’t believe it that just shows what a great Dr. he really is, he really cares about his patients. The first couple of days were a little challenging for me, I didn’t have any pain, I just couldn’t handle not doing anything but resting. I went to my post op appointment a few days later and I finally got to see my breasts without the bandage, I was so excited and I couldn’t believe that they didn’t look bruised and the incision was so tiny. My only complaint was wearing the surgery bra but it was well worth it. I can’t thank Dr. Pousti enough for his talent and for being such a warm caring person, he has given me more confidence and I will never forget it. All of the ladies in his office really are wonderful; together they are a great team helping people. K. P. ~ Winchester, CA.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation/Breast lift/Tummy Tuck: Dr. Pousti, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to you and your entire staff! I am amazed how professional and helpful everyone in your office has been since day one when I called and began asking questions. I had called several surgeons, but even on the phone with their staff I felt like just a number. I knew immediately when I called your office that I was on the right track. The first time I met you I knew I was on my way to a new body. Everything from that point on went ever so smoothly….minus a little pain. As a mother of two children, born by cesarean sections and who nursed a total combined time of four years, I was definitely in need of a “mommy makeover.” I was sagging and flabby and really down on myself. I seemed to have lost who I was as my body changed in a negative way due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. I always thought how nice it would be to have a little tuck here and a lift there… Well, you and your team made my dream come true. I am extremely happy with the results of my tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation and nipple reduction. I feel like a whole new woman. I have a new sense of self-esteem, self-confidence and a zest for life now. Thank you for an overall wonderful experience! M.T. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I would like to let you know what I think about Dr. Tom Pousti and his staff. I had my surgery 4 years ago and would do it again in a heartbeat. I actually wish that I had done it earlier (I had such a great experience). Dr. Pousti and his staff made me feel so comfortable. All of my questions were answered, I was well informed, and everything was very professional. I would like to recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone wanting to do any cosmetic procedure. He is a real professional who cares about his patients. L.K. Temecula, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: The doctor and staff treat you as a friend instead of a patient. They rememberd my name after just the first visit. I never wait long and yet I always get quality care. S. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation and eyelid surgery: He and his team are excellent. They go far beyond the call of duty to make everything pleasant pre-op. His attention to detail has made a tricky surgery work out beautifully. I couldn’t be happier. L.R. Encinitas, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I think I have always been unhappy with the size of my breasts. Just in the past few years is when I started to seriously consider breast augmentation surgery. I was considering it because I felt there was something missing to my body image. I’m a professional Polynesian dancer on the side, so I keep in good physical shape and feel good about my body, but there was something missing on top. I didn’t feel I had a womanly shape. My breasts were nice but small. For about a year, I had been doing research and meeting with a few different doctors. Then a friend referred me to Dr. Pousti. It was amazing how different him and his staff where. Dr. P’s demeanor and professionalism really stood out for me. There was no pressure, and I felt so comfortable talking with him. Dr. P gave me all the time I needed, and I felt I could say or ask him and his staff anything. All in all I really feel that Dr. P cares about me and it showed before, during, and after my surgery. Dr. P spent a lot of time speaking with me and making sure he fully understood what I wanted and that this was right for me. I was very concerned about getting a natural look. I wanted people to question if I had had surgery or not. I have to say my breasts are near perfect. They are exactly what I wanted. I’m having a great time with my new body or the “Girls” as I refer to them now. If I remember correctly Dr. P let me visit his office 3 times before I set the date. One of the best things he did was allowing me to speak with other patients. I was amazed at how enthused and happy they all were. I talked to a lot of women who were having the same and different surgeries. They answered all of my questions and I felt they were truly sincere. Now that I am 5 months out from my surgery, I know exactly how they feel, and have the opportunity to share my experiences with other women and answer their questions. If there is one thing I can say, meeting Dr. P and his staff was a blessing, I truly felt sure and confident about my decision thanks to them. Even after my surgery they stay in touch and make sure I’m ok. I recommend everyone who is considering any cosmetic surgery to visit Dr. P. Two of the women in my Halau (Polynesian dance group) have already set dates to have breast augmentations done. These women are like my sisters and I wouldn’t trust them to anyone but Dr. P and his staff. I know he will do the best for them like he did for me. ~R.R.
Testimonial: Breast Augmentation: I had a breast augmentation done three months ago by Dr. Tom J. Pousti in San Diego. I am so glad I got a chance to meet with this doctor. I am so happy with my result of the surgery. I have a small child and I breast fed and my breast became very “ugly” after. Dr. Pousti changed my look! I went from small saggy “A” cup to a full “C” cup. I am waiting for the summer to come along so I can really show them off. I highly recommend Dr. Tom Pousti to anyone who is interested. I met with several other patients from his office that was willing to share there experiences with me and that helped a lot. Santee, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I always disliked my breasts but had never considered breast augmentation until a friend suggested I visit a plastic surgeon. I researched on the Internet and made appointments with several doctors. I was very nervous and still not convinced that breast augmentation was right for me, until I walked into Dr. Pousti’s Temecula office. Dr. Pousti and his staff answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease. I left the office excited and convinced that Dr. Pousti was the right surgeon to perform my breast augmentation. I canceled my appointments with other doctors and immediately made a follow-up appointment. Two months later, I went in for surgery. The surgical center was comfortable and attentive to my needs. Recovery was fast and easy. It actually gave me some much needed R & R! Dr. Pousti’s staff phoned me daily to check on my progress.One week later, I was back to work, teaching 1st grade with minimal discomfort. I would recommend breast augmentation to anyone unhappy with their breasts. I wish I had done it a long time ago! Thanks to Dr. Pousti and his hard-working staff, I now have the breasts I always wanted but never thought I could have. ~A.D. Corona, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: July 18, 2006 I have wanted breast implants since I was 13 years old. I’m now 33. My husband and I are at a point in our lives where we can afford to enjoy body enhancements. We are research-oriented—we don’t do anything unless we read a book or search the Internet for information first. That’s where our body enhancement research began. We looked at dozens of San Diego-based plastic surgeons. We viewed pictures, prices, and professional backgrounds. I was interested in having three procedures done—breast augmentation, lower blepharoplasty, and liposuction of my inner and outer thighs. Dr. Pousti offered the services we were interested in, and I went in for a consultation. During that initial visit, Dr. Pousti made me feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful. We discussed the types of procedures I was interested in and he said I was a good candidate for all three. I left the office knowing that this was my plastic surgeon. His office staff was polite and helpful. All of my questions were answered. I left with a quote and with every intention of returning. Later that evening, I discussed the quote with my husband, who found it rather reasonable. I told him about Dr. Pousti and how comfortable he made me feel. We decided that we weren’t going to look any further—we found the right doctor. It was easy for me to commit to having the surgery. I had ample time off from work to recuperate, the money wasn’t an issue, and I’ve been waiting 20 years. We scheduled our surgery and pre-op appointments. My husband attended the pre-op appointment so he could meet Dr. Pousti and ask questions. I know surgery is a serious matter, but the rapport Dr. Pousti has with his patients puts everyone at ease and his sense of humor is a wonderful complement to his professionalism. We left the office extremely confident in Dr. Pousti. I must confess that there was about a week of worry on my part. How would I look? I could live with a botched boob job, but what about my eyes? What were they going to look like? There was no hiding them. I relieved these worries by trusting in Dr. Pousti. What else could I do? Then, before I knew it, it was time for my surgery. My husband took me to the surgery center. The staff was great, especially my anesthesiologist—I have a hard time with needles and IVs. Dr. Pousti held my hand as the IV was inserted (Thank you!!). Dr. Pousti greeted me as I walked into the operating room. I felt at ease. Next thing I know, I’m in the recovery room. I really don’t remember anything else about that day. I know my husband took me home and put me right to bed. But bed was not the right place for me. I needed to be reclined, so I spent two weeks sleeping (not so much) on the couch. My husband was great about giving me my meds and keeping up with the ice pack for my eyes, then as I recovered he would massage my thighs and help with the breast exercises. He is wonderful!! I’m just over three weeks (25 days) out from my surgery now. I’d say I’m 90% recovered, as far as pain and range of motion. I’m sleeping in bed and am thrilled with my results. My eyes look amazing. Those bags that I’ve been carrying around since birth are finally gone. My jeans fit better now that my thighs are slimmer. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with my breasts. They are perfect!! They are exactly as I wanted them to look. My husband and I want to thank Dr. Pousti for making dreams a reality. MK San Marcos, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am a 25 year old African American that just recently had breast augmentation on November 22, 2010. Being in the Navy I wasn’t sure how soon I would be able to return to work within 1 weeks I was feeling back to normal an able to return to work (desk job). I went from a small A to a full C. Ok let me back it up a little from the first time I set up an appointment over the phone with Dr. Pousti his staff was incredible helpful there was never any pressure to make a fast discussion always letting me know it was okay to come back with more questions and encouraged me to bring family alone to share the experience with me. I had 3 visits with Dr. Pousti before my surgery just to keep my worrying down. I was able to bring in pictures of what I liked and disliked. The staff sent me home with lovely gift to look over DVDs, booklets and even a bra to try on that had different size breast cup so I could get a better free for them in the comfort of my own home. The day of the surgery I had mixed emotions between nerves and excited. The staff was so warm and welcoming all my nerves went away very fast. After the surgery I was able to walk to my mom’s car on my own. There was a lot of discomfort for the first 2 days with so much pressure being on your chest on the 3 day the pain went from a 10 to a 4, I would relate the pain as just doing to many push-ups the night before. It has been just over 2 months and I could not be happier with my results and the service I received from Dr. Pousti and his staff. The staff called me every day for about 2 weeks to check on me after the surgery. My scares from the surgery…. What scares J Jbeing African American I was worried about my scaring and the color differences that cuts leave on our skin the way Dr. Pousti cut me I have only a 1in scare that is hardly noticeable. I would tell anyone if you ever thought about it…. JUST DO IT and go to Dr. Pousti if you want it done right. San Diego, CA
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I had a breast augmentation on June 05′. I was slightly flat chest and would like to enhance my breast. I was recommended to see Dr.Pousti by one of our close friend that had the same procedure done 3 years ago and I loved the outcome of the surgery on her. The first time I went in for my consultation, it was too good to be true. I have never seen anyone that is so caring and friendly and made me feel so comfortable being there. Dr.Pousti was wonderful to talked to and the consultation I had was good enough to make up my mind that I was the right place with the right surgeon. I am now a D-Cup and is very pleased with it. What I like most about my surgery is the way the outcome was…natural looking breast. I was hardly in pain and did not take pain medication. I was up and about the next day but had to followed Dr. Pousti direction for not driving. Its been a year after surgery and no one can tell that I have an implant. I am so glad that Dr. Pousti was my surgeon and I did the right choice for once.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: When I had the initial consultation with Dr. Pousti, I felt very comfortable with him. I felt that Dr. Pousti was not pushy and was very clear about giving me all the informations that I needed to know about the surgery. And also, he is a very easy Dr. to talk to. I’d never felt threaten or intimidate by him at all. Plus, his staffs was very helpful and nice. U.O. Vista, California
I had dreamt of breast augmentation for well over 20 years. Coming from a family of busty women, I felt nature had cheated me by giving me modest 34B’s. Finally, I decided to research top surgeons in the San Diego area and found Dr. Pousti among the top of the list. His being double board certified was most impressive and the photos on his website blew me away! After meeting Dr. Pousti and his wonderful smiling staff, I was more than convinced this was the surgeon for me! I was also able to meet other women and “SEE” his actual work. What was MOST IMPRESSIVE was little or no scarring and they looked and felt so natural!! Since my own surgery in December 2005, I cannot tell you how very pleased I am!!!! My body is in perfect proportion and my self esteem has soared through the roof! THANK YOU DR. POUSTI!!!
