I am a 41 year old and have been fighting my weight gains and losses ever since I was 23 years old. In high school I thought I looked okay. It wasn’t until I married and had 2 children that my weight problem got serious. Every year the pounds just kept adding up until I was at 265 pounds and didn’t know how I got there. I tried many different weightless programs, and always seemed to put the weight back on just as fast as I lost it.
After 2 years of hard work at the gym and watching what I ate, I managed to loose 80 pounds, which left me with what I called my “skin tutu” around my middle and my breast hung down to my waist, which my kids referred to as my “cuddle buddies” because they laid on the bed next to me.
The more I lost the worst I looked! I wanted to love the body I worked so hard to get, but that isn’t what happened. The skin would just hang worse every pound I lost I wanted to love my body.
I started looking on the Internet at “mommy makeovers” before and after pictures, and at people like me who lost a lot of weight, and wanted the skin removed. I would say for every 10 women that I found, that I looked like in there before pictures, and loved their after pictures, 8 out of those 10 women were done by Dr. Pousti.
I looked at before and after pictures for at least a year prior to my surgery, wondering if I should do this or not. I was scared of what was involved and how I would look after. I didn’t want to look like one of those women who have surgeries and look worse afterwards.
Well, with the love and support of my fiancé, my children, my parents and my friends, I decided to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Pousti.
The day of my consultation, my fiancé and my mother came with me to my appointment. We went to Dr Pousti’s office in Murrieta, Ca. The moment I walked in, it felt so right. The women who work there were not just stunningly beautiful on the outside, but on the inside. They made me feel so comfortable and at ease! Dr. Pousti came in and looked at me and said he thought I would have amazing results. He suggested having an extended tummy tuck and a breast reduction, with some liposuction.
I weighted in at 207 and knew I had more weight to lose. I wanted to have this surgery in January when my business is slower. Dr Pousti suggested that an ideal weight he would like me to be for surgery was 180 pounds. Well, I was within a few pounds of my goal when surgery day arrived.
About 1 month prior to my scheduled surgery, my fiancé found out he had Thyroid Cancer. I wasn’t sure if I should cancel my surgery with Dr. Pousti. When I came in to see Dr. Pousti he could see I was nervous about my fiancé’s news. Dr Pousti asked who the surgeon was and he personally called every ENT Dr. That he knew to see if anyone had heard of this surgeon, and what his experience was. He called me personally the next day to tell me of his findings. Dr Pousti didn’t have to make those calls, but he did, and that meant the world to me. He doesn’t just care about me, but also about the man I love. My fiancé had his surgery and it was a success!
The day before my surgery my fiancé, and my mother came with me to Dr Pousti’s office in La Mesa ca. He did all his markings of what was going to remove, where he would cut and where he would lipo. He marked my breast so I would have my best results.
We stayed at my aunt’s house ,which was close to the surgery center, and is where I stayed for the first week after surgery. My mom was my nurse for the first week! I can’t thank her enough for helping me. I stayed at my aunts because Dr. Pousti wanted me to stay close by so he could check on me post surgery.
The day finally arrived, and we arrived at the surgery center. Dr Pousti uses the same surgery center, with the same anesthesiologist and the same nurses and assistants. I was so scared and everyone calmed me and made me feel comfortable and so special. They were very professional, and they had a way of making you feel like you were their only patient! Dr Pousti came in and checked his marking and did some minor adjustments,and then they took me back to the operating room. I woke up 8 hours later 6 hour surgery 2 hours of recovery, and I felt like I just got there.
The feeling I had was the feeling of tightness! I’m not going to lie week 1 was the hardest week but it was worth it! He installs a pain pump that numbs the incision area. I had 4 drains 2 from my breast and 2 from my pelvic area. They sent me home the same day of surgery. I really don’t remember too much as I was still really groggy.
I stayed at my aunts house and slept in a recliner for the first week. Dr Pousti and his wife were so kind to check on me the first night after surgery! They even brought me flowers! Never have I heard of a Dr. doing this before. The compassion and love he has for his patients is very apparent! He has always made me feel like I was his only patient, and his # 1 priority, even though I know he has many more patients.
