Patient Testimonials

About five months ago, I could no longer overlook the reality of what the blessing of motherhood had brought along with it. Each morning while getting ready for a new day, the same feelings of dissatisfaction clung to me and accompanied me around. That morning I took one of the best decisions that I had ever taken. I decided upon plastic surgery to aide one of my constant efforts of looking on the outside the way I felt on the inside. Deciding was the “simple” part of the journey. However, finding the best, most professional, genuinely caring surgeon was the difficult part. It was not an easy or rapid decision by any means, but the reward of having found Dr. Pousti compensates for the search one million times. My candid first impression of Dr. Pousti and his staff was that they were all concerned with what I wanted in the most friendly and authentic manner. Not once did I feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when in the presence of him or any of the wonderful girls. One of the most comforting things about my consultation though was how they allowed me to speak with post-op patients that were there for follow up appointments. When you see satisfied patients time and time again, you begin to realize how magnificent Dr. Pousti is at what he does. The approach that Dr. Pousti has while consulting with you though was one I had never experienced. He sits in his chair and gives you his undivided attention and shows sincere interest in the outcome you desire. My husband also wanted to chip in by saying that Dr. Pousti took his opinions to consideration and always made sure he was informed and understanding everything. The day of the surgery as cliché as this might sound, I was nervous beyond believe and shaking during the hole ride to the hospital, but the minute I saw Dr. Pousti he reassured me that everything was going to be fine and sure enough I exhaled and felt relieved and ready to go. My level of satisfaction with the results of the beautiful work that Dr. Pousti executed couldn’t be any higher. So it is with the most sincere appreciation that I thank Dr. Pousti for making my days commence and conclude with an immense smile on my face.

My confidence level has gone through the roof

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the excellent work you performed on me. My confidence level has gone through the roof since my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. I am so happy with my results! It’s better than I expected it to ever be. Thank you for always making me feel so comfortable. Your staff has been so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. I am not embarrassed anymore when I lift my arms up and my stomach shows.

I owe it all to you Dr. Pousti. You are the best!!

Thank you for all you have done to make me feel good again

I wanted to write and say thank you for all you have done to make me feel good again. For many years I had been thinking about surgery, after having five children my body had taken a beating and I was left with sagging skin in my breast and stomach and didn’t feel very pretty anymore, no matter how hard I exercised I couldn’t get my body back.

My husband said I was fine the way I was and didn’t need anything done. After many years of research I decided to talk with surgeons to see what could be done and it wasn’t until I found you and your friendly staff that I decided to go ahead with the surgery.

My husband was still very nervous about my decision, but after meeting you at my pre-op appt he knew that I had found the right man. Thank you for letting me speak to some of your other patients during my consultation with you I liked the fact that I was able to see what you had done to your other patients and to see how satisfied they were.

Amazing Staff Makes a Difference to Patients in Mommy Makeover

From the time I came in your staff knew who I was and addressed me by my first name which made me feel more at ease, I was very nervous about other people seeing me without any clothes on and your staff was very professional about it and tried to reassure me that it was going to be ok. From beginning to end everyone was nice and very pleasant to be around. The hospital and the Hideaway staff were awesome and I would highly recommend any of them to my family and friends.

I love my new body and couldn’t be happier. And the man who said I was fine and didn’t need the surgery loves what he sees now. You are awesome! Thanks again.

Experience with Mommy Makeover procedures is what you get with San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti


I have never had any issues with my body but after having three kids my body was just unrecognizable. My pregnancies were all high risk and required me to go on bed rest. Since I had very little activity I gained an excessive amount of weight each time. I lost the weight quickly with diet and exercise after each pregnancy but I had loose skin and a “bulge” in my belly which I guess is common after having c-sections. I breast fed all three babies so my breasts were completely deflated. My left breast was smaller than my right since I nursed more on that breast. I tried to convince myself that it didn’t matter and to accept my body but it was very upsetting to me to have such a drastic change (for the worse) to my body in just a few years.

I was thinking about cosmetic surgery but I still didn’t really think I would actually do it. A friend recommended Dr. Pousti to me. I went to the initial consultation still not thinking it would happen at all or at least for a few years. Dr. Pousti was so patient, professional and kind. He completely understood how I felt and recommended a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I got to see other actual patients that had these procedures done. This was the most convincing for me. Although the website is very useful, it’s completely different to see live, actual patients that had the same procedures done. I was so excited to see these patients. I could not believe how amazing they looked.

Dr. Pousti’s credentials, being double board certified, reassured me and my family that he was qualified and experienced. I felt so happy and confident after this consultation and knew that I chose the right doctor.

I was so excited to not have to worry about wearing clothes that covered my wrinkly, bulging belly but I had no idea what an impact my new body would have on all aspects of my life. I’m no longer self-conscious about my body and feel more confident. I hear so many women say that they have a bulge after having c-sections (even if they lost all their pregnancy weight) or they have deflated breasts after nursing one or more babies. They talk about having their old bodies back. All I can say is that if you’re thinking at all about having plastic surgery Dr. Pousti is the absolute best doctor!! He is highly qualified and experienced. His work is work is incredible and life changing. He is so nice and understanding. His staff is wonderful. The entire experience was so easy and pleasant. I’m so happy that I did this surgery earlier in life and can enjoy it longer.

I am extremely happy with my results! I feel forever grateful to Dr. Pousti and his lovely staff. Thank you so much!

Mommy Makeover Dream

I never really thought that I was the type of person who would get plastic surgery done. My body was far from being perfect, but I was comfortable with the way that I looked and never saw the need for surgical intervention. Having four kids completely changed that. My once flat stomach had turned into a wrinkly mess. My abdominal muscles had completely stretched so it looked like I had a big belly, even though I had lost all of my pregnancy weight. I breastfed all four of my children so my breasts looked deflated. Prior to having children, I never had to worry about clothes – but now I had to think about how best to hide my stomach or pick tops that didn’t accentuate my saggy breasts. I was exercising every day, eating only healthy foods and soon was back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was thrilled but still so disappointed because there was nothing I could do about the extra skin on my stomach or my saggy breasts. Even my doctor said that I could do a million sit ups a day but nothing but surgery could get rid of the wrinkles and extra skin on my stomach. So, after discussing it with my husband, I decided to have plastic surgery.

I had heard about Dr. Pousti through a friend of mine. After meeting him I knew that he was the right doctor for me. He was extremely professional and understanding. His staff was all so friendly. One of the things that helped me in choosing Dr. Pousti as my surgeon was the fact that he introduced me to previous patients who had had similar surgeries done. I was able to see actual patients and not just pictures. It was so helpful to see his work and talk to patients about their experiences. After leaving Dr. Pousti’s office after that first visit, I knew that he was the doctor for me.

I ended up getting a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation. The surgery itself was uneventful. Everything went smoothly and I had no complications. The hardest part was not being able to pick up my children for almost 4 weeks after the surgery. Dr. Pousti and his staff were absolutely amazing. They walked me through the whole process and followed up with phone calls almost twice a week. They were sincere and genuine in their concern for my well-being. The girls in his office are so warm and caring – I actually looked forward to my follow-up visits – his staff made the appointments so enjoyable.

It’s been 4 months since my surgery and I can honestly say that it’s been life-changing. I was prepared for the physical changes that occurred but was not at all prepared for the emotional changes. I have so much more self-confidence than I had after having my children. Even my husband noticed and said that I exuded a confidence that he hadn’t seen in a while. I know that a person’s self-worth shouldn’t be found in one’s physical appearance. However, I think that if you’re unhappy about something about yourself (whether it be a physical or character trait) you should work to change it. I had done all that I could to change my problem areas – I just needed a little assistance to complete it. I’m absolutely and completely thrilled about my new body. I feel just like I did before having kids.

I owe everything to Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff. I feel completely indebted to him for giving me a part of my identity back.
Thank you Dr. Pousti. Your kindness, hard work, and professionalism will forever be appreciated.

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