L.J. Oceanside, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Dr. Pousti was wonderful. He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable about my operation. The results are amazing!! I’m back to my size before I had my kids and my breasts look amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti. My tiny scars are hardly noticeable and I am truly thrilled with my results. I wish I had done this sooner!! K.G. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am a 34 year old mother of 5 and I recently had twins so my breasts weren’t perky like they used to be. I had to breast feed two babies and my cup size went from a 34B to 34A. When people say “kibbles and bits”, they are referring to my breasts. I am an attractive woman, and therefore not insecure, but my breasts did not fit my body. I have a friend that had her breast augmentation by Dr. Pousti and they are beautiful so I decided to come for a consultation. Dr. Pousti, as well as his staff, were wonderful. They made me feel very comfortable. I had doubts at first because I needed to know that he had worked on African American women and Dr. Pousti reassured me that he had performed this operation on many African American patients and proceeded to show me their before and after photos. Dr. Pousti answered all of my questions and educated me on seeing surgeons who were “board certified in plastic surgery”. He wanted my best — he cared about me, not all about money. I knew at that time that he was the one who was going to perform my breast augmentation. If you ever have any doubts, I can tell you that you are in good hands with Dr. Pousti. He is wonderful! I would recommend him to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery. This man can do miracles –I am very pleased with my results. M.J. Chula Vista, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Greetings from Colorado!!! It has officially been 4 weeks since my surgery and I am emailing you as promised. Things are going great here. Just to give you an update from last week when I was able to see you in the office, the left breast is still less swollen than the right but the right one is progressing nicely. The scars are healing beautifully and I am extremely excited to be able to start wearing regular bras again (although it is more comfortable with the sports bra at night, I am still sleeping with it). I seem to be progressing more and more each day. I can never express to you what a wonderful job that you did, you are truly awesome!!! I have recommended some people to you and hope that they get the pleasure of meeting you. If you could, thank Dr. Crab tree for doing such a good job of “knocking me out”, I didn’t feel a thing (hee hee). I would also like to thank Margie again for being the absolute best in getting everything scheduled for me in such an efficient matter (and since you, Margie, are probably the one reading this,) THANK YOU!!!! Your office staff is awesome and I would like to wish them and your family, a very Happy Holiday. Once again, Thanks to everyone that helped me through my journey. T.R. Poway, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I have struggled with my breast size ever since I was little. I just never developed. I put on weight, tried pills, and used birth control to try to get myself to “fill out.” About a month before my 23rd birthday, I decided that this was the right time for me. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Pousti by referral of another website. I called and checked on his credentials, I read the testimonials on his website, briefly looked around and read up on as much as I could about the surgery, and decided to call for a consultation. I was nervous and excited, but unsure if I could go through with it. On the day of my first consultation, I walked into this very relaxing and beautifully decorated office. Dr. Pousti’s staff immediately greeted me. I was totally embarrassed to show Dr. Pousti my AA breasts, but with Vanessa in the room to assist, he assured me that I would be a perfect candidate. I was shown before and afters of other patients and I was really impressed. I got to talk with other patients who had just had the surgery a few months before. I was really surprised when Dr. Pousti left the room so that I could ask anything that I wanted. I remember Dr. Pousti coming back into the room and telling me that I had no decisions to make that day and to come back and see him as many times as I wanted. Knowing that plastic surgeons don’t make any money off of the office visits, I felt confident that this was not a doctor that would just “push me through the system.” He was so caring and genuine that I knew in my heart that this was the right doctor and I had no desire to see anyone else. I went back to see Dr. Pousti about 5 more times before my surgery to bring in pictures and talk about what was going to happen. I wanted to make sure he really understood what I wanted. He took the time to go through all of my pictures and I felt strongly that we were on the same page. The last week before the surgery was stressful. It wasn’t that I doubted having my breasts done, but rather the idea of surgery and going under. His staff was wonderful!! I must have called twice everyday and talked to Daisy. She was wonderful in calming my fears, even up until the day of surgery. I had the surgery on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. I was so impressed by the surgical center staff. They were so nice about everything and really calmed all of my fears. I remember lying on the table with the anesthesia being put into me and seeing Dr. Pousti. The last thing that I said to him was that I totally trusted him. I woke up and the biggest problem was not the pain or discomfort, but the nausea. I went home and was mostly out for that day. It was hard to get out of bed, but it got easier each day. By Sunday, I didn’t need any more pain medication. I felt so much better. I was up and around writing papers and studying for my finals, which I had the next week. Wednesday, a week out of surgery, I went out with my friends dancing at InCahoots. It was about 10 days post-surgery that I felt completely normal again. My breasts were sore here and there, but I took Motrin and felt fine. Looking back on my experience, I am so happy that I did this. It was the right time for me. I turned 23 the day before my surgery, I was graduating college, and it was my Christmas present to myself. I realized that you can’t do a thing to change anything in your past, anything that’s happened up until today, but you can make the most of today forward. I was determined to make the most of the rest of my 20’s and beyond because wherever you are in your life right now, you will never be able to get this time back. You really can’t put a price on your self-esteem. I am one of the pickiest people and I never once doubted Dr. Pousti or my decision to go with him. I tell everyone about Dr. Pousti. He is the best!!! S.F. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am 32 years old. Ever since high school, I wished I had larger breasts. Although they were small, my breasts were at least perky, so I tried to be content. But about a year or two ago, I noticed that they were sagging and flattening. I certainly was surprised that something so small could sag and flatten, especially since I have no children! I bought my first padded bras. Of course, over the years I gave “boob jobs” a lot of thought. I had many, many reasons not to do it (I should be happy with the body God gave me; surgery is scary and painful, the money can be better spent elsewhere (or more realistically, what money?!), boob jobs are for porn stars (at least that’s what I used to think); my husband is happy with my body; etc.). But now, the time was right. It has been three months since my “Boobie Birthday” and it is wonderful to now be a proportionally curvy woman! Physically balanced. Voluptuous, even! I’m happy with my improved God-given body, the pain fades and is forgotten, money spent on self improvement is never wasted and my husband is still happy with my body! Dr. Pousti and his staff are a wonderful bunch of people. Gentle, kind and patient. I knew I wanted Dr. Pousti to do my surgery before I even met him. The consultation was only a formality. I would not hesitate to return to him for any procedure myself or to recommend him to anyone. Thanks to Dr. Pousti and staff! A.P. Poway, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am 25 years old. After having my child my breast no longer looked the same. I was very unhappy with how droopy and how small they became. They didn’t fit into even a A cup. I decided to get a breast augmentation so I did my research and found that Dr. Pousti was best qualified for me. Every doctor visit he was always very kind he made me feel very comfortable. On the day of the Surgery while in the operating room what helped me relax was that he held my hand. After the surgery yes it was painful for about six weeks. Dr. Pousti saw me on a regular basis he was very caring with any concerns I had. He answered every question without acting like it wasn’t important or stupid. I certainly recommend him. It has only been 5 months the swelling has gone away. I can sleep comfortable again. And most importantly I feel very sexy. They are beautiful. H.S. Oceanside, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: It is thanks to my referral to Dr. Pousti that I made my decision to have BA surgery after years of saying I never would! Wanting to feel better about myself and be more shapely in my clothes, I decided to make the appointment for a consultation. In all my years of dealing with doctors (and, trust me, there have been a LOT of them), I have never met a more gentle-natured, kind, and caring man than Dr. Pousti. My husband and I were both very comfortable during our discussion and he addressed all of my concerns. The patients I spoke with who had been through surgery had varied stories but all were quick to say they would do it again without hesitation. His staff is wonderful as well as the surgery center staff. It was a great experience and I have a very natural-looking, proportioned figure now. Quite honestly, the last thing I thought I would ever do was voluntarily have surgery after ten surgeries trying to have children! Well, three beautiful, adopted children later, I made the decision to do something positive for myself and I couldn’t be more pleased! I encourage you to do the same! C.R. Descanso, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Absolutely the best!! He was extremely accommodating to me being from out of state and scheduled everything around my schedule. Dr. Pousti and his staff are some of the most kind-hearted people you will ever meet, they are all truly there for you and treat you with the most respect and compassion. Dr Pousti has the best bed-side manner, (he held my hand before I went under and said, “I’ll see you in a little while”). He goes above and beyond the “normal patient/doctor relationship and makes you feel comfortable for pre and post-op visits. His wife is his office manager and is the one who I did most of my communicating with prior to my arrival in San Diego and she is an absolute gem! She answered any and all of my questions in a very speedy manner and was extremely helpful at all times. The day of my surgery was great and I left the surgery center in NO pain what-so-ever. The outcome of my surgery could not be better. My new breasts look so very natural and are perfect (36A to a 38 full C or small D). I would recommend that if anyone is looking into any type of plastic surgery to check out Dr Pousti and his staff, they all make you feel like an old friend as soon as you walk through the door. T.E. Poway, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: “Dr. Pousti was wonderful. He made me feel very relaxed and comfortable about my operation. The results are amazing!! I’m back to my size before I had my kids and my breasts look amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti. My tiny scars are hardly noticeable and I am truly thrilled with my results. I wish I had done this sooner!!” K.H. Hemet, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Just had to brag about my surgeon, Dr. Pousti of San Diego. I interviewed several surgeons in the so. cal. area before I was able to find him,through your site actually! I am seven days post-op and haven’t had any complications. His staff is great and very attentive,as is the doctor. I had an upper eye lift, laser resurfacing of my face and neck, and a BA. He is best known for his breast work,so check him out if you live in the southern calif area! V.R. Long Beach, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I just wanted to pay you a bit of gratitude for your genuine compassion and true caring…As far as I know, I am your ONLY patient. You have not only made me look beautiful, you have provided me with comfort that I hope I have the ability to one day provide someone else. Your effort is limitless and your generosity is far beyond words. Thank you SO much for the priceless-life long contribution you have given me. I wish I had a trade that could make you as equally fulfilled (no pun intended!!). Truly you are an exceptional doctor. Even beyond your physical works of excellence, your nurturing heart is really where your gift lies. Thank you again, Dr. Pousti. K.W. El Cajon, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: After years of being unhappy with my breasts I finally felt it was time to start researching breast augmentation. I found lots of helpful information on the internet and looked at literally hundreds of breasts. I was rather disappointed in most of the before and after photos from many different doctors. I knew I would be a slightly difficult case because I was unhappy with the shape of my breasts and the distance between them, as well as wanting them to be larger. When I came across Dr. Pousti=s site I was pleased with the results of his before and after photos from previous patients. I would have been happy with any of the after photos as my own breasts. So I scheduled a consultation. I arrived excited yet slightly nervous. I had done tons of research, and I still had so many questions. I was greeted by a friendly and courteous staff, filled out a short form or two, then was asked if I would like to speak with some of his previous patients. I, of course, accepted and spoke with several women about their experiences with Dr. Pousti. All of the women were quite pleased with their results and happy to share and answer my questions. I found that two of the women were recommended to Dr. Pousti by their OBGYNs. Being able to speak to women who had already gone through the entire procedure was comforting and showed how much his patients really like him. I then met with the doc himself. He was up-front, polite, and honest which I really appreciated. He explained to me what could and could not be achieved through breast augmentation. He asked me why I wanted the procedure and we agreed that I had the right reason- for me, not for anyone else. I wanted to change the size and shape of my breasts to have better self confidence and make myself more proportionate. I asked him all of my questions from the TUBA (through the naval) method to the risks of the procedure. My biggest concern was loss of sensation. Dr. Pousti was not pushy nor rushed; he gave me all the time I needed to go over any of my questions, concerns, etc. When we finished he welcomed me to come back and visit as many times as I wanted. Some of the other women said that other doctors had tried to get them to schedule a surgery date right then and there. I left without feeling pressured and with a good sense of mind. The next day I called and scheduled a surgery date; I knew Dr. Pousti was the one for me. I saw Dr. Pousti a few more times before my surgery mostly to discuss sizing. There is no foolproof way of determining how big to go. I went through his photos of before and afters and chose several that I liked for size and shape. But I was slightly discouraged because all these girls were much shorter than me. I stand nearly 6′2″ and I wanted to find other women in my height/weight range to compare against. I went online and found that I liked the way 500-600cc implants looked on women with my build. Just to be sure that I wasn’t going too big or to end up regretting not going big enough I filled the bottoms of old pantyhose with rice to use as a stuffer. I had found a website that recommended this and gave a table of how much rice was equivalent to 100ccs of saline. I put the rice sacks in a bra that I had bought that I believed to be how large I would like to be after surgery. I wore the rice bra everywhere during my regular days to make sure I didn’t feel uncomfortably large up top. After a few weeks I was sure that the rice bra size was ideal. Having a set surgery date was the perfect motivator to get my body in better shape. As the day got closer and closer I got even more excited. Like an elementary school child makes a paper chain counting down the days until Christmas, I made a paper chain to my big day. There wasn’t a nervous bone in my body- I was about to get what I always wanted to have been born with. I couldn’t even contain myself the morning of my surgery. I brought the rice bra with me again to show Dr. Pousti, and I kiddingly said, Fill er up!