The nurse or office staff called me everyday to check on me! Everyday was easier than the day before. I got around with my trusty walker, my BFF after surgery!
Dr Pousti told me that after surgery you go through an emotional state, but what found was not what I expected at all! I was expecting tears of pain and thought of regret, but that isn’t what I had at all! I never once thought why did I do this? The emotions I felt were eye opening to my life! The tears I shed were tears of love and joy and how lucky I am to have parents who took care of me for 6 weeks, a fiancé who supported me, no matter what I wanted to do, and my daughters, who stood by my side the whole time. Then the flowers, the cards, and the text messages came from friends, and clients thinking about me. The love I felt was overwhelming! Every tear I shed, were tears of joy of my life, my new body, and my new life to come!
This whole experience was the best thing I could have ever done! The most important thing is I truly feel like I was led to Dr. Pousti, and the results I got are amazing! He is a true artist of the body! He knows what will look the best and what is needed and not needed. He doesn’t just make you feel like he’s just your surgeon, but your friend, with your best interests in mind! The surgery is going to change my life for the better, and can’t thank him enough!
I have healed really well. The scars are not really noticeable at this point and it will only get better. There is still some scar tissue that can be felt but it too is so much less then before. The size and shape are still outstanding. I don’t think I could have had a better outcome. After having been through this process the only thing I would have done differently was to have babied myself more in the beginning. You need to follow the post surgical instructions and not be lifting your arms out and up like I did. I should have asked for help for the first month. Dr. Pousti and his staff have just been great through this whole process.
I am so excited. I just got a new bathing suit. I was able to get a one piece for the first time in I don’t know how long. It fits so well and I’m not top heavy anymore. I can’t wait to test drive it. Having this surgery has been so worth it.
Thanks Dr. Pousti !!
From the first time I walked into Dr. Pousti’s office until my current recovery, I have had an awesome experience.
I am 53 yrs young and Menopause wore me down in many ways. One being, I gained 30 pounds and it seemed all of it was on my chest! So, I lost the 30 pounds and my chest size, basically, stayed the same:(! I had been contemplating a Breast Reduction for 3-4 years and realized after losing the weight that I really needed to have a consultation with Dr. Pousti. I was referred to him by a Flight Attendant friend of mine. She raved about what a great job he did for her (breast reduction) and told me I had to go to him.I have trained in TaeKwon-Do for 17 years and have a full time job as a Flight Attendant.So, as a very active person working full time and raising 3 kids, my 32H bra size was REALLY BOTHERING ME!!!
Well, I could cry right now because I am so happy!! Dr. Pousti has changed my life!!! I am still recovering from my September 20th surgery, but I am already thinking about all the ways this will change my life. No more back pain, neck pain and hands going numb, my clothes will fit better and I will actually be able to go to a regular store and buy a BATHING SUIT TOP!! Yea!! I told my GrandMaster of TaeKwon-Do, I will jump higher, spin faster and fly farther!!! Every one in my family and all my friends know how miserable I have been.I am so happy! Dr. Pousti and his staff have been so supportive throughout my whole experience. They have been there every step of the way!! I want to thank them for helping me with all the insurance and recovery paperwork, also! Everything has gone smoothly without a hitch! I wish I had done this sooner. Dr. Pousti was right!!! Thank you soooo much for everything!!
Updated on 6 Oct 2012:
I feel my real self is a reality in progress!!! This is how I have always felt. Somehow, mother nature took my body in a different direction than I expected….or just different than how I feel on the INSIDE! For those of you who struggle with this, I know you know what I mean!!!!! Only you know how it feels to look one way on the outside and know that your REAL SELF is hidden there underneath. Well, now I know I’m still here. Just needed some help:) So, that help came to me in my Dr., who believes in making our “true selves” a reality. I really am so grateful for Dr. Pousti! He seems to “GET” what we are trying to do…..FIND OUR REAL SELVES AGAIN!! This is serious, life changing stuff. Dr. Pousti understands this and I am so grateful to have fallen into his hands!!! Best wishes to all of you in search of your “Real Self”!
