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I think it is notable that I have never done a review. Dr. Pousti and his office have been fantastic. From the first appointment, to an incredible surgery experience, follow up and outcome has really just bee=n an amazing experience. I get a follow up call everyday! I had 5 consultations-so happy with my choice!! Dr. Pousti is amazing. Soft spoken, confident and empathetic. Very serious about the individual and understands that you are not just another patient. Very customized and caring to the individual

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I had my surgery on January 12 and I am extremely happy with my results this far. I experienced very little pain after surgery and felt normal after a week. The ladies at the Dr. Pousti’s office called me everyday for two weeks to make sure everything was okay and answer any questions I had. I was a 32A, I got 425cc and I think they are the perfect size for my body. Before surgery, I was scared they would look too big and make me look heavy because I am short, but my boobs look even better than I hoped. I 100% recommend Dr. Pousti if you’re looking to get a breast augmentation.

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THis is my story! Way back in Dec 1999 Dr Pousti placed my breast implants and I recovered as we rung in new millennium! Back then, I had lost about 15 lbs from running every day and I was not happy with the the smaller size and shape of my breasts. After the surgery…my implants were great! I can say they were PERFECT. Dr Pousti was great and meticulous! His staff was warm and professional and knowledgable and I felt very comfortable going into the surgery at the age of 35. My new breasts looked and felt very natural and I loved loved loved them for many years :):) About a year ago, I started to feel they looked a bit too big for my frame. I had gained about 7 lbs and it looked like all the weight had gone to my breasts and upper arms I wasn’t running or doing yoga as much and I was getting that” older woman” look. So.. I went in for a consult and learned that its very common for women to want their implants removed after a certain period of time. It was such a relief to hear that from Dr Pousti and his staff!!! since my breasts still looked great and almost all my friends were saying ” Don’t do it”. I felt I may be making a mistake to get them out. After the initial consult I felt very relieved, like I wasn’t crazy to want them out! I felt heard and supported. it still took me almost a year to get the procedure done, but I just did it this past Friday! I’m happy even tho I haven’t seen them yet! Again, everything went very smoothly! Dr Pousti and his staff took very good care of me. they called and checked up on my every days for the 1st 3 days. The surgery was fairly simple and short and I will go back to work in 2 days. ( desk job :)) Dr Pousti also did a great job guiding me about whether I should get a lift or not… ( i’m not) I trust his expertise and experience and I’m so excited about my smaller breasts. Its just more who I am now. I will update you all once the bandages are off and the swelling subsides . Thank you Dr Pousti for making all this so easy and for doing such an amazing job!!!!! Its a very big deal for a woman to feel good in her body. Thank you for helping us all do that! As I said in my review.. Dr Pousti and his staff were beyond great and professional!! DR Pousti is very present and he sees everything at so many levels. He is very meticulous and even though he has done so so so many procedures, I felt like he was looking at my case with great care and detail. I felt very comfortable and assured and the staff answered every question I had . They were all very warm and accomodating