@ as I showed him the bra. I understood that he could only try to give me the look and size that I wanted; there were no guarantees. The nurses were all so kind and reassuring. I met with my anesthesiologist and then went under. Dr. Pousti uses sizers to ensure that you get the size you wanted. He had tried a 600cc sizer and decided it was too big. He knew I wanted to be large, but not huge. I was then given 525cc implants overfilled to 575ccs. I woke up groggy but so amazed. I had a chest! Between the bandages I could see cleavage. Cleavage…me with cleavage! Because my breasts were naturally constricted and so far apart, cleavage was something I had never really experienced. I stayed in the surgery center for a short while after I awoke and spoke with Dr. Pousti. He said everything went very well. I was still flabbergasted. I was allowed to go home with my friend who was to take care of. For the next few days I was not really in pain, just a state of discomfort. Yes, it does feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest. Dr. Pousti called me that evening just to check up on me. I felt fine, but I found it very difficult to sit up and get out of bed. You never realize how much you use your pectoral muscles and your arms to get up. Keeping your elbows to your side to do everything was annoying yet necessary. Before five days was up I was off the pain killers and going stir crazy (I=m normally a very active person). I had my stitches removed on the sixth day out, and I got to see my breasts without any bandages for the first time. I was so happy I wanted to kiss Dr. Pousti! And then a shower; not being allowed to shower for 6 days was torturous. I saw Dr. Pousti frequently after my surgery. I became one of the very happy women to share my experience with others. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone. Would I do it all over again? In a heartbeat! Dr. Pousti and I both believe my results came out even better than expected. I feel they=re perfect, and I didn’t loose any sensation anywhere. I went from a 34B to a 34DD/36D. Dr. Pousti usually avoids mentioning cup sizes because they can vary so much, so please don=t place too much emphasis on a cup size. My small scars are quickly fading away. I now have the confidence I lacked before. My clothes fit and look better, and I feel like a million bucks. Thank you so much Dr. Pousti! W.D. Irvine, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I wanted to write so other women doing their research could read how wonderful of a surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti, in San Diego, is. I spent seven months doing research and interviewing other surgeons in the San Diego area. I had made up my mind about breast augmentation, but finding the right doctor is what it’s all about. After meeting with Dr. Pousti a few times, and then having my mother meet with him, I new he was the one. Personable, professional, caring, are only some of the qualities this doctor has to offer. He and his staff are the cream of the crop here in San Diego. My surgery was at Grossmont Hospital, which is a fabulous facility. Dr. Pousti, the nurses, my anesthesiologist, made me feel so at ease that I was not nervous at all before surgery. My end result…fantastic! I am a runner, with not a lot of body fat, and I think my breast look and feel natural! I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti to any other intelligent women that is looking to make a life changing decision like this. R.S. Jamul, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I want to tell everyone what a fantastic job Dr. Pousti did on my breast augmentation surgery. Having the surgery was the best thing I have done for MYSELF. I am the mother of 3 breastfed sons who are in their 20’s and I have been married for over 25 yrs. I was a very small B cup and now I can fill a D cup. My husband has always said he loved me just the way I was and really didn’t want me to have my boobs done, BUT he slipped a couple of times and made innocent jokes about my breast size and I thought to myself “I’m going to do this.” I did my research and I chose Dr. Pousti. He and his staff are exceptional! There was never any pressure just honest caring and kindness. I have always felt like I mattered to them. I have never felt like just another patient or just another number. The decision to chose Dr. Pousti as my surgeon was made when he told me that I could come in any time to see his patients and ask questions. I loved the idea that I could see his handiwork with my own eyes. At my consultation I told Dr. Pousti that I thought I needed a lift and boob job. He told me that I didn’t need a lift because the implants would give me the results I was looking for. This is an example of Dr. Pousti’s commitment to providing the right thing for you. It is not about the money. Dr. Pousti is all about information. He said he wanted anyone considering surgery to be as informed as possible. I had brought some pictures of how I would love to look and he kept those pictures. I look just like I wanted. Dr. Pousti ha given me a confidence that I didn’t have before. He is a calm, patient, professional, & caring Doctor and he knows his stuff! He is honest about what he can achieve and delivers! My surgery was great. The facility was nice, clean, and the staff there was great. Dr. Rose was my anesthesiologist. He was so funny and sweet. I cannot say enough about the whole experience. I can say this. I would do it all again! My hope is that you will read the many testimonies that are on this website and that you will visit Dr. Pousti’s office so that you can see for yourself how awesome he and his staff are. I can’t wait for this summer so that I can wear a bathing suit top WITHOUT pads in it!! I belive in Dr. Pousti’s work so much that I have allowed my before pictures to be posted on this site so that other woman will see what a miracle worker he is. P.S. my husband is very happy that I had the surgery. He is enjoying the new found confidence I have now and says my boobs like beautiful! Thanks Dr. Pousti J.L.E.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I had a breast augmentation done three months ago by Dr. Tom J. Pousti in San Diego. I am so glad I got a chance to meet with this doctor. I am so happy with my result of the surgery. I have a small child and I breast fed and my breast became very “ugly” after. Dr. Pousti changed my look! I went from small saggy “A” cup to a full “C” cup. I am waiting for the summer to come along so I can really show them off. I highly recommend Dr. Tom Pousti to anyone who is interested. I met with several other patients from his office that was willing to share there experiences with me and that helped alot. K.S. Upland, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Ever since I can remember, I’ve been jealous of the women on the sunny beaches in San Diego wearing triangle top bikinis. I always suffered with those horrible padded swimsuits I had to wring out because they were water logged after a swim. Eventually, I had had enough and decided to research my options. Unlike most people, I was lucky enough to have my first consultation with Dr. Pousti. I spent several hours on the internet looking at before and after pictures of various plastic surgeons and was most impressed with Dr. Pousti’s website and pictures. So, I decided to call Dr. Pousti’s office for a consultation. I clearly remember the first question he asked me: Why are you interested in a breast augmentation? After my response, he made it clear that he approved of my reason and would not perform the procedure on anyone if the only reason they were considering implants was to impress their significant other. This was what sealed my decision to choose Dr. Pousti. He clearly had my best interests in mind, not only physically but emotionally as well. After my initial consultation, I came back to his office on three occasions, speaking to other patients and bringing pictures of results I did and did not want. He kept them in a folder to take into the operating room with him, which helped reassure me. He also invited me back to the office at any time to ask questions of him and/or other patients. The morning of the surgery, I was very impressed with the nurses. They were comforting and reassuring. When I woke up from the surgery, I instantly had a nurse by my side, and that night at home, Dr. Pousti called to check on me. How rare is that! I have been back to Dr. Pousti’s office since the surgery for check-ups and have always been greeted with a smile. At each appointment, I was told what to expect to feel and experience, which helped when I actually couldn’t lift my arms too high or sit up on my own. Now five months later, I am so excited to be able to wear triangle top bikinis! My husband and I even went to the Caribbean and I absolutely love our sunny beach pictures! I can, without a doubt, say that my decision to have breast augmentation with Dr. Pousti, is one of the best decisions I have made. K.G. Chula Vista, California
I just wanted to give my recommendation to Dr. Pousti in San Diego. I just got my BA two weeks ago. He is a wonderful doctor. He is very reassuring and I felt very comfortable with him. His staff is wonderful. The nurses are very helpful, and I feel very comfortable asking them their opinions. I am still awaiting the final outlook on my BA. It is still hard to tell what they will look like. A.S. San Diego, California
Breast Augmentation/Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck): I am a 40 year old mother of three children, from ages 18 to 2 years old. As much as I love my children, I have always resented the way my body has changed after each pregnancy. After nursing all 3, my body was ugly, saggy, stretched out and downright disgusting. I have always been very active, however, all the physical activity would never give me back my taught, lean torso! When I was introduced to Dr. Pousti and his staff, I decided on that first visit that I wanted to have breast augmentation and tummy tuck. I didn’t need any liposuction, that told me it was all SAG! Since I have had the procedure, life has changed dramatically. I LOVE MYSELF! I love that my husband can’t keep his hands off of me. I love that I don’t ignore myself when passing a mirror. I love that my clothes fit so perfectly. I love that my friends and family all see such a change, for the good, in me. I know this all sounds shallow, but trust me, I have never felt so good about myself! Although the surgery itself was tough to recover from, a lot of it due to the necessity of having to shorten my convalescent period, I have no regrets. I would recommend to anyone considering this type of life changing experience to go for it! I now have the body that I’ve always wanted. I wear a full C cup bra, and my torso is tight and flat. 3 1/2 months after surgery, I feel and look better than I ever have, thanks to Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff. R.L. San Diego, California
(From this patient’s husband)
When my wife first told me she wanted enhancement surgery, I told her that I fell in love and married her the way she is, that she looked fine and that I wanted to use the extra money we had to buy a new car. Well, after seeing and experiencing the results, the difference in my wife’s confidence when we go out, the energy it has put back in our love and everyday life…I have two things to say to Dr. Pousti- THANK YOU and my F-150 can wait!
I am 31 years old, a teacher and a research practitioner. It was just seven weeks ago that I had both breast augmentation and labia minora reduction procedures by Dr. Tom Pousti. Since both procedures are in very sensitive and private areas, I would not go to just any plastic surgeon. I had many friends make recommendations to me as to where to go and had gone to approximately a dozen consultation (maybe more) from Coronado to Beverly Hills. Once I narrowed it down to the top two, I consulted with them again. I chose Dr. Pousti because he had the best credentials, he is a true artist, and he is the most personable doctor you will ever come across. I know I could trust him and I do not trust many people in general. He took A LOT of time to answer all of my questions and provided me with his expertise in assisting me to “design” the most natural look that I was unfortunately not born with. Additionally, he was very nurturing throughout the entire experience. I am naturally a very anxious person and was quite nervous. I never once felt like “just another patient”. I always felt taken care of. After I had made my decision, I collected various pictures of what I did not want to look like as well as what I had wanted. Dr. Pousti studied these photos I had brought to him and then asked me questions and together we designed my new breasts and labia minora. You are probably thinking what is that? It is the stretchy inner lips of the vagina and I was very uncomfortable with the way mine appeared. It interfered with my sexual encounters since I was a late teen. I was embarrassed and I can say I am extremely happy with the results. (I had asked my OBGYN on various occasions if they could do this procedure and they did not recommend it. They even had said that there was a good chance of losing sensitivity during intercourse. Well, I can vouch that that is not true. It is even more wonderful than it was before!). Before I really speak to my results, let me tell you about the actual day of the procedure. I showed up early on Friday morning at the Grossmont Surgical Center. The nurses were absolutely wonderful! They brought me into a little area where I changed out of my clothes and into my gown and slippers. Sounds like I was about to get a spa treatment, huh? Well, that is how they treated me. I sat in a very comfortable lazy-boy chair. The nurses put warm blankets on me and gave me something to feel very relaxed, but not too relaxed because I was to speak with Dr. Pousti one last time prior to being rolled into surgery. We looked at all of the pictures again and had conversations in regard to my desired results. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable! Then I began to feel the anxiety of pre-surgery and the nurses took care of that with a little IV. Didn’t feel a thing! Next, I was introduced to the other staff members ~ all very nice and taking care of my every need. Shortly after, I was rolled in but I do not remember. Next thing I knew, I had breasts and an improved vaginal appearance! I felt no pain. My friend was there to take me home, but first they gave me a couple of pain-killers. It was a short ride home (I slept through it) and I walked up my stairs to my bedroom. My bed was arranged with three pillows propped up and smaller pillows for my arms to rest on. I also had a pillow for under my butt to prevent swelling in the labia area. (I had set this all up prior to leaving the house that morning which I highly recommend). I had all of my pills within reach as well as the remote to the TV and bottled water with a straw. The fridge was stocked and my friends who helped me the first three days were great! I saw Dr. Pousti on Monday and everything looked great. My breasts were a little swollen and my labia minora looked better than I had imagined! The first week I was slow but moving around by day 5 with no problems. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti as your surgeon. I am probably the most high maintenance patient Dr. Pousti has ever had “to deal with” and can be very difficult because of my very high expectations, but Dr. Pousti couldn’t have done a better job. Now I am back for laser hair removal! K.S. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: After countless hours of research and consultations with many different doctors, I immediately realized Dr. Pousti was genuinely concerned with my well being. His open caring attitude was a pleasant surprise and has not diminished since the first consultation. The quality of his surgical abilities surpassed my expectations, which were already very high. His friendly and helpful staff compliment his skill and ability. My results are exactly what I wanted. His policy of providing actual patients for face to face reference interviews allowed all my questions to be answered and proved his expertise first hand. My husbands comment: Woooh hoooo! I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone considering plastic surgery. J.P. Chula Vista, California
