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Hi there, I'm Stephanie and I'd like to tell you all about my experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff. I'm 40 and I've been fighting with my midsection area for quite some time. With dieting, losing ... Show more

Hi there, I'm Stephanie and I'd like to tell you all about my experience with Dr. Pousti and his staff. I'm 40 and I've been fighting with my midsection area for quite some time. With dieting, losing weight and working out nothing was getting rid of it. I'm a very active person and this was getting to the end of my frustration. I looked online, met with Dr. Pousti's office and was convinced he was the one. Not only is the office professional but they also make you feel so content with the steps of going through the process not only physically but also mentally. This decision should not be taken lightly and Dr. Pousti is the doctor to pursue this procedure. They are always there for you and attentive to your needs and concerns. With my procedures, questions, recovery, follow-ups, etc., they all were great! I'm so thankful I found his office! I can't imagine not. I also ended up have a breast augmentation along with my tummy tuck. His outcome on the breasts he does is amazing. They all look real. That was so important to me. So, what the heck, do it all at once. The boob job was a piece of cake. Actually the tummy tuck too was fine. Healing takes time and that's what it took! But WOW!! The outcome is great. I've never felt so good. I did this for me and it has made me feel so good and inspired me to keep working at me. Not to mention, but my husband doesn't mind either!! I don't know how to thank Dr. Pousti and his staff for all they've done. I refer everyone to Dr. Pousti. I have a few friends that are in line to be next and have seen what I've been through and are at ease to follow my steps with Dr. Pousti. Thanks Dr. Pousti and the girls. Whoever reads this you will have piece of mind with Dr. Pousti and no regrets on the decision with choosing him! This was a great experience and well worth it. I promise!!!! Take care!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I am happier than I can tell you. The staff and Dr. Kaye are wonderful people who truly care! Wonderful experience - will keep recommendations coming - I am thrilled!

Mitchell D. Kaye, MD, FACS

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Hopkinsville, KY

Dr. Ward is the absolute best plastic surgeon in the Orlando area. I could not have been more pleased with my experience from my first consultation to my post-op care. the whole staff was friendly, professional, ... Show more

Dr. Ward is the absolute best plastic surgeon in the Orlando area. I could not have been more pleased with my experience from my first consultation to my post-op care. the whole staff was friendly, professional, and really put me at ease. And the results? Spectacular! Exactly what I conveyed to Dr. Ward that I wanted. He really listens! I was recommended by a friend of mine and I can see why! What a pleasure....I'm saving up for my next procedure now!

Dennis R. Ward, MD

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Altamonte Springs, FL

If you are reading this on-line or sitting in Dr Pousti's office and still wondering who you should choose to do your Breast Augmentation,Please stop and listen!!! I had my Breast Augmentation done ... Show more

If you are reading this on-line or sitting in Dr Pousti's office and still wondering who you should choose to do your Breast Augmentation,Please stop and listen!!! I had my Breast Augmentation done in May of 2006. It was not an easy decision. It took me 8 years to actually go ahead with the surgery!There was always something else that needed to be done and I had not found the right doctor. I work in a hospital and have seen and heard many horror stories. Hospitalizations from post op infections, women in the ER because they weren't well informed about what to expect post operatively, not enough pain medication, and no way to get a hold of their surgeon in the middle of the night! I knew that the hardest part of of going ahead with the surgery was going to be finding a doctor I trusted to do it. Many of my friends have had Breast Augmentation. I knew what to expect. I knew it would not be a "walk in the park". I interviewed many doctors, but I just never felt quite right about putting my life and my body into their hands. I never had that "gut" feeling that I could trust them, until I met Dr. Pousti. Make no mistake, the most important part of deciding to have surgery, of any kind, is who you are going to choose to do it. You must ask the right questions. Not just the board certifications, those are important. But, what is their infection rate? The last thing you want to do is go home and not only try to recuperate, but get sick with some horrible infection as well ! Believe me! I have seen it happen! You want a doctor who is meticulous, who only operates in a Surgery Center or Hospital he or she trusts.Someone who takes all the necessary precautions and even some that may not be necessary! When I met with Dr Pousti, I could see his focus. I did not feel like "one of many" patients. I felt like my case was as important to him as it was to me. I wanted someone who could see the whole picture. I wanted my body to look a certain way, not just be a certain cup size! He did not throw a bunch of silicone bags at me and say "pick one". He listened and asked questions as if he was formulating his own plan on what he would do for me and how he would help me achieve my goal. My other BIG concern was post operative pain. Now, I did not want to sound like a drug addict, but I did not want to have a lack of communication about pain meds leave me beyond miserable. Dr. Pousti and his staff had already covered it and then some! I was well taken care of as far as pain medication.I had all my medications ahead of time and the surgery center made sure I was taken care of for the ride home. I won't say it was easy, but they made it as tolerable as it could possibly have been and made me as comfortable as possible. It was wonderful to know that Dr.Pousti and his staff were available should I need more medication. In fact he or someone in his office contacted me around the clock to check on my status at home. They are all extremely attentive! It's like being with your best girlfriends everytime I go for a follow up! We are all celebrating ! From beginning to end, my experience has been impeccable. Consult, pre op, surgery, post op, follow up...all well planned and everything thought out. All handled professionally. He and his staff are the absolute best! Should I choose to have any other surgeries, I would only go to him. No doubt about it! Okay so I have covered the fact that you must ask important questions about infection rates, pain medication, surgery center, etc. I have assured you that he has a wonderful, compassionte staff and that Dr. Pousti himself is meticulous, focused and attentive. You may be wondering how satisfied I am with the end result! There are no words! Everything I could possibly have hoped for , he did. My breasts look and feel exactly the way I dreamed they would. He listened to everything I said, he looked at every picture I brought in and he gave me EXACTLY (if not better than )what I asked for! I did not think it was possible to look and feel the way that I do now. Especially not after breastfeeding 3 kids! These are the most awesome breasts I have seen and guess what ? They are mine!!! Thank You Dr Pousti! And for those of you still on the fence, look no further! L.S. in Murrieta CA

