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Best Doctor Ever - San Diego, CA - 4 months post op
- posted 6 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $18,000
- Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS (San Diego, CA)
Back story: I was a surrogate in 2011 and...
- 16 Nov 2012
Back story: I was a surrogate in 2011 and deliveries twins in December 2011. In addition I have two wonderful children if my own. In February 2012, my husband was tragically killed.
I had initially meet Dr. Pousti in March 2012. I had wanted to find out if I was a good candidate for a mommy makeover, and if I was...what was the approximate cost. It's was something that my husband and I had talked about me doing when he returned from his deployment that he never made it too.
Dr. Pousti and his staff were extremely professional, caring and considerate of my current situation. After all..I had only been widowed for 1 month ( I had made this appointment prior to my husbands' passing..so I kept it).
Dr. Pousti kindly told me that I would be a good candidate for the procedure and my results would be outstanding if I were closer to my goal weight. In addition, he told me that at this time he was concerned about my emotional state considering the surgery I was seeking came with emotional ups and downs during the recovery process. He advised me lose the weight and work on my emotional state.
I returned in August 2012 with some of my weight loss gone ( I still had about 20 more pounds to go). Again, he was concerned about my well being/emotional state as it had only been 6 months. He said I was doing a great job at achieving my 40 pound weight loss but really wanted to make sure I was mentally stable to proceed with a major life changing surgery.
I returned again in October 2022. I only had 5 more pounds to lose and had been seeing my grief counselor since the accident. At this time, and along with medical clearance from my counselor, Dr. Pousti felt I was emotionally stable to proceed with this major surgery.
I just had my mommy makeover on November 12th. I had an extended tummy tuck and a breast lift with augmentation. And although, I am still wrapped like a burrito, I can not wait to see my results!
I haven't really experienced any major pain..just discomfort. I spoke to several ladies about the procedure and took all of their advice.
I know feeling better about how I look will greatly improve my self esteem which will in turn make me a happier person.
I worked my tooshie off to get to this day and I just know my late husband is as proud of what I have accomplished as I am.
It will be five weeks tomorrow (December 17th) and...
- 16 Dec 2012
As usual, the staff and Dr. Pousti are courteous and professional. My only regret is that my late husband isn't here to reap the benefits of the new me. ;-)
I still need to get my before pics from Dr. Pousti...
- 16 Dec 2012
It's been four months since I had my mini extended...
- 13 Mar 2013
It took about 3 months for wounds to completely heal on the tummy tuck. I have to admit, my scar is not what I had envisioned but I know that with time it will diminish and not look so unsightly. And Dr. Pousti said that after a year I could get a scar revision if I wanted. Having the scar doesn't bother me...it's completely covered by my cute little undies and my bathing suit bottoms. I'm just a little self conscious of it right now.
I'm still a little numb in certain places and my tummy gets numb when I exercise but goes away in a couple of hours.
I went from weighing 150 pounds and being a size 10/12 pre-surgery to 140 pounds and size 4/6 post surgery.
Dr. Pousti and his staff are absolutely wonderful and amazing! I would recommend him to anyone thinking about having any type of cosmetic surgery.
My Doctor: Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
If I could give Dr. Pousti 10 stars, I would. He truly cared about me as a person and not as someone who he can make money off of. After doing extensive research, I choose Dr. Pousti based on his patients comments. I couldn't find a negative thing about him.