Archive for September, 2012

Breast Reduction Patient Testimonial

Monday, September 24th, 2012

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.

Mommy Makeover Patient Testimonial

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Dr. Pousti,

I have attached my thank you letter and also want to give you a personal thank you.

I’m not even sure there are words to describe how I feel. I wake up in the morning and for the first time in a long time I’m so happy with what I see and I owe that to you. I’m happy in my own skin and this wouldn’t be if it weren’t for you. You cared about my feelings and concerns and never looked at me like I was nuts (I was a little nuts) lol

Please continue to change lives it’s a different world with you in it.

Thank you with all my heart and God Bless

On August 7th 2012 Dr. Pousti performed on me a mommy makeover. It truly is the BEST decision I have ever made. I had been considering this procedure since my first son 19 years ago and all I have to say is why did I wait so long??

I decided to have a consultation with Dr. Pousti in May and I knew then that this is what I was going to do.  I explained to him exactly what I wanted and had no idea I was going to have such great results. I decided to have a lift only, being that I’m some what on the modest side and really just wanted some skin correction. Dr. Pousti also gave me some lipo around my hips and of course my beautiful tummy tuck. I’m so thrilled with my new body :)

Dr. Pousti , all of your staff and your staff at the Alvarado Surgery Center Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Breast Lift with Implants / Abdominoplasty Revision

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

This 35 year old female from Riverside County was interested in plastic surgery to restore her confidence after seven pregnancies. She previously had a tummy tuck procedure performed elsewhere and was unhappy with her scar and appearance of her abdomen. She was unsatisfied with her breasts after pregnancy and nursing her children and wanted a breast lift and breast implants to achieve more fullness.

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The patient met with Dr. Pousti and was very impressed with his experience with abdominoplasty and breast lifting / breast augmentation procedures. She felt very confident that Dr. Pousti would be able to achieve her goals and give her the results she desired.

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The morning of surgery, Dr. Pousti measured 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).

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

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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.

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Immediately After Mommy Makeover in the Operating Room

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Mommy Makeover Video Testimonial

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Mommy Makeover Patient Testimonial

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

After extensive research I chose Dr. Pousti to perform a “Mommy Makeover” (Breast life w/ implants and tummy tuck) on me.  It was the BEST decision ever!!!  After having full term twins my body had paid the price with a fully stretched out tummy and saggy breasts.  I am now 11 months post surgery and loving my new body.  My results exceeded my hopes and expectations.  Now after 7 years I can wear a bikini with full confidence again, which honestly I never thought would happen.  I have gotten countless compliments and feel wonderful!  Dr. Pousti and his staff were phenomenal!!  They took excellent care of me during the surgery, I was extremely nervous going into the surgery and the OR nurses made me feel at ease which really meant a lot to me.  After the surgery Dr. Pousti called our house to check up on me and his staff made many follow up calls in the weeks following the surgery to check up on me.  I always felt all my questions were answered in my follow up visits and my scars are all healing very well.  Dr. Pousti was a life saver for me and I would recommend him time and time again!!!

Mommy Makeover Procedure

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

This 41 year old patient from Murrieta, California had been unhappy with the shape of her body after several pregnancies. She began her research online and came across the ‘mommy makeover‘ procedure performed by Dr. Pousti. The mommy makeover usually consists of one or more procedures used to sculpt and enhance a woman’s body following childbirth.  The patient was very impressed with the results Dr. Pousti was able to achieve and decided to set up a consultation.

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Abdominoplasty

During her consultation, she was able to meet with Dr. Pousti’s patient’s who previously had an abdominoplasty or mastopexy surgery performed to hear about their experience, see their results, and ask questions. The night prior to surgery, Dr. Pousti met with the patient to take measurements and perform markings. Measurements of the breast and abdomen were performed with the patient both standing and lying down.

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Markings are used as a guideline throughout the entire surgery and assist in achieving as much symmetry as possible.

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The “x” on the breast indicate the appropriate location of the nipple / areola complex. Prior to the start of surgery, the measurements are checked several times and minor adjustments are made as needed.

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Tummy Tuck

Mastopexy involves rearranging and reshaping of the breast tissue, increasing the firmness of the breast tissue by tightening the skin, and repositioning the nipple / areola complex to a more pleasing location on the breast. The patient is sat upright several times throughout this process to check for symmetry. The patient’s breast are temporarily stapled together until both the left and right breast lift are completed and can be compared to check for symmetry.

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During the abdominoplasty, Dr. Pousti repairs the abdominal muscles that are separated during pregnancy or weight gain. The lax muscles are brought together using permanent internal sutures in a double layer application, creating an internal corset.

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The loose skin is excised and the belly button is brought through a new location on the abdomen.

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Before / 1 Week After Breast Lift
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3 Weeks After Mommy Makeover

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The patient is extremely happy with results of her breast and abdomen procedures.