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

The reason that I considered my breast augmentation was not because of the typical reasons that women decide to have a cosmetic procedure. I decided upon the procedure because I have a pectus excavatum. ... Show more

The reason that I considered my breast augmentation was not because of the typical reasons that women decide to have a cosmetic procedure. I decided upon the procedure because I have a pectus excavatum. People born with pectus excavatum have a ýsunkený or ýconcaveý chest. Pectus excavatum is a congenital chest wall deformity in which several ribs and the sternum grow to produce a concave appearance to the chest wall. My options were to keep with the status quo and have nothing done, have a major invasive surgery to correct the pectus excavatum, or have a cosmetic procedure to conceal the problem. The major surgery, or invasive repair of pectus excavatum surgical technique, is where an incision is cut into the chest, the sternum is forcefully lifted, a clam is forced under the sternum, and a metal stability bar (or a few bars) is placed to stabilize the chest. Several sutures are placed on the chest, which leaves a nasty scar behind. The average hospital stay is a week or longer, and the risk of complications is 20%. These statistics were excessively high for me. Instead of risking a very dangerous surgery to correct this common abnormality, I opted for a cosmetic procedure. I live in Orange County surrounded by plastic surgeons that make claims to be the best. When I initially considered breast augmentation in 2004, I visited as many plastic surgeons as I could. Many of these doctors treated me like a number, or a paycheck, and not a human being. I nearly gave up my search. Then I ran into a friend from San Diego who had recently had a breast augmentation. She suggested I see Dr. Pousti. I made an appointment, and upon arrival, I immediately felt less anxious. Dr. Poustiýs staff treated me with respect, and were very open and honest with me. I had three more appointments with other plastic surgeons that month, but I felt as if I was going just to compare them to Dr. Pousti and his staff. I decided to go ahead with the procedure, and scheduled my surgery for April 2006. The experience was remarkably easy. I showed up to the hospital, and all the staff worked very hard to make my experience as comfortable as possible. After the surgery, I stayed at ýThe Hideawayý which is a 24-hour facility for those recovering from a cosmetic procedure. They made sure that I stayed on schedule with my pain meds, so I do not remember being in much pain at all. It also helped that my mom and sister stayed with me as well. Now that I am nearly four months out of surgery, I can say that I am completely satisfied with my results. Dr. Pousti had done excellent work, and I feel much more confident about having a pectus because it is now barely visible. After my experience, I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Pousti for a breast augmentation. I want to say thank you to Dr. Pousti and all of his staff for making my experience as smooth as possible. K. H. Orange County, CA

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

The past weeks I have been trying to think of the best way I could to thank you enough for the amazing job you did. But there are no words that I could use to describe how happy I am. When I initially ... Show more

The past weeks I have been trying to think of the best way I could to thank you enough for the amazing job you did. But there are no words that I could use to describe how happy I am. When I initially dealt with the idea of plastic surgery I was very apprehensive in spite of the fact that I knew it was what I wanted I didnýt know every detail of the procedure but one thing I did know for sure is that I wanted to find a doctor that I would be comfortable with, that would put me at ease but first and foremost that would treat me as a person not one more patient. Dr. Pousti, from the moment I visited your website I knew that you would be the doctor to help me. Being the woman that I am I pay a lot of attention to detail and I noticed that you didnýt have that ýI am so perfectý face or the fake smile that I had seen on other doctors websites. That was only the beginning of something great because once I got to your office everyone there made me feel so comfortable, the nervousness I had accumulated before that initial visit was put to rest by everyone there and I could not thank them enough for everything they did for me during the whole ordeal. To make this long story short I just want to thank you for listening to my concerns, for giving me the attention that I wanted and for making me look and in return feel like the woman that I always wanted to be. I catch myself looking in the mirror (a lot) and saying ýthat doctor is goodý. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

