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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Revisionary Breast Implants from Saline to the Cadillac Silicone Implants! - San Diego, CA

I had a deflated L. Breast Saline implant requiring that something be done. I opted for Revisionary surgery & this Doctor was recommended to me by my Sister who works with 3 different woman who have gone to him for breast implants & love their results & him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Thing I Ever Did - San Diego, CA

I am a 25 year old, African America and recently had breast augmentation on November 22nd, 2010. I am near my 8wk post-op and words cannot describe how excited I am to have the body I always wanted. My self-esteem and confidence have never been higher. From the first visit to the date of the surgery my doctor and his crew members were absolutely great I felt more like family then a patient...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation with Small Lift (Benelli Lift) - San Diego, CA

My overall experience with the breast augmentation procedure and benelli lift was good. It was definitely the right decision for me and has been a huge confidence booster. I feel a lot more sexy than I did before, and all my curves look proportionate! :-) I have always wanted bigger, fuller breasts, and cleavage without a push-up bra, as well as to look fabulous in a bikini top. So in...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing Life Changing Experience with Dr. P - San Diego, CA

{Edited} {By Britt, added to Dr. Review} I did it because I have always felt insecure about my chest. Now that I have what I always wanted I am more confident in myself and I love them so much!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation by Dr. P - San Diego, CA

I came to Dr. P for a breast augmentation because I could only fill a B cup bra when I was pregnant!  After all was said and done, my husband & I are thrilled with the outcome of my implants! They are exactly what I wanted and better than we expected! Life is great!!! P.S. Although you will find "Board Certified" doctors...do research to make sure their board certification...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Doctor in So. Cal!!!!

Dr. P is amazing!!! I love my results and all the girls in the office are so friendly. I don't feel like I am just another patient, I feel like I am the only patient during my visits.. Thank-you to the entire team!!! I have just started using a new facial product. I got it from Dr. P office, I must say....I love it! Its called Neocutis, top of the line facial products. That turn back...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Love my New Natural Looking Breasts! - San Diego

For several years I had been thinking about breast augmentation. I made consultation appointments with several surgeons and made my final decision based on my connection with the doctor and the amazingly friendly staff. In my fitness profession, physique is very important, so I wanted to create a natural look that was well balanced with my already athletic body. I am very pleased with the results!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Changed my Life - La Mesa, CA

I was close to turning 30 and shopping with my daughter in the kids section for bras. Hard to feel confident and sexy when you go to buy a cute bra and they dont make it in your size. I used to hate shopping. Seeing something cute trying it on and then putting it back. Now I actually like going shopping and trying things on. Plus having confidence in the way you look, is more than I could of...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Breasts Look Completely Natural - San Diego

I'm sending this review because I would like to express how very grateful I am to have found such a wonderful and talented plastic surgeon. I am now 2 months post-op so I recently had breast augmentation performed on myself, and I am overjoyed with emotion and happiness. I have wanted this done since I was 19 years old and I am now 32 and it has become a reality for me. I absolutely...

Breast Augmentation Fulfilled my Self Esteem! - La Jolla

I did the surgery mostly because of self-confidence. I have a lot of confidence but there was just that one part missing to make it all perfect! I also have an older sister who is "top heavy" gifted and I have grown up next to her and her twins and it just never seemed fair to me that she got to have the "big boobies" and I got stuck with nothing!! I am super happy now with...

Personal Statement

Dr. Tom Pousti, double board certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to restoring appearance, self-esteem, function, and quality of life to his patients. Dr. Pousti is noted for his warm, personal demeanor and has passion for his work.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$100

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
San Diego Best Top 3 Surgeons, 2013 - 2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pousti has hospital affiliations at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Alvarado Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of California San Diego
    Medical: MD, UC Irvine College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: University of California, Irvine Medical Center Orange, CA, 1995
    Residency: General Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center Orange, CA, 1995
    Fellowships:
    Plastic Surgery, Harvard, Brigham and Women's, Children's Hospital Boston, MA, 1997
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard

Treatments offered at Pousti Plastic Surgery

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Breast Implant Size Reduction

Breast implants have become quite popular with women of all ages. For the young as well as the older women, breast implants can help improve proportions, restore the body after childbirth or weight loss and also can help camouflage congenital issues such as pectus excavatum or tuberous breast deformity. There are many reasons why women choose to have breast implant surgery. Some women choose to have very large breast implants placed and it is important for them to know the...

