Archive for September, 2011

Mommy Makeover Testimonial

Friday, September 9th, 2011

After having 3 pregnancies and 2 sets of twins as a surrogate mother, I had really put my body through the ringer. My stomach was full of stretch marks, I had a hernia, and my abdominal wall had been stretched beyond the natural limits. I had lost all the weight I had gained from the pregnancies however my stomach always looked like I was pregnant. I tried every workout, and diet and nothing worked, so I finally admitted to myself that surgery was the only way. Being in the medical field myself (OB/GYN) I was confident that I knew what I was looking for in a surgeon. After my husband and I met with Dr. Pousti I knew he was perfect. The minute I walked into the office I was greeted by his amazing staff, and I was called back before I even finished my paperwork.  The entire time I was in his office for my consult I was either with his nurses or Dr. Pousti himself. He took the time to answer all my questions and I never felt rushed. During my physical consult I was very comfortable and he was very reassuring on the results that I wanted. I also loved the fact he didn’t try to sell me on other procedures that I didn’t ask for, or try to recommend other changes. I also got to meet with 3 other patients after their procedures and talk to them about their experiences which were all great.

I had the extended tummy tuck with lipo on my back to give me my curve back.  The day of my procedure Dr. Pousti showed up on time, which if anyone knows that’s rare of some doctors, and asked if I had any questions and kept me completely eased. The surgery went great without any complications, and after my nurse, that his office suggested, took me back to my hotel room and gave my mom clear instructions and graphs of how to take care of me from positions to my medications. I am now 8 weeks post-op from my surgery and have bought my first swim suit in years, and even enjoyed the shopping trip. I now love to get dressed in the morning, and have all my self confidence back.  Each day I wake up so happy that I made the decision to have the surgery and have Dr. Pousti as my doctor. I love him and everyone at his office they have taken such great care of me during the whole recovery process. They even called me regularly (including weekends) to check on me. I can honestly say the Dr. Pousti has changed my life.


Mommy Makeover

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This 35 year old patient from Riverside County was interested in plastic surgery to help her achieve her goals after having her kids.  She had 7 pregnancies and was ready for her mommy makeover!


She had previously had a tummy tuck procedure by a different surgeon and this time was looking to have her breasts “lifted” and more perky as well as breast implants (for more fullness) and a revision on the previous tummy tuck to improve her body contour.  After having her children and nursing them, she felt that her breasts were “empty” and “droopy” and she didn’t like that.


After meeting Dr. Pousti, she decided that he was the plastic surgeon who would perform her procedure.  She was impressed by his experience with abdominal surgery for her revisionary tummy tuck surgery as well as his experience with breast augmentation / breast lifting (mastopexy).


The morning of surgery, Dr. Pousti measures everything out and discusses all of the procedures with the patient in detail one more time.  The patient and Dr. Pousti decide that the patient would benefit from an extended tummy tuck (going into the back to improve the contour).


The markings show what areas will be removed to help with the trouble “muffin top” area that the patient wanted to remove.


The patient is sat up several times during the breast portion of the procedure so that adjustments can be made in regards to size, symmetry and pocket dissection. Dr. Pousti does his best to achieve as much symmetry as possible as well as achieving the patient’s goals.



La Jolla Fitness…..The Bulgarian Split Squat

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Cool thing #1: Some of the most amazing, body transforming exercises
you can do for your body require nothing but your own body weight.

I made this video to show you how to really target your glute and thigh muscles
by doing a “Bulgarian Split Squat”….trust will feel the burn ;)