Breast Lift and Augmentation-Nice Surgeon Questionable Results - San Diego, CA

I am super excited I'm a week and one day away...

I am super excited I'm a week and one day away from my surgery can't wait to have my new and improved twins. I had considered having this procedure for about 5 years. After I had my two beautiful children I decided it was time. I was small before having my kiddos and my breasts grew a ton with pregnancy, but after it was all said and done, they looked horrible! (as you can see in the before pictures) 

I am 3 days post op. all things considered I feel...

I am 3 days post op. all things considered I feel good; a little sore but mainly form sleeping so elevated. The day of surgery was super exciting and everyone there was amazing. They make you feel so comfortable and they let my husband stay with me till the last minute. When I woke up, I was a little nauseous,and that whole day I was in and out of sleep. Next day was much better; just sore and pressure in my chest. Third day felt much better; still have moments when there is pressure but way better I dont even have to take my pain meds. Overall great experience and I can't wait till I can see them.

Be careful What you Wish For...

After posting my first post a few years ago I was extremely happy and eager to show off my new twins. So writing this review is extremely important to me. It has taking me some time to write this but I feel like I should let people know that not all that glitters is gold. Months after my original surgery which was a breast lift and augmentation things went south. My implants completely bottomed out hanging low and sagged worse than before. To the point where you can feel the implant separate from the skin and pull it apart. My nipples expanded and I once again became unhappy with my breasts.
After a visit to Dr. Pousti, he explained what had happened he sympathized with me and said it was necessary to have a second procedure. The second procedure was to for an internal bra to keep implants in place.
I agreed and quickly booked my next procedure (another $2500). I was excited at the second chance to pick my twins out. Again procedure was quick and everyone at the surgery center was super friendly and accommodating to all my needs. To my disappointment after only 4 months when all the swelling reduces and implants start to settle. My breast again became depressingly disappointing. Not only was my second procedure more painful it was pointless. I took more time off to avoid any hiccups, I was extra careful, and I kept my arms to my side longer than recommended. Followed every instruction and direction that they gave me to insure success.
Still that made no difference, one of my nipples expanded once more. My breast are at an all-time low, bottoming out and stretching my skin out. Making my overall appearance worse. Again, you can not only feel the implants but you can also see them under my skin as the ripple and move. My breast feel half breast and half bags of water. This has completely destroyed my feeling of being sexy.
I was extremely disappointed with the follow up as well. Dr. Pousti has always been professional and realistic with all of his work and expectations in the moment. Unfortunately, the follow up in my second procedure was disappointing. I had to cancel one of my appointments and reschedule for a later date they said they would call me to set a different date. Till this day I have not received that call back but, when there is a contest or a vote needed for the doctor to win an award they call multiple times. They are more interested in his professional glory than patient’s satisfaction. As a result of his staff deliberate solicitation for positive reviews it skews readers to believe results are different then they may actually be. I feel like they really don’t care about you unless you love the doctor. I never got an email or call regarding my wellbeing or the state of my procedure.
Not only did I spend over $10,000, I wasted time, pain, and two botched procedures to be exactly back to where I started. I don’t like my breast and I didn’t feel supported by the team of people that I paid to be on my side. I know that I wasn’t going to have perfect breast but I expected more. I am extremely disappointed!!!
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

I visited many sites looked, through a million pages of before and after pictures, and reviews. I found Dr. Pousti's page; it was page after page of nothing but wonderful comments about him and his team so I booked my first appointment. I came in, and like every single review, it was amazing. The staff is super friendly, they make you feel welcome and comfortable. The other patients are so helpful and sweet, allowing you to see their progress and results. I was sold. Booked my follow up and my surgery date. What I love most of all was the sincerity Dr.Pousti has; he is awesome, up front, cares about your individual goals, and what to expect. I really can't wait and I'm counting the days. If you are considering this procedure, I recommend you come in and see Dr. Pousti.

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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