About Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS practices in San Diego at Pousti Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pousti was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 16 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Pousti has hospital affiliations at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Alvarado Hospital.
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Posted by Spring Valley
I highly recommend this Doctor for more reasons then you have time to read. He is the embodiment of a person who has the required skill & talent to acheive exceptional results that are not cookie cutter in their approach.
Posted by steph85
One visit will explain everything. Everyone one in the office makes your feel right at home. Even the other patients are warm and welcoming.
Posted by El Cajon2882
Dr. P was caring, honest, and he makes sure he knows exactly what you want before proceding with the procedure. His staff is very nice and helpful, and even the staff in the surgery center is wonderful. Go see Dr. P if you want a great surgeon who trully cares.
Posted by Riverside6786
He is the only doctor I felt comfortable and knew exactly what I wanted. I knew I had come to the right place for my surgery. I went to numerous doctors in Newport, Beverly Hills among other areas and Dr. P was by far THE BEST. Since I am such a small girl, it was hard for other doctors to decide on the proper procedure for me. Dr. P had me give him details and pictures of what I wanted and he decided on the perfect size for me. I absolutely LOVE my new boobs and I honestly couldn't have been more satisfied inside and out! I feel so perfect and complete! Totally recommend him!! Pros of my experience: Everything! The atmosphere of the office, the caring, kindness, understanding, professionalism and quality of work of the doctor and of course my results! I can not be more satisfied. Cons: NONE. Maybe it being a far drive for me, but that is it.
Posted by San Diego1392
Dr. P and his girls in the office are amazing! They are all very comforting to talk to and know exactly how to accommodate their clients. During my 1st visit, I was offered to talk privately with other patients that were there & see their results. Making that his normal routine shows confidence in his work, which in turn gave me confidence in him. From that day on I didn't feel nervous one bit, even when I was getting prepped for surgery. I knew I was in good hands. Post-surgery, i received a call every day, for about a week or two, from his office to see how i was feeling and if i had any questions...great follow-up! Thank you for enhancing my life Dr. P ;)
Posted by dirtbrats02
Because he is very caring and honest!
Posted by K.R. FIT
Out of all of the surgeons I had consultations with, Dr. P and his staff were the friendliest and made me feel the most comfortable. I spent almost 2 hours at my consultation as they let me speak with others who had gone through the process and made sure all my questions were answered.
Posted by El Cajon9114
Gave me self confidence. Dr. P does top notch work. Couldn't of asked for better. Dr. P and his staff where very helpful and answered every question I could throw at them. There is no pressure from anyone and they offer so much info. It was one of the best decisions I have every made.
Posted by San Diego7684
He makes every effort to give you the look your going for.
Posted by Temecula
He is A-MAZING!!! He makes you feel so comfortable and thoroughly answers any questions you may have. He assures you that you are in great hands ande that everything will be okay. I am only 2 months out of recovery and these babies are looking good! He is by far the best. One consultation was all it took for me to realize that Dr. P was it!!
Posted by socali
After doing months of research and seeing multiple doctors in the Southern CA area, my husband and I decided that Dr. P was the one who was going to perform my breast augmentation. After meeting a few of his staff members and him, I was very confident that this was a place that was going to take care of me and what I wanted to accomplish. Not only was the staff more than friendly and informative, so were his patients! I had a chance to meet a handful of post op patients who received breast augmentations as well. They raved about the doctor and how they were cared for. No other doctor I had met with before had this kind of open and honest following of patients willing to share their experiences. It was refreshing and comforting to know that all these patients were so happy with Dr. P that they would bare themselves to a total stranger. Now, being a post op patient of Dr P I totally understand now. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to look like post op, but I feel as though it is perfection!! My family and friends all think that my new breasts are the perfect shape and size for me. Dr. P really took into account my body size/shape, my lifestyle, and my wants and achieved it all! As far as the whole surgery and recovery portion of the process, I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I never felt nervous or anxious (this was my first surgery). I think this is because the doctor is so calm yet confident, you really don’t feel any need to worry. On the drive home from the surgery Dr. P even called me to make sure I was doing OK. After the first day, and the days to follow, I was on constant contact with his office, they were calling all the time to make sure I was doing OK. I was very impressed as to how well they treat their patients even after the surgery. I would recommend anyone and everyone who is interested in plastic surgery to go to Dr. P. In a world of cookie cutter doctors and feeling like a number and not a valued patient, I feel as though Dr. P and his staff take it in the opposite direction. I felt very much like a valued patient where my needs and wants were listened too and taken care of. And on top of that the results were beyond my expectations!!