Updated on 6 Oct 2012:
Today was a great day! I got to see my new breasts for the first time. Dr. Pousti outdid himself!!! Wow, what a great job! I told him before the surgery that if I had a choice between keeping larger breasts that are on the softer side, or smaller, but more firm and “perky”, I would choose perky….and he delivered!!! Wow! Before my surgery, He gave me 2 opportunities to see other patients in his office that had the same proceedure that I was going to have. This brought me great comfort to see actual people that had just done what I was going to do. Today, I showed 2 of his new patients the results of my surgery after 2 weeks. They thought Dr. Pousti did a great job and I think it helped them relax a little about their own surgeries. I hope!! Tomorrow I hope to post the pictures of my 2 week results. I can envision so many possible things in my life because of this and I can’t thank Dr. Pousti enough. Also, two of the women in his office have helped me through the process immensely, Daisy and Veronica. They are the most beautiful people inside and out. They have followed my progress from the beginning and I can tell they are truly happy for me and have addressed my every concern from day one!! So, Hopefully I will be able to post some new pics tomorrow!!! Good luck to all of you that have an upcoming procedure. If you want to talk to me by phone, call Dr. Pousti’s office at 1-619-466-8851. They will direct you to me. Talk soon!:)
Updated on 11 Oct 2012:
Today I went in for my 3 week check up. Things are going really well!! Wow! They are so much smaller. I think I am a 32D now. I know the 32 part is right, but I am still swollen. Much better than an “H” !!! It’s amazing what a difference a great Dr. and 3 weeks can make! Best to all of you who are going through the same!:)
Dr. Pousti, you are my hero!!!!!! Thank you so, so very much for everything you have done for me!!!!!!!
I had been wanting a breast reduction for at least 10 years. I finally got up the courage to pursue it and I am so happy that I did. I had the surgery yesterday and it went very well. Everyone at the surgery center as well as Dr Pousti’s were so great. The pain has been very minimal. I can’t thank Dr. Pousti enough. Updated on 4 Sep 2012: It’s been a week now and so far so good. The pain was never really bad but I have felt a little claustrophobic with the bandages and the drains. That should all come off on Thurs. and I’ll have my big reveal or maybe I should say my smaller reveal. In any case I can’t wait. I will also enjoy being able to sleep in my bed and get out of the recliner chair. Who knew sleeping on your back could be so hard. Dr. Pousti and his staff have been great. Someone has called everyday to make sure everything is going well and to see if I have any questions. Updated on 5 Oct 2012: I had a little setback around week 3. I got an infection. Dr Pousti was on it right away and after a 10 day regimen of antibiotics I was back to where I was before.The incisions have dried up and the scabs are falling off at this point. I can’t wait to take a full shower. I have had some problem with the T incision seeping. It seems pretty dry this morning. I already feel the weight that has been lifted off my neck and shoulders and it feels so great. This is what I was shooting for. I wanted to be more comfortable. I was hoping for a C cup and that seems to be exactly what I got. Dr. Pousti made my breasts perfect. They have great shape and are the exact size I wanted. Your update will be appended to your existing review Add a new post to your review
Ive always had large breast and have endured the physical and emotional trial that comes with them. I often felt they got in the way of activities, limiting my mobility, limiting my ability to wear certain things. Not to mention they drew a lot of unwanted attention from others. My large breast also caused me to have headaches, indentations on my shoulders, heat rashes, neck pain and mid back pain. After breastfeeding my son, my breast became even bigger.
The size increased from a 34E to a 34F. I was told by other friends who breastfed, that I would shrink after breastfeeding but I never did. After much consideration and a long talk with my husband who LOVES my large breast, we both agreed it was time to look at some options for my emotional and physical well being. My search for a plastic surgeon begin. I thought about a breast reduction for about a two years. I spoke with other people who had it done. I had not heard any regret from the people I spoke with exception that they had wished they had done it sooner.
I begin to look online at images first and begin to compile a file of images of transformations that I thought looked great. I kept coming across some of the same surgeons. So I narrowed it down to three surgeons an based that decision on certification, experience and artistic signature. An “artistic signature” of a surgeoin to me is, what you start with and what you end up with. There are so many unique body types that I saw truly drastic, positive changes to. My personal goal is to have smaller breast but retain some of the unique character I was born with. My biggest fear is hypertrophic scarring and discoloration. Ive weighed the fear scarring and the desire to overcome some of the personal limitations I contribute to large breast and decided that the best decion for me is surgery. With the support of my family, friends and then finding an excellent surgeon, it feels as though Ive made the best decison.