I am a 20 year old female who had breast augmentation surgery on 4/1/2002. I am very pleased with my results and choice of physician. I am only 6 months out, and my incision lines are unnoticeable. I have noticed that my level of self-esteem, confidence and shopping habits have increased. I love the way I feel when I try new clothes on. If I had the choice of doing this surgery again, I would do it in a heart beat with Dr. Pousti. V.C. Chula Vista, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: For years, I had thought about having breast augmentation surgery but never really imagined myself going through with it. When people I knew began to undergo the surgery, I began thinking about it more and more. The dangers weren’t so scary when I researched others’ experiences and read about so many successful surgeries. Dr. Pousti was the first doctor I interviewed and despite his full waiting room, he insisted on answering all of my questions. He encouraged me to think about my decision and make sure that I really wanted the change. He wasn’t interested in “landing another client” or getting on with his busy day, he wanted me to make sure that I would be happy with my new breasts if I did the surgery. I interviewed with other doctors who didn’t make me feel that they cared much and had me in and out of the office in 5 minutes. Some told me to speak with the nurse if I had further questions. This was poor treatment compared to the excellent treatment I had received at Dr. Pousti’s office. I felt that I was being cared for, not my pocketbook. The surgery center staff was fabulous, the anesthesiologist was humorous and kept me laughing which eased the nervousness I had. The after care has been great. Dr. Pousti called me the day of my surgery and the next day to see if I had any questions or concerns. I couldn’t be happier with the result after just over a month – he did exactly what I wanted, with care and encouragement and that is a true professional! A.S. Rancho Santa Fe, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: At our first consultation with Dr. Pousti, my husband and I knew he was the doctor we wanted. He is very professional, but he talks to you with patience and is very personable that he puts you totally at ease. He is very meticulous about the procedure, explaining everything in detail. I had complete trust in his ability to sense what kind of result I was looking for. Even though I am only one week post-op, I can already say my experience has been very positive. The girls at the office are very professional, knowledgeable and very personable. Dr. Pousti has an excellent staff. I highly recommend anyone to Dr. Pousti, he will take the time to know you so that there is a complete understanding of what you expect from your surgery. Thank you Dr. Pousti! K.M. La Jolla, California
I had breast implants 2 1/2 months ago. Before the surgery, I had lost a lot of breast tissue from birth control. I went from a size 34 full C to a 34 small B. Because I had lost so much tissue, my breast became very saggy. I saw several plastic surgeons in the San Diego area, before meeting Dr. Pousti. After leaving the other plastic surgeons offices, I had always felt like I was just another $$. Some of them made comments like “I can do the surgery in under an hour!” That scared me immensely. I wasn’t interested in a race, I wanted someone who would take their time and give me the result I was looking for. Then I finally met Dr. Pousti. The first trip to his office, I was rather nervous and skeptical based on my previous experiences. I was greeted with smiling faces and by name! After speaking with Dr. Pousti, I was able to meet some of his patients who had already had the surgery. This was extremely helpful because I didn’t just get to look at pictures of his work but I was also able to get first hand information on the procedure from beginning to end. I was very surprised when I left his office for the first time, they thanked me for coming in and told me to feel free to come back as many times as I liked. WOW! I was expecting the phrase that I had gotten from every other office, “sign here and pick a date”. I didn’t feel pressured for one second at Dr. Pousti’s office; instead I was given information on how to look for a credible surgeon in case I didn’t decide to have my surgery done there. The office didn’t want anyone to make the mistake of going to an un-certified surgeon. At that point, I knew I had found the office that cared about me and not the $. Through the next 3 weeks, I visited Dr. Pousti’s office regularly, not only getting to know him and his wonderful staff, but also being able to meet more patients and felt more comfortable about the big step I was going to take. I felt like part of the Pousti family, and it was nice to know that he was getting to know me well enough to know what I wanted. Dr. Pousti actually cared about how I would feel about my breasts after the surgery, this was a great comfort. I knew I was in good hands. I finally had the surgery, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I went from a small 34 B to a 34 D. My main message for women that are considering this surgery; Check each surgeon out thoroughly; ask to speak with previous patients. Be extremely cautious with any surgeon who won’t provide you with references, because there must be a reason. Also when searching for a surgeon, don’t just look at the price, make sure that the surgeon cares about each of his patients and cares about the result they receive. Dr. Pousti is that surgeon. S.P. Chula Vista, California
Testimonial:Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)/Arm lift/Thigh lift/Breast Lift/Breast Augmentation: Life’s Changes It’s an interesting and new feeling being one of the luckiest and happiest people I know. With all of the changes I’ve gone through during the last couple of years this is just something I’ll have to get used to. Fortunately for me, Dr. Pousti has been a huge part of making this possible. In October of 2000, I underwent a gastric bypass surgery with Dr. George Zorn at the Pacific Bariatric Surgery Medical Center in San Diego California. I’m happy to say I’ve lost over 180 pounds and have experienced great improvement in my health and general happiness. Unfortunately, not all the damage to my body could be solved by weight loss alone. I was left with huge amounts of excess skin which I needed and wanted to have removed. After talking with Dr. Zorn, and expressing my concern, he suggested I meet with Dr. Tom Pousti, a very talented reconstructive surgeon in the area who was experienced in dealing with cases such as my own. He also introduced me to one of Dr. Pousti’s patients who’d recently undergone one of the surgeries I needed. Not only was she full of information, she took the time to show me the work Dr. Pousti had done for her. I was very impressed to say the least. My consultation with Dr. Pousti was amazing. His office and office staff was warm and welcoming and friendly. The time he had scheduled for me was exactly that, mine. There was no rushing through questions or answers, unlike countless consultations I’d experienced with other surgeons. It actually took me a while to realize he was in no hurry, he was there, for me, and in no rush to have me leave. I felt very comfortable, very important and quite unique. Not only did Dr. Pousti answer all of the questions I had about what would be happening with me, but he happily answered questions I had about him and informed me of things I’d never thought about. He went through photos of procedures he had performed offering suggestions and insight. He didn’t offer any miracles; he was honest and realistic in what we would be able to accomplish. I appreciated this because I needed to trust and feel comfortable with someone who would be taking my life in his hands. I have to admit, as I was leaving Dr. Pousti’s office, I had a feeling this was the person who would be helping me to change my life. Living out of the area, Dr. Pousti made a point of letting me know I could contact him with any questions or concerns, either by phone or e-mail and I could see him as often as necessary. After doing extensive research on reconstructive surgeons, and the surgeries themselves, on line as well as in person, I’d made my choice. I’ve since undergone four procedures with Dr. Pousti, so far, a bilateral arm lift, bilateral thigh lift, breast lift with augmentation and a panniculectomy, all at the Grossmont Plaza Surgery Center. That has also has been a wonderful experience, full of kind, caring and professional people. His choice of colleagues has been a pleasure and gift. I’m still a work in progress and am looking forward to my next surgery, and I can think of no other surgeon with whom I would feel comfortable, or trust with this body of mine. My incisions have healed and are healing beautifully and look better one month out of surgery than many photos I’ve seen of patients of other surgeons several months out. I honestly believe it will be difficult to see signs of scaring as the months pass. Friends and family are truly amazed at my progress and during my checkups to his office, I’ve been proud to show prospective patients of Dr. Pousti the work he has performed. Throughout my entire experience with Dr. Pousti, I feel that his number one concern has been for my health, happiness and satisfaction. I feel as though we’ve been more of a team than just a surgeon and his patient. Not only has he been a most excellent surgeon and a kind and honorable man, but he has been a wonderfully amazing artist, changing the life of a very grateful, beautiful me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Pousti, from the bottom of my heart! M.K. Reno, Nevada
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation : (This is a letter to the patient’s OBGYN Dr. C.)
Earlier this year, I sought your advice concerning breast augmentation surgery. Since you are a respected OBGYN (and female!) who is consistently professional and compassionate, your advice merits respect. Specifically, I asked if you were familiar with the skills and qualifications of Dr. Tom Pousti. You enthusiastically recommended him as a highly competent surgeon. In addition, you testified to the quality of his work since several of your own patients had undergone breast augmentation surgery conducted by Dr. Pousti. Thank you so much for your advice and recommendation. Indeed, I met with Dr. Pousti and chose him as my surgeon. My consultations with Dr. Pousti were thorough, and I felt reassured by his commitment to my well-being. Going into surgery, I felt entirely comfortable knowing that Dr. Pousti had a clear understanding of what I wanted in terms of my physical appearance. It has been 19 weeks since my breast augmentation surgery and I am pleased to say that I couldn’t be happier with the results. Dr. Pousti and his skilled staff have been consistently professional and considerate during all of my pre-op and post-op visits. Again, thank you for your candid and qualified advice. You have contributed to my satisfaction with my new figure. S.R. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: When I was a teenager, friends and family told me not to worry about my flat chest- that would all change after I had a child. They were wrong, I had my first at 20, and two years later, had less breast tissue than before pregnancy. I could feel my ribs through my breasts. So, I started doing research, and going on consultations. I went to several Dr.’s before I decided on Dr. Pousti. I was very impressed with the office staff- they were all very friendly and helpful. They made me comfortable. Dr. Pousti was very patient, he was happy to answer all of my questions and he had a picture of a previous breast augmentation he had done for a woman with the same characteristics as mine- FLAT. With the implants that Dr. Pousti put in, the same woman in the picture had a nice looking C cup. Other Doctors told me that they couldn’t go bigger than a certain size because I didn’t have enough flesh to work with. This was not what I wanted to hear. Because of money problems, I put off my surgery for three years. I wish I’d just done it in the first place, instead of waiting. I eventually went back to Dr. Pousti, because I remembered how comfortable I was with him and the office staff. At my first appointment in three years I scheduled my surgery because I was completely comfortable there. I had my surgery August 12, 2005. We were late, because I left the instructions at home but we made it to the correct surgery center- finally. The staff at Alvarado Surgical center was friendly, the anesthesiologist came in to talk to me and reassure me that it would all be all right. The scariest part was walking into the operating room and laying down on the table. I guess I looked as freaked out as I felt, because Dr. Pousti held my hand (maybe he was checking my pulse? Either way, it made me feel better) and I was out within about 10 seconds. I woke up in a recovery room, and the nurse brought me some water and a pill (musta been something strong!). Now it seems like I just woke up and jumped out of bed. I probably did, because the drugs were very good. I got up, got dressed, threw up (empty stomach) and left. I remember most of it, but I don’t remember pain until that night when it woke me up, when I was ready for more drugs..I was off the drugs four days after surgery. I didn’t notice a lot of bruising- so I believe that Dr. Pousti was as gentle as he could be and still get the job done. For about a month, my chest was a little uncomfortable- achy mostly, but once I didn’t have to wear a surgical bra, it was fine within a week. Six weeks after surgery, I started running again, and it’s great! I actually wear a sports bra now! Thanks to Dr. Pousti, I now have a very nice 34C. I have no rippling, or any other problems – they’re beautiful, soft, even and most importantly, natural looking. Pre-surgery, my left nipple was a little higher than my right, but after surgery, I can’t tell that there was ever any difference. I heard terrible things about breast augmentation gone wrong, but have had nothing but luck with mine. I would refer anyone to Dr. Pousti, and I did- my grandmother! I’m really looking forward to this summer when I can show everything off, and finally feel sexy. I have boobs! Life is great! K.G. San Diego, California
