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Little Pain, Big Gain - La Mesa, CA

I am 22 years old, and I knew since I was 16 I was...

I am 22 years old, and I knew since I was 16 I was not comfortable with my body. 1 of the main reasons of my insecurities were due to my breasts. I had tuberous breasts aka snoopy breasts. From 18-21, I probably went to 8-10 different doctors. However, I did not get the 100% comfort and security level from these doctors because they did not have many cases where their patients had the same conditions as I, nor did they have me feeling confident in that the outcome was going to be close to perfect. Also, all of them suggested the same thing; where I would have a lollipop scar and/or an anchor and depending on which incision determined if the implant where the implant was going to go i.e. above or below the muscle.

I'm young and that was just too much for me. Mind you, I am a very picky person. I was completely fine with areola scarring and I wanted the implant beneath the muscle. I also wanted them to be even, centered nipples, the chest wall gab not far apart and as natural looking as possible. I took a lot of time and did a lot of extensive research on breast augmentation. Finally, I knew I was ready for the procedure.

I searched for tuberous breast specialist, and Dr. Tom Pousti came up. He had many patients with my condition and after reading their reviews, I decided to make an appointment and meet with the doctor. I had an instant connection. I really enjoyed the visit because he strongly emphasized on realistic outcomes. Not only that, he was the only doctor that did not suggest what the other doctors were going to do which made me very happy. He said he would make an incision through the areola and then internally lift up the breast AND it is beneath the muscle. I felt secure and comfortable in Dr. Pousti's hands. I knew I was ready for the procedure. I made an appointment for my surgery the day of consultation.

The day of the surgery I was petrified; I have never gone under any anesthesia nor surgery for that matter. The surgery center made me feel so comfortable and were the most genuine people. The first 4 full days, including day of surgery; those first 4 days were the worst and most painful and then each day from then just got better and better. It has been 8 weeks since my surgery and I LOVE MY BREAST!!! I gained so much confidence, it is truly amazing. I'm still taking it easy, but I "feel" like I could go rock climbing!

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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Hooray for wonderful success stories like yours! Thank you for posting it here on RealSelf. I'm glad you got what you wanted and are happy with your results.

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