Hii im 26 years old from the Middle East and i've...
I actually knew about Dr Pousti years before my first surgery, i used to read reviews and see his work on his website and realself. I LOVE HIS WORK!!! he seemed very skilled and experienced. But traveling outside my country wasn't an option back then. So i couldn't wait until i was able to travel and did my first surgery in my country which was a huge mistake (Last time im gonna do any surgery in the Middle East!!) so i went back to see dr pousti's website and my heart started beating again!! I've emailed dr pousti and i recieved a reply almost immediately!! I was impressed with the way he have answered all my questions and i decided to travel to the states for my revisional surgery.
Dr Pousti recommanded exchanging my implants plus Internal sutures to fix bottomed out implants and Alloderm to support my lower breasts tissue. Price was 14,500 USD Including 4000 USD for the Alloderm and initial 500 USD to book for surgery day.
After exchanging few emails with dr pousti i've felt so happy and excited and decided to call the office to choose my pre op date and book for the surgery. That was 3 months before my surgery.
I had a hard time getting an approval from my employer to get some time off work to travel to the states for my surgery, my work is so strict and demanding that i had to email dr pousti's office to change my surgery date sooo many times. It was very emberessing to me but Margie and Helen from Dr Pousti's office were very understanding and helpful, they were always attentative and gladly accepted to change my surgery date no matter how many times i asked them to, I appreciated that very much thank you Margie and Helen!!
So eventually on 15th of Sep decided that my surgery date is gonna be on 1st of Nov. i flew to San Diego from The Middle East on 27th Oct 25 hours flight 15000 Miles!! It was my first time to come to San Diego and i came by myself. I Intended to come few days earlier to adjust my sleeping time to US timing and do some shopping to prepare for my surgery. I had my pre op consultation on 31st of October, It was Halloween and all staff were dressed very nice costumes!! (Coming from outside the states i never seen people wearing costimes like this and never got to celebrate Halloween :( Moving on, Jen, the receptionist lady have recognized me immediately! She has given me some papers to sign and afterwards i got to meet Vanessa, a consultant. She was very nice and i felt very comfortable talking to her. She was asking me few questions and showing me some of dr pousti's breast work and she was asking me if i have a wish pic, i thought i did but my phone let me down and i couldnt find the pic i liked but i have given her few case numbers for the results that i liked from dr pousti's website and she gladly printed them and included them to the file. Then i met Dr Pousti!!! i swear i loved him from the moment he came in he's litteraly the coolest person and the best doctor ever!!! I am having tears in my eyes right now remembering this moment i am very happy that i came to him.
Dr Pousti is not just good at what he does, he is funny, very sweet and very understanding. He makes his patients feel comfortable and let them express their concerns freely. He made sure to know how i wanted my breasts to look. He has explained to me what he is planning to do, i told him that i have faith that he will be able to help me. I have an open mind and i know that i cannot expect a miracle from a revision surgery specialy that fixing a bottom out implants is a complicated surgery and very difficult to fix. Dr Pousti was confident and made me feel safe. He told me that he is very commited doctor and that he sleeps early and not to worry and that he will take care of me and give me 110% of his effort :')
On surgery day while Dr. Pousti was drawing on my chest before surgery he was chatting with me and was being funny and that helped me feeling less nervous :) I cant forget it when i was about to sleep i was very nervous he asked me if i am and i told him yes, he held my hand and looked into my eyes and told me "Inshalla". And i was finally at peace
My story was published shorter!!
I've wrote a long post earlier too bad it wasn't submitted
So I wokeup from surgery and i was feeling pain all over my breasts and rib. Nurse Kelso At Alvarado Hospital was such an angel and was very nice and tryed to comfort me with everything she could do. Surgery took 3 hours and after waking up i got pain meds and felt better and left with my Personal nurse (Gloria; She's the best!!) to my hotel. I was prescribed to take Percocet every 4 hours and Valium every 8 hours. I spent most of the day sleeping because my meds made me feel drowsy.
Next day morning I received a call from Dr Pousti's office through my Nurses phone (since i dont have a US Phone number) to see how I am doing (how caring!!) during my stay in the states (12 days) dr pousti kept in touch with me through emails after my nurse left (she stayed with me for 3 days) and even though i was by myself i felt safe knowing that I can reach dr pousti anytime if anything.
1st post op visit - 5 days post
It was a happy day!!!
Last visit before traveling back home - 11 days post op
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Dr Pousti is the best!! I Love Him He is a great person and a fantastic plastic surgeon. He under promised and over delivered! I'm so happy to fly 15000 miles away from home to come to him and I'm so proud to be his patient!! his staff are wonderful and i just love everything about my experience with them and so happy with my results!!!!