Testimonials:Breast Augmentation: (removal and replacement) Dear Dr. Pousti, I just wanted to take a minute to tell you an extra “thank you”. Today (Wednesday) Glenn and I had a consultation with you. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your time and patience. I want to apologize for keeping you so long at our appointment. When we came in, their was no one in the waiting room and I assumed that we were your last appointment for the day. After walking out and seeing more people in your waiting room I felt bad for holding you up. When I got home and was thinking about our appointment, you were so patient with me and all my questions. You did not make me feel rushed or hurried. You were patient, understanding, and thorough. I was also very greatful for your honesty. Over the past 6 months or so I know I have probably asked you the same questions more than 100 times and you are always so patient and up front with me. You’ve always told me to take time with my thoughts and not rush anything. Some Doctors would see my situation as a dollar sign and not put the emotion into it. Glenn and I commented to you about the books in the waiting area and you said your wife put them together for you. You said they are nice to reflect on after some of those more trying days. Dr. Pousti, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and what you do. I am a Manicurist and own my own business. Dealing with people day in and day out I can tell you that I really notice and admire your people skills. Also, how respectful you are to your staff. They respond well to you and it shows in their work that they enjoy what they do and who they work for. Most business philosophy’s believe that the customers should come first and always be happy. But if you have an unhappy staff how can you have happy customers. So really shouldn’t the employees come first. This seems to be the case in your office. Everyone’s always happy and very accomodating. I believe that is why I feel so comfortable with you and your staff. I felt very comfortable with the conclusion we reached and I again want to thank you for being approachable and making me feel comfortable with something I have been struggling with. Thank you again. Respectfully, J.K. Lake Elsinore, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I expressed to Dr. Pousti that my two main concerns were the IV and the anesthesia, neither of which I had had before. I asked if I could come look at the OR. Dr. Pousti said he had a breast augmentation patient the next morning, would I like to come then??(* if he could get her permission) I said yes, this was important, I’ll move around my purification to start work late and be in the OR by 10am. When I got to Grossmont Surgical Center, the staff was wonderful. Rose in pre-op took me through exactly everything that would happen on my surgery day. Knowing I am afraid of IVs, she even set up a makeshift IV on my hand to get used to the feeling without sticking me. She showed me the paperwork and talked me through everything as if it was my surgery day. And by the way, when it was my surgery day, she shuffled her lunch schedule around to make sure she was there to start my IV. When it came time for surgery, they asked if I wanted to watch. When would I get another chance like this? Making sure I could leave early if I felt faint, I said yes. The operation was amazing, it took all the scariness out of it, being able to see it in all its splendor. As verbose as I am, I have no words to describe it. It was breathtaking. Medicine in action. I stood with the patient’s friend on a step stool about two feet away from “the field,” or the patient’s exposed chest. Once the anesthesiologist injected the sleepy cocktail into the IV, the patient fell asleep within thirty seconds. The doctor and his staff then taped her arms at her side and secured her to the operating table. This was so when the augmentation was finished they could prop her up and see what the final outcome would be before they actually finished the operation. I thought this was a great idea, as the doctor would know exactly how the breasts would look when everything was finished and took all the guesswork out of the procedure. A cloth was draped above her head, finishing the dressing of the patient, leaving only the chest exposed. A rub down with iodine solution to sterilize the field was performed, wiped off, and work began. The first cut was made peri-areolar with a cauterizing scalpel. There was practically no blood and I was very surprised. The opening was about a centimeter and a half long-shocking that an implant could go in that little space! Next the team worked the skin apart with clamps, very gently, coaxing it into a hole big enough to fit the spacers in. The spacers looked like implants but were filled with air instead of saline solution to take a first look at what the breasts will look like. It’s like a dry run. Air was injected into the spacers with 60 cc syringes, and the number of syringe-fulls was carefully counted. The breasts were over-inflated a bit, examined and then taken down to their final size. The amount of cc’s of air in the spacers was counted and then the other side was done. A big smiley face on the patient’s breast boasting, “I’m Smaller!” let Dr. Pousti know which side would take the bigger implant. With the calculations finished, the implants were removed from their packaging, washed, sterilized, soaked in antibiotic and placed in the patient. Inflation with saline finished the job and the team did the final checks. Once it was done, about four rows of stitches were used to sew the wound. The first several levels are dissolving stitches and the stitches you can see are the ones that need to be removed about a week later. Almost everything in the OR was done with no talking; the team knew what was going on and what was expected of them at all times. For the most part I was just listening to Enya playing quietly in the background. After the final stitches, a local anesthetic was given directly into each breast to keep the pain level low when the patient awakened. They transferred her into a rolling bed and brought her out to the recovery room. Before I finish with the operation story, I must mention one person I purposely left out, and this is the anesthesiologist. I believe s/he is probably the most important person in the room because s/he is the one keeping you alive. Dr. Taka—- was attentive to the patient’s vital signs for the entire procedure, and continually injected things into her IV. He was by no means a bystander; he was an integral part of the procedure from IV insertion to waking the patient. I would feel safe having my life in this person’s hands. So out to recovery it was, and when we left the OR after the hour and 20 minutes, I saw a small stool sitting outside which I knew Rose had left there for me in case I didn’t make it through. Sweethearts one and all. The patient did great waking up, she repeated things over and over again like, “Did I say it only seemed like 5 minutes? They kept telling me I’d repeat that.” She was feeling no pain. A little groggy, the best advice the patient gave me was that the most important thing to her at that moment of blissful disorientation was seeing a friendly face staring back at her. Make sure you bring a friend you’ll smile to wake up to. That did it for me. I went right back to Dr. Pousti’s office and scheduled the next available surgery. Those four hours away from work that day were the most informative I’ve spent in years. Not only did I personally overcome the fear of surgery, I was able to watch another person who wanted to make it easier for me. And this was all made possible by Dr. Pousti, who saw what I needed to go forward and made it happen. I would not trade that experience in the OR for anything. H.V. Newport Beach, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: My story I imagine is very similar to many others. After having two children I felt that my body would never be like it was before kids. I worked out and got down to my pre- pregnancy weight, however with the weight loss I lost volume and fullness in my breasts. The more I lost the more they sagged. I realized that no amount of exercise and dieting would bring back the fullness I once had. So after much research I found Dr. Pousti. He was very gracious and kind. He put me at ease when I mentioned my concerns. He never made me feel rushed. When I finally made my decision to have the surgery I was not that nervous because Dr. Pousti, his staff and the surgery center were all very helpful and caring. I have had surgeries before and never had a team of people like these who were as caring and considerate. Another surprise to me was that I awoke with no pain just as Dr. Pousti said would happen. I have had surgeries before where I was overcome with the pain and nausea that accompanies that ordeal. After the surgery my recovery was very fast and virtually pain free. I mainly used Tylenol and just felt pressure on my chest. Shortly after (2 weeks) I was back to my old routine. I am so happy with my results and would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you Dr. Pousti and staff for making my experience and results better then I ever could have imagined!! L.S. La Jolla, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am 29 years old and it has been just over 2 months since I had my Breast Augmentation surgery by Dr. Pousti. I have 2 kids and nursed both of them and was not happy with the way that my breasts sagged. I had always been small (around a 32B) but after nursing, I got even smaller (down to an A) and was not comfortable in a bathing suit or bra that did not have major padding. I wanted to fill out my tops better. I had been thinking about surgery for a few months and then talked to a friend who had a tummy tuck by Dr. Pousti and just couldn’t stop raving about how great the office was and how personable Dr. Pousti was. I called his office and fortunately was able to get an appt for a consultation. My husband and I went together and we were very impressed by Dr. Pousti’s mannerism. He instantly makes you feel comfortable and explains everything to you. He really takes the time to answer any questions that you may have. And if you have any more questions about anything, they invite you to make an appointment for more consultations. I waited a few months after my initial consultation making sure that it was what I really wanted to do. I was able to talk to some of his other patients that had had breast augmentation surgery as well and they were all very informative about what to expect with the surgery. I finally decided that I wanted to go through with it even though I was still a little nervous about the surgery. The morning of the surgery I was very nervous but once I got to the Grossmont Surgical Center the whole medical staff put me right at ease. The anesthesiologist was wonderful. Dr. Pousti came in and told me what he was going to do and it calmed me down. After the surgery he even called me at home to see how I was doing. I really felt like he cared if I was miserable and uncomfortable. It is so nice to find a great doctor who cares about his patients. As for the results of the surgery, I couldn’t be any happier. I love the way they look and feel. I had told Dr. Pousti that I didn’t want any sagginess but I did want to look natural, so I was leaving it up to his discretion about the size. And he did it perfectly. I didn’t want it to be obvious that I had the surgery and it’s not. As for all of the follow up appointments, everyone at the office has been great. It is nice to go into a doctor’s office and they know you by name. It made me feel really good. So, thank you Dr. Pousti and the whole staff at his La Mesa office and the staff that took care of me at Grossmont Surgical Center. You all did a great job and I really appreciate it. I will highly recommend you guys to everyone that asks. A.A. Hemet, California
I wanted to write you so other women doing their research could read how wonderful of a surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti, is. I spent seven months doing research and interviewing other surgeons in the San Diego area. I had made up my mind about breast augmentation, but finding the right doctor is what it’s all about. After meeting with Dr. Pousti a few times, and then having my mother meet with him, I new he was the one. Personable, professional, caring, are only some of the qualities this doctor has to offer. He and his staff are the cream of the crop here in San Diego. My surgery was at Grossmont Hospital, which is a fabulous facility. Dr. Pousti, the nurses, my anesthesiologist, made me feel so at ease that I was not nervous at all before surgery. My end result… fantastic! I am a runner, with not a lot of body fat, and I think my breast look and feel natural! I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti to any other intelligent women that is looking to make a life changing decision like this. Thank you! S.F. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation:October 10, 2005 Last March I visited Dr. Pousti’s office in search of the right physician to perform my breast augmentation. His was the last office I visited because after having been to other offices, there wasn’t a need to continue looking. I was very impressed by Dr. Pousti’s practices. He sees you for the initial consultation, which isn’t standard practice. He is honest and allows you to speak to other patients to ensure you are fully informed of what you can expect from your procedure. My breasts are now beautiful D’s and I couldn’t be more pleased with my results. They are very natural looking. I love my new figure and so does my husband! Thank you Dr. Pousti and your fabulous staff. My sister cannot wait to make her appointment. Sincerely, M.S. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I clung desperately to the side of a rock face a good 1200 feet off the ground knowing I had another 2000 to go. I looked down at my shaking legs perched precariously over tine footholds. The hustle and bustle in Yosemite Valley below me continued on as usual. My skin was burnt and my fingers bloody from days of serious big wall rock climbing. I would be up here for another few days. The rope dangled loosely at my feet and my partner yelled words of motivation at the end of the rope below me. His voice felt so distant and my mind wandered. I had to fight though this move or I would fall to the piece of gear 20 feet down. I knew the answer. It was my way of surviving the sexual assault the year before. I had used rock climbing as a tool to regain control and love for my body. The years passed and as each hardship was thrown at me, I continued this grueling theme. I had miscarriage after miscarriage and ran marathons. I lost my father in a single car accident and drove my mountain bike hard down steep mountains in the Sierras. I fought cancer and surfed the biggest waves I could paddle into. I had a miracle baby and fought for my rankings in competitive long course triathlon. The birth of my daughter was a blessing but once again, I struggled with postpartum and the stresses of motherhood. Sports were my anchor. They kept me grounded while they scared me and spit me out. I came up fighting every time. Last fall I was featured in a Women’s Fitness Magazine where the author eloquently spoke of my story. I read it in disbelief. There was a full page picture with me in a sports bra … my breasts were completely deflated. My daughter had sucked the life right out of them the year that I so cheerfully breastfed her. I knew right then and there for the fist time in my life that I would consider implants. I would look the adversity in the face and change the situation at hand. I had lost the love and respect for my body so many times before and regained it; I knew I must stick to the theme. I had many reservations. My hippy dippy friends were like, “You’re perfect and fit and natural.” My husband said he loved me just the way I was. Yet I knew I was ready to take the plunge into the world of the unknown. After years of tree hugging and granola munching, I would delve into the underground world of PLASTIC SURGERY. I searched and searched for a doctor that felt good to me and a staff that really was concerned and cared about my decision and what a life altering decision it was. I wanted a Dr. that actually listened when I spoke and saw me as a strong woman not a paycheck. One night while searching the web, I found Dr. Pousti. I knew the moment I saw him that he was different. He was a warrior like me and would respect my body as a temple. That was it. Before I knew it, my husband was sitting next to me at 6am in San Diego. Dr. Pousti had come in a while earlier and drew my new breasts on my chest. It was great to watch his eyes and hands work a miracle in purple marker. I was prepped for surgery and they walked me away from my husbands concerned eyes. “I am still Holly, just a new and improved version.” I told him. I lay down on the operating room table and Dr. Pousti held my hand. As I drifted off to sleep (according to Dr. Pousti), I said,”this is more fun than High School”. I woke with no pain in just a couple of hours and immediately looked down at my chest. “I have boobs!!!” I sat right up and walked right out of there. As simple as it sounds, it really was. No wheelchair, and felt great enough to even dress myself. After a couple of days, I took no more pain medicine and let my family pamper me. Two weeks out of surgery now and Dr. Pousti said that I can start riding my bike. I feel like a warrior goddess once again and love my new body. It was much easier than big wave riding, big wall climbing and long course triathlon. I never though I would say it but it was even more rewarding than lots of things I have done in the past. I feel like I stand taller and even more proud than before and look forward to the next punch life sticks to me. Cancer couldn’t even get me down. I was once bald tired and racked with chemo now I am one hot Momma. What a great experience this has added to my list. I am not surprised by the results but my husband sure is. He likes the way I fill out my jammies. Just think, he wasn’t into this!!! Cheers to Dr. Pousti (and staff). Sincerely, H.H.J.
