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Santee, CA I have thought about having breast augmentation ever since my little sister developed and I didnýt. My motherýs best friend had breast augmentation when I was a kid and loved it. She has ... Show more

Santee, CA I have thought about having breast augmentation ever since my little sister developed and I didnýt. My motherýs best friend had breast augmentation when I was a kid and loved it. She has had three kids since then and breast-fed all of them without ever having a complication. When I turned eighteen I decided to wait to see if I might just develop late. However, barely fitting into an A cup bra just was not going to cut it. The last straw was when I went shopping for business casual clothing for my new office job. Instead of shopping in the misses section, I had to venture into the womenýs section for the more professional attire. I tried on nice button up blouses and sweaters but everything was so baggy around my breasts. I could not fit properly into any nice clothing. I felt so depressed and did not even want to start my new job still looking like a teenager. Being a college student, I started to research all of my options. I tried taking the oral breast enhancers but they did not work. I was so sick of going to the store and buying nothing but water bras! Finally, I started researching breast augmentation as my last and final solution. I looked into every doctor in the San Diego and LA areas. There were so many options that I did not know where to start. I decided to read as many personal stories as I could and research all of the doctors that were reputable. After nearly a month of research, I decided to go to a few office visits. My first office visit was rigid and expensive. The doctor made me feel uncomfortable and had very few pictures to look at. He wanted me to just book my appointment on the first visit! I visited Dr. Pousti next. I had gone to his website and seen the many photos that are posted for viewing. He had several testimonials to read as well. Being a skeptic, I tried to find something bad about him online. I could not find anything, not one poor surgery or unhappy client and he sounded to good to be true. Dr. Poustiýs office staff was the first to draw me in. All of the ladies in there are friendly and care about you. They make a point to know your name and learn about who you are as a person. I never felt judged or uncomfortable in his office. When Dr. Pousti came in, he cracked jokes with me and asked why I was there. I told him about my concerns and he told me honestly about the possible risks and complications. Furthermore, I always go to have the same office assistant. Sheshan was with me at every pre op and post op visit from start to finish and made me feel comfortable and like she was a friend. On my very first visit, I got to meet a patient that was one-day post op. The doctor let me meet her and preceded to leave the patient and me in the room alone for me to ask her anything I wanted. I then met several other patients that were at various stages in recovery and he let me be with them alone as well. I asked the girls all of the questions I could and none could say anything negative whatsoever. The open and honest atmosphere made me feel comfortable enough to book my surgery. I scheduled my surgery for April 28, 2006, which was two days before my 21st birthday! Every day until that day I could not stop thinking about that day. The pre op visits went well and I was able to sit and talk with the doctor about exactly what I wanted. He let me know that he does not really want to hear a size because different sizes look different on different body styles. He asked me to find pictures of the breasts and proportions of women that I liked. I went to the XXX store and got some magazines and chose the ones that I liked and had them ready for the surgery date. Dr. Pousti said that with my body style that my expectations were reasonable to go from an A to a large C. I explained what I wanted and it was like he just knew how to do it. The surgery day took forever to come. My boyfriend (who did not want me to have the surgery but supported me anyway) drove me to the hospital. Having the surgery at a surgical suite made me feel even more comfortable knowing that if anything did go wrong, I was in great hands. The anesthesiologist sat with me before the surgery and made sure that all of my questions were answered before they began. As I went to sleep on the table, I was able to listen to music and Dr. Pousti held my hand as I closed my eyes. I woke up later in no pain and was able to go home as soon as I wanted to. My boyfriend took great care of me for the first week. Since I had the implants placed under the pectoral muscles, my chest was sore and I needed help getting up and going to the bathroom. I had a follow up appointment a few days later and was surprised to find that I did not even have any stitches in my incision. Dr. Pousti used surgical glue to close the incision and to keep the scarring minimal. The recovery was surprisingly easy. After reading all of the testimonials that said that it was so painful, I was surprised to find that it was so easy for me. I took my medicines as prescribed and never had sever pain. I actually went to school three days later. I cannot guarantee that these results will be the same for everyone, but I can guarantee that you cannot get anyone better than Dr. Pousti. I am so happy with my results. I am now a 34D and proud of it! My follow up visits have been nothing but pleasant and the girls in the office always remember me and ask me how I am doing. I would recommend going to Dr. Pousti for any procedure you are considering. He has the best bedside manner and is a surgeon and doctor with a personality and most importantly one who cares for his patients. My results are exactly what I asked for and I cannot say anything but great things about this fantastic doctor and his staff. I can now go out and shop wherever I want to and fit into all styles. Thank you to Dr. Pousti and his staff for giving me the confidence I needed to be a successful college student and businesswoman. You are all truly miracle makers and lifesavers!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

It has been almost two years since Dr. Chau performed my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the results. He's a very kind man who puts his patients at ease. I would recommend him to anyone considering breast augmentation.