Posted by reneaheller
A very talented surgeon. He is always just a phone call away.
Posted by 8434anon
I got on the computer and found Dr. P on a site recommending plastic surgeons. (My second Dr. was on there as well.) He seemed special and after the first visit with him I knew he was. Dr. P acknowledged my concerns and did an amazing job of revising my breasts. I received expertise and professional treatment from Dr. P and his staff . Dr. P is wonderful. He has certainly met and gone above and beyond my expectations of a qualified plastic surgeon. I wish I could have found Dr. P the first time around.
Posted by charrie
Once again he had hunderds of testimonials. He and his office made me feel important, I had great care. He was careful to give me what I wanted. Love the results.
Posted by 1794anon
He is a very skilled plastic surgeon who is attentive to what kind of results the patient wants to see from the procedure. He is a very caring man who does his best to see that his patients are comfortable and completely satisfied with the results. He and his staff take every measure to be sure that the patient is fully informed and that all questions are answered.
Posted by 1472anon
Dr. P really listened to my concerns about being "natural looking" and being proportional to the rest of my body. He took the time to explain everything thoroughly and made me feel very comfortable. He really wants to help the patient achieve the results he/she is looking for, and not do a one-size-fits all approach. I had the opportunity to look at photos of former patients and meet a few, and they all achieved the look they were seeking. I also think that he will tell a patient if something is not truly right for them in terms of a procedure or expectations. He wants the patient to be happy with the results and is not one to "push" procedures on a patient if they are not necessarily the best route to take.
Posted by 3132anon
My Dr. was excellent! He spent a lot of time with me on my consultation appointments. He had a very clear idea of what I wanted and was very thorough. The results are amazing. I also has breast implants and he did a great job with that, too. I was very concerned about being too large. I wanted them to look natural and I am extremely happy! His after care was excellent and his staff were helpful. I highly recommend him!
Posted by 9880anon
He is the most skilled, knowledgeable and talented doctor in his field. He has the best patient care bar-none. His office staff is just as attentive, organized, friendly and unbelievably kind. There is no other practice that will exceed in every area like Doctor Pousti's. You can entrust him to do beyond your expectations. My breast augmentation is a masterpiece and I will entrust him to do my tummy tuck this fall. Doctor P's attention to detail from surgery to patient follow up are extremely amazing. If you have not found a trusted doctor, you do not have to look any further, Doctor Pousti is who you are looking for to perform exactly what you need. Trust his judgment, skill and expertise, you will not find it anywhere else.
Posted by Erintrainer
Dr. P was interested in giving me exactly what I wanted and listened to my concerns about my active lifestyle and being able to proceed the way I wanted to.
Posted by lizandazola
My candid first impression of Dr. P and his staff was that they were all concerned with what I wanted in the most friendly and authentic manner. Not once did I feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when in the presence of him or any of the wonderful girls. One of the most comforting things about my consultation though was how they allowed me to speak with post-op patients that were there for follow up appointments. When you see satisfied patients time and time again, you begin to realize how magnificent Dr. P is at what he does. The approach that Dr. P has while consulting with you though, was one I had never experienced. He sits in his chair and gives you his undivided attention and shows sincere interest in the outcome you desire.
Posted by kkbates
The results are fantastic. Dr Pousti is a big reason I had the courage to follow through & I could not be happier. 18 months after my surgery! I highly recommend Dr. Pousti!
Posted by May Gem
Dr. cleaned out all the scar tissue from the capsular contracture, from both breasts, and replaced the implants with larger ones placing then under the muscle. I love my new look. Dr. P's staff is very pleasant and caring. I would recommend Dr. P to anyone who is thinking of having revision surgery.