July 18, 2006 I have wanted breast implants since I was 13 years old. Iým now 33. My husband and I are at a point in our lives where we can afford to enjoy body enhancements. We are research-orientedýwe ... Show more

July 18, 2006 I have wanted breast implants since I was 13 years old. Iým now 33. My husband and I are at a point in our lives where we can afford to enjoy body enhancements. We are research-orientedýwe donýt do anything unless we read a book or search the Internet for information first. Thatýs where our body enhancement research began. We looked at dozens of San Diego-based plastic surgeons. We viewed pictures, prices, and professional backgrounds. I was interested in having three procedures doneýbreast augmentation, lower blepharoplasty, and liposuction of my inner and outer thighs. Dr. Pousti offered the services we were interested in, and I went in for a consultation. During that initial visit, Dr. Pousti made me feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful. We discussed the types of procedures I was interested in and he said I was a good candidate for all three. I left the office knowing that this was my plastic surgeon. His office staff was polite and helpful. All of my questions were answered. I left with a quote and with every intention of returning. Later that evening, I discussed the quote with my husband, who found it rather reasonable. I told him about Dr. Pousti and how comfortable he made me feel. We decided that we werenýt going to look any furtherýwe found the right doctor. It was easy for me to commit to having the surgery. I had ample time off from work to recuperate, the money wasnýt an issue, and Iýve been waiting 20 years. We scheduled our surgery and pre-op appointments. My husband attended the pre-op appointment so he could meet Dr. Pousti and ask questions. I know surgery is a serious matter, but the rapport Dr. Pousti has with his patients puts everyone at ease and his sense of humor is a wonderful complement to his professionalism. We left the office extremely confident in Dr. Pousti. I must confess that there was about a week of worry on my part. How would I look? I could live with a botched boob job, but what about my eyes? What were they going to look like? There was no hiding them. I relieved these worries by trusting in Dr. Pousti. What else could I do? Then, before I knew it, it was time for my surgery. My husband took me to the surgery center. The staff was great, especially my anesthesiologistýI have a hard time with needles and IVs. Dr. Pousti held my hand as the IV was inserted (Thank you!!). Dr. Pousti greeted me as I walked into the operating room. I felt at ease. Next thing I know, Iým in the recovery room. I really donýt remember anything else about that day. I know my husband took me home and put me right to bed. But bed was not the right place for me. I needed to be reclined, so I spent two weeks sleeping (not so much) on the couch. My husband was great about giving me my meds and keeping up with the ice pack for my eyes, then as I recovered he would massage my thighs and help with the breast exercises. He is wonderful!! Iým just over three weeks (25 days) out from my surgery now. Iýd say Iým 90% recovered, as far as pain and range of motion. Iým sleeping in bed and am thrilled with my results. My eyes look amazing. Those bags that Iýve been carrying around since birth are finally gone. My jeans fit better now that my thighs are slimmer. I canýt even begin to tell you how happy I am with my breasts. They are perfect!! They are exactly as I wanted them to look. My husband and I want to thank Dr. Pousti for making dreams a reality. MK San Marcos, California

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dr. Hunsicker is AMAZING!!! She is honest, realistic, and an amazing surgeon!

Lisa M. Hunsicker, MD, FACS

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Littleton, CO

Dr. Fisher has the best bedside manner and is very accomadating to his patients. My Breast look natural and the scar is hardly visable. 3 of my friends had there breast done and 1 had a tummy tuck. Dr. Fisher is such an artist. They all look great! Thanks Dr. Fisher

John Bradford Fisher, MD

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Yorba Linda, CA

Dr. Geldner and his staff not only made me feel comfortable, but I felt confident with my decision regarding reconstructive surgery. The service that The Geldner Center offers is not only valuable but ... Show more

Dr. Geldner and his staff not only made me feel comfortable, but I felt confident with my decision regarding reconstructive surgery. The service that The Geldner Center offers is not only valuable but impeccable. Aside from being the most gifted surgeon that I know, Dr. Geldner's professional mannerisms are incredible. He really took the time to listen, and more importantly to explain every aspect of my procedure, expected outcome, and recovery. He and his staff made my experience an exciting journey from beginning to end. I would do it all again without any reservations. What a wonderful surgeon, what a great experience!~Katrina

Peter D. Geldner, MD

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Chicago, IL

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