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My experience with Dr. Van Raalte was amazing. After researching several plastic surgery clinics, I decided to have my breast augmentation done by him, and my results were better than I could have ever ... Show more

My experience with Dr. Van Raalte was amazing. After researching several plastic surgery clinics, I decided to have my breast augmentation done by him, and my results were better than I could have ever hoped. I can't believe how natural they look and I have minimal scarring after only two months. My recovery period was even shorter than I had expected. I would definitely recommend Dr. Van Raalte to anyone who wants a breast augmentation, and if I ever want more plastic surgery done, I'll go back to Iowa Plastic Surgery for it.

Benjamin A. Van Raalte, M.D.

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Davenport, IA

Dear Dr. Porcaro and staff, Words cannot express how pleased I am with my recent breast augmentation. What a wonderful feeling looking in the mirror seeing a more feminine figure. My body is now proportioned ... Show more

Dear Dr. Porcaro and staff, Words cannot express how pleased I am with my recent breast augmentation. What a wonderful feeling looking in the mirror seeing a more feminine figure. My body is now proportioned correctly and I love the way I look in my clothes. Also, after trying a multitude of facial products, the Obagi system is nothing more than a miracle of clearing my face with hormonal acne and rashes. The Elastiderm Decollatage has taken at least ten years off my freckled, wrinkled sun damaged chest. I highly recommend Dr. Porcaro and his staff for their professional and friendly environment. Thank you for making me a better me! Christine Gonos Flight Attendant

John L. Porcaro, MD FACS FAACS ABHRS ABCS

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Port Saint Lucie, FL

I am a 22 year old patient of Dr. Pousti who is currently just one week out of surgery for breast augmentation. For many, many years I had been unsatisfied with my appearance, but did not actually consider ... Show more

I am a 22 year old patient of Dr. Pousti who is currently just one week out of surgery for breast augmentation. For many, many years I had been unsatisfied with my appearance, but did not actually consider taking action and literally changing anything about my appearance until very recently, when a good friend of mine introduced me to Dr. Pousti. Upon considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, I did some heavy research to be 100% sure that it was what I really wanted, and I finally wanted to feel great about myself. I started out as a 34B, but was hoping to become a full C or small D. I read everything I could about the procedure, and decided that there was no better time than now to go through with it. I apologize if this sounds like an exaggeration, and no one paid me to say this, but the reviews I read on every other surgeon paled in comparison to the rave reviews on Dr. Pousti by former patients, and believe me, his work almost seemed too good to be true. It turns out that I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Dr. Pousti was everything I was looking for in choosing the right surgeon, and more. When I finally went in for my first consultation after reading all of the reviews on him, it was like I was meeting a movie star! Not only that, but he had a wonderful sense of humor, was very understanding, patient, and ensured that I knew exactly what I wanted and that I wanted the procedure done for the right reasons. I informed him that my intent was for my breasts to be proportional to my body, noticeably larger, and with a bit of emphasis on cleavage, as I had none to start with, but at the same time I wanted a natural look. I appreciate that Dr. Pousti was very honest with me about the possibility of attaining those results, based on the characteristics of my body. He said, Above all, we need to be realistic, as far as the outcome of the results, which was a very accurate statement. The resulting size and appearance of my breasts would be what Dr. Pousti referred to as Keep them guessing, which I thought sounded great, since actual cup size, I learned, is only really determined once you start shopping for new bras, and the size of the implants is not measured by cup size. I received extensive pre-op and post-op instructions, which were more than helpful and left me with little to no questions. When I went in for my second follow up appointment after the surgery, I was shown the photo taken of myself before the procedure was done and I could not believe that girl was me. I was then introduced by one of the many wonderful ladies of Dr. Pousti's staff to a patient soon to be undergoing the surgery, who wanted to ask me questions about the procedure and recovery. The fact that Dr. Pousti encourages current patients to give in-person testimonials to future patients really shows his confidence in his work, which I believe is very important when choosing a surgeon. Dr. Pousti truly is an artist, and I am extremely satisfied with my results so far, even after 1 week. I would like to take this opportunity to mention how fantastic and kind Dr. Pousti and his staff have been to me, all the way from first consultation to surgery, and even now, while I still receive daily phone calls from their office to check up on me and ask how I am feeling. Thank you for giving me flowers after my surgery by the way, ladies it was such a sweet gesture! Rest assured, Dr. Poustis office will give you the genuine feeling that you are cared for as a patient, and it is evident in their professionalism, kindness, and eagerness to answer any and all questions. I cannot thank Dr. Pousti and his staff profusely enough for everything they have done, and I wish anyone considering this procedure in the future good luck.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Dr. Castellano and his staff were so extremely professional, reassuring and just perfect. I could not have asked for a better experience and am so extremely pleased with my results. After a couple consultations ... Show more