Posted by gang3
I HIGHLY refer him because he's such a perfectionist at what he does, he's very professional and ensures that you are comfortable with your decisions. Not one time did I feel that I was just another patient in and out. I felt more like not only do I have someone who is going to help change my life physically, but with the helpful advice about my recovery and workout regimen, I felt like he was also a great counselor and motivator.
Posted by Minx
I just get Latisse from Dr. P because it is convienant and the girls are super nice. Also they all use latisse so i saw their results.
Posted by cat123
made me feel like i was the most important patient.like it was a honor for him that i had chose him as my surgen when in fact i felt like i was honored to have him and his staff to except me as a patient,excellent pain manegment went above and behond any and all of my expectaions was very understanding caring,made me feel like i was part of there famialy,he has a eye for detail,seems to know just what your trying to say when you dont know the right words to say to try and and make sure he understands what your goal is. he has a special gift,that you dont find in many doctors today. i will always use him for all of my future plastic surgeries.
Posted by Kristen88841
He is an artist who specializes in breast augmentation and it shows!!!!
Posted by HappyCan
Dr. is a great surgeon who will give you great results. He is patient and answers all your questions and you are provided with the very best of care.
Posted by DDRiverRat
The doctor and his staff made me feel very comfortable at all times. I was never embarrassed in his office. Also, they have a VERY comprehensive website that answered a lot of my questions up front.
Posted by STholen
Dr. was very understanding and caring for his patients
Posted by acslss
Without hesitation we would recommend Dr. P to anyone considering any type of plastic surgery procedure. He is confident, professional, very experienced, and has a unique way of making each of his patients feel that they are his #1 priority! Do not look any further. Dr. P is the best possible choice you could make for your procedure.
Posted by Mandy71
Professional manner, honest; Caring, knowledgeable, and helpful staff
Posted by kimberlyz1
Dr. P and his staff are amazing and you will have to go meet them to experience it!
Posted by A.C.
Because Dr. P is talented. he WILL do a good job for you. And he cares about you, Not your money
Posted by Mctowner@aol.com
Dr. is very professional, skilled,and performs the surgery with great sterile technique. His proof is in his clients. My results were terrific, and I would reccommend him to everyone.
Posted by jen3584
see above description....
Posted by Park Hopper
He was great, thoughtful, careful, considerate.
Posted by poustipatient_09
Ultimately the best plastic surgeon and staff.
Treatments offered at Pousti Plastic Surgery
Blog Posts and Articles
For many patients, plastic surgery is a life-changing experience, both physically and mentally. Many people considering surgery to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. There are a number of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the patient’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. However, some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. Cosmetic surgery can be very exciting,...
The number of Americans having plastic surgery is growing as the economy improves. Could increased plastic surgery procedures be a sign of better economic times? Due to the challenging economy the past few years (lowest point in 2008), some plastic surgeons had to close their offices completely or move in with other surgeons to help with overhead costs. San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti has been in private practice for over 14 years and therefore has a solid...
For many patients, plastic surgery is a life-changing experience, both physically and mentally. Many people considering surgery to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. There are a number of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the patient’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. However, some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. Cosmetic surgery can be very exciting, yet,...
One of the primary motivators for weight loss is seeing your body change in a positive way. In addition to dropping pounds, most people who lose weight expect to see areas of specific muscle toning and definition as well as more shapely figures. Significant weight loss does bring gradual body changes, although it may take months to see notable progress. However, losing weight at a rate faster than two pounds per week can result in rapid body changes that are unsafe. Drastically cutting...
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation comprises of a broad range of cosmetic products to provide a younger and fresher look. Signs of aging are first seen on our faces and many individuals, both male and female, are searching for ways to improve fine lines and wrinkles without the need of surgical intervention. There are a number of effective FDA-approved products that are prescribed by physician’s to enhance the quality of patient’s facial features. Latisse is the first FDA-approved...
Education / Training
Medical: MD, UC Irvine College of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center Orange, CA, 1995
Plastic Surgery, Harvard, Brigham and Women's, Children's Hospital Boston, MA, 1997
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard