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To: Dr. Pousti I just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I?m extremely pleased and happy with my results!! I believe 100% I?ve made the right decision by going with you. Thank you for understanding ... Show more

To: Dr. Pousti I just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I?m extremely pleased and happy with my results!! I believe 100% I?ve made the right decision by going with you. Thank you for understanding all of my concerns and answering all of my questions. You took the time to explain for my visits. I really enjoyed your office experience with Daisy, Vanessa, Mellissa, Margy and Alvarado Hospital Staff, I was at ease. I recommend you to everyone. I?m really proud of my results and I look more Top-Notch in a bikini top and have more confidence than I ever did.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dear Dr. Pousti, I just wanted to say how very pleased I am with my results. I am only 7 days post operative and am already so excited with my results. My breasts look so natural and the incision is ... Show more

Dear Dr. Pousti, I just wanted to say how very pleased I am with my results. I am only 7 days post operative and am already so excited with my results. My breasts look so natural and the incision is so small. This is the best thing I've ever done for myself. You are a true artist and your professionalism is unmatched. I would reccomend you and your staff to any of my friends who were considering having a breast augmentation. Thank-you for changing my life.....

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

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.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I wanted bigger breasts ever since I was 13 years old. In fact, I remember obsessively doing sit-ups in 7th grade, in hopes that a flat stomach would make my breasts look bigger. Haha. My mom has implants, ... Show more

I wanted bigger breasts ever since I was 13 years old. In fact, I remember obsessively doing sit-ups in 7th grade, in hopes that a flat stomach would make my breasts look bigger. Haha. My mom has implants, so growing up I always loved how full her breasts looked. I pondered getting implants for years and even met with a surgeon 6 years ago, but I was afraid at the thought of ?going under.? I made an appt for a consultation with Dr Pousti. At first, I felt a little nervous to flash my chest to him and his assistant, but they helped me feel comfortable. I showed him pictures of what I wanted mine to look like. I saw two women who were a couple weeks post-op and asked them questions. They were really helpful. On the day of my surgery at Alvarado Hospital, I was super nervous! I think Dr Pousti noticed because he held my hand until I fell asleep. My recovery went by quickly, lots of resting and around the clock meds. But I was at the beach on day # 6. Now 4 months later, I am so pleased with the way my breasts look and my husband loves them too! I started off with a full B/small C & I?m now a D (Victoria Secret sizes) after getting approx 400 cc implants. I asked Dr Pousti for ?Natural but damn lucky? and I sure do feel lucky! Haha. I get compliments all the time about how natural my breasts look. Dr Pousti and his staff are AMAZING! What a great team! They are so friendly, professional, and encouraging. I feel like a princess every time I go into the office. And now I proudly flash my new boobs to Dr Pousti?s new patients and answer all their questions because I was there once too. Thank you Dr Pousti!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dear Dr. Pousti, Thank you so much for the outstanding breast lift and implants! I?m so happy with the results! It is one of the best investments that I?ve ever made. From the initial consultation ... Show more

Dear Dr. Pousti, Thank you so much for the outstanding breast lift and implants! I?m so happy with the results! It is one of the best investments that I?ve ever made. From the initial consultation you and your team made me feel very comfortable. The care I received at the hospital was top-notch. The nurses were very friendly and helpful. You set my mind at ease and assured me that you would take good care of me. Thanks for keeping your promise. I?ve already referred one of my friends to you. You did her breast implants and she too is very happy with the results! I will continue to recommend you to my friends, family, co-workers and even strangers! You do great work and make people feel better about themselves. Thanks!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I have been considering breast augmentation for 11 years. After having two beautiful girls I decided to go though with the procedure. I asked around, went to many consultations, and did my homework ... Show more

I have been considering breast augmentation for 11 years. After having two beautiful girls I decided to go though with the procedure. I asked around, went to many consultations, and did my homework on each surgent that I was considering. I chose to go with Dr. Pousti. What really made me feel confortable was the staff and how nice and welcoming they are, I felt like I was taking to a friend. And I also thought that they really tried to understand exactly the result that I was looking for. During and after the surgery everyone was great. To my surprise the procedure was not as painful as I thought it would be. I was up and around after about 3 days. It has now been 4 months since my procedure. I am so happy with the way they turned out. They are exactly what I wanted. I now feel so much more confident about the way I look. I look in the mirror and like what I see instead of feeling disappointed. It so worth it! I am so glad that I chose to go with Dr. Pousti, I recommend him to everyone.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dr. Pousti and his staff are amazing. Dr. Pousti performed my breast augmentation surgery 2 months ago. Prior to my surgery I had done a lot of research on breast augmentations as well as doctors in ... Show more

Dr. Pousti and his staff are amazing. Dr. Pousti performed my breast augmentation surgery 2 months ago. Prior to my surgery I had done a lot of research on breast augmentations as well as doctors in the San Diego area. After all of my research I found that Dr. Pousti was the best Dr. for me. I finally built up the courage to call and book a consultation with him. On the day of my consult I was scared, worried and excited all at the same time. Dr. Pousti?s staff was great. They were so nice. They made me feel very comfortable and treated me like I was family. When I met Dr. Pousti he was also very nice, knowledgeable and professional. He told me that my final result would be as good as the example pictures that I brought and possibly even better. He also reassured me that my scarring (I scar terribly) wouldn?t be a problem. I booked my surgery right away and wished that I had done so years ago. My surgery went very smoothly as well as my recovery and healing. I am so pleased and over the moon with my results. My confidence level has gone up tremendously. I can?t wait for bathing suit season to begin so I can show off Dr. Pousti?s amazing work! I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and his wonderful staff to family, friends and to anyone who is considering breast augmentation surgery.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I never noticed how much smaller I was than my friends until I was in middle school. I started realizing the other girls were growing taller and filling out. I thought it would happen to me eventually ... Show more