When I narrowed down to three surgeons, I set up three consultations. Two surgeons were in CA and one in AZ where I live. I ended up choosing Dr Pousti because after my very first interaction with him. He was very easy to talk to, he listened to my goals and how I wanted to reach them. He also gave me questions to think about that I had not thought of. From the beginning he seemed to be an objective advocate to my goals and was very understanding about my personal concerns of scarring. I also appreciated that he had on his website a tab for reference for “African American” patients. It was very difficult in my search to find many images posted of African American outcomes. It was nice to see that he included this information on his website. He also had availiable patients who were willing to share thier personal breast reduction experience with me. I found this to be very helpful because I was able to ask specific questions about thier experience and if they would have done anything differently. Last, but not least, Dr. Pousti has the very best team of professional people working with him. His staff is warm, caring and you can tell that they love what they do and they enjoy working for Dr Pousti. Thats important to me because that speaks to the character of the Dr.,…in my opinion.
Hands down Dr. Pousti is amazing. Between Dr. Pousti and his girls I have never felt more comfortable, educated, and so sure of something. I had had a few bad experiences at consultations with other surgeons that belittled me and made me feel as if it was a waste of my time being there! I was nervous that it would have been the same but gave it a try anyways. I couldn’t have had a warmer and more inviting welcome. Walking through that door has changed my life in many aspects. I have acquired not just a doctor but a new family. Post op I got phone calls everyday to make sure I was doing well or had any questions at all. Dr. Pousti even takes time out of his crazy schedule to call you personally to check on you. He is not only an amazing doctor he is a caring person. I can not wait for my second surgery to get my implants, knowing how well I will be taken care of there won’t be a worry in my mind. Thank you Dr. Pousti and staff for being awesome!
I have finished step one of the two surgeries I will be having. First was a breast lift with a reduction I was carrying huge 34 DD which couldn’t have been any more uncomfortable. Dr. Pousti and I chose to do two surgeries instead of combined into one, leaving less risk factors out and just making a smarter decision in my case. As I heal from my first surgery I am already so much more comfortable in my body which I can’t say I ever have been before.
I’m 16yrs old and just had the best experience of my teenage life. A breast reduction! Most would say that 16yrs old is way too young to make such a permanent decision about one’s body. For me the decision was warranted. At the age of 13 my breast had already reached the size of 28D and I my body frame was a size zero. Talk about disproportion. By the age 14yrs I had become so uncomfortable with the heaviness dragging on my neck and back that I had to give up gymnastics, horseback riding and tap dance-all things that I loved. I was never one to be uncomfortable with my body, I believe people should love who they are, but having such big breast on my small frame caused me not only physical pain but emotional pain too. I didn’t like the way people looked at me, I didn’t like the way clothes fit, I didn’t like the attention my breast unintentionally brought me. Things like prom dress shopping and getting fitted for a costume for the school play, things that should be fun and memorable made me miserable and embarrassed. I didn’t dare wear a bathing suit or tight fitting t-shirt, those things and the attention they brought just didn’t fit my personality. By age 16yrs I was size 30F and miserable (l say F-s plus because l was busting out of that size but refused to go bigger)
This surgery is the best thing that has happened to me. I knew I wanted a breast reduction by the time I was thirteen and l was bound and determined to get one. It took several years of coaxing from my mom and my team of doctors-pediatrician, physical therapist, chiropractor and especially Dr. Pousti…he’s a hero in my book. I felt he understood my pain and wanted the best for me. I’m so glad that Dr. Pousti and his team are the ones that got my insurance to approve this surgery. They made me amazingly comfortable, I wasn’t scared at all. I woke up from the surgery instantly feeling the relief in my neck, back and shoulders that l had dreamed of for over three years. I’m now extremely happy with my body, the results are amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor.