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This office deserves all the great reviews and 5 stars; it is well-earned! You know how we go see a doctor and come home, call our girlfriend and complain about the negative attitudes, the long waiting times, and the office assistants were total b*tches? Well, you can’t say that about this office! Every single nurse and / or office assistant in there had a smile, was super helpful and makes you feel you are important. It didn’t feel fake at all, either; they genuinely treated me with respect and kindness with smiles all around! It was wonderful for someone like me who is very shy with huge social anxiety. I’ve sent emails to the office and had a response within a day addressing my concerns or trying to find out answers to my questions. They bent over backwards to make sure I was completely satisfied. The La Mesa office is busy and for good reason. This doctor and his office staff are top-notch and never made me feel “less than”…by that, I mean, there is an assumption that you will be treated better than another patient if you are coming in there with tons of cash to spend. They treat you very well, regardless. I’m not money-rich and I don’t dress “up” very much so I always tend to feel a little frumpy in places like that, but never felt that way in that office. It is a busy place and he always has patients but I never had to wait long to see Dr. Pousti and he never tried to rush me out of there when the place was full. I wanted to be able to talk at length about my concerns and he definitely took the time to talk with me and answer any questions I had. There were a couple times when I was feeling very emotional about removing my 22 yr. old saline implants, but each time, they helped me by talking, comforting and reassuring me. I didn’t want to replace the my implants or get a “lift” and nobody ever pressured me to do so. You must remember that everyone is different and every BODY is different so we each have different concerns. A plastic surgeon has to take on each patient on an individual basis and not do these procedures on a cookie-cutter basis. I also realize that you can’t please everybody 100% all.the.time but Dr. Pousti reassured me that he would take care of me and do everything he could to do what I requested. Later on, when I realized there were different methods of breast implant removal…I wanted to have my implants removed “en block”; i.e., en masse and intact with capsules and all…I again voiced my concerns and desires to Dr. Pousti and he looked me in the eye and reassured me that he would do what I needed. I have thin skin and he knew the capsules would be thin and that he’s have to carefully look at everything going on inside of me to make sure there would not be a massive amount of bleeding. We talked about what he might find once he opened me up, and he let me and was very up front to tell me that in order to do this implant removal via en bloc, the scars would be bigger and even that didn’t scare me…the fact that he was willing to discuss this so openly with me made me feel reassured. Dr. Pousti is awesome; you will not regret going to see him. Because I had my implants removed and did not get them replaced OR get a lift, I didn’t want him to feel like I had the opinion that breast implants are bad for you or that you shouldn’t get them or that they are dangerous. I am 53 and I have a much better opinion of myself now than I did when I was in my 20’s…the reason I got them in the first place was to gain confidence, to look a bit more polished and feel more like a woman rather than have a flat chest. I’m not as concerned about my looks now, but I do want to feel healthy. My implants were giving me pain and I couldn’t sleep on my stomach and they were heavy to the point where I was walking stooped over. I also couldn’t run without having these heavy, floppy things flying up & down. And I didn’t like how they felt…all sloshy & ripply. I don’t look down on other women who have implants; I don’t think less of plastic surgeons because of what they do. He does a great service for women, things have improved over the years since 1994 when I got my Mentor saline implants. I thought I might have mold in mine because of how I was feeling…fatigued all the time, foggy vision, ringing in my ears, bilateral breast pain, gut issues…so Dr. Pousti sent the implants to a microbiologist to have them tested. Thank goodness they came back negative and having that question answered is a HUGE RELIEF to me!!! I want to be healthy as I get older, I want to feel as good and as natural as I can. I will never forget the help, kindness and professionalism I received in his care. The office staff gave me two different names of previous patients who had gone through this procedure and both women were very helpful in reassuring me that Dr. Pousti would take care of me to the best of his ability…that I was in good hands. That made me feel better and more than ready to do this. The day of surgery I was ready, not scared, but still a bit emotional. The surgery center is also a very nice, friendly place, full of very helpful nurses and smiles. The anesthesiologist discussed what I needed, at length, about what I needed. Before going in, Dr. Pousti drew his lines on my chest and very nicely talked to me about being positive because that would help me heal faster…he’s right! The mind is a very powerful thing! He wanted me to think about what made me happy and think on that as I drifted off into never-never land. It’s a very scary thing to think about what could happen when you’re put to sleep! He kept looking in my eyes and all the nurses comforted me and just before drifting off, he said to everyone there “She’s on her motorcycle riding right now” (my happy place). I wanted pictures and a video made while in surgery and they complied with no problem! Took me awhile to wake up after surgery but the nurse was johnny-on-the-spot helping me, giving my husband answers, getting me water, etc. As I left, I asked if they had any crackers for my stomach and, sure enough, they had that too! (The crackers were a bit old but still…how helpful was that?!) Post-op appointment, I was given a really nice vase and flowers to take home…how many doctor’s do that?! I was very touched and thought, wow, how NICE! And they were beautiful…with my favorite color, purple, and even had roses in the bunch! I have no idea if it’s just a standard arrangement of flowers they provide and it really doesn’t matter….it’s the thought that counts & I thought it was awesome. So typical of this office…going that extra mile for you. Leaving the post-op appointment, I realized I had no cash for the parking ticket. Normally, they will validate the ticket but they had no validation stickers that day. Without question, the girl at the desk opened her wallet and gave me cash so I could get through the gate!!!!!!! Are you reading this?! How cool, how thoughtful and awesome was that?! I will pay her back next time I’m in there. Now, it’s a week post-op, and these girls have called me every.single.day asking how I’m doing and answering any questions or concerns I have. THAT’S GOOD SERVICE, PEOPLE!!! So, that’s it, in a nutshell. Definitely giving 5 stars all around for both the doctor and his office staff!!! Dr. Pousti is straightforward. He looks you in the eye and very calmly lays out all your options. HE REALLY LISTENS TO YOU! I find him to be very positive, kind, honest, very thorough, helpful and supportive. When my husband was there in the prep room before surgery, Dr. Pousti addressed him very kindly, shook his hand, and talked about the surgery giving both of us good eye contact. He was so reassuring and positive, it brought tears to my husband’s eyes…that’s saying a whole lot! He will even talk with you on the phone if he feels you are panicking or have concerns about surgery. Every time I’ve been there for appointments, he never made me feel like he was trying to rush me out the door; this is with an office full of patients waiting to see him. He talks openly about your needs and concerns, offers options available, gives advice without being pushy and generally is very reassuring. Way before I even decided to contact a plastic surgeon, I did my research, scouring the internet about what I was about to have done to my body, bookmarking pages, taking notes, and when I laid all this information out to Dr. Pousti, he didn’t make me feel like I was overreacting, he didn’t look down on me, he didn’t get offended, he didn’t try to tell me I was wrong or scoff at my views. He just made me feel like I could discuss these issues without worrying he would retaliate or do a poor job while in surgery…a huge fear some women have! I really don’t like going to doctor’s offices, I don’t like taking meds, and I have severe social anxiety so, coming from someone like me, this is a very heartfelt and honest opinion. Thanks for reading this if you’ve gotten this far.

