I want to make this more of a thank you letter than just a testimonial. I had struggled for about 12 years with the embarrassment and sometimes shame of my chest (or lack thereof). Throughout high school ... Show more
I want to make this more of a thank you letter than just a testimonial. I had struggled for about 12 years with the embarrassment and sometimes shame of my chest (or lack thereof). Throughout high school I had figured out that I was not going to be your average-chested woman, and getting to college only enhanced my apprehension for wearing anything that didn't go with a VERY padded bra. I am a type A and have always done lots of research on decisions I am making, and after reading hours and hours of information on breasts, breast size, augmentation, and procedures, I discovered I had what is known as a "tuberous" deformity to my breasts. Not only were they smaller than even an A-cup, they also did not look like any other breasts I had seen. I researched surgeons who had experience with this type of surgery and found Dr. Pousti. While the usual fix for this is quite invasive, Dr. Pousti recommended that I could get a very good result with just a properly placed silicone implant. I was relieved but still had a tiny bit of doubt this would give me normal looking breasts. The confidence and compassion of the Dr. and his staff reassured me though, and I felt I was making the right decision taking this advice. I brought in a couple pictures I found on the internet, and pointed out 1 in his book of sizes I thought would be proportionate with my body, and left it up to him to decide on the size (CCs) of the implant. After the initial shock of going from an A-minus to something that would fill out a bra beautifully, I could have not asked for a more perfect size and shape, especially given what I had before. I am so glad I didn't get hung up on CCs and cup sizes, but was able to discuss what was important - how they would look on me. I went under the muscle, and while it did take longer for me to completely ?settle?, now - 9 months later - I cannot adequately express how happy I am with my result. I have the confidence now to wear whatever I want, buy bathing suits without doubling the padding, and for the first time feel sexy and comfortable in my body. What some might see as an extravagant and excessive procedure has completely turned my self-esteem around. The experience I had, and the results I have, are priceless. Dr. Pousti and his staff are wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone considering breast surgery, whether it be for a straight augmentation or a more specialized request like mine. So, thank you Dr. Pousti, and everyone at both the La Mesa and La Jolla offices. You exceeded my expectations and, forgive the pun, "augmented" my life.