Dr. Castellano and his staff were so extremely professional, reassuring and just perfect. I could not have asked for a better experience and am so extremely pleased with my results. After a couple consultations with other plastic surgeons in the area, I found the best. I have already referred my friends and will only use Dr. Castellano if other procedures are decided upon in the future. Thank you again so much for my new look! I love it!

Joseph Castellano, M.D.

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Tampa, FL

Dr. Pousti and his staff are amazing. From my first visit until present post OP they have gone over and above to make sure I felt at ease and confident in my decision. Dr Pousti and his staff ... Show more

Dr. Pousti and his staff are amazing. From my first visit until present post OP they have gone over and above to make sure I felt at ease and confident in my decision. Dr Pousti and his staff have called me everyday since my surgery to make sure I am comfortable and healing well. It is now 10 days since my breast augmentation and I fell great. My experience was incredible, virtually painless I was amazed at how soon I was able to be up moving again and off the pain medication. Most important Dr. Pousti pays attention to even the smallest details and goals you are trying to achieve and the outcome is even better than anticipated. He really does beautiful work I could not ask for a better outcome. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon you can feel confident in look no further. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and will continue to share my experience and encourage those interested to give his office a call.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

The whole experience I had was great. The staff was very knowledgeable, and it is clear to me that Dr. Reid is a perfectionist from the initial impression. Everyone in the office made me feel comfortable ... Show more

The whole experience I had was great. The staff was very knowledgeable, and it is clear to me that Dr. Reid is a perfectionist from the initial impression. Everyone in the office made me feel comfortable with my decision to have a breast augmentation. I live in Houston and had already had a consult with several other doctors who said that I would have to have a breast lift and an augmentation to get the results I wanted. However, Dr. Reid completely explained that I had options and the advantages and disadvantages of having the breast lift or just the augmentation. He really listened to my goals. By the time I went for my pre-op appointment, I felt comfortable and confident with Dr. Reid and the plan we had determined. Long-story, short.. He did an amazing job. I love my result. Because of Dr. Reid, I am so happy when I look at my body. I am so thankful that I have the confidence back that I had lost after having two children. I truly believe that I would not have had the comfort to do this before I met Dr. Reid. BTW my husband couldn't be more thankful!

Dustin Reid, MD

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Austin, TX

Dr. Moody is very personable, while still maintaining a professional and caring attitude. She is highly skilled at her profession and seems to truly enjoy what she does. She always had a smile for me ... Show more

Dr. Moody is very personable, while still maintaining a professional and caring attitude. She is highly skilled at her profession and seems to truly enjoy what she does. She always had a smile for me and my husband thur the entire process. Her work is remarkable. I am so happy with the new look she has provided for me. I highly recommend her services.

Felice P. Moody, MD

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Anderson, SC

In 2009 I had a huge life style change. I moved out of my parents and started to really focus on bettering myself and my life style. I began to work out on a regular basis and starting ... Show more

