Archive for June, 2010

Mommy Makeover

Monday, June 14th, 2010

This 52-year old mother of 3 children from El Cajon, California was unhappy with her post-baby tummy. She researched tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) for several years before she decided to proceed with a consultation. She was referred to Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Pousti by a friend who was also a previous patient.

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During her meeting with the doctor, the patient emphasized that she was unhappy with her flank and abdomen area and struggled to lose the excess skin in that area through diet and exercise alone. Because she was unhappy with her flank area, the Doctor recommended that she would benefit from an extended tummy tuck to give her the best possible result. An extended tummy tuck would prevent the “muffin top” look.

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The night before surgery, markings are performed to ensure accurate and precise measurements and symmetry.

Dr. Pousti outlines the patient’s favorite swimsuit bottom in red to mark where the tummy tuck incision will be hidden underneath.

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The planned procedure is discussed in detail with the patient.

The patient is now 2-years post-op surgery and is extremely pleased with her new mommy makeover look.



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Mommy Makeover

Monday, June 7th, 2010

This 28-year old mommy from San Diego, California was interested in a mommy makeover involving tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) and breast augmentation. After she decided that she was finished having children, she began to research for a board certified plastic surgeon in Southern California. Although she lost her post-baby weight, she was still unhappy with her abdomen area and breasts.

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The patient decided to proceed with mommy makeover surgery with Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti, whom she had surgery with before.  During her consultation with him, they discussed all possible options and the planned procedure was discussed in detail. She emphasized that she wanted her rectus muscles tightened and the excess skin removed from her abdomen area. She wanted to also achieve a natural look for her breasts using silicone-gel implants.

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The night prior to surgery, Dr. Pousti performes markings for such complex cases which involve multiple procedures. Markings are measured to achieve symmetry and accuracy. All of the patients questions are answered at this time as well.

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The patient is asked to bring in a bottom to ensure the incision is hidden underneath or below the bikini line.

The patient is already 3 months post-op surgery and she is extremely pleased with her mommy makeover results. She feels very comfortable in her skin as a Mom and couldn’t be happier with her post-baby body!



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Patient Testimonial:

I began looking for a plastic surgeon about 6 months after the birth of my 9lb 9oz baby girl in November of 2005. After delivering an almost a 10lb baby it was obvious my body would never be the same and I was going to need a surgical intervention to put me back to the way I used to be! It didn�t take long before I was browsing the before and after photos of Dr. Pousti�s website. I was hooked! His before and after photos were the best I had ever seen! I wrote down Dr. Pousti�s information and put it away, knowing I wasn�t going to be able to have anything done until I was done having babies. Over the 3 year period between my 1st and 2nd baby I continued to look for plastic surgeons online and never found anyone who held a candle to Dr. Pousti. After I had my Son in November of 2008 my body had all but given up. The muscles in my stomach were so separated I could literally place my fist between them. I looked 4 months pregnant even after loosing all my baby weight plus a little more. Body shapers or baggy clothing became a necessity. The stretch marks on my stomach made the skin look like it had a �burnt� texture to it. No amount of weight loss or sit ups could cure what had happened to me during pregnancy. I had my 1st consultation with Dr. Pousti in the fall of 2009. The office was bustling with activity, but Dr. Pousti took his time while examining me and answered all of my questions. I never once felt rushed. I met with two other women that day who had just had the same procedures done and boy did they look fantastic! After I left that night I knew I had found the Doctor for me. I came back for another consultation a few weeks later and scheduled my surgery for February of 2010. I am currently 3 months post surgery and I am COMPLETELY thrilled!!! My breasts look amazing and I swear you could bounce a quarter off of my abs! I have never in my life had a stomach so flat! My stretch marks are completely gone and I have the cutesiest belly button! I absolutely LOVE Dr. Pousti and his staff! I feel as if he has given me my life back. No more padding my bra or hiding my tummy under layers and layers of clothing. I can not wait for summer; I get to wear a bikini for the 1st time in 5 years!! If you are considering plastic surgery, look no further! You will not find anyone better than Dr. Pousti.