Our La Jolla, San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Practice
Post-bariatric & Massive Weight Loss Patients
Exercise and eating right are the best ways to lose weight. But many people have tried those methods for years and still can’t lose excess weight — weight that can cause serious health problems.
For people in this frustrating situation, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be an option.
Patient Of Dr. Pousti’s Before/After 180lb Weight Loss & 5 weeks post Abdominoplasty Procedure
Same Patient Of Dr. Pousti’s Before/After 180lb Weight Loss & 1 year 5 weeks post Abdominoplasty Procedure
Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery changes the anatomy of your digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest. The surgery aids in weight loss and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.
Gastric bypass (bariatric surgery) isn’t for everyone with obesity. It’s a major procedure that poses significant risks and side effects and requires
permanent changes in your lifestyle. Before deciding to go forward with the surgery, it’s important to understand what’s involved and what lifestyle changes you must make. In large part, the success of the surgery is up to you.
Following the significant amount of weight loss after a Gastric Bypass Surgery, a person can be left with a tremendous amount of excess, hanging skin throughout many areas of the body. The lack of elasticity of the remaining skin often
causes excessive amounts of skin to accumulate and hang in various areas, including the face, neck, breasts, upper and lower abdomen, arm and/or armpit (axilla), back, buttocks, thighs, legs, and calves. This excess skin also can cause
skin irritation, skin breakdown and infection.
Dr. Pousti performs all cosmetic procedures required to achieve the patient’s desired goal after massive weight loss. Such procedures include facelift,
abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, breast lifting,
arm lifting (brachioplasty), thigh lifting, breast reduction and more.
After weight loss and plastic surgery
Before weight loss
Please read about our Massive Weight loss patients and the beautiful cosmetic results they have had:
26 year old Los Angeles Massive Weight Loss Patient Surgery Video
Patient Before / 6 Weeks After Abdominoplasty Surgery
I am scheduled to have surgery in a month, and I have to say the care that I have received from Dr. Pousti so far, is AMAZING! He has to be one of the kindest and most thoughtful doctors I have ever had. He has been incredibly
patient answering all of my many questions, and he has showed amazing gentleness with my anxiety of having surgery done. He has never made me feel as though he had some place else to be or another more important patient to see.
I love that he is selective in who he works on and that he isn’t just worried about his pocketbook, but that we, his patients, get amazing results. He makes you feel as though you are one of his family. You are one in a million, Dr. Pousti!
Updated on 9 Jul 2012:
I am two weeks post op. I had a breast lift/augmentation and got an extended tummy tuck. I haven’t seen all my results yet, but I know they are going to be amazing. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Pousti. I can’t imagine
now, ever going to another doctor. I am so glad to have found him.
5 years ago, I weighed 100 lbs. heavier than I am right now. It took me four years to get the weight off through diet and exercise. I went to see Dr. Pousti in December 2011 just so see what he had to say. I had gotten his name
from a previous patient that raved about him and decided to see what he had to say. What I learned from him and about myself in the process is amazing. One of my favorite things about his office is that you get to meet actual
people that have had actual surgeries and have real results. I could actually ask all the questions that I wanted to real people!! What a great concept!! It impressed me the most that he left me in the room with these patients
and allowed me to ask all the questions that I wanted. LOVE IT!
It took me 4 visits to get all my questions answered and to calm my nerves about having surgery and doing the right thing for me and my body. I worked through a lot of emotions during that time, too. When you have been the “fat
girl” for all of your life, it takes a process to learn how to be the “skinny” girl and to view yourself as that way as well. I really thought that if I just went to gym a few more times a week or just did a different type of
exercise that my body would become one of those amazing bodies you see. It wasn’t until I spoke to Dr. Pousti that I learned that the skin wasn’t going to do anything else, no matter how many times I went to the gym or no matter
how many marathons that I run.
So, after some serious consideration, I decided to have the surgery, and I can’t wait to see the results. Every day Dr. Pousti’s office has called to see if I have needed anything and if I am doing ok. Dr. Pousti even stopped
by my house to check on me. WOW! Tell me where you find a doctor like that in this day and age!!!! He has called my house twice to be sure I am doing fine. I am so impressed with how amazing his office has been. They were very
thorough in making sure I had all the information that I needed and was make sure I didn’t have any last minute questions.
If you are in need of a great surgeon, Dr. Pousti is it. Definitely well worth a consultation! Thank you, Dr. Pousti!