STEP ONE: INITIAL CONSULTATION
You will meet with Dr. Pousti for a private consultation. You will discuss your goals with Dr. Pousti. Dr. Pousti will discuss options, risks, benefits and possible complications of different surgical procedures with you. Questions regarding optimal timing of surgery and typical post-operative care issues will be addressed.
STEP TWO: EXAMINATION
Dr. Pousti will examine you and advise you accordingly. He will let you know if you are a good candidate for surgery and if he can achieve your goals. Questions such as placement of incisions, expected scarring, choices of implants and your specific concerns will be addressed.
STEP THREE: TAILORING THE SURGERY TO MEET YOUR GOALS
Dr. Pousti will review several albums of pre-and post operative patient’s pictures with you. He wants to have a full understanding of your desired result and pictures aid in this communication. He encourages you to bring in pictures from magazines or off of the internet to assist in this communication. He is interested in what you like as well as what you don’t like. Sometimes it requires several office visits for Dr. Pousti to have a clear three dimensional understanding of your goals. Dr. Pousti creates a “portfolio” of pictures that he takes to the operating room on the day of the surgery.