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation/Breast lift/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction:
After years of dressing to camouflage my floppy breasts and saggy belly, and of having to exercise in long loose shirts and full support bras, and of pulling pillows up against my stomach when I was lying on my side (to hide the skin and flab beside me that was my constant sleeping companion), and of swatting away my partner’s hands when attempting to “caress” that part of my body – I finally decided to really do something about it. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast enhancement, and some side liposuction. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I am and have always been very athletic – walking, swimming, hiking, crunches, pushups, etc., and yet while my muscles are and were taut… the skin over the muscles, that had originally held all of my extra weight (mostly my breasts and belly), just stayed there. Strange as it sounds, the more weight I lost (35 lbs recently, but years ago 65 lbs after pregnancy) the worse my front side looked. I was and am at my ideal weight, yet my breasts were flat and hung down without any real mass to them, and the skin on my belly skin was marred with stretch marks which extended both over and under my natural “waste” line. When wearing anything other than granny underwear, the underwear would simply roll under my belly and stay there. And, although this is kind of personal it probably applies to at least some of you considering the procedure, I had a pooch of fat over “that” area… the pubic hair area. Nothing I did could get rid of the skin, the scars, and the sagging that started at my breasts and continued down my front side. On my first visit, Dr. Pousti asked then really listened to my requests. I knew what I wanted done. I wanted all of my loose skin and flab removed, and nice natural B cup breasts with the fullness in the bottom, not the top. I brought in pictures of the big No-Nos, such as those huge bulbous breasts sitting on top of chests looking like hard immobile rocks, and I brought in pictures of natural looking breasts (some of which were the “before” pictures in Dr. Pousti’s albums). I brought in pictures of women with flat stomachs. Dr. Pousti was very patient with me and explained everything about each procedure. He kindly suggested/insisted that I come in and talk with other patients who had undergone the same procedures. On several more visits, I came in and talked privately with other women who had been through the various procedures. Every single patient I talked to had nothing but good words for and about Dr. Pousti and every single patient was happy with their results. Every visit with Dr. Pousti and his staff was positive and personal, and I never, ever felt like just another patient nor a dollar sign. The week before surgery I was very, very excited and very, very scared. Scared that I would come out a surgical nightmare… what if my breasts were too high, too fake looking or lopsided… what if I ended up with a horrid scars under my breasts or on my belly or had lumps of fat here and there that the doctor couldn’t get rid of… what if I got infections… what if I ended up with ugly puckers on the ends of the scars… what if the results of the surgery were such that I STILL had to hide my body while naked??? Two days before my surgery was scheduled I almost canceled. I was a mess and, well, I was a big-old-baby (or perhaps a different “B” word would be a more accurate description, depending on who you ask). However, the feelings passed and I had surgery as planned. I woke up and it was as if the good-fairy had waived her magic wand over me. I could not be happier, and none, not one, of my pre-surgery fears came to fruition. I now have a perfect set of natural looking full size B breasts, a completely flat stomach and a belly button of perfection! I wear a bikini (in public), can wear low-rise pants and shorts with tank tops, and can tuck in my shirts without seeing the usual middle-aged mom “tri-fold” (you know, bulge from boobs followed by bulge above the belt, followed by bulge below the belt). I can look down and SEE my pubic area – even when sitting!!! Please feel free to look at the pictures on the web site (I’m in the bikini “after” shot), but keep in mind that the pictures alone can not tell you how much my self-esteem has changed, or how much I now enjoy putting clothes on, or how much I now enjoy looking in the mirror every morning, or how much I love not having to grab something to cover myself up when naked so no one would see my embarrassing body. The only thing, and I mean the ONLY thing that I would say to any woman considering the procedure is to realize that as you are talking to those of us who have gone through the procedure and who are (all of us) giddy with our new bodies and boosted body image – is to remind us to tell you about the surgery itself and the recovery. The actual surgery is a breeze from the patient’s standpoint. Everyone at the surgery center is sweet as can be and understanding, and you really won’t remember much about the ride home. The next day, however, is a different story. When the meds wear off – holy cow – it hurts ferociously. (Take the pain meds before you feel the excruciating pain come back.) The first three weeks are very, very, very painful – more than I had expected. You have to sleep sitting up with pillows behind you and under your legs for the first two to three weeks, then you have to lay flat on your back for another few weeks. You can’t stand up completely straight for many weeks. You have to be helped to get out of bed for the first several days. You will have disgusting drainage tubes sticking out of you which can pinch and pull, and when the Dr. removes them, it really hurts bad! But, as with childbirth, you sort of forget about it because you have something so special and so fantastic that the pain fades from your memory. With childbirth you have the miracle of a new and beautiful baby. With Dr. Pousti’s surgery, you have the miracle of a new and beautiful body. It is well worth it, and the pain just passes from memory. Yes, the recovery is slow, slow, slow – but then you wake up one day and find you are back to normal. Two weeks ago (at 7 weeks post surgery) I still couldn’t completely stand up straight, couldn’t walk more than a few blocks, and was certain that I would never be back to participating in athletics. Then, during my 7th and 8th week I recovered so fast and so completely that just two days ago, at nine weeks post tummy-tuck, breast lift, breast enhancement and liposuction – I successfully completed an eight-mile mountain hike. I’m back to doing everything I was doing before surgery. So, if you have the tummy-tuck with or without other procedures – be patient, baby yourself for the first two months, relax and it will all fall into place – and you will be happier than you can imagine. Oh. The only other downfall is that you will need new clothes. Bummer. You’ll have to shop for new pants and jeans. Tee shirts and spaghetti strap tops. Shorts without pleats. Bathing suits. You will have to donate your long and loose fitting shirts and your pleated trousers (as you will have nothing left to fill in those pleats anymore). You have to start borrowing clothes from your high school or college-age daughters or nieces. You may have to go to Victoria’s Secret. And (after a full 6 weeks, so don’t bother thinking you will even consider it before then), you will have to fend off copious amounts of attention that your husband or partner will shower you with. You will have to “suffer” through the daily compliments from co-workers, friends, family and strangers on the street, such as, “Have you lost weight?”, “Are you working out?”, “My god, you look great!”. Lastly, though loath to admit it… before my surgery, not in my craziest dreams would I have imagined that a rude cat-call from a construction worker (one, that had it been made toward my daughter, would have made me seethe with anger) would later secretly make me smile in awe that I actually somehow looked attractive enough to warrant such rude behavior! Dr. Pousti is the best. His staff is the best. His work is the best. I never, ever felt like just another patient. His staff was professional and treated me with respect (which isn’t easy when you are standing naked in front of the doctor and staff, with all of the flab and skin that you have spent years trying to hide just hanging out for inspection). I never ever felt in any way that Dr. Pousti ever touched me in an inappropriate way, nor that my privacy was disrespected. I have come in for multiple post op visits and he spends as much time and consideration with me as with any of my pre-surgery visits. He is a truly kind and thoughtful person, as well as an awesome surgeon and artist. I strongly recommend Dr. Pousti, and would be happy to speak with or show you the results of his skill in reshaping this middle-aged mom’s body into a very nice figure. M.S. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am Dr. Pousti’s patient and I had breast augmentation surgery almost 2 months ago. I was really nervous. Never done anything like this before. Right away I was welcomed as if the whole office had known me for years. Dr. Pousti is a great doctor! The women in the office are a great bunch of women. Since my surgery, my breasts look great, they feel great and my self esteem has gone so far up, I smile when I look in the mirror. As many men and women these people in this office see, they make an effort to remember who you are and what you had done as if I was the only patient. If you are here — so far you’ve made the right choice! Go for it! You couldn’t be in a greater hands! T.M. El Cajon, California
I just wanted to tell you a little about my doctor, Dr Tom Pousti. I had my breast augmentation almost two years ago. Dr. Pousti did such a great job for me. I just want to let you know because I’ve seen more than a few bad augmentations. He was very professional from the first meeting. He made sure he knew exactly what I wanted and expected. I had no post-op complications and virtually no trace of scars. Two years later, I’m very happy and think it was one of the best decisions of my life. M.A La Jolla, California
I think I have always been unhappy with the size of my breasts. Just in the past few years is when I started to seriously consider breast augmentation surgery. I was considering it because I felt there was something missing to my body image. I’m a professional Polynesian dancer on the side, so I keep in good physical shape and feel good about my body, but there was something missing on top. I didn’t feel I had a womanly shape. My breasts were nice but small. For about a year, I had been doing research and meeting with a few different doctors. Then a friend referred me to Dr. Pousti. It was amazing how different him and his staff where. Dr. P’s demeanor and professionalism really stood out for me. There was no pressure, and I felt so comfortable talking with him. Dr. P gave me all the time I needed, and I felt I could say or ask him and his staff anything. All in all I really feel that Dr. P cares about me and it showed before, during, and after my surgery. Dr. P spent a lot of time speaking with me and making sure he fully understood what I wanted and that this was right for me. I was very concerned about getting a natural look. I wanted people to question if I had had surgery or not. I have to say my breasts are near perfect. They are exactly what I wanted. I’m having a great time with my new body or the “Girls” as I refer to them now. If I remember correctly Dr. P let me visit his office 3 times before I set the date. One of the best things he did was allowing me to speak with other patients. I was amazed at how enthused and happy they all were. I talked to a lot of women who were having the same and different surgeries. They answered all of my questions and I felt they were truly sincere. Now that I am 5 months out from my surgery, I know exactly how they feel, and have the opportunity to share my experiences with other women and answer their questions. If there is one thing I can say, meeting Dr. P and his staff was a blessing, I truly felt sure and confident about my decision thanks to them. Even after my surgery they stay in touch and make sure I’m ok. I recommend everyone who is considering any cosmetic surgery to visit Dr. P. Two of the women in my Halau (Polynesian dance group) have already set dates to have breast augmentations done. These women are like my sisters and I wouldn’t trust them to anyone but Dr. P and his staff. I know he will do the best for them like he did for me. ~ R.R. San Diego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Quisiera darle las gracias al Dr. Pousti e todo su personal por la attencion tan buena que me dieron durante este proceso. Ase solo dos semanas de mi operacion y ya me siento bien un poco a dolorida pero el resultado me encanto. Tengo 27 anos soy una mama de tres hijas hermosas siempre yo habia dicho que nunca me aria Cirujia Plastica, depues de aver amamantado a mis tres hijas y ver que mis cenos se habian desinfladas por completo estaba desecha. Empese a investigar el proceso .Hice una cita con el Dr. Pousti iva emocionada a la vez nerviosa. Al conocer el Doctor me dio una confiansa completa supe que no tenia que ver a ningun otro doctor . No me senti presionada al contrario el doctor me dijo toma tu tiempo es una decision muy grande,abla con tu esposo puedes volver a venir cuatas veces necesites antes de decidirte. Mi operacion fue en el Hospital Alvarado estuve muy contenta con todos alli. Mi experiencia asido muy buena desde el principio. Todas sus muchachas son super buena ondas. Es un ambiente muy professional y a la vez te sientes como si las conocieras de mucho tiempo. Yo recomendaria al Dr.Pousti a toda mi famila e amigos. Lo mas divertido para mi hacido medirme ropa que antes no podia usar por que no se me veia bien sin cenos.. Hoy luce Divina……..MUCHAS GRACIAS MP Temecula, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I was thinking about breast augmentation for several years before I finally made the appointment to see Dr. Pousti. Dr. Pousti was recommended to me from a friend. I made the consultation appointment and after meeting the staff, immediately decided this office was perfect for me. All of my concerns were addressed before I had to ask any questions. Dr. Pousti suggested silicone implants because of my body size and type. I followed his advice and I am happier the ever. The results of my surgery were exactly what I was hoping for. I was amazed at how quickly my breasts softened and at how natural they look and feel. Throughout this whole process, Dr. Pousti and his staff have been wonderful. I have recommended Dr. Pousti’s office to several of my friends. S.P. Lakeside, CA
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: My name is Sarah, at age 11 I told my mother, “Mom, if I don’t grow no boobs by the time I’m 18, I’m getting implants!” When I was 19, I knew it was time. I was ready. I found Dr. Pousti online. I really did my research on him. I met with him August of 2006. I just recently had my breast augmentation procedure January 2, 2007. The procedure was amazing. It was easier then having my wisdom teeth taken out! When I woke up from surgery the first thing I asked the nurse was, “Do I look like a girl now.” We both laughed and agreed that I looked amazing. The procedure was amazing, the doctor was amazing, and my results are amazing. If I could do it all over again I would! Dr. Pousti is the best out there. My friends are planning to see him over the summer for breast augmentations as well. You have made me gain so much confidence. S.H. Bonita, CA
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I wanted to write a recommendation for my plastic surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti. I had breast augmentation one month ago, and could not be happier with the results! I am a 43 year old mother of 3, breastfed each for 1 year and with a weight loss of 30 lbs two years ago, my used-to-be perky 34C’s became saggy 34 maybe-a-B. I researched plastic surgeons in San Diego on the internet, and the name that came up more than once was Dr. Pousti. I went in for a consultation, and I didn’t even feel the need to see any other plastic surgeons after meeting Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff. I also met with a couple of his patients that had just had the procedure, which put me at ease. My journey was not completely smooth, however. Dr. Pousti asked me to get a mammogram prior to my surgery, since I am over 40 years old. My surgery was scheduled for June 25th, but my mammogram showed some suspicious calcifications and I had to cancel the breast augmentation. You would think Dr. Pousti would say “Well, good luck, let us know if you decide to re-schedule”, but he didn’t. He was actually the one who called a general surgeon to exam me for the calcifications, then he kept in touch after my biopsy, just to see how I was doing. I was very impressed, there was a chance that I would be unable to have my breast augmentation, yet Dr. Pousti and his staff still treated me like they cared about my situation and the outcome. Well, my biopsy came out benign and I re-scheduled my breast augmentation surgery. I had looked at before and after pictures, and picked out a lady who had very similar stats (height, weight, age) and also had the saggy breasts with lots of breast tissue, similar to mine. I ended up looking so much like the after picture, I am so happy. Dr. Pousti knew what I wanted, and gave me exactly that! I have had no complications at all. My recovery was smooth, I have areola incisions and I have experienced no loss of sensation at all, in fact I had more feeling that before…which my husband and I love. I have no rippling, and they look very natural already, at only 1 month post. I feel much better about my body overall now, I am very proportional…which is exactly what Dr. Pousti promised me! I trusted him to determine the amount of cc’s that were right for me, and he gave me a great figure! So, I thank Dr. Pousti and his staff for making this a very positive experience and I am thrilled with my results! K.M. Hemet, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I got my breast augmentation when I was 22 years old. I was very nervous about the procedure but after my consultation with Dr. Pousti, I felt at ease. Dr. Pousti, I have to say he is the best Plastic Surgeon, from his professionalism, to his sweet personality, to the wonderful staff he carries along with him. It has been 2 1/2 years since I had my breast augmentation and they look beautiful. I am always getting compliments on how “natural” thy look. Dr. Pousti is someone I fully trust and if there is anything else I wanted to do to my body he would be the person I would consult with. I want to thank his staff for the warm hospitality they show and most of all to Dr. Pousti, what a talented doctor he is. Just recently I came in for collagen injections. I have to say I am pleased with the looks of my lips — just seconds after the procedure. I have the lips I have always wanted. Dr. Pousti knows exactly what he is doing because he is so attentive to his patients. I love you dearly, M.A. Las Vegas, Nevada
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation / Tummy Tuck / Liposuction :
After having 7 kids I decided that I wanted to change my life and lose all the weight I had put on over the years. I did really good and lost about 70lbs. Imagine my disappointment, however, when I realized that it seemed almost all in vain. I didn’t see much of a difference because I had so much loose skin hanging. In fact, I thought I looked worse than when I had all the fat! I finally got the courage to start calling around and looking into a tummy tuck. After speaking to a few Dr’s I knew I had found the right one when I walked into Dr. Pousti’s office. The staff is fantastic and has always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Pousti is sincerely caring. You just know that you’ve made the right choice when you meet him. I was so pleased with my tummy tuck that I went ahead and had an arm lift, lipo and breast augmentation!! I have no regrets and the only advice I can give to anyone is to not wait and waste anymore time! I feel like he has given me a whole new life! Anyone would be shocked if they saw my before pictures!