Case Studies for Male Pectus Excavatum Cosmetic Surgical Procedure in Male Patients

Pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest is a malformation of the anterior chest wall in which the ribs and the sternum are depressed or sunken-in. PE is the most common congenital deformity and occurs in 1 to 2% of the population with males being more prominent. Chest wall disfiguration attributable to pectus excavatum is an aesthetically and sometimes functionally debilitating deformity requiring surgical modification. That is where Dr. Pousti comes in. Dr. Tom Pousti is...

Emotional Ups and Downs After Plastic Surgery

For many patients, plastic surgery is a life-changing experience, both physically and mentally. Many people considering surgery to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. There are a number of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the patient’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. However, some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. Cosmetic surgery can be very exciting,...

The Economy and Plastic Surgery

The number of Americans having plastic surgery is growing as the economy improves. Could increased plastic surgery procedures be a sign of better economic times? Due to the challenging economy the past few years (lowest point in 2008), some plastic surgeons had to close their offices completely or move in with other surgeons to help with overhead costs. San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti has been in private practice for over 14 years and therefore has a solid...

Emotional Ups and Downs After Plastic Surgery

For many patients, plastic surgery is a life-changing experience, both physically and mentally. Many people considering surgery to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. There are a number of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the patient’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. However, some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. Cosmetic surgery can be very exciting, yet,...

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

I think it is best to prepare for a “recovery” of 4 weeks after tummy tuck surgery. Descriptions of recovery times shorter than this, in my opi... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Get Rid of Swelling After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Thank you for the question. As always, it is best to be seen in person ( by your plastic surgeon) for precise diagnosis and treatment... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck - Swelling After 4 Weeks

4 weeks post op surgery is too soon for the swelling to subside. Abdominoplasty is a very invasive surgery, swelling and bruising is very normal... READ MORE

5 Months After my Tummy Tuck with Lipo, and Looks Like I'm 3 Months Pregnant Sometimes

I agree with the other surgeon's that possibly you didn't have the muscle tightening OR it has come apart because that is not a typical tummy... READ MORE

What Does "Drop and Fluff" Refer to in a Breast Augmentation? Will They Get Larger?

The phenomenon of “dropping and fluffing” occurs several weeks to several months after breast augmentation surgery.  The breasts appear larger as the ... READ MORE

Breast Lift Recovery

Breast lift recovery is relatively easier than most operations we perform. This is because there is no “muscle work” involved ( as opposed... READ MORE

Moderate Plus Vs High Profile Silicone Gel Implants?

Communication with your surgeon is critical in achieving the results you wish. I find that this is best done with the use of pictures as opposed to... READ MORE

I Want to Finance my Braz. Butt Lift I Have Poor Credit (530) How Much $$ a Month? Aprox.

Thank you for the question.In our practice, we use Care Credit as well as other companies; they have been used by our patients with no problems. They... READ MORE

Implants Don't Seem Big Enough! Will They Eventually Get Bigger?

Thank you for the question. In my experience, breasts do seem larger as the breast implants “drop and fluff”. I see this phenomenon on... READ MORE

Can I Stop Wearing my Compression Garment 12 Weeks Post-op TT?

Thank you for the question. I suggest you “burn” the garment at your earliest convenience. Best wishes. READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Pousti

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS has shared 7,477 before and after pictures with 13,078 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Clothes Fit Better with Breast Augmentation Surgery

Clothes Fit Better with Breast Augmentation / Breast Implant Surgery, Pousti Plastic Surgery of San Diego WATCH VIDEO

En Bloc Breast Implant Removal (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Tom Pousti explains what en bloc breast implant removal is and under what circumstances it is performed. WATCH VIDEO

Taylor Describes Her First 3 Months of Recovery After Her Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Tom J. Pousti shares this video of his patient, Taylor, who describes in extensive detail what her experience with her breast augmentation surgery has been like. WATCH VIDEO

Getting a Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Tom Pousti performs a body lift on this patient who had recently lost a significant amount of weight. WATCH VIDEO

See the Procedure: Muscle Tightening During Tummy Tuck Surgery (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Tom Pousti demonstrates how muscles are tightened during a tummy tuck procedure . WATCH VIDEO

Do I Get a New Belly Button After Tummy Tuck Surgery? (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Tom Pousti shares the tummy tuck surgical procedure to help answer if patients get a new belly button following tummy tuck surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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