It’s only been three weeks since my surgery and I honestly feel like a whole new person. Shopping for clothes is super fun…I can buy bras off the rack! I can wear strapless! I love my new 30B’s. They are perfect for me and l’m a very happy confident person because of how much Dr. Pousti and his Team cared. They Rock!
I want to commend you and your staff for the excellent and attentive care I received from the initial exam and throughout my surgical recovery. Having Dr.
Pousti perform breast reduction surgery has been life-altering. Not only has my self-esteem soared, I’ve resumed a daily exercise program, combined with life style changes. I no longer have back, neck or shoulder pain after years of going to doctors seeking relief. I’m now wearing tank tops and sundresses without being self conscious of having large, heavy breasts.
I have you, Dr. Pousti to thank for giving me a new lease on life!!!
I want to thank you for my new found self confidence. Prior to the surgical procedure, I often avoided social settings and had a fear of running into old friends who only knew me thin. Now I find myself excited at the prospect of running into people and having a visit without feeling self conscious about my appearance. I did not realize how much hiding I had been doing.
My quest for less neck and shoulder pain, as well as hoping to end the poor posture, rashes and rutted shoulders led me to explore breast reduction. I am also the youngest of three sisters and the other two are breast cancer survivors, so whether it is 100% medically proven or not, I wanted to have less mass for concern.
Two different friends recommended that I visit you. So, although I had a full authorization from my HMO for a different doctor, I requested a second opinion and I’m so pleased that I did! From the first phone call to schedule an appointment, I realized you had a staff that truly cares about the complete well-being of its patients. Your office is light and cheerful and my first encounter with you was so respectful. I remember on my first visit I told you that it didn’t matter much to me how I looked under my clothes; as long as I looked better when I was dressed. Your response was that it mattered to you and that you would make me look and feel beautiful.
The folks at the Surgical Center were very warm and helpful. I’d had concerns about having the procedure outside of a hospital, but now am glad for the personal care that I received at the Center.
Since my surgery I have found myself with more energy and my years of neck and shoulder pain from the weight have ended. And to walk into a store and purchase a pretty bra without steel reinforcements is quite an experience.
“Thank you” to you and your staff for giving me exceptional care. I gladly recommend you to any of my friends considering cosmetic surgery. I know it is a cliché, but truly, my only regret is that I didn’t do this year ago.
On Sept, 19, 2005, I had a breast reduction and a tummy tuck. I opted to have both done at the same time, which I’m very glad I did. 2 years before the procedure, I interviewed about 5-6 doctors in San Diego County. As I was about to make a decision, the money was not available as we had first thought. So I put my plans on hold. In July/Aug, 2005, our situation turned around, and I went back to looking for a doctor. I went back to the first doctor I interviewed. Dr. Pousti, and didn’t need to look any further.
Dr. Pousti stood out above the rest for the following reasons:
1. He took time with me, as a patient.
2. He has a very easy going, mild mannered personality…….calm! (Good for a surgeon)
3. He had good credentials
4. I read his testimonials and spoke with a couple of ladies separately (outside of the office), who also
had work done by Dr. Pousti.
5. Even though I asked the doctor to do a few other little things while I was under, he told me it would
put me at risk to be under anesthesia more than 5-6 hours.
5. His office is very organized
6. The staff is very pleasant, helpful and sensitive
7. He was the only doctor who was a carrier for my insurance, since my breast reduction was covered by my insurance.
Over the years, I exercised and dieted, but was not able to lose my tummy. I had 2 children by c-section, and at age 43 had a complete hysterectomy. Even though I have good skin tone, at age 53, and because of hormone changes, I just couldn’t tighten up the flabby skin from my belly through exercising and dieting. My clothes didn’t fit, anymore, and I felt physically older than I was mentally. Therefore, I opted for the surgery. My biggest concern was being nauseated from the anesthesia, however, during recovery, I was given a pill to counteract that. Pain was not a concern for me, since I have a high tolerance for it…..however, because of all the exercising I had done previously through the years, there was soreness but nothing that I couldn’t handle. The drains were annoying, but I wanted them left in as long as needed, to avoid any build up of fluid that might cause infection.