In 2009 I had a huge life style change. I moved out of my parents and started to really focus on bettering myself and my life style. I began to work out on a regular basis and starting eating healthier. After losing 35 pounds I couldn't believe how great I looked and how much I improved myself. Then I started thinking "Well if only I had a more woman physic I would be complete". I was AA naturally, so losing weight cause them to just disappear. I started to become really insecure and decided that I was going to get a breast Augmentation. I started researching and researching doctor after doctor and then I came across Dr. Pousti's website. I read it from top to bottom looking at the photo galleries and reading the testimonials/reviews. Every single testimonial I read I could feel the happiness and excitement form these woman on how happy they were with the whole experience. I have never had a major surgery before and hearing the horror stories really made me cautious and careful when it came to deciding on a doctor. My other problem was I didn't have the funds at the time for the surgery, but I couldn't stop reading and looking at Dr Pousti's Site. So I decided to keep researching and working out so that when it came time when I would have the funds, I would have the prefect Doctor and the perfect body. Well I became addicted with the idea and had to schedule a consultation with Dr Pousti. July 2010 I drove down to Dr Pousti's Office in San Diego to meet with him. I brought along my boyfriend who was also eager to hear what his idea was for me. The staff of ladies in his office were amazing and so caring. They were so helpful and I felt so clam and relaxed since I was so nervous to meet Dr. Pousti. I have read and researched him so much that I felt like I was about to meet a movie star. Dr. Pousti introduced himself and shared some of his accomplishments and achievements. I still wasn't exactly sure on what procedure I wanted so he was so helpful about helping me decide. At the end of the consolation they gave me a free bra and implants so I could go home and play around with my clothes and figure out the size I really wanted. March 2011 I was laid off from my job due to the economy and was devastated. Not only did the thought of not having a job killed me but I felt like I would never be able to afford my breast Augmentation. I was depressed and looking for a new job took so much out of me. Then June 2011, my boyfriend told me he had the money and that I should call Dr. Pousti office and schedule an appointment. I was so happy and so excited that I called right away. They had an opening about 3 weeks in advance in July and I booked it. I was so excited and the only thing I could do is count down the days. But after only 3 days I got called back, Vanessa one of Dr. Pousti amazing staff members called to tell me that they had a cancelation and I was the next in line so I was able to book my surgery at the end of June. Surgery day. My operation was scheduled at 8:00am and I had to be there 2 hours early for prepping. I was so nervous but never scared. The staff did an amazing job entertaining me and making me feel comfortable. Dr Pousti went over the surgery again with me and they took me to the surgery room. A little over an hour later, I woke up from the anesthesia and went home about an hour later. My healing process wasn't bad I was up and walking around within 5 days. Now I am 6 months along and feel amazing. I ended up with 450 cc silicone in each breast making me a 34 DD. I am so happy with my results and still cant believe it when I look in the mirror. Thanks to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff, I am what I have always dreamed of being and with out his incredible work, I could have never and couldn't even imagine feeling and looking the way I do now. Thank you so much Dr. Pousti. You are a life changer!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

I imagine you are reading reviews to find the best plastic surgeon. Well your search is over! Dr. Pousti in La Mesa, CA is a Master Plastic Surgeon. I began my search online for a local plastic surgeon ... Show more

I imagine you are reading reviews to find the best plastic surgeon. Well your search is over! Dr. Pousti in La Mesa, CA is a Master Plastic Surgeon. I began my search online for a local plastic surgeon that held top credentials and qualifications as well as experience. I quickly came upon Dr. Pousti's name and read that he was double board certified as a General Surgeon as well as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and then further on, which detailed where he studied, accomplishments, and some personal information. An additional plus for me was that his father was a plastic surgeon as well. A bit about my experience....I'm 56yrs old and have always wanted larger breasts. It was exhausting looking for bathing suit tops, bras, dresses that would fit nicely. Additionally, I told myself that if my eyelids began to sag, I would have surgery. The time for me was now, so I began my search and found Dr. Pousti on the internet. I called his office and his highly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable office team quickly responded and set up an appointment. Directly upon meeting Dr. Pousti, shaking his hand, and a brief discussion about what I wanted done. I knew I had found my doctor. Dr. Pousti just knew right away what I wanted and explained reiterated exactly what I wanted with a bit of explanation on steps he would take to achieve my desired look. He was not in a rush to schedule surgery, rather said whenever I was ready, we would begin. I was ready and scheduled surgery for breast augmentation and upper eyelid surgery at the same time. I received easy to understand written and verbal instructions both before and after surgery. The hospital staff at Alvarado Physicians Surgery Center was professional, efficient, and caring. Dr. Pousti's office team was excellent in all areas, they also took the time to call me every day for a week after surgery to check on me. Healing took place quickly. I had surgery at the end of July, visited family in several different states in August, and in September began heavy re-landscaping of my backyard. Dr. Pousti is an absolutely excellent plastic surgeon. My breasts fit my body and look very natural and my eyelids are awesome. A few weeks after surgery, I was with my daughter and became aware that I could "see" so much better. I have two "out of state" family members that are the dears of my heart who will be having breast augmentation/reconstruction in the near future and will be traveling here to have Dr. Pousti perform the surgery. I trust Dr. Pousti and his surgical expertise and give him my highest recommendation. Sincerely, Linda R

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS

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La Mesa, CA

Absolutely hands-down amazing!

Dustin Reid, MD

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Austin, TX

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