Bruce Chau, DO, FACOS

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Berkley, MI

I am writing this 3 months post-op just so I could be sure of my results before I wrote a recommendation. I had a breast augmentation and I am more than pleased with the results. Dr. Kaye, did beautiful ... Show more

I am writing this 3 months post-op just so I could be sure of my results before I wrote a recommendation. I had a breast augmentation and I am more than pleased with the results. Dr. Kaye, did beautiful work with my breasts and was extremely professional. His staff was also very helpful and friendly. Dr. Kaye and his staff in my opinion went above the expectation, and I would go back to them for any future want or need. I haqve already made many word of mouth recommendations to my friends!!!

Mitchell D. Kaye, MD, FACS

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Hopkinsville, KY

Excellent care and service!!! Everyone has complimented me on what a great job he preformed! His staff is absolutely wonderful!

Stanley Hirschberg, MD

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Winchester, VA

Very profesional, perfectionist.

Luis F. Rodriguez Terry, MD

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San Juan, PR

I wish to express clearly that my experience with New Reflections Plastic Surgery Center was superb! For most of my adult life I have always felt that my breasts were not in proportion to the rest of ... Show more

I wish to express clearly that my experience with New Reflections Plastic Surgery Center was superb! For most of my adult life I have always felt that my breasts were not in proportion to the rest of my body. I am an athlete. Running and swimming really diminishes the breast size. Every time I would go shopping, or try to put on a bathing suit, I would stand up straight and try to fill out my clothes. I have had children and loved the voluptuous feeling of having a full bust. There is no doubt that everyone, men especially cannot help but notice. Since my surgery, I feel more like my true self. I love trying on clothes or walking around the house naked! Now, when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, I feel awesome! This decision has been one of the best decisions I ever made for me! Dr. Moody was clear, informative and her work speaks for itself...it is exceptional! She is truly a gifted surgeon! I also appreciated the personal treatment and the time Dr. Moody and her staff took to listen and work with me in answering all of the questions I had. I had consulted with several plastic surgeons before making my decsion and New Reflections Plastic Surgery is the only choice for any woman choosing to enhance her life in a beautiful way! Thank you Dr. Moody!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Felice P. Moody, MD

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Anderson, SC

Here is my experienceýI began to seriously think about breast augmentation and started researching. I browsed many websites, wow- there is a lot of information out there. I searched for Board Certified ... Show more

