Archive for March, 2011

Breast Augmentation Testimonial

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Hello everybody! I finally had the courage to get my breast augmentation done three years ago, and it was absolutely amazing! I did quite a bit of research and met with several plastic surgeons. Some were very pushy and others were just very unwilling to go with the size I wanted. I’ve been pondering implants for seven years before I actually went forward with the procedure. Let me say that I am glad I did. I found Dr. Pousti’s practice and made my consult and it was like none of the others the staff was amazing very comforting, understanding and knowledgeable about the procedure. One staff member stood out to me she was very comforting and went that extra mile and allowed me to ask anything and everything and had all the answers. Dr. Pousti was very kind and a great confidence booster! I suffer from self-esteem issues but walking into that office changed everything. I feel like the person I want to be I love my implants! They are perfect! I was not sure of the size or type but Dr. Pousti knew exactly what I was going for. Here I am three years later and loving my body more than ever! They are a great size and feel natural. No one even notices that they are implants unless I tell them and they are absolutely floored when I tell them they cannot believe they are not real. I love it! I have had friends and family who have noticed my confidence skyrocket! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Pousti and his staff. On the day I had my surgery Dr. Pousti went the extra mile and gave me a beautiful flower basket. Every time I go for my follow-ups he tells me that I am beautiful this may seem a little bit cheesy but it makes me feel amazing. Every woman should be told she’s beautiful and feel beautiful. Every small detail about his practice is nothing less than perfect! I recommend Dr. Pousti’s practice to anyone who is thinking of going forward with the procedure. All of my ideas were taken into consideration and I actually had a say so in my procedure. That in itself was a wonderful experience to be heard and respected. Dr. Pousti is amazing. My life has changed since my procedure! The extra drive was absolutely worth it. Corona, CA

Testimonial for Mommy Makeover

Monday, March 21st, 2011
I had been thinking about getting a breast augmentation for a few years. I am an athletic person who has always been pretty comfortable in my own skin. When it came to my breasts, however, I was always a little insecure. My left breast was considerably smaller than my right; about a cup size. It bothered me in bathing suits and bras. I figured I would eventually go through with the surgery when I was a little older, and after I was done having kids. I guess you can say that I looked at it as only a “maintenance” procedure. Then I had a change of heart. At 21 I knew that I was in the prime of my youth, and thought why not enjoy them now? On the other hand, I had been married for a year at that point, and I knew that I wanted to have children in somewhat of the near future. I was a little hesitant about the whole thing with that thought in mind. I then started to casually research doctors in the area. I came across Dr. Pousti over the Internet and was really impressed with his before and after photos. I knew that I wanted a very natural look, and all of his patient’s results were very tasteful. I came in for a consultation shortly after. The ladies at the front desk and staff were so incredibly warm and friendly when I walked in that I immediately felt comfortable. Like any other first time potential patient, I was waiting to see what kind of energy (good or bad) came from his office. I met with Dr. Pousti and knew right away that he was my doctor. My decision to go through with the surgery went from “should I?” to “I can’t wait!” by the end of the consultation. He was actually the only doctor I had met with, and I was that certain that I was going to be in good hands. From there at my next few appointments we went over what exactly it was that I wanted in my results, as well as long term. He assured me that I would be able to breast-feed when the time came, since that was very important to me. When it came to the day of the surgery I had the usual jitters about going under. I never had surgery before in my life! What I will never forget about that day is when I was wheeled into the OR. After being prepped the nurses brought me in, and they had very soothing, “spa-like” music playing. It was like I was being pampered instead of getting surgery! Everything went so well, and I was more than thrilled with my results. After recovering, I got back into my athletic lifestyle no problem. My breasts felt like they were a part of me, and not just something stuck onto my chest. Less than a year later, my husband and I all of a sudden were unexpectedly expecting our first son. I absolutely had no problems breast-feeding which was great. My son is four months old now, and I am no longer breast-feeding due to my own choice. My breasts still look great, and I am so happy that I was able to go through with this before I got pregnant. I cannot imagine a better experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff. They are incredible!!  :-)