I never noticed how much smaller I was than my friends until I was in middle school. I started realizing the other girls were growing taller and filling out. I thought it would happen to me eventually but by the time i was in high school, I hadn't grown. After I graduated college, I had had enough of my pre-pubescent body shape. I was tired of people thinking I was in middle school when I was in college, and to be honest, I was embarrassed everyone thought my younger sister(by 6 years!) was older than me. I always complained about wanting a boob job and was only halfway serious about it. I never thought I would be able to afford it. Someone really close to me suggested I go for a few consultations since most were offered for free. I invited her to go with me and one of them was with Dr. Pousti. As soon as I walked into the office, I was intimidated by all the beautiful, perfect looking girls who worked there. They turned out to be the nicest girls who always greet me by name and ask how my friend is doing, no matter how long it had been since i've seen them. Dr. Pousti made me feel the most comfortable out of all the other doctors I met with, and was constantly expressing how important it is to choose the right doctor to perform a surgery in general. We spent a long time talking since I had known someone who was not happy with the result of her b.a. done by another doctor. One thing that really stood out to me was being able to see Dr. Pousti's work in person. I was also able to meet and talk with another girl who was in the office for a post op check up and she was willing to let me see the breast augmentation Dr. Pousti performed on her. They were beautiful and perfect looking. Although I give Dr. Pousti most of the credit, I do have to give some to his staff. There was a little problem with the scheduling of my procedure date. The next available appointment would've been about a month later than planned, but the girls in the office made numerous calls to patients who had a procedure the same day I was originally supposed to and asked if they would be willing to change dates. The girls worked hard to accommodate to my needs and luckily, one patient agreed to switch procedure times and I got the boobs of my dreams. I am incredibly happy with my new and improved body. I feel so much more confident and much older now that i can fill out my clothes. I love that Dr. Pousti gave me exactly what i wanted; bigger, rounder breasts that aren't obviously fake that fit with my body. Thank you Dr. Pousti and staff for everything!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I have had the desire for many years to improve my personal appearance by having larger breasts. I felt that was a missing link to feeling better about myself. I finally made the decision to consult with ... Show more

I have had the desire for many years to improve my personal appearance by having larger breasts. I felt that was a missing link to feeling better about myself. I finally made the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon regarding this procedure. Dr. Pousti came highly recommended to me by another local plastic surgeon. With some reluctance I made an appointment to have a consutation with Dr Pousti. Initially I was very uncomfortable about this consultation, however after visiting his office and being greeted by his staff very warmly I immediately felt more relaxed. I had made the appointment with no intent on making a final desision at that time. Dr. Pousti spent a consilderable amount of his time discussing the prodedure with me and what my expectations should be. I felt very confident and at ease with Dr Pousti`s professionalism and demeanor. He and his staff made me feel like a person and not just another patient. also, a special thanks to Vanessa who spent a large amount of her time talking with me and discussing the procedure. Based on the initial professionalism and confidence with the entire staff, especially Dr. Pousti I decided it was time to make a decision. I had the breast augmentation a short time later and all I can say is thanks to Dr Pousti for the superior job he did in meeting my expectations. I now feel so muuch better about myself and feel that I have a new lease on life. I would without any reservations recommend Dr Pousti for any plastic surgery procedure. He is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and treats his patients with personal concern about their well being and satisfaction. Dr. Pousti, again thatk you so much and I also want to thank Vanessa who also took a personal interest in my procedure and recovery and made me feel quite relaxed. This was very important to me considering that I am a male patient.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dear Dr. Pousti, I am writing you not only to say thanks for being such a great surgeon, but also for being a great person. It has been a year and a half since my surgery, and I could not be happier with ... Show more

Dear Dr. Pousti, I am writing you not only to say thanks for being such a great surgeon, but also for being a great person. It has been a year and a half since my surgery, and I could not be happier with the results. From the time I began high school, and started changing for gym class, I realized my breast looked different from other girls. I was embarrassed, and would do nearly anything to avoid being seen without a top. This feeling stayed just as strong through college, marriage and even after breast feeding two children. I had considered breast augmentation for 20 years, even ordering brochures every few years. I was always discouraged as from the literature I received it seemed small, ugly breast with implants equaled big ugly breast. When I met Kelly, she was very enthusiastic about her plastic surgeon, and encouraged me to go on your website to view the before and after pictures. She even showed me her pictures. I was very impressed. It was the first time I had seen a real transformation in breast shape, not just what you were born with made bigger. Needless to say, I was intrigued, but having two children under six years old makes elective major surgery a very big deal for many reasons. You passed all my tests. I dug deep into your referral base, even finding other doctors that came to you for their surgeries. Your safety record, your genuine concern for the patient, your staff, and your hospital procedures are all top notch. You really did it. You transformed my self-image through what to you is routine. I know that my case was complicated, having an actual breast deformity, and that makes me even more grateful that you were willing to take me as a patient. A less-skilled surgeon would have never taken me given the results I hoped for, and knowing mine would not be a simple case. You and your staff have taken care of me with the utmost sincerity and professionalism from my first visit. Now I am the one recommending you enthusiastically to anyone who will listen. Thank you again for all you have done. Sincerely, K in San Diego

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

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