Here is my experienceýI began to seriously think about breast augmentation and started researching. I browsed many websites, wow- there is a lot of information out there. I searched for Board Certified surgeons in San Diego and found many. I had no idea how to choose the right doctor but I just kept searching. Some web sites were much more informative than others, most had before and after pictures, and of course many had horror stories. I tried to find out about pricing, but I quickly learned that most will not give you a price online- though if you give them a call and ask for a rough guess-ti-mate for a breast augmentation, most will give you a number, give or take a thousand. But for me, money was not what was most important factor, I needed to feel comfortable and informed with the important decision I was about to make. So I decided to schedule a few consultations. I started with a list of about 15-20 and ended up with 7 appointments. Some doctors charged a consult fee, which they would then apply to the surgery, which is all fine and good IF you decide to go with that doctor, all of my consults were complimentary. I scheduled all the appointments and made a list of questions I wanted to ask. I walked into my first appointment with Dr. ýXý, the office was very fancy and I already felt like I was in a good place. The receptionist gave me some paperwork to fill out and soon enough I went in to see the doctor. An assistant came in and basically answered just about all of my questions before I even met the surgeon. He walked in and 5 minutes later I was convinced that breast augmentation was as easy, and as staight forward as- ýI need some milk, do you want skim, low fat or whole?ý He had no emotion, no care or concern, just- ýok- ready? Any more questions?ý It seemed great- easy, professional and a no nonsense operation. I almost scheduled my surgery date, then and there- thinking to myself that maybe it wasnýt such a big deal, maybe this procedure is done everyday and I shouldnýt be so worried. Then I met Dr. Y. He has his ýown facilityý, which I had mixed feelings about. For some reason I had a weird feeling about this facility before I even stepped into the door. Side note: trust those little feelings. Thatýs part of finding the right doctor- you should trust him/her and feel comfortable. The secretary was hiding behind the counter and made no effort to even great me. I announced myself and she gave me the same paperwork I had to the first time and finally went into the exam room. By this time, I felt like a little kid waiting for the dentist to come in. The vibe was all together sketchy, and I wanted nothing to do with this place anymore. So the doctor finally walked in and within the first few minutes, he basically asked me, ýOh, youýre what a B? And you want to be a D? Ok, no problem, I make this incisioný.blah, blah, blah.ý At that point, all I wanted to do was leave. I went on to meet other doctors and it became almost a game for me, I already knew the answers to my questions but it was fun to see how each doctor presented himself and his staff. It seemed that consultation was almost a time for the doctor to sell himself, meanwhile I was learning more and more about this entire process. The first time I met Dr. Pousti I had already seen several doctors and almost went in there with a ýok, what makes you specialý type of attitude. From the moment I walked into the office I felt at ease. The office staff welcomed me as if I had been there 10 times before and asked me to wait just a few minutes. I took the chance to look at pictures and read others testimonials. Dr Pousti came in and we began to talk. At first I thought to myself, wow, heýs a bit too nice for me, actually caring about feelings and trying to understand why I wanted this procedure, and assuring me to ask any questions I had. But then I warmed up a bit and realized, wow, I think he is sincere, this is not just his sales pitch. Once again, trust your gut- and be honest with yourself and your doctor. I think I went to see Dr. Pousti 3 times before I even scheduled my surgery. And not because I had doubts but because I would learn new info and go back and ask Dr. Pousti and he always had an honest answer, whether it was a good or bad. There is no doubt in my mind Dr. Pousti was the best choice- obviously, 1 year later and I will still talk wonders about him and his staff. I think the best compliment I can give him is that I would send anyone I care about- my sister, my mom, my best friend. I sent a friend of mine last month and she is still on cloud 9 with new body. I recommend that you do your homework and research- ask the questions you need to and be realistic with yourself, try to look at before pictures that are similar to your body type. And if you donýt have time to research then use my experience- I did the work already- and would not have changed a thing if I had to do it all over again.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I had always had nicely sized and shaped breasts. I never ever thought that I would be the one to be getting this surgery done, but after three wonderful, breast fed babies the thought wouldn't leave ... Show more

I had always had nicely sized and shaped breasts. I never ever thought that I would be the one to be getting this surgery done, but after three wonderful, breast fed babies the thought wouldn't leave my mind. After each subsequent baby, my breasts got lower and lower and emptier and emptier. I thought about it a lot and I wanted to look good in clothes, in a bathing suit and of course for my adoring husband. After I had finished breast feeding my third baby, I starting doing some research on the internet and decided to take the leap and contacted Dr. Pousti from his website. I was impressed that he had done the breast lift procedure many times and once I met with him I was convinced that I was doing the right thing. He made me feel comfortable with the procedure and listened to my concerns. I was on the fence about whether or not to have the lift alone or to go for the implant as well. Dr. Pousti went over all the options with me and helped me to make my decision. I couldn't wait for my surgery date! Dr. Pousti gave me my youthful breasts back. I love to wear clothes now and I feel confident with my body again. I am so glad that I didn't wait even one more day longer.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

was one of those women that said that I would never get plastic surgery and actually use to make fun of women that had breast augmentation. I had killer boobs and was always extremely happy with them. ... Show more

