Breast Implant Removal: StoriesWrite a Review
Big Decision - San Diego, CA
- posted 6 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,800
- Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS (San Diego, CA)
At age 25 I decided to have breast augmentation...
- 2 Nov 2012
At age 25 I decided to have breast augmentation and had sub muscular implants put in. I remember my reasoning being that I needed to be better proportioned. I felt I had a large behind and even though I had fairly decent sized breasts of my own I wanted them bigger to counter balance my behind.
About twelve and a half years later, while pregnant one of my implants ruptured. There wasn’t a specific incident. I believe it was just the added weight and pressure, plus they had reached what I guess is considered shelf life. It was a scary experience. I wasn’t sure what had happened and I had mild pain shooting down my stomach. It of course made me concerned about my baby.
After realizing what had happened I called Dr. Pousti’s office. They were very kind and helpful and explained there shouldn’t be an issue and I could have something done after I gave birth. I’m sure glad they were saline! Well anyway, I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl and that became one of my many concerns in having something done. I love her and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to me. I didn’t want to have a procedure of any kind done. I hoped the other would just rupture and I wouldn’t do anything about it. I didn’t want to have to make a decision to have them removed or replaced. I was concerned about recovery and how I would handle my baby. I had many bills still from having my daughter and I didn’t want to take on any additional debt. Not to mention, I remembered the initial procedure as being extremely painful. I didn’t want to go through that again.
I met with Dr. Pousti a little after a year later. He and his staff were very comforting and helpful. We discussed my options of having them removed and replaced or just removed. Needless to say, I was undecided and continued to put it off. Again, I just hoped the other one would rupture. Finally, after two years of being lopsided I decided to have a procedure. It was a tough decision as to what to do. I was contemplating having them removed, but was afraid I wouldn’t be happy with my appearance. I didn’t want to spend any money at all though, so of course the less expensive route was alluring. That coupled with the fact that I didn’t want to be faced with this dilemma again were the defining reasons in why I ultimately decided to have them removed.
I just had my procedure done and so far I am happy with my results. There is a sense of freedom in being just me. Dr. Pousti and his staff were amazing. I felt special. I felt like they cared about me. As nervous and anxious as I was about the whole thing prior, when I went into the operating room I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. The procedure was quick and easy on me. To my delight and surprise I have felt very little, if any pain. Dr. Pousti of course told me that would be the case, but I doubted it some considering my memory of my initial recovery. The office and Dr. Pousti have continued to be in touch with me and I appreciate that. I should be fully recovered soon and I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to buying some new bras! Probably going to have to buy some push ups! Ha! Good luck to those of you considering this procedure! I would for sure go with Dr. Pousti!
My Doctor: Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
His father Dr. Michael Pousti did my original procedure.