I just wanted to send an email off to the office to let you all know how happy I am and how wonderful the results of my surgery have been. From the beginning, just making the appointment for the consultation with Dr., things just went so smoothly. The office staff were friendly and as I came in for my appointment, I was greeted with smiling friendly faces. They made me feel very comfortable, it was almost like they already knew me, like I was an old friend, even though I was a new patient. My consultation was very informative and comfortable. I had been visiting with other plastic surgeons, always with my husband, and had met with a few that were almost upset that my husband was there. Dr. Pousti, on the contrary to those other surgeons, was very friendly and warm and answered all of my and my husbands questions and concerns assuredly and professionally. We talked openly about the procedures we wanted and expectations of the surgery were understood. The experience was so positive and we both felt so relaxed in our choice with Dr. Pousti with his professionalism and knowledge, we scheduled the surgery the same day. Although we had to change the surgery date from its originally scheduled date, Dr. called me at home on a Saturday afternoon to talk with me about having to reschedule. He was able to perform the procedures, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, on the 29th of October at 11:00am. The staff at HealthSouth were great. Pre and post operatively, the nurses took very good care of me and the anesthesiologist, Dr. Rose, was a very sweet man. They all had wonderful things to say about Dr. Pousti. Post operatively, my first memory is Dr. Pousti standing near to me telling me that everything went beautifully. In a line I have no idea where it came from, my response was, “Yes, but will you still love me tomorrow.” A line Dr. will never forget…. it still makes me smile just thinking about it. Again the nurses there were very attentive to my pain needs and helped answer any question my husband had. Everything was thoroughly discussed prior to my discharge from the surgical center and the directions were clear. We had the pain medication filled prior to surgery, as was directed, and the pain was nicely controlled by the medications prescribed. As the weeks seemed to fly by, each post operative appointment was met, the results of Dr. Pousti’s surgical expertise became more and more evident. As with my first consultations, the staff were wonderful and helpful. Dr.’s professionalism and warmth were there each and every time. I remember the first time I really looked at myself in the mirror and couldn’t believe what I was looking at. The breasts that were once uneven and flat, after years of being overweight and breast feeding, were now better than they ever were as a teenager, and then some! The stomach that was once hanging and in the way, was completely gone. I had a flat stomach for the first time ever! I couldn’t stop saying “WOW!” My husband was almost in tears because he saw how happy I was…finally. I am now at about 6 weeks post operative and I feel really good. I have “shown” family and friends and all are very impressed with the results and Dr. Pousti’s work. I couldn’t be happier with the work that Dr. has done and the professionalism he and his entire staff have showered me and each one of their patients. Thank you Dr. Pousti for all your professionalism, attention, smiles, and having such an awesome staff there to help you help your patients! If I should decide that I need anything else, you will be the one I turn to. As friends and family ask, your name will be the one I gleefully and confidently give to each and every one of them. Happiest of Holiday Greetings and May 2005 Be Wonderful! K.R. Temecula, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I was extremely happy with the results of my breast augmentation. I had thought about the procedure for many years and researched many different doctors. The minute I walked into Dr. Pousti’s office, I knew that he was going to be the doctor I chose. His staff was amazingly friendly and comforting and above all, Dr. Pousti made me feel at home. He was there for me throughout the entire surgery and really cares about his patients. I would recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone, he is definitely an amazing doctor that wants you to look your absolute best. He will do everything he can to make you satisfied with your results. Thank you so much Dr. Pousti and staff for helping me feel more confident in myself. L.G. Tuscon, Arizona
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation/ Liposuction : Hola! Soy paciente del Dr. Pousti. Hace dos meses me hice la operacion de Liposuction y Breast Augmentation. Cuando estaba embarazada me di cuenta del Dr. Pousti por parte de mi amiga. Yo sabia cuando yo tuviera a mi nina, iba a necesitar trabajo en mi cuerpo. Tuve a mi nina ye me espere (se sintio anos!!) para liposuction y breast augmentation. Fui al Gimnacio por unos 6 mese y perdi el peso que podia perder. Yo he escuchado que si pierdes la mayor cantidad de peso su resultados es mejor y comprove que era sierto. Al conocer al Dr. Pousti yo supe que el era el doctor que me iba a operar y meiba sentir con el autoestima igual que antes de mi embarrazo. Estoy muy feliz con me resultado de liposuction y breast augmentation. Gracias al Dr. Pousti me siento orgullosa de mi cuerpo. Yo recomiendo al Dr. Pousti y a su oficina que me trataron de maravilla. Si yo lo tuviera que hacer otra vez no lo pensaria dos veces, y claro! hiria con el Dr. Pousti! V.B. Chula Vista, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I underwent breast augmentation after considering it for many years. As soon as I realized that I would never have large breasts, I told myself that someday I would have the surgery. That day finally came in November of 2004. I did most of my research online, but after visiting Dr. Pousti’s office, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to perform the surgery. He has a very calm demeanor and is willing to answer any questions. His office is very relaxing and his staff members are all very friendly, in person and on the phone. I had questions regarding the point of incision (through the nipple)?whether it would leave a horrible scar and if it would affect my wanting to breastfeed once I have children. My questions were answered and my concerns put to rest. The surgery went smoothly and my recovery time was quick. I can remember feeling very uncomfortable the first day after the surgery, but every day after that was much better. I was well prepared for my recovery, and luckily had my fiance there to help me with everything. My advice to anyone considering this procedure is to bring lots of pictures to your consultation, rather than just having a cup size in mind. Also, make sure that you have someone who can be there for you during the first couple of days of recovery; it helps a lot. I am very happy with my outcome and love my new breasts. I was always happy with my body before, but now I’m ecstatic!! ~K.M. SanDiego, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: Dear Dr. Pousti, I was a bit hesitant initially to proceed with this type of elective surgery. It was after hearing you at the seminar describe procedures with their benefits and potential risks that I felt a bit more at ease about selecting you as my doctor. Upon my consultation with you, I was then convinced that you were most qualified and that I would enjoy having you see me through this process. In part, it was your sense of humor that placed me at ease. That has helped to sustain me through each subsequent visit. In preparation for each visit, my husband and I would discuss my progress and decide on the questions we should ask each time. Because of that sense of humor, we would inevitably come up with a set of serious questions but quickly move on to some fun ones. As a result, we have come up with a set of top 10 questions, a la David Letterman style, questions about things that most of your patients might want to know regarding breast augmentation (but might be too embarrassed to ask): # Question 10 Do you have any suggestions as to what to do with my extensive collection of padded bras? 9 Will my new décolletage reduce my possibility of speeding tickets? 8 Since my implants are filled with salt water, will they rise and fall with the tides? 7 Should my “coming out” party for my new breasts be a formal or casual? 6 Please tell me that you didn’t get the water from the Dead Sea! 5 Since I live in the desert, should I be concerned that my implants will evaporate and my breasts shrivel up like California raisins? 4 My husband and I are having trouble naming our new friends. Any suggestions? 3 Will my new implants affect my predisposition to sea sickness? 2 Is there any correlation between breast implants and bead accrual during Mardi Gras? And #1 Will I float? Thanks for a job well done and for keeping a sense of humor. Sincerely, A satisfied patient and a very happy husband!
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation It has been a year and a half since I have had breast augmentation from Dr Pousti’s office. I am so happy even now with the results. Dr Pousti made me feel very comfortable about the process from the start and recovery went very well. They don’t feel at all like attachments like I thought they would but like just a part of my body. My self confidence has increased because now I feel my body is in proportion. Dr Pousti and his staff do not treat you like a number, but like an old friend, they continue to check in on you well after the procedure(s). That is a quality that is hard to find these days. Thank you Dr Pousti and staff! M. Jones
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation I am 39 years old and breast augmentation is something I have considered off and on since my early 20’s. For various reasons I did not pursue it until now. I did extensive research on the internet and spoke with a number of people who had the procedure done themselves. My biggest concern was that I would feel or be too big after the procedure. I am runner and I did not want my new breasts interfering with my running program. I also wanted to make sure that they were proportionate to my body and Dr. Pousti did a great job of that. Like an artist, he knew what would look best. I have not started running again yet, but I can tell that it will not be a problem at all. I am looking forward to putting on a bathing suit this summer for the first time in my life. It is a great feeling. Dr. Pousti was very caring and considerate before, during and after the procedure. He was right there with me when I was being given the anesthesia. I truly felt like a special patient and not just another job to him. His staff supports him with the same caring. I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone considering plastic surgery. Thank you, ~Caroline
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation: I am 18 years old and live in Hemet, California. I went to Doctor Pousti wanting breast augmentation. I met with Doctor Pousti several times before scheduling my operation and always felt comfortable and well taken care of. The staff in his office were also very kind and interested in my procedure. I then made my operation date for June 4, 2005. After surgery, I experienced mild discomfort, but nothing intolerable. Dr. Pousti called several times after surgery to see how I was doing, including a few hours after the procedure. Dr. Pousti always showed how much he cared. After a week , all the discomfort was gone.
It is now October 21, 2005, approximately five months after my prodedure, and I could not be happier with my results. I now have more self-confidence and a new outlook on how I view myself and I owe that to Dr. Pousti. He is a very kind and caring doctor and would recommend him to everyone interested in plastic surgery.
K.M. Hemet, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation I first considered breast augmentation in my teens. For years, I considered it as “something I may do in the future” but then one evening, I was in the gym and I looked into the mirror and said to myself “this is rediculous, you should just do it!” I work in healthcare so choosing the right doctor was very important to me. I had consultations with a few doctors, then I met Dr. Pousti. I knew I wanted him to do my surgery in the first 5 minutes of my visit. I have been happy with my decision ever since. The entire process, from consultation to the procedure to the recovery was very pleasant. Everyone in the office is so friendly. Plus, I couldn’t be happier with the results. I would (and have) recommended Dr. Pousti to my friends and family. If I ever decide to have work done in the future, I know I will come back. R. B. Santee, California
Testimonial:Breast Augmentation Dear Dr. Pousti, It’s been two years since my breast augmentation surgery, and this letter of appreciation is way overdue. I guess the best way of describing how pleased I am with the surgery is by stating how carefree and pleased I feel about my appearance. Before my surgery I used to feel very differently. I felt embarrassed, disproportionate, almost deformed by my tiny breasts, which didn’t fit the rest of my body, which was rounded, and feminine. Clothes didn’t fit very well, and padded bras didn’t help me much at the beach, or worse, with my clothes off. I heard of Dr. Pousti from a close friend, and I decided to accompany her to a post-surgical appointment. She’d told me about how attentive, thoughtful and capable he was, but meeting him personally really convinced me he was the right doctor for me. I saw Dr. Pousti at least three times before the surgery, where I asked him with all sorts of questions about the upcoming procedure and the risks associated with it. I also spent a lot of time describing to him what I wanted and what I didn’t want. He was infinitely patient, and made sure I knew exactly what I wanted and that I was convinced that surgery was the right thing for me. The one thing I impressed upon Dr. Pousti was that I did not want large “American” breasts. I didn’t want people to know that I’d undergone surgery, and my quest wasn’t for large, it was for normal. I come from South America, where women are not typically top heavy, and I didn’t want to stand out. I just wanted to have breasts, look proportional and feel normal. Dr. Pousti assured me he’d respect my wishes and wouldn’t make me “big.” Dr. Pousti also made sure I had the opportunity to interact with other patients, personally view the results of their surgeries, and ask them questions about their procedures. The opportunity to interact with patients was invaluable, as it once again confirmed to me that Dr. Pousti was the right surgeon for me. It also set my mind at ease about the surgery and the recuperation. I was a little nervous on the day of the surgery, but between my boyfriend and Dr. Pousti holding my hand, I just floated onto the surgery bed, and the next thing I new I was awake and on my way home. The road to recuperation was a lot easier than I’d thought, and within two weeks I was already pushing Dr. Pousti’s staff to allow me to go running. Dr. Pousti and his staff were also there for me after the surgery. They called to check in on me the day after the procedure, and saw me during the post-op consultations, where time and again my questions and concerns were answered. Would I do it again? No doubt about it. Surgery has given me priceless freedom from the embarrassment and concerns that I felt about my breasts. Do I have a perfect body? Far from that, but I feel normal in my own eyes, and I no longer feel concerned about how I look in the street, at the beach or in the shower. Thank you, Dr. Pousti and staff, for all you’ve done. J.L. SanDiego, California
Testimonial:XL Breast Augmentation Hi! My name is Melissa and I am more than honored to write a personal testimonial in regard to my recent experience with Dr. Pousti. I have to admit I was trepadacious about flying over 3,000 miles from New York to California to have a cosmetic procedure done however after viewing his amazing website, talking with his knowledgeable and friendly staff, doing my personal research and discovering he was double board certified along with his lengthy educational background, I knew I had found the right Surgeon to perform my surgery. I had already had a previous Breast Augmentation surgery one year prior and was not happy with the size. I desired much, much bigger implants and after contacting Surgeon after Surgeon in my area and being told I wasn’t able to go as big as I wanted, I began to realize that I was going to have to expand my search out of the Rochester area. I actually found Dr. Pousti online and I must say his website is PHENOMNAL. I found it to be exceptionally well put together. It was easy to navigate through and it contained plenty of before and after pictures for me to sift through. After viewing the website I naturally took the next step and called. The staff at Dr. Pousti’s office were SO nice and very informative. They took me step by step through the process of getting started. Feeling confident I made all the proper traveling arrangements and arrived in San Diego very anxious and excited. Upon meeting Dr. Pousti I recognized most of all his great and warm personality. He answered all of my questions very diligently, and most of all made me feel secure knowing I was going to be happy with the outcome of the surgery. He recognized the emotional feelings that accompany such a procedure and quickly made me feel at ease. I had been anticipating having the surgery done for over a year so you can imagine how I felt going in. Let me just say that after the surgery I was AMAZED and SO HAPPY with the outcome. I had 400 cc silicone implants that were removed and replaced with saline implants. He was able to overfill my saline implants with over a 1000 cc’s!!! WOW, and I must say they look SPECTACULAR. So round and PERFECT just the way I wanted them! I mean he nailed it right on the head. I could not have asked for any better or more, he knew the look I wanted to achieve and delivered just as he assured me he would. I am 3 wks. Post Op and I feel FANTASTIC! Every day gets better and I appreciate so much the follow up calls and emails I have been receiving from his staff. THANK YOU SO MUCH again to Dr. Pousti and his entire staff for making my trip to San Diego such a memorable and successful experience. ~Melissa