I had to leave one abdominal drain in for 3 weeks instead of the estimated 2 weeks. But it all worked out for the better. Now, after 5 months, post op, I can play tennis, ride my bike and work out much easier, and without the “load” in front of me. The best part is being able to button up any shirt, and have a flat stomach. I lost 10 pounds right after surgery, and now that some of the swelling is going down slowly, AND with more exercise and dieting, I expect to lose more weight and inches. My husband is soooo happy for me, and he says that I look and act so much younger than my 53 years.
Before the surgery, people were shocked at my age, but NOW, they are really shocked. They think I look 10 years younger!
My advice to anyone before a tummy tuck, is to exercise a few months or more before your surgery. You’ll need to use your leg muscles and back muscles after surgery…..ESPECIALLY, if you have breast suregery at the same time. After the tummy tuck, you have to walk hunched over, and that tires your back a bit. When the drains come out, you have more freedom to shower and move around.
THANK YOU, DR. POUSTI AND STAFF! YOU GAVE ME BACK MY YOUTH!!!
(I would also HIGHLY recommend recovering at “the Hideaway” if you have both surgeries at the same time…..ask the staff for information).
Thank you, Dr. Pousti & Staff, for the great service.
I am very satisfied with the results of my breast reduction. You have made me feel comfortable and secure since my first visit to your office and throughout the procedure. I feel like a new person and I am very happy. No more back and neck aches or
indentations on my shoulders from all the weight I was carrying on my chest. Shopping for clothes has been a lot easier too! I should have done this sooner. To anyone who is thinking about a breast reduction take the first step and call Dr. Pousti.
I am a 23 year old mother of one. Shortly after having my daughter, I realized that I was very uncomfortable with my enlarged breasts. I felt as if people were talking to them rather than me, not only that they were way too HUGE for my little body. I spoke with family and friends to get an idea of what they thought, a majority said to leave things the way they were, but I felt different. In June or July of 2003, I spoke with my primary doctor, Dr. Aiello, and he recommended me to speak with Dr. Pousti. I have to admit, I was very nervous at my first visit but once I met Dr. Pousti, I felt at ease. He and his staff were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. After my second visit, I told my family that I had made the decision to get my breasts reduced. I set up my surgery date. The day before surgery, I met with Dr. Pousti for my markings. Through out the entire pre-op procedure, my main concern wasn’t about pain, loss of nipple/breast sensitivity, but about the scars. Dr. Pousti told me that he would do his best to minimize the scarring. I went home the day of my surgery and felt no pain. It was hard not being able to do things around the house or pick up my daughter. It has been 6 months since my surgery and I am both THANKFUL AND GREATFUL to Dr. Pousti and his staff. I am also very pleased to say that my scarring is barely noticeable. A huge plus is that since having my surgery, I have regained my sensitivity in my breasts (something I had lost after having my child). I would definitely do this again and have Dr. Pousti do the surgery. I have also recommended a few friends and would do so again. He is the best and has a great staff working with him.
I wanted to write you and thank you for the great experience. You wouldn’t think that a “breast reduction” would be an experience that someone would
describe as “great”….but it was.
I have worn a “DD” bra cup since my late teens and I am only 5′ 3/4″. I am 54 years old, so doing the math, one can see that I have dragged around quite a “load” for +/-40 years. I have suffered from shoulder/upper back pain, neck pain, numbness down 1 arm, indentations in my shoulders, rashes
under my breasts, ill-fitting clothes, etc.
In addition, in my 40’s I herniated 2 discs in my back at a work-related seminar and suffered additional pain from the accident. In order to continue in my job, I tried: chiropractic adjustments, pain medication, exercise, pain control pidurals, and all the standard treatments. I finally settled into a routine of exercise combined with daily anti-inflammatory medication.
The past five years I have been on daily cellabrex.
Since my breast reduction surgery (5 weeks ago):
I do not have shoulder/upper back pain….
I do not have neck pain….
there is no numbness in my arms….
no more indentations in my shoulders…..
and I can buy clothes that fit. In addition…I have cut my daily
medication down to 1 or 2 times a week.
WOW…..WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!! I feel that this procedure is changing my life.
