African American Testimonials


 

Breast Revision/ XL Breast Augmentation Testimonial: Living in the Los Angeles area I had many skilled and even celebrity plastic surgeons to choose from. I consulted with a celebrity plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills but left disappointed because my consult was rushed and impersonal. That’s when I started broadening my search for a plastic surgeon and considered traveling outside of LA to find the perfect doctor for me. Luckily my online search led me to Dr. Pousti. I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Pousti and his caring staff. My entire experience from the initial consult to after surgery care ( Dr. Pousti coming to my hotel the day after my tummy tuck to check on me) has been outstanding! Even the nurses who work in Dr. Pousti’s office were so knowledge about the procedures I was interested in and spent a lot of time caring about my comfort and health. When I expressed concern about being an out of town patient and how the logistics of that would work. Nurse Daisy gave me advice and recommendations for hotels and nurses who could take care of me during my stay in San Diego. One of the nurses Daisy recommended was nurse Gloria. I was so fortunate that nurse Gloria was available to care for me during the first 48 hours after my tummy tuck because she took such great care of me. When I initially hired nurse Gloria she told me Dr. Pousti was only one of two doctors she would work for because their skill as surgeons was so outstanding that their patients rarely had complications and because they were always available if she had a concern about a patient. Nurse Gloria also told me that she knew my tummy tuck would turn out great because Dr. Pousti was doing it. And you know what, she was right ! Well I can go on and on about Dr. Pousti and his staff. But the bottom line is if you want an excellent plastic surgeon, awesome results and a first class experience then he is the doctor you should go to. I will be forever grate full to Dr. Pousti for helping me get my sexy body back. Roxie


Breast Revision/ XL Breast Augmentation Testimonial: I had a breast revision done 6 months prior and 3 weeks later my implant slipped out of the stitching. I was very disappointed and decided to look for a new doctor. I found Dr. Pousti\’s website and was surprised at all the photos you could browse on breast revision. All his patients had nothing but good things to say about Dr. Pousti. Women would come from all over the world to get their self confidence back. I felt like so many of his patients, where I wanted to have larger breast, but was always told I couldn’t go any larger and that I should have them reduced. I am very pleased that I found Dr. Pousti. He will go out of his way to ensure you get the best treatment and experience during your journey. The staffing at Dr. Pousti\’s office are very friendly and helpful in the office, or whenever you need to call and get assistance. I just wish I would have found Dr. Pousti a long time ago.


 

Breast Augmentation: Dr. Pousti Is a Miracle worker! He was the only doctor I looked into & I’m so glad I did! I’m feel more like a woman, I look good, feel good! I’m very pleased with my results! I have told many, many friends & family about him & his office! Thank you so much Dr. Pousti! xoxo What motivated me to get my breast done was the fact that I hardly had any boobs! So I researched many doctors till my sister in law told me to stop looking & go to the plastic surgeon she works for, who is Dr. Pousti. So I did research on him & the office & learned more on what a breast augmentation was. Took in all the info I could on this procedure & I’m glad I did because I got to know more cons than I did pros.  My pros were basically, to build my confidence, have that womanly look I didn’t have before.  My main con was muscle capsular contracture.  I was more terrified of that, but I read that it rarely happens to some patients.  Plus Dr. Pousti and his staff gives you full on information on how to avoid that situation.  The morning of my procedure I was very excited with a little nerves, I knew that I was in good hands, the staff was in a great mood that morning & very outgoing so that made me feel good.  I felt not a thing once I woke up from the procedure.  It seemed to happen so fast, my first thought when I woke up was…where is my glass of water? LOL! It was an amazing experience.  Dr. Pousti has done an AMAZING job! He is a caring doctor who is there every step of the way before, during 7 of course after the surgery.  His staff & himself calls every day post op to ask how you’re doing & if you’re taking your meds ect..they are all so loving & caring I appreciate that.  THANK YOU DR. POUSTI  & STAFF! xoxoxo


Breast Reduction: 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.


Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Testimonial: Hi I am a Black American with a medium to brown skin tone. I underwent a Tummy Tuck consultation and ultimately surgery performed by Dr. Tom Pousti over 2 years ago. I originally started out at 146 pounds at 5 feet 2inches upon post surgery and was roughly 132 pounds 4-6 weeks after surgery. I am now a size 2 at 118 pounds feeling and resonating a much healthier and beautiful me thanks Dr. Pousti wonderful artistry on my abdomen area. I had given birth to 4 children and my belly hung over my panties often. I had a constant lower back pain from my loose muscles pulled and out of shape toward the front. I was a size 8 dress and did not look bad but I did not look as active and young as I felt. Upon Healing (1 year) I started to gain a small amount of weight. I realized in order to remain healthy and in terms with my goal. I had to keep a mind set to remain in optimum fitness and weight maintainability. I started the old college try of walking in the neighborhood about a mile, getting a gym membership. 6 months later I was better in weight but not healthy. I changed my diet slightly opting to have more vegetables and fruits (small meals throughout the day) from the grocer. Minimizing the fast food, (fixing my lunch) less sugar, sweets and so on. The first sign was a more healthy skin appearance, less lines due to the exercise and body started improving its shape. I started walking faster then running 25 mins a day. I then incorporated small amounts 2 times a week of cardio type exercise and yoga. Then without fail and quickly loss to my goal of 118. In my youth I had been 110 pounds. I realized I was not in love with skinny just healthy looks and overall well-being. This journey is life long to all is life style change. Many of the things like fast food I still have but in moderation, nor do I miss the sweets. I’m very active and less fatigued. I drink more water and hardly touch sodas diet or otherwise. I realize that no surgery, pill or diet maintains itself without my commitment and how I see myself. I absolutely love my tummy and shape. My on going journey is tone and muscle building. All of this started by Dr. Tom Pousti’s encouragement to maintain the really great work. Having an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) has seriously changed my life, my career and self confidence. My personal authority spills over. Many people are amazed and comment I look in my early to mid 30s. Take the time to do this for yourself while you can enjoy it and feel younger, sexier and healthier.


Breast Augmentation Testimonial: Dr. Pousti was the first plastic/reconstructive surgeon i came across, in my 5th year of researching breast augmentation. My specific field of interest was, ‘African American patient Breast Augmentation’. as i am a ‘woman of color’, i wanted to locate a surgeon who was experienced with this type of surgery on skin such as mine (as scarring was a big concern and an important factor in my decision as to whom i would ultimately choose as my plastic surgeon). I also wanted to find an experienced reconstructive/plastic surgeon who could address all my questions regarding this procedure to my satisfaction. Dr. Pousti met all my expectations! He was professional and personable. He took the time to address my questions. He was informative and reassuring. He was able to show me both in photos as well as actual patients! His experience and expertise! His credentials were impeccable. His demeanor was caring and sincere. He and his staff are so wonderful, and always make you feel welcomed and sincerely cared for! Helllloooo???!!! For me, i knew he was gonna be my surgeon. And when…(or if) I’m asked, I proudly reach into my purse and that lil’ card starts yet another journey… R ‘Dede’ H

Testimonial: 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 nice breasts, but only small and absent of cleavage. After all, that’s the fun part. I set a consultation appointment 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 August 11, 2006 and have loved them from ever since. It is a risk undergoing 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 discussed every little detail to the shape, size and fullness I wanted. We sat for a while and I love that he didn’t seem 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


Breast Augmentation Testimonial: 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 ok 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. Stephanie, 25, San diego


Testimonial: 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: 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: Dr. Pousti’s is a professional with magic hands in plastic surgery procedures! His hospital/office staff is the best and they immediately make you feel at ease. As a petite African American in my mid 40’s I was concerned about having a tummy tuck procedure due to cultural, self-doubt and well meaning friends on having a surgery for my self improvement. I have to say this was the best gift and courage I took to reinvent myself and become how I envisioned my body should look with Dr. Pousti’s help. Every thing went as Dr. Pousti’s stated at my initial consultation. Starting with the pre to post Surgical TT procedures and adding on to my day-to-day mobility after my TT procedure. There were no surprises.  5 months later after seeing my fabulous results and before pictures I needed to write and encourage others to TAKE the STEPS and phone Pousti Plastic Surgery in your areas. Dr. Pousti wants to discuss what you want to improve. Dr. Pousti’s has three convenient locations in the southern California region.  I want to let anyone know that views this I would not change one thing on the decision I made.  The surgery, results could not be any better than nature itself.  I have a minimal surgical scar which is rapidly disappearing daily. On a daily basis I receive comments from everyone who knew me prior to my change and unless I tell they do not know I had a procedure. My body is natural looking and flattering in a bikini, no drastic reconstruction.  I have also had 4 children with a stubborn flab that was not going away. My children are proud of my new healthy appearance. I really urge those of you of any color or any race who are on the fence and seem to be waiting for a sign. My advice is to “run don’t walk” to be a new you! The price is worth it and reasonable.  In the past I had searched from Wash D.C. to Los Angeles culminating 8 previous other initial doctor consults– until I found Dr. Pousti’s and his staff 8 yrs later. I have unbelievable results. Call Dr. Tom Pousti’s office he specializes in all skin types, ages and procedures. Be good to yourself  and allow Dr, Tom Pousti to help you.