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I. love. my. breasts. First off, I am a keloid former and I scar very badly. I realized this after I had my first breast augmentation. I came to Dr. Pousti after consulting about 3 or 4 other surgeons (in a span of about 4 years). My right breast was hard and displaced. My left one was beginning to do the same. I decided to go with Dr. Pousti because I felt he was the most honest and was reasonably priced. I agreed the most with his plan for my breast revision, which was replacing my saline unders with silicone gel, and placing an allograft on BOTH breasts, PLUS singulair for 3 months. I wanted him to do everything he could to prevent capsular contracture or any scarring from happening again. I saw a surgeon before him who was planning to do the same thing, but quoted me 14,500 for ONE breast. And the other surgeons felt it would be best to just remove them completely. I felt I was in good hands with Dr. Pousti. He was honest from the beginning about what to expect, how we would achieve my goal (or get really close to it), and was able to answer all my questions. He was very respectful and acknowledged my career as an ICU nurse which is a bonus. Nurses can be the hardest patients! I would drive from Santa Clarita, CA to San Diego for every appointment. Come surgery day, I stayed in San Diego for about 5 days. Afterwards, his office called me every single day for nearly a month. They were so nice! It was awesome. I didn’t feel bothered at all. I wasn’t stressed. And I think it allowed me to recover properly. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti. I am now exactly 8 weeks post op. I have minimal scarring. No pain. They’re getting softer every day and……………. I. love. my. breasts.

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Dr. Pousti and his team are the best of the best! I was recommended by two friends, and while they each had different procedures (I had a reduction) they experienced the same first rate experience that I have had so far. It has been 3 weeks since my breast reduction surgery. At 48, I had been considering reduction for many years. While I was not a candidate for insurance coverage, I already believe it to be worth every dime. After meeting with Dr. Pousti it was obvious he was the right choice for me and I was very confident that he would provide me with the results I envisioned. He has lots of examples showing breast reduction expertise. Every one that I saw looked amazing. I believe it’s important for a doctor to actually show you examples of their work in the area that you are considering. He has done a lot of reductions! I did not consult with any other surgeons and booked my surgery soon after. His staff is and has been very friendly, considerate, compassionate and available throughout the process. I met with Daisy at the first consultation. It was so helpful to watch her take my picture and transform it digitally into the upper body I was hoping to attain. The potential was really there and Dr. Pousti was very confident in knowing we could have great success. Along with other ideal images in my file he was ready to turn a dream into reality. There is no doubt that things will turn out as envisioned once I’m fully healed. Making the decision to have surgery is not an easy one, however, when you meet a surgeon who cares and is supportive throughout this process the experience becomes a great one. So far, so good. One of the last questions he asked me before heading into surgery is, “Would you be upset if you were too large or too small?” My response, “Too large!” At 48, I’m done with them and am so excited to have smaller, perky breasts from here on out  I would honestly recommend Dr. Pousti to any one of my family or friends.

