Breast Lift: StoriesWrite a Review
Words Can't explain
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $15,000
- Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS (San Diego, CA)
Planning surgery for Friday. Dr. Pousti and his...
- 22 Jul 2012
Planning surgery for Friday. Dr. Pousti and his staff seem very friendly.
Nervous about vertical scar, anesthesia (he uses general), and I like the really round shape for breasts ("bubble"), and I am nervous it won't look like that when finished. Also, that nice, round bottom curve on the breast I think is really sexy, and I am worried that with a lollipop it might flatten.
Having lipo too, and I am concerned that he will be more reserved than I like for concerns about skin loosening. That is a concern, but the lipo is my real motivation for the surgery. I am a size 5 or so, but pants are always long and waists too big because of my thighs which I have always hated. I could be in a much smaller size if it weren't for my bad gene thighs :).
I am the most nervous because I have had exactly opposite advice from each doc I have consulted (about 8 or 10, total). I never had anyone tell me I shouldn't lipo flanks till Dr. Pousti.
But the bottom line is that overall, his ratings are the best and he has spent the most time introducing me to other patients, etc. I can't find an unhappy patient with Dr. Pousti, and so I am praying I have made the right decisions. He did not recommend the anti bruising stuff. Would love to know if that is really important, or not.
Ordered my garment and the reality set in that I am spending three weeks in that thing in the dead of summer. Not attractive. :)
Would love to hear from other Dr. Pousti patients. And thank you for sharing all of your stories! They have inspired and encouraged me!
Up all night with anxiety about this. I so envy...
- 24 Jul 2012
I sent him files of pics and so he scheduled another consult tomorrow to discuss. He never prescribed any of the anti bruising stuff. I am surprised. If I should get it, I would love info about where to get it for a good price. I am so amazed how much time he takes with each patient. I can't help but still question if I should go across the border and get this all done for so much less money. The stories on here about women who have make it all sound so nice and easy. I went for a consult over there and was a little horrified. I saw Dr. Sanchez, I think. Nice people, it just felt so different than the US.
I love the accountability of a Dr. who is local, advocates RS, and lets me talk to his other post op patients, even privately. I am a black and white thinker, who is always sure there is ONE right answer. That is my problem here. So much to think about.
Plenty of help on the other side of the surgery, so at least I don't have to worry about that. I am mostly just worried about the money, the outcome, and the anesthesia. But that is enough! haha!
And it's Friday! So much to do to prepare and I am awful about lists and organizing like that.
Still not sleeping and just thought of another...
- 24 Jul 2012
Feeling SO much more peace, now! Dr. P met with...
- 25 Jul 2012
Got all my stuff today. Wshew! Spent about 300...
- 25 Jul 2012
Big night. Doesn't feel big though. Got to watch...
- 26 Jul 2012
My Doctor: Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
Every day I wake up and can't believe I hesitated. I am so, so pleased with Dr. Pousti and his staff. Words fail me. I just feel so so blessed.