Testimonial: About 6 years ago after 20 years of dealing with DDD breasts, I found Dr. Pousti online and read some of the testimonials from other patients and decided on going in for a consultation.  I was really comfortable and impressed with Dr. Pousti right away.  I scheduled my appointment for that August.  I told Dr. Pousti that I wanted to go down to a small C, medium D cup.  The day of my scheduled surgery, the staff and Dr. Pousti made me feel very relaxed and even played my favorite Garth Brooks as I drifted off to sleep.  When I awoke in the recovery room, I actually felt no pain and was surprised.  The rest of the day I slept.  Over the next few days, I felt increasingly better, by the 5th day I actually went to a girlfriend’s birthday party. It has now been 6 years since by surgery and I am so happy – my scars are hardly noticeable.  I am able to do things that I couldn’t do before with my over sized breasts! I returned to Dr. Pousti’s office with my 15 year old daughter (yes, she is 15!) because I don’t want her to suffer 20 years with her 32F breast that are only going to get bigger.  My daughter loved Dr. Pousti and his awesome staff right away and is looking forward to her breast reduction soon. I would greatly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone looking to have surgery.


Testimonial: On any given plastic surgeons website you can read testimonials revealing what a wonderful experience the patient had, how friendly the staff was, and how he/she loves his/her new body. Yes, I consider my experience wonderful. Yes, Dr. Pousti and his staff are very friendly and supportive; and yes, i adore my new body. But that’s not the crux of my testimonial. I want to share what is different about Dr. Pousti and why I think he is so special. First, Dr. Pousti is highly qualified. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are more than a few doctors who will advertise that they are board certified. Every licensed medical doctor is board certified; but by what board? If your doctor is certified by the board of obstetrics and gynecology, you probably don’t want him/her performing your face lift. It is crucial that you do your homework before you enter anyone’s office. There is a very famous television plastic surgeon, who is actually a board certified pathologist. Don’t take anyone’s word for it. Check your doctor’s credentials. Second, ask questions, lots of them. Dr. Pousti takes the time to answer all of your questions, and never makes you feel hurried. Some plastic surgeons will rush through a consultation and if you take too much of their time, they’ll refer you to their office manager. Never mind that the office manager didn’t go to medical school and isn’t being paid thousands of dollars to cut you from eyes to thighs. If a doctor doesn’t have time to answer all of your questions, he doesn’t deserve your money. Did you know that Dr. Pousti closes all incisions himself? Not all surgeons do that. Some perform the procedure and leave it to an RN to close the incisions. With Dr. Pousti, nothing is left to chance. His patient have the benefit of his skill and expertise from the fist cut to the last stitch. Third, Dr. Pousti is incredibly talented. He is able to listen to a patient describe his/her desired result and then bring it to fruition. What are the odds that you could describe something to someone  and be certain that both of you envision the same thing in your ‘mind’s eye’. That’s nearly impossible, but Dr. Pousti able to do it. Fourth, Dr. Pousti is honest and forthright. Many surgeons will supply pictures of their patients, but Dr. Pousti allows you to actually meet his patients and speak with them about their experience. Last and most important, Dr. Pousti is trustworthy. Trust is a character trait that money cannot buy. He can be trusted to put the best interest of his patients above his own gain. When you’re sprawled on the operating table so ‘juiced’ on anesthesia that you don’t know your own name, you can rest assured that you’ve put your life and well being in the hands of someone who has your best interest at heart; someone who will not abuse that privilege. He is a man great integrity. I hold him in highest esteem. Regards, Y.A. from Fontana, CA


Testimonial: “My experience with Dr. Pousti was absolutely incredible from beginning to end. Dr. Pousti made me feel very comfortable with the entire process, and was very attentive to my desires. Dr. was very open and honest with me about the results that I was going to be able to achieve based on my desires and my natural anatomy. Dr. Pousti truly is a miracle worker! I will use his services again in the future, and I highly recommend Pousti Plastic Surgery.” B.W, from San Marcos, CA


Testimonial: About 6 years ago after 20 years of dealing with DDD breasts, I found Dr. Pousti online and read some of the testimonials from other patients and decided on going in for a consultation.  I was really comfortable and impressed with Dr. Pousti right away.  I scheduled my appointment for that August.  I told Dr. Pousti that I wanted to go down to a small C, medium D cup.  The day of my scheduled surgery, the staff and Dr. Pousti made me feel very relaxed and even played my favorite Garth Brooks as I drifted off to sleep.  When I awoke in the recovery room, I actually felt no pain and was surprised.  The rest of the day I slept.  Over the next few days, I felt increasingly better, by the 5th day I actually went to a girlfriend’s birthday party. It has now been 6 years since by surgery and I am so happy – my scars are hardly noticeable.  I am able to do things that I couldn’t do before with my over sized breasts! I returned to Dr. Pousti’s office with my 15 year old daughter (yes, she is 15!) because I don’t want her to suffer 20 years with her 32F breast that are only going to get bigger.  My daughter loved Dr. Pousti and his awesome staff right away and is looking forward to her breast reduction soon. I would greatly recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone looking to have surgery. T.Parks Victorville,CA


Testimonial: 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 ok 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 somuch 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. S.F San Diego, CA

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