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I am 25 years old and have been considering breast augmentation since I was 18. I have always been fairly satisfied with the shape of my breasts, but I hoped and prayed for years that they would somehow magically get fuller. I am thankful for the body I was born with, and have been blessed with good health, so I figured, why risk it? Why put my body through an “unnecessary” surgery? Over the last year and a half, I REALLY started considering breast augmentation. I keep seeing pictures of women with fantastic bodies and full breasts, and I feel somewhat inadequate. Like no matter how tan, or thin, or toned I can make my body, they’re always going to win because they’ve got great boobs. Despite my efforts to eat well and work out hard, my breasts are the one part of my body I cannot shape the way I want. With these thoughts constantly running through my mind, I began to realize: Breast augmentation may not be a “necessary” surgery in terms of life and death, but it is necessary in order for me to be the happiest, most confident “me” I can be. I called Dr Pousti’s office the first week of December 2015 to schedule my consultation. My mom and I drove down to La Mesa on January 4th, 2016 for my afternoon appointment. My mom has been the perfect support system for me in this process, not only because she is my best friend, but because she really is there just to support me. She isn’t swaying my decision one way or the other, and I think that’s really important if you choose to bring someone along with you in this journey. You should be getting this surgery for YOU, and you should be getting the size and shape that YOU want. So, I finally decided I was going to get the breast augmentation I had considered for years. I began the search for my surgeon by Googling “plastic surgeons in SoCal” (I didn’t know where else to start). There were several names of doctors and surgery centers that came up. But the name “Dr. Pousti” stood out, and sounded so familiar for some reason (turns out I have 2 friends who are also patients of his, and their breasts look AMAZING). I clicked on the link for his website and saw just how many before and after pictures there were, and was thrilled. I wanted a doctor with A LOT of experience, but I also wanted a doctor that I felt I could trust. I have never had surgery, never broken a bone, and never had stitches. I am putting a HUGE amount of confidence and faith into whoever I choose to perform my surgery. So it was EXTREMELY important to me that I find a doctor that I was comfortable with. I read such wonderful reviews and testimonials about Dr Pousti and the ladies who work in his office, and I can tell you first hand, all of them are true. They really make you feel like a priority. No question is overlooked or unanswered, or considered “dumb” (and I had a fairly long list of questions). Much of my consultation was spent with Cindy, who is absolutely amazing. She is so sweet, and really helped me envision the results I want. And seeing myself with different sized implants using the Vectra 3D imaging was really exciting. When I made my appointment for my consultation, I was already 99% sure that Dr Pousti was going to be my surgeon. After my consultation, I was 1,000% certain. This is the best way I can describe my decision in choosing Dr Pousti as my surgeon: I think there are some doctors out there, who’s brains are so analytical, that their personalities can come accross as less-than-personable. Dr Pousti is NOT one of these doctors. It was encouraging to find that Dr Pousti is not only very experienced and knowledgeable, but that he really cares about his patients. He was more focused on making sure that I find the right doctor for me, rather than just trying to sell me on choosing him. My consultation was such a fun, positive experience, that I booked my surgery the next day when Cindy called to follow-up with me. I am now 5 days from my surgery date, and I can’t wait to see my results