Mommy Makeover Testimonial

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Hi, my name is Giovanna. I am originally from San Diego and now reside in Temecula with my wonderful husband & adorable, loving twin boys. I had researched a handful of plastic surgeons and googled them as well. When I came across Dr. Pousti’s website, I took the time to read all the pages and saw pictures etc. I decided to make a call to the office to inquire about my situation. From the moment I spoke to someone to the end of my journey with Dr. Pousti, the experience was easy & stress-free. I had twin boys on April 14, 2008, pregnancy went well up until the birth of my children. Unfortunately, I had a horrible labor experience, which left one of my twins disabled & I was sick for about 1 year. We are thankfully here today, but went through alot. After doctors performed surgery, I began the healing process after a hysterectomy, & bowel obstruction. My stomache was basically band-aided back together. I had a huge noticeable scar from my belly button down to my bikini line. I also looked like I was still pregnant. I also developed a hernia in my belly button which protruded out significantly. I did not feel comfortable in my own skin. I went and consulted with Dr. Pousti who reassured me that he could repair my stomache & remove scar & fix hernia. I was nervous & surprised that a Dr. can fix my huge problem but he made me feel so comfortable. My husband was with me and he too, loved Dr. Pousti from our initial consultation. I made my apt for an abdominoplasty, and while I was under, decided to add silicone implants because I wanted to feel proportioned after my abdominoplasty. From surgery, after, follow-up etc. I feel 100 percent better about myself. My amazing stomache looks fabulous, my boobs look great and no more ugly scar. The healing process is different for everyone, for me, it took 6-8weeks but I handled it well for the most part. Dr. Pousti & his whole staff are with you everyday, calling to make sure you are okay. I never once felt alone before or after surgery. Today will be about 8 months since my surgery and I just saw Dr, Pousti & staff for a follow-up and it went great again. He will see me again in 4 months to check in with me but I feel like we are all friends & would definitely go back to him for any more plastic surgery issues I may have in the near future. Thank you to Dr. Pousti for changing my image, making me feel better about myself once again. You truly are a wonderful, caring, sincere, & most importantly, honest doctor.

Breast Procedure Testimonial

Monday, March 14th, 2011

I am a 27-year-old mother of 2. I originally came to Dr. Pousti in 2006, interested in more information regarding breast augmentation. He was so nice and helpful, answered every question my husband and i asked. At that time, our youngest was 1. So, I decided to wait a few years until he was older, so the recovery time post surgery would be easier on me and my children. So, now being 5 years later, I still wanted breast augmentation. I talked to a couple people, but remembered my wonderful experience with Dr. Pousti and nobody else even compared to Dr. Pousti. I made a second consultation and met with Dr. Pousti, he again answered all my questions and I just knew that day I was finally going to go through with the procedure. We booked my surgery that day. I was so excited! between that day and my surgery date, I had called the office a few times, nervous and anxious and full of more questions, that they happily answered for me. Made me feel so happy,  knew I picked the right doctor! The day of my surgery, I was so excited. The surgery center is nice and the nurses and anesthesiologist were just as great as Dr. Pousti! I am 2 and a half weeks post op and I could not be happier with the results, he did everything i asked, he considered my petite frame knew what I wanted as well as what I did not want. He did great! I love my breast size, shape, fullness and look! He is so awesome, he gave me exactly what I wanted. Dr. Pousti is top notch, he is wonderful and so are all the great people he has working in his office! This was the best experience and I’m so glad I chose Dr. Pousti! Thank you, your patient for life–Elyse L.

Mommy Makeover-Breast Lift with Augmentation and Abdominoplasty

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This 39-year old patient from Temecula, California was interested in a mommy makeover procedure which usually includes the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift, and breast augmentation. After having children the patient was unhappy with her post-baby body. After being referred by a friend she decided to come meet with Dr. Pousti to go over her goals.

Markings were performed and the procedures were discussed.
Markings were performed and the procedures were discussed.

Before the actual mastopexy is performed a ‘tailor-tack technique’  is used. During the tailor-tack the patient is placed in an upright position and her breast is shaped to see what the results may look like prior to any incisions are made. This technique helps prevent any nipple/arealo complex misplacement.

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After the breast lift is performed sizers are set in place to determine the size of implant need to give the patient her desired look. In this patient’s case Dr. Pousti used 380cc saline-filled breast implants in both breasts.

In the O.R. immediately after mommy makeover surgery.
In the O.R. immediately after mommy makeover surgery.

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The patient is extremely happy with the results of her mommy makeover!