Also, I wanted to mention how caring and wonderful your staff has been, especially Vanessa and Daisy (who I had the most contact with). They are always available to answer my questions and have been very supportive throughout the whole thing. Your personal friendliness, kindness, and warmth extends to your staff and patients, and is evident in the way your patients are treated.
I was happy with my choice of the Grossmont Surgery Center….the staff there was also great and made me feel comfortable and not so nervous. From the receptionist to the anesthesiologist….they all took the time to explain everything and took as good of care of me as my own mother would
Although my reason for the surgery was not cosmetic…the cosmetic benefits were numerous. My husband thinks that my “new” breasts are “works of art”, my clothes fit so much better and my button-in-the-front shirts do not strain and pop open anymore. I am now a 54 year old women with a young
women’s breasts…I am now perky instead of “matronly”.
Dr. Pousti; THANKS YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are an artist, in the world of plastic surgery. There is 1 problem, though…..now that I can look down and see my stomach (which I haven’s been able to do for +/-40 years)….I think a “tummy tuck” may be next!!!
Please feel free to use any part of this letter and consider it my testimonial to your talent and warm “bedside-manner”.
I am now eight weeks from surgery to have my very large DD breasts reduced, and I wanted to write a note so anyone considering this surgery would know what to really expect. I am 38 years old and have been considering have this surgery for about 12 years. My breasts went from a C cup to DD after having my first child. This might have been okay for some but I am a petite person and only weigh 117lbs. I might have been able to deal with the size but the fact that my breasts now hung very low and going without a bra was impossible. I now had back pain and rashes that would not go away. I had another child 5 years later and this did nothing to help my sagging breasts or back pain.
I finally decided to research the procedure and went to several consultations. Dr. Pousti was the only one that I even considered. He was very personable and answered all my questions. The staff helped with getting my insurance to pay for the surgery. Now I have never had surgery of any kind and I didn’t know what to expect. The staff and Dr. Pousti were very kind and reassuring. I wasn’t really worried about the pain and it wasn’t very bad the pain medication works.
However it does take sometime to get back to normal, and to feel a 100%. It was a little harder than I thought but I would go through it all again for the results I have received.
Let me tell you the back pain is gone and I now have small C cups and can wear whatever I want to. Button up shirts are now in my closet and sexy tops that require no bra are my friends. The best part is my breasts are now where they are supposed to be. I am renewing my vows in Jamaica in 7 months and I am going to where a backless dress for the first time. I really liked myself before I had surgery and I felt attractive, but now I feel like a supermodel and it shows in my walk and my smile even fully clothed.
People tell me how good I look and I know it is true!
If you have always wanted to have this surgery I say without reservation go for it and do not let anyone tell you not you are not worth it, I know I was and still am.
My experience with you and your team was very assuring and I feel I could trust you with my breast reduction surgery. I have been to other doctors for an opinion in the past few years but what made me make up my mind was your confidence and reassurance that I would do fine and look great too! I liked that you showed me other women in person who had had this surgery and I was able to question them in private. Also, you have a very good manner which put me at ease.
I love my new breasts! The size of my new breasts fit my body size. They look great and feel great! I have always had HUGE breasts along with neck pain, shoulder pain and upper back pain. What a load to get taken off! I even look younger….thanks to you!
I feel that you are the best doctor for the job – you love what you do and it shows!
Before the breast reduction surgery, I looked very matronley. I have always felt great about myself and my self esteem is extremely high…. after the breast reduction surgery, I looked and felt better than ever thought I could!! I can not thank Dr. Pousti enough for making me look like the fabulous woman that I have always been!
I’m a 45 year old who had been seriously thinking about having a breast reduction and lift for approximately 4 years, secondary to a lot of cervical discomfort. The fact that I couldn’t wear a half bra in the summertime because of the heaviness, really limited my attire and didn’t hurt the cause. My cup size was a double D and I wanted to reduce my size to a C cup. After consulting with Dr. Pousti, we decided to go to a D cup instead since by nature, I’m not what you call a petite girl. I’m very happy that I listened to his professional opinion because I’m very pleased with the results. I’m in the medical profession so I tend to be slightly picky but I found Dr. Pousti and his staff to be overwhelmingly accommodating, continuously professional and very pleasant. Hence, my whole experience was wonderful.