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I’m the sister with no boobs always have been. since I was a teenager I have been interested in getting a breast augmentation. Anyway as soon as I had the $$ I made an appointment for a consultation with two doctors one being Dr. Tom Pousti. All it took was the consultation and I was sold!! I ended up canceling my other appointment with my second doctor. He is just a down to earth respectable guy and omg the staff is simply amazing. I can’t stress how important customer service is to me and they nailed it! Dr. Pousti had me make a board with all of my expectations “yay and nays” it was actually pretty fun ! During my pre opp appointment we went over everything and what range I was going. The days leading up up to my surgery I got several calls even one from dr Pousti ensuring I was doing good and ready to go! It was very comforting. Today was my surgery day!!! Wow I was so nervous but everything went well from the checking and process to the discharging. Dr. Pousti once again asked me what my expectations were and I told him I trusted in him and man I am already in love with my boobs! Seriously I have NO REGRETS whatsoever! I will be posting updates if u have any questions I am totally open to answering them for now I’m exhausted !! Lol I will upload better photos once I’m not high on these drugs lol I am very picky and hard to impress But Dr. Pousti is simply amazing. Him and his staff made me so comfortable I am still feeling good at home after my surgery. He was open to speak to me anytime I called in with my silly questions lol if the staff couldn’t answer he had no problem taking my call the communication was awesome! Just backtracking a little even before I had a consultation I emailed the office with pictures and a question AND HE RESPONDED!! I didn’t expect that he was very detailed in answering my questions and told me to take my time and choose the right doctor for me. I sure did ! Lol again any questions please ask.

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I only have great things to say about my experience, Dr. Pousti and his staff. As with most people before cosmetic surgery, I was so scared! Of the results, the procedure, etc. I can honestly say that it all turned out better than expected and my life has only gotten better I couldn’t be happier! Dr. Pousti is thorough yet very easy going and comfortable. Not all all will you feel like you weren’t cared for or just a number. He really does take the time to make sure you are well taken care of. You will not be disappointed! His staff is amazing also! You will love them!

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My daughter had used Dr. Pousti (619 466-8851) to have implants done and I was so impressed with him and all of his office staff that I decided to replace my very old implants with new silicone ones. I have been nothing but happy with the results. Today I had my one year follow up visit and everything is A-OK. Perhaps 70 is a little old to have this type of surgery but everything went well. I did need to have drains in place for a few days (usually not necessary with first time implants, unless you have additional work done) but once they were removed, healing progressed very well. I can’t say enough about Dr. Pousti and his excellently trained staff of workers. They all make you feel right at home. Dr. Pousti came highly recommended by a few people and I was impressed by his personal caring for his patients.

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I had surgery with Dr. Pousti and couldn’t be happier! My results came out way better than I could have imagined and are so much better than I expected. The prep before surgery is one of a kind and makes a huge difference in how he and his staff handle your needs. After surgery care was top notch and I was so well taken care of. His staff is super sweet and professional. Everyone remembers you when you come back and it feels so nice. They really do take very good care of you. He’s the right choice I guarantee you will love him and your experience. He’s very personable so you feel very comfortable when with him. Not only that, he’s an excellent Doctor so you are in good hands

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Just had my breast lift (no implants) and upper arm lift 3 days ago. I have lost a considerable amount of weight with gastric bypass surgery last year, and these were the two body parts I wanted to restore as best as possible. I’m writing this initial review during my immediate recovery period to share this experience while it’s fresh in my head. First & foremost, my pain has been well managed. The medication isn’t overwhelming, but does the job. I’ve been up walking around, keeping that blood moving! I currently live in Tijuana Mexico, so I stayed overnight at a local hotel by the surgery center. Dr. Pousti even came by to see me that first night! Dr. Pousti is a very humble man. His dedication to me exceeded my expectations. His office staff are outstanding as well. Very courteous and helpful. Dr. Pousti is concerned about my happiness and satisfaction with the two procedures I wanted done. He is very easy to talk with and takes as much time to listen to you as you need! He even came to see me the night after my surgery to make sure I was comfortable and resting well. He’s called me every day to make sure I am ok and to answer any questions I may have.

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This is a procedure I have been researching and thinking about for a long time. I have had larger than desired inner labia for as long as I remembered. It interferes with sex, certain underwear and clothing. I like wearing yoga pants/sweatpants Without underwear and I always had some discomfort:friction. I finally found a doctor who had great reviews ( dr pousti) and had a consultation. It is a procedure that has been done for years, but no one talks about it so it was my own secret! The staff was great and made me feel very comfortable. My surgery is tomorrow so fingers crossed this makes it all better

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8851 Center Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 91942
Phone: 619-466-8851
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