was one of those women that said that I would never get plastic surgery and actually use to make fun of women that had breast augmentation. I had killer boobs and was always extremely happy with them. Boy did that change after children and getting back in shape. I found Dr Pousti while doing a search on the Internet. I visited many sites and found his to be most informative. I browsed all the pictures and read many testimonials and decided to make a consultation appointment. I wanted to check out a few doctors and go with the one I felt most comfortable with. When I called the office staff was so friendly I felt important not like a typical doctors office. Lara accommodated my time, which happen to be after work and very convenient. I was a little nervous about my consultation so I brought my friend with who had also thought about possibly getting a breast augmentation down the road. When we walked into the office we were greeted immediately with smiles. I had gone into the appointment thinking that I wanted the Silicone-Gel Implants for the more natural feel and look and also wanted to possibly go through the arm-pit for minimal scar. I was shown into the room by Vanessa who was sweet as can be. We discussed why I was here and what I wanted as far as size and implants. I was then asked if I wanted to see patients that had their breast augmentation. I thought what a great idea to actually see and talk to patients. I was shown 4 different stages starting with most recent to eldest. I was amazed at the fact that I could ask the women any questions about the doctor and procedure and I actually got to touch them and see what they will feel like on me! This was unbelievable! It made me feel so comfortable already... Then Dr. Pousti came in. I felt so comfortable with him. He was very understanding and non-pressuring. He told me that I didn't need them but I felt different. After 2 children and breastfeeding for 2 years then getting back in shape losing body fat, my once nice full boobs (36C) went from much to little (36A) and I was not happy with them. I didn't want to have to put my inserts into my 36A bra anymore. I wanted to have full beautiful breasts that I could wear anything and look fabulous. I also wanted them to look natural to fit my body. I did not want to be top heavy or look like I had a breast augmentation. I spoke to Dr. Pousti about the options I had. Silicone vs. Saline, Bigger vs. Smaller, and the incision point. Dr. Pousti had made it very clear that it was the best and most accurate method through the areola. So I agreed since he is the expert. After weighing out my options I decided to go with Saline Implants. I came into the appointment thinking that I was going to go see another doctor and then decide but after that experience I decided there was no need. I wanted Dr. Pousti to do my procedure. I was very nervous about making the surgery appointment and it took me one month after my initial consultation to make the decision. I scheduled my appointment for Tuesday October 3rd. I was jumping off of the walls and felt like the next 3 weeks were going to take forever. I had a pre-op appointment and was able to discuss any questions or concerns. We went over size and cleavage pictures to see which ones I liked. I knew I did want more cleavage towards to middle rather then on the outer. Dr. Pousti made me feel very confident in my decision. Ultimately I left the size up to Dr. Pousti. He knew I wanted to look natural and that's all that mattered. The day of the surgery came and I wasn't nervous more like excited. I knew I would be not working out for 2 weeks so I hit the gym hard before the surgery. When I arrived at Alvarado Surgery Center I was once again greeted with kindness. I was taken to surgery prep. The nurse was extremely kind. The Anesthesiologist was very nice also. Dr. Pousti came in and reassured me everything will be fine and then I walked to the surgery room. Seeing the surgery room was a little bit frighting with all the equipment and lights. But as soon as I saw Dr. Pousti I felt ten times better. They had me lay perfectly center on the bed and then I was talking to Dr. Pousti and then the next thing I remember was waking up really groggy in the recovery room with an enormous breasts!!!! I looked down and couldn't believe it! I had did it!! The recovery was harder on me then most of the women I spoke with. Vanessa called me the next day to see how I was doing. I think this has something to do with me working out at the gym and me having quite a bit pectoral muscle. The recovery was very painful for me. I had a reaction the percocet so I was only able to take vicadin extra strength which didn't do much. The wunderbra I call it that you get strapped into pushes the breasts down but at the same time can be painful if you strap it too tight. My pectoral muscles were very sore and continued to be for at least 2 weeks. My incision in the areola was healing very well. Its been 2 months and you can hardly notice the scar!!! No one ever said that something good isn't worth the pain! Sort of like childbirth!!! And both was definitely worth it!! My advice to anyone thinking about breast augmentation is to do it for yourself not anyone else. Then you will be most happy with your outcome. Dr. Pousti and his staff are top notch AAA rated. You get AAA service with a friendly smile. I would recommend him to anyone. I love my new breasts. Dr Pousti did an out of this world amazing job!!! Thank you Dr. Pousti, Vanessa, Shashan, and the rest of Dr. Pousti's staff. You all contributed to me feeling like me again.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dr. Cherny is wonderful. After consulting with dozens of other doctors, Dr. Cherny is definitely the best of the best. He listened to what I wanted and delivered the exact things I asked for, always caring and patient. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Eugene J. Cherny, MD, FACS

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Des Moines, IA

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