Testimonial:XL Breast Augmentation You must read this- it will benefit you more than you know! I am here to tell you my experience, good and bad, with breast augmentation. I am very unique because I now have a rare type of implant called, “Becker” implants. I will be very blunt and with as much detail as I can. My story begins in Portland, Oregon about 4 years ago. I chose to get a breast augmentation. I began as a size 34 B…I wanted 500 CC implants, under the muscle, saline. (This brought me to a 34 DD.) The day before the surgery I started my menstrual cycle. When the doctor walked in the morning of the surgery, he seemed very on edge. I let him know about my cycle beginning and if that was an issue. He said, “I don’t think so”. I was displeased with his reaction and asked if he was certain and he reassured me everything would be fine. I figured since he was the doctor, he knew best and I got the surgery that day. After the bandages came off, I could easily see my left breast was lower than the right with an indented line running horizontally across the bottom of my breast. When he made the pocket for the implant, he made it too low. When I would flex my chest muscles, the line was unbelievably evident and grossly embarrassing. I was deformed by a choice I had made. I asked the doctor about the outcome and he said that after a few months I would look fine. After a while I noticed this was not going away. I was a student at the time, so I had to save up for a surgery to fix the last. In a year, I opted for another surgery by the same doctor. I figured that since he was the one to make the mistake, he should know exactly how to fix it. I chose to get silicone implants, 500 CCs, over the muscle so hopefully I could not flex and see the same line that ran horizontally across my breast as much…just in case he didn’t fix the indented line. He put sutures in to close the pocket that was too low. The end result was great for about a year. His surgery faltered again. At this point, I was beyond frustration. I began talking with other women who had breast surgery with him. The things I heard were horrific and sad. He was known for making this mistake with several other women. I wished I had spoken to more people and done more research. Word of mouth travels quickly. If you listen around you or take a little time to research doctors, you would be surprised at what you may find. A friend had offered to help me with my situation to correct the issue with a different doctor. I could choose any doctor in the United States and my friend would fly me anywhere. I was on a mission to find the best. I called everywhere, interviewing plastic surgeons, and was on the internet for hours at a time. I became so educated about implants and doctors I felt like I could teach a class! I came across Dr. Pousti several times, began researching him and his past patients. The day came when I finally chose him over many many amazing doctors…even in Beverly Hills, where people expect surgeons do the best surgeries. I sent my horrific photos to Dr. Pousti with a plea for his help. The damage was just too extensive and he requested to see me. So I flew out to see him. We spoke many times over the phone as he studied my photos. This time, I chose to have 900 CC implants with silicone over the muscle. Because silicone implants max out at 800 CCs, Dr. Pousti tried to talk me out of such large implants. I was convinced of my decision. He then told me about the best implants you can get. They are called “Becker” implants. These are very unique as they have a saline bladder floating in a silicone implant. So basically you’ve got a bag filled with saline within a bag of silicone. The silicone is on the outside so the breasts won’t have a “wrinkled” look. The other great thing about these implants is- if there is an accident, my body will be exposed to a minimal amount of silicone. (Silicone does not absorb into the body like saline does.) The end result…is outstanding. Dr. Pousti even cut out scars around my areola from the other doctor. I am now a 34 DDD. Besides the size, they feel, look and “hang” more naturally than any other implant I have ever seen! (I have seen and felt at least 40 breast augmentations in person- I am certain it’s more.) Trust me when I say that if you go to someone else, you will be doing yourself a huge disservice. I am extremely blessed to have found him two years ago. He is still the best doctor I have found including all the newest additions in plastic surgeons covering the U.S. thus far. Sincerely, L.H.
Testimonial:XL Breast Augmentation Hi my name is Jenny and if you gotten this far on Dr. Pousti’s web well you are heading in the right direction! You have obviously gone through Dr. Pousti’s bio., credentials and all the wonderful procedures he personally performs! I am writing my personal experience to share with you in hopes you make an educated and personl decision for you and only you! I am a 35 year old mommy of 4 wonderful children and married to a wonderful man! I had complete and full support from husband but ultimatly my decision was mine, I was just fortunate to have my man stand by me! When I was 18 yeard old, I always knew I’d get my boobies done at some point in my life! Timing was everything and that meant making an educated decision! I had my first pair of boobies done about 6 years ago,around the age of 29. I knew I wanted large breasts because mother nature forgot me in that department! haha!! My first experience was a great one! I had an A size bra but went up to a full C. I had a 475cc bag put in and filled to 510cc. About 2 months later I went in and had them filled up to 625cc. Thia now put me up to a D cup!! Wow!! I loved them!! Well after 6 years and another baby, gravity took its toll and they(my twins) were ready for a new found glory! This is when I came across Dr. Pousti, I found him on the web and instantly was taken back with excitemnent! He had so much to offer with his words and all his patients testimonials! I knew I had to get in for a consulatation right away! I was on the phone within the day! I can’t explain my first expression of Dr. Pousti because it was simple…HE WAS THE ONE!! I knew he’d be doing my next breast augmentation! He listened very closely and acknowledged every question, concern and desire! I told him I wasn’t messing around and I wanted much bigger boobs this time. I needed more fillage on the top and the side of them! Like I said he gave me every detailed angle I needed to hear! Dr. Pousti was very professional but I he also made me feel I was the most patient of his! I knew he had a gift of passion and detailness! Also another thing I may add, which I think is very important, is that I always had to bring my children with me to my appointments and not once did Dr. Pousti feel they were in the way! They were always welcome! As a mom that scores lots of brownie points! Well I went home totally excited because I knew within a week I’d be making my appointmet with Dr. Pousti. I just wanted to give the low down to my husband! I went back about 2 more times before my appointment to give Dr. Pousti some pictures of my wishes!!! He knew I wanted 800cc minimum because there was alot of room to fill in those babies! I knew he’d grant my wishes!! Dr. Pousti’s main importance is the patients desires but he also always gives you any additional information you may need to know medically and so forth! Ok so what did I end up with…A GREAT PAIR OF NEW BOOBS!! I LOVE, LOVE THEM!! Dr. Pousti gave me everyhthing I wanted and then some. I decided to stay with saline because that was the best decision for me! When I came out of surgery he told my husband that I was going to be very happy! He was able to put in an 800cc bag and overfilled them to 1000cc.s!! I knew there was a lot of room up there for some nice, big, gorgeous boobs!! The size I have is definately a personal choice! I have no regrets of any!! My life style hasn’t changed at all! I am able to fully weight train and do cardio just like I did before!! So from my opinion and experience I hope you know you are going to have a wonderful doctor!! Dr. Pousti has a wonderful staff and his knowledge and experience is the most rewarding I have come across!! Thank you Dr. Pousti, staff, Dr. Rose(anestheologist) and nurses!! You all ROCK!! Thanks Again ~Jenny
Testimonial: I am a patient of Dr. Pousti’s; I first went to Pousti Plastic Surgery for a breast augmentation consultation in the summer of 2010. Prior to meeting Dr. Pousti, I had researched the procedure extensively and visited other surgeons, but I was never completely comfortable with any of them. My experience with Dr. Pousti was completely different for several reasons. First, the doctor is very attentive to his patient’s needs, desires and wants. I was very specific about the results that I wanted to achieve from my procedure. Together, we were able to achieve my desired result by pushing the envelope in a medically sound way. My breasts are very full, and look very natural; the Dr. was able to balance my desire for large breasts with my need to retain my modest appearance in the workplace. Second, I am African American and Dr.Pousti has extensive prior experience in dealing with the sensitivities of dark skin, such as scarring, and hyper -pigmentation. In fact, the main reason why I chose Dr. Pousti to do my procedure was because of his experience with women of color, and the successful results of their procedures. Lastly, Dr. Pousti is a master at his craft and a consummate professional. The day of my pre-op consultation, the Dr. and I went over the final details of my surgery. We sat down and took a second look at the pictures that I had brought in as an example. The Dr. wanted to make sure that I communicated to him exactly what I wanted to achieve through surgery. Dr. Pousti’s thoroughness during my pre-op really made the day of my surgery less stressful. Further, on the day of my surgery, I was greeted in the waiting room by Dr. Pousti, at which time he walked me through what was going to happen when I was taken back to the operating room. Once in the operating room, the Dr. greeted me with a smile and soothing background music. The Doctor then held my hand until I fell asleep. I cannot express more, how comfortable and attentive Dr. Pousti is with all of his patients, the little things that he does really make a huge difference! The service did not end with my procedure; Dr. Pousti’s staff called me every day for the first ten days post-op to see how I was feeling. In closing, I would highly recommend Dr. Pousti Plastic Surgery to anyone that desires a First-Class experience! I am also available to answer any questions that you may have, just contact Dr. Pousti and he will put you in touch with me.
Testimonial: I’m very happy to submit a glowing recommendation for Dr. Pousti and his team in La Mesa. I found everyone to be consistently pleasant, handling everything with dedication and a smile. I decided to contact Dr. Pousti after number failed attempts to achieve my desired look from a local surgeon. The staff were very knowledgeable and prompt in their responses to me. I was able to book an appointment almost immediately and was reassured about having an out of country medical procedure. My previous surgery had left me with 500 cc implants and I was expecting to upgrade to about 700cc. I was VERY HAPPY when Dr. Pousti suggested going even bigger (which is what i wanted anyways.) He was also able to correct a slight asymmetry in the breasts. After flying back to Canada, the office still kept in close contact with me for post-operative care. Dr. Pousti has exceeded my expectations in every way. I will be recommending him to family and friends for sure.
Testimonial: I initially came across Dr. Pousti’s name on one of the many plastic surgery forums and the more sites I visited, the more his name camp up. Not only were the pictures documenting his patient’s results spectacular, but the reviews and testimonials of the care received convinced me that I had to at least meet for a consultation. During my consultation, I knew that this was going to be my surgeon. Dr. Pousti has a demeanor that instantly puts you at ease. All of my questions were answered and concerns addressed, but more importantly Dr. Pousti gave me the confidence that the results I was looking for was achievable. When they say a picture is worth a thousand words, in this instance, it is everything AND in this office, not only do you see pictures-you meet with actual patients! For me, this practice is invaluable; I had the opportunity to ask questions and hear about experiences firsthand. Needless to say I left with my surgery date scheduled. My results are better than I ever hoped for. When I look at the pictures that I brought to Dr. Pousti as examples of what I wanted to achieve I am satisfied beyond words-his skill as a surgeon and aesthetic eye for beauty gave me exactly what I envisioned. There may be other surgeons capable of providing similar results, but I doubt that they have the personable qualities as Dr. Pousti. He is one of the kindest, gentlest, honest Doctors that I have had the pleasure to meet. In a word “Genuine”. His office goes above and beyond to ensure his patient’s comfort, both physically and emotionally. The quality of care and the personal attention that I have received throughout my transformation (and yes, it had been a transformation) is too numerous to address here. If you are considering plastic surgery, please do yourself the favor of meeting with Dr. Pousti and his team. It is one of the best decisions I have made, everyday I look in the mirror and absolutely love what I see. N.S Ridgecrest, CA
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: I wanted bigger and fuller breasts for a long time. Not happy the way certain clothes fit on me before, i.e. tube tops, t-shirts. I had them done a little over a year ago and I am very satisfied. I was afraid of surgery since I’ve never had surgery in my life and I was 45 then! Surgery went well and quick. You have to stay on top of pain medications after surgery and take it EASY..the healing process is so important and takes time, so be very patient. I didn’t expect my new breasts to change my life, but they did. In a very good way. Don’t do it because you think it will change your life or make you a better person. You will never be happy if that’s the case. If you decide to do it, be strong and get some support from a friend. Wear a good light bra when you go to bed at night to keep them looking good. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff if you are considering breast augmentation. I was extremely comfortable with him. My husband accompanied me to all my consultation appointments. He also found Dr. Pousti very friendly and knowledgeable. What I liked about Dr. Pousti was that he never pushed me into either saline or silicone where other doctors I consulted with wanted me to do silicone. They kept putting down saline saying it was not very natural and I wouldn’t like it at all. Of course, silicone costs a little more, so I didn’t feel comfortable with their “salesy” approach. On the other hand, Dr. Pousti answered all my questions. During the consultation, he even let me MEET his patients that just had surgery! This was very powerful for me since it showed he had a lot of confidence in his work. I was also referred by a friend of mine who had work done with him, as did her other friends. No doubt, I was still scared of surgery, but I joined a site called justbreastimplants.com and got to talk to many women who were in the same boat as myself getting ready to get breast implants. This made me feel even more comfortable with my decision. I still believe that if you are considering breast augmentation, please talk to a lot of surgeons first, but also consider Dr. Pousti. You have to feel comfortable with your surgeon and his staff. It also helps to get some support from someone (like I did with my husband) From a very happy & satisfied patient Carlsbad, CA More testimonials available upon request.